Behavioral Health Specialist Ii - Behavioral Health Outpatient & Case Management Services

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Alexandria, Virginia
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
Apr 24, 2021
May 08, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

An exciting opportunity exists to be a part of a state of the art clinical treatment facility where integrated treatment in behavioral health care is on the cutting edge. This position serves as a co-occurring capable/enhanced clinician serving individuals with both Substance use disorders as well as serious mental illness (SMI). Duties include completing intake evaluations/assessments, in-depth psycho-social histories, as well as comprehensive evaluations of individuals who are court ordered to treatment. Must be able to develop detailed client centered treatment plans, conduct individual therapy as well as facilitate groups, conduct psycho-education classes and provide family treatment. Will function autonomously as well as be a part of a large team. Maintains detailed electronic health records meeting state local and federal performance contract expectations. Case management duties to include completing urinalysis, and breathalyzer, linking, monitoring, advocating for and connecting to any and all community resources. A passion for community mental health is required with a positive attitude of "nothing is impossible" is essential.

Note: This advertisement is for multiple positions.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the CSB has temporarily transitioned to offering telehealth services such as support coordination, therapy, counseling, case management and prescribing, via Zoom for Healthcare, by phone and/or video. As a result of this transition, many of our positions offer flexible work arrangement opportunities as we continue providing critical services for adults and youth who have mental illness, substance use disorders and/or developmental disabilities

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.)
  • Makes behavioral health diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, International Classification of Diseases or other diagnostic tools as required;
  • Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with a variety of substance use, developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses;
  • Develops client and/or family centered therapeutic treatment plans, with consideration given to the nature and severity of the behavioral health problem, family, cultural and employment related circumstances, legal involvement, individual and family histories, physical condition, and other pertinent factors;
  • Implements therapeutic treatment plan under clinical supervision;
  • Conducts independent behavioral health intakes and assessments;
  • Provides individual, group, and/or family treatment under supervision;
  • Collaborates with service professionals inside and outside of the Community Services Board;
  • Adapts and modifies treatment interventions as indicated;
  • Provides case management, outreach and engagement services as needed;
  • Conducts wellness and health promotion services;
  • Maintains all electronic health records according to federal, state and department regulations, ensuring that records of clients on their caseload are complete, accurate and comprehensive;
  • Advocates on behalf of clients regarding rights and needed services;
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of community groups and public and private agencies;
  • Assesses and monitors the impact of medication on client's functioning and consults with medical professionals as needed;
  • Administers medication as ordered by a physician in accordance with department regulations;
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management with support and supervision as needed;
  • Provides ongoing risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others with support and supervision as needed;
  • Provides entry, navigation and/or referral services for individuals, families and other concerned persons;
  • Prepares and administers behavioral health educational curricula;
  • Testifies in court to regarding client's services, progress and recommendations as required.

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 assessment processes, methods of gathering social history and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of existing public and private agencies and community resources;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plan;
  • Ability to perform behavioral health and risk assessments and apply evidence based/informed treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to manage a caseload;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with clients;
  • 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.

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.
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (QMHP-A) - Required within 1 month
  • Qualified Mental Health Case Manager (QMHCM) - Required within 1 month

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.

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

  • Master's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling, or related field.
  • Strong case management skills/therapy skills, as well as expertise in serving individuals with co-occurring disorders.
  • Experience with and skills in Motivational interviewing, and stages of change.
  • Knowledge of and experience with evidence based therapies and ability to adapt them to the current population in treatment.
  • Previous experience and knowledge of DSM and diagnostic and intake procedures, knowledge of in-depth intake procedures/social histories, knowledge of psychotropic medication.
  • Experience in integrating combined therapies for individuals experiencing co-occurring disorders.
Work is primarily sedentary in nature and located in the office. Ability to travel to attend meetings; communicate with others; and to lift up to 15lbs. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and to access, input, and retrieve computer data. Ability to observe, process, and document clinical information and make clinical interventions. 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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