Behavioral Health Senior Clinician
Provides assessment, therapy, and case management services to children 12 and under, adolescents and their families. Provides mental health and substance use assessment, individual, group, and family therapy services utilizing evidence-based therapies. Case management includes medication monitoring, Comprehensive Services Act functions, as well as accessing resources for families. Performs database recordkeeping pursuant to CSB, state, and federal requirements. Revenue related documentation requirements are insurance and Medicaid. Operates within a treatment-team environment. Other duties include effective utilization management for caseload and site management, and program evaluation/development. The schedule is 40 hours per week Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; two evenings per week from approximately 11:30 am to 8:30 pm.; and a third evening working until 6 p.m. Applicants who are fluent in other languages especially Spanish are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for a stipend.
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- 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;
- Provides family therapy in a residential setting;
- 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.
Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing, plus two years of clinical experience.
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
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. Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must communicate well with others. Must be able to drive to other locations for meetings. (all duties).
Employee may require to lift up to 15 lbs. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.
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. EEO/AA/TTY.