Social Worker
Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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Agency: Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by the American Federation of Federal and Government Employees and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Promotion Potential: Unknown Promotion Potential.

Duration of Appointment: Career Service (permanent).

Number of Vacancies: One (1).

Area of Consideration: Open to public.

Tour of Duty: Rotational.

First Screening Date: January 25, 2013.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Opening date: January 10, 2013.

Salary Range: $67,600 - $86,482

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-0185-12


Brief Description of Duties: Serves as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) at the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) providing case management and supervision of youth on their caseload, which includes, but is not limited to, providing clinical services which may range from bio-psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, counseling, and brokering services to youth adjudicated by the courts as delinquent and committed to DYRS. Monitors the youth¿s level of risk to the community and uses appropriate controls and administrative procedures when needed to protect the community. Supervises a youth until the termination of the court commitment order or administratively discharged from supervision.


Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Education Requirement: Masters Degree and Lisensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (L.I.C.S.W).

Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Ranking Factors

Ranking Factor #1: Explain you knowledge and experience providing counseling to clients in order to discern client needs, providing guidance to clients in identifying problems, and advises clients in solving a variety of very difficult problems.

Ranking Factor #2: Explain you knowledge and experience coordinating Youth/Family Team Meetings, in order to develop the Individual Service Plan (ISP). Working as a member of a team in order to assist the client in meeting the goals as indicated by continued evaluation of the client's progress.

Ranking Factor #3: Explain you knowledge and experience screening and interprets incoming court orders and other legal documents from D. C. Superior Court and other jurisdictions pertaining to the client, his/her family, and service providers as well as ensuring that the agency is responding to the compliance monitor.

Ranking Factor #4: Explain you knowledge and experience serving as the liaison/advocate/coordinator to all service providers for the client, to ensure that the client receives needed services and to ensure that he/she is not placed in a state of crisis when the appropriate services are not forthcoming.

Ranking Factor #5: Explain you knowledge and experience providing transition services as a youth is preparing for discharge or transition from one level of care to another, including stable living arrangements, quality relationships, vocational training or school attendance, and employment assistance.

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Conditions of Employment

Working Conditions: Working in a secure facility and in the community at different times of day, night and some weekends.

Other Significant Factors: This Position is safety sensitive and as such will require pre-employment and ongoing criminal background checks, child registry checks, and drug testing.

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

How to Apply

Where to Apply: Apply online at

Closing Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office of Human Resources Only.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

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