Behavioral Health Senior Clinician
An exciting opportunity exists to be part of a state of the art clinical treatment program where integrated treatment in behavioral health care is on the cutting edge. This is for multiple positions within the Youth and Family Outpatient Services Division including with the Opioid Task Force. Senior clinicians serve children, adolescent and their families with serious emotional disturbance, substance use and co-occurring disorders, as well as developmental disabilities at Merrifield. Applicant must be able to complete complex, comprehensive assessments specific to the needs of the At-Risk/SED/SMI and co-occurring populations to include court ordered individuals and those individuals who are referred by the schools to include drug screening as needed. The applicant functions independently on a multidisciplinary team, as primary therapist/case manager providing a comprehensive array of professional treatment services to a diagnostically, culturally and socio-economically diverse client population. Case management duties include case management as well linking, monitoring, and coordinating with community partners such as Fairfax County Public Schools, the court system, medical providers, Department of Family Services. Assist families with obtaining services through the Children's Services Act (CSA). Maintains collaborative relationships with youth and families for all phases of treatment planning and develops detailed client centered treatment plans, as well as conducts individual, group and family treatment. Applicants must be computer literate in the Electronic Health Record, and must maintain detailed electronic documentation that meet state local and federal performance contract expectations. Process and document clinical information and make clinical interventions. Duties also include working at least two evenings per week. A strong commitment to program development with an approach of "nothing is impossible." This advertisement may be used to fill multiple positions. Various locations.
Position may be underfilled as a Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.
Note: The salary offer for this position will not exceed the mid-point of the advertised salary range.
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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;
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.
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.
This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence (S24, $58,451 - $97,420). 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.
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.
Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for a language stipend. Experience in providing therapy and case management to youth (ages 3-22) who are seriously emotionally disturbed (SED), at risk of a serious mental illness (SM), have a co-occurring disorder, or have a substance abuse disorder. Experience in completing assessments and providing evidence based treatment to youth with a substance use disorder. Also, experienced in providing Evidence Based Practices for youth.
Work is located in community and office. Ability to independently transport. Self and consumers and fulfill duties at various sites. Ability to observe. Ability to access, input, and retrieve computer data. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 lbs. 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.