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Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$64272 - 98217
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Health - Psych/Behavioral/Mental
Health - Social Work/Public Health
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2800842 / Latpro-3745176 
Date posted: Jun-26-2020
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$64,272.00 - $98,217.60 Annually


VA 22204, VA

Job Type



Department of Human Services

Job Number



7/9/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Human Services (DHS) is hiring an experienced Mental Health professional for the position of Emergency Services Assistant Supervisor in the critical Emergency Services (ES) program. This employee is part of the Client Services Entry (CSE) Bureau and will support and share clinical and administrative functions of the ES program. The Emergency Services Assistant Supervisor is responsible for several critical functions within the CSE Bureau and serves as part of a team of clinicians who provide assessment, crisis intervention, stabilization, and hospital diversion. These services are provided to adults and children who are experiencing an imminent behavioral health crisis while they are living, visiting, or working in Arlington County. DHS is a recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and dynamic behavioral healthcare agency providing critical services to Arlington County residents. The program is currently staffed by 16 Emergency Service Clinicians who provide 24/7 comprehensive crisis response in the community.

To learn more about the Department of Human Services, please visit ES.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates with the ES Supervisor to provide clinical and administrative supervision to staff;
  • Provides on-call supervision on nights/weekends/holidays in rotation with the ES Supervisor and onsite program coverage when the ES Supervisor is absent;
  • Assists with triage and staffing of challenging cases which may include troubleshooting with law enforcement and the police liaison to ES;
  • Performs direct client services at least 50% of the time;
  • Coordinates with the ES Supervisor on monitoring the budget, managing the monthly schedules, participating in the hiring process, on-boarding new ES therapists, and performance management of staff;
  • Collects and evaluates data to meet agency and state regulations or requirements;
  • Participates in program planning by identifying client needs, evaluating service effectiveness, and recommending needed service or program modifications;
  • Ensures high quality and timely documentation in an electronic record management system; and
  • Represents Arlington County at local, regional, and state meetings related to Emergency Services.

Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.
Selection Criteria


  • A Master's degree in a clinical discipline including Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, or other directly related clinical discipline, all of which required a clinical practicum involving diagnostic and treatment services prior to graduation ;
  • A minimum of three years of post-master's experience providing clinical therapy and other services, to include one year minimum working with seriously mentally ill individuals in crisis;
  • Preadmission Prescreening Clinician Certification from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Development Sciences (DBHDS) within 60 days of employment;
  • Medication Administration Certification from a CSB-approved vendor within 90 days of employment;
  • TOVA training from Arlington County within one year of employment; and
  • Clinical license (LPC, LCSW, LCP, LMFT) in the State of Virginia within one year of hire.

Substitution: Directly-related higher level clinical degrees may substitute for the Master's degree education requirement and one year of experience. In the case of this substitution, qualifying work experience must have been gained after the acquisition of the directly related higher level clinical degree.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Intake and assessment of mental health and substance use services;
  • Current Licensure (LPC, LCSW, LCP, LMFT);
  • Providing supervision to staff in a human services position;
  • Program or project analysis, planning, and evaluation; and/or
  • Working in crisis or emergency settings, including experience with involuntary treatment.

Special Requirements

Please note: A complete application includes an attached resume which highlights your background and experience as it relates to the position of Emergency Services Assistant Supervisor. 

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.

Additional Information

Work Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Some additional evening, overnight or weekend work may be required including after- hours telephone coverage to support other Client Services Entry programs as needed.

An online application is (see application details) responses are required and give us additional specific information that we require to evaluate your qualifications for this position. These responses are considered part of the selection process. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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