: This position is in the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Unit and primarily services the Children, Youth, and Families Division of the Department of Family Services. The CWI Coordinator:
Serves as lead for child welfare training and related learning programs
Serves and mentor to new child welfare staff (CWI trainees) and as primary Institute point of contact
Provides subject matter expertise in state-of-the-art child welfare practices and systems
Advances Institute and other learning experiences through social work knowledge, skills and best practices in areas such as safety and risk assessment, identification of protective factors, family engagement, intervention planning for the wellbeing of children and families addressing abuse and neglect.
Recruits, evaluates and provides instructional support for internal and external trainers/facilitators
Researches, designs and revises curriculum in alignment with principles of adult learning for trainees as well as existing staff based on service needs; develops and runs integrative learning activities such as simulations
Directs macro-level logistical support of the Institute and related learning programs; works with Quality Assurance to collect data and reports on training program effectiveness
Works with CYF supervisors and managers to evaluate trainee performance and to provide feedback
Coordinates clear and regular communication with staff and CYF programs to maximize new employee onboarding
Works to assure program continuity, consistency, sustainability and legal and ethical compliance
Coordinates with contracts, procurement and budget to maximize resources
Assists supervisors and works with other staff in the hiring process
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in social work or other related degrees, plus three years of professional social work experience. A master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Special Requirements: The appointee to this position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry and a driving record check. Driver’s license or ability to efficiently access other means of transportation in order to meet with clients and other community service providers.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in social work. History of progressively responsible positions in child welfare including at least 3 years of supervisory or managerial experience in large public human services organizations. Knowledge of adult learning theory and application of approaches including curriculum development, training/instruction and program design. Significant project management skills coordinating multiple constituents in diverse child welfare program settings.
Additional Salary Information: Fairfax County entry salaries are not generally beyond mid-level.
Fairfax County is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government. ...Within the county itself, the Department of Family Services promotes the well-being of our diverse community by protecting and improving the lives of children, adults and families through advocacy, education and effective supportive services.