Recruitment #22-126-3862

Job Description

The Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time clinician position in the Behavioral Health Outpatient Team. We welcome a new team member to join our group of professionals who provide dynamic, integrated, and effective care to persons impacted by substance use, mental health disorders and trauma.

This position involves collaborating with our community partners, as individuals seeking behavioral health services are frequently referred by and involved with other agencies, including Juvenile Court Services, Department of Family Services, the Public Schools, Adult Probation, ASAP, and the Department of Community Corrections. The Department places a high priority on professional training and supervision, and selected candidates will be supported in efforts to learn and utilize effective, person-centered, trauma-informed, evidence-based interventions.

Clinicians provide:

  • Assessment and evaluation, individual, group, and family therapy
  • Service Coordination, including service coordination and collaboration with the Medication services
  • Crisis intervention and stabilization, interagency consultation and coordination of treatment services
  • Assessment and referral for individuals in need of detoxification and/or residential treatment services, and monitoring/ coordination of services with treatment vendors as appropriate
  • Clinicians must maintain all clinical records and documentation according to federal state and agency policies and procedures and assure compliance with state standards.
  • Selected candidates will be provided opportunities and supervision resources to obtain and maintain professional licensure.
  • Selected candidates will also receive training and supervision for certification from Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) as a Certified Preadmission Prescreening Clinician.

 Hiring salary is commensurate with experience

Job Requirements

  • Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling and/or Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Minimum 1-year professional experience in the provision of Substance Abuse and Mental Health treatment services
  • Must be VA clinical license eligible 

Strongly Preferred:

  • Knowledgeable in both substance abuse and mental health issues
  • Demonstrates strong clinical skills in providing individual, group and family therapy
  • Possesses strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to function as a member of a clinical team

Special Requirements

  • Work schedule is 37.5 hours per week and will include evening hours two nights per week
  • Formal training in treatment of substance abuse and mental health issues preferred 
  • VA clinical licensure or license eligible as LPC, LMFT, LCSW, LCP 
  • Must be fitted for N-95 (or similar) mask to safely provide on-site services as needed 
  • Must be able to provide behavioral health services remotely using appropriate technological support and according to professional standards
  • Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) and multilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Employment is contingent upon successfully passing pre-employment background check to include fingerprinting, credit, NCIC, DMV and TB test. Must have a good driving record and a valid driver's license in Virginia or regional state of residence.


Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package:

  • Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Annual and Sick leave
  • Paid Holidays and Personal Leave Days
  • Group Health and Group Life Insurance
  • Exceptional Performance Recognition
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Professional Training and Career Development

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