Specialty Courts Manager (behavioral Health Manager)

Fairfax, Virginia
$72,032.27 - $120,054.06 Annually
Sep 14, 2019
Sep 28, 2019
Healthcare, Law
Full Time
Job Announcement

Recruiting for a highly skilled and passionate clinician with strong leadership skills to provide management for the Fairfax County specialty courts and the CSB court-based treatment efforts of Diversion First. Must be experienced in providing services to individuals with mental health/co-occurring disorders who may be in crisis. Position requires advanced knowledge of mental health, substance use and developmental disabilities, manager must be skilled and creative in addressing complex situations and navigating available resources to be used in responding to individual needs. Understands the criminal justice system and applies that knowledge to work in partnership with individuals served, their families, attorneys, judges and law enforcement partners. Demonstrates strong skills in employee management, teambuilding, development of a dedicated, results driven, and recovery-oriented workforce.

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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. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
Supervises day-to-day program operations;
Provides clinical management and senior clinical direction to the program and staff;
Establishes procedures for intake and assessment, service delivery, case management, record keeping, and the handling of clinical correspondence;
Leads clinical team meetings; Provides guidance and advises staff and clinical supervisors on difficult and complex cases, and provides policy guidance and interpretation;
Evaluates program to ensure effective and efficient service delivery and develops plans to address identified gaps in services;
Ensures that programs meet all agency, state performance goals and objectives, as well as compliance with all applicable licensing requirements, funding mandates, standards, and regulations;
Ensures that all programs are in compliance with documentation standards;
Ensures health and safety of all clients and staff, while following all federal, state, and local regulations and licensing requirements;
Prepares and/or supervises preparation of reports as needed;
Develops and implements new service initiatives and/or revises existing services;
Manages program budget including revenues and expenditures;
Examines and evaluates individual aspects of cases for program appropriateness;
Establishes and participates in case-oriented consultative and educative planning with community agencies, groups and schools;
Provides input to CSB Service Director on service policies and procedures and assists in program development;
Serves on committees formulating and implementing procedures for the provision of services from multiple service areas and/or human service agencies;
Represents program/ agency at meetings and activities with citizen groups and community agencies;
Participates in senior management team and committees;
Resolves complaints and human rights allegations;
Responds to reports of adverse incidents or emergency situations, and informs appropriate management personnel of action taken;
Ensures proper maintenance, safety and security of facilities;
Participates in planning, implementing and evaluating behavioral health contract services;
Participates in writing and developing grants.

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;
Knowledge of various behavioral health treatment and prevention strategies, methods, and techniques;
Knowledge of intake procedures, social history development, and interviewing techniques;
Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
Knowledge of alcohol and drug addiction and the physiological and psychological effects;
Knowledge of co-occurring developmental disabilities;
Knowledge of managed care and Medicaid requirements;
Knowledge of referral agencies and community resources;
Knowledge of budgetary procedures;
Ability to develop, coordinate, and manage behavioral health programs;
Ability to plan, develop, and evaluate a variety of evidence based service delivery options;
Ability to manage, train, and supervise a variety of clinical and support staff;
Ability to provide consultation in areas of clinical expertise;
Ability to compile and analyze data and draw sound conclusions;
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, public and private sector organizations, community groups and the general public;
Ability to lead/motivate a workforce to achieve program objectives;
Ability to work as a team member/leader and develop teamwork in others;
Ability to conduct performance evaluations and implement personnel policies and procedures;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field, plus five years of related professional experience, of which two, years must have been in a supervisory role.

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 .
  • Must be currently licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia in one of the following:
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
    • Licensed Professional Counselor,
    • Clinical Psychologist,
  • First Aid and CPR certification within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment;
  • 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.
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (QMHP-A)-Required within 1 month of hire
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.

Currently certified as a Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (QMHP-A)

The Adult Detention Center (ADC) is not barrier free. Ability to walk significant distances within multiple buildings, climb stairs and respond to physical requirements necessary to comply with security and safety regulations. Ability to use keyboard driven equipment, drive independently to offsite meetings and trainings, communicate effectively orally and in writing and make observations. Ability to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items up to five pounds in weight. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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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