Behavioral Health Senior Clinician Assessment Team

Location
FAIRFAX (HH12), VA
Salary
$61,299.89 - $102,166.48 Annually
Posted
Aug 13, 2018
Closes
Aug 27, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

Provides direct clinical services to consumers of the assessment team in the following ways. Serves as a clinical expert and primary clinical case manager, independently completes screenings, performs assessment and diagnostic formulation, risk assessment, case coordination, crisis intervention, referral to services in the community and advocates for individuals to helps connect them to the most appropriate services. Maintains detailed clinical charts according to all local, state and federal standards, abide by confidentiality regulations, attend all team meetings, maintain familiarity with HIPAA and Human Rights Policies, provides collateral services to family members as appropriate, coordinate closely with other Community Services Board programs, demonstrate proficiency in credible programs, client data, scheduling, use of appropriate paperwork and forms, assist clients in understanding their financial obligations and understanding of the Community Services Boards financial registration process and follow all professional and organizational standards.

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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Illustrative Duties

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.

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.

Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Three or more years of experience working with persons with a serious mental illness, substance abuse issues, and co-occurring disorders.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary. However, some walking, standing, bending and carrying, up to 10 pounds, of case files is required. Work requires ability to operate desktop computer/to use keyboard. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview, may include exercise.

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.

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