Behavioral Health Specialist Ii - Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention Services

Community Services Board, Virginia
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Feb 06, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Are you passionate about mental health and reducing stigma? Are you committed to working in partnership with the community and using a public health approach to behavioral health prevention? Are you skilled in public speaking, training and enjoy data? This is an exciting opportunity to join the Wellness, Health Promotion and Prevention team with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.

Delivers comprehensive, evidence-based, substance use prevention and mental health promotion services to children, youth, adults, and families throughout the community. Facilitates, TTY (Talk, They Hear You), MHFA (Mental Health First Aid), ACE Interface, REVIVE, QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) and other prevention programming. Due to the pandemic, training has shifted to a virtual environment and when possible in-person. These services are designed to incorporate new and innovative ways to reinforce positive social norms and engage communities to choose healthy behaviors, while making changes that reduce the impact of risky behaviors. Opportunity to be a part of transformative change by implementing environmental strategies aimed at creating population-level change. Establishes and maintains relationships with community partners to build capacity in the community via presentations, consultations, and technical assistance. Engages community partners to identify and mobilize resources. Implements, collaborates with, and supports countywide health promotion and substance abuse prevention initiatives and campaigns. Implements SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework to address substance use and wellness issues within a community setting. Develops and implements social media campaigns and public health messaging. Participates in community-level planning and data collection and evaluation. Bilingual Spanish - English strongly preferred.

CSB is committed to the One Fairfax Policy, a policy aimed at racial and social equity by ensuring all individuals in Fairfax have an opportunity to reach their highest level of personal achievement. This position is responsible for ensuring that this policy is at the forefront of our community-based wellness and prevention services.

Note: Eligible for a bilingual language stipend.

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. The positions will be based in Chantilly and/or South County.

To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video " CSB: Making a Difference in Our Community ".

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 job description.)
  • Collaborates with service professionals inside and outside of the Community Services Board;
  • Conducts wellness and health promotion services;
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of community groups and public and private agencies;
  • Prepares and administers behavioral health educational curricula.

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.)
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of behavioral health services and social development of the individual;
  • Knowledge of evidence based behavioral health treatment methods;
  • Knowledge of psychological, physiological and psychiatric terminology, theories and practices;
  • Knowledge of existing public and private agencies and community resources;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private
  • organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or a related field, plus one year of clinical experience.

Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another State) at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB.

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 .

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

  • Bilingual Spanish - English strongly preferred
  • Experienced with facilitating prevention-focused training to community groups
  • Experience with implementing community workshops
  • Certified Trainer in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA); REVIVE; Question Persuade Refer (QPR)
  • Certified Prevention Specialist
Ability to physically lift up to 20 pounds and lead and participate in alternative activities. Personal vehicle required to attend meetings and community functions at sites throughout the county. 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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