Behavioral Health Specialist II

$54,422.99 - $90,704.64 yr
Oct 02, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time

Provides case management, crisis intervention and support services for the Supportive Community Residential Services Division at the Residential Intensive Care (RIC) Program in Reston, VA. Completes Medicaid and other billing documentation. Manages a caseload which includes adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and co-occurring disorders (including substance use and intellectual disabilities). Provides clinical assessments, performs treatment planning and community integration activities. Work schedule is between 7am to 7:30 p.m., with some evening availability and 24-hour on-call coverage required. Must have excellent communication skills and be comfortable in a residential setting.

Note: Other positions may be filled from this advertisement.

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Illustrative Duties
  • Makes behavioral health diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, International Classification of Diseases or other diagnostic tools as required;
  • Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with a variety of substance use, developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses;
  • Develops client and/or family centered therapeutic treatment plans, with consideration given to the nature and severity of the behavioral health problem, family, cultural and employment related circumstances, legal involvement, individual and family histories, physical condition, and other pertinent factors;
  • Implements therapeutic treatment plan under clinical supervision;
  • Conducts independent behavioral health intakes and assessments;
  • Provides individual, group, and/or family treatment under supervision;
  • Collaborates with service professionals inside and outside of the Community Services Board;
  • Adapts and modifies treatment interventions as indicated;
  • Provides case management, outreach and engagement services as needed;
  • Conducts wellness and health promotion services;
  • Maintains all electronic health records according to federal, state and department regulations, ensuring that records of clients on their caseload are complete, accurate and comprehensive;
  • Advocates on behalf of clients regarding rights and needed services;
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of community groups and public and private agencies;
  • Assesses and monitors the impact of medication on client's functioning and consults with medical professionals as needed;
  • Administers medication as ordered by a physician in accordance with department regulations;
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management with support and supervision as needed;
  • Provides ongoing risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others with support and supervision as needed;
  • Provides entry, navigation and/or referral services for individuals, families and other concerned persons;
  • Prepares and administers behavioral health educational curricula;
  • Testifies in court to regarding client's services, progress and recommendations as required.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of behavioral health services and social development of the individual;
  • Knowledge of evidence based behavioral health treatment methods;
  • Knowledge of psychological, physiological and psychiatric terminology, theories and practices;
  • Knowledge of assessment processes, methods of gathering social history and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of existing public and private agencies and community resources;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plan;
  • Ability to perform behavioral health and risk assessments and apply evidence based/informed 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 communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Employment Standards EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field, plus three years of relevant experience.

Certain positions in this class may require: master's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field; MANDT Certifications within six months of appointment and annually thereafter; First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment; Medication Administration Assistance Certification within 90 days of appointment; valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another state) at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer.

Observe client behavior/appearance, review and write progress notes in Electronic Health Record (EHR) and staff communication log. Ability to use keyboard driven equipment.

Master's degree in social work, counseling, or a related field. Licensed or license-eligible in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to climb stairs, walk, and stand and bend as needed to carry out job duties. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. Ability to quickly respond to a crisis, physically support clients, walk stairs, lift light to moderate loads, work directly with clients teaching housekeeping, cooking and shopping skills. Able to independently drive vehicle, travel to various sites, transport and observe clients. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.
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?
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
02 Is your degree in one of the following disciplines?
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Nursing
  • Sociology
  • Other related filed
  • None of the above
03 How many full-time years of experience do you have working in a behavioral health setting?
  • 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 Are you a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) or eligible?
  • Yes
  • No
05 How many years of full-time equivalent experience do you have working with 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
06 Are you licensed or do you possess the necessary education credentials and meet the requirements to be licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia in any of the following professional disciplines? Check all that apply.
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Professional Counselor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • None of the above
07 How many years of full-time equivalent experience do you have working with adults diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI)?
  • 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
08 Do you currently possess a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
09 Due to the nature of the facility's operations and the responsibilities associated with the position, this position has non-standard working hours. Are you willing and able to work some evening hours and to be on-call some weekends?
  • Yes
  • No

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