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Clinician - Emergency Services - Licensed or License Eligible

Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Hours: full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501

Position Summary:

The Emergency Services Clinician / Licensed Mental Health Professional will respond to requests from Horizon and the community for crisis intervention services, including limited-term crisis stabilization, mobile crisis intervention, information and referral to community resources, and/or pre-admission screening for inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment. This position will also develop working relationships with area schools, social services, law enforcement and other community partners; by actively providing consultation, support and education.

Required Education and Experience:

* Master's degree from an accredited college/university in an applicable human services field and licensure in the State of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, or Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
* One year of relevant program-specific experience work experience.
* This position is also accepting applications for License-Eligible Clinician.

Position Overview:

The Clinician / Licensed Mental Health Professional in Emergency service will work in a clinical environment reporting to and Emergency Service Clinical Coordinator, and will be responsible for the following:

* CRISIS INTERVENTION: Provides crisis intervention and stabilization services to consumers and their families and/or caregivers. Provides services via telephone and in face-to-face meetings in consumer' homes or other community settings in the daytime, evenings, nights and weekends. Responds, assesses and engages families and children with mobile crisis stabilization services. Evaluates and assesses the needs of clients and their families in order to develop/implement individualized treatment plan. Makes judgments as to the least restrictive treatment environment. Determines whether consumers meets involuntary commitment criteria Coordinates admission to state, regional, or private in-patient facilities. Responds to emergency/crisis situations involving consumers when the primary provider and/or case managers are unavailable. Meet billing requirements established for this position.
* ASSESSMENTS: Conducts prescreens/evaluations on individuals to determine whether psychiatric hospitalization is an appropriate plan of action, or determine if there are lesser options in the community that can better serve the client; refer clients to lesser services such as outpatient therapy, crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, therapeutic day treatment, etc. when appropriate or secure hospital additions when appropriate.

Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of community mental health and public health in order to provide advocacy. Knowledge of the principles, techniques, trends, and literature related to mental health, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse. Skill to analyze situations accurately and develop appropriate response or techniques. Skills to communicate effectively in order to facilitate treatment and relay information to others to work as a team. Skill to perform clinical interviews in order to obtain information and to formulate appropriate treatment plans. Ability to present and communicate finding related to consumers to both internal and external audiences. Ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships. Ability to promote positive, collaborative, and professional working relations among co-workers and representatives in the community. Ability to respond effectively to changes in the work environment in a positive and professional manner. Ability to work in and contribute to a collaborative team environment Willing and available to work modified schedules (weekends, holidays, etc.) as required. Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver's license. May be called upon to travel to any Horizon worksite; transport clients, provide services to clients at other locations. Regular attendance at training and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites.

About Horizon:

Horizon Behavioral Health is located in the heart of Central Virginia surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether your passions be hiking on the vast Appalachian Trials, kayaking through the James River Blueways, or a Sunday drive along the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Lynchburg VA offers small-town southern charm with an active culture of music festivals, outdoor activities, and performing arts that placed it at the top of the list by as the 2019 best place for millennials to move. Horizon is also the proud recipient of the 2016 Giving Back Award, Best Place to Work in 2018, Best of Lynchburg for Counseling Services for multiple consecutive years, and again most recently for 2021!

We offer a generous benefits package that includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave and holidays. Horizon participates in the NHSC, as well as PSLF educational loan forgiveness programs. If you are interested in continuing your education, working at Horizon qualifies you to receive discounts at some local universities.

To Apply - Please visit our online career center at

Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


Keywords: HORIZON BEHAVIORAL SERVICES, LLC, Lynchburg , Clinician - Emergency Services - Licensed or License Eligible, Other , Lynchburg, Virginia

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