Arlington, Virginia
Nov 17, 2017
Mar 02, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: EMERGENCY SERVICES ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR Salary: $62,358.40 - $95,284.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2120 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204, Virginia       Arlington County's Department of Human Services (DHS) is hiring an experienced Mental Health Therapist for Emergency Services (ES), a critical program in the Client Services Entry (CSE) Bureau of the Behavioral Healthcare Division. This employee will support and share clinical and administrative functions as well as supervision to the ES program. This Emergency Services Assistant Supervisor will be responsible for several critical functions within the CSE Bureau as part of a team of clinicians who provide crisis intervention, stabilization, and psychiatric services to adults and children with imminent behavioral health crises. DHS is a recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, dynamic behavioral healthcare agency.

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Duties of this position include:
  • Works closely with the ES Supervisor to provide clinical and administrative supervision to the staff;
  • Provides on-call supervision on nights/weekends/holidays in rotation with the ES Supervisor;
  • Assists with triage and staffing of challenging cases which may include troubleshooting with law enforcement and the police liaison to ES;
  • Performs direct client services a minimum of 50% of the time as a member of the ES team;
  • Assists the ES Supervisor with monitoring the budget, managing the monthly schedules, participating in the hiring process, on-boarding of new ES therapists, and data collection;
  • Manages ES initiatives (Mandatory Outpatient Treatment and Private Bed Purchase); and
  • Ensures high quality and timely documentation in an electronic record management system by staff.
The employee may represent Arlington County at local, regional, and state meetings related to Emergency Services.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum:
  • Master's degree; MSW, a clinical degree in counseling from a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education al Programs (CACREP), M.S. in Rehab from a CACREP accredited program, licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, licensed Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, PHD or PSYD. Education must include a clinical practicum involving diagnostic and treatment application of diagnostic and treatment services;
  • A minimum of three years of post-master's experience providing clinical therapy and other services, to include one year minimum working with seriously mentally ill individuals in crisis; and
  • Clinical license (LPC, LCSW, LCP, LMFT) in the State of Virginia is preferred.
Substitution: Directly-related higher level clinical degrees may substitute for the Master's degree education requirement and one year of experience. In the case of this substitution, qualifying work experience must have been gained after the acquisition of the directly related higher level clinical degree.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Supervisory experience in a mental health system;
  • Management experience with programs providing services to individuals experiencing a behavioral health emergency;
  • Experience working with clients with co-occurring substance use disorders;
  • Prescreen certified; and/or
  • Experience in working with criminal justice partners (particularly law enforcement, correctional officers and court staff).

 Special Requirements: Incumbent must obtain prescreen certification within 60 to 90 days of hire.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
 Additional Information: Work Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 2:00- 10:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 1:00- 10:30 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 – 7:30 p.m.

In addition, this position is required to work on-call supervisor shifts on a rotating basis and may be required to work beyond scheduled hours as needed.

Your responses are required and give us additional specific information that we require to evaluate your qualifications for this position. These responses are considered part of the selection process. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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