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MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN

Company: Goochland Powhatan Community Services Board
Location: Goochland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN Goochland Powhatan Community Services is seeking a Full Time Mental Health Clinician. The incumbent must be a licensed mental health professional, or license eligible. This clinician's primary responsibility is to provide Outpatient Mental Health therapy (individual, group, and family) to children, adolescents and adults who reside in Goochland and Powhatan counties. The clinician is responsible for linking consumers to other agency programs and providing adjunctive case management and linkage to other resources that may be appropriate for consumers, including Departments of Social Services, Health Departments, county FAPT Teams, court services and the school systems. The clinician, in collaboration with the Emergency Services Unit, will provide crisis intervention for assigned consumers as the schedule allows. Although applicants already licensed are preferred, license eligible applicants may apply. Supervision toward licensure is provided or arranged. Successful candidates for this position must possess a thorough working knowledge of the DSM criteria and have experience working with persons with severe mental illness and serious emotional disturbance. Experience with co-occurring disorders is a plus. This position will require excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficient computer skills, includingdocumentation in an electronic health record; and the ability to make independent decisions with minimal supervision. Salary range is commensurate with education and experience. The benefit package is generous. . EOE The following is a composite representation of the responsibilities for the respective job title. Itis not intended to cover all possible job requirements or job factors of the titled position. Linesof supervision and reporting are as shown on the organizational chart._____________________________________________________________________________________Under supervision of the Outpatient Services Supervisor, this position is responsible forproviding counseling, treatment, and case management services to Veterans and theirfamilies experiencing mental health and substance abuse conditions. Services may beprovided in the office or in the community depending on consumer needs. This position is alicensed or licensed eligible position performing preliminary assessments of individualpsychiatric needs. JOB EXPECTATIONS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS--- Provide outpatient mental health services to Veterans and their families.--- Provide outpatient services to Veterans with co-occurring disorders (both substanceuse/dependence and mental illness) as required.--- Assess and determine level of care need for mental health, substance use, and cooccurring disorders consumers.--- Assess, evaluate, and develop individualized service plan for consumer.--- Provide mental health education therapy and treatment to individual, groups, andfamilies.--- Make referrals when indicated to other GPCS programs as well as other communitybased resources.--- Monitor consumers' use of therapeutic medications.--- Assure the confidentiality of protected health information as required by law andaccording to the GPCS confidentiality policies, state law, and in the Federal Drug andAlcohol Confidentiality Law, 42 CFR Part 2, as applicable.--- Provide information when necessary and clinically appropriate, with current and validauthorizations to release information concerning consumers' attendance and progress intreatment to courts, criminal justice agencies, departments of Social Services, and otherentities that may be responsible for monitoring the consumer.--- Provide case management services for Veterans and their families.--- Maintain clinical documentation as required in the delivery of outpatient services (i.e., --- case notes, correspondence, psychosocial evaluations, treatment plans, quarterlyprogress reports, etc.), entering information in the Electronic Health Record.--- Report direct service and other time spent in clinical activities in a timely manner.--- Make referrals when indicated of consumers needing psychiatric evaluation and nursingservices.--- Prepares intake, discharge and other reportable data for entry into Electronic HealthRecord in a timely manner.--- Provide crisis intervention services as available.--- Link consumers to other community resources and collaborates with other communityagencies as needed.--- Attend in-service training sessions, conferences, workshops, seminars, and continuingeducation for professional and program development in the delivery of Veterans services--- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers, organizationsand agencies responsible for providing services to target population.--- Provide consultation and education services to other community organizations andindividuals.--- To perform other assigned duties as necessary within established policy andprocedures. REQUIREMENTS EDUCATIONMaster's Degree, Licensed and/or eligible to become licensed as a "Resident orSupervisee" under the clinical supervision per appropriate licensing board of a licensedprofessional counselor (18VAC115-20-10), licensed marriage and family therapist(18VAC115-50-10) or licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner (18VAC115-60-10) approved by the Virginia Board of Counseling; "Resident in psychology" undersupervision of a licensed clinical psychologist approved by the Virginia Board ofPsychology (18VAC125-20-10); "Supervisee in social work" under the supervision of alicensed clinical social worker approved by the Virginia Board of Social Work(18VAC140-20-10). EXPERIENCETwo years clinical experience in mental health with knowledge and/or experience of cooccurring treatment that may include supervised clinical internships and field placementswith a provider of mental health and/or co-occurring disorders. Experience and/orknowledge of Veteran's issues preferred. LICENSE(S)Licensed Mental Health Professional (LCSW, LCP or LPC) or eligible to becomelicensed per Virginia DBHDS requirementsPosition will be required to possess a valid Virginia driver's licensePRE-EMPLOYMENTMust submit to pre-hire criminal background checkKNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES--- Knowledge of theories, delivery systems and treatment of mental health, substance use,and co-occurring disorders.--- Knowledge of consultation, educational and training needs of people dealing with mentalhealth, substance use, and co-occurring disorders.--- Knowledge of Veteran's issues.--- Knowledge of clinical treatment and development of service programs--- Knowledge of case management services.--- Knowledge of community services and resources.--- Knowledge of individual, group, and family counseling techniques.--- Knowledge of de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques.--- Knowledge of documentation standards.--- Knowledge of Goochland Powhatan Community Services policies and procedures.--- Ability to make clinical evaluation, determine, and monitor appropriate treatment.--- Ability to develop, coordinate and provide consultation and educational programs.--- Ability to safely operate a vehicle.--- Ability to exercise sound judgment, and demonstrate resourcefulness in problem solvingand conflict resolution.--- Ability to work independently, take initiative, and make emergency judgments.--- Ability to handle emergency situations without direct supervision.--- Ability to effectively work and communicate with all types/levels of persons.--- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.--- Ability to complete required training including Crisis Intervention/Emergency BehaviorSupport and in-service First Aid and CPR training.--- Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and set priorities.--- Ability to access internet and use appropriate applications including Microsoft Word andExcel.--- Ability to maintain confidentiality of consumer's information.Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform theessential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their knownlimitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employerundue hardship, such persons may not be eligible. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSWork environment will consist of working in a clinical office or community setting. Workenvironment will involve traveling within the community and will include exposure to roadhazards usually experience in driving in rural, county surroundings, interstate highwaydriving, including exposure to weather and temperature extremes that may affect drivingconditions. May involve exposure to aggressive verbal and physical behavior, andexposure to infectious diseases from others. Sitting: 85%; Standing/Walking 10%; Driving:5%Average Weight Required to lift or carry at any one time: 50 pounds for brief periods of time
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Keywords: Goochland Powhatan Community Services Board, Richmond , MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN, Healthcare , Goochland, Virginia

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