Provides comprehensive case management services to Head Start families. This includes completion of eligibility, enrollment, and other program documents. Ensures that families are linked with health, nutrition, mental health and education services. Assista families in developing a strength based Family Partnership Agreement to meet their personal and family goals. Effectively implements program policies and procedures, and problem solves. The Family Service Worker monitors and tracks services provided to children and their families through Child Plus, an electronic case management system. Participates in ongoing professional development, communicates effectively orally and in writing, and works cooperatively in a team environment.
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree, plus one year of professional work experience in human services or a related field.
Some positions in this classification may be assigned to the Public Assistance Program in which the one year of professional level human services or related experience referenced above must specifically be in public assistance programs. Candidates appointed to these positions without the requisite year of professional public assistance programs experience will be hired at the Human Service Worker I grade level, and upon satisfactory completion of a one year Public Assistance Program training appointees will be eligible for a non-competitive promotion to the Human Service Worker II grade level.
Bachelor degree in sociology, psychology, social work, or related field. Three or more years of experience in the social services field. Experience in parenting curriculums. Experience in providing parent education. Clear and concise oral and written communications skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to apply complex policies and procedures in the planning, implementation, and management of projects. Bilingual.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check. Child Protective Services Registry check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. Some positions may require a driver's license or ability to efficiently access other means of transportation in order to work with clients and community service providers outside the office. Some positions may require oral and written bilingual competency in English and a target or preferred second language. Sufficiently mobile to work and meet with clients.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to use automated technology. Ability to travel throughout the area. Sufficiently mobile to work with clients. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations. SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:
Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
Flexible Spending Programs
Contributory Retirement Plan
Long-Term Disability Insurance
(Sick and Vacation)
Employee Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center and Fitness Center
Flexible Schedule and Telework Options
Discount Educational Programs
For additional details please visit the County's benefits webpage.