Behavioral Health Senior Clinician
Works as part of the Gartlan Center's Adult Partial Hospitalization Program. Works as an effective team member in a specialized multidisciplinary team providing individual and group treatment to adults with mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Works with the most acute behavioral health population to provide stabilization and support. Utilizes evidence based interventions in both individual and group formats, screening, assessment, crisis intervention, phychoeducation in a recovery oriented manner. Serves as a clinical expert for licensure supervision, internship supervisor and staff mentor. Works collaboratively with other CSB programs as well as community based programs to make best referral options and opportunities for individuals transitioning to discharge. Provides consultation in the provision of services that alleviate and manage symptoms. Teaches behavioral symptom management techniques, develops and implements individualized service plan with adults and the treatment team. Promotes personal growth and development by assisting persons to adapt to and cope with internal and external stressors.
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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;
- Recommends, monitors, and coordinates clinical care to non-Community Services Board clients;
- 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;
- 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.
Experience providing integrated combined therapies to individuals with co-occurring disorders. Fluency in another language (Spanish, Farsi, Russian, Arabic, Tagolog or other).
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. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 lbs. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.
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, child protective services check, a driving record check, and, an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) check to the satisfaction of the employer.
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.