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Arlington County, Virginia
$73,070.40 - $111,571.20 Annually
Apr 29, 2022
May 19, 2022
Full Time
Position Information
The D epartment of Human Services (DHS) Behavioral Healthcare Division (BHD) is hiring a Behavioral Health Specialist (Veterans Case Manager) to provide behavioral healthcare and/or substance use service coordination to veterans, military service members, and their families. This position is part of new grant-funded joint program with the City of Alexandria. The catchment area for this position will cover the City of Alexandria and Arlington County.

The Behavioral Health Specialist (Veterans Case Manager) will be responsible for conducting community outreach to locate and connect with service members and their families in need of behavioral healthcare services and coordinate referrals to resources which may include linkages to healthcare, housing, benefits, and employment. Clients served may suffer from behavioral health issues such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, sexual and/or physical abuse, and/or substance use disorders.

Responsibilities include:
  • Conducting community outreach to identify veterans, military service members, and their families;
  • Performing risk assessments to determine level of care needed;
  • Collaborating with other professionals concerning diagnoses and treatment to link clients to community resources and crisis stabilization services;
  • Providing coordination of care for delivery of services and agency referrals;
  • Working closely with various veteran groups for support and assistance;
  • Ensuring adherence to the System Transformation Excellence and Performance (STEP-VA) requirements and providing state requested data metrics; and
  • Documenting treatment plans and progress to ensure compliance with clinical, funding, and program licensing regulations and standards.
in addition, the successful candidate will have proven experience collaborating and coordinating with internal and external vendors, program partners, and other service/benefit providers to assist with managing client care.

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria
  • Completion of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy or other directly related clinical discipline;
  • Two years of post-bachelor's degree full-time experience providing behavioral health services including case management and/or care coordination to veterans, military service members, and/or military families; and
  • Meets the criteria of and register with the State as a Qualified Mental Health Professional-(QMHP-A) within 60 days of hire (ref: QMHP_FAQs.pdf ).

Substitution: A Master's degree may substitute for the experience requirement.

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy, or other directly related clinical discipline;
  • Providing behavioral health services including case management and/or care coordination to veterans, military service members, and/or military families.

Special Requirements
The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, 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 may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.

Covid-19: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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