Youth Substance Use Disorder Outreach Specialist (behavioral Health Spec Ii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$65,747.97 - $109,579.81 Annually
Posted
Jul 02, 2022
Closes
Jul 09, 2022
Ref
22-01894
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new county employees in the amount of $1,000 (part-time).

The Youth and Family Senior Clinician works as part of an outpatient treatment team in a community setting. This part-time position provides outreach and case management services to youth and their families, primarily with substance use and co-occurring disorders. May also provide case management duties to include assisting families with obtaining services through the Children’s Services Act (CSA), linking, monitoring, and coordinating with community partners such as Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic relations District Court, Department of Family Services, and medical providers. Maintains collaborative relationships with youth and families for all phases of treatment planning and develops detailed client centered treatment plans. Must be computer literate in the Electronic Health Record and maintain detailed electronic documentation that meets state, local, and federal performance contract expectations. With proper credentialing may also provide assessment and outpatient treatment. Training on Evidence-Based interventions provided. May include some data collection of services and support of the Student Assistance program. Schedule 4 five-hour shifts including one evening until 8 pm.

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: Job share merit position for 20 hours per week. Eligible for all County benefits and for health benefits at part-time premium rates.

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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.)
  • Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with a variety of substance use, developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses;
  • 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;
  • Implements therapeutic treatment plan under clinical supervision;
  • Provides individual, group, and/or family treatment under supervision;
  • 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;
  • Conducts wellness and health promotion services;
  • Maintains all electronic health records according to federal, state and department regulations, ensuring that records of clients on their caseload are complete, accurate and comprehensive;
  • Advocates on behalf of clients regarding rights and needed services;
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of community groups and public and private agencies;
  • Assesses and monitors the impact of medication on client's functioning and consults with medical professionals as needed;
  • Administers medication as ordered by a physician in accordance with department regulations;
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management with support and supervision as needed;
  • Provides ongoing risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others with support and supervision as needed;
  • Provides entry, navigation and/or referral services for individuals, families and other concerned persons;
  • Prepares and administers behavioral health educational curricula;
  • Testifies in court to regarding client's services, progress and recommendations as required.


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;
  • Knowledge of existing public and private agencies and community resources;
  • 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 manage a caseload;
  • 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;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.


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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment;
  • Valid Motor Vehicle Driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another State) required within 1 month and maintained throughout employment with CSB.
  • Qualified Mental Health Case Manager (QMHCM) (Required within 1 month)
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Children and Adolescent (QMHP-C) (Required within 1 month)

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

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.)

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:
  • Master's degree in psychology, social work, counseling or a related field.
  • At least two years of experience providing behavioral health services to youth in community outpatient settings.
  • At least one year experience providing substance use treatment to youth.
  • Experience with ASAM criteria, Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, and other substance use screening tools.
  • Experience with providing behavioral health services to youth with Mental Health Disorders, Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and/or Co-occurring disorders (COD) in a community outpatient setting.
  • Experience with and ability to interpret and follow work processes and procedures, work well with other service agencies, and work well in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, verbal and written communication skills, and clinical skills and abilities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature. Ability to read data on computer monitor and operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to drive a county vehicle, when required. Ability communicate with others, lift up to 15lbs, and travel to attend meetings. Ability to observe, process, and document clinical information and make 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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