Behavioral Health Specialist Ii- Discharge Planning

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$55,647.49 - $92,745.54 Annually
Posted
Apr 06, 2019
Closes
Apr 06, 2019
Ref
19-00765
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This is an exciting opportunity to provide discharge planning and coordination of the aftercare service plans for persons with serious and persistent mental illness (SMI), leaving state, local and private psychiatric hospitals to be served in community based mental health and alcohol and drug programs in the Fairfax county. Participates in hospital treatment planning. Assists in planning and placement of clients served by CSB MH Services in and out of area residential programs. Collaborates with service professionals and provides case management as needed. Works with geriatric population and SMI population. Maintains all electronic health records according to federal, state, and department regulations, ensuring records are complete, accurate and comprehensive. Position will be based at the Merrifield Center in Merrifield, VA. Works under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Supervisor

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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;
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 bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field, plus one year of clinical experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • 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.
  • 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
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or counseling preferred.
Minimum of two years of clinical experience.

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

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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.