Behavioral Health Specialist II / Intensive Case Management Team
An exciting and challenging opportunity exists for an individual to work as a member of a mid county intensive case management team! Under supervision of the mid county ICM team supervisor, provides comprehensive services on a 7 member interdisciplinary psychiatric outreach team. The team provides direct services, rehabilitation, clinical and community case management, crisis intervention and stabilization, as well as support services to persons with serious and persistent mental illness. The team includes a co-occurring specialist, nurse, psychiatrist, senior clinician, supervisor, and behavioral health therapists/case managers. Requires the individual to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with others as part of a multidisciplinary team. The team is designed to provide outreach, engagement, and direct services in community settings such as homes, shelters, employment sites, jails, and hospitals. Documents all services in a timely manner and ensures a tightly coordinated rehabilitation treatment plan by collaborating with the individual, support systems, primary care providers/specialists, other ICM team members, and other stakeholders in the individual's recovery. Intensive case management services are highlighted by a strong emphasis on recovery, advocacy, empowerment, and partnership. The team is driven by a commitment to helping individuals gain control of their recovery by effectively managing all aspects of their lives in order to maintain community tenure. Multiple positions at various locations throughout the County may be filled from this advertisement. Work hours for the position are 8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
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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: 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 or university with a master's degree in social work, psychology, sociology or counseling plus two years of clinical experience. Clinical experience means providing direct clinical services to individuals with mental illness and includes supervised internships, practicums, and field experience. Additional education may not substitute for clinical experience.
Able to drive a car, communicate with clients and coworkers, able to observe and report on client appearance and behavior, able to sit, walk, stand & bend, write as needed. Able to operate keyboard driven computer equipment and read data on monitor. Annual TB test. 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.