Behavioral Health Senior Clinician

Location
Annandale, Virginia
Salary
$62,587.20 - $104,312.00 Annually
Posted
Jul 20, 2019
Closes
Aug 03, 2019
Ref
19-01466
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Exciting opportunity to join state of the art multi-disciplinary team at Woodburn Place Crisis Care Program, a 16 bed, short-term residential crisis stabilization unit that serves individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders who are in psychiatric crisis. Services include: crisis intervention, individual, group and family counseling, case management, medication management, social and medical detoxification and linking individuals to ongoing mental health, substance use or co-occurring services. Serves as the licensed clinical expert and lead clinician on the Crisis Care team. Independently provides all aspects of clinical services to individuals in care. Provides direct clinical supervision to staff, ensures that the program goals and objectives are met and that therapeutic services are effectively provided. Assists the manager and behavioral health supervisors of Woodburn Place with program management. This position is responsible for providing 24 hour shift coverage, to include awake overnights, weekends, and holidays.

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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;
  • 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.
  • A 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.
  • CPR/First Aid (Required within 3 months)
  • Medication Administration Assistance (VA) (Required within 3 months)
  • MANDT (Required within 6 months)
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 sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. Requires a National Provider Identifier. This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor, or Clinical Psychologist.
  • Minimum of three years post-degree experience working full-time with adults who suffer from serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders in a crisis stabilization setting.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to transport clients in agency vehicle(s), observe/monitor/document client behavior, perform CPR/1st Aid, climb stairs, lift up to 20 lbs., participate in recreational activities, prepare meals, work 12.5 - 16 hour shifts to include awake overnights, review/write clinical notes in records and use keyboard driven 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.

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