Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), full benefits package included.
Location: 3 Locations Available - Applicants should live in the area relative to the location for which they are applying in order to provide timely and effective response to clients in that catchment area.
***Indicate preference of area in question 20 of the application questions – SEE APPLICATION QUESTION #20
- Location #1: Rappahannock Community Services Board Area
- Location #2: Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board Area
- Location #3: Northwestern Community Services Board Area
The REACH Clinician - OMHPC will provide day hour response (11am-6:30pm), Monday-Friday, to children and youth diagnosed with ID/DD, who are experiencing a crisis episode. This position will not be office-based, as the clinician will work from home. This clinician will be expected to report to Horizon for supervision, mandatory meetings, trainings, and so other duties as required.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in an applicable human services field.
- A minimum of one year of documented clinical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience that qualifies the incumbent as a QMHP-C.
The REACH Clinician QMHP-C will work from home with an adolescent and child ID/DD population, reporting to the Director of the Region 1 and REACH Program, and will be responsible for the following:
- TREATMENT PLANNING: Collaboration with REACH Navigator regarding the development of treatment goals for clients.
- DOCUMENTATION: Documents all services and results in the individual’s electronic health record by established time lines. Documents progress and maintains a permanent record of individual’s activity according to established methods and procedures. Oversees Medicaid- and Medicare-related paperwork and record keeping. Completes accurate data entry as required by the grant to document the service delivery and progress of each individual receiving serves. All documentation must be completed within 24 hours of initiating such services.
- CLINICAL SERVICES: Provide immediate crisis supports to children/youth and family in their home setting, if deemed appropriate and safe. Meet the requirement of a 2-hour response, per DBHDS. Assist ES department or Hospital ED by providing additional supports for child/youth and family during pre-screening process.
Provide Prevention Services for a small case-load of REACH clients. Provide transportation for children/youth and parent/guardian in agency vehicle if needed during a crisis, to and/or from crisis therapeutic homes, hospital settings, clinical appointments, and/or when otherwise deemed clinically appropriate.
- COLLABORATION: Communicates effectively and efficiently with full-time Navigators, REACH Clinical Coordinator, REACH Director, and other providers for linking services. Collaborates with community partners.
Suggests referrals to appropriate community services.
Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of behavior modification; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); emergency interventions; family, group, and individual therapies; psychosocial education; risk assessments; sex offender treatment; substance abuse interventions; etc. Knowledge of community mental health and public health in order to provide advocacy and enhance an individual’s treatment and access to community resources. Knowledge of and adherence to licensure regulations related to services provided. Skill to analyze situations accurately and develop appropriate responses or techniques. Skill to perform clinical interviews in order to obtain information and to formulate appropriate treatment plans. Ability to effectively communicate in writing and to prepare written documents. Willing and available to work modified schedules (weekends, holiday, etc.) as required. Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver’s license. Highly mobile position and will not be performed in an office-based setting. 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.
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 @ www.HorizonBH.org
Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)