Licensed Mental Health Clinician – Per Diem

Connecticut, United States
10 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Part Time

Position Focus:

The Yale Department of Psychiatry seeks a per diem Licensed Mental Health Clinician to support the department's Juvenile Justice Mental Health division. The Clinician will work in Bridgeport and/or Hartford. The position entails providing in-person assessment and treatment to court-involved adolescents and emerging adults with dual mental health needs. Work hours are evenings and weekends on a per diem basis.

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-TR.

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:

Suicide prevention experience and crisis management skills.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

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

Required Licenses or Certifications

State of Connecticut Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or State of Connecticut Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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