Reach Navigator Lmhp-E / Counselor

Horizon Behavioral Services, LLC Lynchburg , VA 24501

Posted 3 months ago

Earliest Available Start Date: December 9th, 2019

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501

Position Summary:

The REACH Navigator - LMHPE will work with children up to 18 years of age who have an intellectual or developmental disability and co-occurring behavioral or mental health need by providing assistance with de-escalation, completing assessments, developing and implementing a crisis intervention plan, linking the family to additional services, providing follow up and crisis stabilization services.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college/university in an applicable human services field and registered with the Virginia Board of Counseling for clinical supervision working toward licensure.

  • One year of relevant program specific experience work experience.

Position Overview:

The REACH Navigator will report to the Director of Region 1 & REACH, working with a child and adolescent population in a clinical environment, and will be responsible for the following:

  • CRISIS EDUCATION AND PREVENTION PLANS: Contact family and complete initial plan within identified timeframes; Develops required plans within identified timeframes; Coordinates with the service team members regarding services needed.
  • PREVENTION SERVICES: Provide prevention services for 90 days following crisis services; Provide in-home and community supports to ensure that the family achieves competence in implementing elements of a crisis stabilization plan, behavioral support plan, and other recommended interventions; Provide consultation and supports to families & stakeholders as needed.
  • NAVIGATION: Serves as a central point of contact, who is familiar with the entire service array of the catchment area and can link families with appropriate services once the initial crisis has been resolved; Facilitates daily triage calls with crisis staff to identify individuals and needed follow-up; Participates in integrated treatment teams; team meetings; treatment planning; and information sharing; Connects the family to resources that can be implemented before a crisis reaches the point of additional services; Explains the nature of the services that are available, ensuring that the receiving agency receives adequate background and referral information, setting up initial appointments for families; Provide transportation for children/youth and parent/guardian in agency vehicle if needed during a crisis, to and/or from crisis therapeutic homes, hospital settings, clinical appointments, and/or when otherwise deemed clinically appropriate; Liaisons with the regional BCBA.
  • DOCUMENTATION: Documents all services and results in the individual's electronic health record by established timelines; Documents individual's progress and maintains a permanent record of individual's activity according to established methods and procedures for the navigator call log; Documents all follow ups via required documentation; Tracks crisis call response times and other data elements as required; Produces reports as requested.
  • RESIDENT DUTIES, if applicable: Ensures knowledge and training are adequate to practice within required scope; Attends weekly supervision with clinical supervisor; Attends group supervision where applicable; completes and submits applicable paperwork as instructed.

This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Horizon reserves the right to revise the job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.

Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of behavior modification; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); emergency interventions; family, group, and individual therapies;, psychosocial education; risk assessments; sex offender treatment; substance abuse interventions; etc; Knowledge of community mental health and public health in order to provide advocacy and enhance an individual's treatment and access to community resources; Willing and available to work modified schedules (weekends, holiday, etc.) as required; Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver's license. May be called upon to travel to any Horizon worksite; transport clients, provide services to client @other locations. Regular attendance at trainings and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites; Ability to participate in and successfully pass behavioral intervention training; includes both verbal de-escalation skills and physical skills techniques to be utilized with consumers as needed.

About Horizon:

Horizon Behavioral Health is celebrating 50 years of being the primary public behavioral healthcare provider in Central Virginia serving individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities. Horizon is the proud recipient of the 2016 Giving Back award, has been named Best of Counseling Services in Lynchburg VA in 2017 and 2018, and most recently named Best Place to Work in 2018.

We offer a generous benefit package that includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave and holidays. Horizon participates in the NHSC, as well as PSLF educational loan forgiveness programs. If you are interested in continuing your education, working at Horizon qualifies you to receive discounts at some local universities.

To Apply Please visit our online career center at

Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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Reach Navigator Lmhp-E / Counselor

Horizon Behavioral Services, LLC