Clinical Psychiatric Therapist

Connecticut, United States
Monday, 14 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 12 February 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Clinical Psychiatric Therapist will work at the Substance Abuse Treatment Unit (SATU) of the Connecticut Mental Health Center, and Yale Department of Psychiatry, located at 1 Long Wharf, in New Haven, Connecticut. The position involves providing clinical psychosocial therapy and case management to adults with substance use disorders.

Essential Duties

1. Must obtain informed consent from participants. 2. Counsels individuals, groups, or families to help them understand problems, define goals, and develop realistic action plans. 3. Collects information about clients through interviews, observation, and tests. 4. Guides clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems. 5. Develops and implements treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge. 6. Maintains confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment. 7. Completes and maintains client-related paperwork, including federal and state mandated forms, client diagnostic records, and progress notes. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master's Degree in Psychology, or relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated experience working as clinician with substance-using population.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated understanding of addiction, addictive disorders and progression of addiction.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proven understanding of evidence-based therapies for substance use (CBT, MI, MBRP).

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proven Knowledge of 12-step treatment programs and the culture.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Well-developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with diverse populations.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:


Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements

Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a required health screening and/or TB test.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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