Relief Crisis & Substance Use Counselor or Therapist

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on March 25, 2024
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The schedule for this position is relief/on-call.

Clinicians/Therapists in our Crisis Stabilization Unit. provide direct service that help clients manage and begin recovery from substance use and/or mental illness. Clinicians also facilitate groups and provide individual therapy to address client needs regarding managing recovery and living in the community.

The Crisis Stabilization and Detoxification Unit (CSU) provide short-term (3 to 15 day)  for individuals who experiencing a crisis that could, if not addressed, result in a need for hospitalization. This service also offers medically supervised detoxification from alcohol and other drugs. Those needing detoxification, short-term substance use treatment and support for symptoms of mental illness are served. Services are provided in a recovery-oriented environment, and include skills training, psychiatric care, 12-step recovery groups on-site, and discharge planning to assure continuity of care in transitioning to outpatient services.

Relief Clinician Pay: $20/hour. Relief Licensed Eligible Pay: $25/hour. Relief Licensed Pay: $31/hour.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in an acceptable human service field required (Clinician). Master's degree in an acceptable human services field that fulfills the criteria for eligibility for professional licensure as a professional counselor or clinical social worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia (Therapist). 
  • Experience: One (1) year of clinical experience working with population served preferred.
  • Licenses/Certifications: QMHP-A or QMHP-E is required and CSAC preferred at time of hired. If not CSAC at time of hire, must complete requirements for the credential within two (2) years of hire. Must be able to pursue licensure if not already a licensed professional counselor or clinical social worker (Therapist). 

Why work at BRBH?

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, developmental disability, or substance use disorders. We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 400 employees working to provide or support our services. We are proud to have served our community for over 45 years. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment. We are located in Roanoke, VA. 

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