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Family Services Specialist I/II (Dickenson)
DULLES VA 20101
Category: Other
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  Job posted:   Tue Apr 17, 2018
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Family Services Specialist I/II (Dickenson)
# Position Information
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Job Description
Depending on the response to this recruitment, the position may be filled as a Family Services Specialist I or II.
A Family Services Specialist I represents the entry level employees working under close supervision while being trained in program areas such as Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Foster Care/Adoption, Child Care and Employment Services. Employees perform routine entry level casework activities and the casework is usually reviewed by the supervisor prior to implementing case action.
A Family Services Specialist II represents the full performance level. Employees are responsible for developing and implementing individualized service plans involving the application of casework methods and basic service level caseloads of Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Foster Care and Adoptions. Employees perform all tasks independently and seek supervisory advice on unusual situations or when policies and procedures require supervisory review or involvement.
## Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a Bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area as mandated in Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia and implemented by the Virginia Board of Social Services. Some knowledge of: social work principles and practices; human behavior and motivational theory; 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
Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license are preferred.
Applicants with a human services degree pending in the current semester are invited to apply.
Prefer work experience in a human services field or an internship in a human services field.
## 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.
This position is covered under Code of Virginia 63.2-1601.1 or 63.2-1720 requiring the finalist candidate to submit to fingerprinting and provide personal descriptive information for a criminal history record check through the Central Criminal Records Exchange and a search of the Central Registry.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of the required checks and screenings.
Employee must be willing to work in the community emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.
## Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications must be submitted online through this posting.
# Contact Information
## Name
Susan B. Mullins
## Phone
276-926-1661
*Working Title:* Family Services Specialist I/II (Dickenson)
*Role Title:* Local-Classified
*Job Open Date:* 04/16/2018
*Job Close Date:* 04/20/2018
*Open Until Filled:* No
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* $29,930 (May be higher depending on qualifications)
*Agency:* Dept of Social Services - Local (765-01)
*Agency Website:* www.dss.virginia.gov
*Location:* Dickenson - 051
*Position Number:* 00042
*Job Posting Number:* 1036620
*Type of Recruitment:* General Public - G
*Does this position have telework options?:* No
*Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* No
*Job Type:* Full-Time (Salaried)
*Job Type Detail:* Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
*Pay Band:* UG

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