Are you Bilingual in Spanish/English?
Do you possess licensure as a Clinical Social Worker?
If so, we encourage you to apply now!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a highly motivated and compassionate Clinical Social Worker to join our team! In this role, you'll have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those you serve while working in a supportive and collaborative environment.
- Schedule: Full-Time (40 hours), First Shift (8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.), Monday - Friday
- Facility: Capitol Region Mental Health Center (CRMHC)
- Division/Unit: Young Adult Services Division - Outpatient Team 2
- Location: 500 Vine Street, Hartford
- PCN: 105526
Due to the nature of this position we are seeking candidates that are bilingual (English and Spanish speaking).
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU:
- The opportunity 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;
- A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings;
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
- Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
- Professional growth and development opportunities;
- A healthy work/life balance to all employees; and
- State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
DISCOVER THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
- Bilingually provide treatment to young adult services clients;
- Work within a diverse multi-disciplinary outpatient team;
- Coordinate care for 20-25 varying acuity consumers;
- Provide skilled trauma informed clinical treatment to a caseload of young adults who present with various severe and persistent mental health needs; and
- Prepare recovery plans inclusive of mental health, housing, educational, psychiatric, substance abuse and other needs in collaboration with clients and their families.
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.
MORE ABOUT US:
CRMHC is a community based mental health center, operated by DMHAS, which provides an array of innovative clinical and community support services to individuals with a psychiatric disability, in many cases with co-occurring problems of substance abuse.
The Young Adult Services Division is an intensive, voluntary treatment program that provides specialized, age and developmentally appropriate supports for young people, many of whom are transitioning out of the DCF system of care and are diagnosed with a major mental illness. It services young adults, ages 18-25, with complex psychiatric histories including but not limited to: behavioral decontrol and affective dysregulation, thought disorder, anxiety and impulse control disturbances associated with a number of major mental illnesses, psychosexual behavior issues, substance use disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, persistent post-traumatic stress disorders with significant suicidal and/or self-injurious tendencies.
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For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.
- 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.
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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; 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.
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.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish, including oral and written communication.
- Experience providing high quality trauma informed current evidenced based treatment to clients primarily aged 18–26-year-olds, who possess various behavioral health needs;
- Experience with concurrent documentation, utilization of electronic health record systems and telehealth treatment methods (Microsoft Teams, Office 365 suite, and voice/video);
- Experience with therapeutic service delivery to young adults who may present with gender identity concerns, substance abuse histories and history of trauma; and
- Experience working in an agency setting within a multi-disciplinary team to address medication needs, housing stability, financial assistance, occupational therapy goals and securing employment.
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.
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.