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Clinical Social Worker Associate

Company: State of Connecticut - Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Location: Torrington


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking an experienced and qualified Clinical Social Worker Associate to join their team.

FACILITY: Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN)
ADDRESS: 249 Winsted Road, Torrington, CT
UNIT: Recovery and Wellness
SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours per week, first shift, 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
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;
We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
We encourage a strong work/life balance for all state employees.
We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth.
We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work.
As a loan forgiveness organization, you may be able to qualify for one or more State or Federal loan forgiveness programs.
Schedule, assign and oversee staff’s work;
Write person-centered recovery plans and risk assessments, and monitoring client outcomes;
Develop relationships and work collaboratively with clients, families, contract agencies and intra-agency departments;
Oversee service delivery, ensure that documentation is billable, implement policies and procedures, and utilize data reports to improve performance and efficiency; and
Document treatment in electronic health record and complete reports in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
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.

WCMHN was formed in 1996 in order to coordinate clinical, fiscal and administrative oversight of Region 5 contracted and state-operated mental health services. Their 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.

Within this service system, there are three state-operated Local Mental Health Authorities, which are located in Waterbury, Danbury and Torrington. In partnership with WCMHN, they provide and coordinate local clinical services. Over 200 staff including psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation and mental health workers provide services for persons with a long-term mental illness. Approximately 7,000 clients receive services in a variety of programs, including peer support programs, recovery services, supported employment, homeless services, residential, crisis services, jail diversion, outpatient, case management, Assertive Community Treatment Teams (ACTT) and young adult services.

The Recovery and Wellness Program is a recovery-oriented program based on a classroom model that provides people in recovery with an array of options and choices that provide education, information and peer support. A holistic approach is used to assist individuals to move along the continuum of recovery, health, and wellness. This approach empowers consumers with the necessary tools to obtain the quality of life they choose. “Holistic” is defined as a combination of the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional elements of recovery.

The program offers a full range of services including educational courses, self help groups, individual skill building and support, and pre-vocational skill building programs, such as the WarmLine and HomeWorks programs. The classes provide a forum where information is learned, explored, shared and researched. The Recovery and Wellness Center provides an opportunity for individuals to do research on various educational topics, gather information on psychiatric topics/concerns, and produce the Recovery and Wellness Newsletter.