Behavioral Health Senior Clinician Discharge Planner

Location
RESTON (EE26), VA
Salary
$61,299.89 - $102,166.48 Annually
Posted
Jan 14, 2019
Closes
Jan 28, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity is available to provide discharge planning services and outreach services to high risk seriously mentally ill, co-occurring, and forensic adult population. Experience collaborating with multiple human services systems and state program agencies, such as jails, hospitals, PACT, intensive case management. Must have knowledge of community base resources and treatment services; 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. They will have the ability to formulate diagnoses for clients with acute, chronic, severe mental illness; to diagnostically interpret data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interventions.

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Illustrative Duties

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;
Recommends, monitors, and coordinates clinical care to non-Community Services Board clients;
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.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

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.

Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing; 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.

Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or 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. TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. Requires a National Provider Identifier.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience providing discharge planning services and outreach services to high risk seriously mentally ill, co-occurring, and forensic adult population. Experience collaborating with multiple human services systems and state program agencies, such as Jails, Hospitals, PACT, intensive case management. Knowledge of community base resources and treatment services. 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. 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 interventions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to operate automobile to travel to multiple work/placement sites and to use personal computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview

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.

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