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Clinical Social Worker Associate

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking three (3) qualified individuals for the position of Clinical Social Worker Associate.

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • Industry leading health benefits with medical and dental coverage
  • Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • A healthy work/life balance!

  • Facility: Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH)
  • Division: General Psychiatry Division
  • Units: Battell 2 North (PCN 126092), Battell 3 North (PCN 23758), Battell 4 South (PCN 24822)
  • Schedule: Full time (40 hours), 1st shift (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), Monday - Friday
  • Location: 1000 Silver Street, Middletown, CT

Battell 2 North, Battell 3 North, and Battell 3 South are acute general psychiatric treatment units with a maximum census of twenty-two patients. The units provide psychiatric treatment and stabilization for individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness, with the goal of discharge to the community in the most integrated setting possible. 

  • Manage the caseload and consult on complicated client/family problems in the treatment planning process;
  • Assess the psychosocial needs including both trauma and risk factors affecting specific clients;
  • Be responsible for completing treatment and discharge planning;  
  • Train/supervise Clinical Social Worker and Master of Social Work students on the wide range of client diversity;
  • Consult with others about the legal process;  
  • Apply legal knowledge to Civil commitments or CT Statutes; and         
  • Train individuals in the application of assessing for client strengths, coping strategies, and psychosocial risk factors.

DMHAS is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

CVH opened in 1868 as the State’s public hospital for the treatment of persons with mental illness. Today, CVH is the largest of DMHAS facilities, and includes 17 inpatient units over two campuses (Middletown and Hartford). The hospital includes both a general psychiatry and addiction services units. CVH provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care and substance abuse treatment, including treatment for pregnant women and persons with dual diagnoses. Specialty areas include geriatric and special services, an integrated network of comprehensive mental health services for older adults and young adult services. The facility also runs the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) program which addresses the needs of TBI survivors, including; reintegration into community living, independent living skills development, vocational and educational training, psychiatric, cognitive and neurological assessment and treatment, speech and physical rehabilitation as well as individual and family counseling. 

At CVH, individuals receive services that assist them to better manage their illnesses, achieve personal goals, and develop skills and supports that lead to living the most constructive and satisfying lives possible. We strive to promote recovery through collaborative, compassionate, and culturally competent treatment in a safe and caring environment.