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Behavioral Health Specialist II - Emergency Services and Crisis Care   

JOB TITLE:

Behavioral Health Specialist II - Emergency Services and Crisis Care

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

FAIRFAX ,EJ01,, VA Vas United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

$2,500 Sign-On Bonus*

Works as part of the multi-disciplinary team at the state-of-the-art Wellness Circle Crisis Stabilization Unit.
This program is a 16 bed, short-term residential crisis stabilization unit that serves individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities who are in psychiatric crisis.
Services include crisis intervention; individual, group and family counseling; case management; medication management; social and medical detoxification; and linking individuals to ongoing mental health, substance use or co-occurring services.


Responsible for intakes, assessments, treatment planning, individual, group and family treatment and providing crisis intervention/crisis stabilization services under clinical supervision.
This position involves shift work, including awake overnights and weekends.


Here are some of the benefits CSB employees enjoy:

  • *This position includes a $2,500 signing bonus for fully qualified new merit county employees or employees transferring from Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.
    7% of residents speak a language other than English at home(fairfaxcounty.
    gov/demographics/fairfax-county-general-overview\">Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others
    ) and CSB recognizes that staff competence speaking a variety of languages is necessary to meet client needs.
    We encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply.
    A foreign language skills stipend of up to $1,300/year (full-time) may be given for qualified bi-lingual employees.
  • The CSB provides clinical supervision for employees who are registered as licensed eligible mental health in one of the following areas: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • In addition, to recognize and reinforce the importance of professional development and enhance future recruitment of licensed professionals, if approved, the licensure supervisors will receive a stipend of $1,500 paid out biweekly over a 12-month period whether for one or more Department of Health licensure candidates.

To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video \"youtube.
com/watch?v=2R9R1nqn98k&t=2s\">CSB Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Providing Care
.
\"(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 job description.
)

  • Makes behavioral health diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, International Classification of Diseases or other diagnostic tools as required;
  • Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with a variety of substance use, developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses;
  • Develops client and/or family centered therapeutic treatment plans, with consideration given to the nature and severity of the behavioral health problem, family, cultural and employment related circumstances, legal involvement, individual and family histories, physical condition, and other pertinent factors;
  • Implements therapeutic treatment plan under clinical supervision;
  • Conducts independent behavioral health intakes and assessments;
  • Provides individual, group, and/or family treatment under supervision;
  • Collaborates with service professionals inside and outside of the Community Services Board;
  • Adapts and modifies treatment interventions as indicated;
  • Provides case management, outreach and engagement services as needed;
  • Conducts wellness and health promotion services;
  • Maintains all electronic health records according to federal, state and department regulations, ensuring that records of clients on their caseload are complete, accurate and comprehensive;
  • Advocates on behalf of clients regarding rights and needed services;
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of community groups and public and private agencies;
  • Assesses and monitors the impact of medication on client's functioning and consults with medical professionals as needed;
  • Administers medication as ordered by a physician in accordance with department regulations;
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management with support and supervision as needed;
  • Provides ongoing risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others with support and supervision as needed;
  • Provides entry, navigation and/or referral services for individuals, families and other concerned persons;
  • Prepares and administers behavioral health educational curricula;
  • Testifies in court to regarding client's services, progress and recommendations as required.
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.
)
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of behavioral health services and social development of the individual;
  • Knowledge of evidence based behavioral health treatment methods;
  • Knowledge of psychological, physiological and psychiatric terminology, theories and practices;
  • Knowledge of assessment processes, methods of gathering social history and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of existing public and private agencies and community resources;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plan;
  • Ability to perform behavioral health and risk assessments and apply evidence based/informed treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to manage a caseload;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with clients;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private
  • organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelors degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling, or a related field, plus 1,500 hours of clinical experience;
OR a bachelors degree and a valid QMHP certification plus 1,500 hours of clinical experience;
OR a masters degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling, or a related field plus 500 hours of clinical experience.


CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another state) within 1 month hire and maintained throughout employment with CSB.
  • MANDT Certifications within six months of appointment and annually thereafter.
  • First Aid and CPR certification, within 3 months of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment.
  • Medication Administration Assistance (VA) (Required within 3 months)
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional Adult (QMHP-A) (Required within 3 months)

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.


Additional work schedule requirements:24-hour shift coverage, awake overnights, weekends, and holidays.
This position is emergency/essential services personnel.
(Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.
)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or nursing
  • At least one-year post-degree experience working with adults who suffer from serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders in an intensive treatment group home, hospital emergency department or psychiatric unit, community-based behavioral emergency services, and/or crisis stabilization setting.
  • Currently certified by the Commonwealth Board of Counseling as a Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult.
  • License-eligible or 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, or
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to communicate clearly with others; make clinical observations; run/climb several flights of stairs; lift up to 20 lbs.
; review clinical records, write clinical notes and complete pre-detention and pre-admission evaluation forms; and use keyboard driven equipment.
Ability to drive a county vehicle.
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.
DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.
gov
.
EEO/AA/TTY.


