Clinician I - Counselor
Posted on: November 20, 2023
RBH is now offering sign-on bonus opportunities for qualifying
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice
that improves outcomes for adults with severe mental illness (SMI)
who are most at-risk of psychiatric crisis, hospitalization, and
involvement with the criminal justice system. ACT is one of the
oldest and most widely researched evidence-based practices in
behavioral healthcare for people with severe mental illness.
ACT uses a multidisciplinary team approach with assertive outreach
in the community. The team is comprised of a Supervisor, Team Lead,
SUD Clinician, Vocational Clinician, Case Managers, Nurses, Peer
Support Specialist and Administrative Assistant. The consistent,
caring, person-centered relationships have a positive effect on
outcomes and quality of life for the individuals that we serve.
Research shows that ACT reduces hospitalization, increases housing
stability, and improves quality of life for people with the most
severe symptoms of mental illness.
Richmond Behavioral Health has an exciting new opportunity for a
Clinician I to support our Assertive Community Treatment Team
(ACT). The selected individual will perform professional work
assessing client needs, developing individual service plans,
monitoring service delivery, care coordination and maintaining
records. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the
Provide community-based services to include assessment, therapy,
case management, independent living skills, care coordination and
Implement evidenced based treatment interventions.
Develop and implement Individual, Family, and Group treatment
Link individuals to community resources to help meet basic
Effectively collaborate with colleagues to assure client care is
occurring as specified by the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
model and the individual service plan.
Conduct diagnostic assessments and service authorization
Complete individual service plans, progress notes, quarterly
reports, annual documents, and discharge plans.
Evaluate the quality-of-service provision and changes in
Evaluate individuals' environment for safety, security and negative
Assist with crisis coordination and related clinical support, to
include coverage of on call phone line.
Maintain certification for medication administration. Deliver
medication to individuals and monitor medication adherence.
Report clinical concerns, as outlined in policy, in a timely manner
to your Supervisor/ Manager/ Director and assist in disseminating
information to and from the clinical team.
Education and Experience:
Master's degree with coursework in social work, counseling, or
related field and moderate experience working with individuals in a
behavioral health setting.
License-Eligible within 90 days of hire
Qualifying staff will be eligible for a 4K sign-on bonus as defined
by the terms and conditions of the approved sign-on bonus
Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Medication Administration Certification
Minimum Requirements: VA license LCSW, LPC, LCP or LMHP-E with an
advanced degree in social work, psychology, or counseling and at
least two years experience in service delivery, preferably in a
community services board setting.
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
RBHA promotes health, wellness, and recovery for the people and
communities we serve.
An inclusive, healthy community where individuals are inspired to
reach their highest potential.
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.
Starting Salary Range
$58,532.52 rate includes differential
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. Associated topics: case
management, children services, drug prevention, family case
management, family services, lcsw, mental health clinician,
residential counselor, social services specialist, welfare
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