Residential Counselor (Developmental Disability Specialist I)

$47,300.03 - $78,832.62 yr
May 15, 2017
Sep 04, 2017
Full Time

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

This announcement may be used to fill two (2) Residential Counselor positions. Provides intensive therapeutic counseling, training, and direct assistance to adults with a primary diagnosis of intellectual disability, and a co-occurring diagnosis with mental illness. The duties include:
  • Develops and implements a person-centered plan for Medicaid waiver and non-waiver individuals;
  • Supports individuals in activities of daily living, community and social activities, communication, behavioral control, and safety skills;
  • Facilitates community integration, monitors health and safety, and provides medication administration and transportation;
  • Maintains and updates documentation in the individual's Electronic Health Care Record.

NOTE: This position requires one to be able to work some evenings, weekends holidays, and overnight coverage.

To learn more about the Community Services Board, please click on the following link to watch the video "We are CSB." Illustrative Duties
  • Performs direct support work of individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability in their place of supported residence;
  • Conducts or co-leads recreational, instructional or social skills groups;
  • Maintains protocols pertaining to work shifts, medical care plans, and financial controls;
  • Provides liaison with assigned individual's physicians or therapists;
  • Ensures that program participants are assisted in personal financial management;
  • Performs the functions of a Certified Medication Handler Disburses medication under proper medical supervision.
For positions in CSB Support Coordination:
  • Coordinates and leads interdisciplinary team meetings to develop and monitor consumer service plan;
  • Determines most appropriate services and coordinates with service provider and family to schedule multidisciplinary evaluation.
For positions in CSB Residential and Support Coordination:
  • Participates in the implementation and review of individual service plans;
  • Participates in meetings related to services and needs;
  • Provides or coordinates individual transportation to appointments, meetings, and community activities;
  • Provides crisis intervention in emergency situations and collaborates with supervisor regarding the need for intervention by external sources, as necessary;
  • Links clients with appropriate community resources;
  • Organizes and maintains individual files and other confidential records, including state plan option and non-Medicaid case records;
  • Provides continuous review and evaluation of individual's progress towards established goals;
  • Represents program in the community;
  • Maintains ongoing communication with families, county programs and agencies, and state agencies.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and techniques related to treatment of individuals with an intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Knowledge of counseling and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of case management principles;
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as issues relevant to human rights, mandated reporting, and skill in applying this knowledge to a variety of situations;
  • Knowledge of program services;
  • Knowledge of community resources, including relevant public and private organizations;
  • Ability to successfully participate and/or facilitate interdisciplinary team meetings;
  • Ability to recommend alternatives to allow for individual choice in services
  • Ability to recognize external behavioral symptoms of developmentally disabled individuals who may concurrently exhibit signs of mental illness or substance abuse;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with individuals;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field.

  • A bachelor's degree;
  • Two plus years of full time experience working with adult mental health clients in a residential setting;
  • Experience providing outreach and/or case management for individuals with substance abuse, mental illness, or co-occurring disorders;
  • Knowledge and experience working with medically fragile individuals who may exhibit challenging behaviors and/or individuals with intellectual disabilities;
  • Knowledge of the Virginia Medicaid Waiver Program including Person Centered Plans.
  • 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, for positions in residential and case management programs;
  • For positions in CSB residential services:
  • MANDT Certifications within required timeframe after appointment and annually thereafter;
  • First Aid and CPR certification within the required timeframe after appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment;
  • Medication Administration Assistance Certification within required timeframe after appointment.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer. TB screening upon hire and as needed. Eligibility to provide services that can be reimbursed by Medicaid in accordance with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services' requirements. Completion of Direct Support Professional training from DBHDS within 90 days of appointment.

This position requires one to be able to walk, climb stairs, stoop, bend, have the visual acuity to read data on a computer monitor, operate keyboard driven equipment and computers, have the ability to assist individuals who are non-ambulatory or have mobility and sensory challenges; with or without reasonable accommodations.

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 711. EEO/AA/TTY 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?
  • Less than 12th grade
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
02 Do you have a bachelor's degree in any of the following areas? Check all that apply.
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Special education
  • None of the above
03 How many full-time years of experience do you have working with adult mental health residential programs?
  • 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
04 How many years of professional work experience do you have working with individuals who have an intellectual or developmental disability?
  • None
  • 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 or more years
05 How many years of full-time experience do you have providing outreach and/or case management for individuals with substance abuse, mental illness or co-occurring 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
06 This position is considered essential to the operations of the Community Services Board, and provides 24 hour/day 7 day/week coverage. The schedule requires one to be able to work an 8 hour shift to include weekends, evenings, overnight and holiday hours. Are you willing to work these hours?
  • Yes
  • No
07 Please indicate your level of proficiency with Microsoft Word.
  • Beginner (Basic knowledge of creating, editing, formatting, and saving simple documents; inserting simple tables; and proofreading documents for accuracy)
  • Intermediate (Knowledge of common commands such as creating a tittle; using, modifying, and creating styles; setting up the ruler; indenting paragraphs, using tabs and tables; inserting captions, footnotes, endnotes, special characters, or hard page breaks; using page numbering; creating headers and footers; inserting graphics; inserting an equation, adding comments and tracking changes.)
  • Advanced (Extensive knowledge of almost all function of program including mail merge, macros, creating a table of contents, creating bookmarks and cross-referencing.)
  • None of the above

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