Therapist II, Outreach and Engagement
Are you interested in being a part of an organization whose mission is a commitment to improving the quality of life for people with or at risk of developing serious mental illness and preventing these occurrences while minimizing the impact of these conditions through a system of caring those respects and promotes the dignity, rights and full participation of individuals and their families? If so, then Prince William County Community Services is where you need to be working. We are currently looking for a Therapist II to join our emergency services team that provides essential crisis interventions services to the community.
Located within easy commuting distance from Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Stafford County, Prince Willian County is a diverse and dynamic community, where we treasure our past and the promise of the future. Come join a team that values quality service, integrity, and accountability.
ABOUT THIS ROLE:
The role of an outreach engagement therapist is to assess need and connect persons with appropriate level of resources needed to help reduce future crisis. Outreach engagement therapists provide crisis intervention services with the goal of helping the person in crisis experience improvement in overall mental health.
Provides the following:
Provides crisis intervention services in a 24/7 program.
Conducts interviews and makes recommendations for community resources.
Provides outreach, assessment, linkage to and coordination with other service providers
Provides crisis intervention for clients, including those at high risk for suicide/homicide-under supervisory guidance, evaluates risk and potential need for hospitalization;
Develops and implements risk management plans;
Maintains records according to agency’s policies and procedures, prepares reports;
Attends and participates in staff meetings and professional development activities;
Prepares and presents case presentations for clinical supervision.
PREFERENCES: THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE…
A Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, or related behavioral science field
Minimum 1 year of experience (or 9-month supervised internship) providing clinical services to Serious Mental Illness (SMI), experience with conducting risk assessments
Virginia state license eligible (Resident in Counseling or Supervisee in Social Work) Experience working within a 24/7 program and experience working with law enforcement agencies will be preferred.
Must be available for daytime and evening hours.
Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related behavioral science field in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Board of Counseling and Board of Social Work laws and regulations.
Eligible to obtain professional licensure such as LCSW or LPC in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 2 years of hire.
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 fingerprint based National Criminal History Record Check. Not eligible for employment with barrier crime history https://dbhds.virginia.gov/assets/document-library/BIU/attachment-2rev072017.pdf (Download PDF reader).
Child Protective Services Requirements: Effective 1999, mandated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 12VA35-105-400 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 SALARY RANGE:
$66,742 – $82,560 Annually
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Prince William County Community Services maintain a drug free workplace.