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Employment Opportunities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Council and its member agencies post current employment opportunities on this site to assist qualified individuals in their search for employment in the family service network. We welcome your interest in this exciting field.

Our members offer award winning workplaces and fantastic opportunities to engage in meaningful work. To view available opportunities, please see below.


Clinician

LifeBridge Community Services is recruiting for a Clinician to work in the Behavioral Health Department.

Upon a finding of medical necessity for treatment by the staff physician, the clinician serves as the lead coordinating member of an integrated healthcare team focused on helping each client reach his/her optimal emotional, physical and social wellness within the community. Decisions regarding treatment and advocacy for the client are the clinician’s ultimate responsibility. The clinician is charged with delivering exceptional customer care and ensuring the client’s experience from beginning to end is positive. It is through the individual, family and group counseling services delivered by the clinician and the care coordination provided that recovery and integration into the community is enabled.

The treatment goals and personal aspirations of each client are the center piece of a care plan to be delivered by all LifeBridge direct care providers. Clinicians are expected to use evidence based practices and in a manner consistent with LifeBridge’s philosophy, values, policies and protocols.

The Clinician plays a major role in building resiliency for clients and the community at large. By providing a welcoming environment for clients and program guests, each individual will help foster a sense of commitment to client care to help improve client engagement and ultimately improve outcomes.

Major Responsibilities:

The clinician has five major responsibilities in accordance with a) agency policies and contractual obligations and b) state/federal regulations/laws and c) accreditation standards:

1) Develop and implement an integrated/seamless treatment plan with input from the client and the healthcare team members

2) Act with due diligence to ensure the client’s safety; taking a leadership role in all client care matters and ensuring the client has a positive, rewarding experience

3) Providing culturally competent assessments (when needed), individual, family and group counseling services

4) Deliver coordinated services that include assisting the individual in accessing entitlements and community social supports.

5) Maintain accurate, clear and complete documentation of all facets of a client’s treatment in the client’s record.

Authorities:

1. Within the framework of the established medical necessity to treat, oversees the development and implementation of an integrated service/treatment plan working with other members of the agency healthcare team including the medical staff, related departments/services within the agency, and others charged with responsibility for the client’s care. Information from other stakeholders, including family members, is included in the LifeBridge service/treatment plan.

2. Determines and implements client engagement strategies to motivate the client to empower change. Determine type and frequency of interventions with the client and healthcare team.

3. Recommends changes in the client’s level of care or treatment planning, including enrollment status in program, transfer to another LifeBridge clinician within the same program should that become necessary and referrals to agency medical personnel, with the input of the clinical supervisor

4. Exchanges client protected health information, in writing and verbally to: a) social services providers b) healthcare providers and c) family members/other persons when written consent is obtained to advocate with external entities on behalf of the client

5. Works to support marketing and fund development opportunities to showcase the agency mission, vision, values, and program services by informing agency management of client success stories.

6. Performs other duties as assigned

Tasks and Standards:

1. Provide substance use disorder and mental health counseling services through duties that include:

a. Writing treatment plans, referral forms and discharge plans

b. Planning and conducting individual & family sessions

c. Planning and facilitating group sessions

d. Assuring all clinical records are comprehensive and follow all regulatory and agency guidelines, including timeframes for completion.

e. Assessing new clients (when the need arises)

2. Provide engagement and care coordination. Link clients to all available resources and coordinating services to determine needs in the following areas:

a. Physical

b. Housing

c. Financial

d. Legal

e. Sober support networks

f. Social support networks

g. Family

h. Educational

i. Vocational

j. Recreational

k. Spiritual

l. Competency in English

Performance Indicators: (Quantifiable measures that are used to gauge or compare performance in terms of meeting established goals)

  • Productivity

  • Chart Audit Results

  • Client Outcomes

  • Licensure & Accreditation Survey Results

  • Client Satisfaction

  • Employee Relations

  • Professional Growth & Development

Education and Experience Required:

  • Master’s degree in a related behavioral health category

  • Has verified professional counseling license in State of Connecticut (LCSW, LADC, LPC, LMFT)

  • Must have a work history that demonstrates the understanding of a consumer-driven delivery system, accomplishment, punctuality and the ability to work well with colleagues.

  • Must have strong communications skills along with the interpersonal skills to work effectively at all levels of the organization and its stakeholders

  • Must be computer literate

Confidentiality:

The employee will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. Violation of this agreement may result in disciplinary action up to an including immediate dismissal.

Physical Requirements: Frequent sitting and ability to talk and hear. Frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, crouch and kneel. The member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 + pounds. The member will be required to travel locally by vehicle, work in an office setting sitting behind a computer, as well as interact with clients. Required to be free from communicable diseases and work closely with clients.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of any medical or behavioral health outpatient treatment facility and ranges from low to high. Frequent interaction with individuals in the program and community.

Agency Disclaimer: The President & CEO may modify this job description based upon agency needs; may require the employee to perform functions beyond those mentioned and may treat the employee as an at-will employee.

