MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST II - Treatment on Whe
Arlington County (Virginia) Government - Arlington, VA

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Job Title:
MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST II - Treatment on Wheels (TOW) Program

Closing Date/Time:
Thu. 12/08/11 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Salary:
$22.62 - $37.41 Hourly

$1,809.60 - $2,992.80 Biweekly

$3,920.80 - $6,484.40 Monthly

$47,049.60 - $77,812.80 Annually

Job Type:
Full-Time

Location:
1810 N. Edison Street, Virginia

This is a professional clinical position in a recovery-oriented, dynamic behavioral healthcare setting. The position is geared toward seriously mentally ill and dually diagnosed adults living in shelters and on the streets in Arlington. The position falls within the Homeless Case Management program which is part of Client Services Entry in the Behavioral Healthcare Division of the Department of Human Services.

The TOW therapist is responsible for improvement of emotional health and wellbeing of homeless clients by providing assessment, evaluation, diagnostic and treatment services, and linkages to critical Countyresources. Clinical services may be offered through the Behavioral Healthcare Division or within the community. Linkages will be made to ensure continuity of care once clients leave the shelters regardless of jurisdiction. These linkages will ensure continuity of case management as well as medication management as well as any additional community services required.

Selection Criteria:
Minimum: Master's degree in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy, Psychiatric Nursing, or other directly related clinical discipline which required a clinical practicum involving diagnostic and treatment services, plus two years post Master's degree experience providing clinical therapy and other mental health services, which included the application of diagnostic and treatment services.

Substitution: Directly-related higher level clinical degrees may substitute for the Master's degree education requirement and one year of experience. In the case of this substitution, qualifying work experience must have been gained after the acquisition of the directly related higher level clinical degree.

Desirable:
a) experience with seriously mentally ill and dually diagnosed adults to include assessments and case management;

b) experience in community based mental health programs; and

c) experience in providing services to individuals in a shelter setting.

Special Requirements:
Completion of Supplemental Questionnaire. Do not give "see resume" as a response to questions.

Additional Information:
The hours for this position are 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednessday hours will be from 11:30a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the incumbent will provide mental health services at the Emergency Winter Shelter from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.(November through March). Work Location: 1810 N. Edison Street, Arlington

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