Behavioral Health Senior Clinician
An exciting opportunity exists to be part of a state of the art clinical treatment facility where integrated treatment in behavioral health care is on the cutting edge. Serves adults age 18+ with serious mental illness, substance use dependence and co-occurring disorders, as well as intellectual disabilities and physical illnesses. Must be able to complete complex, comprehensive assessments specific to the needs of the SMI/SUD and co-occurring populations to include court ordered individuals. Functions independently on a multidisciplinary team, as primary case manager/ therapist providing a comprehensive array of professional treatment services to diagnostically, culturally and socio-economically diverse clients. Completes urinalysis, breathalyzers as well links, monitors, and reports to community partners such probation and parole, court system, Department of Family Services etc. Maintains collaborative relationships with clients for all phases of treatment planning and develops detailed client centered treatment plans, as well as conducts individual, group and family treatment. Works with interns, volunteers, peer support, community and inter-agency partners. Must be computer literate in the electronic Health record, and must maintain detailed electronic documentation that meet state local and federal performance contract expectations. Duties also include working at least one evening per week. A strong commitment to program development with an approach of "nothing is impossible" required.
Position may be underfilled as a Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.
- 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.
- 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.
This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence (S24, $57,168 - $76,221). The employment standards for the Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence are: Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing; plus two years of clinical experience. Ability to register as a licensed eligible mental health professional within 90 days of the appointment and able to qualify for licensure requirement to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 3 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. Upon completion of the underfill agreement (which will required that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level on Behavioral Health Senior Clinician.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Must have a valid driver's license. 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 and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. Requires a National Provider Identifier.
Five or more years of clinical experience. Bilingual a plus, Spanish preferred.
75% of work is located in general office. Must be able to independently transport Self and fulfill duties at other sites and home visits. Must be able to observe, process, and document clinical information and make clinical interventions appropriate to client needs. Must be able to access, input, and retrieve computer data. All duties performed 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.