In a state agency behavioral health program as part of a multi-disciplinary team at one or more locations this class is accountable for skilled clinical social work treatment and leadership services involving complex case assignments.
Works under the limited supervision of a Supervising Clinician or other clinician of higher grade.
May provide administrative and/or clinical supervision to clinical social work staff of lower grades and/or to clinical or administrative staff in other disciplines; as assigned provides clinical and administrative supervision to Licensed Master Social Workers, graduate and undergraduate social work students and students of other clinical disciplines.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Independently provides highly skilled direct clinical social work treatment and/or substance abuse services to clients with complex psychological and social problems through comprehensive clinical assessments and provision of individual, family and group treatment;
Provides individual field work instruction and/or clinical supervision which includes instruction in use of comprehensive psychosocial assessments and current diagnostic categories, taking into consideration cultural, social, economic, medical, environmental and legal issues;
Develops comprehensive service plans including measurable treatment objectives;
Initiates consultation and collaboration with other mental health providers to improve delivery of current services and/or identify unmet needs within current service system;
Provides clinical supervision to Licensed Master Social Workers;
Assists in resolution of administrative, personnel and clinical issues in program and/or agency;
Develops data for statistical and planning systems and/or research and publication;
Prepares administrative reports and suggests operational policies and procedures;
Oversees development and/or implementation of individual client treatment and/or service plans;
May be assigned administrative oversight of research projects;
May provide clinical and/or administrative leadership to program components such as crisis intervention teams, inpatient treatment teams, case management teams, psychoeducational program services, psychosocial rehabilitation and forensic services;
May provide forensic evaluations and expert testimony to courts;
May represent program or agency during licensing and certification inspections conducted by regulatory bodies;
May represent program or agency in liaison relationships with other community agencies and resources;
May provide in-service educational presentations concerning available health, mental health and human services resources and means to access them;
May chair facility or community based committees that develop policies and plans to serve psychiatrically disabled individuals;
May present information on mental illness and mental health services to community groups;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to instruct others about theories of human behavior, current diagnostic categories of mental illness, family dynamics, substance abuse and human sexuality;
social, cultural, economic, political, religious, medical, psychological and legal issues which influence behavior of clients, families, service programs and society at large;
statutes, regulations and standards relating to mental health services;
state law governing licensed clinical social worker practice standards;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to independently apply in practice current psychiatric treatment modalities including but not limited to behavioral, cognitive, object-relations, crisis intervention and psychosocial rehabilitation approaches;
integrate theory and case material in assessing and devising comprehensive treatment and/or service plans for difficult and/or complex case assignments;
lead task groups including but not limited to treatment teams and agency committees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience as a licensed clinical social worker.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice clinical social work pursuant to Sec. 20-195 (m) through (r) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. § 1320a-7b(f).
Incumbents in this class may be required to have knowledge of sign language and communication ability with the deaf and hearing impaired in designated positions.
Incumbents in this class may be required to have ability in Spanish oral and written communication in designated positions.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be a certified Substance Abuse/HIV Supervisor.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Advanced Clinical Social Worker (35 Hour) in Salary Group HC 26 approved effective July 26, 2022. (Revised to retitle, modernize format, and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-226