Clinician (CD) – Crisis, Part-time, Non-Benefited, On-Call
Join our Emergency Services Team! Hanover County is seeking a part-time clinician to work a minimum of two shifts per month, providing crisis support for individuals and families experiencing acute behavioral health crises or seeking access to ongoing behavioral health supports. This position offers a unique, flexible schedule, with opportunities to engage in quick, effective clinical decision-making, interface with multiple behavioral health partners, and work independently, as well alongside a team of like-minded professionals, committed to the betterment of our community! General Description: This is a professional position. The incumbent performs complex tasks to provide direct clinical, mental health and/or substance use disorder services to residents of Hanover County, to include crisis services. These services may be provided in a variety of settings to include an outpatient clinic, in the client’s home or in the community. Organization: The Clinician position is part of Hanover County’s Career Development Program (CD). The Clinician Ladder has four (4) levels: Clinician I, II, III and IV. Incumbents normally report to a Clinical Supervisor and only the clinician III or IV may supervise limited staff or provide licensure supervision. Essential Functions:
Conducts initial screenings to determine services needs and appropriateness of requested services.
Provides initial diagnostic assessments and develops service plans.
Provides individual, family and group therapy.
Provides outreach, crisis intervention, and pre-admission screenings.
Provides treatment planning and case coordination for assigned cases.
Completes paperwork, documentation and files as required.
Participates in consultation and education activities in the community as assigned.
Performs related work as assigned.
May work outside of regular business hours
May interact with challenging family situations.
C. Physical Effort
D. ExemptKnowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of and skills in human behavior change strategies and techniques, crisis intervention theory and techniques, DSM assessment and diagnosis, and various mental health treatment modalities/ethical issues in MH and SUD service delivery, required. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work effectively while managing multiple goals and processes, required. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, staff, Board members, and community groups. Computer Literacy required. Education, Experience and Training: Master’s degree in a degree that leads to a clinical license required with a minimum of six (6) months clinical experience. Professional license issued by the State of Virginia as LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) or LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), preferred. State of Virginia-Certified Preadmission Screener, preferred. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable.
Higher levels on the Career Ladder require additional education and experience and require certification as a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) or LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor).
- Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting
- Valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver’s License
- TB test
- CPS (Child Protective Services) Check
- Twelve-month probationary period
- Scheduled hours to include evenings and weekends as appropriate
Clinicians who work in the crisis division will work weekends, overnights, holidays, and inclement weather on a rotating basis. These clinicians are deemed essential personnel, with the responsibilities outlined in the Hanover County Human Resources Policy Manual.