Glastonbury, Mental Health Clinician.

Description:

Mental Health Clinician

Salary 

$32.70 - $40.89 Hourly

Location 

Glastonbury, CT

Job Type

Regular Part-time

Department

Youth and Family Services

Job Number

21-00111

Closing

4/4/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

General Description

The Town of Glastonbury is recruiting for a Mental Health Clinician to work with Youth and Family Services in supporting the Glastonbury public schools and community. This part-time role is 25 hours per week, with a varied Monday through Friday schedule.  

Agency: Town of Glastonbury

Address: 2155 Main Street, Glastonbury, Connecticut, 06033

Phone: (860) 652-7710

Website

http://www.glastonbury-ct.gov

 

TOWN OF GLASTONBURY JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: Mental Health Clinician

DEPARTMENT: Youth and Family Services

REPORTS TO: Director of Youth and Family Services

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Under broad supervision of the Director of Youth and Family Services, 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Performs initial and ongoing clinical assessments, treatment plans and ongoing evaluation, using a multicultural lens. 
  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 diverse 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.

OTHER DUTIES:

1. Provides information and referrals to individuals and community groups as needed.

2. May drive groups to events, as assigned.

3. Performs other duties as required.

CONFIDENTIALITY:

  • · Maintains confidentiality of records and information in compliance with HIPAA

CONDUCT:

  • · Represents the Town in a professional and courteous manner; observes and respects the dignity of all persons
  • · Observes safe work practices
  • · Observes state traffic laws

DEPENDABILITY:

  • · Regularly attends and is punctual for work
  • · Works evenings, as scheduled, required

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE:

  • · Knowledge of

Clinical counseling principles, practices and ethics
Human development; couples and family systems theories; and multicultural issues
State traffic laws

  • · Skills in

Individual, couples and family counseling; group counseling; and crisis intervention 
Verbal communication, including the ability to explain concepts to individuals and groups

  • · Ability to

Maintain patient confidentiality
Use sound clinical judgment
Make ethical and effective intervention decisions
Write clear and concise clinical notes and records
Engage collaboratively with youth, families, colleagues, school personnel, and service providers
Establish and maintain therapeutic alliances with diverse clients

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 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
  • Experience presenting to small and large groups · Bilingual/Bicultural, Spanish/English skills helpful, but not required LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION:
  • State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health LCSW, LMFT, LPC; or, Psy.D. (if not licensed)
  • Valid driver’s license – (Depending on work assignment, Non-CDL “V” license may be required)

 

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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