Job Announcement$2,500 Sign-On Bonus*
The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is hiring multiple Behavioral Health Specialist II supporting the efforts of Diversion First
. You’ll be a part of a team of diverse professionals helping individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system 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.
More information about CSB Services may be found at Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board | Community Services Board (fairfaxcounty.gov)Positions may be in the following areas:
- Adult Detention Center - Forensic Release Planner
The Forensic Release Planner (Behavioral Health Specialist II) is a clinician on a multidisciplinary team, where co-workers are therapist/case managers, medical staff, peer support specialists, and criminal justice system partners. Serving as a primary therapist/case manager, provides a wide range of professional treatment services to diagnostically, culturally, and socio-economically diverse client populations with serious mental illness, substance use, emotional and co-occurring disorders as well as developmental disabilities.
Screens and accesses the psychiatric, medical, social services, employment, and residential needs, as well as risk factors of individuals with serious mental illness at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center (ADC). Coordinates care with community providers and community supervision agencies, including the exchange of treatment records, communication of treatment need, and links the individual with available services and supports upon release from the ADC. Works with the individual for at least 30 days post-release from the ADC to ensure a smooth transition to the community and connection to services. Will work with individuals incarcerated at the ADC, who have been transferred to a state hospital, and in the community after being released from the ADC.
Varying by position work hours may include weekend and evening hours, as well as some holidays. A commitment is made to offer scheduling flexibility, as program needs allow. Here are some of the benefits CSB employees enjoy:
- *This position includes a signing bonus for new merit county hires of $2,500 (full-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 we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity. The CSB recognizes that staff competence speaking a variety of languages is necessary to meet client needs. A foreign language skills stipend of up to $1300/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.
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.)
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- 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.
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- 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.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling, or a related field, plus 1,500 hours of clinical experience; OR
a bachelor’s degree and a valid QMHP certification plus 1,500 hours of clinical experience;OR
a master’s degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling, or a related field plus 500 hours of clinical experience.CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another State) maintained throughout employment with CSB
- First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment
- Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (QMHP-A) (Required within 1 month)
- Qualified Mental Health Case Manager (QMHCM) (Required within 1 month)
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a 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.
This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies). PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- At least one year of experience providing behavioral health services in community settings.
- Experience with providing behavioral health services to individuals receiving treatment with Mental Health Disorders, Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and/or Co-occurring disorders (COD).
- Experience with and ability to interpret and follow work processes and procedures; work well with other service agencies; and work well in a team environment.
- Master's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field.
- Licensed or license-eligible 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 Adult Detention Center (ADC) is not barrier free. Ability to transverse significant distances within multiple buildings; climb stairs and respond to physical requirements necessary to comply with security and safety regulations. Ability to attend offsite meetings and trainings. Communicate effectively orally and in writing and ability to observe, process and document information. Ability to use keyboard driven equipment 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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov