Warren County Government

Family Services Specialist I/II

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Posted On: 11-30-2018
Department: Warren County Department of Social Services
Shift: Full Time
Location: Warren County Health and Human Services Complex
465 West 15th Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630
Pay Rate: Starting at $29,930 (based on qualifications)

Job Description:

The Warren County Department of Social Services is seeking qualified applicants to be considered for the position of Family Services Specialist I/II.

Family Services Specialist I represents the entry level employees working under close supervision while being trained in program areas such as, Adult/Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Foster Care/Adoption. Employees perform routine- to journey-level casework activities and the casework usually is reviewed by the supervisor prior to implementing a case action. Upon completion of the training program and attainment of necessary approvals, the employee shall be redefined to a full-performance Family Services Specialist II and becomes eligible for a pay increase as defined by the local agency compensation plan. The Family Services Specialist I is distinguished from the Family Services Specialist II by the latter’s functioning more independently as a full performance Family Services Specialist.

  • 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 inter-agency 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.

For additional information for this position, including minimum and preferred qualifications, and to apply, please visit the Commonwealth of Virginia Job Site.

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