Behavioral Health Specialist Ii - Youth & Family

Location
Reston, Virginia
Salary
$57,384.29 - $95,640.27 Annually
Posted
Sep 25, 2021
Closes
Oct 09, 2021
Ref
21-01956
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves as clinical expert and behavioral health consultant and liaison for youth accessing CSA (Children’s Services Act) services and Mental Health Initiative funds. Provides assistance with crisis care planning, discharge planning, ascertaining of community based supports, managing multiple services and representing the Community Services Board in the CSA process. Completes all clinical and administrative paperwork in a timely manner. Attends and participates in required team based planning meetings, program meetings and site meetings. Assist clients in management of completion of all necessary paperwork. In collaboration with community-based and treatment teams, work with other agency representatives to help clients secure necessary services, both private and public, to promote mental health, prosocial skills and healthy community living. Participates in state hospital discharge planning as necessary. Attends and participates in supervision with direct supervisor. Participates in weekly staff meetings and completes necessary trainings on an ongoing basis.

This position includes a signing bonus for new hires of $2,000 (full-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 in this program, watch our 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;
  • Conducts independent behavioral health intakes and assessments;
  • 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 perform behavioral health and risk assessments and apply evidence based/informed treatment approaches/modalities;
  • 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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 or Bachelor’s degree with a valid Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) certification plus one year of clinical experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • 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) - within 1 month of hire
  • Qualified Mental Health Case Manager (QMHCM) - 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 .

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.

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

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in social work, counseling, or related field.
  • Bilingual.
  • Experience with Children's Services Act in Virginia.
  • Case management experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to travel unassisted county wide to participate in meetings, trainings, and supervision at various locations including schools, courts and county offices. 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 military status 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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