Emergency Services/mobile Crisis Unit Supervisor

Fairfax, Virginia
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
Sep 21, 2019
Sep 28, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

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

Seeking dynamic, clinically talented individual to supervise a large multidisciplinary Emergency Services team serving individuals with mental health/co-occurring disorders in psychiatric crisis. Must be passionate about people, schooled in all disability areas and exhibit the creativity and flexibility needed to address the needs of at risk seriously mentally ill individuals in the community. Exciting opportunity to work with a program that provides specialized services such as assessment for temporary detention, evaluation for hospitalization and critical stress management. Must be clinically competent to work with people of all ages and be able to provide support and direction regarding county services. A recovery-based orientation is essential along with good leadership skills and the confidence to work with agencies both within and outside of the Community Services Board. Experienced conducting risk assessments, making rapid differential diagnosis, providing crisis intervention along with providing supervision.

Position responsibilities include:
  • Supervising the day-to-day operations of the Emergency Services, Peer Recovery Services, and Mobile Crisis Unit;
  • Providing clinical supervision to staff;
  • Managing administrative tasks;
  • providing direct clinical services;
  • Reviewing clinical records, writing clinical notes, and completing pre-detention and pre-admission evaluation forms;
  • Consulting with representatives from other programs;
  • Providing training to other CSB divisions and outside agencies;
  • Screening and recommending applicants for appointments to Emergency Services;
  • Serving as ES representative to county and regional meetings.
Note: This position has an annual bonus of $3,120 (paid out biweekly).

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Illustrative Duties

  • Responds to requests from Fairfax County Courts, Police, Magistrates, Fire and Rescue and the Department of Family Services (Adult and Child Protective Services) to evaluate and intervene with individuals who are high risk and unable or unwilling to go to a mental health facility for evaluation or treatment, and are in need of psychiatric hospitalization;
  • Supervises day-to-day program operations;
  • Interviews and recommends applicants for appointment to the program;
  • Plans, assigns, and reviews work of team members;
  • Develops and writes procedures and service protocols;
  • Ensures that program is in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, regulations, and statutes;
  • Provides emergency and/or crisis intervention services to extremely high-risk patients;
  • Evaluates clients whose lives may be in substantial and imminent danger or who may pose an imminent, substantial risk to the lives and safety of others;
  • Recommends and coordinates Emergency Custody Orders and Temporary Detention Orders;
  • Evaluates clients' need for psychotropic medications and completes an initial evaluation for psychiatric disorders of medical origin;
  • Receives referrals from and collaborates closely with Federal agencies (Secret Service, FBI, CIA, DIA) when individuals in the CSB's catchment area pose a threat to the President, other federal officials, diplomats, or federal installations within the County;
  • Plans, develops, and provides specialized training programs for public safety agencies and non-emergency trained clinicians;
  • Provides liaison to criminal justice, public safety, human services and other community agencies to facilitate communication and service provision for extremely high risk, seriously mentally ill clients;
  • Represents Emergency Services on multi-disciplinary clinical staffing involving high-risk patients.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of crisis intervention;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in hostage/barricade negotiations;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in critical incident stress debriefings;
  • Thorough knowledge of interviewing techniques;
  • Thorough knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and county laws regarding Emergency Custody Orders, Temporary Detention Orders, and Involuntary Commitments;
  • Knowledge of clinical supervisory methods and techniques;
  • Skill in conducting prescreening evaluations for voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations;
  • Ability to independently conduct risk assessments and mental status evaluations;
  • Ability to formulate complex diagnoses;
  • Ability to prepare, produce, and conduct program presentations;
  • Ability to supervise and train service professionals;
  • Ability to conduct performance evaluations and implement personnel procedures;
  • Ability to function independently in high-stress situations;
  • Ability to successfully perform as a team leader;
  • 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 communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology, clinical social work, or psychiatric nursing; plus three years of related professional experience; or graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, clinical social work, or psychiatric nursing; plus one year of related professional experience.

Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.
  • Possession of a current license 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
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner
  • 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;
  • MANDT; Required within 3 months
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Children and Adolescent (QMHP-C), Required within 3 months
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (QMHP-A) , Required within 3 months
  • Certified Pre-screener (Department of Behavioral Health and Disability), Required within 6 months
  • Certification in Hostage-Barricade Negotiation Techniques, within 12 months of appointment
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.

Certification as a prescreener as defined in the Code of Virginia

Ability to communicate clearly with others, make observations, run/climb several flights of stairs, lift objects up to 20lbs, use keyboard driven equipment, and drive county vehicle. 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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