Clinical Social Worker (32 Hour)(Part-Time)


Recruitment #240625-0966FP-001


Join our team as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and make a difference!

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking an experienced Clinical Social Worker to join our team within Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System (SWCMHS) in Bridgeport
        • SCHEDULE: Part-Time (32 Hour) | First Shift
          • Monday - Thursday | (8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.)
          • Friday | (8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.)
        • FACILITY: Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center (GBCMHC)
        • UNIT: Transitional Residential Program (TRP)
        • ADDRESS: 1635 Central Avenue, Bridgeport
        • POSITION NUMBER: 142461


        *Benefit offerings will vary with part-time positions.
          • Be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals; 
          • Provide support that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve; 
          • Assist our clients so they can achieve success; 
          • Make a difference in the public sector; and 
          • Work together in a collaborative team environment. 
                    MORE ABOUT US:

                    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.

                    OUR MISSION:
                    The vision of the Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System is to provide high quality, compassionate and culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services to adults with behavioral health disorders who are indigent.

                    ABOUT THE UNIT:
                    Transitional Residence Program (TRP): TRP provides short-term housing for homeless individuals, incorporating rehabilitative programming for up to 20 consumers. TRP is an open residential program that provides supported living services, including medication monitoring, 24 hours a day until the consumer is ready for community re-entry.  TRP also provides skill building groups, outings in the community, visiting hours for family and friends, three meals a day, and laundry facilities. TRP staff work collaboratively with all services within the Community Services Division in an effort to support the consumer to get back into housing in their community.

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                    Please Note: 

                    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.

                    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:

                    • 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


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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.
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                    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.

                    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

                    Licensure as a clinical social worker in the State of Connecticut.


                    • Experience providing outpatient clinical social work job functions (individual and group psychotherapy skill building interventions, and case management) in an intensive Behavioral Health Transitional Residential program.
                    • Experience collaborating with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff.
                    • Experience coordinating Residential Program admissions from state operated inpatient units and discharges into community-based settings.
                    • Experience collaborating with inpatient and outpatient clinical teams and community affiliates.
                    • Experience providing intensive Behavioral Health Transitional Residential services to individuals who are discharging from long term state inpatient hospitalization into community residential settings who have difficulty with severe chronic mental illness, substance use disorders, complex medical comorbidities, challenged immigration status, illiteracy, and legal involvement.
                    • Experience making referrals and collaborating with community housing services, mental health, substance use, medical, entitlement, legal and other providers across the region’s social service system.

                    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

                    1. 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.
                    2. 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).
                    3. 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.
                    4. Incumbents in this class may be required to have ability in Spanish oral and written communication in certain designated positions.
                    5. 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.

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