Behavioral Health Specialist II
Exciting opportunity to join state of the art multi-disciplinary team at Woodburn Place Crisis Care Program, a 16 bed, short-term residential crisis stabilization unit that serves individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders who are in psychiatric crisis.
Services include crisis intervention, individual, group and family counseling, case management, medication management, social detoxification and linking individuals to ongoing mental health, substance use or co-occurring services. Responsible for intakes, assessments, treatment planning, individual, group and family treatment and providing crisis intervention/crisis stabilization services under clinical supervision. This position involves shift work, including awake overnights and weekends.
Note: Multiple positions may be filled from this ad.
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- Collaborates with service professionals inside and outside of the Community Services Board;
- Maintains all electronic health records according to federal, state and department regulations, ensuring that records of clients on their caseload are complete, accurate and comprehensive;
- Advocates on behalf of clients regarding rights and needed services;
- Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of community groups and public and private agencies;
- Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management with support and supervision as needed;
- Provides ongoing risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others with support and supervision as needed;
- Provides entry, navigation and/or referral services for individuals, families and other concerned persons;
- Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of behavioral health services and social development of the individual;
- Knowledge of evidence based behavioral health treatment methods;
- Knowledge of psychological, physiological and psychiatric terminology, theories and practices;
- Knowledge of assessment processes, methods of gathering social history and interviewing techniques;
- Knowledge of existing public and private agencies and community resources;
- Ability to perform behavioral health and risk assessments and apply evidence based/informed treatment approaches/modalities; Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with clients;
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private
- organizations, community groups, and the general public;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field, plus one year of clinical experience.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Certain positions in this class may require: master's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field; valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another state) at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer.
Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling or nursing. One year post-degree experience working with adults who suffer from serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders in an intensive treatment group home, hospital emergency department or psychiatric unit, community-based behavioral emergency services, and/or crisis stabilization setting.
Transport clients in agency vehicle(s), observe/monitor/document client behavior, perform cpr/1st aid, climb stairs, lift up to 20 lbs, participate in recreational activities, prepare meals, work 12. 5-16 hour shifts to include awake overnights, review/write clinical notes in records and use computer. All duties are perform 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.