LCSW, Mental Health Clinician
Full time benefitted LCSW Mental Health Consultant Position available within Yale Department of Psychiatry's Juvenile Justice Mental Health division. Position entails providing assessment and treatment to adolescent/emerging adult males.
This position is located in Bridgeport.
- Plans and coordinates services for family and group therapy programs, parent groups and discharge programs.
- Provides direct psychotherapeutic treatment to severely ill individuals and families and supervises other assigned staff members.
- Completes psychosocial assessments, mental status examinations, and diagnostic assessments and translates this information into medically necessary, multidisciplinary treatment plans.
- Provides individual and group therapy consistent with evidence-based practice protocols for primary mental health, addiction, and co-occurring populations.
- Develops new techniques for family treatment and clinical supervision of students. Anticipates problems and determines priorities.
- Evaluates treatment progress and presents findings and recommendations for change at treatment team meetings.
- Coordinates and provides clinical case management services, including referrals to appropriate levels of care.
- Provides crisis intervention and clinical triage to facilitate necessary services, such as inpatient hospitalization, when indicated.
- Researches, develops and implements programs which enhance both inpatient and outpatient services of unit. Monitors discharge status of patients.
- Collaborates with families, medical and clinical staff, administrators, insurance agencies, etc. to assure their integration into the treatment planning process, as indicated.
- Supervises a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees.
- May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Master's Degree in Social Work and two years of experience in a psychiatric care setting or the equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Ability to provide individual and group treatment, clinical assessment and diagnostics in accordance with the DSM 5.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to work with an adolescent mental health patients within the juvenile justice population.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to complete detailed assessments and treatment plans in an electronic medical record system.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to conduct staff trainings.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Best practices to support substance use, trauma informed treatment, anger management, recidivism reduction, and gender responsive care.
Required Licenses or Certifications
Licensure as a Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Connecticut.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
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 www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
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