Behavioral Health Clinician
VOA Chesapeake

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Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas empowers self-reliance and inspires hope. As a church without walls, we do this through personalized housing, ministry, health, and human services that benefit vulnerable individuals, their families and the community. Founded in 1896 in Baltimore, MD by social reformers, Ballington and Maud Booth, we were one of the first of over 30 affiliates of Volunteers of America - one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive human services organizations.

Our founders envisioned a movement dedicated to reaching and uplifting the American people. On behalf of the organization, the Booths pledged "to go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand". Their declaration continues to guide Volunteers of America's impact on "Helping America's most vulnerable".

Through a dedicated and committed team of more than 850 employees and thousands of volunteers, we provide critical care, support services and hope to thousands of people each year throughout Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Carolinas. We firmly believe our employees drive the success of the organization. Through our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, we endeavor to attract, engage and retain qualified, diverse, compassionate individuals to join our journey and experience a work environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.


The Therapist is responsible for conducting Mental Health Rehabilitation Service activities in accordance with VOA Chesapeakes operation as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Service Provider. This position provides clinical services to consumers including but not limited to psychosocial assessments, clinical diagnoses, creating treatment plans that will guide MHRS services, conducting reassessments, facilitating psycho-educational and process groups, and providing individual therapy to 10-20 consumers. This position is housed on-site and within the community depending on program needs.


  • Responsible for ensuring the provision of Mental Health Rehabilitation Services to District Residents consistent with Chapter 63 of the DC register.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments, and conduct counseling/therapy for assigned consumers.
  • Complete daily and weekly documentation in the Credible EHR system.
  • Ensures the maintenance of client records and written reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Attend weekly clinical supervision.
  • Work within multi-service teams to address "whole person" needs.
  • Participate in staff meetings and collaboration with other staff in case staffing/review and client conferences as needed.
  • Provide clinical support as needed
  • Provide crisis intervention to consumers on a walk-in basis and as necessary.
  • Carry after-hours on-call phone on a rotation basis.
  • . Ensure that an environment is created, which is supportive, safe, and appropriately structured for individuals seeking treatment.
  • Attend training as required to stay abreast of District of Columbia Departments of Mental Health standards for Mental Health Rehabilitation Services Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Maintain active licensure status with the appropriate District of Columbia licensing board.

  • Clinical services are provided that address clients' service needs in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Services are provided by staff who are trained and competent to perform assigned duties.
  • Services are offered in compliance with agency, Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaboration with other community services is strengthened and potential client crises are diverted.
  • Positive and effective local and professional community relationships are developed and maintained, including with contractual and funding sources, regulatory agencies, and professional association


The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle to transport oneself, consumers, and program supplies as necessary.
  • The physical ability to travel to assigned locations, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, grasp, climb, talk, see, hear and perform basic and light home maintenance activities, and operate office equipment.
  • Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements.
  • The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Master's Degree in social work, psychology, human services, counseling, or substance abuse/addiction counseling.
  • Minimum of at least one year of experience providing case management and counseling.
  • Required graduate (LGSW/LCPC) or independent licensure (LICSW/LPC) in the District of Columbia (LICSW preferred).
  • Must be able to develop effective working relationships with the consumer population being served.
  • Demonstrated ability to rotate and work in different clinical positions as needed.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with computers and standard office equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions, exercise good judgment, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and prioritize workload.
  • Strong public speaking and organizational skills.
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of DSM 5, ASAM criteria, ICD 10, etc.
  • If not fully licensed, must be able to be licensed within 6 months.
  • Bilingual in any language a plus.


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