Behavioral Health Specialist II

Location
FAIRFAX (FJ23), VA
Salary
$55,647.49 - $92,745.54 Annually
Posted
Jan 22, 2019
Closes
Feb 04, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply.

Multiple qualified applicants are being recruited for this role. Positions will be supporting Diversion First efforts through partnerships with the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Court Services, Fairfax County Courts and community providers. Provides case management, crisis intervention, and support services. Serves adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and co-occurring disorders (including substance use and intellectual disabilities). Provides clinical assessments, treatment planning and linking to community resources. Work schedule is variable between 6:00 a.m and 7:00 p.m. Position requires some evening and holiday availability. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills possess a commitment to high quality customer service and be comfortable in a jail setting.

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Illustrative Duties

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.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

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.

Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field, plus one year of clinical experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (QMHP-A)-Required within 1 month of hire
  • Qualified Mental Health Case Manager (QMHCM)-Required within 1 month of hire
  • First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment;
  • 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. TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter;

Contingent upon area of assignment, some positions within this class:
Must be eligible to provide services that can be reimbursed by Medicaid in accordance
with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services' requirements and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Disability Services;
Must meet the requirements to be a provider of Case Management Services as set forth by the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services;
National Provider Identifier.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Previous experience in substance abuse treatment or mental health settings. Certified Substance Abuse Counselor or license-eligible to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia in one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to: transport clients to activities; lift up to 20 lbs; and to assist with unconscious client. Must be able to read and write proficiently. Ability to use keyboard driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Interview panel

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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