Arlington County, Virginia
$69,576.00 - $106,246.40 Annually
Mar 03, 2022
Apr 02, 2022
Full Time
Position Information
Please note: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you have already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

Are you an experienced human services professional looking for a position where you will make a difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities? The Department of Human Services (DHS) is hiring a Developmental Disability Specialist II to provide case management and support coordination services in the Developmental Disability Services Bureau. The Bureau's staff works with County residents who have developmental disabilities, their families, and community organizations to ensure that services are available and in place for these individuals. As Support Coordinator, the Developmental Disability Specialist II will join a team who assess the eligibility and needs of developmentally disabled adults and/or children and create person-centered treatment plans for these individuals.

To learn more about our services, please visit DHS

Responsibilities include:
  • Interviews individuals, families, and other providers to assess the need for care;
  • Interprets professional evaluations and develops person-centered plans;
  • Provides supportive counseling to individuals and their families including crisis interventions and discharge planning;
  • Conducts visits in the community at residential and vocation/habilitation sites;
  • Leads interdisciplinary teams to provide coordination of care;
  • Assures quality service provision by maintaining compliance with State of Virginia Licensure Office and Medicaid/DD Waiver standards;
  • Serves as a liaison and researches new resources for residential, habilitation, supported employment providers, and supported medical professionals; and
  • Documents and tracks services provided in electronic record database management systems including local and statewide systems.
The ideal candidate will be a team-player with a passion for serving those with Developmental Disabilities; has strong attention to detail; and is well-organized and comfortable using electronic records database management systems timely and with accuracy.

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 Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Nursing, Special Education or other directly related discipline which included a related practicum or internship prior to graduation and coursework in areas such as developmental disabilities, mental illness, physical disabilities, medical conditions, and/or psychometrics; and
  • Post-Master's degree full-time experience which must include documented experience providing direct client services including developing, conducting, and approving assessments and monitoring person-centered plans for individuals who have developmental disabilities.
Substitution: Experience may not substitute for the Master's Degree requirement and related experience must be post-degree.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Two years or more of full time experience developing, conducting, and approving assessments and monitoring person-centered plans for individuals who have developmental disabilities;
  • Case management experience in aging and/or developmental disability;
  • Experience with Home and Community-Based Waiver/DD funding; and/or
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish.

Special Requirements
CPR, first aid, and MANDT or TOVA training is required and will be provided post- employment, as will other state-mandated training.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by 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 will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Selected candidates must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry Check.

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