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Forensic Clinician - QMHP-C

Company: Horizon Behavioral Health
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Job Description:

Earliest Available Start Date: August 5th, 2019

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Answer the Call to Help Children in Need - Join the HORIZON Team

Do you have a passion for promoting the well-being of children and adolescents in your community? All across America, communities are facing an increase in demand for Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP-C) to provide leadership and guidance to children at risk. Come join Horizon Behavioral Health in providing valuable service to your community, where you will find diverse opportunities to develop your skills in a learning environment, and receive training and guidance through clinical supervision that qualifies experience for certification, and promotes excellence towards a long-term career in the Mental Health field. You will find unique opportunities in our diverse service offerings among our Crisis Stabilization, Emergency Services, Therapeutic Day Treatment, and Outpatient Departments. (See separate job listings for different departments). APPLY TODAY!

**IMPORTANT: As of January 3, 2018, QMHP-C/A or QMHP Trainee must be registered with the Board before the person can provide services and bill for those services. All QMHPs must be registered by December 31, 2018. For more information, visit

Position Summary:

The Clinician QMHP-C will work as a member of the integrated care team to ensure the implementation of an individualized treatment plan to individuals receiving services through residential placement and discharge from the Blue Ridge Regional jail into the community.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in an applicable human services field.

  • A minimum of one year of documented clinical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience that qualifies the incumbent as a QMHP-C or QMHP-A.

    Position Overview:

    The Forensic Clinician QMHP-C will report to the Clinical Coordinator – Juvenile Justice, and will be responsible for the following:

    • CLINICAL CASE MANAGEMENT: Implements the individualized treatment plan through appropriate linkages, referrals, coordination and follow-up to needed services and supports, including referral and linkages to long term services and supports. Ensure appropriate care is provided through coordination of Horizon and external resources. Monitors, evaluates, and records individual progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan. Identifies and documents environmental impediments to the individual's progress through interviews and observations.

    • ASSESSMENTS/PLANNING: Conducts ongoing comprehensive assessments of individual's strengths, abilities, preferences, and needs and then modifies treatment plans as necessary to comply with changes in the individual's status. Participate in integrated treatment teams; team meetings; treatment planning; and information sharing.

      Plans discharge from care facility to residential placement as appropriate.

    • ADVOCATE/COLLABORATION: Advocates for individuals and families by providing necessary resources to support the individual's behavioral health, primary care, and health/wellness needs. Advocates for individuals to resolve crises. Ensure appropriate care is provided through coordination of Horizon and external resources.

    • EDUCATION/COUNSELING: Conducts support groups and counsels family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the individual. Plans and conducts programs to combat social problems, prevent substance use, and/or improve community health and counseling services.

    • MISCELLANEOUS RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for familiarizing self with training requirements as assigned on Horizon Learning Management System and completing within assigned deadlines. Responsible to access Horizon's LMS and accept individual responsibility to complete all trainings on time. Completes other duties and projects as assigned. Committee/Meeting participation: Actively participates, solution-oriented, and focuses on constructive problem solving, as assigned. Facilitate trainings for Horizon staff and/or community members as requested.

      This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Horizon reserves the right to revise the job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.

      Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      Knowledge of behavior modification; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); emergency interventions; family, group, and individual therapies; psychosocial education; risk assessments; sex offender treatment; substance abuse interventions; etc. Skill to communicate effectively in order to facilitate treatment and relay information to others as part of an interdisciplinary team. Skill to perform clinical interviews in order to obtain information and to formulate appropriate

      treatment plans. 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 client @other locations. Regular attendance at trainings and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites.

      Willing and able to work modified schedules (weekends, holiday, etc.) as required.

      About Horizon:

      Horizon Behavioral Health is celebrating 50 years of being the primary public behavioral healthcare provider in Central Virginia serving individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities. Horizon is the proud recipient of the 2016 Giving Back award, has been named Best of Counseling Services in Lynchburg VA in 2017 and 2018, and most recently named Best Place to Work in 2018.

      We offer a generous benefit 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 @

      Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


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