Website Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services

Provides a full range of treatment and/or prevention services to clients with any combination of psychiatric, emotional, relational, substance abuse or social problems. May perform limited clinical supervision of staff and provide both consultation and education activities; may coordinate the administrative and/or clinical activities of a specialized project within one of the major agency programs; does related work as required.Essential DutiesExtensive knowledge of community mental health; considerable knowledge and understanding of normal and abnormal human behavior and personality development, substance abuse treatment and etiology, family and group dynamics; extensive knowledge of a variety of psychotherapeutic treatment techniques/modalities and ability to perform same with most seriously disturbed clients; extensive interviewing and interpersonal skills; adherence to ethics appropriate for a professional helping relationship; extensive knowledge of mental health diagnoses, assessment, and/or psychological and educational testing; considerable knowledge of principles and methods of clinical supervision; demonstrated ability to work effectively with other community agencies; knowledge of consultation and education techniques; demonstrated ability to act with good judgment. Some positions may also require basic skills in the field of administration and personnel management, considerable knowledge of the field with which the specialty project deals, and/or ability to establish goals and direct activities toward such goals.

Minimum QualificationsPossession of a two (2) year master’s degree in clinical social work, psychology or a directly related field plus three (3) years of experience in a mental health setting (for a one-year master’s degree, one (1) additional year of experience or an internship is required to replace the second year of formal training); OR, a doctoral degree in a directly related field with a one (1) year internship in a related setting; OR, any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.Additional InformationTB Screening required.A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.Must hold or be qualified to work toward licensure or accreditation for appropriate discipline.

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