Behavioral Health Specialist Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Posted
Aug 17, 2019
Closes
Aug 31, 2019
Ref
19-01086
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job is being re-advertised. If you applied before you do not need to re-apply to be considered.

Exciting opportunity to join a dynamic treatment team at a state-of-the-art treatment facility where integrated treatment in behavioral health care is on the cutting edge. Works independently as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team where you will receive hands on experience, professional development, and the opportunity for advancement within Fairfax County. Serves as a case manager on clinical team providing site-based clinical, home-based, and in the community services for adults diagnosed with mental health and co-occurring disorders, intellectual disability, and physical health disorders. Duties include providing comprehensive clinical services to include case management, assessments, developing treatment plans, providing individual /group therapy, psychoeducation, skill building services and crisis intervention. Ability to observe, process and document clinical information and make clinical interventions. Ability to access, input and retrieve computer data to include use of the electronic health records. Timely electronic documentation that meets state, local and federal performance contract expectations is essential. Advocates with multiple service providers for delivery of needed services such as housing, employment support, health and wellness, and mental health or substance abuse recovery. Clinical supervision for LCSW and LPC available. Work schedule is 40 hrs. per week, Monday - Friday and may require occasional weekend and evening hours. The position is located at the Merrifield Center in Fairfax.

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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 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.
  • MANDT Certifications within 90 days of appointment and annually thereafter;
  • First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment;
  • Medication Administration Assistance Certification within 90 days of appointment;
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (QMHP-A) certification within 30 days 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 sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in social work or counseling or licensed-eligible.
  • At least one year of experience in working with adults diagnosed with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) in a residential setting.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to: lift and carry up to 15 lbs., independently travel and drive to various sites; transport and observe clients; physically support clients as needed; input, access, and retrieve information from a computer; observe and monitor and document client behavior in electronic health record; perform CPR and/or First Aid; and to climb stairs, walk and stand and bend as needed to carry out job duties. 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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