BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Location
Virginia
Salary
$57,387.20 - $87,630.40 Annually
Posted
Nov 13, 2020
Closes
Nov 27, 2020
Ref
6322-21A-DHS-EM
Function
Management
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

The Behavioral Healthcare Division is recruiting for the position of Behavioral Health Specialist (Adult Case Manager) to provide services and referrals to adults with serious mental illness, many whom are also dually diagnosed with co-occurring substance use disorders. The Case Manager is part of a multidisciplinary team which includes social workers, a clinical psychologist, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and ancillary support staff. Case Management is provided with an emphasis on trauma informed care and recovery principles while working in collaboration with other team members, community agencies, professionals, and family members. The employee may use an Arlington County vehicle to conduct home visits or transport clients to appointments. The population served is ethnically and culturally diverse. This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon funding availability.

To learn more about the Department of Human Services and the Behavioral Healthcare Division, please visit DHS.

Responsibilities include:
  • Making assessment of clients presenting symptoms to identify services needs;
  • Providing treatment planning, risk assessment, and crisis stabilization;
  • Providing home visits to assess clients as needed;
  • Linking clients to resources in the community for testing, treatment or other services;
  • Transporting clients to community services and resources as needed;
  • Leading psycho-educational groups; and
  • Documenting treatment plans and progress to ensure compliance with clinical, funding, and program licensing regulations and standards.
The successful candidate will apply previous work experience with the adult population to work with community agencies, professionals, and family members. Case management services may be provided in a clinical environment or as outreach services within the community.

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:
  • Completion of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy, or other directly related clinical discipline;
  • Two years of post-bachelor's degree experience providing behavioral health services to the adult population; and
  • Meets the criteria of and register with the State as a Qualified Mental Health Professional-Adult (QMHP-A) within 60 days of hire (ref: https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/docs/QMHP_FAQs.pdf )
Substitution: A Master's degree may substitute for the experience requirement.

Desirables:
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy, or other directly related clinical discipline; and/or
  • Providing case management and supportive counseling services to adults including those with substance use or co-occurring disorders.


Special Requirements

The 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. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, 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's driving record.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.

Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with some flexibility.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection 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.

This is a grant funded position and is contingent upon funding availability.

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

Please acknowledge that you can meet the criteria of and register with the State as a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Adult (QMHP-A) within 60 days of hire.
  • Yes
  • No


02

Please provide the following:
  • Highest level of degree earned:
  • Date of graduation:
  • Concentration of degree:
  • Accredited college attended:
  • Licensure or credentials:


  • 03

    Please describe your case management experience working with adults with serious mental illness including dates and places of employment.

    04

    Are you substituting a Master's degree for the experience requirement?
    • Yes
    • No


    05

    Please describe your two years of experience working in social services providing program delivery to adults with serious mental illness.

    06

    Please describe your experience working with adults with substance use disorders and/or those with co-occurring disorders.

    07

    This announcement may be used to fill similar vacancies in the future. Please indicate your area(s) of interest. Check all that apply.
    • I am interested in full-time employment
    • I am interested in part-time employment


    08

    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


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