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Behavioral Health Therapist IV

Kellar Center 640500 Full Time 11204 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA, 22030, US

Job Description

As a Behavioral Health Therapist 4, 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 the individualized treatment plan. You will follow all Inova Health System/Inova Kellar Center/Inova CATS Program/Inova Behavioral Health policies, procedures and practices while communicating all safety/security issues to leadership. To help achieve our mission, you will participate in maintaining a professional culture in Inova Behavioral Health. Providing documentation and performing administrative functions appropriate to clinical role is required.




  • Master's Degree, Ph.D., PsyD, EdD in mental health, social work, Counseling, Substance Use Disorders or behavioral health-related field or degree.
  • Completion of a graduate courses in Mental Health Counseling, Clinical or Psychology Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling.


  • Five years of experience 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.


  • BLS through the American Heart Association (within 3 months)
  • Crisis Prevention Institute (within 6 months)
  • Specialty certification is required for Adult Ambulatory Behavioral Health only is preferred (e.g., Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Masters Addictions Counselor, etc.).


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), PhD or PsychD Licensed Clinical Psychologist/ (LCP) or Licensed Substance Abuse Professional (LSATP).


Benefits and Perks!

  • Tuition Assistance: Tuition reimbursement up to a maximum assistance of $5,250
  • Student Loan Assistance: Monthly payment toward team member’s outstanding student loan debt
  • Paid Parental Leave: Provide up to four weeks 100% pay for team members to care for and bond with a newborn or newly adopted child
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Savings and Spending Accounts (HSA/FSA)
  • Life Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Plan: Inova makes a matching contribution on the first 5% of pay you contribute
  • Time Away Programs: You earn or “accrue” PTO on an hourly basis during the calendar year, beginning with your first hour of work.
  • Supplemental Benefits: Auto/Home Insurance discounts, Pet Insurance & Pet Care Discount Program, Identity Theft Protection, Legal Services
  • Additional Benefits, Perks, & Discounts: Commuter Benefits, Back-up Child and Elder Care, Adoption Assistance Plan, Credit Union, Team Member Purchasing Program

Job Responsibilities

  • Selects evaluation and treatment methods appropriate to the diagnosis, age group and patients physical/emotional status while formulating appropriate treatment plans as evidenced by chart review and team feedback.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of therapeutic theory and constructs when planning/providing individual, group and/or family therapy. Develops goals and treatment plans that reflect the evaluation findings and are prioritized based on input from the patient, family and team as evidenced by chart review and team feedback.
  • Develops appropriate discharge/transition planning and ensures client/family understand recommendations. Provides case management.
  • Documents patients' identified problems and negotiates a treatment plan for each with the patient establishing realistic goals and objectives - all within established policy guidelines.
  • Documents, concisely and legibly, within established timeframes (e.g. allows others to continue treatment, allows for interpretation by payers, supports reimbursement), as evidenced by chart review.


 Inova is well stocked with the best and latest PPE

  • Masks are provided to patients entering our buildings, and offered free to visitors
  • Covid-19 patients are isolated in dedicated areas
  • Inova operates curbside Covid-19 testing sites that are far removed from the main facilities
  • All team members are trained in the latest screening guidelines

Inova is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.