Behavioral Health Supervisor Fairfax County Government Fairfax

Title Behavioral Health Supervisor
Date 2020
Company Fairfax County Government
City Fairfax

Short Description :

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist Valid motor vehicle drivers license with fewer than six demerit points or the equivalent in another state ,…

Full Description :

Seeking a highly skilled and passionate clinician with strong leadership skills for a supervisory position within the Jail Diversion Team. This team supports CSB treatment efforts of Diversion First with intensive case management services, Mandatory Outpatient Treatment and Outpatient Competency Restoration. Must be experienced in providing services to individuals with mental health/co-occurring disorders who may be in crisis. Must be able to observe, process, and document clinical information and make clinical interventions based on client needs. Requires advanced knowledge of mental health, substance use and developmental disabilities, supervisor must be skilled and creative in addressing complex situations and navigating available resources to be used in responding to individual needs. Must understand the criminal justice system and applies that knowledge to work in partnership with individuals served, their families, attorneys, judges and law enforcement partners. Demonstrates strong skills in employee management, teambuilding, development of a dedicated, results driven, and recovery-oriented workforce.
To learn more about this program view our Realistic Job Preview for Diversion & Jail-Based Services 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.)

  • 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;
  • Performs complex evaluations and makes independent diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD)10;
  • Provides individual, family and group treatment;
  • 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;
  • Monitors and analyzes the impact of psychotropic medication on an individual's functioning and mental status;
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management;
  • Ensures that a facility is maintained in good operating condition and compliant with health and safety, licensure, and regulatory requirements.
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;
  • Core skills in motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapies;
  • 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 formulate diagnoses and to diagnostically interpret data obtained from psychological test results, social histories, and interviews;
  • 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:
Contingent upon the area of assignment, some positions within this class may require specific certification(s) prior to employment and/or the ability to acquire necessary certification(s) within a specified time period following employment. The certifications are identified in the position description and employment advertisement.

  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another state) and maintained throughout employment with CSB.
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional – Adult (QMHP-A)- required within one month of hire.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driver's record check, Child Protective Services Registry check, and a sanctions screening to the satisfaction of the employer. Requires a National Provider Identifier. TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working within a jail or other criminal justice setting.
  • Licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia in one of the following:
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
    • Clinical Psychologist (LCP)
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Experience with adults diagnosed with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Adult Detention Center (ADC) is not barrier free. Must be able to walk significant distances within multiple buildings, climb stairs, and respond to physical requirements necessary to comply with security and safety regulations. Ability to respond quickly to a crisis, physically interact with clients during a crisis, and work side by side with clients while they are performing skills. Ability to drive car, transport clients, and independently travel to various sites. Ability to use personal computer and iPhone to communicate with client and staff in a timely and effective manner. Ability to access, input and retrieve computer data. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.
It is the policy of 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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