$23.85 - $36.41 Hourly
Jun 18, 2021
Jul 02, 2021
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Regional Older Adult Facilities Mental Health Support Team (RAFT) has an opportunity for an Administrative Specialist to become part of an innovative and forward-thinking team. This grant-funded position is part of the Department of Human Services , Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD). RAFT provides intensive multidisciplinary mental health treatment to adults 65 and older discharged or diverted from state psychiatric institutions to local long-term care facilities throughout Northern Virginia. Regional partners include: City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County and Arlington County. At present, staffing includes a program manager, psychiatric nurse, four mental health therapists. Staff is available for 24/7 on-call support to clients and partnering facilities.

This position will provide administrative and supportive services that organize/standardize/support operational functions of a community based intensive mental health treatment team that serves 5 Northern Virginia counties. The addition of this position will reduce the time required to perform administrative tasks and allow clinical staff to focus on clinical work with individuals in long term care settings.

Duties include:

  • Assists in planning, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring the work of the unit
  • Researches and compiles information and statistics
  • Serves as liaison to others in the Department of Human Services
  • Supports Clinical Team by collecting information and processing of financial assessments
  • Scans documents into Electronic Health Record for individual clients
  • Audits Electronic Health Record to ensure scanned documents are accurately posted
  • Ensures RAFT vehicles are maintained according to County policy and schedules
  • Collects data for reports related to metrics and outcomes: Performance Measure Plans, State Performance Contract, Satisfaction Surveys, new RAFT initiatives and pilot projects
  • Develops and maintains outreach and list serves as well as compiles outreach materials and scheduling
  • Develops PowerPoint presentations, marketing materials, virtual presentations and newsletters
  • Administrative office tasks as necessary; and
  • Accompanies clinical staff and clients as needed

The ideal candidate has experience performing a variety of administrative tasks, setting priorities , maintain ing confidentiality , and possess ing excellent verbal and written communication skills. The employee in this position will interact with various customers to include older adults with mental health diagnoses .

Selection Criteria

Completion of the requirements for graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, or field directly related to program area AND One year experience in government performing program support functions or duties directly related to the program area.

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Experience working with individuals with mental health diagnoses
  • Mental Health Training
  • Experience working with older adults

Special Requirements

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 provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record

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