Behavioral Health Senior Clinician - Youth & Family

Location
Chantilly, Virginia
Salary
$63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
Posted
Nov 27, 2021
Closes
Dec 11, 2021
Ref
21-02580
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of an outpatient treatment team providing services to children, adolescents, and their families with serious emotional disturbance (SED), serious mental illness (SMI), substance use, and co-occurring disorders as well as developmental disabilities. Must be able to complete complex, comprehensive assessments specific to the needs of the At-Risk/SED/SMI and co-occurring populations. Functions independently as a primary clinician providing evidence based treatment-to a diagnostically, culturally, and socio-economically diverse client population. Provides individual, family, and group treatment including evidence based therapy, play and creative therapies. May also provide case management duties to include assisting families with obtaining services through the Comprehensive Services Act (CSA), linking, monitoring, and coordinating with community partners such as Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic relations District Court, Department of Family Services and medical providers. Maintains collaborative relationships with youth and families for all phases of treatment planning and develops detailed client centered treatment plans. Must be computer literate in the Electronic Health Record, and maintain detailed electronic documentation that meets state, local, and federal performance contract expectations. Duties also include working two evenings until 8 p.m. per week and one evening until 6 p.m.

Position may be underfilled as a Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence; the underfill requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section

This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new employees into the Behavioral Health Senior Clinician classification only, in the amount of $2,000 (full-time). The Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence underfill position is not eligible for the bonus.

Note: Multiple positions maybe filled from this recruitment announcement.

To learn more about careers in Youth & Family Services view our Meaningful Work. Rewarding Careers 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 description.)
  • Performs complex evaluations and makes independent diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders;
  • Provides individual, family and group treatment;
  • Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with acute, chronic mental illness;
  • Approves and/or implements therapeutic treatment plans;
  • Conducts intensive clinical interventions;
  • Provides family therapy in a residential setting;
  • Recommends, monitors, and coordinates clinical care to non-Community Services Board clients;
  • Prepares court-ordered diagnostic and forensic evaluations, including competency to stand trial, sexual abnormality, presentencing, and sanity at time of offense;
  • Provides discharge planning and coordination of after-care service plans for clients leaving state, local, and private psychiatric hospitals;
  • Collaborates with service professionals as participant/lead of Interdisciplinary Team (IDT);
  • Consults with professionals on a variety of problems including delivery of needed services for clinically complex cases;
  • Provides liaison to community agencies to facilitate communication and service provision for clients requiring multiple services;
  • Monitors and analyzes the impact of psychotropic medication on client's functioning and mental status;
  • Provides risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others;
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management.


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.)
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of the psychological and social development of the individual;
  • Thorough knowledge of intake procedures, social history development, and interviewing techniques;
  • Thorough knowledge of major schools of treatment of emotionally and socially disturbed individuals;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Ability to conduct mental health assessments and apply treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses for clients with acute, chronic, severe mental illness;
  • Ability to diagnostically interpret data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private sector organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to monitor and analyze the impact of psychotropic medications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing; plus two years of clinical experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Possession of a current license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia in one of the following:
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
    • Licensed Professional Counselor,
    • Clinical Psychologist,
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,
    • Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • CPR/First Aid certifications (with 3 months of hire)
Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.

UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence (S24, $60,276.11 - $100,461.09). The employment standards for the Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence are:
  • Graduation from an accredited college with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing; plus two years of clinical experience.
  • Ability to register as a licensed eligible mental health professional within 90 days of the appointment and able to qualify for licensure requirement to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 3 years of employment in one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Behavioral Health Clinician in Residence. Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies and licensures defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Behavioral Health Senior Clinician .

Note: A registered licensed eligible mental health professional has been approved by the applicable Virginia health regulatory board as a supervisee in clinical social work or a resident in clinical psychology, professional counseling, substance abuse treatment practice, or marriage and family therapy.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. Requires a National Provider Identifier.

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:
  • At least one year of experience providing behavioral health services to youth in community outpatient settings.
  • Experience with providing behavioral health services to youth with Mental Health Disorders, Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and/or Co-occurring disorders (COD) in a community outpatient setting.
  • Experience with and ability to interpret and follow work processes and procedures, work well with other service agencies, and work well in a team environment.
  • Experience with and knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Five (DSM-V) and International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, verbal and written communication skills, and clinical skills and abilities.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor and to be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to communicate well with others; observe, process, and document clinical information and make clinical interventions; and lift up to 15 lbs. 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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