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Family Services Specialist II (Fluvanna)

Company: Virginia Department of Social Services
Location: Dry Fork
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description

Fluvanna County Department of Social Services, a high-performing team of human services professionals, is currently recruiting for a Family Services Specialist, who is seeking to make a positive difference in the lives of adults, families and children. This Family Services Specialist position is responsible for managing the Child Care Assistance program in addition to performing intake duties for Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services and other services programs. Telework options are not available for this position.

Title Description- This is the full performance level in the occupational group for Family Services. Employees are responsible for developing and implementing individualized service plans involving the application of casework methods in Employment Services and Child Care, and basic service level caseloads of Adult/Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Foster Care, 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. The Family Services Specialist II is distinguished from the Family Services Specialist III by the latter's functioning at the advanced level, and becoming more specialized in program areas and assuming more complex duties (such as: interviewing/investigating in cases involving suspected child/adult abuse/neglect, out-of-home placements, guardianships, emergency protective orders, and adoptions).

General Work Tasks (Illustrative Only) -

  • 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 interagency 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.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Knowledge- 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.

    Skills- Skill in operating a motor vehicle and personal computer with associated software.

    Abilities- 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.

    Education and Experience- 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 (Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia). Experience in assigned program area 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 desirable.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Prior work experience with a human services agency.

    Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.

    Experience processing/screening applications for assistance programs.

    Special Requirements:

    All applicants are subject to DMV/driving record check, pre-employment drug screen, CPS and Criminal History Search. Driving record must meet agency standard. The search 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.

    Employee must be willing to work in community emergency shelter in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand-delivered applications will not be accepted. This website will provide a confirmation receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application and/or resume. Please refer to your Local HR Connect account for the status of your application and this position.

Keywords: Virginia Department of Social Services, Danville , Family Services Specialist II (Fluvanna), Other , Dry Fork, Virginia

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