CITY OF MANASSAS PARK JOB OPPORTUNITY
Mental Health Program Coordinator
Manassas Park is an independent jurisdiction in Northern Virginia, approximately 30 miles southwest of Washington, DC. The city borders Prince William County and the City of Manassas. Manassas Park offers citizens an established community along with the prospects of significant future residential and commercial development. The desirable living features such as neighborliness and community pride in a small, progressive city environment add to the city’s charm.
The City of Manassas Park is accepting applications for the position of Mental Health Program Coordinator. The essential function of the position is to serve as the lead position for all aspects of mental health program management, referrals, and coordination in the City under the supervision of the Assistant City Manager for Operations. This position implements and monitors a wide variety of community-focused mental health and wellness programs and partnerships designed to address the emotional well-being and psychological health of community members and City staff through culturally responsive informal, proactive, and therapeutic services. This may include the supervision of staff.
All positions at the City of Manassas Park require a customer service mindset, in accordance with the Customer Service related focus of the city.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Will report directly to the Assistant City Manager for Operations, and taskings and overall guidance from the City Manager.
- Will manage the City’s COVID-19 Mental Health Response including outreach to residents to connect them to community mental health resources including the Community Services Board (CSB) of Prince William.
- Will manage the City’s American Rescue Plan Funding related to Mental Health Response.
- Will liaison with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health to assist our residents with information and resources.
- Will coordinate with the Prince William CSB to identify how their programs can benefit our City residents and connect our residents to these programs.
- Will develop and manage the City’s Overall Mental Health Strategy (both external and internal).
- Will provide professional supervision over treatment methods of mental health counselors co-responding to events with Police. Will conduct ride along support as well to Police.
- Will provide initial mental health intake support to residents and transition them to necessary services of CSB or other private or non-profit support.
- Will conduct community outreach to raise awareness and to educate on mental health issues.
- Will coordinate with local and regional partners – including non-profits providing mental healthcare services and substance abuse services to our residents – to maximize our residents access to needed care. This includes coordinating with our Fire & Rescue for helping residents who overdose on narcotics to be directed to substance abuse services support.
- Will provide internal counseling support to employees who witness difficult events – Police, Fire & EMS, Child Protective Services, etc.
- Will advise the City Manager and Governing Body on mental health issues and policies (both external and internal) for the City of Manassas Park.
- Will support the City Manager with the applying for grants for greater funding for mental health support.
- Will work closely with the Department of Social Services, Housing Program Coordinator, and Public Health Coordinator, to provide a holistic Health and Human Services Portfolio and Strategy for our City.
- Will support the Emergency Manager Planner with developing/updating the City’s Emergency Manager Plans related to Mental Health.
- Will support EOC operations as the resident Mental health Subject Matter Expert during public health emergencies. This may include being available/on call 24/7 for after-hours health emergencies or crisis intervention.
- Will collect mental health data and performance metrics to evaluate trends and risks over time.
- Will provide support in seeking, applying, and managing mental health related grant funding, and where applicable, grant reimbursement efforts to facilitate the City’s economic recovery following public health disasters and major emergencies.
- Will demonstrate leadership, management, and technical skills through effective communication and collaboration, proper utilization of team resources, progressive decision-making, personal accountability, and responsibility.
- Will function with a high degree of independence, employees sound professional judgment, establishes priorities that are committed to the mission, vision and core values of the City and the department and demonstrates such through ethical conduct, community stewardship, individual initiatives, and responsive service.
- Will demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
- Will be required to participate in public health related educational and professional opportunities such as continuing education, annual conferences, etc.
- Will provide support for public health related FOIA requests in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
- Will perform related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Human Interaction: Requires the ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit; includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.
- Information Technology: Requires familiarity with the full Microsoft suite of tools.
- Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analysis to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy.
- Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.
- Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions, may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
- Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions, to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.
- Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.
- Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).
- Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
- Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, and temperature extremes.
Minimum Education, Training, and Experience
- The equivalent of a Master’s degree in social work, behavioral health, counseling, psychology, psychiatric nursing, or related field. Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), familiarity with mental health case management in the State of Virginia and familiarity with the American Psychiatric Association’s latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
- Three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in mental health, counseling, behavioral health; or a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Preferred: PhD in social work, behavioral health, counseling psychology, psychiatric nursing, or related field, or Medical Doctorate preferred.
The City of Manassas Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Manassas Park will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Authorized hiring range: $60,000.00 - $95,000.00
If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, you must complete an application form and submit it to the City of Manassas Park, Human Resources Department, One Park Center Court, Manassas Park, VA 20111 or fax/email: 703-335-1405 / firstname.lastname@example.org
You may obtain an employment application by going to the following link: http://cityofmanassaspark.us/about-manassas-park/city-departments/human-resources/application-forms-and-addendums.html
This position will remain open until filled.
The City of Manassas Park is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.