Licensed Master Social Worker (40 Hour)


Recruitment #230710-0964FP-001


 Are you a Licensed Master Social Worker?
Do you have a passion for helping others? 
If so, apply now!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a qualified Licensed Master Social Worker to join our team at River Valley Services (RVS) in Middletown.  

  • Work Schedule: Full Time (40 Hours), First Shift (8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.), Monday - Friday
  • Program: Community Services Program, Team A
  • Address: 351 Silver Street, Middletown, CT
  • PCN: 26286


  • To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule;
  • Comprehensive benefits plan that includes industry leading health benefits with medical and dental coverage
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Retirement healthcare offerings; 
  • Accrued vacation, personal and sick leave; 
  • 13 paid holidays per calendar year; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; and
  • Outstanding work-life balance!
  • Provide clinical social work services under the guidance of a licensed clinical social worker or other licensed clinical professional;
  • Serve as a clinician on a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Be responsible for the coordination of care and clinical treatment for adults with severe and complex behavioral health, trauma, and/or substance related conditions;
  • Participate in clinical meetings and work closely with the treatment team to ensure quality of care and positive outcomes for the clients; 
  • Perform competence in risk assessment; and
  • Provide full array of individual and group therapies including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM), Seeking Safety, and Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT).
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. 

RVS is a community mental health center that serves the towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Ivoryton, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook. RVS’s goal is to provide the highest quality crisis intervention, case management, and residential and clinical services to adult citizens who suffer from serious mental disorders and who lack the financial means to secure such services in the private sector. RVS offers short term respite residential services, community support programs, a mobile crisis response team, jail diversion programs and various other supportive services. 

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Selection Plan

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To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
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  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
  • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at
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In a state agency, facility or hospital this class is accountable for providing clinical social work services to a limited number of agency clients under the guidance of a licensed clinical social worker or other licensed clinical professional.


Provides clinical social work services to agency clients initially under close supervision; works more independently with acquired experience; participates as a member of a treatment team; participates in or develops psychosocial assessments through clinical interviews with assigned clients and families; develops treatment plans, prepares discharge summaries and provides individual, group and family therapy, under supervision; advocates for clients and develops resources to assist clients in meeting identified needs; completes all required documentation including progress notes, makes clinical observations of behavior of patients and/or clients; may diagnose behavioral health conditions in consultation with licensed behavioral health care professionals; provides case management services as needed; prepares assigned client research and reading activities; performs a greater number of specific and complex clinical social work duties and maintains a larger caseload as skills are acquired; performs related duties as required.


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 substance use disorders and approaches to treatment; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to devise and implement an appropriate client treatment plan.


Possess the credentials of a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Connecticut.


  • Experience providing behavioral health services within Outpatient and Community Based settings. 
  • Experience with writing assessments for Medicare and Joint Commission Standards.


  1. 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). 
  2. 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.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to have ability in Spanish oral and written communication in certain designated positions.
  4. 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.