Behavioral Health Specialist II - Behavioral Health Clinician

Expiring today

Location
FAIRFAX (FJ20), VA
Salary
$54,422.99 - $90,704.64 yr
Posted
Oct 09, 2017
Closes
Oct 21, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

Under supervision of clinical psychologist works within the Juvenile Forensics Program providing pre-diagnostic interviews, full clinical assessments, service linkage, referral and behavioral health treatment for adolescents and their families. Serves as the primary therapist providing evidenced-based individual, group and family therapy and case management services to court involved youth. Adapts and modifies treatment interventions and approaches to clinical complexity and mental status; maintains accurate and detailed clinical database records and other documentation according to required standards.

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

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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
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.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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. Visual acuity and ability to operate keyboard driven equipment is required. Must communicate well with others and be able to drive to other locations for meetings. Annual TB tests.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree or doctorate degree in psychology, social work, counseling or other related field. Prior experience working with adolescents in a behavioral health setting with substance-related and/or addictive disorder. Certified Substance Abuse Counselor or eligible to be certified within one year.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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 field
  • None of the above
03 If you indicated "other related field", please describe your major. If not applicable, please enter N/A.
04 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
05 How many years of experience do you have working with adolescents?
  • 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 Do you currently possess a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
07 Are you a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor or eligible to be certified within one year?
  • Yes
  • No
08 How many years of experience do you have working with Substance-Related and Addictive Disorder?
  • 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