HopeLink Behavioral Health: Transition Specialist (QMHP) – Fairfax, VA


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Empower Recovery Journeys

For over 60 years, HopeLink Behavioral Health (formerly PRS) has empowered individuals and families facing behavioral health challenges and life crises. We envision a world where hope is universal. Through quality services, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention, we foster an inclusive community where everyone can thrive.

Join our dedicated team as a Transition Specialist (QMHP) and make a lasting impact!


In this pivotal role, you’ll play a vital role in supporting individuals on their path to recovery. You’ll develop personalized plans, lead engaging psycho-educational groups, and connect clients with essential resources. Working under the Regional Director of Recovery Academy, you’ll collaborate with a supportive team to empower individuals to build a brighter future.


  • Recovery & Transition Planning: Develop person-centered recovery/transition plans, collaborating with clients to set goals and achieve objectives.
  • Skill-Building Groups: Design and facilitate culturally relevant psycho-educational groups focusing on health, wellness, independent living, interpersonal skills, and transitioning to school or volunteer opportunities.
  • Crisis Intervention: Provide immediate support and de-escalation strategies during crisis situations.
  • Direct Skill Training: Equip clients with practical skills in various settings, both within the Recovery Academy and in the community.
  • Individualized Support: Offer individual and group counseling services, including dual diagnosis support for clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use issues.
  • Connecting to Resources: Screen for additional needs and collaborate with case managers to ensure clients receive comprehensive support, including referrals for substance use treatment, academic support, medication management, and physical healthcare.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related human services field (experience working with adults with mental illness, substance use disorders, or related challenges is preferred).
  • Qualified Mental Health Trainee (QMHP-E) required; Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP-A) is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to build rapport with diverse clients and internal/external partners.
  • Self-motivated, with a team-oriented and organized work style.
  • Experience with electronic health records (EHR) or a willingness to learn quickly; experience with Credible EHR is a benefit.


  • Competitive salary range: $48,000 – $54,000 (Estimated starting salary based on qualifications and related experience.)
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • PTO, sick leave, and birthday time off
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching
  • NO Evenings or weekends (Monday-Friday 8 am -4 pm)

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Equal Opportunity Employer. Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. ‘Where Hope Meets Help.’

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