|Date Opened||1/24/2019 08:00:00 AM|
|Closing Date||2/21/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Hiring Range||$58,968 - $85,769|
|Department||FIRE & RESCUE|
|Job Type||Open and Competitive|
The Department is seeking qualified applicants for a regular, full-time position as a Behavioral Health Coordinator (BHC). This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a new behavioral health program for the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System to assist System Members who witness traumatic events in the capacity of a first responder. Developing and maintaining an atmosphere of openness, approachability, and inclusion so System Members feel comfortable discussing personal issues. When presented with the opportunity, the Behavioral Health Coordinator will serve as a case manager, by completing an intake and triage visit with interested System Members, and help to connect to appropriate resources through either the employee assistance program or county health plan providers. Will advocate for and provide supporting data for current and future behavioral health programming. Ensures the provision of continuous stress management resiliency through training and education for all System Members to address on-going, non-critical, job-related stress by encouraging a proactive response to stress management.
Responsible for creating and leading the System’s Peer Support Team that will assist System Members who witness traumatic events; in this capacity the BHC will be responsible for managing the selection process for team members and ensure regularly recurring professional development and training of peer support team members. Will manage, develop, and oversee the implementation of objectives, strategies, policies, and procedures for the Peer Support Team; work with the Employee Assistance Program to identify affiliate counselors with background and expertise in working with the first-responder community; develop training opportunities for the affiliate counselors in order to become more familiar and acquainted with both the emergency first responders and their work, in general, as well as specifically the Combined Fire and Rescue System in Loudoun County. Will supervise assigned staff as needed.
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field and 2 years of directly related experience. Prefer five years of clinical experience working with public safety populations. Certified Addictions Counselor (CSAC) is preferred.
Employees in this class have a mandatory licensure requirement, as cited in Virginia Board of Licensing which contains regulations governing the practice of clinical counseling/psychotherapy. One of the following licenses, issued by the State of Virginia, must be held and maintained by the employee: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC); Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT); Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). If currently licensed in another state, must be able to obtain Virginia license. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.