Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Clinical Social Worker (35 Hour)

Recruitment #180906-0966HC-001

Introduction

The Connecticut Department of Correction is seeking to fill positions for highly motivated and experienced licensed clinical social workers within the Department of Correction. This is a 35 hour week position with the ability to work on weekends. Clinical social workers within the correctional setting provide a range of clinical and case management functions to women in custody.  The incumbent in this position will have the opportunity to work within a clinically rich setting, with opportunities to provide intake assessments, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis management, suicide risk assessment and case management services.  Additional opportunities to engage in collaborative discharge planning with external support services and research driven programming are also encouraged and readily available.  Social workers at The Department of Correction work within a dynamic, multidisciplinary team comprised of social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and APRNs, as well as medical personnel and custody staff, all sharing the common goal of providing high quality, service oriented care to incarcerated individuals.  Openings on 1st and 2nd shift, this schedule may also include weekends.

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

  • Copy of Clinical Social Worker License
  • Motor Vehicle Operators License

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.  

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.  Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Patty Meskers at Patricia.Meskers@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency behavioral health program, as part of a multi-disciplinary team at one or more locations this class is accountable for independently providing clinical social work services.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

As a member of multi-disciplinary clinical team or within a network of community based behavioral health services develops psychosocial assessments through clinical interviews with assigned clients and families which include consideration of developmental, social and/or cultural, substance abuse, psychological, environmental and medical issues; develops treatment plans including measurable treatment objectives; provides clinical treatment services in form of triage, crisis intervention, individual, group and/or family therapy, screening and planning; advocates and develops networks of social and clinical services to assist clients in meeting identified needs; monitors and evaluates effectiveness of treatment plans, documents treatment in clinical records; completes reports in accordance with agency and accrediting bodies; consults and collaborates with other behavioral health providers to improve delivery of services to clients; provides forensic evaluations and court testimony as required; maintains social work treatment and standards as required; may participate in research projects; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of social work methodology, casework, group work and community mobilization; knowledge of family and interpersonal relationship dynamics; knowledge of values, sanctions, purposes and ethics of professional social work; knowledge of social, cultural, economic, medical, psychological and legal issues which influence attitudes and behaviors of clients and families; knowledge of mental illnesses and approaches to treatment; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to devise and implement a treatment plan with measurable goals that address client needs; ability to independently apply current psychiatric treatment modalities to address client needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Licensure as a clinical social worker in the State of Connecticut.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of social work methodology, casework, group work and community mobilization
  • knowledge of family and interpersonal relationship dynamics
  • knowledge of values, sanctions, purposes and ethics of professional social work
  • knowledge of social, cultural, economic, medical, psychological and legal issues which influence attitudes and behaviors of clients and families
  • knowledge of mental illnesses and approaches to treatment
  • considerable interpersonal skills
  • considerable oral and written communication skills
  • ability to devise and implement a treatment plan with measurable goals that address client needs
  • ability to independently apply current psychiatric treatment modalities to address client needs

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to have knowledge of sign language and communication ability with the deaf and hearing impaired in certain designated positions.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to have ability in Spanish oral and written communication in certain designated positions.
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.