BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPIST (LICENSED): $78,104.00 - $119,350.40 Annually
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPIST (NON-VA LICENSED): $67,974.40 - $103,896.00 Annually
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (RESIDENT/SUPERVISEE): $67,974.40 - $103,896.00 Annually
Internal Number: 6347-23J-DHS-BL
Arlington County’s Department of Human Services has MULTIPLE Behavioral Health Therapist positions open for applications. Some positions may be eligible for a $1500.00 gross Signing Bonus at hire and $1500.00 gross at the completion of the probationary period
Some duties may include:
Providing direct individual/family/group psychotherapy, case management, and care coordination support to youth with mental health, substance use and/or co-occurring disorders;
Conducting initial intake assessments to determine level of care needed;
Providing crisis intervention to assist youth with maintaining safety in the least restrictive setting possible;
Developing and implementing treatment plans;
Establishing effective therapeutic relationships with clients;
Participating as a team member providing coordinated care of services;
Serving clients in the community, which may include attending treatment team meetings, school meetings, and/or legal hearings; and
Documenting all services in the electronic health record to ensure compliance with clinical, courts, funding, and program licensing regulations/standards.
Therapists may be hired at one of the following levels:
Education: Completion of the requirements for obtaining a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a clinical discipline such as Counseling, Psychiatric Social Work, Psychology, Art Therapy, or other directly related clinical discipline with internships and practicum requirements specified by the Virginia Department of Health Professions.
Behavioral Health Therapist (Licensed):
Possess one of the following professional licenses from the Virginia Department of Health Professions: LPC, LCP, LMFT, or LCSW.
Behavioral Health Therapist (Non-VA Licensed):
Possess a license in a jurisdiction other than Virginia and are performing supervised assessment and evaluation, diagnostic, treatment planning, case management and counseling work while awaiting licensure from the Virginia Department of Health Professions
of the following professional licenses related to a behavioral health discipline: (LPC), (LCP), (LMFT), (LCSW); and
License must be obtained within 90 days of hire.
Behavioral Health (Resident/Supervisee):
Perform supervised assessment and evaluation, diagnostic, treatment planning, case management, and counseling work as a trainee in order to obtain one of the following professional licenses related to a behavioral health discipline in the state of Virginia:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Must meet (apply for and receive) the educational requirements to obtain a temporary license as a Resident in Counseling (for LPC or LMFT) or Resident in Clinical Psychology (for LCP), or register as a Supervisee in Social Work (LCSW) with the Virginia Department of Health Professionswithin 90 days of hire; and
Obtain appropriate licensure within three years of hire.
Bilingual: Some job openings may be designated as bilingual in English and Spanish to deliver services to Spanish speaking-families, including interpreting when needed. An assessment of Spanish proficiency will be required before a candidate can be appointed to the bilingual position(s). The incumbent in the position(s) will receive the language pay premium on all hours worked and on paid leave hours.
The Arlington County Department of Human Services is the lead agency in ensuring residents of all ages have access to important health, behavioral health, social services, and safety net services and programs.
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