Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Clinical Social Worker Associate (40 Hour)

Recruitment #190923-0965FP-001

Introduction

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 DMHAS, Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN), Access Center Mobile Crisis team is currently recruiting for a Clinical Social Worker Associate #75666 based in Torrington (249 Winsted Road).  The schedule is 40 hrs per week, 5 days per week, working Tuesday - Saturday, with Sundays and Mondays off.   

This Clinical Social Worker  Associate  serves on an interdisciplinary treatment team that is responsible for performing crisis evaluations and interventions in the community.  As part of the Regional Hotline you will be expected to access, triage, and activate resources for people who request information, support or crisis intervention.  You will also document this activity on the associated electronic data entry as required.  Providing  intake services to the 18 towns in the CAC 22 area by completing a psychosocial assessment and a risk assessment for the purpose of admitting clients to DMHAS. This CSWA will communicate and work collaboratively with contract agencies, community providers, State and community hospitals as well as local and State police around the provision of client care.  You will be responsible for facilitating person centered recovery plans and developing/implementing these plans for client care or to manage risk in the community.  You may provide individual, group and family therapy.  Providing clinical supervision to lower level employees, students and interns is also expected along with other job related duties as assigned.

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Questions regarding this recruitment should be directed to Deana.Fisher@ct.gov or (860) 262-6983.

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 skilled clinical social work treatment and leadership services involving complex case assignments.

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; 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; considerable knowledge of social, cultural, economic, political, religious, medical, psychological and legal issues which influence behavior of clients, families, service programs and society at large; knowledge of statutes, regulations and standards relating to mental health services; knowledge of state law governing licensed clinical social worker practice standards; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable administrative 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; ability to integrate theory and case material in assessing and devising comprehensive treatment and/or service plans for difficult and/or complex case assignments; ability to lead task groups including but not limited to treatment teams and agency committees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One year of experience as a licensed clinical social worker.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Experience providing individual and group psychotherapy;
  • Demonstrated ability to assess for and write crisis assessments, risk assessments, and emergency certificates;
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience completing intakes and pychosocial assessments.

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 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 may be required to be a certified Substance Abuse/HIV Supervisor.
  6. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in the 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.