Behavioral Health Senior Clinician - Intensive Community Treatment Services

Location
Reston, Virginia
Salary
$63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
Posted
Jul 17, 2021
Closes
Jul 31, 2021
Ref
21-01396
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of the Intensive Case Management Team. Provides team-based treatment on a 6 member interdisciplinary psychiatric outreach team providing rehabilitation, clinical case management, crisis intervention and stabilization, support services, and supportive counseling to persons with serious and persistent mental illness served by the North-County ICM Team. Recovery-oriented services are provided via individual, side-by-side, family, and group modalities in mostly non-traditional community/outreach venues (e.g., unsheltered settings, homeless shelters, jails, hospitals, client homes, job sites, etc). The team includes mental health clinicians, behavioral health nurses, senior clinician, supervisor and psychiatrists. The position is based out of the Northwest Center, in the Reston area of Fairfax County.

This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new hires into the Behavioral Health Senior Clinician classification, in the amount of $2,000 (full-time) or $1,000 (part-time).

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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;
  • Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with acute, chronic mental illness;
  • Approves and/or implements therapeutic treatment plans;
  • Conducts intensive clinical interventions;
  • Recommends, monitors, and coordinates clinical care to non-Community Services Board clients;
  • 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing; plus two years of clinical experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • 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.
  • A valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) maintained throughout employment with CSB.
  • CPR/First Aid (Required within 6 months)
  • MANDT (Required within 6 months)
Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.

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

May be required to work some evening hours as determined by program need. This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Prior experience delivering community based behavioral health services.
  • Experience with delivering crisis stabilization/management services to individuals with severe mental illness and/or co-occurring (MH/SA) disorders.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to drive a car and conduct out of office visits in homes, hospitals, jails, shelters, or outdoors. Ability to communicate with clients & coworkers, observe and report on client appearance and behavior; sit, walk, stand & bend, write as needed. Ability to operate keyboard driven computer equipment, tablet device, and enter/retrieve data on electronic health record. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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