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.
you want to make a difference in the lives of others? If so, we have an
excellent opportunity for you to join our team of individuals committed to the
goal of making a difference for individuals with mental health challenges!
The DMHAS, Connecticut
Valley Hospital (CVH), seeks qualified individuals for the position of Clinical
Social Worker within Addiction Services Division (ASD), Merritt 2 A/B, located
at 1000 Silver Street in Middletown. This position
is full-time, 37.50 hours weekly. The work schedule is 1st shift,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The position number is 126185.
Our mission in ASD is to stabilize, assist clients
in develop coping skills, and help clients move into the recovery zone. Merritt 2 A/B is a 30-bed male intensive
rehabilitation unit using evidence-based
practices with an emphasis on gender-specific treatment and trauma informed
services guide aspects of care planning.
As part of the discharge planning process, clients are assisted in
connecting to continuing care and associated community support services,
including medication assisted treatment when indicated.
The Clinical Social
Worker is an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. We are looking for a compassionate, skilled
social worker who can assist people through the recovery process and make a
difference in their lives.
Discover the opportunity to:
Be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals;
Provide support to hospital that is passionate about improving the
lives of those we serve;
Assist our clients and employees so they can achieve success;
Make a difference in the public sector; and
Work together in a collaborative team environment.
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This position will be filled in
accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer,
promotion and merit employment rules.
Candidates who meet the
Minimum Qualifications - as listed on the job opening - will be considered for
this role, as determined by qualifications stated on the submitted
The immediate vacancy is listed
above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future
vacancies in this job class.
employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).
The minimum experience and
training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we
are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment
process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.
This posting may require
completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via
an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by
visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires
section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's
expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status
Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily
basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a
Although applicants will receive
correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to
their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all
emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
Note: At any point during
the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional
documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.
These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews,
attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion
of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as
indicated to apply for this position.
Should you have questions
pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Doreen Clemson at Doreen.Clemson@ct.gov or (860) 785-9855.
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.
Licensure as a clinical social worker in the State of Connecticut.
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.