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.
Do 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!
Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), seeks qualified individuals for the
position of Clinical Social Worker within Addiction Services Division (ASD),
Merritt 3 A/B, located at 1000 Silver Street in Middletown. We are
looking for a compassionate, skilled social worker who can assist people
through the recovery process and make a difference in their lives. This
position is full-time, 37.50 hours weekly. The work schedule is 1st
shift, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. The position number is
Our mission is
to provide services to individuals requiring an inpatient level of care as a
consequence of their dependence on alcohol or other drugs; safely restore
people with acute alcohol or other drug dependence to an appropriate level of
physical and mental health in a caring, therapeutic environment; provide
clients with an optimal range and intensity of rehabilitative services that
will empower them to successfully cope with the next phase of their recovery
efforts; and assist clients in making connections with a community resource
network that will support their recovery, medical and psychiatric needs
24-hour inpatient services located in Middletown and Hartford. Both campuses
provide two levels of care: Acute detoxification provides care for individuals
who are experiencing acute withdrawal from substances. Intensive treatment is
available for those who need structure and education in order to start their
Merritt 3 A/B
is also known as the Star Program (Sisters Together Achieving Recovery)
consisting of a 30-bed female intensive rehabilitation unit. It is
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.
integral part of a multidisciplinary team;
clients to stabilize, build coping skills and move into the recovery
support to a division that is passionate about improving the lives of
those we serve;
our clients so they can achieve success; and
together in a collaborative and professional 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
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.
In order to comply
with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes
during the initial application 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, transcripts,
diplomas, 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.