Licensed Mental Health Clinician

Connecticut, United States
21 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Licensed Mental Health Clinician position available within Yale Department of Psychiatry's Juvenile Justice Mental Health division at the Hamden location. This position entails providing assessment and treatment to court-involved adolescent/emerging adult males in the REGIONS program.

Essential Duties

  1. Plans, coordinates and implements individual, group, and couples’ therapy for students in University outpatient clinic.
  2. Conducts patient evaluations and assesses patients’ acceptability for psychotherapy programs and develops initial disposition planning.
  3. Establishes positive relationships with patients in order to administer the appropriate treatment.
  4. Manages and provides therapy for complex cases involving patients with significant mental health concerns.
  5. Provides mental health outreach to Yale community.
  6. Develops materials for educational programs and seminars for professional staff.
  7. Provides family meetings as appropriate
  8. Maintains patients’ charts and reports.
  9. Participates in mental health 24-hour emergency coverage.
  10. Provides educational and consultation services to undergraduate residential colleges and professional schools.
  11. Interacts with internal contacts such as patients, patients’ families, clinicians, medical staff, and administrators regarding treatment of individual patients and implementation of clinical programs.
  12. Interacts with external contacts such as clinicians in private practice, mental health institutions, university deans, hospital psychiatrists and clinicians and Hospital administrators.
  13. Provides clinical supervision to trainees as well as staff members.
  14. Performs administrative duties as directed by the Chief of Mental health and Counseling.
  15. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Social Work and three years providing clinical care post licensure.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to provide clinical assessment and diagnosis for adolescents using the DSM 5.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to complete detailed psychosocial assessments and multi-disciplinary treatment plans and document within an electronic medical record.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to assess and treat adolescents with mental health, substance use and/or behavioral problems using evidence-based and best practices.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to provide training and consultation to clinical and/or residential staff.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Connecticut or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Connecticut.

Required Licenses or Certifications

State of Connecticut Clinical Social Worker License or Connecticut Clinical Social Worker license eligible.

Weekend Hours Required? Occasional

Evening Hours Required? Occasional

Drug Screen No

Health Screening No

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.

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.

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