Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Clinical Social Worker Associate (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #200805-0965XC-001

Introduction

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If you are you interested in a career that you are passionate about and receive personal fulfillment while making a difference, the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center is looking for you to be a part of their team. At the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center, we treat our youth and each other with dignity and respect.  It is in this relational, cultural and gender-sensitive surrounding that our therapeutic milieu is based. Interdisciplinary teams develop, implement and continually assess individualized treatment plans. 

 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) seeks a qualified individual for a Clinical Social Work Associate position #44343. This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week position located on the Acadia/Manhasset units with primary coverage on the Acadia unit.  The hours for this position are first shift 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with one late to be determined based on the needs of the family .


The Albert J. Solnit Children's Center – South Campus is a state-administered Psychiatric facility for Connecticut’s children who are under the age of eighteen, located on a 67-acre campus overlooking the Connecticut River in Middletown, CT. The center provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents with severe mental illness and related behavior and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting. 

 

Mission and Beliefs:

Our Mission Statement is Caring, Healing and Teaching ----Partnering with children, families and communities to build hope and create opportunities. We are widely recognized as a center of excellence for family-centered treatment of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances.

 

We believe that:

Children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders can lead productive and satisfying lives.

Children, youth and their families have the right and responsibility to participate in their treatment.

No child will be refused treatment based on their ability to pay for services.

Our services work best when integrated with community care.

 

The campus includes:

Four coed hospital units

Three female adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility cottages (PRTF)

Two schools

Indoor pool

Playgrounds

Ball field

Two gyms

Recreation Rooms

Outdoor picnic area

 

The state of Connecticut offers a hybrid retirement plan where new employees may elect to participate in the State Employees Retirement System which provides a retirement benefit, including retiree health insurance.  Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals.

Selection Plan

Please include a resume within the "Resume Tab".

For questions regarding this recruitment please contact Martina Gillespie, Martina.Gillespie@ct.gov, 860-704-4224.

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.

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.