Behavioral Health Senior Clinician - Behavioral Health Outpatient & Case Management Services

Alexandria, Virginia
$63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
Jul 10, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves as a clinical expert and primary therapist, independently performing diagnostic formulations and complex/comprehensive evaluations plans and provides direct client care to include interventions for stabilization, relapse prevention, community maintenance, and adaptive behavior change. Performs crisis intervention, treatment, psychoeducational programming, consultation, agency representation, case management, dual diagnosis intervention, supervision of students, and other duties as assigned. Maintains detailed clinical charts and confidentiality according to all local, state and federal standards, regulations and statutes. Provides a minimum of 26 direct clinical service hours per week. Position requires incumbent to be licensed in one of the following: licensed clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor or clinical psychologist.

This position includes a signing bonus for new hires of $2,000 (full-time) or $1,000 (part-time).

Note: This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

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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;
  • Provides family therapy in a residential setting;
  • Recommends, monitors, and coordinates clinical care to non-Community Services Board clients;
  • Prepares court-ordered diagnostic and forensic evaluations, including competency to stand trial, sexual abnormality, presentencing, and sanity at time of offense;
  • Provides discharge planning and coordination of after-care service plans for clients leaving state, local, and private psychiatric hospitals;
  • 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 intake procedures, social history development, and interviewing techniques;
  • 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 diagnostically interpret data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private sector organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to monitor and analyze the impact of psychotropic medications;
  • 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.

  • Valid driver's license.
  • 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.

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

  • Training and/or experience providing integrated services to seriously mentally ill, substance use
    disorder and/or co-occurring adults.
  • Strong/expert level group facilitation skills.
  • Experience with and knowledge of the aging population and its issues, particularly life stage/developmental challenges common to the geriatric population.
  • Competent in crisis management.
  • Knowledge of DSM and diagnostic intake procedures.
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medication and its effects, as well as in-depth biopsychosocial history development.
  • Knowledge of CSB, county, and community resources.
  • Experience with Motivational interviewing and stages of change.
  • Experience with and knowledge of various substance abuse prevention and treatment methods/techniques.
  • Culturally competent.
  • Bilingual capability a plus.

Ability to independently transport self (sometimes others using county vehicle) and fulfill duties at other sites as needed. Ability to observe, process and document clinical information and make clinical interventions appropriate to client need. Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer. 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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