Behavioral Health Senior Clinician - Entry, Assessment, And Referral

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Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Posted
May 20, 2023
Closes
Jun 02, 2023
Ref
23-01576
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

$1,250 Sign-On Bonus*
Job share merit position for 20 hours per week.
An exciting opportunity exists to be part of our vibrant Front Door Entry and Assessment team. This part-time position serves an adult population seeking services for substance use disorders, serious mental illness, and co-occurring disorders, who may also have developmental disabilities, and/or physical illnesses. Works as part of an outpatient assessment team, providing triage and assessments to inform diagnostic impressions, risk assessments, crisis interventions and referral to services primarily to adults with serious mental illness, substance use, and co-occurring disorders as well as development disabilities and court-ordered individuals. Works independently as part of a team that completes complex, comprehensive initial assessments to culturally and socio-economically diverse client populations, including a large Latinx population, to determine eligibility for CSB services and offer treatment recommendations.

Duties also include outreach contacts to individuals attempting to link with CSB services and collateral contacts with community partners such as probation and parole, court system, and the Department of Family Services to support assessment completion.

Successful candidate will be computer literate and familiar with Electronic Health Records. Along with having timely, electronic documentation that meets state local and federal performance contract expectations essential. A strong commitment to program development with an approach of "nothing is impossible" required.

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

Here are some of the benefits CSB employees enjoy:
  • *This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new merit employees into the Behavioral Health Senior Clinician classification only, in the amount of $1,250 (part-time). The Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence underfill position is not eligible for the bonus.
  • 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 (full-time) paid out biweekly over a 12-month period whether for one or more Department of Health licensure candidate.

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 description.)
  • Performs complex evaluations and makes independent diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders;
  • Provides liaison to community agencies to facilitate communication and service provision for clients requiring multiple services;
  • Provides risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others.


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

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

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • 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.

UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
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:
  • Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing; plus two years of clinical experience.
  • Ability to register as a licensed eligible mental health professional within 90 days of the appointment and able to qualify for licensure requirement to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 3 years of employment in one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

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.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with providing behavioral health services to adults with Mental Health Disorders, Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and/or Co-occurring disorders (COD).
  • Experience conducting comprehensive assessments/intakes of adults with a serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary. However, some walking, standing, bending and carrying, up to 10 pounds is required. Ability to operate desktop computer/to use keyboard. Ability to transport self and fulfill duties at other sites. 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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov. EEO/AA/TTY.

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