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Alexandria - Developmental Disability Services Specialist II

Job Description: ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT has posted (2 Vacancies) for A Developmental Disability Services Specialist II with the Department of Human Services. Salary Range is $51,396.80 - $83,574.40 Annually. Work Location: 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington. Announcement No: 6341-14C-DHS-ST. Closing Date: 06/26/2014. The employee is responsible for planning, referring, linking, and monitoring services for adults and/or children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The position is located in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services Bureau of the Aging and Disability Services Division, in the Department of Human Services. Additional information is available at Specific duties include: • assessing eligibility and the needs of individuals; • interviewing individuals, families, and other providers; • reviewing records, requesting and interpreting professional evaluations and diagnoses; • developing and documenting person-centered plans; • leading interdisciplinary teams; • maintaining and documenting contact with individuals, families, and involved professionals; • assuring quality service provision; • providing support coordination in compliance with State of Virginia Licensure Office and Medicaid ID Waiver standards; • acting as liaison to, residential, habilitation, and supported employment providers, and to medical professionals including researching new resources; • providing supportive counseling to individuals and their families - crisis interventions and discharge planning; and • informing and educating professional and citizen groups. This position requires knowledge of: principles, practices, methods, and techniques related to serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; psychiatric, psychological, medical, and/or sociological terms and concepts; and community resources. Abilities required include effective oral and written communication and detailed, timely, and accurate report-writing. This position has responsibility for approving assessments and individual support plans to ensure that appropriate services are provided to meet the needs of the those served. The employee will drive to transport clients to appointments and to perform school, home and program site visits. Minimum: Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Nursing, or other directly related discipline that included a related practicum or internship and coursework in areas such as intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, physical disabilities, medical conditions, and/or psychometrics plus two years of post-Master's degree experience, at least one year of which must be documented experience providing direct client services (developing, conducting, and approving assessments; and developing and monitoring person-centered plans) with individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities to qualify as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP). Desirable: a) case management experience; and/or b) experience with Home and Community-Based Waiver funding. CPR, first aid, and Mandt training is required and will be provided post- employment, as will other State mandated training. Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record. Work Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Early morning, evening, and weekend visits to residential programs and to outreach events are required.

Salary: $51,396.80 - $83,574.40

How to Apply: Online application required. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection 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. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection 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. All applicants must submit an online application (unless the job announcement states otherwise) for each position for which they wish to apply. The application must be submitted prior to 11:59 pm on the posted closing date. To apply online go to, click on CURRENT JOB OPENINGS, scroll down the alphabetical list of job titles and click on the one in which you have an interest. The link to the employment application (APPLY) is found on each job announcement. Once completed, your application information remains in the system for you to review, edit and submit for future Arlington job openings. Applicants who have questions or need assistance with the application may telephone (703) 228-3500 or visit the Human Resources Department. Our staff will be happy to work with you to get your application into the system. Public access computers are available at all County Libraries, and in the Human Resources Department. The examination for this position may include one or more of the following: (1) evaluation of training and experience; (2) written and oral examination; (3) performance test; (4) personal interview; and (5) physical examination. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Reasonable Accommodation upon Request. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation during the selection process. Please call 703-228-0591 (voice) or 703-228-4613 (TTY). ARLINGTON COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 511 Arlington, VA 22201 703-228-3500 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, weekdays; or e-mail (no resumes to this e-mail address, please)

Closes: Open Until Filled

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