Recruitment #22-123-3706


Loudoun County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country known for its excellent quality of life and strong economy, while embracing its historic presence. Located 35 miles west of Washington DC, Loudoun County is known for its diverse blend of cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities.

Job Description

The Loudoun County Department of Family Services (DFS) seeks dedicated and energetic professional candidates to primarily work flexible schedules during the evenings, overnight, weekends, and designated holidays to conduct investigations and family assessment in response to child abuse and neglect referrals.

The successful candidates will join the Child Protective Services (CPS) program and a department with various functional areas that envisions better health, safety, and well-being for all. The Department supports individuals and families in the community to live their best lives while advocating for those most vulnerable and respecting their right to self-determination. The successful candidates respond to and provide emergency crisis intervention, investigate allegations of abuse or neglect, and perform comprehensive assessments of children and their families as part of the newly created CPS After-Hours Team. This includes interviewing children, parents and guardians, and collateral contacts to determine risk and safety utilizing strengths-based and trauma-informed practices, as well as devising safety and service plans to assure child wellbeing while adhering to all local, state, and federal policies, procedures, and regulations.

The nature of this work is dynamic given the critical crisis responses and interventions to achieve the safety of children and youth. Core work hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. including rotating shifts to receive and validate referrals from 5:00 pm to 8:30 am or respond to emergency family situations.

This position may be underfilled (entry level) with a hiring range of $53,604.71 - $72,366.36 salary commensurate with experience and position level. A CPS entry level position requires a bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or directly related discipline and one (1) year post-bachelor's degree professional child welfare or human/social services experience.

 Hiring salary is commensurate with experience

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Public Administration, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field; two (2) years of related work experience in a social service field or child/adult welfare department; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or directly related field
  • fluent bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish.

Special Requirements

  • Successful candidates must be available to perform work primarily evenings, nights, and scheduled weekends and holidays, and work during core county hours when required to interview children and testify in court.
  • This position is considered essential personnel and will require report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency (e.g., weather, transportation, disaster).
  • May also be required to work and may be assigned to an alternate worksite(s) within the county to carry out duties that support operational needs.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidates must possess and maintain a valid resident driver's license and undergo driving record, child protective services, and criminal background checks.


Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package!

  • Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Annual Paid Holidays
  • Group Health Plan
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Exceptional Performance Recognition
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Education and Career Development