Behavioral Health Senior Clinician - Behavioral Health Outpatient & Case Management Services

Alexandria, Virginia
$30.39 - $50.65 Hourly
Jan 15, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

***Please note: This is a half-time, 50% FTE position.***

An exciting opportunity exists to be part of a state of the art clinical treatment facility where integrated treatment in Behavioral Health Care is on the cutting edge. This case management/treatment provider position serves adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and, substance dependence disorders (SUD), co-occurring disorders, who may also have developmental disabilities, and/or physical illnesses. Functions independently in multidisciplinary team as primary case manager/therapist performing a comprehensive array of professional treatment services for the most acute adult behavioral health population. This position will support substance dependence treatment programming to include group therapy modality of treatment. Case management duties to include providing both outpatient and community based care, completing urinalyses and breathalyzers, linking, monitoring, and collaborating with family and various community partners such as PCPs, Probation and Parole, court system, Department of Family Services etc. Maintain detailed Electronic Health Records meeting state local and federal performance contract expectations. A strong commitment to program development with an approach of "nothing is impossible" is required.

Job Requirements:
  • Ability to perform assessments specific to the needs of a SMI/SUD/Co-occurring population
  • Strong/expert level Case Management skills
  • Adherence to the Recovery Model
  • Computer literate in Electronic Health Record

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

BONUS: This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new county employees into the Behavioral Health Senior Clinician classification only, in the amount of $2,000 (full-time) or $1,000 (part-time). The Behavioral Health Senior Clinician in Residence underfill position is not eligible for the bonus.

Note: This position is for 20 hours per week (50% FTE) and includes prorated health and leave benefits.

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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

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

  • 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.
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) maintained throughout employment with CSB.

Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.

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.

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.

Combination of training and/or experience providing integrated services to seriously mentally ill, substance use disorder and/or co-occurring adults and emotionally disturbed youth. Competent in crisis management. Knowledge of DSM and diagnostic intake procedures. Knowledge of psychotropic medication and its effects, as well as in-depth biopsychosocial history development. Bilingual capability a plus. Certification in substance abuse counseling a plus. Skill in motivational interviewing, and stages of change. Strong commitment to program development. Knowledge of alcohol and/or drug addiction and the physiological and psychological effects; Knowledge of various substance abuse prevention and treatment methods/techniques. Culturally competent. Knowledge of CSB, County, and community resources.

Work is in general office. Ability to independently transport self and (sometimes others using county vehicle) fulfill duties at other sites as needed. Ability to observe, process and document clinical information and make clinical interventions appropriate to client need. Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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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