Regional Behavioral Health Supervisor Of Quality Improvement (behavioral Health Supervisor)

Chantilly, Virginia
$75,669.98 - $126,116.85 Annually
Sep 10, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Northern Virginia Regional Projects Office (NVRPO) is seeking a highly motivated, independent-thinking, collaborative team member for a Regional Behavioral Health Supervisor for Clinical Services and Quality Improvement position.

The NVRPO manages regional projects as determined by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS/state leadership) and the Regional Management Board/Group (RMG). The RMG includes the Executive Directors of the 5 Northern Virginia Community Services Boards (CSB) and the Facility Director of our local State hospital. CSBs are the local behavioral health agencies that serve as the point of entry into publicly funded, safety-net services for behavioral health, developmental disability, and substance use disorders.

Statewide, DBHDS has established a regional management approach for coordinating services of high cost and lower incidence. DBHDS identifies the CSBs in Northern Virginia as “DBHDS Region 2”, which includes the CSBs in Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax County/Falls Church, Loudoun County, and Prince William County. NVRPO is under the oversight of the RMG and are employees of Fairfax-Falls Church CSB, who operates as the region’s lead fiscal agent.

NVRPO manages regional projects and initiatives that are developed to either divert admissions to or facilitate discharges from a state psychiatric hospital and keep individuals who are either experiencing or have experienced a behavioral health crisis safely in the community as well as some other specialty programs and projects. Examples of these projects include Local Inpatient Purchase of Service, Regional Crisis Call Center, Regional Crisis Mobile Response, Residential Crisis Stabilization, the ID/DD Crisis Continuum, 5 Intensive Community Residential Homes, Discharge Assistance Planning, the Regional Older Adult Facilities Mental Health Support Team, ID/DD Short-Term Psychiatric Clinic and various regional training programs for Outpatient, Mobile Crisis, Call Center staff members, as well as Regional Peer coordination, and Service Member, Veterans, and Family Member service coordination and navigation.

Under the general supervision of a Regional Manager with the Northern Virginia Regional Projects Office, this position will work closely with other agency and service area leaders, in both the public and private sectors, throughout the region, and will maintain a liaison and regional advocacy-type role across agencies and service lines throughout the region and with DBHDS.

The Regional Behavioral Health Supervisor for Clinical Services and Quality Improvement will develop and implement established trauma-informed, evidence-based, evidence informed, and DBHDS training curriculum for outpatient, crisis, and other identified clinicians training needs throughout the region, as part of a clinical service quality improvement initiative. The scope of responsibilities includes but is not limited to regional stakeholder engagement; development and implementation of a regional clinical training program; development of standard operating procedures for establishing, organizing, facilitating, registering, and tracking attendance at clinical trainings; tracking data metrics; and monitoring of fidelity to evidence-based/informed treatment models post training. This position will oversee all regional training efforts and secure certifications to provide some evidence based/informed trainings, as a master trainer, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Adverse Child Experiences, CAMS, as a clinical service quality improvement initiative, and supervise 2 Behavioral Specialist II positions within the clinical service quality improvement initiative.

The Regional Office has an expanding program portfolio and requires additional leadership and reorganization of current positions to expand our service and project capacity.

This position represents the regional effort in the community, on behalf of executive leadership and must display excellent professionalism and communication skills, both written and oral. Clear communication across the system is imperative for success in this position.

Work schedule is 40 hrs. per week, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and may require occasional evening hours. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The position is based out of the Northern Virginia Regional Projects Office in Chantilly, VA, but will require travel throughout the Northern Virginia Region.

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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 description.)
  • Provides staff supervision for all clinical aspects of the program;
  • Plans, assigns, and reviews work of team members;
  • Interviews and selects candidates for various positions;
  • Consults with professionals on a variety of problems including delivery of needed services for clinically complex cases;
  • Provides liaison to community agencies to facilitate communication and service provision for individuals requiring multiple services;
  • Develops and implements program activities and services, including training and educational activities;
  • Under direction, develops and implements a specialized program which is designed to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of service provision;
  • Supervises day-to-day program operations;
  • Promotes awareness of program services through presentations;
  • Develops and monitors program's policies and procedures;
  • Ensures that program is in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, regulations, and statutes;
  • Mediates and facilitates inter-and intra-program issues needing a systems perspective;
  • Plans, recommends, and executes quality initiatives related to mental health standards;
  • Ensures that a facility is maintained in good operating condition and compliant with health and safety, licensure, and regulatory requirements.

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.)
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of the psychological and social development of humans;
  • Thorough knowledge of the elements of a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment and interviewing techniques;
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to implement recovery oriented practices and person-centered planning;
  • Knowledge of major schools of treatment inclusive of substance abuse prevention and treatment methods/techniques;
  • Core skills in motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapies;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, sociological, and addiction terminology and concepts;
  • Knowledge of clinical supervisory methods and techniques;
  • Knowledge of alcohol and/or drug addiction and the physiological and psychological effects;
  • Knowledge of existing referral agencies and community resources;
  • Demonstrated case management skills;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses and to diagnostically interpret data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews;
  • Ability to evaluate the severity of individuals' substance use, psychiatric symptoms, and impact on daily functioning; and implement commensurate level of treatment and support;
  • Ability to manage a caseload and manage the workflow of the team;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with individuals receiving services and the individuals and families who support them;
  • Ability to prepare, produce, and conduct program presentations;
  • Ability to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate programs;
  • Ability to supervise and train service professionals;
  • Ability to successfully perform as a team leader/member;
  • Ability to evaluate performance, provide feedback, coach, correct, and implement personnel procedures;
  • Ability to function independently in high stress situations;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, supervisors, public and private sector organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to successfully perform as a team leader/member;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited college with at least a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing plus three years of clinical experience or a doctoral degree in psychology, social, counseling or nursing plus one year of clinical experience.

Must be eligible to be licensed 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.
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 and annually thereafter. Requires a National Provider Identifier.

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.

  • Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia in one of the following areas is preferred but not required:
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
    • Licensed Professional Counselor,
    • Clinical Psychologist,
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,
    • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner.
  • 3+ years’ experience providing clinical evidenced based training and certification in areas such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Adverse Child Experiences, and CAMS.
  • 2+ years’ experience directing program operations for an academic, behavioral health, or developmental program.
  • 2+ years’ experience gathering data, creating utilization management reports, and presenting these reports to stakeholders in a written or oral format.
  • 1+ years’ experience providing contract development, oversight and amendments, and compliance monitoring.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, will be required to self-transport to regional and state meetings. Moderate lifting and bending to file and retrieve documents. Ability to use keyboard driven equipment, communicate effectively orally and in writing, and lift up to 15lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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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