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Behavioral Health Senior Clinician

Company: Fairfax County Government
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Job Description:

Job Announcement The Intensive Case Management Team Senior Clinician provides team-based treatment on an interdisciplinary psychiatric outreach team delivering such services as psychiatric rehabilitation, clinical case management, crisis intervention and stabilization, support services, and supportive counseling to persons with serious and persistent mental illness/co-occurring diagnosis. Performs community based assessments, screening, counseling, case management, mental health supports, crisis intervention, and community collaboration. Serves as the lead clinician as a part of an interdisciplinary team that provides services to individuals with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring substance use and mental health issues. Utilizes the electronic health record and documenting services. Works in a group setting within close proximity of team members. Recovery-oriented services are provided via individual, side-by-side, family, and group modalities mostly in individuals' homes or in the office. Some contacts also occur in non-traditional community/outreach venues such as libraries, parks, homeless shelters, jails, hospitals, job sites, or any community setting where individuals request to receive services. The team includes clinical case managers, a substance abuse clinician, behavioral health nurse, senior clinician, psychiatrist, and supervisor. The position is based out of the Gartlan Center, in the Mt Vernon area of Fairfax County. Program hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday. Although rare, some work may need to occur beyond normal program hours to ensure the needs of clients are met. Note: To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video " CSB: Making a Difference in Our Community" . 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. A valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) maintained throughout employment with CSB. First Aid and CPR certification, within 3 months of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment. MANDT Certifications within 3 months of appointment and annually thereafter. 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, 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). PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bilingual (English/Spanish) Prior experience delivering community based behavioral health services Experience with Medicaid Prior Authorizations Experience conducting community-based risk assessments Experience with delivering crisis stabilization/management services to individuals with severe mental illness and/or co-occurring (MH/SA) disorders PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to drive a car, communicate with clients & coworkers, observe and report on client appearance and behavior, sit, walk, stand & bend, write as needed. Ability to operate keyboard driven computer equipment and read data on monitor. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations. SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview and may include a practical exercise. It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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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