Amc Part-time Behavioral Health Specialist (behavioral Health Specialist Ii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$31.61 - $52.68 Hourly
Posted
Jul 02, 2022
Closes
Jul 16, 2022
Ref
22-01791
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Job share merit position for 20 hours per week.

This is an opportunity to join the team with the Addiction Medicine Clinic (AMC) on a part-time basis. AMC provides Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), primarily to those with opioid use disorders who are prescribed Suboxone. Many clients have co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Provides assessments, service planning, and initial treatment to individuals as part of AMC’s intake team. May also provide case management or therapy services to individuals participating in Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT). AMC uses a team approach, with a provider, nurse, and behavioral health staff often all participating together in client appointments. This position regularly collaborates with other CSB programs, and with external providers and resources.

AMC is based at the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health (formerly Merrifield Center). Potential for flexible schedule including telework.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Note: Eligible for all County benefits and for health benefits at part-time premium rates. Leave benefits are prorated based on scheduled hours.

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Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Makes behavioral health diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, International Classification of Diseases or other diagnostic tools as required;
  • Develops client and/or family centered therapeutic treatment plans, with consideration given to the nature and severity of the behavioral health problem, family, cultural and employment related circumstances, legal involvement, individual and family histories, physical condition, and other pertinent factors;
  • Conducts independent behavioral health intakes and assessments;
  • Collaborates with service professionals inside and outside of the Community Services Board;
  • Adapts and modifies treatment interventions as indicated;
  • Provides case management, outreach and engagement services as needed;
  • Provides ongoing risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others with support and supervision as needed.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of behavioral health services and social development of the individual;
  • Knowledge of evidence based behavioral health treatment methods;
  • Knowledge of psychological, physiological and psychiatric terminology, theories and practices;
  • Knowledge of assessment processes, methods of gathering social history and interviewing techniques;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plan;
  • Ability to perform behavioral health and risk assessments and apply evidence based/informed treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with clients;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field, plus one year of clinical experience or bachelor’s degree and a valid Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) certification plus one year of clinical experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in one of the following:
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW),
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC),
    • Clinical Psychologist,
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Experience providing services to adults with substance use disorder and/or mental illness/mental health

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to independently transport self and fulfill duties at other sites as needed; observe process and document clinical information in electronic health record; and make appropriate clinical interventions. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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