Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Clinical Social Worker (35 Hour)

Recruitment #210603-0966HC-002

Introduction

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 (BCI), Brooklyn, CT.  

Job Details

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.  

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.

Position Details

Current position vacancy is first shift, Monday through Friday (35 hours) 8:00AM - 3:00PM  with rotating weekends and holidays.                                                                                    

What we can offer you

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

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Selection Plan

Please ensure your application is complete prior to submission.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

 

Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.

 

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.

 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applicants to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

 

Any questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Erica McGuinness at erica.mcguinness@ct.gov.

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.

OFFICE OF HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE, this class is accountable for serving as a case manager and advocate for clients that have received or need to receive behavioral health care 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.

OFFICE OF HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE: Manages a caseload of consumer behavioral healthcare insurance complaints concerning coverage and/or payment; reviews and assesses medical records including psychological assessment and treatment plans, concerning but not limited to mental, emotional, behavioral and addictive disorders to determine appropriate treatment plans and eligibility for insurance benefit payment; participates in insurance appeal hearings and serves as clinical expert to defend and demonstrate that the diagnostic assessment and treatment plans are appropriate and required to address client behavioral healthcare needs.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Licensure as a clinical social worker in the State of Connecticut.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Correctional or Forensic Behavioral health treatment experience 
  • 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
  • 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

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 certain designated positions.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to have ability in Spanish oral and written communication in certain designated positions.
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this 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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.