Behavioral Health Specialist II

$54,422.99 - $90,704.64 yr
Oct 09, 2017
Oct 23, 2017
Full Time

Works as part of a state of the art clinical treatment team where integrated treatment in the Adult Behavioral Outpatient Health division is on the cutting edge. This case management and/or treatment provider position serves the most seriously mentally ill adults with co-occurring substance use disorders, developmental disabilities, and/or physical illnesses. Applicant must be able to complete complex, comprehensive assessments specific to the needs of these populations. Ability to observe, process and document clinical information and make clinical interventions. Ability to access, input, and retrieve computer data to include use of the electronic health record. Timely electronic documentation that meets state, local, and federal performance contract expectations is essential. Functions independently on a multidisciplinary team, as primary case manager and/or therapist providing a comprehensive array of professional treatment services to diagnostically, culturally and socio-economically diverse clients. Duties include conducting urinalysis and breathalyzers; linking, monitoring, and reporting to community partners such as probation and court services, Department of Family Services, etc.; maintaining collaborative relationships with clients during all phases of treatment; developing detailed client-centered treatment plans, as well as conducting individual, group and family treatment. Expectations include working with interns. Works a minimum of one evening per week (or more as program needs demand). Work location is primarily office-based at Merrifield Center or other sites as needed. Location may include some community outreach efforts. Required to be QMHP, QMHCM, QSAP, and QSACM certified, or eligible within 1 year of employment.

Note: To learn more about the Community Services Board, please click on the following link to watch the video "We are CSB".

Illustrative Duties
  • Collaborates with service professionals inside and outside of the Community Services Board;
  • 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;
  • 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;
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 perform behavioral health and risk assessments and apply evidence based/informed treatment approaches/modalities; 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

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; 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, a driving record check and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer. Ability to observe, process and document clinical information and make clinical interventions. Ability to access, input, and retrieve computer data.

Experience integrating combined therapies for individuals experiencing co-occurring disorders. Experience in Substance Abuse Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, and Stages of Change. Knowledge of ICD 9 / ICD10, diagnostic intake procedures, psychotropic medications and their effects and in depth social history development. Bilingual.

Work is located in community and office. Ability to independently transport self and consumers and fulfill duties at various sites. May require some lifting less than 25 pounds. All duties are perform with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview may include written exercise.

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 Do you currently possess a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
05 Are you eligible for any of the following certifications? Please check all that apply.
  • Qualified Mental Health Provider (QMHP)
  • Qualified Mental Health Case Manager (QMHCM)
  • Qualified Substance Abuse Provider (QSAP)
  • Qualified Substance Abuse Case Manager (QSACM)
  • None of the above
06 What is you level of knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10): American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM); and diagnostic intake procedures?
  • Basic knowledge (recognize and recall information)
  • Comprehension (understand the meaning of information)
  • Advanced (applies the knowledge and application of diagnostic criteria and codes, identifies personality disorders, uses assessment measures and cultural formulations)
  • None of the above
07 How many years of experience do you have providing behavioral health services to those with acute Mental Health Intellectual Disabilities, Co-occurring disorder(COD) and Substance Use disorder (SUD), and disorders in a community outpatient 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
08 Are you bilingual or multilingual in English and any other language(s) below? Check all that apply.
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Farsi
  • Arabic
  • Vietnamese
  • Other
  • Not applicable

Required Question

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