Recruiting for a highly skilled and passionate clinician with strong leadership skills to provide management for 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. Requires advanced knowledge of mental health, substance use and developmental disabilities, manager must be skilled and creative in addressing complex situations and navigating available resources to be used in responding to individual needs. Understands 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.
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(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.)
- Supervises day-to-day program operations;
- Provides clinical management and senior clinical direction to the program and staff;
- Establishes procedures for intake and assessment, service delivery, case management, record keeping, and the handling of clinical correspondence;
- Leads clinical team meetings; Provides guidance and advises staff and clinical supervisors on difficult and complex cases, and provides policy guidance and interpretation;
- Evaluates program to ensure effective and efficient service delivery and develops plans to address identified gaps in services;
- Ensures that programs meet all agency, state performance goals and objectives, as well as compliance with all applicable licensing requirements, funding mandates, standards, and regulations;
- Ensures that all programs are in compliance with documentation standards;
- Ensures health and safety of all clients and staff, while following all federal, state, and local regulations and licensing requirements;
- Prepares and/or supervises preparation of reports as needed;
- Develops and implements new service initiatives and/or revises existing services;
- Manages program budget including revenues and expenditures;
- Examines and evaluates individual aspects of cases for program appropriateness;
- Establishes and participates in case-oriented consultative and educative planning with community agencies, groups and schools;
- Provides input to CSB Service Director on service policies and procedures and assists in program development;
- Serves on committees formulating and implementing procedures for the provision of services from multiple service areas and/or human service agencies;
- Represents program/ agency at meetings and activities with citizen groups and community agencies;
- Participates in senior management team and committees;
- Resolves complaints and human rights allegations;
- Responds to reports of adverse incidents or emergency situations, and informs appropriate management personnel of action taken;
- Ensures proper maintenance, safety and security of facilities;
- Participates in planning, implementing and evaluating behavioral health contract services;
- Participates in writing and developing grants.
(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;
- Knowledge of various behavioral health treatment and prevention strategies, methods, and techniques;
- Knowledge of intake procedures, social history development, and interviewing techniques;
- Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
- Knowledge of alcohol and drug addiction and the physiological and psychological effects;
- Knowledge of co-occurring developmental disabilities;
- Knowledge of managed care and Medicaid requirements;
- Knowledge of referral agencies and community resources;
- Knowledge of budgetary procedures;
- Ability to develop, coordinate, and manage behavioral health programs;
- Ability to plan, develop, and evaluate a variety of evidence based service delivery options;
- Ability to manage, train, and supervise a variety of clinical and support staff;
- Ability to provide consultation in areas of clinical expertise;
- Ability to compile and analyze data and draw sound conclusions;
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, public and private sector organizations, community groups and the general public;
- Ability to lead/motivate a workforce to achieve program objectives;
- Ability to work as a team member/leader and develop teamwork in others;
- Ability to conduct performance evaluations and implement personnel policies and procedures;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field, plus five years of related professional experience, of which two, years must have been in a supervisory role.
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.
- Must be currently 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;
- Clinical Nurse Specialist.
- Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) and maintained throughout employment.
- Qualified Mental Health Professional – Adult (QMHP-A)-Required within 1 month of hire.
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. Evenings, weekends required occasionally based on program needs.
This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).
- Experience working within a jail or other criminal justice setting.
- Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a
- 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.
Job requires some involvement with clients in the community, including driving/assisting clients to get to appointments. Visual acuity required to read data on computer monitor, able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to communicate with others. Employees may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items five pounds in weight. Ability to independently drive to multiple sites. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
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.