Family Services Specialist II

Location
Alexandria, VA
Salary
$60,569.86 - $79,310.92 Annually
Posted
Jan 27, 2022
Closes
Feb 05, 2022
Ref
2022-00251
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Family Services Specialist II

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Family Services Specialist II position.

An Overview
The Family Services Specialist II in the Office of Community Services (OCS) provides intensive social work services and crisis intervention to the most vulnerable and at-risk individuals and families facing obstacles to self-sufficiency. The Family Services Specialist II supports and assists clients with a variety of social and emotional needs and implements and advocates for services to address these needs. The Family Services Specialist II assesses clients’ strengths and limitations, as well as potential safety and risk factors, and utilizes various therapeutic techniques to assist clients in becoming aware of feelings, attitudes, and anxieties which inhibits resolution of their problems, reduces risk, or poses barriers to self-sufficiency. The work involves home visits which may present unpredictable client behaviors or environmental hazards in the home. The Family Services Specialist II is the lead worker in OCS offering training, guidance and support to staff and provides supervisory coverage in the supervisor’s absence. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Community Services Coordinator II in the Office of Community Services.

How To Apply
To apply for this positing or get more information, click here to view the full posting on its official Virginia state job page.

Notes

Please remember to review the "Special Requirements" section of the official Virginia state job page of this position for further requirement information.

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