Clinician- Behavioral Health (III/IIIA)
Location: New Britain
Posted on: May 25, 2023
NEW HIRE SIGN ON BONUS ELIGIBLE POSITION - $10K!
This position reports to the Manager and/or Director of the service
and the Medical Director within the department. Provides direct and
indirect age-appropriate clinical services to those in need of
substance use and/or psychiatric services. Core skills may include
crisis assessment, intake assessment, individual therapy, group
therapy, family therapy, treatment planning, case management,
team/community collaboration, patient/family education and
triage/discharge planning. As skill sets permits, may provide
flexible coverage to another service within Behavioral Health on a
short-term basis. Creates a caring and compassionate environment
through the Core Values of Teamwork, Communication, Respect and
- This position requires a minimum of master's degree
- AND -Connecticut licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor
Associate (LPCA) OR Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). OR
-Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), OR Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist (LMFT) OR -Licensed Professional Counselor
- Level of care and age-specific competencies are
- Training and/or familiarity with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
(DBT), familiarity with abuse and neglect reporting and
duty-to-warn mandates, knowledge of community-based resources and
experience with pre-authorization and billing processes is
- Strong clinical skills including a demonstrated strength in
team orientation with the ability to function effectively, at times
independently, in a work environment where multitasking is
- Strong written and verbal communication skills using the
English language is essential.
- Computer competency with basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and
Outlook, must be flexible in approach so that service- specific as
well as overall system needs can be met.
- Employee must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and
have access to reliable transportation to travel between multiple
work sites in order to perform essential duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be
construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills,
efforts or working conditions associated with the job. - They are
intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and
responsibilities of this position. - These responsibilities and
competencies listed below may change from time to time.
- Demonstrates skill in gathering and assessing comprehensive
information regarding bio-psychosocial influences and etiology of
substance use and psychiatric disorders as evidenced by
documentation, participation in clinical team meetings, individual
and/or group supervision.
- Develops, implements and modifies treatment plans,
interventions and disposition/discharge plans as needed addressing
age-specific and substance use and/or psychiatric issues with
professional standards and per department guidelines as evidenced
by chart reviews and supervisor observation.
- Realistically assesses and reassesses progress and revises
formulation and diagnosis as indicated, as evidenced by treatment
plan updates and participation in clinical team meetings and in
individual and/or group supervision.
- Completes all required releases of information, requested forms
and other reporting requirements in a timely manner in accordance
with Department of Children and Families (DCF), Adult Probation,
etc., during treatment and through discharge, as evidenced by chart
- Completes all requested forms, letters and documentation
requirements with accuracy and thoroughness in a timely manner and
in accordance with JCAHO, Managed Care and other standards with
program must comply as evidenced by chart audit.
- Demonstrates ability to identify obstacles and barriers that
interfere with treatment compliance and resolve issues, as
evidenced by discharge planning and treatment outcome evidenced by
chart audit and supervisor observation.
- Makes timely and appropriate referrals demonstrating knowledge
of levels of care and appropriate community and treatment resources
as evidenced by supervisor observations.
- Facilitates skill development by careful planning of
therapeutic groups, DBT groups, individual and family
interventions, as evidenced by direct observation, documentation of
progress and/or individual or group supervision.
- Actively participates in and contributes to clinical team
meetings, individual and/or group supervision to enhance patient
outcomes through generation and dissemination of accurate case
formulation identifying and documenting realistic treatment goals
evidenced by supervisor observation.
- Communicates effectively and consistently with team members
including appropriate department staff (medical director,
psychiatrists, nursing staff, leadership, etc.) as evidenced by
feedback from staff as well as supervisor observation.
- Performs conscientiously and productively and fulfills
responsibilities without reminder, as evidenced by direct
observation, and chart audit.
- Exercises good judgment in seeking help and when acting
independently, as evidenced by direct observation and individual
and/or group supervision.
- Demonstrates flexibility in meeting the fluctuating staffing
needs of the department, as evidenced by willingness to adjust
scheduled hours and assignments in accordance with the needs of the
program, as evidenced by supervisor observation.
- Effectively uses psychological and physical management
techniques to manage violent or potentially violent situations
consistent with non-violent crisis intervention training (CPI), as
evidenced by peer feedback, supervisor observation with
participation in Early Response codes and Dr. Strong codes and
attendance at CPI refresher trainings.
- Conveys warmth, genuineness and empathy and respects the
patient as a whole person with strengths and needs, as evidenced
through direct observation and patient feedback.
- Demonstrates knowledge and respect for cultural differences in
respect to the treatment approach, as evidenced through
documentation and in clinical team meetings.
- Demonstrates an awareness of the impact of his/her behavior on
peers' and clients' behaviors, as evidenced by their ability
self-assess in individual and/or group supervision.
Keywords: ECHN, New Britain , Clinician- Behavioral Health (III/IIIA), Healthcare , New Britain, Connecticut
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