Our Client in New Britain, CT is seeking an Residential Clinician to join their team at one of the top non-profits in the state working with individuals with addiction and mental health issues. The shift for this position is Tuesday-Saturday 8a-4p (40/hr/wk).
Clinicians MUST have one of the following active licenses: LMFT, LPC, LCSW or LADC
The Residential Clinician will be responsible for counseling residents suffering from alcohol or other drug addiction (AOD) mental health issues. Responsible for psychosocial assessments for both AOD and psychiatric diagnosis, individual, group counseling. Responsible for teaching AOD clients the skills and mechanics to cope with addiction and providing treatment to residents with mental, emotional and substance abuse problems.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Interviews clients, reviews records, and confers with other related professionals for further course of counseling treatment.
- Provides individual or group sessions to counsel clients to help them cope with addiction and mental health issues.
- Establishes a course of treatment.
- Monitors, evaluates and records patient progress against the objectives of treatment.
- Collaborates with physicians, clinical director, and other counselors for effective treatment.
- Modifies treatment depending upon the status and progress of the patient.
- Refers patients to other community resources for treatment and rehabilitation.
- Plans and conducts programs to educate clients and help them overcome social difficulties, improve health, prevent addiction, etc.
- Must be able to facilitate groups focusing on coping with addiction and providing treatment to residents with mental, emotional or substance abuse problems.
- Maintains confidentiality of patient record and reports.
- Maintains and implements the Recovery philosophies with direct implications to staff, clients, family, and community development.
- Supports and provides monitoring of positive outcome measures as defined by the license regulations and agency quality assurance processes. Ensures program compliance through the timely and accurate reporting of data both internally and externally as needed.
- Consults with the Senior Directors, Medical Director, or Psychiatrists regarding medical and mental health needs regarding risk management.
- Maintains current knowledge of state treatment initiatives, program development trends and other relevant issues that may impact the clients and programs and seeks out opportunities to advance personal knowledge of treatment trends that may positively impact the services provided by the organization.
- Support the processes for all contractual agreements, certifications or licensing regulations including but not limited to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DHMAS).
- Actively participates in program meetings, clinical meetings, supervision and ad hoc groups, as needed, in an effort to carry out the mission of the program.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Timely completion of assessment of client interests, strengths, abilities and preferences and other treatment planning documentation as required by program.
- Provides completed assessments, plans and supporting documentation both electronic and paper copy in the required time periods.
- Documents all required encounters. Completes contacts and progress notes within 72 hours of encounter.
- Meets direct-care productivity expectations.
- Position holds no supervisory responsibilities.
- Degree: Master’s degree required in counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy from an accredited college or university.
- Must be licensed eligible within 18 months of hire.
- Prior clinical experience in the field of mental health and addictions.
- Must be proficient in computers and be able to use an EMR.
- Must maintain and provide proof of valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in good standing.
- Ability to provide leadership under stressful situations. Ability to problem-solve. Ability to meet deadlines by prioritizing and completing multiple tasks.
- Ability to travel to various agencies, businesses.
- Must meet and maintain all required trainings, certifications etc. as needed.
- Demonstration of ethical behavior and sound judgment that supports the NASW standards of care.
- Uphold confidentiality by following the HIPAA regulations.
- Working conditions are based in an office setting.
- Local travel.
- Possibility of exposure of unsanitary environments.
- Possibility of exposure to use of substances, vulgar statements, or hostile/dangerous situations.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers; climb or balance and stoop or kneel. The employee is required to be able to safely operate a motor vehicle.
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.