Interested applicants please email resume to: Lori Gwilliam, lillian.mccarthy@oakhillct.org

Equal-Opportunity Employer

Admission Clinician

LifeBridge Community Services is recruiting for a Admission Clinician to work in the Behavioral Health Department.

The admission clinician is often the first interaction that a client and the community have with the agency. As such, this role is key to ensuring that the programs have a steady, engaged stream of clients, able to take advantage of the behavioral health programming available. Towards that end, the admission clinician is responsible for ensuring that individuals in need of behavioral health services receive an intake appointment, complete an assessment, initial treatment plan and other related documents, and are admitted to treatment within 72 hours of initial contact. In addition, this role will keep census utilization for each program at 90% of expectations, including conducting outreach and in-reach.

The Admissions Clinician plays a major role in building resiliency for the programs clients and the community at large. By providing a welcoming environment for potential clients and program guests, each individual will help foster a sense of commitment to client care to help improve client engagement and ultimately improve outcomes.

Major Responsibilities:

The admission clinician has five major responsibilities in accordance with a) agency policies and contractual obligations and b) state/federal regulations/laws and c) accreditation standards:

1) Coordinate and manage agency admission process, including

a. Complete assessments, including mental health, substance abuse and initial medical data (Intake paperwork – complete and accurate)

b. Conduct HIV risk assessment and inform client of the Ora-Sure test

c. Complete all authorizations required, including financial

d. Recommend clinically appropriate referrals while satisfying the needs of referral sources

e. Coordinate with supervisors for client assignment to primary clinicians

f. Follow-up with referral sources to communicate client status, including documentation and or telephone communication, when appropriate

2) Report and manage data, which will include:

a. Ensure clients are admitted to treatment within 72 hours of initial contact with agency, either by telephone or walk in

b. Enter all relevant information into the agency’s EMR

c. Manage all agency-standard reports on admission

3) Census Management

a. Ensures the clinical program has sufficient clients to meet annual budgetary

b. Conduct outreach at the request of the Director

c. Collaborate with other agency departments to increase interagency referrals and use of available treatment slots

Authorities:

1. Makes recommendations to the medical director as to the necessity for treatment, based on industry-standard criteria.

2. Within the framework of the established medical necessity to treat, oversees the development and implementation of an initial, short-term integrated service/treatment plan that can give the client a strong head start in treatment. The understanding is that the primary clinician will continue the work done by the admission clinician and create a more substantive, longer term treatment plan.

3. Determines and implements client engagement strategies to motivate the client to enter treatment, when treatment is deemed appropriate.

4. When deemed necessary, makes appropriate referrals to the medical personnel for psychiatric evaluations, with the understanding that that it is the medical personnel who ultimately determine need for medications.

5. Exchanges client protected health information, in writing and verbally to: a) social services providers b) healthcare providers and c) family members/other persons when written consent is obtained to advocate with external entities on behalf of the client and to obtain the necessary information to provide quality care and/or make an appropriate recommendation for treatment services at LifeBridge

6. Works with the program director and chief marketing officer to support marketing and fund development opportunities to showcase the agency’s mission, vision, values, program services and client success stories.

7. Other duties that may be assigned periodically.

Performance Indicators: (Quantifiable measures that are used to gauge or compare performance in terms of meeting established goals)

  • Productivity

  • Chart Audit Results

  • Admissions that Convert into Treatment Episodes

  • Licensure & Accreditation Survey Results

  • Client Satisfaction

  • Employee Relations

  • Professional Growth & Development

Education and Experience Required:

  • Master’s degree in a related behavioral health category

  • Has verified professional counseling license in State of Connecticut (LCSW, LADC, LPC, LMFT)

  • Must have a work history that demonstrates the understanding of a consumer-driven delivery system, accomplishment, punctuality and the ability to work well with colleagues.

  • Must have strong communications skills along with the interpersonal skills to work effectively at all levels of the organization and its stakeholders.

  • Must be computer literate

    Confidentiality:

    The employee will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. Violation of this agreement may result in disciplinary action up to an including immediate dismissal.

    Physical Requirements: Frequent sitting and ability to talk and hear. Frequently required to walk; use hands to

    finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, crouch and kneel. The

    member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 + pounds. The member will be required to travel locally

    by vehicle, work in an office setting sitting behind a computer, as well as interact with clients. Required to be

    free from communicable diseases and work closely with clients.

    Work Environment:

    The noise level in the work environment is typical of any residential setting/outpatient

    treatment facility and ranges from low to high. Frequent interaction with individuals in the program and

    community.

    Agency Disclaimer:

    The President & CEO may modify this job description based upon agency needs; may

    require the employee to perform functions beyond those mentioned and may treat the employee as an at-will

  • Interested applicants please send resume and cover letter to: hr@lifebridgect.org

Equal-Opportunity Employer

Clinical Supervisor

LifeBridge Community Services is recruiting for a Clinical Supervisor to work in the Behavioral Health Department.

