Behavioral Health Senior Clinician
Works as part of a state of the art treatment facility where integrated treatment in behavioral health care is on the cutting edge. Serves as the clinical lead for a small team that works closely together to support adults with achieving mental and substance use stability and developing recovery behaviors. This shared supportive housing program (SSHP) provides office-based services at the Gartlan Center with the flexibility to do field work when beneficial to the individual's recovery. The SSHP team supports 35 male and female adults with co-occurring serious mental illness, substance use, and physical health disorders; nursing and psych med services are center-based at Gartlan. Provides comprehensive clinical services to less than 20 individuals, including case management, assessment, psychotherapy, psychoeducation, risk assessments, and client centered treatment planning. Functions as acting supervisor when necessary. Advocates with multiple service providers for delivery of needed services such as housing, employment support, health and wellness, and mental health or substance use recovery. Daily team collaboration occurs to best meet the needs of clients and to provide support to staff when individuals require home-based care.
The SSHP hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Position may be underfilled as a Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.
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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;
- 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;
- 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, or nursing; plus two years of clinical experience.
In depth skills in integrated combined therapies for individuals experiencing co-occurring disorders. Minimum of one year of experience in working with adults with a serious mental illness.
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
- Clinical Nurse Specialist.
This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence (S24, $58,451 - $97,420). The employment standards for the Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence are: graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing; plus two years of clinical experience. Ability to register as a licensed eligible mental health professional within 90 days of the appointment and able to qualify for licensure requirement to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 3 years of employment in one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Note: A registered licensed eligible mental health professional has been approved by the applicable Virginia health regulatory board as a supervisee in clinical social work or a resident in clinical psychology, professional counseling, substance abuse treatment practice, or marriage and family therapy.
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.
Independently drives vehicles and transport clients; ability to climb stairs, walk, stand, bend, and physically support clients as needed to carry out job duties. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. Ability to observe client behavior/appearance, document in Electronic Health Records and staff logs, and use keyboard driven equipment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. 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.