Behavioral Health Supervisor / Jail Diversion
An exciting opportunity exists to be part of Diversion First as a Behavioral Health supervisor with the Jail Diversion program.
Serves as one of two the clinical and administrative supervisors of the Jail Diversion team, supervising mental health therapists, a behavioral health nurse/case manager, and peer support specialists in the provision of services to individuals with severe mental illness, substance use disorders and criminal justice involvement. Conducts initial and ongoing authorization reviews for managed care service approval as needed. Review team member charts for compliance with all federal, state and local standards and regulations. Reviews effectiveness of treatment, providing guidance and direction when needed. Serves as clinical expert, performing diagnostic formulations and comprehensive evaluations, Plans and provides direct client care to include interventions for stabilization, relapse prevention, community maintenance and adaptive behavior change. Performs crisis intervention, treatment, psycho-education, collaboration and consultation with justice system partners, agency representation, case and care management, co-occurring diagnosis intervention and other duties as assigned. Maintains detailed clinical charts and confidentiality according to all local, state and federal standards, regulations and statutes. Provides clinical staff supervision for licensure as needed/credentialed. Supervises staff in coordinating with community partners and internal CSB programs to insure collaborative treatment planning and service provision. Is the liaison with the forensic team at the ADC and state hospitals, consulting and collaborating in the assessment of incarcerated individuals for inclusion in the Jail Diversion Program.
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- Provides staff supervision for all clinical aspects of the program;
- Plans, assigns, and reviews work of team members;
- Interviews and selects candidates for various positions;
- Performs complex evaluations and makes independent diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) - 10;
- Provides individual, family and group treatment;
- Maintains a caseload of diverse, complex, and high risk individuals;
- Develops treatment plans and adapts treatment interventions and approaches;
- Provides assessment and treatment services to individuals presenting a wide variety of emotional, social, and mental disorders over a range of severity;
- 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 individuals requiring multiple services;
- Develops and implements program activities and services, including training and educational activities;
- Under direction, develops and implements a specialized program which is designed to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of service provision;
- Supervises day-to-day program operations;
- Promotes awareness of program services through presentations;
- Develops and monitors program's policies and procedures;
- Ensures that program is in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, regulations, and statutes;
- Mediates and facilitates inter-and intra-program issues needing a systems perspective;
- Plans, recommends, and executes quality initiatives related to mental health standards;
- Monitors and analyzes the impact of psychotropic medication on an individual's functioning and mental status;
- Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management;
- Ensures that a facility is maintained in good operating condition and compliant with health and safety, licensure, and regulatory requirements.
- Extensive knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of the psychological and social development of humans;
- Thorough knowledge of the elements of a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment and interviewing techniques;
- Thorough knowledge of and ability to implement recovery oriented practices and person-centered planning;
- Knowledge of major schools of treatment inclusive of substance abuse prevention and treatment methods/techniques;
- Core skills in motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapies;
- Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, sociological, and addiction terminology and concepts;
- Knowledge of clinical supervisory methods and techniques;
- Knowledge of alcohol and/or drug addiction and the physiological and psychological effects;
- Knowledge of existing referral agencies and community resources;
- Demonstrated case management skills;
- Ability to formulate diagnoses and to diagnostically interpret data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews;
- Ability to evaluate the severity of individuals' substance use, psychiatric symptoms, and impact on daily functioning; and implement commensurate level of treatment and support;
- Ability to manage a caseload and manage the workflow of the team;
- Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with individuals receiving services and the individuals and families who support them;
- Ability to prepare, produce, and conduct program presentations;
- Ability to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate programs;
- Ability to supervise and train service professionals;
- Ability to successfully perform as a team leader/member;
- Ability to evaluate performance, provide feedback, coach, correct, and implement personnel procedures;
- Ability to function independently in high stress situations;
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, supervisors, public and private sector organizations, community groups, and the general public;
- Ability to successfully perform as a team leader/member;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Graduation from an accredited college with at least a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing plus three years of clinical experience or a doctoral degree in psychology, social, counseling or nursing plus one year of clinical experience. Must be eligible to be licensed 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, or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, and a TB test to the satisfaction of the employer. Emergency personnel employee.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Requires a valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB.
Certifications required within ninety (90) days from date of hire: First Aid and CPR certification within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout Community Services Board employment, for positions in residential and some outreach programs. Medication Administration Assistance Certification within 90 days of appointment, for positions in residential and some outreach programs.
Able to respond quickly to a crisis, physically interact with clients during a crisis, walking stairs, lift light to moderate loads, work side by side with clients while they are performing skills. Ability to drive car, transport clients including some travel throughout the state of Virginia, make home/community-based visits, independent travel to various sites, supervision of direct care staff, use personal computer and iPhone to communicate with client and staff in a timely and effective manner. Must be able to observe, process, and document clinical information and make clinical interventions based on client needs. Must be able to access, input and retrieve computer data. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. Familiarity with an electronic health record and experience in jail settings is preferred. Experience supervising clinical staff. Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be computer literate, and be comfortable working with seriously mental ill adults, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders. Ability to effectively work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
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.