Behavioral Health Senior Clinician

Location
RESTON (EF17), VA
Salary
$59,951.01 - $99,918.42 yr
Posted
Oct 02, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

Works as part of the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program to work at the Reston NWC location. Carries a caseload with adults diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness who present with the need for acute structured and intensive treatment to either avert psychiatric hospitalization or facilitate community adjustment after discharge from an inpatient unit. Provides daily group-based psychological intervention, provides individual therapy, crisis intervention, and case management on an as-needed basis. Conducts initial assessments, individualized treatment plans, and discharge plans for each client. Coordinates with other treatment providers as needed. Collaborates with an interdisciplinary staff in facilitating the creation of a therapeutic environment for clients. Documents progress in a timely and effective fashion.

Note: Position may be underfilled as a Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section for those applicants that are seeking to become licensed in Virginia.

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Illustrative Duties
  • Performs complex evaluations and makes independent diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders;
  • Provides individual, family and group treatment;
  • Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with acute, chronic mental illness;
  • Approves and/or implements therapeutic treatment plans;
  • Conducts intensive clinical interventions;
  • Recommends, monitors, and coordinates clinical care to non-Community Services Board clients;
  • Prepares court-ordered diagnostic and forensic evaluations, including competency to stand trial, sexual abnormality, presentencing, and sanity at time of offense;
  • Provides discharge planning and coordination of after-care service plans for clients leaving state, local, and private psychiatric hospitals;
  • Collaborates with service professionals as participant/lead of Interdisciplinary Team (IDT);
  • Consults with professionals on a variety of problems including delivery of needed services for clinically complex cases;
  • Provides liaison to community agencies to facilitate communication and service provision for clients requiring multiple services;
  • Monitors and analyzes the impact of psychotropic medication on client's functioning and mental status;
  • Provides risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others;
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of the psychological and social development of the individual;
  • Thorough knowledge of intake procedures, social history development, and interviewing techniques;
  • Thorough knowledge of major schools of treatment of emotionally and socially disturbed individuals;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Ability to conduct mental health assessments and apply treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses for clients with acute, chronic, severe mental illness;
  • Ability to diagnostically interpret data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private sector organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to monitor and analyze the impact of psychotropic medications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing, plus two years of clinical experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
The candidate should have at least three or more years of experience working with persons with a serious mental illness, substance abuse issues, and co-occurring disorders.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a current license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia in one of the following:
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist
Possession of 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.

UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
Behavioral Health Clinician in residence, Grade S24 ($57,165 - $95,276 Annually)
Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing; plus two years of clinical experience and is a registered licensed eligible mental health professional. A registered licensed eligible mental health professional has been approved by the applicable Virginia health regulatory board as a supervisor in clinical social work or a resident in clinical psychology, professional counseling, substance abuse treatment practice, or marriage and family therapy.
Certificates and Licenses Required: Registered licensure eligibility with one year of successful licensure supervisee completed and able to qualify for licensure requirement to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 2 years of employment in one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check, and an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) check to the satisfaction of the employer. TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. Requires 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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; written exercise may be included.

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 Is your degree in one of the following disciplines?
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Counseling
  • Nursing
  • None of the above
03 How many years of clinical experience do you have? (Clinical experience means providing direct clinical services to individuals with mental illness and includes supervised internships, practicums, and field experience. Additional education may not substitute for clinical experience.)
  • 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 to less than six years
  • Six to less than seven years
  • Seven years or more
04 Please indicate which of the following license(s) you possess in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Check all that apply.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • None of the above
05 In reference to the previous question, indicate the license number(s) and the expiration date(s).
06 Do you currently possess a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
07 Do you have knowledge of Fairfax County CSB and Adult Partial Hospitalization Programs mission with clients that have a mental illness and have a co-occurring disorder (MH/SA)
  • Yes
  • No
08 How many years of clinical experience do you have providing behavioral health services to adults diagnosed with a Serious and Persistent Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Disorders (MH/SA)?
  • 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
09 If you do not currently have an active license, do you have registered licensure eligibility with one year of successful licensure supervision completed and are able to qualify for licensure requirement to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 2 years of employment in one of the following:
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner
  • None of the above
10 4. Which of the following clinical duties and treatment tasks have you performed with individuals who have a Serious and Persistent Mental illness, Co-Occurring disorders (MH/SA) and individuals managing symptoms of mood, anxiety, personality and/or psychotic disorders?
  • Performed a full assessment of a consumer's mental health history, symptoms, daily living skills, history of mental health treatment, diagnoses, needs and strengths
  • Provided targeted case management (i.e., applying for housing programs, making referrals or linking clients to other services, collaborating with hospitals and other agencies, etc.)
  • Provided supportive counseling/psychoeducation/group counseling to individuals and their families/caregivers
  • Provided crisis intervention and crisis stabilization
  • Have knowledge and experience implementing Evidenced Based Practices in outpatient settings and/or adult partial hospitalization programs.
  • None of the above
11 How many years of clinical experience do you have working with individuals from diverse ethnic and racial groups?
  • 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

Required Question