Behavioral Health Specialist I

Behavioral Health Specialist I

Opportunity to join the Supportive Community Residential Services division of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. Provide behavioral health treatment and case management services as part of a treatment team serving adults at six scattered sites in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. Individuals served have serious mental illness and may have co-occurring substance use and physical disorders. Candidate duties will include skill building, crisis intervention, support services, and completing Medicaid and other billing documentation. Work schedules vary between 7:30 am and 7:30 pm, to include some weekend and holiday shifts. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable working as part of a treatment team in a residential setting. Applicant must have a valid license and be able to drive to various locations within the county.

Note: Salary offer will not exceed the midpoint of salary range. To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video “CSB: Making a Difference in Our Community“.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, sociology, nursing or a related field.


  • First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment;
  • MANDT Certifications within six (6) months of appointment and annually thereafter;
  • Medication Administration Assistance Certification within 90 days of appointment;
  • Valid Motor Vehicle Driver’s license with fewer than six demerit points (or the equivalent in another State) at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB.
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional – Adult (QMHP-A)-Required within 1 month of hire

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

Current QMHP-A in Virginia. Experience working with adults as the primary client who are seriously mentally ill in a residential setting.

Independently drives vehicles; ability to climb stairs, walk, and stand and bend as needed to carry out job duties. Ability to lift and carry up to 15 lbs; observe client behavior/appearance; review and write progress notes in electronic health record (EHR) and staff log. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; written exercise will be included

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.