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Position Details

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EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

115540.88 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707365278-abdcff018593b44179b866f8989a4d24

LOCATION:

Vas United States

CITY:

FAIRFAX ,EJ01,, VA

Job Origin:

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$2,500 Sign-On Bonus*

Works as part of the multi-disciplinary team at the state-of-the-art Wellness Circle Crisis Stabilization Unit. This program is a 16 bed, short-term residential crisis stabilization unit that serves individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities who are in psychiatric crisis. Services include crisis intervention; individual, group and family counseling; case management; medication management; social and medical detoxification; and linking individuals to ongoing mental health, substance use or co-occurring services.

Responsible for intakes, assessments, treatment planning, individual, group and family treatment and providing crisis intervention/crisis stabilization services under clinical supervision. This position involves shift work, including awake overnights and weekends.

Here are some of the benefits CSB employees enjoy:

  • *This position includes a $2,500 signing bonus for fully qualified new merit county employees or employees transferring from Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7% of residents speak a language other than English at home(Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and CSB recognizes that staff competence speaking a variety of languages is necessary to meet client needs. We encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply. A foreign language skills stipend of up to $1,300/year (full-time) may be given for qualified bi-lingual employees.
  • The CSB provides clinical supervision for employees who are registered as licensed eligible mental health in one of the following areas: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • In addition, to recognize and reinforce the importance of professional development and enhance future recruitment of licensed professionals, if approved, the licensure supervisors will receive a stipend of $1,500 paid out biweekly over a 12-month period whether for one or more Department of Health licensure candidates.

To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video \"CSB Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Providing Care.\"(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 job description.)

  • Makes behavioral health diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, International Classification of Diseases or other diagnostic tools as required;
  • Maintains a diverse caseload of clients with a variety of substance use, developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses;
  • Develops client and/or family centered therapeutic treatment plans, with consideration given to the nature and severity of the behavioral health problem, family, cultural and employment related circumstances, legal involvement, individual and family histories, physical condition, and other pertinent factors;
  • Implements therapeutic treatment plan under clinical supervision;
  • Conducts independent behavioral health intakes and assessments;
  • Provides individual, group, and/or family treatment under supervision;
  • Collaborates with service professionals inside and outside of the Community Services Board;
  • Adapts and modifies treatment interventions as indicated;
  • Provides case management, outreach and engagement services as needed;
  • Conducts wellness and health promotion services;
  • Maintains all electronic health records according to federal, state and department regulations, ensuring that records of clients on their caseload are complete, accurate and comprehensive;
  • Advocates on behalf of clients regarding rights and needed services;
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of community groups and public and private agencies;
  • Assesses and monitors the impact of medication on client's functioning and consults with medical professionals as needed;
  • Administers medication as ordered by a physician in accordance with department regulations;
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management with support and supervision as needed;
  • Provides ongoing risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others with support and supervision as needed;
  • Provides entry, navigation and/or referral services for individuals, families and other concerned persons;
  • Prepares and administers behavioral health educational curricula;
  • Testifies in court to regarding client's services, progress and recommendations as required.
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and methods of behavioral health services and social development of the individual;
  • Knowledge of evidence based behavioral health treatment methods;
  • Knowledge of psychological, physiological and psychiatric terminology, theories and practices;
  • Knowledge of assessment processes, methods of gathering social history and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of existing public and private agencies and community resources;
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plan;
  • Ability to perform behavioral health and risk assessments and apply evidence based/informed treatment approaches/modalities;
  • Ability to manage a caseload;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with clients;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private
  • organizations, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelors degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling, or a related field, plus 1,500 hours of clinical experience;
OR a bachelors degree and a valid QMHP certification plus 1,500 hours of clinical experience;
OR a masters degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling, or a related field plus 500 hours of clinical experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another state) within 1 month hire and maintained throughout employment with CSB.
  • MANDT Certifications within six months of appointment and annually thereafter.
  • First Aid and CPR certification, within 3 months of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment.
  • Medication Administration Assistance (VA) (Required within 3 months)
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional Adult (QMHP-A) (Required within 3 months)

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.

Additional work schedule requirements:24-hour shift coverage, awake overnights, weekends, and holidays. This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or nursing
  • At least one-year post-degree experience working with adults who suffer from serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders in an intensive treatment group home, hospital emergency department or psychiatric unit, community-based behavioral emergency services, and/or crisis stabilization setting.
  • Currently certified by the Commonwealth Board of Counseling as a Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult.
  • License-eligible or 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, or
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to communicate clearly with others; make clinical observations; run/climb several flights of stairs; lift up to 20 lbs.; review clinical records, write clinical notes and complete pre-detention and pre-admission evaluation forms; and use keyboard driven equipment. Ability to drive a county vehicle. 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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov. EEO/AA/TTY.

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