Youth and Family - Behavioral Health Specialist II
Provides a broad range of case management services and other direct services to children 12 and under, adolescent and their families. These services may include: evidence based therapy in individual, family, and group modalities to address mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders for children, adolescents, and young adults and their families, assessing client needs, service planning, linking clients to community supports, service coordination with other agencies and participating in Comprehensive Services Act functions. Case management will also include monitoring treatment compliance, monitoring effectiveness of medication, advocating for client's changing needs, developing a crisis plan for the client at risk, and helping older adolescents plan for transition to adult services either within the CSB or into the community. Monitors consumer and family treatment plan progress. Manages length of stay in clinical services in accordance with progress, services needs, service usage and other requirements. Maintains accurate and detailed clinical database records and other documentation according to all local, state and federal standards. Performs utilization management activities relating to requirements of insurance companies, Medicaid, and CSB other policies and procedures. Master's degree is required. Supervision for licensure may be provided. The schedule is 40 hours per week Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; two evenings per week from approximately 11:30 am to 8:30 pm.; and a third evening working until 6 p.m. Applicants who are fluent in other languages especially Spanish are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for a stipend. Works under supervision of the team leader.
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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:
Master's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field;
Qualified Mental Health Professional - Children and adolescent (QMPH-C) required within six months of hire;
Qualified Mental Health Casa Manager (QMHCM) required within one month of hire;
A 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 sanctions screening to the satisfaction of the employer.
One to two years of experience in case management with Children and adolescents. Ability interpret and follow work processes and procedures. Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to work well with other service agencies. Ability to work well in a team environment. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong clinical skills and abilities. Bilingual in Spanish. Strong clinical skills and abilities. Spanish Speaking individuals are encouraged to apply.
Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. To also include accessing, inputting and retrieving computer data. Must communicate with others. Employee may require to lift up to 15 lbs. Must be able to travel to attend meetings. Must be able to travel to attend Meetings. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.