|Date Opened||2/12/2019 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$63,831* - $86,260/year (*New State employees start at the minimum)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||2/19/2019 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System (SWCMHS), seeks qualified individuals for a Clinical Social Worker position (PCN 75817) in our Care Management Team. This position is located at the Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center, 1635 Central Ave., Bridgeport CT, 06610. The schedule is 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, full time, 35 hours.
The incumbent will be responsible for working with clients living in the community, providing evaluation/assessment, risk assessment/mitigation, individual, family and group therapy; case management, linkage to services, and recovery planning. This position also requires timely documentation in an electronic medical record as well as meeting agency and other regulatory body requirements.
Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within 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 the following: copy of their current license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut and copy of their valid motor vehicle driver's license.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jean Walden, DMHAS HR at MHA-DMHAS-Recruitment@ct.gov or (860) 262-6781.
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.
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 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.
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.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.