COMMUNITY SERVICES THERAPIST II (Youth A...
Prince William County Government - Prince William County, VA

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Are you interested in being part of an organization whose mission is a commitment to improving the quality of life for children, adolescents and families with issues related to mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders through a system of care that respects and promotes the dignity, rights and full participation of youth and their families? Then Prince William County Community Services is for you. Located within easy commuting distance from Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Stafford County, Prince William County is a diverse and dynamic community. Prince William County is seeking applicants to fill part-time, temporary positions in New Horizons Youth and Family Services located in Woodbridge and Manassas offices. These positions are for 10 to 30 hours per week. Come join a team that values creativity, quality service, integrity, accountability, and teamwork.

For additional information about Prince William County's Community Services click on the following link: Community Services .

GRADE: 14
ENTRY SALARY RANGE: $24.12 - $35.00 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications.

General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Provides clinical assessments to children, adolescents and families with a range of mental health, substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders seeking Medicaid-funded services. Sets up appointments for assessments via phone. Performs a range of clinical services designed to identify treatment needs of youth and their families. Work involves assessment, intervention, collaboration with other professionals and agencies, therapy and case management. Incumbent exercises some degree of independence with regular guidance from a New Horizons supervisor.

TYPICAL TASKS:
Conducts clinical assessments of youth and families, forms diagnoses and makes treatment recommendations. Provides case management, including assessment, identifying resources, linkage to and coordination with other service providers. Provides phone triage, including scheduling assessment appointments. Provides crisis intervention, including evaluating risk and need for psychiatric hospitalization. Collaborates with other professionals and agencies. Participates in staff meetings and interagency meetings. Maintains clinical records according to agency’s policies and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
General knowledge of the philosophy, objectives, practices and techniques of clinical assessment, treatment, crisis intervention and case management with children, adolescents and families with mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. General knowledge of appropriate treatment strategies for children, adolescents and families. Ability to conduct clinical interviews with clients who present with multiple problems. Ability to assess client risk to self or others. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with clients, their families, co-workers and other professionals. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to prepare and maintain clinical records and reports according to agency’s policies and procedures.

Education and Experience:
This position requires a Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, or a related behavioral science field. Licensed or license-eligible as a LPC or LCSW in Virginia within 2 years. One or more years experience providing services to children, adolescents and families with issues related to substance abuse, mental health and co-occurring disorders.

Preferences:
Strong assessment skills.
Experience providing clinical services to children, adolescents and families with issues related to mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
Experience with Medicaid clients.
Possess professional license as LCSW or LPC.
Experience collaborating with school staff.
Bi-lingual, especially English/Spanish.

Special Requirements:
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must pass DMV record check.
Must pass a TB test.
Strong computer skills.
Must be licensed or eligible for professional licensure as LCSW or LPC in Virginia within 2 years.
Offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a fingerprinted-based national criminal history record check.

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