BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SENIOR CLINICIAN

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Location
ALEXANDRIA (MN25), VA
Salary
$59,951.01 - $99,918.42 yr
Posted
Apr 17, 2017
Closes
May 05, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

Works as part of a state of the art treatment facility where integrated treatment in behavioral health care is on the cutting edge. Serves as the clinical lead for a small team providing site-based and in-home support for adults diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. Duties include provision of comprehensive clinical services to include case management, assessment, psychotherapy, psycho education, and client centered treatment planning. Functions as acting supervisor when necessary. Advocates with multiple service providers for delivery of needed services such as housing, employment support, health and wellness, and mental health or substance abuse recovery. Provides risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others. Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management.

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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

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.

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. 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.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Lift up to 25 lbs. Able to drive county vehicle to various sites and transport consumers . All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
In depth skills in integrated combined therapies for individuals experiencing co-occurring disorders. Minimum of one year of experience in working with persons with a serious mental illness.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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 Do you have knowledge of the Fairfax County Community Services Board resources and agencies that specialize in providing services to Seriously Mentally Ill Adults as well as the co-occurring population and their families?
  • Yes
  • No
08 How many years of direct experience do you have working with individuals with co-occurring disorders?
  • 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

Required Question