Are you interested in being part of a team that is having a positive impact on the lives of youth and their families? Our team provides creative, evidence-based therapeutic services that improve and empower our clients to successfully manage complex mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorder issues. We are unique in that we provide those services in both the school-based and office-based settings. If this high-energy, high-service driven position interests you, then this may be the position for you!
Prince William County Community Services (CS) is high energy and offers a team approach to achieve the highest level of service driven results for our clients and their families. We respect and promote the dignity, rights and full participation of youth and their families to achieve our mission. We are located within easy commuting distance from Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Stafford County. Prince William County is a diverse and dynamic community.
We are seeking qualified applicants to fill a full-time Therapist II position in the New Horizons School Based/Clinic Based Program. This full-time position requires a 4 or 5-day work week that includes Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m. and a beginning work time of 7:30 a.m. The position provides clinical services in an area public high school and the CS offices.
DUTIES SPECIFIC TO THIS POSITION:
In a public high school and CS offices, provides a wide range of clinical services to children, adolescents and families with mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. Work involves the assessment and treatment of clients with varying degrees of problems as well as consultation with other professionals and agencies. All services are provided under supervisory guidance, including licensure supervision for LPC or LCSW. Provides a comprehensive array of clinical services for youth and their families including family, group, and individual therapy, assessments and appropriate referrals for detoxification and residential services, discharge planning, and aftercare services. Provides case management activities for clients, including outreach, assessment, linkage to and coordination with other service providers, client advocacy, and aftercare treatment. Provides crisis intervention for clients, including those at high risk for suicide/homicide, evaluates risk and potential need for hospitalization. Writes treatment plans and maintains records according to agency's policies and procedures. Conducts comprehensive assessments and makes diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Conducts and writes clinical evaluations for judicial system, schools, hospitals, residential programs, Department of Social Services. Attends and participates in staff meetings and professional development activities.
Requires Master's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related behavioral science field and 1-2 years' experience providing services to children, adolescents, and families with issues related to mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders in an outpatient setting.
Note: A supervised internship in psychology, social work, counseling or a related behavioral science field, for a minimum period of nine (9) months, may be substituted for one year of experience.
Experience and training in providing evidence-based individual, family and group therapy for children, adolescents and families with issues related to mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders; Prefer Virginia professional license as LCSW or LPC; Experience collaborating with school staff; Bi-lingual English/Spanish is helpful but not required.
Must be eligible for professional licensure as LCSW or LPC in Virginia within 2 years. Must possess a valid driver's license; Must pass DMV record check; Must pass TB test; Offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a fingerprinted-based national criminal history record check. Child Protective Services Requirements: Effective 1999, mandated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 12VA3S-10S-400 rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services related to Criminal Registry Checks, a search of the
registry of founded complaints of child abuse and neglected maintained by the Department of Social Services.
ENTRY LEVEL SALARY RANGE: $ 54,697.50 - $60,000.00This information is an excerpt from the full Classification which describes the work to be performed in this position. For the complete Class Specification please click on the following link: CSTII. Employment Type: Full-Time (PF)