One or more positions may be filled from this job announcement to work at one of the department's offices throughout Northern Virginia in the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William.
Works as part of a team that provides case management, center operations, and community and business development for the Employment and Training program. Determines eligibility for multiple employment related programs, including the Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) program. Performs strength based employability assessment of economically disadvantaged family clients to aid in their effort to secure employment and achieve a self-supporting lifestyle; provides services to support stabilization by working with participants to identify and address both personal and family barriers to employment and hidden disabilities while stressing the value of work and the temporary nature of welfare; and assists with obtaining and retaining employment. Coordinates and manages clients' participation in a variety of services. Uses automated technology to document, obtain, and verify information, and to generate reports. Serves as a consultant and policy expert to less experienced staff. Participates in the identification, development, and oversight of projects to assist in improved efficiency, accuracy, and timely delivery of client services. Assists the supervisor with duties that may include training, coaching, and reviewing the work of less experienced staff.
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelorâ€™s degree plus two years of professional work experience.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing public assistance and welfare reform and the ability to apply them correctly. Experience determining eligibility for and administering federal benefit programs. Knowledge of social, economic, health, and cultural factors that can serve as barriers to employment. Knowledge of the needs and opportunities available in the local labor market. Clear and concise oral and written communications skills. Previous experience with public assistance and/or employment and training programs. Experience scheduling and managing workloads to meet established deadlines. Experience using automated technology. The education or experience should have prepared the applicant with the ability to motivate, counsel and support clients; to make sound decisions independently by learning complex policies and procedures and applying them in the planning, management, coordination and prioritization of multiple and varied activities. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi or Somali.
Panel interview. A written exercise may be conducted.