Behavioral Health Specialist Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Posted
Aug 17, 2019
Closes
Aug 31, 2019
Ref
19-01724
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This position will support Outpatient Services and the Student Assistance Program (SAP), a collaborative program between the Community Services Board, Fairfax County Public Schools and Fairfax County's Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides assessment and treatment planning for students who are at risk or who are actively using substances. Position provides a broad range of case management services, support services and other direct services to youth with serious emotional disturbances, mental illness and/or substance use issues. Provides clinical assessments to determine treatment needs, treatment planning, linking to community resources, service coordination with other agencies and participating in Comprehensive Services Act functions. Case management will also include monitoring treatment compliance, monitoring effectiveness of medication, advocating for client's changing needs, developing a crisis plan for a client at risk and helping older adolescents plan for transition to adult services. Monitors treatment plan progress. Maintains accurate and detailed clinical records and other documentation according to all local, state and federal standards. Performs utilization management activities relating to requirements of insurance companies, Medicaid, and the Community Services Board policies and procedures. Licensure supervision may be provided.

The schedule is 40 hours a week, Monday - Friday, with one evening until 6pm and two evenings until 8pm. Applicants who are fluent in other languages, especially Spanish, are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for a stipend.

Note: Salary for this position will not exceed the mid-point of the pay range. 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.)
  • 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

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • 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:
Contingent upon the area of assignment, some positions within this class may require specific certification(s) prior to employment and/or the ability to acquire necessary certification(s) within a specified time period following employment. The certifications are identified in the position description and employment advertisement .
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Child (QMHP-C)-Required within 3 months of hire
  • Qualified Mental Health Case Manager (QMHCM)-Required within 3 months 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 sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Previous experience in behavioral health settings.
  • 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 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; 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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