Arlington, Virginia
May 19, 2017
Jun 02, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST II (PACT TEAM) Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/01/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $55,660.80 - $85,051.20 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2120 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204, Virginia       The Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) team is seeking a Mental Health Therapist/Substance Abuse Specialist who has experienced in providing co-occurring disorder treatment and community-based services including: crisis intervention and intensive case management to adults who are severely-mentally ill. The employee will primarily provide treatment, rehabilitation, and skill building services in community settings.

Duties include:
  • Conducting comprehensive assessments of mental health history, functioning, and service needs to evaluate the presence of mental/substance abuse disorders;
  • Providing symptom education to enable clients to identify symptoms and teach behavioral symptom management techniques;
  • Organizing and leading individual and group social and recreational activities and opportunities to practice social skills including some evenings, weekends, and holidays;
  • Documenting client progress and treatment plans; and
  • Coordinating with outside inpatient services to establish linkages to outpatient treatment, self-help programs, outpatient services, and residential facilities.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in providing co-occurring disorder treatment and community-based case management services.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: Master's degree in a clinical discipline such as Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or another directly related clinical discipline, which required a clinical practicum prior to graduation involving diagnostic, treatment, and case management services, plus two years of post-Master's degree providing community-based services and direct clinical social work or clinical mental health/substance services to the severely mentally ill population.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Earned or is currently eligible for Virginia licensure;
  • Experience providing services to clients with co-occurring disorders;
  • Experience providing PACT services; and/or
  • Experience assessing emergent needs or crisis situations.

 Special Requirements: A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
 Additional Information: The salary range above covers the Mental Health Therapist II position without appropriate Virginia clinical licensure. The salary range for Mental Health Therapist II (Licensed) is $60,964.00 - $93,142.00.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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