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Clinician - QMHP-A - Residential Crisis Stabilization

Horizon Behavioral Health Lynchburg, VA
  • Posted: 4 days ago
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Earliest Available Start Date: December 9th, 2019

Location: Lynchburg VA, 24504

Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours per week), 3 days per week with 12.5 hour shifts, or 5 day schedule with flex hours.

Available Schedules: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 am to 10:30 pm; or Monday through Friday flex schedule 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm with 1 weekend per month

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in an applicable human services field (including social work, counseling, behavioral science, psychology, or other DMAS approved human services and related fields degrees).
  • A minimum of one year of documented clinical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience that qualifies the incumbent as a QMHP-A.

IMPORTANT: **As of January 3, 2018, QMHP or QMHP Trainee must be registered with the Board before the person can provide services and bill for those services. All QMHPs must be registered by December 31, 2018. We urge QMHPs to submit an application as soon as possible. Due to the anticipated volume of QMHPs, the registration process will take time. For more information, visit

Position Summary:

The Clinician – QMHP (A) provides recovery-oriented clinical services, and include skills training, counseling, and discharge planning to assure continuity of care in transitioning to outpatient services to adults experiencing mental health or substance abuse issues at Horizon's Courtland Wellness Center and recovery home. Clinicians in our Crisis Stabilization provide direct service that help individuals achieve and manage their mental illness. Clinicians also facilitate groups and provide individual therapy to address client needs regarding managing their mental health issues and remaining in the community, in addition to collaborating with outside agencies and community resources to assist in treatment of clients. Training is provided.

Related Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

Ability to record data and complete documentation within established expectations and by communicated deadlines.

Willing and available to work modified schedules (weekends, holiday, etc.) as required.

Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver’s license. May be called upon to travel to any Horizon worksite; transport clients, provide services to client @other locations. Regular attendance at trainings and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites;

Ability to participate in and successfully pass behavioral intervention training; includes both verbal de-escalation skills and physical skills techniques to be utilized with consumers as needed.

Knowledge of evidenced based programs included but limited to the following; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); emergency interventions; family, group, and individual therapies; psychosocial education; risk assessments; substance abuse interventions; etc.

Knowledge of community mental health resources in order to provide advocacy and enhance an individual’s treatment and access to community resources.

Knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature related to mental health, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse.

Skill to communicate effectively in order to facilitate treatment and relay information to others as part of an interdisciplinary team.

About Horizon:

Horizon Behavioral Health is celebrating 50 years of being the primary public behavioral healthcare provider in Central Virginia serving individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities. Horizon is the proud recipient of the 2016 Giving Back award, has been named Best of Counseling Services in Lynchburg VA in 2017 and 2018, and most recently named Best Place to Work in 2018.

We offer a generous benefit package that includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave and holidays. Horizon participates in the NHSC, as well as PSLF educational loan forgiveness programs. If you are interested in continuing your education, working at Horizon qualifies you to receive discounts at some local universities.

To Apply - please visit our online career center @

Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


Horizon Behavioral Health

Why Work Here?

Horizon is a caring team of professionals devoted to helping others succeed! We have been in operation since 1969 in Central Virginia.

Horizon Behavioral Health has been the premier behavioral healthcare provider in Central Virginia for more than 50 years. In the last year, Horizon provided clinical services to more than 15,000 adults, children and families addressing problems with mental health, substance use and intellectual disabilities. Horizon has been voted Best of 2016 Reader's Choice for Best Counseling Service in Lynchburg Living Magazine! Horizon Behavioral Health provides our salaried employees with a generous benefit package that includes the Virginia Retirement System; life, medical, dental, and vision insurance; vacation, sick leave and holidays, in addition to educational leave.

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