Behavioral Health Clinician (LMSW)
Company: William Backus Hospital
Posted on: June 10, 2021
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Rushford Center, one of Connecticut's leading providers of
addiction and mental health services, is nationally recognized for
delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs.
We offer a wide range of programs including Acute Care and
Evaluation, Residential Addiction Treatment, Individual, Group &
Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient programs and Community Support
Programs. Through the passion of our specialists, we continue to
treat every patient with care, compassion and respect, while
providing affordable and accessible services.
Provides quality, cost-effective inpatient/outpatient and/or
community care for clients and families in a target population
across the continuum of care by assuring access, providing
assessments and coordinating clinical summary treatment plan
determining level of care. Assumes a caseload and performs
behavioral health and/or substance use services encompassing
community and ambulatory services and including Behavioral Health
Services as scope of practice.
Provides direct client care using individual, couple, group and
family therapy specific to each client's needs as indicated on
Prepares appropriate medical documentation to meet regulatory
requirements of licensing and third party agencies.
Assesses and plans care by evaluating the psychiatric and
psychosocial needs of the client; organizes and prioritizes care
and treatment and advocates appropriate resources for the client
Provides direct crisis intervention to clients and families in
multiple sites in the system and in the community.
Provides continuous education to client and family members and
refers them to appropriate levels of care, to support groups and to
other available resources in order to maximize care and facilitate
recovery or treatment process.
Proficient in working effectively across programs for clients
with both mental health and substance use disorders.
Negotiates level of care and length of stay with managed care
companies; continually re-evaluates client's needs and informs the
third party payers of ongoing changes in the client's status.
Works collaboratively as a team member along the continuum of
care to provide an integrated delivery of healthcare to all clients
- Participates in administrative activities including, team
meetings, clinical supervision of staff and staff education as
designed by the Program Manager. Assumes responsibility for
self-improvement by identifying, communicating and seeking
resources to meet own learning needs.
- Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related
- Valid CT Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW) if Master's
degree is in Social Work.
- Three years' experience providing direct services to
psychiatric patients and substance abuse population.
- Previous experience in assessment and diagnosis and individual
and group therapy.
- Demonstrated experience using a computer; basic keyboarding
- Flexible with schedule per program needs, including
evenings/weekends and travel between sites across
As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Rushford provides eligible
employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:
- Medical and dental benefits
- 401(k) plan with employer match
- Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of
hire, including six paid holidays
- Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount
With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers
exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you
are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring
new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education
to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving
organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a
competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.
Every moment matters. And this is your moment.
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