Glastonbury, Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator


Clinical Social Worker & Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator – Full Time
Hours: 37.5 per week
Starting Salary: $30.97 - $35.40 per hour
Closing date: 4:00 p.m. on January 23, 2019

The Clinical Social Worker & Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator serves individuals, couples and families, who reside in Glastonbury or have children in the Glastonbury school system, needing clinical assessment and counseling services. The person in this role also acts as the Town’s primary substance abuse prevention specialist. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing initial and ongoing assessments, developing treatment plans, providing psychotherapy and ongoing evaluation to clients, as well as leading and monitoring the community’s substance abuse prevention and intervention efforts. Additional duties include documenting and maintaining records, educating the community on various topics, and working with school personnel to provide group treatment. Maintaining a knowledge base and ensuring professional development is expected.

Minimum requirements include a Master’s degree from a recognized college or university in social work, counseling, or a related field (including training and supervised experience in clinical practice) and at least two (2) years’ experience providing individual, child, couples, family and group therapy. Additionally, must be licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and have a valid driver’s license.

An employment application may be obtained by visiting the Town’s website at, in person at the Customer Service Center or Human Resources Department, or by calling (860) 652-7710. Please send completed applications to the Customer Service Center at Town Hall, 2155 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT, 06033, email to, or fax to (860) 652-7505.

The Town of Glastonbury is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Discrimination is prohibited against applicants on the basis of age, race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, status as a veteran, present or past history of mental disorder, or intellectual, learning, or physical disability.

Date Posted: 1/9/2019
The Town of Glastonbury is accepting applications for the following position:
TITLE: Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Youth and Family Services
REPORTS TO: Clinical and Outreach Services Supervisor
Under broad supervision of Clinical and Outreach Services Supervisor, incumbent performs clinical assessments and provides clinical counseling services for individuals, couples and families who are Town residents or have children in the Glastonbury School System. Consults with school personnel, police and other professionals to coordinate interventions and services. Serves as the Town’s primary substance abuse prevention specialist and leads the community’s prevention and intervention efforts.

1. Performs initial and ongoing clinical assessments, treatment plans and ongoing evaluation.
2. Develops evidence-based treatment plans in collaboration with clients; in an accessible way, explains presenting concerns and treatment methods that honors client autonomy and reinforces client strengths.
3. Provides psychotherapy to clients, ensuring engagement is client-focused and therapeutic in nature.
4. Documents informed consent; documents therapeutic interventions and client response and progress; maintains records and ensures confidentiality and security of such.
5. Presents educational talks to the community and/or schools on various topics of mental health, substance abuse and other issues relating to psychological development.
6. Works directly with school personnel to provide psycho educational group treatment for children and youth on topics such as social skills, substance abuse, divorce or other areas of concern.
7. Maintains knowledge base and improves skills through current research literature, participation in professional associations, professional development workshops and training.
8. Monitors substance abuse needs in the Community.
9. Evaluates substance abuse prevention programs implemented in the Community.
10. Coordinates grants of substance abuse prevention initiatives as required to insure ongoing compliance with contractual obligations.

1. Provides information and referrals to individuals and community groups as needed.
2. Performs other duties as required.

Maintains confidentiality of records and information in compliance with HIPAA

 Observes safe work practices
 Observes state traffic laws
 Represents the Town in a professional and courteous manner

 Regularly attends and is punctual for work
 Works evenings and weekends, as required

 Knowledge of clinical counseling principles, practices and ethics
 Knowledge of human development; couples and family systems theories; and multicultural issues
 Skills in individual, couples and family counseling; group counseling; and crisis intervention
 Sound clinical judgement and ability to make ethical and effective intervention decisions
 Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
 Strong verbal skills, including the ability to explain concepts to individuals and groups
 Ability to write clear and concise clinical notes and records
 Ability to engage collaboratively with youth, families, colleagues, school personnel, and service providers
 Ability to establish and maintain therapeutic alliances with diverse clients
 Demonstrated ability to write successful grants
 Strong public speaking and presentation skills
 Knowledge of present and historic substance abuse prevention models
 Knowledge of state traffic laws

 Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, stooping, reaching, carrying items such as papers, books or files
 Must be able to push/pull/lift objects of less than twenty (20) pounds and sit for prolonged periods. Able to perform manipulative skills, which require hand-eye coordination such as keyboard skills.
 Must be able to see objects closely as in reading case histories
 Must be able to hear normal sounds with background noise, distinguish voice patterns and communicate with speech as in using a telephone and making presentations
 Must be able to attend to detail and concentrate for sixty (60) minutes or more with some interruptions, remember multiple assignments given over long periods of time and understand the theories behind several related concepts

 Master’s degree from a recognized college or university in social work, counseling, or a related field, including training and supervised experience in clinical practice
 Two (2) years of experience providing individual, child, couples, family and group therapy
 Knowledge of Substance Abuse Prevention issues
 Experience presenting to small and large groups
 Bilingual/Bicultural, Spanish/English skills helpful, but not required

 Licensed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
 Valid driver’s license

NOTE: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task and responsibility. Incumbent must be able to perform essential duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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