Arlington, Virginia
Jun 01, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: MENTAL HEALTH SUPERVISOR (INTAKE AND DISCHARGE PLANNING) Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/14/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $67,100.80 - $119,350.40 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2120 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204, Virginia       Are you interested in providing leadership to a progressive and recovery oriented community- based mental health and substance use treatment team which provides quality services to the Arlington community? This position may be for you!

The Behavioral Healthcare Division (BHD) in the Department of Human Services (DHS) has an opportunity in the Client Services Bureau for an experienced Mental Health professional to provide clinical and administrative supervision to the Intake and Discharge Planning Team. This Team of seven (7) mental health professionals serve as the central point of service entry and has recently adopted the Same Day Access model (SDA). The Intake and Discharge Planning Supervisor will recommend and implement clinical and operational enhancements, policies, and procedures for the three program areas served by the team. These include: Intake and Assessment Services, Client Engagement Services, and Hospital Discharge Planning Services. The position involves significant collaboration within BHD, DHS, and with the Regional Aftercare group.

To learn more about the Behavioral Healthcare Division, please click here.

Duties include:
  • Developing procedures and service protocols to enhance service delivery;
  • Supervising clinicians, ensuring documentation compliance and service capture expectations are met;
  • Facilitating the smooth transfer of clients to the mental health and substance use treatment programs;
  • Collaborating with outpatient supervisors to ensure clinician schedules and client flow are in line with the goals of SDA;
  • Planning, directing, and evaluating the implementation of programs, services, policies and procedures to ensure that standards of care and licensing requirements are maintained;
  • Selecting and training staff; and monitoring and evaluating employee performance;
  • Managing contracts for services provided to individuals leaving the state hospital;
  • Coordinating and collaborating with Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the regional aftercare group to review discharge plans, services, and funding;
  • Participating in departmental and community-wide committees or task forces.
The ideal candidate will have leadership and management skills to provide clinical direction to staff including in times of change; strong oral and written communication to move forward complex initiatives and communicate confidential information; knowledge and application of best practices; and the ability to multi-task while making sound clinical and business decisions.
 Selection Criteria: Minimums:
  • A Master's degree in a clinical discipline including Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, or other directly related clinical discipline, all of which required a clinical practicum involving diagnostic and treatment services prior to graduation;
  • Considerable (at least three years) of full-time post-Master's Degree experience providing direct clinical social work or clinical mental health/substance abuse services;
  • One year of full-time experience coordinating/administering services; and
  • Licensure as a Professional Counselor(LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) in the Commonwealth of Virginia within one year of hire.
Substitution: Directly-related higher level clinical degrees may substitute for the Master's degree education requirement and one year of experience providing clinical therapy and other mental health services, which included the application of diagnostic and treatment services. 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 experience in one or more of the following:
  • Providing clinical supervision/service coordination and administration to mental health and/or substance abuse clinicians;
  • Contract management;
  • Program or project analysis, planning, and evaluation;
  • Assessing emergent needs or crisis situations; and/or
  • Managing organizational change and transition.

 Special Requirements: 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.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. Applicants may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information. A State of Virginia Central Registry check will be required upon hire.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some evening or weekend work may be required including after- hours telephone coverage to support other Client Services Entry programs as needed.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the application process. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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