Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

(Multi-Facility) Office/On-site

Recruitment #230103-0966FP-MHA


Are you looking for an opportunity to provide support to those in need as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)? 
If so, come make an ImpaCT by serving your state and apply today! 

WHO WE ARE: 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. 

WHAT WE CAN OFFER - Comprehensive Benefit Offerings
  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage; 
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; and
  • A healthy work-life balance to all employees!
Please note, benefit offerings will vary with part-time positions. 

THE ROLE: We are currently accepting applications for multiple Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) positions. We are seeking dedicated and compassionate clinicians to join our team to improve the well-being for our clients/patients. 

These positions can be assigned any unit/location and work schedule/shift throughout the state including:

  • Full-Time, Part-Time
  • First, Second, and Third Shifts
  • Some positions may also be hazardous duty
  • Serve as a clinician on a multidisciplinary clinical team to develop psychosocial assessments through clinical interviews with assigned clients and families;
  • Develop treatment plans and provide clinical treatment services in the form of individual, group and/or family therapy;
  • Conduct evidence-based treatment groups to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness;
  • Advocate and develop networks of social and clinical services to assist clients in meeting identified needs;
  • Establish appropriate community reintegration plan for those individuals moving to a less restrictive setting;
  • *LCSWs at Whiting Forensic Hospital, participate in multidisciplinary treatment planning and conduct evidence-based for this population, and provide testimony in Probate Hearings.
We welcome you to be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals and assist our clients/patients so they can achieve success. As a clinician you will experience the opportunity to make a difference in the public sector as well as Make an ImpaCT as a LCSW for the State of Connecticut! We encourage you to apply today! 
LCSW positions are available in the following facilities:


    • Current DMHAS permanent employees in the classification of Clinical Social Worker should not apply.
    • Permanent DMHAS employees in the classification of Clinical Social Worker transfers will be handled through the DMHAS Lateral Transfer Agreement. 
    • Positions through this posting are permanent positions with temporary assignments.
    • Permanent assignments will be completed at a later date after the agency transfer list has been cleared.
    FOR AN INSIDE LOOK: Check out the video below to see what it is like to Make an ImpaCT as a State of Connecticut employee.

    Selection Plan

    Please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.

    • These positions may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.  Note: Whiting Forensic Hospital is excluded from this requirement.
    • These positions 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 application. 
    • Annual salary range* based on weekly hours of position: 
    Part-time hourly: $39.33 - $53.14/hour
    35 hours weekly: $71,842 - $97,084/year
    37.5 hours weekly: $76,972 - $104,016/year
    40 hours weekly: $82,104 - $110,953/year 

    TO APPLY: 
    • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. We are no longer accepting resumes in accordance with PA 21-69. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
    • Please select all location(s), shift(s), and employment status(es) (Full-time, Part-time, etc.) in which you are willing to work on your application. Failure to indicate the location(s), shift(s), and employment status(es) may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location, shift, and/or employment status. 
    • 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 user's spam. 
    • 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, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 
    • Facilities may choose to review applications generated from this posting to fill Clinical Social Worker positions within various locations, shifts, etc. throughout the state.  If so, these positions will NOT be posted separately on JobAps. When a new, similar Clinical Social Worker (Multi-Facility) posting is announced (with a recruitment number ending in MHA), you must re-apply for consideration.
    • Note: A facility may have a need to post a job opening for a more ‘specific’ Clinical Social Worker position geared towards the facility’s specific position(s). Those types of Clinical Social Worker job openings on JobAps will NOT use applications from this recruitment pool. You must apply to those postings in order to be considered for appointment to those specific position(s). We encourage you to apply to each Clinical Social Worker posting you are interested in. Please sign up for Interest Cards to be notified when Clinical Social Worker recruitments are posted. 
    • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 
    • Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Pamela Rochette via email at


    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.


    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; provides clinical supervision to Licensed Master Social Workers; 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 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.


    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.



    The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.