Community Clinician (40 Hour)


Recruitment #240612-0967FP-001


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The Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN), under the umbrella of the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Community Clinician (PCN 25852) to join our team. This position will support our Community Support Team in Torrington. Find out more information on this great opportunity below!

  • Location: 249 Winsted Road, Torrington, CT
  • Work Shift: First Shift, Monday - Friday
  • Work Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Work Schedule: First shift
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Assisting the Community Support Team in completing assessments, developing, and implementing recovery plans and providing individual, group and family support.
  • Participating as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team that provides community-based, daily living skill-building and targeted case management services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders, and histories of trauma.
  • Completing risk assessments, develops person centered recovery plans and provides individual, group and family support.
  • Documenting client's progress in the medical record.
  • Motivating and supporting each client in their recovery, while assisting them to establish a natural support system.
  • Providing crisis intervention/support to clients in crisis.
  • Consulting and working collaboratively with contract agencies, community providers and state and community hospitals around the provision of client care.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

The mission of the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network is to provide a comprehensive and effective recovery orientated system level of mental health and addiction services that promotes self-sufficiency, dignity, cultural sensitivity and respect. Participates as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team that provides community-based, daily living skill-building and targeted case management services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders, and histories of trauma.

The Community Support Program (CSP) services focus on building and maintaining a therapeutic relationship with the individual while delivering rehabilitative skill building interventions and activities.  CSP services also facilitate connections to community recovery supports and emphasize individual choice, goals and recovery path.  CSP includes a comprehensive range of rehabilitation services most of which are provided in non-office settings.  Services are focused on skill building with a goal of maximizing self-management skills and independence.  Community-based treatment enables the team to become intimately familiar with the individual's surroundings, strengths and challenges, and to assist the individual in learning skills applicable to the living environment.  The team services and interventions are individualized and tailored to the needs and preferences of the individual.

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To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services 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.


  • 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 of
    • behavioral health counseling techniques;
    • social work methodology, casework, group work and community mobilization;
    • family dynamics and dynamics of interpersonal relationships;
    • social, cultural, economic, medical, psychological and legal issues which influence attitudes and behaviors of clients and families;
    • community resources available to individuals and families;
    • approaches to treatment; 
    • psychotropic and addiction medications;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Considerable ability to prepare clear and concise reports and case histories.


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.


  • A Master’s degree in counseling, psychology or other clinical discipline may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  • 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.
  • A Master’s degree in social work (MSW) and two (2) years at the level of a Mental Health Assistant 2 independently performing the full range of paraprofessional case management in a behavioral health setting may be substituted for the General Experience.  


  • Experience working in community-based settings and accessing resources and services.
  • Experience providing trauma informed services to individuals with severe and prolonged mental illness, addiction and co-morbid medical conditions.
  • Experience completing risk assessments and crisis interventions,
  • Experience collaborating with clients and a multidisciplinary team to develop person-centered recovery plans.
  • Experience assessing and providing skill building with activities of daily living.
  • Experience documenting in an electronic health record.


  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain licensure or certification in designated positions.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to be a certified substance abuse counselor.
  • 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 travel.



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