CHILDREN'S SERVICES ACT (CSA) COORDINATOR

Location
Virginia
Salary
$73,632.00 - $112,507.20 Annually
Posted
Jul 10, 2021
Closes
Aug 14, 2021
Ref
6618-21A-DHS-SD
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

NOTE: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply.

The Child & Family Services Division (CFSD) within the Department of Human Services (DHS), is seeking a Children's Services Act (CSA) Coordinator to serve as a lead team member of the CSA system process to create improved outcomes for children and families. The Children's Services Act (CSA) was enacted in 1993 to establish a single state pool of funds to purchase services for youth at risk of out of home placement and their families. The state and combined local community funds, are managed by local interagency teams, which plan and manage services to youth.

The CSA Coordinator is responsible for monitoring services and ensuring high quality, child centered, family focused, and cost-effective community-based services for at-risk youth and their families within Arlington County, as organized under the Virginia CSA. The CSA Coordinator supports a culture of integration, learning, and data informed decision-making among family members as well as private and public providers. This includes working with child welfare, court services, schools, health and behavioral health services. At the core of this effort is a shared set of guiding principles, including inter-agency collaboration, family-driven and youth-guided decision-making, individualized strength- based and trauma-informed care, culturally and linguistically competence, robust community-based services, and accountability for outcomes.

Specific duties include:

  • Ensuring administrative accountability for compliance with state and local policies for the CSA Act;
  • Assisting the Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) in coordination with the System of Care Manager with the development, implementation, and revision of legislative policies and procedures;
  • Documenting and sharing correspondence and meeting information of CPMT;
  • Working closely with stakeholders to develop cost-effective programs with emphasis on home, family, and community involvement and collaboration;
  • Monitoring Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) meetings to ensure strengths-based, child-centered and family-focused community care of those seeking services;
  • Assisting with identifying the most appropriate funding resources for services;
  • Serving as local administrator for Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessments;
  • Collaborating with local partner agencies (i.e., Court Services and Schools) to implement policies, procedures, and guidelines adopted by the State Executive Council;
  • Providing training, guidance and leadership to the internal and external cross-systems staff and FAPT team members in areas such as CSA, Medicaid, CANS, etc.;
  • Ensuring compliance of records of all authorized CSA purchases and expenditures; and
  • Monitoring the utilization management plan to assist with FAPT review process.
About DHS

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
Minimum:
  • Master's Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or directly related clinical discipline, all of which required a clinical practicum prior to graduation;
  • Three years of post-Master's Degree experience providing professional human/social services clinician work, which included the application of diagnostic, treatment, and case management services; and
  • One year of providing services in child welfare (foster care, adoption, child protective services, special education, juvenile justice and/or family service).

Substitution: A directly related higher level clinical degrees may substitute for the Master's Degree education requirement and 1 (one) year of experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Licensed or license eligible (transferrable) in the Commonwealth of Virginia as an LCSW or LPC;
  • Experience interpreting and monitoring adherence to complex policies and regulations such as the Children's Services Act; and
  • Use of data to develop and document meaningful, measurable outcomes to provide feedback to management.

Special Requirements
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.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid Driver's License or willingness to use alternative modes of transportation. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. An offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A state of Virginia Central Registry check will be performed.