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Family Services Specialist II (Manassas Park)

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Family Services Specialist II (Manassas Park)
Role Title Local-Classified
Job Open Date 01/08/2018
Job Close Date 01/22/2018
Open Until Filled No
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $48,417-$77,466
Agency Dept of Social Services (765)
Agency Website
Location Manassas Park - 685
Sublocation
Position Number 00010
Job Posting Number 1032889
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference Yes
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band UG
Job Description

This position is responsible for developing and implementing individualized service plans involving the application of casework methods in service level caseloads of Adult/Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Foster Care, and Adoptions. Employees may provide services in all program areas or specialize in one or several program areas. Typically employees perform all tasks independently and only seek supervisory advice on unusual situations or when policies and procedures require supervisory review or involvement. Interprets laws, policies and regulations as applied to specific area of responsibility; monitors, coordinates and administers specific programs as assigned; coordinates services within specific area of responsibility; interviews and assesses customer needs and other relevant factors such as education/skill levels, abilities, interests, and support systems; informs clients of related service programs rules/regulations, and right to participate; presents cases to determine appropriate services and writes/implements service plans; provides case management services to monitor compliance; manages program waiting lists; tracks expenditures, prepares/submits budget estimates and ensures payment for services; completes necessary federal, state and local planning and reporting requirements; coordinates with other agencies and participates in multi-disciplinary and inter-agency teams providing services to customers; conducts overall monitoring of programs in specific area of responsibility; serves as resource to clients and the community in area of expertise; and provides after hours on-call coverage and responds to emergencies in child/adult protective services and/or foster care.
All other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field and minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area (Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia).

Working knowledge of: social work principles and practices; human behavior and motivational theory; laws, policies, and regulations relating to human services program areas; and social, economic, and health problems.

Skill in operating a motor vehicle and personal computer with associated software. Demonstrated ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; interview, assess needs, counsel and refer clients to other resources as needed; develop and implement service plans in order to insure the delivery of appropriate services to the client; make sound judgments within the framework of existing laws, policies, and regulations; respond to the client’s emotions in order to accomplish services objectives; plan and manage own work activities including service delivery preparing reports, and correspondence, record keeping responsibilities and related activities; establish and maintain effective relationships; and stay abreast of current trends and developments in the social work field.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in assigned program area(s) and completion of required training programs or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license are preferred.

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Special Requirements

Applicants may be subject to a Criminal History Background search, Central Registry search, DMV/driving record check, and/or pre-employment drug screen.

The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI), local agency checks, employment verification and references, verification of education (relevant to employment), credit checks (relevant to employment) and other checks requested by the hiring authority.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of the required checks and screenings.

Valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license required plus driving record that meets agency standard. Must be willing to participate in community shelter operations during disasters and/or emergencies. After hours on call coverage on a rotating basis may be required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must be submitted online through this website.

Contact Information

Name Kofi Djanphie
Phone 703-335-8061
Fax FAXED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Email EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Address

MAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

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