REQ#: 91000019
The incumbent serves as a Region 1 Regional Education Assessment Crisis Services Habilitation (REACH) Case Manager for adults and children with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs in addition to those presenting with challenging behaviors (DD/BH) residing in Developmental Services Region I of Virginia which covers the nine Community Services Boards (CSBs) within Region 1.  This position is responsible for crisis response requiring de-escalation, clinical and coordination services, assessments, developing and implementing Crisis Education Prevention Plans (CEPP), linkage to other services, follow-up, and crisis stabilization services.  Position is a full-time (M-F), benefitted position with a shared responsibility as Primary and Secondary On-Call Clinician which provides a rotating 24/7/365 crisis line, including on-site response. Applicants must live in the catchment area for which they are applying. Multiple openings, shifts and locations needed. Various Locations including Staunton, Culpeper, Lynchburg, and Fredericksburg.
Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP or QMHP-T)– minimum of Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field from an accredited institution and no less than one year of full-time relevant experience.  Master’s Degree in a human service field (counseling, special education, psychology, social work, or closely related field) preferred. Valid Virginia Driver’s License plus an acceptable driving record as issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles is required.  The incumbent must be able to perform all essential duties.  In addition, the incumbent needs to possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of:
a. Characteristics and service needs of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral disorders, language disorders, and other sensory impairments;
b. Behavior modification; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); assessment and intervention strategies; emergency interventions; family, group, and individual therapies; biopsychosocial education; risk assessments; sex offender treatment; substance abuse interventions; etc.
c. Community mental health and public health in order to provide advocacy and enhance individual’s treatment and access community resources;
d. Principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature related to mental health, intellectual disabilities, DD, and substance abuse;
e. Psychiatric/medical medications/treatments;
f. Assessment and intervention strategies with persons with severe, multiple disabilities (counseling, training, etc.);
g. Non-aversive behavioral management techniques/crisis intervention skills;
h. Data collection capabilities;
i. Specific local, state and federal regulations;
j. Philosophies of normalization/ integration
Skills in:
a. Consumer needs assessment, service planning, development of habilitative programs and evaluation of individual progress;
b. General knowledge of counseling and behavioral management skills with dually-diagnosed persons;
c. General knowledge in the management of aggressive behaviors;
d. Organizing records;
e. Service delivery;
f. Negotiating services with contractual and other agencies;
g. Managing medical emergencies;
Abilities to:
a. Adhere to established policies and procedures;
b. Analyze situations accurately and develop clinically appropriate responses and/or interventions;
b. Communicate effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team in relaying information to facilitate treatment;
c. Perform clinical interviews in order to obtain information and to formulate appropriate treatment plans;
d. Develop reports, create presentations, and communicate findings to both internal and external audiences;
e. Utilize database systems and software to efficiently and effectively meet programming requirements and needs;
f. Flexibility in working modified schedules as required;
g. Willingness to drive and must possess a valid driver’s license;
h. Develop and maintain professional and therapeutic relationships;
i. Promote positive, collaborative, and professional working relations among co-workers and representatives in the community;
j. Record data and complete documentation within established expectations and by communicated deadlines;
k. Work effectively to coordinate plans and assist in delivering quality services;
l. Assess physical environments in meeting client needs;
m. Respond effectively to changes in the work environment in a positive and professional manner;
n. Work in and contribute to a collaborative team environment.
SALARY:      Grade 9
SCHEDULE:  40 hours weekly
Contact details

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