Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference? If so, we have a terrific opportunity for you!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking to fill a position for a highly motivated and experienced licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Brooklyn Correctional Institution in Brooklyn, CT.
Clinical Social Workers within the correctional setting provide a range of clinical and case management functions to men entering the custody of the Department of Correction. The incumbent in this position will have the opportunity to work within a clinically rich setting, with opportunities to provide intake assessments, individual psychotherapy, crisis management, suicide risk assessment, case management services and other clinical activities. Additional opportunities to engage in collaborative discharge planning with external support services and research driven programming, are also encouraged and available.
Clinical Social Workers work within a dynamic, multidisciplinary team comprised of social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, APRNs, medical personnel and custody staff; all sharing a common goal of providing high quality, service oriented care!
Clinicians within the Sex Offender Program provide assessment and treatment programming to offenders with histories of problem sexual behavior. They work independently, but under supervision, and should have excellent assessment and treatment skills, including conducting actuarial assessments and have some exposure/experience with providing group treatment using the risk-need-responsivity model.
Other important information:
What we can offer you:
- Work Schedule: First shift, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. (35 hours) with rotating weekends and holidays.
- Location: Brooklyn Correctional Institution in Brooklyn, CT
- A Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV)
- Retire in 25 years - with pension & healthcare benefits
- Excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits
Our Mission: The Department of Correction shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.
During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s). These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Questions about this recruitment should be directed to the recruiter, Jake Ferrari, via email at email@example.com.
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 independently providing clinical social work services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
Licensure as a clinical social worker in the State of Connecticut.
The preferred candidate will possess:
- Experience in Correctional or Forensic Behavioral health treatment
- Experience with crisis intervention
- Experience with behavior management
- Experience with individual and group psychotherapy
- Experience with criminal justice involved adults
- Experience with conducting sex offender assessments
- Demonstrate an interest, and has some experience in providing group programming for problem sexual behavior
- Experience providing independent, research driven, decision making regarding risk determination and delivery through comprehensive written reports
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.
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).
Incumbents in this class may be required to have knowledge of sign language and communication ability with the deaf and hearing impaired in certain designated positions.
Incumbents in this class may be required to have ability in Spanish oral and written communication in certain designated positions.
Incumbents in this class may 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.