Behavioral Health Senior Clinician (Senior Clinician Assessment Team)

$59,951.01 - $99,918.42 yr
Mar 20, 2017
Apr 03, 2017
Full Time

Provides direct clinical services to consumers of the assessment team in the following ways. Serves as a clinical expert and primary clinical case manager, independently completes screenings, performs assessment and diagnostic formulation, risk assessment, case coordination, crisis intervention, and referrals to services in the community. Advocates for individuals to help connect them to the most appropriate services. Maintains detailed clinical charts according to all local, state and federal standards, abides by confidentiality regulations, attends all team meetings, maintains familiarity with HIPAA and human rights policies, and provides collateral services to family members as appropriate. Additionally, coordinates closely with other Community Services Board programs, demonstrates proficiency in credible programs, client data, scheduling, and use of appropriate paperwork and forms. Assists clients in understanding their financial obligations and understanding of the Community Services Boards financial registration process and follow all professional and organizational standards.

Illustrative Duties
  • Performs complex evaluations and makes independent diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders;
  • 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.

Able to drive a car, communicate with clients & coworkers, able to observe and report on client appearance and behavior, able to sit, walk, stand and bend. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.

The candidate should have at least three or more years of experience working with persons with a serious mental illness, substance abuse issues, and co-occurring disorders.

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 years or more
06 Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
07 Have you worked in a setting where you provided comprehensive assessment/intakes of adults with a serious mental illness, substance abuse concerns, or co-occurring disorders?
  • Yes
  • No
08 Do you have three or more years of clinical experience working with persons with Serious Mental Illness, Substance Abuse issues or Co-Occurring Disorders?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question

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