Arlington County, Virginia Government is creating a talent pool to be used to fill current and future vacancies in the field of Mental Health Therapy at multiple levels from Full Performance, Licensed in the State of Virginia and Trainee. Please complete this application one time to be considered for any openings throughout the recruitment window of August 9, 2019 – October 31, 2019
Duties for Mental Health Therapists may include the following:Conducting initial intake assessments to determine level of care needed;Providing crisis intervention and facilitating psychiatric admissions;Developing and implementing treatment plans;Establishing effective therapeutic relationships with clients;Providing individual consultation and/or family therapy as well as facilitating groups;Case management and care coordination;Linking clients with case management services and/or referring to community resources;Discharge planning;Participating as a team member providing coordinated care of services;Traveling to serve clients in the community;Delivering, counseling, and monitoring medication given to clients;Assessing and documenting clients' progress in electronic databases; and Other related duties as assigned.
Full performance:Master's degree in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Art Therapy, or other directly related clinical discipline, which included a clinical practicum involving provision of diagnostic and treatment services prior to graduation;Two years of full-time post-Master's degree experience providing clinical therapy and other mental health services in a related area, which included diagnostic and treatment services; and/or Meets 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 if not licensed.
A Virginia Preadmission Screening Certification is required within 60 days of hire for some positions in Emergency Services.
See link for details: http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/behavioral-health/mental-health-services/protocols-and-procedures.