Human Services Clinician Ii (part-time) (adult Day Program)

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$57,387.20 - $87,630.40 Annually
Posted
Sep 14, 2019
Closes
Sep 27, 2019
Ref
6614-20B-DHS-EM
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is hiring an experienced part-time Human Services Clinician to provide mental health services and case management to participants and their caregivers in Arlington County's only adult day health program. The Arlington Adult Day Program (AADP) located at the Walter Reed Community Center provides personalized care during the day to adults with healthcare needs and disabilities, giving them the ability to live at home longer while providing relief and support for their caregivers. Services are available to people 18 years old and older and a variety of diagnoses, but most common are older adults with dementia, Parkinson's Disease, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, and other age-related conditions. Based on a social/medical model, the AADP provides person centered care through adapted therapeutic recreation and socialization, nursing supervision, and access to case management. Care Planning can be complex- addressing needs of program participants and their caregivers.

ADSD is part of an integrated social and wellness model, helping older and vulnerable adults and their caregivers maintain the highest level of independence and quality of life in their community of choice. ADSD connects customers to wrap around supportive services including adult protective services, adult social services, home-based nursing case management, in-home services, Medicare counseling, senior adult mental health, and volunteer guardianship. The population served is culturally and ethnically diverse.

To learn more about services, please visit ADSD.

Responsibilities include:
  • Utilizes evidenced based tools to conduct assessments of AADP program participants;
  • Connects older adults, persons with disabilities, and caregivers to aging services and support resource partners so that clients served may remain safe and independent;
  • Coordinates Medicaid services through the CCC Plus Waiver Program;
  • Conducts discharge planning and exit interviews to ensure a smooth transition to the next level of care for both the participant and caregiver;
  • Provides ongoing caregiver support, counseling, and care management and coordination to participant families;
  • Maintains electronic case records in compliance with applicable clinical and regulatory requirements in the AADP system of record;
  • Works jointly with staff in exploring alternative interventions and approaches when identifying concerns with participants; and
  • Collaborates with healthcare providers including long term care partners and faith communities to provide outreach information and education about AADP.
Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

Minimums:
  • Master's Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Counseling, Gerontology, Psychology, or other directly related clinical discipline;
  • Practicum prior to graduation involving diagnostic, treatment, and case management services with a focus on older adults, gerontology, adult services or a related field; and
  • Two years of post-Master's degree experience providing professional clinical human services, which included the application of diagnostic, treatment, and case management services with an older adult population.
Substitution: A directly related higher level clinical degree may substitute for the Master's degree education requirement and one year of professional clinical social work experience. In the case of such substitution, the remainder of the qualifying work experience must have been gained after the higher-level degree was awarded.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Assessing clients' eligibility for public benefit programs;
  • Providing case management services to persons that require behavioral health or mental health counseling, with disabilities, older adults, and their families;
  • Working with individuals from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds; and/or
  • Virginia licensed or license eligible as a clinical social worker.


Special Requirements

An online application is required.

Applicant must possess or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant'sdriving record.

A background check is required and may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit check and may require signing a release authorizing the County to obtain this information. The position will require travel around Arlington County. Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time the appointment a valid Driver's license from the applicant's place of resident or be willing to use alternative modes of transportation.

A pre-hire background check and State of Virginia Child Welfare and Neglect Central Registry will be required.

Additional Information

Work Hours: A part-time schedule will be set at the time of hire. Monday through Friday, 20 hours per week, between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the application process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

I have read the position description and understand that this is a part-time position at the Arlington County Adult Day Program located at 2909 S. 16th Street, Arlington, VA.
  • Yes
  • No


02

This position requires the completion of a clinical practicum prior to graduation. Please provide the following:
  • Highest level of degree earned:
  • Date of graduation:
  • Discipline of degree:
  • Date(s) of practicum:
  • Place of practicum:
  • Responsibilities of practicum:


03

Please describe your post-Master's degree experience providing professional clinical human services, which included the application of diagnostic and treatment to older adults.

04

Please use this opportunity to highlight your experience providing case management services to older adults and their caregivers.

05

Please describe any experience providing coordination of Medicaid services through the CCC Plus Waiver Program

06

Please describe your experience conducing discharge planning and exit interviewing for older adults and their caregivers.

07

This announcement may be used for future openings of similar positions. If filled by a bilingual candidate an assessment of fluency and oral proficiency in English/Spanish will be required. Are you sufficiently proficient in oral Spanish to interview, assess the needs of, counsel and refer Spanish speaking individuals who have limited English proficiency and who are facing a crisis?
  • Yes
  • No


08

This announcement may be used for future openings of similar positions. Please provide information on your availability for future vacancies.
  • I am available for future full-time openings of similar work.
  • I am available for future part-time openings of similar work.


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