This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply.$2,500 Sign-On Bonus*
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Intensive Case Management (ICM) teams deliver comprehensive and effective services to individuals with severe mental illness and whose functional needs have not been met by traditional outpatient services. Senior Clinicians delivers community-based treatment as a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides an array of services such as intensive case management, mental health supports, medication management, and crisis interventions on a daily basis to those served by the program. Recovery-oriented services are provided via individual, side-by-side, family, and group modalities in in the office, individuals’ homes, and non-traditional community/outreach venues (e.g., unsheltered settings, homeless shelters, jails, hospitals, libraries, etc.).
ACT and ICM Senior Clinicians are responsible for reviewing referrals, gathering, and reviewing relevant clinical documentation/histories/records, and collecting additional information from natural supports and other providers involved in the individuals' lives to determine final admission disposition. As a licensed clinician, the incumbent in this position is responsible for completing program admissions, submitting, and tracking annual assessments, and completing all documentation requiring license credentials.
Services are provided in partnership with individuals and their natural supports with a strong emphasis on person centered planning, strength-based approach to recovery, empowerment, self-determination, and independence. Knowledge of CSB, County and community resources, and ability to outreach and engage both in office and community-based services is necessary.
Currently, ICM and ACT teams are hiring for Senior Clinician vacancies. Additional information on program operations, location of vacancies, and specific responsibilities of each position will be reviewed at time of interview.
- ICM Program hours are from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.
- ACT Program hours are from 8:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M., Monday through Friday and 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on weekends and holidays. This position may include on-call coverage and typically works one weekend every 5-6 weeks and one weekly P.M. shift (12:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.). The team coordinates holiday coverage on a rotating basis.
- ICM South and ACT South are based in the Mount Vernon Area of Fairfax County at the Gartlan Center.
- ICM Mid and ACT Mid are based in the Annandale Area of Fairfax County at the Heritage Center.
- ICM North is based in the Reston Area of Fairfax County at the Northwest Center.
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 additional benefits CSB employees enjoy:
- *This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new merit county employees into the Behavioral Health Senior Clinician classification, in the amount of $2,500 (full-time). The Behavioral Health Senior 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.
- 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.
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(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.)
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- 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.
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATION:
- 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.
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:
Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) required within 1 month of hire and maintained throughout employment with CSB. MANDT Certifications First Aid and CPR certification.UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
- 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.
This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence (S26, $72,543.54 - $120,905.82). 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.
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, a 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. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.) PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience with integrated treatment for co-occurring disorders.
- Prior work history in an ACT team.
- Prior community-based mental health work experience.
Ability to drive a car and conduct out of office visits in homes, hospitals, jails, shelters, or outdoors; communicate with clients and coworkers; observe and report on client appearance and behavior. Ability to sit, walk, stand and bend; make clinical interventions; operate keyboard driven computer equipment, tablet device, and enter/retrieve data on electronic health record. 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