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Title

Clinical Team Leader - Crisis Counseling 

Category Adult Mental Health Services  
Description

REACH is a crisis prevention, intervention and stabilization system to support individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, as well as a mental health condition or challenging behavior that is negatively affecting their quality of life. REACH provides consultation, prevention, development of crisis education & prevention plans, community based mobile support and crisis therapeutic home services.

Position Summary:

The position is responsible for primary administrative and clinical supervision of the REACH Clinical Team. Position is responsible for shared rotation of a 24/7/365 crisis line which includes on-site response. This position is indirectly supervised by the Clinical Director and the Regional Director.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for the implementation of REACH Clinical Team Services (including, but not limited to telephonic and on-site crisis intervention, crisis prevention, comprehensive service evaluations, emergency assessments, systemic consultation, education and training to systems of care, facilitating cross systems crisis prevention and intervention planning, etc.) and other supports for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental illness or behavioral health needs.
  • Responsible for ensuring REACH clinical team services are provided in accordance with fidelity to the REACH model as described in literature published by the National Center for REACH Services at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability and the Commonwealth of Virginia DBHDS.
  • Responsible for reviewing staff service documentation for clinical appropriateness and accuracy.
  • Responsible for coordinating claims submittal and revenue collection from primary payor sources (e.g. third party payments).
  • Responsible for retrospective service review to ensure services provided were in accordance with local, state and federal requirements and with fidelity to the REACH model.
  • Responsible for ensuring Regional REACH clinical team services maintain appropriate state DBHDS licensing approval.
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision of REACH coordinators.
  • Responsible for the implementation of REACH supports for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental illness or behavioral health needs.
  • Maintains linkages and relationships with community partners.
  • Ensures the coordination of support meetings and cross systems crisis prevention and intervention plans for individuals supported by REACH.
  • Provides 24/7/365 response to crisis situations according to on-call schedule.
  • Participates in required meetings with Team Members, REACH Director, Crisis Therapeutic Home staff and other applicable parties.
  • Completes Comprehensive Service Evaluations.
  • Coordinates individuals' care with identified Case Manager or other Clinical Home Provider.
  • Coordinates individuals' care with appropriate CSB representatives.
  • Coordinates individuals' care with applicable crisis responder (Emergency Services, Mobile Crisis Teams, Law Enforcement, Hospital Emergency Departments, Walk-in Crisis, etc.).
  • Identifies and coordinates training and technical assistance needs for providers, natural supports and other components of the system of care.
  • Coordinates admissions/discharges and requests for in-home crisis supports for appropriate individuals to/from REACH CTH programs in collaboration with the REACH CTH Director and REACH Director.
  • Works closely with State Psychiatric Hospitals and Training Centers for support of individuals transitioning to the community.
  • Collects and enters required data and produces documentation on administrative and service delivery and overall utilization of REACH services.
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Direct supervision of REACH Coordinators
 
Position Requirements
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and/or Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) – Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human services or related field from a USDOE or CHEA accredited institution and no less than one year of relevant experience.
  • Graduation from a USDOE or CHEA accredited college/university with a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or closely related field preferred.
  • Current Virginia license as an LPC, LCSW, or LMFT Licensed Mental Health Provider-Resident or Supervisee or closely related preferred.
  • Experience in intellectual/developmental disabilities, including programming for individuals with significant behavioral needs.
  • Two or more years’ supervisory experience in a mental health/developmental disabilities setting or 5 or more years’ experience in a mental health/developmental disabilities setting or residential setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of the MH and I/DD systems of care.
  • Must have and maintain a valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license and insurance for personal and agency vehicles utilized for work.
  • Complete within specified time period the trainings as required by agency and service model.
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize computer word processing and data programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based data entry, etc.
  • Must demonstrate capacity to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Clinical Team Leader (REACH)  
Division VA REACH  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location VA Reach-Fredericksburg  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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