Arlington, Virginia
Jun 08, 2018
Jun 22, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST II (EMERGENCY SERVICES) Salary: $56,243.20 - $85,904.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2120 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204, Virginia       Please note: The salary range above covers the Mental Health Therapist II position for a candidate who is hired without Virginia clinical licensure. The salary range for Mental Health Therapist II (Licensed) is $61,609.60 - $94,078.40.
 Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity in a fast-paced setting? Do you want to use clinical and problem solving skills to support individuals and their families through a mental health emergency? Join the Emergency Services team at Arlington County where clinicians provide crisis intervention, stabilization, and psychiatric services to individuals with imminent behavioral health crises while living, visiting, or working in Arlington County. These exciting positions are located in the Client Services Entry Bureau of the Behavioral Healthcare Division in the Department of Human Services. Direct services are provided on both an office-based and mobile outreach basis. Individuals typically treated are experiencing serious mentally illness and/or substance use issues..

Duties include:
  • Providing mental status and risk assessments;
  • Performing hospital pre-admission screening, crisis intervention, support, and stabilization;
  • Coordinating services with multiple agencies (e.g., police, fire, local hospital, emergency room personnel, other human service providers, etc.); and,
  • Providing human services resource information, referral, and follow-up.

 Selection Criteria: Minimum:
  • A Master's degree in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing or other directly related clinical discipline which required a clinical practicum prior to graduation involving diagnostic and treatment services PLUS two years of full-time post Master's Degree clinical experience providing clinical therapy and other mental health services, which included the application of diagnostic and treatment services; and
  • Meets the criteria of a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Adult (QMHP-A) and a Qualified Mental Health Professional – Child (QMHP-C) per the Virginia Board of Counseling regulations within 60 days of hire.
Substitution: Directly related higher level clinical degree (PhD. or PSYD.) may substitute for the Master's Degree education requirement and one year of full-time 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 experience in one or more of the following:
  • Virginia clinical license or license eligible as an LPC, LCSW, LCP or LMFT;
  • Providing mental health services to individuals with serious mental illness; and/or
  • Providing emergency/crisis services.

 Special Requirements: A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

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.

Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will be not be considered

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