NOTE: This position may be filled at the Trainee or Full
The Child and Family Services Division of the Department of
Human Services (DHS) is seeking a Human Services Clinician II to
provide Child Protective Services (CPS). The work involves case
management, investigations, assessments, and the provision of
short-term intervention to ensure child safety and well-being as
well as to stabilize and support families. This Human Services
Clinician serves a culturally and ethnically diverse population and
will be part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team planning,
organizing, and coordinating service delivery.
* Investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect; which
includes interviewing children, parents, and other involved parties
to protect children, preserve families, and reduce the risk of
further maltreatment; * Performs comprehensive assessments of
children and their families, including home visits to determine
risk and safety; * Provides emergency crisis intervention to
maintain safety and provide services in the best interest of the
youth; * Designs and implements safety plans with children and
families to reduce risk and enhance safety; * Prepares court
petitions and testifies in court; * Searches for and initiates
contact with family members and/or additional supportive adults; *
Coordinates and facilitates family engagement activities including
Family Partnership meetings; and * Documents assessments, treatment
plans, critical incident reports, detailed case contacts, progress
notes, and service plans for court review.
Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services
in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner.
Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached,
engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency,
sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client
experience. This includes but is not limited to: cultural identity,
gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual
ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels,
sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.
* A Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or
other directly related clinical discipline; * A clinical practicum
involving diagnostic, treatment and case management services in a
child welfare setting (foster care, adoption, child protective
services, family preservation, permanency planning, or domestic
violence) prior to graduation; * Two years of post-Master's degree
experience providing professional clinical social work services;
and * One (1) year of experience in child welfare.
* A Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or
other directly related clinical discipline; and * A clinical
practicum involving diagnostic, treatment and case management
services in a child welfare setting (foster care, adoption, child
protective services, family preservation, permanency planning, or
domestic violence) prior to graduation. * Depending upon
qualifications, a training period will be established to last no
longer than the equivalent of 24 months. At the end of the training
period, the employee must meet experience, training, proficiency
and certification requirements for the journey level position. Once
the candidate qualifies, the one-year probationary period will
SUBSTITUTION: A directly related higher level clinical degree
may substitute for the Master's degree education requirement and
one year of child welfare work experience. In the case of the
substitution, the remainder of the qualifying work experience must
have been gained after the higher-level degree was awarded and must
be in child welfare.
DESIRABLES: Preference may be given to candidates with
experience in one or more of the following:
* Performing child protective investigations; * Foster care
and/or family preservation; * Working within the court system; *
Family group facilitation; * Bilingual: English/Spanish; and/or *
Virginia licensed or license eligible as a clinical social
Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a
valid driver's license. The applicant must authorize Arlington
County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the
applicant's official state/district driving record. An offer of
employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the
applicant's driving record.
A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who
are selected for employment. It may include checks of the
following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional
licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a
release authorizing the County to obtain your background
A state of Virginia Central Registry check will be
Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After hours
and weekend on-call coverage for approximately three-four days per
month and as needed with flexibility.
The employee is required to travel daily within Arlington to
conduct home visits in the client's homes, to schools, and other
collateral sites based on case/client needs and to court to testify
on specific cases. Regular travel is also required within and
outside the Washington metropolitan area to foster homes and
residential treatment sessions.
Full performance salary range: $65,582.40 - $100,152.00
Trainee salary range: $61,027.20 - $93,267.20
Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered
part of the application process and are required for this position.
Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether
a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number
of months the position is scheduled.
Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment
can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department
Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise
stated in the announcement. The following benefits are
Paid Leave: Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours
biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight
hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of
service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly.
There are eleven paid holidays each year.
Health and Dental Insurance: Three group health insurance plans
are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan,
and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance
plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the
premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A
discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.
Life Insurance: A group term policy of basic life insurance is
provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual
salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on
the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.
Retirement: The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare
for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan
(401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined
benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your
final average salary and years of service with the County. You
contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this
plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public
safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in
the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to
For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay
to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches
your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The
457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on
either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS
annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a
pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.
Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care,
and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance;
tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a
college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities;
and a variety of other employee benefits.
Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive
paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked
Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the
employees do not achieve permanent status.
Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week
are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as
described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave,
and paid holidays.
Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable
hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid
leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual
This position requires the completion of a clinical practicum
prior to graduation in a child welfare setting. Please provide the
following: Highest level of degree earned: Discipline of degree:
Date of graduation: Date(s) of practicum: Place of practicum:
Complete details and responsibilities of practicum:
Please check ALL boxes which describe your child welfare
* Child Protective Services * Foster care * Adoption * Domestic
Violence * Housing & Homelessness * Family Preservation &
Permanency Planning * Behavioral health: Alcohol & Other Drugs,
Mental Health * Family Partnership and/or group facilitation *
Working in a court system * None of the Above
Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW): If you
are licensed as an LCSW, please use the space below to provide the
state where you are credentialed as well as the expiration date of
license. If you are currently pursuing licensure, please identify
in space below the number of clinical hours you have completed and
total number of clinical supervision hours which remain towards
completion of licensure. If you are not pursuing licensure at this
time, please put Not Applicable or N/A below.
Please describe any experience you have working with Child
Protective Services, including case management, investigations,
and/or assessments. Please put N/A if not applicable.
Agency Arlington County
Address 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 511
Arlington, Virginia, 22201