Title: Licensing Specialist
Hiring Range: $65,000-$75,000
Agency: Dept Behavioral Health/Develop
Location: Central Office
Agency Website: www.dbhds.virginia.gov
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) is seeking an experienced professional in the Northern Virginia area to ensure adequate and appropriate care and treatment for individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and brain injury by conducting statute mandated inspections for compliance with licensing regulations governing providers of these services. The position will review compliance with policies and procedure development and of assigned providers with licensing regulations, investigate complaints and incidents. The position will also conduct complaint investigations and evaluate and monitor corrective action plans, use independent judgment in determining compliance to applicable regulations, recommend licensing actions, and advise and consult with providers on how to comply with applicable regulations, develop, and implement systemic corrective actions to areas found not in compliance. The position requires occasional day and overnight travel and will be based out of the Northern Virginia area (Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William Co., Loudoun Co.).
Effective July 5, 2022, all Commonwealth of VA State Employees are required to work onsite. However, this position has a unique blend of telework and in-office abilities. However, staff must be available for onsite office meetings/special projects, as requested, at the DBHDS Central Office located in Richmond, Virginia. Applicants should reside or intend to relocate within a 50-60 mile radius of the region, in order to meet the duties and demands of the position and to navigate traveling within the region.
Position requires experience including assessment, service and treatment plans, and treatment interventions; knowledge of best treatment practices, ability to discuss issues with applicants and provide technical assistance regarding regulations. Administrative, management or quality assurance experience with public and private service delivery systems; experience in interpreting statutes, regulations, policies & standards and in conducting investigations; ability to communicate verbally and in writing with clients, family members and varied levels of staff, management and governmental entities.
Experience in a licensing or regulatory environment. Master’s degree in a human services related field strongly preferred.
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For consideration, interested applicants must apply online, completing the Employment Equity Initiative Application (EEIA) in its entirety. A resume may also be included with your submission. However, emailed, faxed, and hand-delivered applications and/or resumes will not be accepted. This position is open until filled; however, applications/resumes will begin to be reviewed within ten (10) business days of the date of this posting.
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In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
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