Richmond Behavioral Health Authority

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Richmond Behavioral Health is hiring a compassioniate and professionial Clinician II to join our Jail Team. The selected individual will perform difficult professional work providing clinical and re-entry planning services for clients who have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness and are housed at Richmond City Justice Center (RCJC), Riverside Regional Jail (RRJ), and Southside Regional Jail (SRJ). Incumbent is responsible for providing clinical and re-entry services to a caseload of individuals while they are incarcerated and for a limited period of time following release from jail to help ensure a successful transition to the community. Clinical services include, but are not limited to, completing full diagnostic assessments, assessing re-entry needs, developing comprehensive re-entry plans, collaborating with community partners, coordinating community-based services for clients, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the assigned supervisor.

Essential Functions

Conduct diagnostic assessments, assess re-entry planning needs, and coordinate re-entry services for clients incarcerated at the aforementioned jails who have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, are willing to seek treatment in the community upon release, and require assistance connecting with community mental health services and/or other community supports.

Perform intake assessments and diagnostic interviews; conduct mental health and substance use disorder assessments and monitor level of functioning.

Monitor and manage an assigned caseload.

Provide assistance with discharge planning for all clients returning to RCJC, RRJ, and SRJ from Central State Hospital (CSH) or Piedmont Geriatric Hospital (PGH).

Coordinate and link clients with community-based services and other community resources and collaborate with stakeholders for service coordination; interface with other service providers and client support system.

Assist clients with establishing stable housing upon release from jail.

Manage re-entry funds; develop comprehensive, individualized re-entry plans that support the client’s individualized clinical and re-entry needs; coordinate re-entry plans and clinical care with CSBs, jails, law enforcement, state hospitals, attorneys, and community providers.

Serve as an advocate on behalf of the client by making appropriate referrals to community agencies who provide specialized educational and employment opportunities.

Provide crisis intervention and prevention services to individuals and families.

Participate in jail diversion efforts; attend CSH treatment team meetings for continuity of care, when necessary; and represent the Jail Team at Re-entry Council, VASAVOR, and OAR meetings, as well as other meetings as assigned.

Consult with jail staff and any contracted medical/behavioral health provider at the jails, as well as the Jail Mental Health Program (JMHP) at RCJC, to coordinate clinical care.

Monitor data and outcomes and document client behavior in accordance with established policies.

Participate in clinical, administrative and supervisory meetings; collaborate with other staff members concerning cases.

Attend professional conferences and trainings as required.

Represent the Jail Team in a professional, ethical manner and attend court proceedings, as directed, to update the court on the client’s progress and/or status.

Document relevant information in the EHR within the established time frame set forth by policy and standards.

Complete electronic time sheets and expense sheets.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of providing care to individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders, severe mental illness, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders; thorough knowledge of community resources and human services network, particular as it relates to an incarcerated population; thorough knowledge of the SSI/SSDI and Medicaid/Medicare application processes; thorough knowledge of community-based behavioral health principles and psychotherapeutic treatment techniques; thorough knowledge of the theories and techniques of counseling and crisis intervention; thorough knowledge of intake techniques and procedures; ability to evaluate and screen clients; ability to prepare adequate records and to report findings and data effectively; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, associates, community partners, medical personnel, law enforcement, State and Federal agency representatives and the general public.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree with coursework in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field and considerable experience working with clients with behavioral health disorders and/or developmental disabilities in a behavioral healthcare setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in a forensic or correctional setting preferred.

Special Requirements

Licensed Mental Health Professional, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner required.

CSAC, CADC, or certificate eligible.

Valid driver’s license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Qualifying licensed staff will be eleigible for $4,000.00 sign-on bonus as defined by the terms and conditions of the approved sign-on bonus policy.


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