This federally-funded re-entry program provides addiction and mental health care to those returning from incarceration to the New Haven community. The program provides services to address physical, social, emotional and economic problems. This position will be primarily responsible for providing psychotherapy/psycho-education for addiction and co-occurring mental health diagnoses to the individuals we serve. This position will use self-recovery experiences as part of the service delivery and will coordinate a program of peer mentorship for our federally funded re-entry program.
1. Completes psychosocial assessments, mental status examinations, and diagnostic assessments of both individuals and families and translates this information into medically necessary, multidisciplinary treatment plans.2. Provides individual and group therapy consistent with evidence-based practice protocols for primary mental health, addiction, and co-occurring populations. Communicates with family, other disciplines and community agencies, as needed to ensure collaboration in treatment.3. Provides clinical case management services, including referrals to appropriate levels of care. 4. Provides crisis intervention and clinical triage to facilitate necessary services, such as inpatient hospitalization, when indicated. 5. Determines membership and leads and facilitates psychotherapy groups.6. Assists in determining appropriate circumstances for reintegration of patient into home and/or community.7. Evaluates treatment progress and presents findings and recommendations at treatment team meetings. 8. Provides vocational, transitional, social adjustment, community living, and support services to patients. 9. Completes high quality, timely charting according to agency policies and procedures and payer requirements. 10. Supervises two Community Advocate positions. 11. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Master's Degree in related field (i.e., Psychology, Social Work, Human Services, Marriage and Family Therapy) and three years of experience as a clinician in a psychiatric care setting or the equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Ability to complete psychosocial assessments, mental status examinations and diagnostic assessments of both individuals and families and translate this information into medically necessary, multidisciplinary treatment plans.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to provide individual and group therapy consistent with evidence-based practice protocols for primary mental health, addiction and co-occurring populations. Ability to communicate with family, other disciplines and community agencies, as needed to ensure collaboration in treatment.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to provide clinical case management services, including referrals to appropriate levels of care. Ability to provide crisis interventional and clinical triage to facilitate necessary services, such as inpatient hospitalization, when indicated.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to conduct drug testing, provide in-reach as part of a team in the correctional facilities and do some travel. Attend supervision and meetings. Collaborate with various community service providers.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Ability to provide vocational, transitional, social adjustment, community living and support services to patients and complete high-quality, timely charting according to agency policies and procedures and payer requirements.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Preference for individuals who have experience working with forensically referred clients. Preference for prior experience working with peer mentors. Preference for first-hand lived experience with incarceration and/or addiction - and willingness to use self-recovery experiences to inform clinical work.
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 www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
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:
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Original Posting Date: 02-Oct-2019
Supervisory Organization: Psychiatry - S A T U
Posting Position Title: Clinical Psychiatric Therapist
Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Fixed
If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible?: Yes
Other Fixed Duration Date: 30-Sep-2020
Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research
Compensation Grade Profile: Clinical Psychiatric Therapist (24)
Work Location: Medical School Campus
Worksite Address: 2 Church Street South Doctor's Building New Haven, CT 06519
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
Weekend Hours Required?: No
Evening Hours Required?: Occasional
Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No
Note: Yale University is a tobacco-free campus