Arlington, Virginia
May 19, 2017
Jul 14, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST II-ES PRN (3 vacancies) Salary: $26.76 - $40.89 Hourly
Job Type: Part-Time Location: 2120 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204, Virginia       Please note: The salary range above covers the Mental Health Therapist II position for a candidate who is hired without the appropriate Virginia clinical licensure. The salary range for Mental Health Therapist II (Licensed) is $29.31 - $44/79/hr.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is filling three (3) part-time and temporary positions responsible for providing direct services, including emergency crisis intervention and stabilization to persons with serious mental illness, dual diagnoses, and acute psychiatric and substance abuse related problems. These positions are located in the Client Services Entry Bureau of the Behavioral Healthcare Division. Services are provided on both an office-based and mobile outreach basis. Individuals served come from an ethnically diverse population, with a significant percentage of non-English speakers. The employee will often drive to different locations within the County to meet clients.

Duties include:
  • Providing mental status assessments;
  • Performing hospital pre-admission screening, crisis intervention, support, and stabilization;
  • Coordinating services with multiple agencies (e.g., police, fire, local hospital, emergency room personnel, other human service providers, etc.); and
  • Providing information, referral, and follow-up.

 Selection Criteria: Minimum: A Master's degree in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing or other directly related clinical discipline which required a clinical practicum involving diagnostic and treatment services, PLUS two years post Master's Degree clinical experience providing clinical therapy and other mental health services, which included the application of diagnostic and treatment services; or

A Bachelors prepared Registered Nurse (BSN) with five years of psychiatric nursing experience.

Substitution: Directly related higher level clinical degree (PhD. or PSYD.) may substitute for the Master's Degree education requirement and one year of experience. In the case of this substitution, qualifying work experience must have been gained after the acquisition of the directly related higher level clinical degree.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
  • Virginia clinical license or license eligible as an LPC, LCSW, LCP or LMFT;
  • Experience providing mental health services to individuals with serious mental illness; and/or
  • Experience providing emergency/crisis services.

 Special Requirements: Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: The work schedule is based upon the needs of the program. Flexibility is vitally important. Most coverage is needed on weekends and overnight.  In most cases, shifts are scheduled a month in advance with an obligation of four shifts per month including two 8 hour shifts in office and two on-call shifts per month.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered

The annual salary range for Mental Health Therapist II (non-Licensed) is $55,660.80 - $85,051.20.

The annual salary range for Mental Health Therapist II (Licensed) is $60,964.00 - $93,142.00.


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