Job Purpose/Function: (the main contribution of the function to the total organization.)

Manage the day-to-day operations of the program/ unit, including, but not limited to providing supervision and guidance to the clinicians, conducting regular chart audits, managing and organizing the treatment and staff schedule, and ensuring reports are timely and accurate. The Clinical Supervisor will assist with managing client crisis and grievances while ensuring proper agency procedures are followed.

The Clinical Supervisor plays a major role in building resiliency for the programs clients and the community at large. By providing proper program oversight, each individual operating in the program will help foster a sense of commitment to proper care to meet client goals.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Supervision

  • Supervise clinicians

  • Conduct and document regular individual and/or group supervision sessions with clinicians

  • Reviews the quality of group performance by co-leading or auditing each supervisee’s group, at least once per quarter (more based on need and customer feedback forms)

  • Conduct and document chart audits on open and closed clinical records to ensure quality compliance

  • Oversee and manage staff schedule to ensure adequate program coverage

  • Review & approve timesheets

  • Coordinate time-off requests, including vacation and or personal leave

2. Oversee day-to-day operation of program

  • Manage and organize treatment schedule to ensure treatment services are consistent

  • Review and sign all supervisory forms (admission, discharge and individual planning treatment plan forms)

  • Ensure that all financial reviews are timely and accurate

  • Assign and manage caseloads, based on agency standards

  • Review and co-sign all correspondence leaving agency for appropriateness, including court reports, DCF reports etc.

3. Organizing Meetings

  • Assist in the facilitation of meetings, as requested by the Program Director, including but not limited to developing the agenda and presenting ideas.

  • Facilitate staff and case conference meetings in the absence of the Program Director

  • Facilitate client events with input from the clinician and or client committee

4. Staff Evaluation

  • Discuss performance with supervise at each regularly scheduled supervision session, focusing on ways to improve, documenting staff’s progress in writing

  • Complete annual staff performance reviews for review and input from the program director

5. Marketing and Development

  • Works with the program director and chief marketing officer to support marketing and fund development opportunities to showcase the agency’s mission, vision, values, program services and client success stories.

6. Other duties that may be assigned periodically.

Authorities:

1. Under the direction of the program director, and following the clinical framework determined by the agency, manages the daily implementation of an integrated behavioral health program, which includes adequate staffing, treatment schedule for the day is adhered to, clinicians complete their assigned duties for the day and client feedback is heard and responded to.

2. Recommends and supports changes in clinical approach to supervises who are struggling to help clients achieve their stated goals

3. Recommends changes in staffing to the program director for individuals who are under performing

4. Reviews outside correspondence for accuracy and professionalism and is able to return documents to staff for improvements when needed.

5. Reviews and signs clinical chart documents, returning documents to clinicians for corrections when needed.

6. Develops annual training plan with supervise

7. Oversees their supervisee’s management of any clinical crisis that emerges, ensuring that appropriate action is taken, the client’s issue is handled properly and an incident report is completed and submitted to the program director

Accountabilities: (the major end results that should be reached in the job function)

1. Daily clinical activities are well coordinated and efficient.

  • All clients receive exceptional customer service; experience is positive and engaging

  • Counseling sessions are conducted daily and in sufficient quantities, based on program schedule

  • Clinical records are organized, clear and current

2. Reporting is timely, accurate and coordinated

  • Daily, weekly and monthly program reports are accurate and able to be generated on schedule

3. Counseling staff receive regular supervision

  • Supervision logs will be accurate and current

  • Chart audits will be timely and documented

Performance Indicators: (the areas the job function has a measurable impact)

  • Client Outcomes

  • Earned income (counseling sessions and admissions)

  • Staff development

  • Program efficiency

  • Accreditation and program service audits

Education and Experience Required:

  • Must have a current behavioral health license from the State of Connecticut

  • Must have a minimum of two years of supervisory experience

  • Must have a work history that demonstrates clear leadership, accomplishment, the ability to get work accomplished on time, on budget and within predetermined specifications

  • Must have strong oral and written communications skills along with the interpersonal skills to work effectively at all levels of the organization and its stakeholders

Confidentiality:

The employee will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. Violation of this agreement may result in disciplinary action up to an including immediate dismissal.

Physical Requirements:

Frequent sitting and ability to talk and hear. Frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, crouch and kneel. The member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 + pounds. The member will be required to travel locally by vehicle, work in an office setting sitting behind a computer, as well as interact with clients. Required to be free from communicable diseases and work closely with clients.

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is typical of any medical or behavioral health outpatient treatment facility and ranges from low to high. Frequent interaction with individuals in the program and community.

Agency Disclaimer:

The President & CEO may modify this job description based upon agency needs; may require the employee to perform functions beyond those mentioned and may treat the employee as an at will employee.

Interested applicants please send resume and cover letter to: hr@lifebridgect.org

Equal-Opportunity Employer