Behavioral Health Senior Clinician

$59,951.01 - $99,918.42 yr
Jan 23, 2017
Apr 03, 2017
Full Time

This job opportunity is being re-announced. If you applied previously, you do not need to re-apply to be considered.

Serves as case manager/therapist to residents served in a 24 hour residential treatment and transitional aftercare apartment programs located in Chantilly for individuals with co-occurring serious mental health and substance use diagnoses. The appointee will work on a team consisting of therapist/case managers, medical staff, peer support specialists, and other counselors and support staff. Duties include case management services; individual, group, and family therapy; medication administration and monitoring; transporting individuals to appointments and outings; monitoring of the facility and apartments; and crisis intervention as appropriate to individuals served. This position primarily includes day, evening, and weekend shift coverage, with possible overnight shift and holiday coverage due to program needs.

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Illustrative Duties
  • 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;
  • 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
  • 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) at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and a driving record to the satisfaction of the employer. Able to operate keyboard driven computer equipment and read data on monitor. Annual TB test.

Must be able to independently drive county vehicle. Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend and write as needed to complete duties of the job. Must be able to observe client behavior/appearance and be able to converse with clients and co-workers. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.

Experience providing treatment to individuals who have co-occurring serious mental health and substance use disorders. Experience working in a residential treatment program or mental health housing program.

Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.

Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:
  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Programs
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Leave (Sick and Vacation)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employees' Child Care Center and Fitness Center
  • Flexible Schedule and Telework Options
  • Transportation Subsidy
  • Discount Educational Programs
For additional details please visit the County's benefits webpage.
01 What is the highest level of education that you have completed?
  • Some college
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
02 Is your area of study in one of the following disciplines?
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Nursing
  • None of the above
03 Please indicate which of the following license(s) you possess in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Check all that apply.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner
  • None of the above
04 In reference to question #3, please indicate the license number and the expiration date.
05 How many years of clinical experience do you have? (Clinical experience means providing direct clinical services to individuals with mental illness and includes supervised internships, practicums, and field experience. Additional education may not substitute for clinical experience.)
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five to less than six years
  • Six to less than seven years
  • Seven years or more
  • None of the above
06 Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
07 How many years of full time paid experience do you have as a counselor or therapist in a residential treatment program, partial hospitalization program or intensive treatment program for individuals with mental health or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four or more years
08 How many years of full time paid experience do you have as a counselor in a substance abuse treatment program?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four or more years
09 How many years of experience do you have providing case management for individuals with serious mental illness?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three
  • Three to less than four
  • Four or more years
10 Which of the following tasks have you preformed. Check all that apply
  • Conducted comprehensive assessments of clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Assisted clients with the development of treatment plans and monitored progress.
  • Provided case management to seriously mentally ill individuals
  • Provided group therapy/treatment to individuals with substance use disorders
  • Monitored clients in a residential program for participation and safety
  • Assisted clients in the self-administration of medications
  • Assisted clients to develop skills for sober and independent living
  • None of the above
11 I have assisted clients with the following (check all that apply):
  • Applying for social security/disability benefits
  • Developing and managing budgets
  • Applying for food stamps, general relief and/or TANF
  • Assisted individuals to find subsidized housing
  • Assisted individuals to find and communicate with representative payees
  • None of the above
12 I am willing and able to do the following (check all that apply):
  • Work shifts to include evening and weekend, with an occasional overnight shift.
  • Work on holidays and during inclement weather (such as significant snow storms).
  • Transport clients to appointments, driving a 10 passenger van provided by the program (must have a valid driver's license with less than six demerit points).
  • None of the above

Required Question

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