Family Services Specialist I (Vinton)


: $43,430.00 - $57,890.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Social Services/Counseling

Position Information Open Until Filled Yes Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No Hiring Range $34,401 (may be higher depending on experience) Agency Dept of Social Services - Local (765-01) Sublocation Position Number L0002 Job Posting Number 1057084 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 Job Description

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, Section 8 housing and Employment Services. Employees perform routine entry level casework activities and the casework is usually reviewed by the supervisor prior to implementing case action.

General work tasks include, but not limited to: interprets laws, policies and regulations as applied to specific area of responsibility; monitors, coordinates and administers specific programs as assigned; 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; tracks expenditures, prepares/submits budget estimates and ensures payment for services; completes necessary federal, state and local planning and reporting requirements; conducts overall monitoring of programs in specific area of responsibility. Serves as resource to clients and the community in area of expertise. Provides after hours on-call coverage and responds to emergencies in child/adult protective services and/or foster care.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of a Bachelors degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a Bachelors 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.

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 clients 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 BSW or MSW degree and/or a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license.

Experience with agency associated software such as OASIS, SPIDeR and/or ADAPT.

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.

Must possess Valid Drivers license to include driving record that meets agency standard.

Must be willing to work in a community shelter in case of a natural disaster or emergency.

Must be willing to participate in afterhours on-call schedule on a rotating basis.

Applicants are encouraged to provide a complete listing of work experience, job duties and qualifications on the application.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are encouraged to provide a complete listing of work experience and qualifications on the application.

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website.

Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and rsums will not be accepted.

This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application.

Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.

Applications must include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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