Behavioral Health Senior Clinician - Behavioral Health Outpatient

Community Services Board, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Nov 19, 2022
Dec 09, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

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

An exciting opportunity exists to be part of a state-of-the-art clinical treatment facility where integrated treatment in behavioral health care is on the cutting edge. This case management/treatment provider position serves adults with serious mental illness and, substance dependence disorders, co-occurring disorders, who may also have developmental disabilities, and/or physical illnesses. The incumbent of this position functions independently in a multidisciplinary team, as primary case manager/therapist performing a comprehensive array of professional assessment and treatment services for the most acute adult behavioral health population. May additionally support substance dependence treatment programming to include group therapy modality of treatment. Case management duties to include providing both outpatient and community-based care, completing urinalyses and breathalyzers, linking, monitoring, and collaborating with family and various community partners such as PCPs, Probation and Parole, court system, Department of Family Services etc., maintain detailed Electronic Health Records, and meeting state, local and federal performance contract expectations. A strong commitment to program development with an approach of "nothing is impossible" is required.

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.

Job Requirements:
  • Ability to perform assessments specific to the needs of a SMI/SUD/Co-occurring population
  • Strong/expert level Case Management skills
  • Adherence to the Recovery Model
  • Computer literate in Electronic Health Record
  • Knowledge of CSB, County, and community resources
  • Strong commitment to program development.
  • Culturally competent.
More information about CSB Services may be found at Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board | Community Services Board (

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: 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.

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;
  • Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with acute, chronic mental illness;
  • Approves and/or implements therapeutic treatment plans;
  • Conducts intensive clinical interventions;
  • Provides family therapy in a residential setting;
  • Recommends, monitors, and coordinates clinical care to non-Community Services Board clients;
  • Prepares court-ordered diagnostic and forensic evaluations, including competency to stand trial, sexual abnormality, presentencing, and sanity at time of offense;
  • Provides discharge planning and coordination of after-care service plans for clients leaving state, local, and private psychiatric hospitals;
  • Collaborates with service professionals as participant/lead of Interdisciplinary Team (IDT);
  • 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 clients requiring multiple services;
  • Monitors and analyzes the impact of psychotropic medication on client's functioning and mental status;
  • Provides risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others;
  • 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.)
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of the psychological and social development of the individual;
  • Thorough knowledge of intake procedures, social history development, and interviewing techniques;
  • Thorough knowledge of major schools of treatment of emotionally and socially disturbed individuals;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Ability to conduct mental health assessments and apply treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses for clients with acute, chronic, severe mental 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;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

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.
  • A valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) maintained throughout employment with CSB.

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.

  • Combination of training and/or experience providing integrated services to seriously mentally ill, substance use disorder and/or co-occurring adults
  • Experienced in crisis management.
  • Experience applying and knowledge of DSM and diagnostic intake procedures.
  • Experience with psychotropic medication and its effects, as well as in-depth biopsychosocial history development.
  • Certification in substance abuse counseling a plus.
  • Experienced and skilled in motivational interviewing, and stages of change.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of alcohol and/or drug addiction and the physiological and psychological effects.
  • Experience using various substance abuse prevention and treatment methods/techniques.

Work is located in community at various sites and in office. Ability to independently transport self and consumers. Ability to observe, process, and document clinical information and make clinical interventions. Ability to access, input, and retrieve clinical data. 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.

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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