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Behavioral Health Therapist IV

Life With Cancer 616588 Full Time 8411 Pennell Street, Fairfax, VA, 22031, US
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Job Description

As a Behavioral Health Therapist 4 for the Life with Cancer survivorship program, you will demonstrate advanced clinical expertise in the provision of a range of therapeutic services, psychoeducational programming and behavioral interventions to assist the client in achieving progress towards the goals and objectives of individualized treatment plans. To help achieve our mission, you will demonstrate the ability to assess and diagnose mental health and/or substance use disorders through a bio/psycho/social department specific and evidenced based assessment identifying patient and family goals/needs. Integrating assessments using information related to cultural, clinical, ethnic, age and other factors into the plan of care while providing a range of therapeutic interventions, psycho-educational programming and behavioral interventions (when indicated) to assist the patient/family in achieving the goals and objectives of the individualized service plan is required. Mentoring Behavioral Health Therapist 1 residents in training, Therapists II and III while serving as a clinical leader within the team is expected. When indicated by role, engages in research and contributes to the specialty field of program/department/unit through the development/participation of research protocols, abstract writing and publications when identified and appropriate. Responsible for overseeing and further developing survivorship programming across Life with Cancer.

  • Demonstrates advanced clinical expertise in the provision of a range of therapeutic services, psychoeducational programming and behavioral interventions to assist the client in achieving progress towards the goals and objectives of the individualized treatment plans. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess and diagnose mental health and/or substance use disorders through a bio/psycho/social department specific and evidenced based assessment identifying patient and family goals and need. In the absence of the Director, may provide program/department/unit clinical leadership. 
  • Demonstrates clinical autonomy in the provision of care, recommendations and referrals while striving to increase professional knowledge, develop expertise and work toward certifications. 
  • Practices within the Code of Ethics of the credentialing discipline. Participates in staff meetings and professional committees as assigned. 
  • When indicated by role, engages in research and contributes to the specialty field of program/department/unit through the development/participation of research protocols, abstract writing and publications when identified and appropriate. 
  • Adheres to Inova Health System's Culture of Safety and participates in maintaining a professional culture throughout the organization. 
  • Serves as a clinical leader by providing clinical supervision to team members seeking licensure as well as supervision/mentoring of graduate students during clinical internships.

 

Requirements

Education:

  • Masters degree or PhD in Behavioral Science and Health (mental health, social work, counseling, psychology, or behavioral health-related field).

Experience:

  • 5 Years of experience in Behavioral Health (experienced in mental health/substance use disordered, psychoeducational programming including brief, targeted, evidence-based interventions (crisis intervention, trauma, integrative therapies) mental health/substance use disorders.
  • Demonstrated success as a clinical supervisor.

Certification:

  • Certification in Oncology Social Work OSW-C  (obtained within 3 months of start date).
  • BLS through American Heart Association (obtained within 3 months of start date)
  • Crisis Prevention Institute (obtained within 6 months of start date) 
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (Training in CBT and one or more of ADEC, EBSR, ACT, CBT-I, Sexual Health)