Please note: We are recruiting for multiple vacancies in the Child and Family Services Division, Children’s Behavioral Health.
*We are recruiting for clinician’s with experience in one or more of the following areas::
- Substance use assessment and treatment
- Clinical intake assessments including mental health diagnoses for youth
- Clinical services in Spanish and English.
Arlington County Government is creating a talent pool for the Child and Family Services Division in the field of Children’s Behavioral Health. The Children’s Behavioral Health Bureau is responsible for providing comprehensive, trauma informed and culturally responsive mental health and substance use services to help youth to thrive in their environments while engaging their supports, families, caregivers, etc. to support them. Services for youth are provided in their homes, school, community and the DHS office.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is an integrated department with over 700 employees who strive to make a real difference in people’s lives by providing outstanding human services to include public heath, adult behavioral health, child and family services, aging and disability services, and economic independence services. DHS is committed to utilizing a racial equity framework for all policies and practices that are developed. The Behavioral Health Therapist will work with all levels to embed these values in the delivery of services provided to our customers.
Vacancies may be filled at multiple levels following the standards for licensure set forth by the Virginia Department of Health Professions. However, clinical licensure must be earned within three years of hire. Complete just one application to be considered for openings throughout the recruitment window of July 14, 2022- October 31, 2022.
For more information, please visit Child & Family Services Division
We are seeking licensed Behavioral Health Therapists for various divisions within DHS. Although positions may be filled at the Non-VA Licensed or Resident/Supervisee, licensure must be earned within three years of hire. The Department of Human Services will provide supervision to staff in pursuit of licensure. The applicable salary range for each designation is as follows:
- Behavioral Health Therapist (Licensed) : $78,104.00- $119,350.40 Annually
- Behavioral Health (Resident/Supervisee):$67,974.40-$103,896.00 Annually
- Behavioral Health Therapist (Non-VA Licensed):$67,974.40-$103,896.00
Applications submitted during the open period will be considered continuously for vacancies which become available through October 31, 2022.
Responsibilities may include the following:
- Provide direct individual/family/group psychotherapy, case management, and care coordination support to youth with mental health, substance use and/or co-occurring disorders;
- Conduct initial intake assessments to determine level of care needed;
- Provide crisis intervention to assist youth with maintaining safety in the least restrictive setting possible;
- Develop and implement treatment plans;
- Establish effective therapeutic relationships with clients;
- Participating as a team member providing coordinated care of services;
- Serve clients in the community, which may include attending treatment team meetings, school meetings, and/or legal hearings;
- Document all services in the electronic health record to ensure compliance with clinical, courts, funding, and program licensing regulations/standards.
Behavioral Health Therapist (Licensed):
- Possess one of the following professional licenses from the Virginia Department of Health Professions: LPC, LCP, LMFT, or LCSW.
Behavioral Health Therapist (Non-VA Licensed):
- Possess a license in a jurisdiction other than Virginia and are performing supervised assessment and evaluation, diagnostic, treatment planning, case management and counseling work while awaiting licensure from the Virginia Department of Health Professions of the following professional licenses related to a behavioral health discipline: (LPC), (LCP), (LMFT), (LCSW);
- License must be obtained within 90 days of hire; and
- While awaiting licensure from the State of Virginia (LPC), (LCP), (LMFT), (LCSW), must meet the criteria of a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Adult (QMHP-A) or a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Child (QMHP-C) per the Virginia Board of Counseling regulations within 60 days of hire.
Behavioral Health (Resident/Supervisee):
- Perform supervised assessment and evaluation, diagnostic, treatment planning, case management, and counseling work as a trainee in order to obtain one of the following professional licenses related to a behavioral health discipline in the state of Virginia:
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Must meet the educational requirements to obtain a temporary license as a Resident in Counseling (for LPC or LMFT) or Resident in Clinical Psychology (for LCP), or register as a Supervisee in Social Work (LCSW) with the Virginia Department of Health Professions within 90 days of hire;
- Meet the criteria of a Qualified Mental Health Professional- Child (QMHP-C) per the Virginia Board of Counseling regulations within 60 days of hire; and
- Obtain appropriate licensure within three years of hire.
Education: Completion of the requirements for obtaining a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy, or other directly related clinical discipline with internships and practicum requirements specified by the Virginia Department of Health Professions.
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