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Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Comprehensive Benefits which include industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
- 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.
- Located at the Albert J. Solnit South Campus- Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (CS-Sachem, Manhasset, & Acadia): 915 River Rd., Middletown, CT.
- Full-time, first (1st) shift, thirty-seven and a half (37.5) hours per week.
- Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, plus one evening 10 am - 7:00 pm.
- Accountable for skilled clinical social work treatment and leadership services involving complex case assignments. This includes but is not limited to:
- Independently performing highly skilled direct clinical social work treatment.
- Conducting comprehensive clinical assessments.
- Act as a consultant with other medical providers.
- Other related duties.
These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.
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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.
- At any point later in the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, attendance, supervisor references, college transcripts, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
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.
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- 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, 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.
- 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.
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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 skilled clinical social work treatment and leadership services involving complex case assignments.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Independently provides highly skilled direct clinical social work treatment and/or substance abuse services to clients with complex psychological and social problems through comprehensive clinical assessments and provision of individual, family and group treatment;
- Provides individual field work instruction and/or clinical supervision which includes instruction in use of comprehensive psychosocial assessments and current diagnostic categories, taking into consideration cultural, social, economic, medical, environmental and legal issues;
- Develops comprehensive service 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;
- Provides clinical supervision to Licensed Master Social Workers;
- Assists in resolution of administrative, personnel and clinical issues in program and/or agency;
- 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 and/or service plans;
- May be assigned administrative oversight of research projects;
- May provide clinical and/or administrative leadership to program components such as crisis intervention teams, inpatient treatment teams, case management teams, psychoeducational program services, psychosocial rehabilitation and forensic services;
- May provide forensic evaluations and expert testimony to courts;
- May represent program or agency during licensing and certification inspections conducted by regulatory bodies;
- May represent program or agency in liaison relationships with other community agencies and resources;
- May provide in-service educational presentations concerning available health, mental health and human services resources and means to access them;
- May chair facility or community based committees that develop policies and plans to serve psychiatrically disabled individuals;
- May present information on mental illness and mental health services to community groups;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- and ability to instruct others about theories of human behavior, current diagnostic categories of mental illness, family dynamics, substance abuse and human sexuality;
- social, cultural, economic, political, religious, medical, psychological and legal issues which influence behavior of clients, families, service programs and society at large;
- Knowledge of
- statutes, regulations and standards relating to mental health services;
- state law governing licensed clinical social worker practice standards;
- oral and written communication skills;
- administrative skills;
- Considerable ability to independently apply in practice current psychiatric treatment modalities including but not limited to behavioral, cognitive, object-relations, crisis intervention and psychosocial rehabilitation approaches;
- Ability to
- integrate theory and case material in assessing and devising comprehensive treatment and/or service plans for difficult and/or complex case assignments;
- lead task groups including but not limited to treatment teams and agency committees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience as a licensed clinical social worker.
- Experience providing clinical services to children, adolescents and/or transition-age youth with complex psychiatric profiles and to their families.
- Experience providing case management services in collaboration with community systems of care.
- Experience implementing evidence-based practice and working as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team.
- Experience providing clinical services to a culturally diverse population.
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 designated positions.
Incumbents in this class may be required to have ability in Spanish oral and written communication in designated positions.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be a certified Substance Abuse/HIV Supervisor.
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.
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.