BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALIST (VETERANS CASE MANAGER)

Location
Virginia
Salary
$68,868.80 - $105,164.80 Annually
Posted
Oct 27, 2021
Closes
Nov 12, 2021
Ref
6322-22B-DHS-EM
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
The Behavioral Healthcare Division is hiring a Behavioral Health Specialist (Veterans Case Manager) to provide behavioral healthcare and/or substance use service coordination to veterans, military service members, and their families. This position is part of new grant-funded joint program with the City of Alexandria. The catchment area for this position will cover the City of Alexandria and Arlington County.

The Behavioral Health Specialist (Veterans Case Manager) will be responsible for conducting community outreach to locate and connect with service members and their families in need of behavioral healthcare services and coordinating referrals to resources which may include linkages to healthcare, housing, benefits, and employment. Clients served may suffer from behavioral health issues such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, sexual and/or physical abuse, and/or substance use disorders. The successful candidate will have proven experience collaborating and coordinating with internal and external vendors, program partners, and other service/benefit providers to assist with managing client care.

To learn more about the Department of Human Services and the Behavioral Healthcare Division, please visit DHS.

Responsibilities include:
  • Conducting community outreach to identify veterans, military service members, and their families;
  • Performing risk assessments to determine level of care needed;
  • Collaborating with other professionals concerning diagnoses and treatment to link clients to community resources and crisis stabilization services;
  • Providing coordination of care for delivery of services and agency referrals;
  • Working closely with various veteran groups for support and assistance;
  • Ensuring adherence to the System Transformation Excellence and Performance (STEP-VA) requirements and providing state requested data metrics; and
  • Documenting treatment plans and progress to ensure compliance with clinical, funding, and program licensing regulations and 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
Minimums:
  • Completion of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy or other directly related clinical discipline;
  • Two years of post-bachelor's degree full-time experience providing behavioral health services including case management and/or care coordination to veterans, military service members, and/or military families; and
  • Meets the criteria of and register with the State as a Qualified Mental Health Professional-(QMHP-A) within 60 days of hire (ref: https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/docs/ QMHP_FAQs.pdf ).
Substitution: A Master's degree may substitute for the experience requirement.

Desirables:
Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy, or other directly related clinical discipline;
  • Providing behavioral health services including case management and/or care coordination to veterans, military service members, and/or military families.

Special Requirements
An online application is required.

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 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 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.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. 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.

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