|Date Opened||1/14/2021 08:00:00 AM|
|Closing Date||1/28/2021 11:59:00 PM|
|Job Type||Open and Competitive|
Adult Services Specialist Are you interested in becoming part of a transformative and energy driven culture? Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of others? Are you looking for a career instead of a job?
If you've answered yes to any of the above, Loudoun County Department of Family Services (DFS) may be just the place for you! Loudoun County's Department of Family Services is seeking qualified applicants to join a dynamic team in its Adult and Aging unit.
The responsibilities of this position include case management services to older adults and adults living with disabilities and conducting investigations of self-neglect. This position will work from our Leesburg office, and may work from other locations as needed. Typical hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, although the work requires flexibility to meet the needs of the community.
Core responsibilities include:
The ideal candidate will possess: A broad knowledge of Adult Services and Adult Protective Services programs/procedures; significant experience providing case management services to older adults and/or adults with disabilities; knowledge of social work theory, casework methods, and community organization/resources; knowledge of human behavior and the behavioral sciences, particularly concerning human development, aging, family dynamics, and interpersonal relationships; ability to engage clients in discussions regarding all aspects of their lives including finances, health and well-being, family and intimate relationships, sexual health, terminal illness and death; ability to respond quickly in a crisis situation; excellent time management skills to include demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize tasks, and work flexible work hours; excellent communication skills: oral and written; and ability to maintain a balance of objectivity and empathy while dealing with families living in stressful or crisis situations.
Pass pre-employment background checks to include criminal, credit, CPS/APS and DMV.
Hold or obtain certifications such as CPR if required for assigned position. Obtain specific training such as APS state training if required or desired for assigned area.