BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST II

Location
FAIRFAX (HH12), VA
Salary
$54,422.99 - $90,704.64 yr
Posted
May 14, 2018
Closes
May 28, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

Within an Assisted Living Facility setting, under clinical and administrative supervision, serves as a primary clinician and case manager, performing a comprehensive variety of professional treatment services. Provides case management services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders. Case management services include assessment, linking, collaboration, monitoring and advocacy. Treatment plan development with involvement from the residents, family and residential staff. Attendance at all treatment meetings with the facility staff. Maintains detailed clinical charts according to all local, state and federal standards, abides by confidentiality regulations, attends team meetings, maintains familiarity with HIPAA and human rights policies, and provides collateral services to family members as appropriate. Additionally, coordinates closely with the facility staff as well as other CSB programs, demonstrates proficiency in credible program and use of appropriate paperwork and forms.

Note: The salary offer for this position will not exceed the mid-point of the advertised salary range. 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 one year of clinical 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters Degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is located in community and office. Ability to independently transport self and consumers and fulfill duties at various sites. Ability to observe, process and document clinical information and make clinical interventions. Ability to access, input, and retrieve computer data. All duties are perform with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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