Individual Placement And Support (ips) Supervisor (behavioral Health Supv)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$66,148.16 - $110,247.07 Annually
Posted
Jan 22, 2022
Closes
Feb 05, 2022
Ref
22-00276
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Provides oversight to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment program. Ensures good program outcomes by providing training, supervision and field mentoring for staff, monitoring outcomes, and implementing quality improvement plans. Also acts as a liaison to other departments and agencies. Responsible for no more than 10 employment specialists. May also, provides IPS supported employment services for a small caseload (2-3 people).

Responsibilities include:
Hires, trains, and evaluates employment specialists. Develops expectations for specialists regarding community time, employer contacts, and employment rate (percentage of people employed on each caseload). Assigns each employment specialist to one or two mental health teams. Attends each mental health treatment team at least once per month to enhance integrated services. Conducts weekly group supervision following the principles of IPS supported employment. Provides individual supervision for employment specialists. Supervision includes some office based sessions, as well as field mentoring. Provides field mentoring for each person on the team. Provides frequent (weekly or monthly) field mentoring for new specialists or specialists with outcomes that are less than desired. Collects client and process outcomes on a monthly basis. Shares outcomes for the program, as well as for individual practitioners, with the IPS supported employment team quarterly. Helps team set goals for improvement. Reviews individual outcomes with each practitioner, develops written plans for improvement that include assistance from the supervisor, and helps practitioners set goals. Acts as a liaison to other department coordinators and administrators at the agency. Communicates regularly with mental health supervisors to ensure that services are integrated, to problem-solve program issues and to act as a champion for employment. Informs administrators of program successes and challenges at least quarterly. Works with local vocational rehabilitation (VR) office to coordinate programs and services. Provides outreach to VR to offer monthly meetings to discuss shared cases. Meets with VR supervisor at least annually to discuss shared outcomes. Arranges for IPS supported employment fidelity reviews. Assists with fidelity action plans based upon recommendations from the fidelity report.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of IPS principles; 3-5 years experience as an IPS Practitioner; and supervisory experience of a supported employment program.

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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.)
  • Provides staff supervision for all clinical aspects of the program;
  • Plans, assigns, and reviews work of team members;
  • Interviews and selects candidates for various positions;
  • Maintains a caseload of diverse, complex, and high risk individuals;
  • Develops treatment plans and adapts treatment interventions and approaches;
  • Provides assessment and treatment services to individuals presenting a wide variety of emotional, social, and mental disorders over a range of severity;
  • 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 individuals requiring multiple services;
  • Develops and implements program activities and services, including training and educational activities;
  • Under direction, develops and implements a specialized program which is designed to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of service provision;
  • Supervises day-to-day program operations;
  • Promotes awareness of program services through presentations;
  • Develops and monitors program's policies and procedures;
  • Ensures that program is in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local policies, regulations, and statutes;
  • Mediates and facilitates inter-and intra-program issues needing a systems perspective;
  • Plans, recommends, and executes quality initiatives related to mental health standards.


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 humans;
  • Thorough knowledge of the elements of a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment and interviewing techniques;
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to implement recovery oriented practices and person-centered planning;
  • Knowledge of major schools of treatment inclusive of substance abuse prevention and treatment methods/techniques;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, sociological, and addiction terminology and concepts;
  • Knowledge of clinical supervisory methods and techniques;
  • Knowledge of alcohol and/or drug addiction and the physiological and psychological effects;
  • Knowledge of existing referral agencies and community resources;
  • Demonstrated case management skills;
  • Ability to evaluate the severity of individuals' substance use, psychiatric symptoms, and impact on daily functioning; and implement commensurate level of treatment and support;
  • Ability to manage a caseload and manage the workflow of the team;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with individuals receiving services and the individuals and families who support them;
  • Ability to prepare, produce, and conduct program presentations;
  • Ability to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate programs;
  • Ability to supervise and train service professionals;
  • Ability to successfully perform as a team leader/member;
  • Ability to evaluate performance, provide feedback, coach, correct, and implement personnel procedures;
  • Ability to function independently in high stress situations;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, supervisors, public and private sector organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to successfully perform as a team leader/member;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college with at least a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing plus three years of clinical experience or a doctoral degree in psychology, social, counseling or nursing plus one year of clinical experience. Must be eligible to be licensed 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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) must be maintained throughout employment with Community Services Board.
Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.

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.

Additional Work Schedule Requirements: Some evenings and weekends required. 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:
  • Certification as an IPS Supervisor, certification as an IPS Practitioner.
  • Experience providing IPS services to the behavioral health population.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to complete vocational assessment and provide community outreach. 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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