The Senior Bilingual Clinician, as a member of the Coordinated Specialty Care Team, identifies primary psychosis and performs differential diagnoses for symptom profiles related to psychosis. The Transitioning Adults into Living Successfully (TRAILS) program serves young adults and adolescents. The Bilingual Senior Clinician facilitates skill building and behavior change to help program participants overcome barriers to their recovery from mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, establishes and maintains a referral network and facilitates the referral and enrollment process for clients as well as educates prospective referral sources, clients and families about the program.
Provides individual, group, and family mental health and substance abuse therapy;
Provides intensive case coordination/clinical recovery coaching services for consumers in the program;
Develops and implements service plans with clients through shared decision-making and provides case management/recovery coaching, attending to needs such as housing, family relationships, meaningful activities, health care, financial management, education, training, and employment;
Provides extensive outreach to clients and families in the community;
Performs networking to develop and educate potential community referral sources;
Develops materials and outreach tools in a variety of media for distribution to referral network;
Develops and provides presentations to community groups;
Tracks all outreach activities and referral network;
Provides psycho-education, social skills training, coping skills training;
Provides crisis intervention and addresses complex crises involving both psychological and environmental components;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum & Additional Requirements
Possession of Master's degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Education or related field; at least two years of post-graduate work experience in providing direct clinical services to consumers having one or more substance abuse, psychiatric, and emotional disorders; and licensure or license eligible (has completed all required education and supervision as required by applicable board) as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP) or Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time of appointment; if license eligible, the employee must obtain Virginia licensure at the first available opportunity, but no later than one year after appointment; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
More than two years paid work experience providing direct clinical services to include therapy, case management, outreach and referral services to seriously mentally ill and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder population; experience working with adolescents and young adults; Licensed in VA as an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP) or Clinical Psychologist at the time of appointment; Fluent and Bilingual in both English and Spanish.