Behavioral Health Supervisor

Alexandria, Virginia
$65,493.17 - $109,155.49 Annually
Oct 19, 2019
Nov 09, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

Supervises approximately four (4) to seven (7) case managers and/or senior licensed clinicians. Manages triaging, case management, and therapy services for approximately 150 youth (ages 3 to 23) and families each year. Interfaces with referral sources on existing cases and/or new referrals. Involved in Comprehensive Services Act activities. Provides active management of clinical service utilization including client flow through services, and compliance with Community Service Boards (CSB), county, insurance, Medicaid, state and federal regulations. Ensures that recordkeeping is in compliance with federal, state and local regulations and that state performance goals are met along with revenue targets. Manages human resources issues of supervisees, in coordination with the CSB Human Resources Department, to include hiring and disciplinary actions. Continually reviews service quality, staff service competency, and management of the site and services. Determines staff training needs. Participates in quality improvement activities and interfaces with public/private sector agency to facilitate solid service delivery. Reviews, interprets, and implements changes prescribed by regulatory agencies. Provides occasional direct services with youth and families. The successful candidate will have the ability to interpret and follow work processes and procedures. Solves problems and performs service system analysis and changes to improve services. Strong management skills. Ability to work well in a team environment and with other service agencies. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong clinical abilities and skills.

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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.)
Provides staff supervision for all clinical aspects of the program;
Plans, assigns, and reviews work of team members;
Interviews and selects candidates for various positions;
Performs complex evaluations and makes independent diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) - 10;
Provides individual, family and group treatment;
Maintains a caseload of diverse, complex, and high risk individuals;
Develops treatment plans and adapts treatment interventions and approaches;
Provides assessment and treatment services to individuals presenting a wide variety of emotional, social, and mental disorders over a range of severity;
Consults with professionals on a variety of problems including delivery of needed services for clinically complex cases;
Provides liaison to community agencies to facilitate communication and service provision for individuals requiring multiple services;
Develops and implements program activities and services, including training and educational activities;
Under direction, develops and implements a specialized program which is designed to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of service provision;
Supervises day-to-day program operations;
Promotes awareness of program services through presentations;
Develops and monitors program's policies and procedures;
Ensures that program is in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, regulations, and statutes;
Mediates and facilitates inter-and intra-program issues needing a systems perspective;
Plans, recommends, and executes quality initiatives related to mental health standards;
Monitors and analyzes the impact of psychotropic medication on an individual's functioning and mental status;
Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management;
Ensures that a facility is maintained in good operating condition and compliant with health and safety, licensure, and regulatory requirements.

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 humans;
Thorough knowledge of the elements of a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment and interviewing techniques;
Thorough knowledge of and ability to implement recovery oriented practices and person-centered planning;
Knowledge of major schools of treatment inclusive of substance abuse prevention and treatment methods/techniques;
Core skills in motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapies;
Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, sociological, and addiction terminology and concepts;
Knowledge of clinical supervisory methods and techniques;
Knowledge of alcohol and/or drug addiction and the physiological and psychological effects;
Knowledge of existing referral agencies and community resources;
Demonstrated case management skills;
Ability to formulate diagnoses and to diagnostically interpret data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews;
Ability to evaluate the severity of individuals' substance use, psychiatric symptoms, and impact on daily functioning; and implement commensurate level of treatment and support;
Ability to manage a caseload and manage the workflow of the team;
Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with individuals receiving services and the individuals and families who support them;
Ability to prepare, produce, and conduct program presentations;
Ability to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate programs;
Ability to supervise and train service professionals;
Ability to successfully perform as a team leader/member;
Ability to evaluate performance, provide feedback, coach, correct, and implement personnel procedures;
Ability to function independently in high stress situations;
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, supervisors, public and private sector organizations, community groups, and the general public;
Ability to successfully perform as a team leader/member;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited college with at least a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing plus three years of clinical experience or a doctoral degree in psychology, social, counseling or nursing plus one year of clinical experience. Must be eligible to be licensed 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.

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 .
  • Currently licensed 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.
  • First Aid and CPR certification within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout Community Services Board employment, for positions in residential and some outreach programs.

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.

  • Spanish speaking individuals are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for a stipend.
  • Three or more years of experience as a supervisor.
  • Three or more years of experience working with seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.

Ability to attend meetings at various sites and use keyboard driven equipment. 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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