The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services seeks qualified individuals for the position of Community Clinician, within DMHAS, Western Connecticut Mental Health Network, POSITION #97860. This is a full-time forty (40) hours per week position. The work schedule is every other weekend, 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume in the 'Resume Tab' of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply a copy of their valid motor vehicle license.
Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Julie Roy, DMHAS HR at MHA-DMHAS-Recruitment@ct.gov or (203) 805-6407.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency community based behavioral health program this class is accountable for providing clinical assessment and evaluation of treatment programs for an on-going primary caseload of clients for a behavioral health treatment team.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Functions primarily to implement treatment plans for clients on caseload; provides case management services to clients; assists clients in linking with community support systems and agencies; monitors clients progress within mental health and community support systems; performs intake, evaluation and assessment of treatment programs under supervision of a licensed independent practitioner; participates in counseling sessions; provides education and training to clients in community living and activities of daily living skills; monitors clients medication compliance and coordinates meetings with team psychiatrists or nurses as necessary; provides appropriate interventions to clients in crisis including outreach, counseling and/or referral to other service providers; completes all required documentation related to client treatment in accordance with established procedures; may transport clients to and from appointments; may assist in development of treatment plans for new clients; may administer medication; may provide nursing consultation and/or input; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of behavioral health counseling techniques; knowledge of social work methodology, casework, group work and community mobilization; knowledge of family dynamics and dynamics of interpersonal relationships; knowledge of social, cultural, economic, medical, psychological and legal issues which influence attitudes and behaviors of clients and families; knowledge of community resources available to individuals and families; knowledge of approaches to treatment; knowledge of psychotropic and addiction medications; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to prepare clear and concise reports and case histories.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor’s degree in a health care field and two (2) years of experience working independently using clinical case management techniques in a Behavioral Health setting.
Note: Case management is defined as primary responsibility for the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and assessment of client progress towards meeting treatment objectives as outlined in an approved treatment plan.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. A Master’s degree in counseling, psychology or other clinical discipline may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
2. A current Connecticut license as a registered professional nurse and two (2) years of experience working in a psychiatric setting may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain licensure or certification in designated positions.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be a certified substance abuse counselor.
3. 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.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to have ability in Spanish oral and written communication in designated positions.
5. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients.
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.