Behavioral Health Senior Clinician

Fairfax, Virginia
$62,587.20 - $104,312.00 Annually
Dec 04, 2020
Dec 12, 2020
Full Time
Job Announcement

This is a challenging opportunity for clinicians who desire to be part of a dynamic, community-based treatment program that provides evidence-based treatment to youth and their families. Serves children, adolescents, and their families (ages 3-21) who are at risk or have serious emotional disturbance, substance use disorders, and co-occurring conditions including developmental disabilities. Completes comprehensive assessments specific to the needs of the at-risk/SED/SMI and co-occurring populations to include court ordered individuals and may include drug screening as needed. Maintains collaborative relationships with youth and families and develops client centered treatment plans, as well as conducts individual, group and family therapy. Functions independently on a multidisciplinary team, as primary therapist/case manager and provide a variety of outpatient treatment services to a diagnostically, culturally, and socio-economically diverse client populations. Case management duties include ongoing assessment, linking, monitoring, and coordinating with community partners such as Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic relations District Court, Department of Family Services, and medical providers. CSB clinicians assist families with obtaining services through the Comprehensive Services Act (CSA). Participates in clinical training and supervision in evidence-based treatments and could also have opportunities to work with interns or other trainees. Must be computer literate and able to maintain the electronic health record, to include electronic documentation that meets state, local and federal performance contract expectations. Duties also include working at least two late evenings per week, determined by program need.

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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.)
  • 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;
  • 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 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 develop and maintain effective working relationships with 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 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,
    • Licensed Professional Counselor,
    • Clinical Psychologist,
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,
    • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.

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.

  • Bilingual (English - Spanish)
  • Previous clinical experience with providing behavioral health services to youths.
  • Experience with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring disorders (COD) in a community outpatient setting.
  • Clinical experience providing assessments, therapy and case management services.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Five (DSM-V), International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) and diagnostic intake procedures.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to communicate well with others and lift up to 15 lbs. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a practical 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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