$111,883.20 - $170,892.80 Annually
Oct 22, 2021
Nov 05, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time
Position Information
The Behavioral Healthcare Division (BHD) is seeking a dynamic and results-driven leader to serve as the Outpatient Services Bureau Chief. The Division provides a range of services which promote recovery, independence, and community integration for adults with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders. These services include emergency mental health, discharge planning, medical services, therapy, case management, and linkage to other services which are provided directly by County staff or through contract at the Sequoia Plaza offices, community-based locations, the County jail, homeless shelters, and on the streets.

To learn more about Arlington County and services offered, please visit BHD.

The Outpatient Services Bureau within BHD has primary responsibility for assisting adults with serious mental illness and/or substance use achieve their maximum level of functioning, minimize symptoms, reduce the frequency of hospitalizations and enhance their recovery.

Services include:
  • Initial and ongoing assessment
  • Outpatient therapy
  • Case management
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services
  • Psychosocial-educational groups
  • Family support and education
  • Specialized Young Adult First Episode Psychosis (FEP) programming
  • Supported employment, education and housing
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team reporting to the BHD Division Chief, the Bureau Chief is responsible for strategic planning, oversight, and development of innovative programming designed to both respond to and prevent behavioral health emergencies. This includes expansion of community co-responder models and efforts to coordinate with community stakeholders, including justice system partners and families, while advancing engagement and diversion efforts.

The Bureau Chief has authority and responsibility to manage strategic and operational planning for continuous improvement; develop resources; manage and analyze data to identify trends that impact service delivery; develop policy related to program improvement; collaborate with other managers to promote integration among the service system; and build coalitions with community stakeholders and citizen groups across Arlington County and the State.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensures that Bureau delivers services in the least restrictive environment through office and community-based service delivery;
  • Establishes procedures, policies, standards, and outcome measurements and monitors program operations to evaluate effectiveness of the services, service integration, and client access;
  • Oversees budget and evaluates business processes to maximize revenue and deploy resources efficiently and effectively;
  • Represents the County and BHD to promote needed advocacy for policy and service changes to meet the needs of the community;
  • Leverages key partnerships to divert clients with mental health and substance use treatment needs away from the justice system and to utilize existing informal and formal mechanisms (e.g., family, mandatory outpatient treatment) to promote engagement and decrease crisis events;
  • Administers contracts, including creating scope consistent with Bureau goals and overseeing appropriate performance monitoring;
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision and cultural leadership of Bureau to include recruitment, staff development and performance management;
  • Staffs the Community Services Board (CSB) Mental Health Committee; and
  • Represents the Division and provides staff support and consultation to the Department, County and local, state and federal work groups.
The successful candidate will have strong clinical and management background in outpatient and case management services, demonstrated success in promoting engagement and diversionary efforts and reducing recidivism, and a history of progressive leadership in managing complex systems of care. This includes successful implementation of best practice models; leadership acumen with a demonstrated ability to manage change in a mental health setting; program development skills; a professional commitment to racial and social equity; and knowledge and experience working with multiple public revenue streams typically found in local behavioral health agencies.

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
  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a directly related clinical discipline which required a clinical practicum involving diagnostic and treatment services;
  • Significant (at least three years) of post-Master's degree full-time clinical experience providing mental health services;
  • At least one year of experience supervising or coordinating clinical staff; and
  • A valid Virginia LPC, LCSW, or LCP license or valid licensure from another state which is transferable to the Commonwealth of Virginia within 90 days.
Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Management and program development within large community-based services agency
  • Program fiscal management, and data driven management;
  • Crisis settings and mental health crisis first response management;
  • Collaborating with legal partners in diverting individuals from justice settings and into treatment; and/or
  • Serving a transitional aged adult population.

Special Requirements
Please note: A complete application will include a copy of your current and valid clinical licensure, a letter of interest, and a resume. Please proof of licensure and provide a letter of interest and resume addressed to the BHD Division Chief that highlights the experience that qualifies you for this position addressing how your background reflects the qualification requirements (both minimum and desirable qualifications) stated in the Selection Criteria section of the job announcement. Please use the space provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire section of the online application for your cover letter and resume or attach them to your application.

Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. An offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-hire background check will be made on candidates 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.

Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.