Recovery Programs Manager (human Service Worker V)

Fairfax, Virginia
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Jul 24, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Exciting opportunity to lead high quality recovery services! This is a new position, part of the tremendous expansion of peer services in Fairfax County. Under the direction of the CSB Director of Individual and Family Affairs, the incumbent will lead oversee operations of several recovery programs and contracts.

Programs managed include PORT (Peer Overdose Response Team), peer specialists in the STAR program (Striving to Achieve Recovery), in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, and Peer Specialist in Residence program which trains new peer specialists. Oversees contracts for recovery services.

Manages day-to-day program operations in collaboration with program supervisors, provides supervision to team supervisors, and provides senior direction of services to programs and staff. Leads team meetings; provides guidance and advises staff and supervisors on difficult and complex situations, and provides policy guidance and interpretation. Serves as hiring manager for recovery programs. Establishes procedures, evaluates programs for effectiveness, adherence to peer support best practices, and regulatory compliance. Collaborates in providing supervision to peer specialists, including group supervision.

This position closely collaborates with diverse stakeholders and partners including law enforcement, clinical programs, and community partners. May represent the program at meetings and activities with citizen groups and community agencies. Provides input to OIFA Director on service policies and procedures and assists in program development.

Note: This position was previously posted with the Behavioral Health Manager classification and has now been reclassified to a Human Service Worker V. Anyone who previously applied for this position will need to re-apply.

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Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Assists staff in achieving performance expectations through training, timely feedback, program improvement, and mentoring;
  • Ensures staff and contract workforce development providers are working well together in delivering supportive services to clients;
  • Monitors performance and participates in the evaluation of contract workforce development providers;
  • In collaboration with other agency staff, analyzes data on outcomes and prepares program evaluations;
  • Participates in the development and implementation of consistent policies, procedures, and systems to provide for an effectively managed program;
  • Establishes and maintains an effective liaison with community and County resources that impact the delivery of supportive services;
  • Conducts public presentations and seminars related to programs and services;
  • Supervises a team of program supervisors;
  • Monitors performance and outcomes of staff against goals and objectives of the program;
  • Conducts regular individual conferences with line supervisors to discuss problems and monitor progress.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing public assistance and welfare reform;
  • Knowledge of social, economic, health, and cultural factors which can serve as barriers to employment;
  • Knowledge of human behavior;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, manage, and evaluate human service programs;
  • Ability to recognize and implement best practice approaches to service delivery;
  • Ability to make decisions and solve administrative and professional problems arising in the unit's operation;
  • Ability to provide ongoing, timely, and constructive feedback to staff regarding performance and progress toward accomplishment of goals;
  • Ability to develop, recommend, and implement program policies and procedures;
  • Ability to establish, model, and maintain effective working relationships with clients,
  • co-workers, contracted personnel, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to make public presentations;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, human resources, education, or a related field; plus four years of professional human services experience (e.g., in public assistance programs, employment counseling, job skills training, or a related field), including one year experience in a supervisory role.

  • Valid Motor Vehicle Driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another State) maintained throughout employment with CSB.
  • Eligible to provide supervision to peer specialists per Medicaid guidelines in both community mental health and addiction services (ARTS) as indicated in 12VAC30-130-5160 and 12VAC30-50-226. Qualifications are:
    • Two consecutive years of documented practical experience rendering peer support services or family support services, have certification training as a PRS under a certifying body approved by DBHDS
      • OR
    • One of the following: A licensed psychologist, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), or licensed substance abuse treatment professional.
  • Must also successfully complete the DBHDS PRS Supervisor Training within three months of hire.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

  • Able to share personal lived experience with recovery and/or wellness related to mental health, substance use - or both - in public speaking opportunities, and as appropriate in other job functions.
  • One year of experience supervising peer support specialists.
  • One year of experience providing peer support services.

Ability to use keyboard driven equipment and communicate clearly with others. Ability to drive to other CSB sites to attend meetings/trainings. Must be able to navigate stairs within the Adult Detention Center. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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