Therapist Supervisor, Detox Project Manager

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Alexandria, VA
$65,786.76 - $90,150.84 Annually
Sep 08, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Full Time
Therapist Supervisor

Detox Project Manager

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Therapist Supervisor position.

An Overview
The Therapist Supervisor / Detox Project Manager’s primary goal are to provide administrative technical and full project management oversight to support the deliverables and activities associated with the Arlington MOA to ensure project success. Position is the lead agent providing clinical, administrative and management oversight of the Arlington MOA. The Project Manager is responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders to successfully carry out all activities associated with this MOA, including detailed data and budget management. Tasks are performed in accordance with established policies and procedures under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Clinical and Emergency Services.

What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate should have thorough knowledge of individual and group behavior; thorough knowledge of evidence-based practice and psychotherapy techniques as applied in clinical and residential setting for individuals diagnosed with substance use and/or co-occurring disorder, intellectual disabilities, and/or mental health treatment programs; skill in clinical assessment and diagnosis; ability to apply casework and group work philosophy; ability to interpret properly assess clinical treatment recommendations and report findings to leadership staff; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, relatives of clients, associates and stakeholder organizations.

The Opportunity
  • Responsible for assisting individuals access residential treatment using the Arlington MOA.
  • Responsible for collaborating with Alexandria and/or Arlington treatment providers involved in the care of clients or other referral sources to assure transfer of accurate and timely clinical information as needed.
  • Develop a utilization review system to include but not limited to the following: call tracking system, tracking admissions to Arlington, budget tracking, and client tracking to include but not limited to client satisfactory.
  • Provide clinical and administrative oversite of the Arlington MOA including ongoing review of clinical activity and documentation ensure conformance with treatment and record keeping standards.
  • Assure adherence to clinical, contractual and licensure standards/regulations through review of client and chart supervision. Conduct quality improvement activities such as record review.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled treatment team meetings with multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
  • Maintain electronic medical record system up-to-date and in conformance with CARF and Department standards.
  • Attend all relevant team meetings and assists Team Leaders in sharing information with outpatient team.
  • Monitors the quantity and quality of services provided through the MAO to ensure that services are accessible, effective, recovery oriented, and meet licensing and other standards.
  • Prepares budget reports and monitors expenditures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
About the Department
The Center for Adult Services (CAS) provides programs and services in Aging; Adult Protective Services; Clinical & Emergency Services; and Community & Residential Support Services for seniors and for persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. CAS provides compassionate and effective person-centered services based on best practices. Our teams support self-determination, safety and recovery for Alexandria residents affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Master'sdegree in a Human Services field; At least two years post-graduate workexperience in providing direct clinical services to clients having psychiatricand/or substance abuse disorders; At least two years post-master's experienceproviding diagnostic evaluations, assessments, and crisis intervention.Licensed in Virginia as an LCSW, LPC, LSATP, or Clinical Psychologist OR islicense eligible (has completed all required education and supervision asrequired by applicable board) as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC),Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Substance Abuse TreatmentPractitioner (LSATP), or Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginiaat the time of appointment; if license eligible, the employee must obtainVirginia license at the first available opportunity, but no later than one yearafter appointment. Good driving record/background check; or any equivalentcombination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge,skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Crisis Management experience. Possession of licensure in the State of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Substance Abuse Professional at time of appointment. At least five years of experience in grants management and/or project management. At least five years providing substance abuse treatment including those with co-occurring disorders in a community environment. Proficient in the use of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria to determine substance use disorder treatment placement. Experience utilizing best practices for substance use disorder and co-occurring treatment and working with consumers in residential treatment settings. Thorough familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and project scheduling computer applications. Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently. Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines. Demonstrated experience in budget and financial management. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent critical and creative thinking and analytical skills.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to: FBI/Federal Records Check; VA State Child Abuse/Neglect Registry; Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Database; education/certifications; and driver’s license.

Schedule: Work hours will be determined upon offer of employment based on program needs. The program is open Monday through Thursday, 7:0AM - 8:30PM and Friday, 7:00AM - 4:00PM. As an Essential Employee, staff will be expected to work evenings, overnight shifts and weekends as well as during holidays, or inclement weather if they have been scheduled.

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