Arlington County, Virginia
$78,104.00 - $119,350.40 Annually
May 27, 2022
Jun 17, 2022
Full Time
Position Information
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking an experienced clinician to serve as EDGE (Empowerment through Determination, Growth and Experience) Program Coordinator for the Young Adult Team. The EDGE Program Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the EDGE Program to include, but not limited to, developing curriculum, providing psychoeducational groups throughout the week, outreach and engagement of the young adult population, and incorporating guest presenters to the group, as well as planning and providing community engagement activities. The position will also have a small caseload of direct service clients.

The position is in the Behavioral Healthcare Division of DHS, on the Young Adult Team, which includes clinicians, peer recovery specialist, psychiatrist, nursing, employment specialists and skills builders. The team will provide clinical mental health wrap around services to young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 who have been diagnosed with mental health needs. To learn more about our services, please visit DHS

Specific duties include:

  • Developing community partners as resources and topics for groups;
  • Engaging other Young Adult team staff to provide support and education regarding group content they may bring to the EDGE program;
  • Conducting assessments to determine level of care needed, providing crisis intervention and facilitating psychiatric admissions;
  • Establishing effective therapeutic relationships with clients;
  • Providing individual consultation and/or family therapy as well as facilitating groups;
  • Linking clients with case management services and/or referring to community resources;
  • Traveling to serve clients in the community;
  • Providing case management and therapy services, as well as coordinating with prescribers; and
  • Completing medical records to ensure compliance with clinical, funding, and program licensing regulations/standards.
The ideal candidate will be flexible, creative, perform as a team player, possess strong documentation skills and be familiar with evidence-based practices, recovery principles, and person-centered 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

  • A Master's degree in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychology, or other directly related clinical discipline which required a clinical practicum prior to graduation involving diagnostic and treatment services;
  • Licensure by the appropriate board of the Virginia Department of Health Professions, appropriate to the employee's discipline (e.g. LPC, LCP, LMFT, or LCSW) at time of employment.
Substitution: Directly related higher-level clinical degrees may substitute for the Master's degree education requirement and one year of experience. In the case of this substitution, qualifying work experience must have been gained after the acquisition of the directly related higher-level clinical degree.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Providing case management/therapy services to seriously mentally ill youth in an outpatient setting; and/or
  • Experience with developing and/or providing psychoeducation/therapy groups.

Special Requirements
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.

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 provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

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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