Family Services Specialist II (Frederick)
Dept of Social Services - Local - Virginia

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This position provides professional services in the Adult Service Program. Receives and investigates referrals of suspected adult abuse/neglect. Assesses client's strengths and weaknesses and prepares service plans, provides services to clients or arranges for services. Knowledge of social work practices and principles and ability to make and implement case decisions is a must. Applicant must possess a Bachelor's degree in the Human Services field or a related field with two years professional experience. Must be willing to work outside normal working hours, includes being on-call for emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a Human Services field or minimum of a Bachelor's degree in any field and a minimum of two years of appropriate and related experience in a Human Services area (Section 22VAC40-670-20 of the Administrative Code of Virginia). Considerable knowledge of: social work principles and practices; human behavior and motivational theory; laws, policies, and regulations relating to human services program areas; and social, economic, and health problems. Skill in operating a motor vehicle and personal computer with associated software. Demonstrated ability to: communicate effectively both orally and in writing; interview, assess needs, counsel and refer clients to other resources as needed; develop and implement service plans in order to insurethe delivery of appropriate services to the client; make sound judgements within the framework of existing laws, policies, and regulations; respond to the client's emotions in order to accomplish services objectives; plan and manage own work activities including service delivery preparing reports, and correspondence, record keeping responsibilities and related activities; establish and maintain effective relationships; and stay abreast of current trends and developments in the social work field.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in assigned program area and completion of required training programs or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Possession of a BSW or MSW degree and a Commonwealth of Virginia Social Worker license preferred; Prefer a Masters Degree in a related field. Prefer considerable experience providing services to aging and/or intellectually disabled individuals. Prefer experience interviewing adults related to abuse and/or neglect concerns.

Special Requirements
Must pass a Criminal History Background Check, CPS Central Registry Search, DMV search to include driving record that meets agency standard, and drug screening.

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