Human Services Clinician III (Program Coordinator)

Location
Virginia
Salary
$73,632.00 - $112,507.20 Annually
Posted
Apr 23, 2021
Closes
May 07, 2021
Ref
6618-21D-DHS-EM
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Human Services (DHS) is hiring a Program Coordinator for the Arlington County Abuser Intervention Program (AIP), a recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, survivor-centered human services program. The position will lead coordination, administrative support, and direct client services for a County-wide offender support and accountability program utilizing best and promising practices in Batterers Intervention Programming and Anger Management. The coordinator will oversee the day-to-day functions of the program, manage community collaborations and partnerships, and provide direct client services. This is a unique position that includes countywide inter-disciplinary activities for intimate partner and sexual violence coordinated response. The Program Coordinator is part of the Director's Office of the Department of Human Services and reports to the Project PEACE Program Coordinator.

The Abuser Intervention Program (AIP) serves people in need of therapeutic intervention to address their use of violence against an intimate partner or in the community. AIP implements court-ordered Batters Intervention and Anger Management Classes. Services are offered to people of all genders. While the program takes self-referrals, the vast majority of clients are court-ordered. AIP collaborates with community partners including Court Services and Child Welfare to promote effective service delivery and reduce recidivism. AIP provide a coordinated, comprehensive response, and is offered in both English and Spanish.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Operates program effectively and in congruence with local, state, and federal accreditation and compliance standards;
  • Provides direct services to offender populations by accurately assessing need for program (intake), delivering services (orientation and groups), and ensuring an individualized and holistic response (referrals/case management/risk assessment);
  • Supervise, hire, and manage all contractors, staff and volunteers who provide AIP services;
  • Conducts regular and ongoing evaluation of program curricula and delivery to ensure program is effective in utilizing best and promising practices in rehabilitative and trauma-informed interventions;
  • Coordinates service delivery in Project PEACE allied professionals, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Safe Havens, Child Welfare and nonprofit partners to support offender rehabilitation and family unification as appropriate;
  • Leads and/or supports tertiary prevention efforts aimed at those identified as at using, or at risk to use, violence and/or controlling behaviors; and
  • Represents the program within DHS and the community and lend subject matter expertise on working with and supporting those who perpetrate interpersonal violence and/or struggle with using non-violent behaviors for conflict resolution.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in responding and supporting those impacted by intimate partner violence; exceptional organization and communication skills to collaborate with professional staff at all levels including government and nonprofit leaders when providing training and representing the program; and the ability to work independently and make decisions on behalf of the program.

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

Minimums:
  • Three years of post-Master's Degree experience providing professional clinical social work services, which included the application of diagnostic, treatment, and case management services; and
  • At least one year providing direct clinical services associated with intimate partner violence response with adult victims or offenders.
Substitution: A directly related higher level clinical degrees may substitute for the Master's Degree education requirement and one year of experience. In the case of such substitution, the remainder of the qualifying work experience must have been gained after the higher-level degree was awarded.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Clinical licensure in the state of Virginia for one of the following disciplines; LPC, LCP, LMFT, LCSW;
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (proficiency in spoken and written Spanish and English);
  • Experience managing human service programs and/or managing staff;
  • Considerable direct service experience in the field of intimate partner violence response with adult victims or offenders; and
  • Experience working with those who have perpetrated intimate partner violence, leading, or supporting Batterers Intervention Programs and/or Anger Management.


Special Requirements

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability or willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Completion of a State of Virginia Central Registry Check.

Additional Information

An online application is required.

Work Hours: 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday, with flexibility to accommodate 3-4 evenings per week for group facilitation. Must have the ability to work remotely as needed including using telehealth to conduct remote services..

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

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Please provide the following:
  • Highest level of clinical degree earned:
  • Date of graduation:
  • Date(s) of practicum:
  • Place of practicum:
  • Responsibilities of practicum:
  • Licensure: Y/N
  • Years of applicable experience (see minimum qualifications):


  • 02

    Please check if you have already earned any of the following credentials either from the Commonwealth of Virginia or from a State which is transferable to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
    • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)
    • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
    • None of the above


    03

    Please describe your experience providing direct clinical services associated with intimate partner violence response with adult victims or offenders. Please include the employer, dates of employment, and your responsibilities.

    04

    Please describe any experience that you have working with those who have perpetrated intimate partner violence, leading, or supporting Batterers Intervention Programs and/or Anger Management.

    05

    Please describe any experience collaborating with other government or nonprofit service providers to ensure holistic client service delivery.

    Required Question

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