Title: VVFS Veterans Justice Specialist
Hiring Range: $45,000-$60,000
Agency: Dept of Veterans Services
Location: Loudoun, VA
Agency Website: www.dvs.virginia.gov
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
The purpose of the Resource Specialist (RS)/Veteran Justice Specialist (VJS) position is to identify the behavioral health, rehabilitative, and other services need of service members, veterans and/or their dependents/family members (SMVF), including veterans in the criminal justice system. The RS/VJS is a dual-role position which entails the KSAs and responsibilities for both the RS and VJS. The RS/VJS develops a coordinated services plan, connects the individual with appropriate service providers, offers care coordination support/assistance, and monitors for the successful resolution of the identified needs. The RS/VJS also ensures that adequate and timely needs assessment, treatment, and support are available to justice involved veterans (JIVs) in multiple phases of the criminal justice system. The RS/VJS provides outreach and supportive services to JIVs in courts, jails, correctional facilities, and on
probation and parole supervision in the service area. The VJS will provide direct services to JIVs which include, but are not limited to, needs assessment, service planning, care coordination, monitoring and support. The RS/ VJS will report to the applicable VVFS Regional Director.
- Knowledge and familiarity with the military services, culture and/or military experience.
- Knowledge and experience related to human services and/or behavioral healthcare field.
- Knowledge and experience in behavioral health and supportive services for veterans,
service members, dependents and caregivers.
- Knowledge of the criminal justice system and diversion strategies as it pertains to justice involved individuals
-Knowledge of re-entry barriers and initiatives for justice-involved individuals
- Knowledge of risks and needs of JIVs
- Knowledge of human rights, ethical and legal concerns related to providing care coordination
- Knowledge of suicide interventions and mandatory reporting requirements.
- Ability to communicate (written and oral) clearly and effectively. Experience in public speaking
and delivery of subject matter trainings related to SMVF population.
- Ability to engage SMVF population, develop professional relationships with a wide variety of
agencies, and advocate for those individuals receiving services.
- Excellent client service skills
- Excellent knowledge of computers and word processing skills
- Excellent organization and record keeping skills.
- Ability to work independently and efficiently.
- Ability to work in a team model. Maintain effective inter/intra-agency working relationships.
Minimum one-year documented work experience in human services and/or behavioral healthcare field required. Related field or combination of education, training, or experience may substitute.
- Bachelor’s Degree (in social work, psychology, sociology, human services, criminal justice, education, or an approved field) preferred. Qualified Mental Health Professional Adult or Eligible QMHP- A or E preferred.
- Criminal justice-related work experience preferred. Military/veteran/family related life/work experience preferred. Military experience preferred (includes family members).
- Valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record must be maintained throughout employment.
- Must complete all DVS agency and VVFS program training requirements within 6 months of hire.
RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.
VDVS accepts submissions of on-line applications only. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted until 11:59 P.M. on the job closing date. Applications and/or resumes should include relevant work history which includes your specific qualifications for the position you are seeking. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from either the electronic applications and/or resume. RMS provides a confirmation or receipt when your application and/or resume is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application.
It is the policy of VDVS to provide equal opportunity for all applications and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, gender, identify or expression, disability, veterans' status or political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified person with disabilities. Commonwealth of Virginia State agencies must provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring accommodations should direct inquiries to the human resource contact directly. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be reviewed and determined on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), MUST attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or resume.
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, VDVS encourages individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DDARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable to DARS to obtain their Certificate of Disability. If you need to obtain a Certificate of Disability, use the following link, https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800-552-5019.
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In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
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