Arlington County, Virginia’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is hiring experienced Mental Health Clinicians to serve as Emergency Services Clinicians in the Client Services Entry (CSE) Bureau of the Behavioral Healthcare Division (BHD). These employees will provide comprehensive crisis intervention and stabilization, to person with serious mental illness, dual diagnoses, and acute psychiatric and substance abuse related issues to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and lengthy emergency department stays, to de-escalate and prevent future crises. Services are offered which are trauma informed, culturally competent, strengths based and needs driven, and are responsive, adaptive and respectful.
*This position is considered “essential” and is part of a team that provides this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- A Master’s degree in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing or other directly related clinical discipline which required a clinical practicum prior to graduation involving diagnostic and treatment services;
- A minimum of two years of post-master’s full-time experience providing counseling and other services, to include one year minimum working with seriously mentally ill individuals in crisis; and
- A Virginia Preadmission Screening Certification is required within 60 days of hire. See link for details: http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/behavioral-health/mental-health-services/protocols-and-procedures.
For more information on Arlington County Employment or to apply for this position please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington/
Arlington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Reasonable Accommodation upon Request