If you value leadership and are interested in providing both clinical supervision for a small cutting edge team and treatment based on evidence-based practices for clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, employment with the Prince William County Community Services Drug Offender Recovery Services is for you! This team has a track record of success in reducing recidivism of criminal offenders and is committed to helping clients and their families improve their quality of life. Located within easy commuting distance from Washington DC and Northern Virginia, Prince William County is a diverse and dynamic community where we treasure our past and the promise of our future. Prince William County Community Services is seeking qualified applicants to fill a Therapist III supervisory position within its Court Services program. Come join a team that prizes high quality treatment, integrity and accountability. Daytime hours and two weekday evenings per week are required. Full time 37.5 hr. /wk.
For additional information about Prince William County's Community Services click on the following link: Community Services .
ENTRY SALARY: $52,023.14 - $56,705.20
General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Performs difficult professional work designed to provide mental health/mental retardation, substance abuse, developmental disability, and/or prevention services to clients. Work involves the assessment, intervention, counseling/therapy, treatment and rehabilitation of clients with varying degrees of problems requiring application of thorough clinical knowledge and skills in working with clients and families.
Work is performed under general supervision of Community Services Division Manager, Program Manager or Therapist IV. Incumbent exercises independent judgment within established policies, procedures and professional guidelines. Work is reviewed through observations, conferences, reports and results obtained. Work is performed in such diverse settings as residential program sites, psychosocial clubhouses, schools, client’s homes and/or outpatient clinics.
Work which is complex or involves ethically or politically sensitive issues is performed under supervisory guidance. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate personnel, students and volunteers.
Prepares and presents case presentations for clinical supervision;
Conducts screening interviews; makes initial diagnosis; and develops and implements individual treatment plans; maintains records according to agency’s policies and procedures; prepares reports;
Conducts and writes clinical evaluations for judicial system;
Provides case management activities for multi-problem clients, including outreach, assessment, linkage to and coordination with other service providers, client advocacy, and after care treatment;
Provides crisis intervention for clients, including those at high risk for suicide/homicide; brief family systems treatment to clients with complex problems;
Provides substance abuse treatment services during office hours, overnight, weekends and holidays, as required;
Provides group or individual psychotherapy services;
Provides assessment and intervention through the following treatment activities as required: individual group and family therapy;
Provides clinical management and first-line supervision for an inter-disciplinary team;
Provides clinical services; consultation and technical assistance to families, professional and community agencies;
Provides therapy, assessments and appropriate referrals for detoxification and residential rehabilitation, discharge planning and aftercare services;
Evaluates risk and potential need for hospitalization; develops and implements risk management plans;
Designs and conducts community education groups and programs; provides liaison services to community support groups and agencies in developing and implementing primary prevention programs;
Attends and participates in staff meetings and professional development activities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of the philosophy, objectives, practices and techniques of therapy, treatment and counseling as related to adult and family mental health, substance abuse; thorough knowledge of case management, crisis intervention, intake, screening and assessment techniques; thorough knowledge of classroom teaching, clinical and community services; thorough knowledge of the self help programs and how they work; thorough knowledge of related aspects of primary, secondary, tertiary prevention; some knowledge of crisis intervention, evaluation techniques; some knowledge of teaching techniques, curriculum as related to primary prevention; some knowledge of the principles and practices of supervisory techniques; skill in motivating, developing and directing people as they work; ability to diagnose clients correctly, ability to conduct interviews and investigations; ability to determine proper techniques and methods intervention in varying clinical situations; ability to maintain effective working relationships with clients, their families, co-workers, and other professionals in the community; ability to provide clinical management and supervision over subordinate staff; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to prepare and maintain proper records and reports thorough knowledge of intake techniques; ability to rapidly assess client emergency/crisis needs and to develop plans to manage crisis situations; thorough knowledge of psychotropic medications; ability to diagnose clients correctly, ability to make effective and appropriate referrals for detoxification and residential rehabilitation; ability to assist clients' successful engagement in the self help community; ability to plan, organize, assign, train and evaluate the work of subordinates.
Education and Experience:
Requires Master's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related behavioral science field; and 2-3 years experience providing substance abuse treatment; and 1-2 years professional level supervisory experience.
Strongly prefer applicants with experience and training in supervision, substance abuse, criminal justice, group therapy, co-occurring disorders and self help groups
- Prefer LCSW/LPC who meets VA requirements to provide licensure supervision
Must pass DMV record check;
Must pass TB test;
Offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a fingerprint based National Criminal History Record Check;
Prince William County Government - 2 years ago