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MH/SU Counselor-Northern Neck Regional Jail
Job Code:402021-010
Location:201-NN Regional Jail
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary:Commensurate with Education and Experience
Closing Date:Open Until Filled

General Information:
Employee is responsible for providing therapeutic, case management services, and crisis intervention to mental health and substance abuse clients involved in the criminal justice system.  Case management services include hospital discharge planning and outreach services.  Employee provides crisis intervention on an on-call basis as assigned by the Director of Clinical Services.  Employee acts as a liaison between the Counseling Center, jail, and psychiatric institutions (both public and private) and hospitals, relaying appropriate clinical information.  Employee must exercise tact and courtesy in contact with staff, clients, families, public, and service providers.

Minimum Training and Experience:

Masters Degree preferred, but will accept a BS/BA Degree in Human Services Field; and 1 to 2 years experience in emergency/crisis services or case management; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Special Requirements:

Must possess a valid Virginia Driver's License and driving record acceptable to agency insurance carrier. Must obtain a TB test with satisfactory results within 30 days of employment, and yearly thereafter as required by licensing authority.  Must be COVID vaccinated.