Licensed Master Social Worker (40 Hour)


Recruitment #240227-0964FP-001


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The Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN), under the umbrella of the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Licensed Master Social Worker (PCN 126054) to join our team. This position will provide clinical services as a part of our Young Adult Services team in Waterbury. The role will initially work under close supervision but will work more independently with experience.  Find out more information on this great opportunity below!

  • Location: 95 Thomaston Ave, Waterbury, CT
  • Work Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Work Shift: First shift, Monday - Friday
  • See Additional Information Regarding the Work Schedule Below.
    • 8:00am to 4:30pm: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
    • 10:00am to 6:30pm: Wednesday and Every Fourth Weekend
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • 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
  • Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • 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 healthy work/life balance!
You'd be able 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.

  • Be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals;
  • Provide support to hospital that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve;
  • Assist our clients and employees so they can achieve success;
  • Make a difference in the public sector; and
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.


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.

The Western Connecticut Mental Health Network’s mission is to provide a comprehensive and effective recovery-oriented system of mental health and addiction services that promotes self-sufficiency, dignity, cultural sensitivity and respect.

Western Connecticut Mental Health Network is committed to the following values:

  • Choice
  • Hope
  • Access
  • New Opportunities
  • Growth
  • Empowerment

The Young Adult Services Program provides clinically appropriate, trauma-sensitive, recovery-oriented services to clients aged 18 to 25.   Young Adult Services provides an array of flexible age and developmentally appropriate services at varying levels of care to meet clients’ individualized needs.  These services are multidisciplinary community-based, and include individual therapy, group and family treatment, case management, psychosocial skill development and employment services.  Additionally, intensive outreach, proactive engagement, multidimensional support and independent living skill development are provided to individuals consistent with their level of development and functioning.

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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.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • 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:
  • 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
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
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  • 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 Joseph K. Fried at, 860-924-7053.


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 for young adults with severe and complex behavioral health and/or substance-related conditions.
  • Experience with group facilitation.
  • Experience completing clinical documentation, including treatment planning, progress notes and assessments, according to Joint Commission, Medicare, and Medicaid standards.
  • Experience providing community-based case management, engagement strategies, risk management, clinical interventions, and outreach services to young adults with complex and severe behavioral health and/or substance-related conditions.
  • Experience in assessing and teaching life skills in community-based settings.
  • Experience providing both traditional and non-traditional interventions to support recovery goals and maintain a safe and therapeutic trauma-informed environment.
  • Experience assessing and monitoring risk and developing and implementing plans to mitigate risk in community-based settings.


  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.