Behavioral Health Senior Clinician/stabilization Specialist

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Csb A New Beginning, Virginia
$62,587.20 - $104,312.00 Annually
Sep 12, 2020
Sep 25, 2020
Full Time
Job Announcement

Dynamic licensed therapists needed for innovative co-occurring (substance abuse/mental health) positions at detox and residential substance abuse treatment programs. Exciting opportunity for hands on clinical experience, professional development and potential advancement in a progressive Fairfax County agency. This position is primarily Monday thru Friday during business hours. Some flexibility for coverage may be required as needed. Duties include providing counseling and therapy services, crisis intervention, facilitating psycho-educational or therapeutic groups, managing a caseload, discharge, admission and treatment planning. Building and maintaining rapport with Fairfax County agencies as well as outside agencies. Completing and maintaining the electronic health record for residents and for compliance purposes. Providing urine screens and breathalyzers as needed. Working on a multidisciplinary team. All staff in this program are considered emergency services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergency).

**This ad may be used to fill other Senior Clinician positions within the Community Services Board in various locations. Please indicate shift availabliity in supplemental questions.

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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.)
  • Performs complex evaluations and makes independent diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders;
  • Provides individual, family and group treatment;
  • Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with acute, chronic mental illness;
  • Approves and/or implements therapeutic treatment plans;
  • Conducts intensive clinical interventions;
  • Provides family therapy in a residential setting;
  • Recommends, monitors, and coordinates clinical care to non-Community Services Board clients;
  • Prepares court-ordered diagnostic and forensic evaluations, including competency to stand trial, sexual abnormality, presentencing, and sanity at time of offense;
  • Provides discharge planning and coordination of after-care service plans for clients leaving state, local, and private psychiatric hospitals;
  • Collaborates with service professionals as participant/lead of Interdisciplinary Team (IDT);
  • 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 clients requiring multiple services;
  • Monitors and analyzes the impact of psychotropic medication on client's functioning and mental status;
  • Provides risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others;
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management.

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;
  • Thorough knowledge of intake procedures, social history development, and interviewing techniques;
  • Thorough knowledge of major schools of treatment of emotionally and socially disturbed individuals;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Ability to conduct mental health assessments and apply treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses for clients with acute, chronic, severe mental illness;
  • Ability to diagnostically interpret data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private sector organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to monitor and analyze the impact of psychotropic medications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing; plus two years of clinical experience.

Possession of a current license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia in one of the following:
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW),
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC),
  • Clinical Psychologist (LCP),
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT),
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP) or
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).

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. Requires a National Provider Identifier.

  • Experience in serious mental illness and/or substance abuse disorder.
  • Experience in a residential treatment facility for mental health and/or substance abuse disorder.
  • Experience with Medicaid Cases and documentation for programs that bill Medicaid.
  • Licensed as a LPC, LSATP, LCSW or LMFT.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing, visually observe and hear clients, lift up to 25 pounds, sit for 2 consecutive hours, physically assist in an emergency, perform CPR/First aid. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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