BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPIST (LICENSED)

Location
Virginia
Salary
$73,632.00 - $112,507.20 Annually
Posted
Nov 19, 2021
Closes
Dec 31, 2021
Ref
6347-22B-DHS-EM
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Please note: We are recruiting for current and future vacancies in the following areas:

Aging & Disability Services Division
Child & Family Services Division
Behavioral Healthcare Division

Arlington County Government is creating a talent pool to be used to fill current and future vacancies in the field of Behavioral Health Therapy at multiple levels following the standards for licensure set forth by the Virginia Department of Health Professions. Complete just one application to be considered for openings throughout the recruitment window of October 15, 2021 - December 31, 2021.

For more information about the Arlington County Department of Human Services, please visit DHS

We are seeking licensed Behavioral Health Therapists for various divisions within DHS. Although positions may be underfilled at the Non-VA Licensed or Resident/Supervisee, licensure must be earned within three years of hire. The Department of Human Services will provide supervision to staff in pursuit of licensure. The applicable salary range for each designation is as follows:
  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPIST (LICENSED): $73,632.00 - $112,507.20
  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPIST (NON-VA LICENSED): $64,084.80 - $97,947.20
  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (RESIDENT/SUPERVISEE): $64,084.80 - $97,947.20
Applications submitted during the open period will be considered continuously for vacancies which become available through December 31, 2021. Openings may be for full- or part-time opportunities, and the population served may vary in age or circumstance depending upon the specific program area within the Department of Human Services.

Responsibilities for Behavioral Health Therapists (Licensed) may include the following:
  • Conducting initial intake evaluations or assessments to determine level of care needed;
  • Providing crisis intervention and facilitating psychiatric admissions;
  • Developing and implementing treatment plans;
  • Establishing effective therapeutic relationships with clients;
  • Providing individual consultation and/or family therapy as well as facilitating groups;
  • Case management and care coordination;
  • Linking clients with case management services and/or referring to community resources;
  • Participating as a team member providing coordinated care of services;
  • Traveling to serve clients in the community;
  • Delivering, counseling, and monitoring medication given to clients; and
  • Competing extensive medical records to ensure compliance with clinical, funding, and program licensing regulations/standards.
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
Note: Please refer to the guidelines for registration and licensure set forth by the Virginia Department of Health Professions prior to completing this application.

Minimums:
Behavioral Health Therapist (Licensed):
  • Possess one of the following professional licenses from the Virginia Department of Health Professions: LPC, LCP, LMFT, or LCSW.
Behavioral Health Therapist (Non-VA Licensed):
  • Possess a license in a jurisdiction other than Virginia and are performing supervised assessment and evaluation, diagnostic, treatment planning, case management and counseling work while awaiting licensure from the Virginia Department of Health Professions of the following professional licenses related to a behavioral health discipline: (LPC), (LCP), (LMFT), (LCSW);
  • License must be obtained within 90 days of hire; and
  • While awaiting licensure from the State of Virginia (LPC), (LCP), (LMFT), (LCSW), must meet the criteria of a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Adult (QMHP-A) or a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Child (QMHP-C) per the Virginia Board of Counseling regulations within 60 days of hire.
Behavioral Health (Resident/Supervisee):
  • Perform supervised assessment and evaluation, diagnostic, treatment planning, case management, and counseling work as a trainee in order to obtain one of the following professional licenses related to a behavioral health discipline in the state of Virginia:
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
    • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Must meet the educational requirements to obtain a temporary license as a Resident in Counseling (for LPC or LMFT) or Resident in Clinical Psychology (for LCP), or register as a Supervisee in Social Work (LCSW) with the Virginia Department of Health Professions within 90 days of hire;
  • Meet the criteria of a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Adult (QMHP-A) or a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Child (QMHP-C) per the Virginia Board of Counseling regulations within 60 days of hire; and
  • Obtain appropriate licensure within three years of hire.
Education: Completion of the requirements for obtaining a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy, or other directly related clinical discipline with internships and practicum requirements specified by the Virginia Department of Health Professions.

Special Requirements
The 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 ability to use alternative modes of transportation. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record and criminal history which may include an NCIC check, a Virginia State Police background check, an FBI fingerprint background check, and/or a Virginia Department of Social Services Child Protective Services Central Registry search.

An online application is required. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the application process. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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