Senior Clinician/stabilization Specialist (behavioral Health Senior Clinician)

Location
Csb Crossroads Adult, Virginia
Salary
$61,299.89 - $102,166.48 Annually
Posted
May 18, 2019
Closes
May 31, 2019
Ref
19-01097
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Experience a career with a mission and be part of the miracle!

Join a dynamic clinical team providing state of the art treatment services to individuals with substance use disorder. Watch as lives are transformed through the provision of evidence based services. Enjoy a typical Monday - Friday daytime schedule and full Fairfax County benefits package to include health, vision, dental, generous paid leave, group term life insurance and retirement packages. Licensed clinician needed to provide assessment, individual and group counseling, treatment planning and therapeutic services. Individuals who are not currently licensed but are registered and under supervision for licensure with the Virginia Department of Health Professions may be considered for the positions.

Position may be underfilled as a Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence; the underfill requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

Note: This announcement can be used to fill other Senior Clinician positions in other locations throughout the CSB. (Same Mon-Friday, Day schedule). To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video " CSB: Making a Difference in Our Community "

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
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.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
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.

UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
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, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. Requires a National Provider Identifier. Some evenings, weekends, holidays, or on-call maybe required. This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience working with individuals with substance use disorder.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Able to communicate orally and in writing, visually observe and hear clients, lift up to 25 pounds, sit for 2 consecutive hours, physically assist in an emergency, perform CPR/First aid. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; includes a 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.

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