Adult Detention Center / Behavioral Health Specialist II
The Fairfax Falls Church Community Services Board is recruiting for multiple qualified applicants for the position of Behavioral Health Specialist II.
Supports Diversion First efforts through partnerships with the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Court Services, Fairfax County Courts and community providers. Provides case management, crisis intervention, and support services. Serves adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and co-occurring disorders (including substance use and intellectual disabilities.) Provides clinical assessments, treatment planning and linking to community resources. Work schedule is variable between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Position requires some evening and holiday availability. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills possess a commitment to high quality customer service and be comfortable in a jail setting.
Note: This posting will be used to fill multiple vacancies.
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Makes behavioral health diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, International Classification of Diseases or other diagnostic tools as required;
Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with a variety of substance use, developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses;
Develops client and/or family centered therapeutic treatment plans, with consideration given to the nature and severity of the behavioral health problem, family, cultural and employment related circumstances, legal involvement, individual and family histories, physical condition, and other pertinent factors;
Implements therapeutic treatment plan under clinical supervision;
Conducts independent behavioral health intakes and assessments;
Provides individual, group, and/or family treatment under supervision;
Collaborates with service professionals inside and outside of the Community Services Board;
Adapts and modifies treatment interventions as indicated;
Provides case management, outreach and engagement services as needed;
Conducts wellness and health promotion services;
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;
Assesses and monitors the impact of medication on client's functioning and consults with medical professionals as needed;
Administers medication as ordered by a physician in accordance with department regulations;
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;
Prepares and administers behavioral health educational curricula;
Testifies in court to regarding client's services, progress and recommendations as required.
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 formulate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plan;
Ability to perform behavioral health and risk assessments and apply evidence based/informed treatment approaches/modalities;
Ability to manage a caseload;
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:
- Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (QMHP-A)-Required within 1 month of hire
- Qualified Mental Health Case Manager (QMHCM)-Required within 1 month of hire
- MANDT Certifications within six months of appointment and annually thereafter;
- First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment;
- Medication Administration Assistance Certification within 90 days of appointment;
- 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.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer.
The Adult Detention Center (ADC) is not barrier free. Must be able to walk significant distances within multiple buildings, climb stairs and respond to physical requirements necessary to comply with security and safety regulations. Ability to attend offsite meetings and trainings. Communicate effectively orally and in writing and observe, process, and document clinical information. Must be able to access, input, and retrieve computer data. All duties are perform with or without reasonable accommodations.
Master's degree in social work, counseling, human services, community counseling, or a related degree. Computer literacy required. Knowledge of stages of change, stages of treatment, moral reconation therapy and motivational interviewing are a plus.
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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.