- Facility: River Valley Services (RVS)
- Unit/Team: Mobile/Respite Unit
- Location: Middletown, CT
- Work Hours: Full time (40 hours per week), 3rd Shift (11:15 p.m. - 7:15 a.m.)
- Work Schedule:
- Week 1 OFF: Friday & Tuesday
- Week 2 OFF: Saturday & Sunday
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
- 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
- Industry leading health benefits with medical and dental coverage;
- Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
- As a loan forgiveness organization, you may be able to qualify for one or more State or Federal loan forgiveness programs;
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
- Retirement healthcare offerings;
- Professional growth and development opportunities; and
- A healthy work/life balance!
AS AN ASSOCIATE MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPIST YOU WILL:
- Provide community-based risk assessments and collaborate with area hospitals, shelters, local police, and other community providers
- Respond to crisis situations and utilize clinical skills and risk assessment tools to develop and implement dispositions to manage clinical risk
- Respond to local police to assess, diffuse, and support people who are experiencing difficulties related to symptoms of behavioral health and/or substance-related conditions
- Assist in the operation of a 24-hour psychiatric crisis hotline to assess, triage, and link individuals at high risk to appropriate behavioral health services
- Provide clinical support and oversight to the 8-bed Respite unit which provides intensive residential supports for crisis stabilization
- Attend to the safety of clients and staff
- Provide face to face outreach to individuals and families in community-based settings to assess risk and develop plans to manage and monitor risk factor
MORE ABOUT THE AGENCY AND FACILITY:
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.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID 19 Vaccination Immunization.
- 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
- 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:
- 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 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.
- 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 www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:
- 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. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Alyssa Hovanec via email at Alyssa.Hovanec@ct.gov.
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 marital and family therapy treatment and leadership services involving complex case assignments.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Independently provides highly skilled direct clinical marital and family therapy treatment services to clients with complex psychological and social problems through comprehensive clinical assessments and provisions of individual, family and group treatment; provides individual field work instruction and/or clinical supervision which includes instruction in use of comprehensive psychosocial assessments, case management, needs assessment and supportive counseling; develops and maintains comprehensive treatment 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; 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 plans; may be assigned administrative oversight of research projects; may provide expert testimony to courts; may represent program in liaison relationships with other community agencies and resources; may chair or serve on unit committees that develop services for clients; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to instruct others about marital and family therapy methodology, casework, group work and community mobilization; considerable knowledge of family and interpersonal relationship dynamics; knowledge of statutes, regulations and standards relating to mental health services; knowledge of state law governing licensed marital and family therapist practice standards; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable ability to independently apply current psychiatric treatment modalities to address client needs; ability to integrate theory and case material in assessing and devising comprehensive treatment plans for difficult and/or complex case assignments; ability to lead task groups including but not limited to treatment teams.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience as a licensed marital and family therapist with some experience working in a behavioral health facility or in a juvenile justice setting.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice marital and family therapy work pursuant to Sec. 20-195 (a-f) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
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.