Behavioral Health Specialist Ii

Location
Community Services Board, Virginia
Salary
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Posted
Jul 20, 2019
Closes
Aug 03, 2019
Ref
19-01110
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

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

The Fairfax Falls Church Community Services Board is recruiting for multiple qualified applicants for the position of Behavioral Health Specialist II. Positions will be supporting Diversion First efforts through partnerships with the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Court Services, Fairfax County Courts and community providers. Will provide case management, crisis intervention, and support services. Will serve adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and co-occurring disorders (including substance use and intellectual disabilities), provide clinical assessments, treatment planning and linking to community resources. Work schedule is variable between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and work assignments will be at the ADULT DETENTION CENTER, 10520 JUDICIAL DR, FAIRFAX and/or at the MERRIFIELD CENTER. Positions require 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.

Note: To learn more about this program and careers in the CSB view our Realistic Job Preview for Diversion & Jail-Based Services and CSB: Making a Difference in Our Community videos.

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;
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a sanctions screening to the satisfaction of the employer. TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Previous experience in substance abuse treatment or mental health settings.
  • Previous experience in a jail setting.
  • Licensed or License-eligible 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
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to: transverse significant distances within multiple buildings; climb stairs and respond to physical requirements necessary to comply ith security and safety regulations. Ability to attend offsite meetings and trainings. Communicate effectively orally and in writing and ability to observe, process and document information. Ability to use keyboard driven equipment to access, input, and retrieve computer data. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and 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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