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.
Southeastern Mental Health Authority
(SMHA) is a community mental health agency operated by the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Its primary goal is to provide high quality behavioral health services to those in our community with mental health and substance use disorders who are 18 years or older and reside in New London County and its surrounding towns. Services, which include case management, outpatient behavioral health, crisis intervention, respite care, and forensic services, are recovery oriented and offered in a trauma informed and culturally sensitive manner. We support individuals to identify and achieve their own goals in recovery, fostering independence, dignity, and ability.
Do you have a passion for supporting others? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic and reciprocal health care environment in the public sector? If so, we want you to join us. We seek a qualified individual for the position of a Crisis Intervention Clinical Social Worker Associate (PCN: 77138) within the Mobile Outreach Program. This is a full-time, 35 hours per week position working 2nd shift, 4:00pm – 12:30am, 72-72-80, every other weekend and holidays. We are located at 401 West Thames Street, Norwich, CT.
You will discover the opportunity to:
- Provide 24-hour crisis assessment and intervention services for people experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse challenges;
- Work in the community with local law enforcement;
- Write Emergency Certificates for individuals presenting with imminent risk of self-harm, threatening harm to others, and/or grave disability to ensure assessment and intervention at hospital emergency departments;
- Provide referrals for temporary respite;
- Provide brief crisis counseling.
We participate in a competitive benefits plan
that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off! We offer outstanding work/life balance
and limitless opportunity!
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications
to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job class.
All State employees shall follow the guidelines
as listed in Executive Orders 13F
(3a) and 13G
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
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Correspondence - 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.
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
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.
experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job
opening, unless otherwise specified.
You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your
application for this posting to the JobAps system.
Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please
contact Andrew Pebley at Andrew.Pebley@ct.gov
or (860) 785-6185.
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.
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 designated positions.
Incumbents in this class may be required to have ability in Spanish oral and written communication in designated positions.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be a certified Substance Abuse/HIV Supervisor.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in the 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.