$86,424.00 - $131,996.80 Annually
Sep 28, 2021
Oct 15, 2021
Full Time
Position Information
Please note: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you have already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

The Department of Human Services is seeking a dynamic and experienced clinician for the position of Emergency Services Supervisor. This employee will have clinical and administrative oversight of the Emergency Services Program, a recovery-oriented and trauma- informed program within the Client Services Entry Bureau. Emergency Services provides crisis intervention, stabilization, and psychiatric services to individuals with imminent behavioral health crises while they are living, visiting, or working in Arlington County. Direct services are provided both in and office and through mobile outreach. This position will be responsible for managing and providing support for the Mandatory Outpatient Treatment program. Clients served by the program are typically experiencing serious mental illness and/or substance use issues. The Emergency Services Supervisor will collaborate with hospitals, Emergency Response Resources, Police, Clinical Supervisors, and Psychiatrists while leading a team of sixteen (16) Emergency Service Clinicians who provide 24/7 comprehensive crisis response in the community.

To learn more about Arlington County's Behavioral Health Division, please visit DHS.

Responsibilities include:
  • Supervising clinicians and their workload to ensure documentation and service capture expectations are met;
  • Planning, directing, and evaluating the implementation of 24/7 programs, services, policies, and procedures to confirm they are accessible, effective, and efficient while meeting quality standards and recommending service improvements;
  • Leading, onboarding, training, and overseeing performance management of staff;
  • Managing the program budget including analyzing revenues and expenditures, maximizing reimbursement opportunities, and creating summary reports;
  • Collecting and analyzing monthly data on all aspects of Emergency Services for the program's Performance Measurement Plan and program utilization review;
  • Providing oversight to all aspects of civil commitment hearings that involve Emergency Services staff;
  • Overseeing expansion or Co-Responder and Diversion programs, including expansion of Office-Based Crisis Stabilization Unit;
  • Representing the Department of Human Services on programs within the community, the region, and the state; and
  • Attending required local, regional and state meetings related to Emergency Services.
Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria
A complete application includes a letter of interest and resume.

  • A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a clinical discipline including Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, or other directly related clinical discipline, all of which required a clinical practicum involving diagnostic and treatment services prior to graduation;
  • Considerable (at least three years) of full-time post-Master's Degree experience providing clinical therapy and other mental health services, which included the application of diagnostic and treatment services and experience coordinating/administering services;
  • Prescreen certification within 90 days of hire; and
  • Must be licensed as a professional counselor, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or psychologist and/or certification as a clinical specialist in psychiatric or mental health nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 90 days of hire.
Substitution: Directly related higher level clinical degrees may substitute for the Master's Degree education requirement and one year of clinical therapy and other mental health services experience.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Managing programs which provide services to individuals experiencing a behavioral health emergency including experience with involuntary treatment;
  • Current licensure as a LCSW, LPC, LCP, or LMFT;
  • Collaborating with criminal justice partners (particularly law enforcement, correctional officers and court staff; and/or
  • Leading large, macro systemic projects.

Special Requirements
Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Selected candidates must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry Check.

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