Community Services Specialist II; Guaranteed Income Pilot Coach

Alexandria, VA 22311
United States

Healthcare & Social Assistance
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $49,596 To $66,435
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

The City of Alexandria is joining other communities across the nation to implement a Guaranteed Income Pilot. The Guaranteed Income Pilot provides cash payments with no strings attached and no work requirements to low-income and economically stressed residents. It is meant to supplement, not replace, existing forms of support for food, housing, and medical. Working with local, state, and federal partners and community partner providers, the Alexandria GIP will build on similar programs throughout the country and the existing body of cash-transfer academic literature to create an evidence-rich pilot to policy pipeline.

The Community Services Specialist II performs counseling, provides support and referral services for households experiencing economic instability and participating in the Guaranteed Income Pilot. This position is responsible for assisting household members with personal goal setting and facilitating the connection to resources and services to improve quality of life to achieve economic stability leading to mobility. Work performed is reviewed through conference and effectiveness of services to the participants. An incumbent assists and receives assignments and supervision from the Economic Mobility Program Officer.

Job Requirements
Minimum & Additional Requirements
Considerable experience counseling individuals with a variety of problems, to include some experience in crisis intervention and employment counseling and completion of high-school-level courses in English and arithmetic supplemented by some college-level training or courses in sociology, gerontology, counseling and/or inter-personal communications; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Employees in this class must possess a valid driver's license issued by the state of their residence.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor is in psychology, anthropology, social work, or human services-related field. Demonstrated cultural competency and understanding and experience applying racial equity lens; Knowledge and experience of person-centered practices and motivational interviewing; Demonstrated knowledge of community resources related to the participants. Professional written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills; Competent in utilizing computer MS Suite, Outlook, Teams and case management software. Exposure or experience with research. Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Amharic) preferred.
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