1. Conducts intake interviews, obtains data and develops diagnosis and treatment plans.
2. Interviews individuals and provides problem solving and supportive therapy.
3. Conducts group, individual and family therapy sessions.
4. Prepares lesson plan and training materials for educational/treatment programming.
5. Prepares correspondence, progress notes and other records on individual progress and contacts and prepares related reports and testifies in court.
6. Inputs psychological data to agency staff for individual placements, care and treatment.
7. Consults with agency treatment staff and representatives of other agencies or programs; makes referrals, and provides and coordinates individual case management services.
8. Provides expert testimony in court and legal proceedings.
This position provides direct therapeutic treatment services to mentally ill and/or emotionally disabled and substance abusing individuals. Work entails diagnosis, treatment planning, implementing counseling and case management.Position StatusFull-timeRequired Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of the mentally ill population and related individual, group and family therapy and counseling techniques and practices; thorough knowledge of individual management guidelines for Virginia; good knowledge of office management practices; ability to establish and maintain rapport with the individual population; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and with private and public agency personnel; ability to function calmly in stressful situations; ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; ability to maintain individual records.
TYPICAL EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences and some clinical work experience in the treatment of the mentally ill or substance abusing populations.
Must be licensed eligible by the VA Board of Health Professions as a LCSW or LPC.
Valid VA Driver’s License Required
Prefer Licensed LCSW or LPCPhysical Demands
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Work is performed in an office environment. The incumbent may be exposed to hostile and abusive clients. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant walking, moving, carrying, climbing, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, and handling, sitting, standing, pushing, and pulling.Shift Type/Hours Worked
Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some evening work required