Arlington, Virginia
$68,868.80 - $105,164.80 Annually
Sep 17, 2021
Oct 08, 2021
Program Manager
Full Time
Position Information
The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is hiring an experienced Human Services Clinician to provide mental health services and case management to participants and their caregivers in Arlington County's only adult day health program. The Arlington Adult Day Program (AADP) located at the Walter Reed Community Center provides personalized care during the day to adults with healthcare needs and disabilities, giving them the ability to live at home longer while providing relief and support for their caregivers. Services are available to people 18 years old and older and a variety of diagnoses, but most common are older adults with dementia, Parkinson's Disease, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, and other age-related conditions. Based on a social/medical model, the AADP provides person centered care through adapted therapeutic recreation and socialization, nursing supervision, and access to case management. In addition to providing traditional caregiver supports, the position will link older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers to information outreach and resources in the community through options counseling, care coordination and referrals to a wide range of long-term services and supports that foster aging in the least restrictive community.

ADSD is part of an integrated social and wellness model, helping older and vulnerable adults and their caregivers maintain the highest level of independence and quality of life in their community of choice. ADSD connects customers to wrap around supportive services including adult protective services, adult social services, home-based nursing case management, in-home services, Medicare counseling, senior adult mental health, and volunteer guardianship. The population served is culturally and ethnically diverse.

To learn more about services, please visit ADSD.

Responsibilities include:
  • Utilizes evidenced based tools to conduct assessments of AADP program participants;
  • Connects older adults, persons with disabilities, and caregivers to aging services and support resource partners so that clients served may remain safe and independent;
  • Coordinates Medicaid services through the CCC Plus Waiver Program;
  • Conducts discharge planning and exit interviews to ensure a smooth transition to the next level of care for both the participant and caregiver;
  • Provides ongoing caregiver support, counseling, and care management and coordination to participant families;
  • Maintains electronic case records in compliance with applicable clinical and regulatory requirements in the AADP system of record;
  • Works jointly with staff in exploring alternative interventions and approaches when identifying concerns with participants;
  • Collaborates with healthcare providers including long term care partners and faith communities to provide outreach information and education about AADP;
  • Designs and develop initiatives to support family and informal caregivers in work, home and community settings;
  • Facilitates and provide training, education, and outreach to clients, gap-filling services, and caregiver counseling; and
  • Represents the program and division at local and regional Caregiver Conferences.
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
  • Master's Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Counseling, Gerontology, Psychology, or other directly related clinical discipline;
  • Practicum prior to graduation involving diagnostic, treatment, and case management services with a focus on older adults, gerontology, adult services or a related field; and
  • Two years of post-Master's degree experience providing professional clinical human services, which included the application of diagnostic, treatment, and case management services with an older adult population.
Substitution: A directly related higher level clinical degree may substitute for the Master's degree education requirement and one year of professional clinical social work 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:
  • Assessing clients' eligibility for public benefit programs;
  • Providing discharge planning for clients served;
  • Providing case management services to persons that require behavioral health or mental health counseling, with disabilities, older adults, and their families;
  • Working with individuals from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds; and/or
  • Virginia licensed or license eligible as a clinical social worker.

Special Requirements
An online application is required.

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 and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a 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 background check is required and may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit check and may require signing a release authorizing the County to obtain this information. The position will require travel around Arlington County. Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time the appointment a valid Driver's license from the applicant's place of resident or be willing to use alternative modes of transportation.

A pre-hire background check and State of Virginia Child Welfare and Neglect Central Registry will be required.

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