Bilingual Senior Therapist

Alexandria, VA
$62,657.92 - $85,864.74 Annually
Nov 05, 2018
Apr 03, 2019
Full Time

Bilingual Senior Therapist
Transitioning Adults into Living Successfully (TRAILS)  
The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Bilingual Senior Clinician position.

An Overview
The Senior Bilingual Clinician, as a member of the Coordinated Specialty Care Team, identifies primary psychosis and performs differential diagnoses for symptom profiles related to psychosis. The Transitioning Adults into Living Successfully (TRAILS) program serves young adults and adolescents. The Bilingual Senior Clinician facilitates skill building and behavior change to help program participants overcome barriers to their recovery from mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, establishes and maintains a referral network and facilitates the referral and enrollment process for clients as well as educates prospective referral sources, clients and families about the program.

What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate should have thorough knowledge of individual and group behavior including thorough knowledge of treatment issues related to psychiatric problems, dual-diagnosis, and chemical dependency; good knowledge of psychopharmacology, psychiatric disorders, alcoholism/drug addiction, juvenile delinquency, and/or elderly and aging; ability to work successfully with a variety of consumers.
The Opportunity

  • Provides individual, group, and family mental health and substance abuse therapy;
  • Provides intensive case coordination/clinical recovery coaching services for consumers in the program;
  • Develops and implements service plans with clients through shared decision-making and provides case management/recovery coaching, attending to needs such as housing, family relationships, meaningful activities, health care, financial management, education, training, and employment;
  • Provides extensive outreach to clients and families in the community;
  • Performs networking to develop and educate potential community referral sources;
  • Develops materials and outreach tools in a variety of media for distribution to referral network;
  • Develops and provides presentations to community groups;
  • Tracks all outreach activities and referral network;
  • Provides psycho-education, social skills training, coping skills training;
  • Provides crisis intervention and addresses complex crises involving both psychological and environmental components;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.                                               

About the Department
The Center for Adult Services (CAS) provides programs and services in Aging; Adult Protective Services; Clinical & Emergency Services; and Community & Residential Support Services for seniors and for persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. CAS provides compassionate and effective person-centered services based on best practices.  Our teams support self-determination, safety and recovery for Alexandria residents affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.

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