Behavioral Health Specialist Ii- Youth & Family

Fairfax, Virginia
$57,384.29 - $95,640.27 Annually
Jul 31, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Act as a High Fidelity Wraparound Facilitator and implement the wraparound planning process with high fidelity and in strict accordance with the wraparound principles and model. The model includes four distinct service phases and has related tasks, products and outcomes for each. Facilitator will be responsible for the timely completion of, but not limited to, the following: Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment, Youth/Family-specific Plan of Care (monthly reports), Safety Plan, Utilization review/authorization requests and other program-specific and/or Children's Services Act (CSA)- related documentation. Facilitator is focused on developing and leading an intensive, individualized plan of care and safety plan for children and youth. The goal of the Youth and Family Team is to effectively and successfully meet the emotional and behavioral needs of the youth and family in order to eliminate the need for more restrictive placements.

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

Note: National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) self-query report will be required for all applicants registering for QMHP-A and QMHP-C.

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

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.)
  • Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with a variety of substance use, developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses;
  • Collaborates with service professionals inside and outside of the Community Services Board;
  • Provides case management, outreach and engagement services as needed;
  • 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;
  • Provides entry, navigation and/or referral services for individuals, families and other concerned persons;
  • 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 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.

  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another state) maintained throughout employment with CSB.
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Children and Adolescent (QMHP-C) -Required within 1 month of hire.
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, 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).

  • Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field.
  • Experience working with Children's Services Act (CSA) in Virginia.
  • Case management experience to children, youth, and families.
  • Bilingual.
Ability to independently drive vehicle to work at various locations across CSB regional area. Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend & write as needed to complete job duties. Must be able to observe client behavior/appearance & be able to converse with clients, co-workers and other youth serving agency staff. Ability to use keyboard driven equipment. 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.

Similar jobs