Behavioral Health Senior Clinician - Outpatient Site-based - Full-time & Part-time Opportunities

Community Services Board, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Jul 16, 2022
Sep 01, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Sign-on BONUS in the amount of $2,000 (full-time) or $1,000 (part-time)*.

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is hiring multiple Behavioral Health (BH) Senior Clinicians for a variety of CSB Service Areas. This recruitment is for Behavioral Health Senior Clinician positions in the following site-based service areas:
  • Behavioral Health Outpatient & Case Management Services (BHOP)
  • Emergency & Crisis Care Services
  • Engagement, Assessment and Referral (EAR)
  • Youth & Family Services.
To find out more about each service area please visit the CSB Service Area web page.

As a Behavioral Health Senior Clinician, you’ll be a part of a team of diverse professionals helping individuals transform their lives and achieve recovery. We strive to create a work environment that facilitates professional growth by broadening your skill base with extensive training and development, modeling best practices in employee relations, employee recognition programs and advancement opportunities along with providing a highly competitive wage and benefits package. Since 1969, the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board has served individuals of all ages who have mental illness, substance use disorders, serious emotional and/or developmental disabilities. Our vision, aligned with the goals of One Fairfax, is that everyone in our community has the support needed to live a healthy, fulfilling life. Fairfax County is a dynamic and diverse community spanning over 400 square miles. With over 1.2 million residents, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in Virginia. Operating as part of Fairfax County government's human services system the CSB provides a wide array of services offering opportunities for career growth and advancement.

More information about CSB Services may be found at Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board | Community Services Board (

The BH Senior Clinician is the lead clinician on a multidisciplinary team, where co-workers are therapist/case managers, medical staff, peer support specialists and other counselors and support staff. Serving as a primary therapist/case manager, the BH Senior Clinician provides a wide range of professional treatment services to diagnostically, culturally, and socio-economically diverse client populations with serious mental illness, substance use, emotional and co-occurring disorders as well as developmental disabilities.
Case management duties include community and office based, collaboration with community partners such as Fairfax County Public Schools, human services providers, criminal justice system partners and healthcare providers. Provides services driven by client choice through collaborative relationships in individualized treatment planning. May conduct individual, group and family therapy. Must maintain detailed documentation in an Electronic Health Record meeting state, local and federal performance contract and licensing expectations.

Varying by program some services are provided in extended day and 24-hour programs; therefore, some shifts include weekend and evening hours, as well as some holidays. A commitment to offer scheduling flexibility, as program needs allow.

Here are some of the benefits CSB employees enjoy:
  • This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new county employees into the Behavioral Health Senior Clinician classification only, in the amount of $2,000 (full-time) or $1,000 (part-time). The Behavioral Health Senior Clinician in Residence underfill position is not eligible for the bonus.
  • The CSB recognizes that staff competence speaking a variety of languages is necessary to meet client needs and encourage candidates that are bilingual in English and another foreign language to apply. A foreign language skills stipend of up to $1300/year (full-time) may be given for qualified bilingual employees.
  • The CSB provides clinical supervision for employees who are registered as licensed eligible mental health in one of the following areas: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • In addition, to recognize and reinforce the importance of professional development and enhance future recruitment of licensed professionals, if approved, the licensure supervisors will receive a stipend of $1,500 paid out biweekly over a 12-month period whether for one or more Department of Health licensure candidates.

Note: Multiple positions, both part-time and full-time, in various Service Departments will be filled from this job announcement. Merit positions that are less than 40 hours per week (100% FTE) are eligible for health and prorated leave benefits.

Please indicate your specific areas of interest and related qualifications in your responses to the supplemental questions. The CSB reserves the right to extend offers based on needs of the agency.

To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video “CSB Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Providing Care.”

Service provisions are based on client and program need. In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, some positions offer services via telehealth for non-acute services. Other positions offer limited opportunities for telework. Teleworking options may vary by service area.

Some positions may be underfilled as a Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence; the underfill requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

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 description.)
  • Performs complex evaluations and makes independent diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders;
  • Provides individual, family and group treatment;
  • Approves and/or implements therapeutic treatment plans;
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management.

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 psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Ability to conduct behavioral health assessments and apply treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses for clients with acute, chronic, severe behavioral health illness;
  • Ability to diagnostically interpret data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private sector organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to monitor and analyze the impact of psychotropic medications.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing; plus two years of clinical experience.

  • Possession of a current license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia in one of the following:
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
    • Licensed Professional Counselor,
    • Clinical Psychologist,
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,
    • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications, within 90 days of hire and maintained throughout CSB employment.

In addition, the following may be required contingent upon the Service Area assignment:
  • A valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) must be obtained within one month of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB.
  • MANDT Certifications within six months of appointment and annually thereafter;
  • Medication Administration Assistance Certification within 90 days of appointment.

This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence (S26, $68,800.78 - $114,667.90). The employment standards for the Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence are:
Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence. Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies and licensures defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Behavioral Health Senior Clinician .

Note: A registered licensed eligible mental health professional has been approved by the applicable Virginia health regulatory board as a supervisee in clinical social work or a resident in clinical psychology, professional counseling, substance abuse treatment practice, or marriage and family therapy.

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

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. A commitment to offer flexibility, as program needs allow.

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.

  • At least one year of experience providing behavioral health services to individuals in community outpatient settings.
  • Experience with providing behavioral health services to individuals receiving treatment 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.

Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment; communicate well with others; and to observe, process, and document clinical information and make clinical interventions. Ability to lift, up to 15 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise. Interview process may utilize use of video screening/interviewing system.

This position is listed as " open continuous ." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed, and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position(s) have been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

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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