Supports the Division of Children, Youth and Families (CYF). If you are looking to work in a diverse community to strengthen the well-being of children and families, then this opportunity may be ideal for you. We invite you to learn more about DFS and its Mission, Vision, and Values, by clicking here.
Please note: this requisition may be used to fill other vacant CPS Sexual Abuse Specialist III positions in the Division of Children, Youth and Families.
ABOUT THIS POSITION: The CPS Sexual Abuse Specialist III is a member of the Child Protective Services (CPS) Program. To learn more about the DFS Child Protective Services, please click here. This position promotes a strengths-based, family-driven approach to working with families and Performs the following duties and responsibilities under the general supervision of the CPS Supervisor:
• Conducts child sexual abuse and neglect family assessments/investigations
• Assesses risk and safety
• Responds to crisis situations
• Refers families to community resources and supportive services
• Prepares and files court petitions
• Collaborates with various multi-disciplinary professionals
• Maintains case documentation using automated computer systems
• Participates in required training and professional meetings and serves as a representative on workgroups
• Assists the CPS supervisor with providing technical guidance and training to staff
• Serves as a policy expert in an area of social work specialization and/or coordinates a program or project
• Participates as a team member in the continuous improvement of service delivery to children and families
• Be a participating member of the SafeSpot/child advocacy center multidisciplinary team
• Attends monthly Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings. Participates in training of MDT members
• Obtains forensic interview training certification and subsequent related training
• Participates in peer reviews
• Works in collaboration with law enforcement and Inova Fairfax hospital staff in the conducting of SANE exams
• Represents the agency's sexual abuse unit in the county including community and professional training regarding issues of sexual abuse
• Be part of an on-call rotation that includes evening, overnight, weekend, and holiday hours which may require immediate response into the field
• Performs other duties as assigned to ensure child safety and improve outcomes in families
Important Note: All Fairfax County Government employees are expected to adhere to the Standards of Conduct. In maintaining a drug free workplace, employees are prohibited from manufacturing, distributing, possessing, using or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while at work or on county premises.