Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of adults with serious mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system? If so, apply to be part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who provide a “hospital without walls” to adult clients. As a Therapist II (Forensic) on the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team, the successful candidate will provide counseling, therapy, case management, risk assessment, clinical formulation, facilitate the ACT-Criminal Justice Services monthly meeting, have good verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and critical thinking skills to enhance successful outcomes for adults with a serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Come join a team that values evidenced-based, wrap-around ACT services. creativity.
If you are licensed or licensed-eligible, have experience providing services to SMI/Co-occurring adults, legally involved individuals, have knowledge of recovery model practices, and an enthusiasm for working with clinically challenging clients, then please apply. The Prince William County Community Services offers free clinical supervision for licensure, participates in several student loan forgiveness programs, free annual ethics and other evidenced-based trainings. Prince William County employees enjoy paid holidays, Virginia State Retirement, Employer paid basic life insurance, excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance.
ABOUT THIS JOB:
This position is the Forensic Specialist in the ACT Program. The ACT program provides wrap around services to SMI and Co-occurring adult clients in the community. This position works with ACT clients and specializes in working with clients who are involved with the criminal justice system. The mission of the ACT team is to provide evidenced-based, multidisciplinary, wrap around services to adult clients in the community. ACT clients have high needs and are often co-occurring, involved in the legal system, unstably housed, and in need a multi-pronged approach.
Job duties includes:
• Provide services to individuals with serious mental illness, co-occurring and substance use disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system
• Provides court ordered MH assessments
• Maintains a caseload of clients and functions as ACT team member-working with other clients and sharing cases
• Provides specialty services as a Forensic Specialist
• Provides counseling, case management, clinical interventions, and other supports, primarily in the community
• Conduct comprehensive assessments and risk assessments
• Collaborate on the development and implementation of the treatment plans
• Complete clinical documentation as specified and within the mandatory timeframe
Link, refer and monitor other services
PREFERENCES: THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE…
• Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related behavioral science field
• 1-2 years of related post-graduate professional experience providing individual/group therapy services in a human services environment (9 months of clinical supervised experience can be substituted for 1 year of related post-graduate professional experience).
• Currently possess, LPC, LCP, or LCSW or ability to obtain LPC or LCSW license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATE WITH:
• Experience working with on ACT Teams
• Experience working with SMI/Co-occurring individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system,
• Experience providing therapeutic services and case management to adults and their families with mental health/serious mental illness, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders
• Knowledge of the MI, CBT, Trauma Informed clinical practices
• Experience collaborating with internal and external partners and across systems
• Experience working in a team environment and/or with shared clients
Monday – Friday, 8-4 or 9-5; 12-8; schedule varies; rotating holidays and weekends (Saturdays)
• Eligible to obtain professional licensure such as LCSW or LPC in the Commonwealth of Virginia
• Must possess a valid driver’s license;
• Must pass DMV record check;
• Must pass TB test;
• Certification in First Aid and Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation, as required;
• Offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a fingerprinted-based national criminal history record check.
• 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
Prince William County Community Services maintains a drug free workplace