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 HUMAN SERVICES SPECIALIST - Arlington, Virginia, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$58739 - 89772
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Health - Psych/Behavioral/Mental
Health - Social Work/Public Health
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 3312601 / Latpro-3842235 
Date posted: Nov-19-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234

Description

Salary

$58,739.20 - $89,772.80 Annually

Location

VA 22204, VA

Job Type

Full-Time Permanent

Department

Department of Human Services

Job Number

6632-22B-DHS-CW

Closing

12/2/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information

The Behavioral Health Division of Arlington County's Department of Human Services has an exciting opportunity located at the Clarendon House . Clarendon House is a community-based rehabilitation program working with adults with serious mental illness. The program provides a wide array of services to clients to include psychoeducation, advocacy and case management, medication and psychiatric care, and rehabilitation programs. The goal of the program is to prevent psychiatric hospitalizations and promote community integration, recovery, and independence for all clients. The Human Services Specialist is one of twelve staff members supporting the Clarendon House's mission.

Specific duties include:

  • Managing a caseload of 20-24 clients while working with Clarendon House staff to  maintain daily coordination of the program;
  • Teaching evidence-based skill-building curriculum to clients;
  • Engaging clients in social and educational skill-building activities to assist in the development of daily living skills to help clients function in the community;
  • Providing crisis intervention and supportive counseling;
  • Providing outreach to clients and families; and
  • Developing clinical assessments and maintaining clinical records in compliance with state and Community Service Board regulations.

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

Minimum:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Special Education, Mental Health, or Counseling.    
  • Some experience in human services/social services program delivery including teaching/applying behavior management techniques, counseling, training/teaching the handicapped, applying job training techniques, and/or making human services/social services referrals.
  • Must meet the criteria of a Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (QMHP-A) or a Licensed Mental Health Provider (LMHP) per the Virginia Board of Counseling regulations within 60 days of hire.

Substitution : Additional directly related experience can substitute for the education requirement. A Master's degree in a directly related area may substitute for up to one year of experience.  

Desirable:

  • A Master's degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Special Education, Mental Health, or Counseling.
  • Experience working with the severely mentally ill; and/or
  • Experience working in psychosocial rehabilitation environments.



Special Requirements

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or ability to use alternative modes of transportation. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.


Additional Information

Work hours: Normal working hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with some flexibility and required evening hours.

An online application is required. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the application process. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.



Requirements

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