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Lead Clinician-CReST Program

Company: RBHA
Location: Richmond
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:


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Richmond Behavioral Health Authority is hiring for a Lead Clinician to support our CReST Team. The CReST Lead Clinician will assist with day-to-day operations of CReST clinicians, maintain a reduced caseload of youth in crisis, and have case assignment responsibilities to their team. Perform difficult clinical work such as providing direct clinical service involving intake, assessing client needs, developing treatment plans, providing prevention services, managing cases, providing therapy, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the assigned supervisor. Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel.
Essential Functions
Provides and maintains communication and acts as a lead contact for communications from assigned State and Private Facilities regarding admission and discharge of clients
Performs intakes, client assessments and diagnostic interviews; conducts mental health assessment and monitors level of functioning.
Provides crisis intervention and prevention services to individuals and families; develops crisis response plans; provides consultation and education to staff and clients.
Will rotate with other CReST leadership staff as Administrator on Duty for CReST Triage Line and Immediate Response during overnight periods.
Monitors clinical and medical records and practices for compliance with regulatory, reimbursement and agency standards; reviews documentation for accuracy; reviews and signs paperwork of case managers.
Interfaces with other service providers and client support system.
Facilitates monthly meetings to discuss client concerns or changes; consults with teams and committees in the planning and development of treatment and discharge plans.
Serves as a representative at interdisciplinary treatment team meetings and clinical staffings/case consultations; attends other meetings as required.
Represents clients and Authority in court and legal proceedings
Prepares various reports and case related correspondence.
Attends professional conferences and trainings as required.

Position Requirements

Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college/university with a Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field;
Current Virginia license as an LCSW, LPC, or LCP, or License-Eligible/License-Eligible
Experience in a behavioral healthcare setting, children's mental health and/or emergency services preferred;
Basic knowledge of ES, MH, ID/DD, and SUD treatment services, as well as the CSB/BHA system and structure.
Qualifying staff will be eligible for a $4K sign-on bonus as defined by the terms and conditions of the approved sign-on bonus policy.
Special Requirements
Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Current Virginia license as an LCSW, LPC, LCP, or License-Eligible/License-Eligible within 90 days of hire
Clinic and community-based work required.
Travel required; must possess valid driver's license.



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About the Organization

Join the Fearless!

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is the statutorily established public entity responsible for providing mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse and prevention services to the citizens of the City of Richmond.

Our Mission:
RBHA promotes health, wellness, and recovery for the people and communities we serve.

Our Vision:
An inclusive, healthy community where individuals are inspired to reach their highest potential.

Our Values:
Equity / Innovation / Quality / Inclusion / Accessibility / Transparency / Compassion / Integrity

Creating Healthy Communities - One Person, One Family, One Community at a time.

RBHA is committed to providing behavioral health services to all Richmond residents regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, or national origin.

Services are provided directly by RBHA staff and through contracts with private providers in the community. Funding is received through fees from consumers, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Richmond, and local and state grants.

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EOE Statement

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: RBHA, Richmond , Lead Clinician-CReST Program, Other , Richmond, Virginia

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