Assessment Team Behavior - Mental Health Therapist

$54,422.99 - $90,704.64 yr
Jun 19, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Full Time
Provides direct clinical services to consumers of the assessment team. Serves as a clinical expert and primary clinical case manager. Independently completes screenings, performs assessment and diagnostic formulation, risk assessment, case coordination, crisis intervention, referral to services in the community. Advocates for individuals to help connect them to the most appropriate services. In addition, the candidate wil be able to maintain detailed clinical charts according to all local, state and federal standards, abide by confidentiality regulations, attend all team meetings, maintain familiarity with HIPAA and human rights policies, provides collateral services to family members as appropriate, coordinate closely with other Community Services Board programs, demonstrate proficiency in credible programs, client data, scheduling, use of appropriate paperwork and forms, assist clients in understanding their financial obligations and understanding of the Community Services Boards financial registration process and follow all professional and organizational standards.

Note: To learn more about careers that make a difference, "We Are CSB". Illustrative Duties
  • Makes preliminary or provisional diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders;
  • Conducts independent intakes and assessments for review by a more senior therapist;
  • Collaborates with service professionals as participant of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT);
  • Shares information and discusses prevention and treatment methods and techniques in conjunction with peers and other professionals;
  • Adapts and modifies treatment interventions and approaches for review by a more senior therapist;
  • Links clients with appropriate community resources;
  • Conducts prevention education activities;
  • Maintains all appropriate client records according to governing standards, ensuring that records of clients on their caseload are complete, accurate and comprehensive;
  • Advocates on behalf of clients regarding rights and needed services;
  • Develops cooperative relationships with community groups and agencies;
  • Monitors the impact of psychotropic medication on client's functioning and mental status;
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management under direction of a more senior therapist;
  • Provides ongoing risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others under the direction of a more senior therapist.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of the psychological and social development of the individual;
  • Knowledge of major schools of treatment of emotionally and socially disturbed individuals;
  • Considerable knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Considerable knowledge of intake procedures, social history development and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of existing referral agencies and community resources;
  • Ability to diagnostically interpret data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses;
  • Ability to perform mental health assessments and apply treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to manage a caseload;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with clients;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private
  • organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to successfully perform as a team member;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Employment Standards MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited college with at least a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, nursing (or, for certain positions providing services to children and adolescents, a bachelor's degree in special education) plus two years of clinical experience or graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in social work, psychology, sociology or counseling plus one year of clinical experience. Clinical experience means providing direct clinical services to individuals with mental illness and includes supervised internships, practicum, and field experience. Additional education may not substitute for clinical experience.

Master's degree in social work, psychology, sociology or counseling plus one year of clinical experience working with adults who suffer from serious mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders.. Currently licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Nurse Specialist and/or Nurse Practitioner.

  • MANDT Certifications within six months of appointment and annually thereafter, for positions in CSB residential services;
  • First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment, for positions in residential programs;
  • Medication Administration Assistance Certification within 90 days of appointment, for positions in residential programs.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer. TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. Contingent upon area of assignment, some positions within this class:
  • Must be eligible to provide services that can be reimbursed by Medicaid in accordance with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services' requirements;
  • Must meet the requirements to be a provider of case management services as set forth by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services;
  • Require 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;
  • Require a Hepatitis C screening upon hire and annually thereafter;
  • Require a National Provider Identifier
  • Ability to use keyboard driven equipment. Ability to communicate clearly ability to drive a vehicle ability to read electronic health record. Ability to communicate on the telephone.
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.

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