Youth and Family Senior Clinician (Behavioral Health Senior Clinician)
An exciting opportunity exists to be part of a state of the art clinical treatment program where integrated treatment in behavioral health care is on the cutting edge. Serves children, adolescents, and their families with serious emotional disturbance, substance use, and co-occurring disorders, as well as developmental disabilities. Applicant must be able to complete complex, comprehensive assessments specific to the needs of the At-Risk/SED/SMI and Co-occurring populations to include court ordered individuals to include drug screening as needed. Functions independently on a multidisciplinary team, as primary therapist/case manager providing a comprehensive array of professional treatment services to a diagnostically, culturally, and socio-economically diverse client population. Case management duties include case management as well linking, monitoring, and coordinating with community partners such Fairfax County Public Schools, court system, medical providers, Department of Family Services. Assist families with obtaining services through the Comprehensive Services ACT (CSA). Maintains collaborative relationships with youth and families for all phases of treatment planning and develops detailed client centered treatment plans, as well as conducts individual, group and family treatment. Incumbent will also work with interns. Applicant must be computer literate in the Electronic Health Record, and must maintain detailed electronic documentation that meet state local and federal performance contract expectations.
Duties also include working at least two evenings per week determined by program need. The salary offer for this position will not exceed the mid-point of the advertised salary range.
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Performs complex evaluations and makes independent diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders;
Provides individual, family and group treatment;
Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with acute, chronic mental illness;
Approves and/or implements therapeutic treatment plans;
Conducts intensive clinical interventions;
Provides family therapy in a residential setting;
Recommends, monitors, and coordinates clinical care to non-Community Services Board clients;
Prepares court-ordered diagnostic and forensic evaluations, including competency to stand trial, sexual abnormality, presentencing, and sanity at time of offense;
Provides discharge planning and coordination of after-care service plans for clients leaving state, local, and private psychiatric hospitals;
Collaborates with service professionals as participant/lead of Interdisciplinary Team (IDT);
Consults with professionals on a variety of problems including delivery of needed services for clinically complex cases;
Provides liaison to community agencies to facilitate communication and service provision for clients requiring multiple services;
Monitors and analyzes the impact of psychotropic medication on client's functioning and mental status;
Provides risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others;
Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management.
Extensive knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of the psychological and social development of the individual;
Thorough knowledge of intake procedures, social history development, and interviewing techniques;
Thorough knowledge of major schools of treatment of emotionally and socially disturbed individuals;
Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
Ability to conduct mental health assessments and apply treatment approaches/modalities;
Ability to formulate diagnoses for clients with acute, chronic, severe mental illness;
Ability to diagnostically interpret data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews;
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private sector organizations, community groups, and the general public;
Ability to monitor and analyze the impact of psychotropic medications;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, or related behavioral health field; plus two years of clinical experience.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a current license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia in one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a sanctions screening to the satisfaction of the employer. TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter; requires a National Provider Identifier.
Bilingual (English-Spanish) applicants are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for a language stipend. Clinician with in depth skills in integrating combined therapies for youth and experiencing SMI, SED and co-occurring disorders. Also, experienced in Evidence Based Practices for youth. Knowledge of ICD 10, diagnostic intake procedures, psychotropic medications and their effects and in depth social history development.
Work is located in community and office. Ability to independently transport self and fulfill duties at various sites. Ability to observe, process, and document clinical information and make clinical interventions. Ability to access, input, and retrieve computer data. Ability to lift up to 15 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview and written 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.