Full Job Description
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.
Are you an individual who is solution-focused in working with their clients? If so, this is the position for you! The Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN) division provides services to approximately 7,000 clients receiving services in a variety of programs. We foster an environment that is person centered with a focus on individual recovery.
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Community Clinician (PCN 025871) in our Clinical Outpatient Division. This is a 1st shift (8:00 am - 4:30 pm) 40 hr/week position located in Danbury, Ct.
Discover the opportunity to:
Provide direct care services, case management, and therapeutic contact in support of assigned case load of clients;
Work with clients to develop and implement treatment plans;
Provide oversight and treatment support, for example, implementation of behavioral programming and skill building modules in an Outpatient Program;
Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team.
We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as, paid time off.
Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.
Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact Cheryl Thompson, Cheryl.Thompson@ct.gov, (860) 418-6876.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, community based behavioral health program, this class is accountable for providing clinical assessment and evaluation of treatment programs for an on-going primary caseload of clients for a behavioral health treatment team.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Functions primarily to implement treatment plans for clients on caseload; provides case management services to clients; assists clients in linking with community support systems and agencies; monitors clients progress within mental health and community support systems; performs intake, evaluation and assessment of treatment programs under supervision of a licensed independent practitioner; participates in counseling sessions; provides education and training to clients in community living and activities of daily living skills; monitors clients medication compliance and coordinates meetings with team psychiatrists or nurses as necessary; provides appropriate interventions to clients in crisis including outreach, counseling and/or referral to other service providers; completes all required documentation related to client treatment in accordance with established procedures; may transport clients to and from appointments; may assist in development of treatment plans for new clients; may administer medication; may provide nursing consultation and/or input; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of behavioral health counseling techniques; knowledge of social work methodology, casework, group work and community mobilization; knowledge of family dynamics and dynamics of interpersonal relationships; knowledge of social, cultural, economic, medical, psychological and legal issues which influence attitudes and behaviors of clients and families; knowledge of community resources available to individuals and families; knowledge of approaches to treatment; knowledge of psychotropic and addiction medications; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to prepare clear and concise reports and case histories.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor’s degree in a health care field and two (2) years of experience working independently using clinical case management techniques in a Behavioral Health setting.
Note: Case management is defined as primary responsibility for the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and assessment of client progress towards meeting treatment objectives as outlined in an approved treatment plan.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. A Master’s degree in counseling, psychology or other clinical discipline may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
2. A current Connecticut license as a registered professional nurse and two (2) years of experience working in a psychiatric setting may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.
3. A Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) and two (2) years at or above the level of a Mental Health Assistant 2 independently performing the full range of paraprofessional case management in a Behavioral Health setting may be substituted for the General Experience.
Our preferred candidate will have:
Experience working in homes and community settings;
Experience providing general counseling and implementing behavioral support interventions;
Experience teaching activities in daily living (ADL) and coping skills.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain licensure or certification in designated positions.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to be a certified substance abuse counselor.
3. 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.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to have ability in Spanish oral and written communication in designated positions.
5. 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.