Behavioral Health Specialist Ii - Residential Treatment & Detox Services

Location
Community Services Board, Virginia
Salary
$65,747.97 - $109,579.81 Annually
Posted
Sep 24, 2022
Closes
Oct 08, 2022
Ref
22-02707
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

$2000 Sign On Bonus for new county employees*

Works within a residential treatment and/or detox services facility supporting individuals diagnosed with substance use and mental health disorders.

Works with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals helping individuals transform their lives and achieve and maintain their recovery. Responsibilities and tasks associated with this position include:
  • Providing weekly individual and/or group therapy and counseling, utilizing appropriate evidenced-based clinical models and interventions.
  • Participating in individual and small group clinical supervision meetings to discuss assigned caseloads and presenting clinical challenges, while expanding knowledge, skills, abilities to appropriately assess, diagnose, and treat individuals.
  • May receive clinical supervision for licensure and/or CSAC certification requirements on-site or within the CSB agency.
  • Performing multi-dimensional assessments of referred individuals and supports admissions to the program.
  • Complete comprehensive clinical documentation and treatment planning to meet DBHDS and Medicaid standards.
  • Collaborating with other divisions and external agencies in the provision of services to individuals and supporting individual’s transition to the community.
  • Serving as essential/emergency personnel and is required to report to work during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.

Here are some of the benefits CSB employees enjoy:
  • This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new county employees in the amount of $2,000 (full-time) or $1,000 (part-time).
  • 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 CSB recognizes that staff competence speaking a variety of languages is necessary to meet client needs. We encourage candidate’s bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply. A foreign language skills stipend of up to $1,300/year (full-time) may be given for qualified bi-lingual 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: To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video "CSB Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Providing Care."

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;
  • 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;
  • Conducts independent behavioral health intakes and assessments;
  • 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:
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another State) maintained throughout employment with CSB.
  • Medication Administration Assistance (VA) (Required within 3 months)
  • CPR/First Aid (Required within 3 months)
  • MANDT (Required within 6 months)
  • Hold current certification in Commonwealth of Virginia as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) or initiate clinical supervision for CSAC certification within 90 days of appointment

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.

Additional Work Schedule Requirements: Days, evenings, weekends, nights, holidays may be required 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:
  • Previous experience in substance abuse treatment setting.
  • Experience providing treatment to individuals who have co-occurring serious mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Experience working in a residential treatment program.
  • Licensed to practice or registered to begin clinical supervision for licensure 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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend and write as needed to complete duties of the job. Must be able to independently drive county vehicle. Job duties are primarily completed on-site at residential treatment facility, but may include outreach/community-based activities, along with travel required for designated meetings/trainings at other county sites. Ability to observe, process, and document clinical information and implement appropriate clinical interventions. Ability to access, input, and retrieve computer data. 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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