Clinical Assistant

Connecticut, United States
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Report to the clinical coordinator of Family-Based Recovery (FBR) Program, provide clinical support and case management services to families composed of a parent with a substance use disorder and a child age 3-6.

Work on a team with two clinicians to implement a promising practice clinical treatment model; facilitate individual, team and group sessions in the home and community; provide appropriate services for delivery of adequate care; and assist with referrals to appropriate services. Conduct toxicology screens and breathalyzers. Participate in meetings and conferences as required for training in the FBR model. Collaborate with the Department of Children and Families and various service providers. Develop special knowledge of substance use disorders, young child development and parenting. Maintain accurate case records in accordance with FBR model, FSP and DCF Regulations. Attend weekly supervision and case consultation. Perform related duties as assigned.

Required per DCF Contract Regulations: Candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree. Prefer in social work or related area.

Essential Duties

  1. Performs diagnostic testing procedures appropriate to specialty in such areas as radiology and ophthalmology.
  2. Reviews patient’s chart, patient’s condition, and physician’s notes to determine method of testing. Obtains and records patient information. May measure vital signs. Positions patients.
  3. Sets up, operates, and maintains equipment to conduct tests and procedures appropriate to specialty. Records test results.
  4. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies.
  5. Schedules and coordinates patient appointments and tests.
  6. Performs additional functions related to clinical activities.

Required Education and Experience

Four years of related work experience, two of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or two years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability working with children and families at risk.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated ability working in behavioral health, social services, or human services field.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Familiarity with New Haven and surrounding communities.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Strong communications and organizational skills. Excellent attention to detail.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor's degree in a related field. Familiar with conducting toxicology and breathalyzers. Experience with children ages 0-6 years old. Prior experience with EPIC and other data systems.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

  1. Must have car available and valid driver's license.
  2. Required per DCF Contract Regulations: Updated TB test and physical exam within last 12 months.
  3. State background and DMV checks.

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Background Check Requirements

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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.

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