For over 140 years, UCFS has embraced life and faced challenges that were a reflection of the community we serve. We continue to focus our resources on areas of greatest need; build partnerships when demand is beyond our capacity to fulfill alone and have had a lasting impact on thousands of lives that entrust us to provide quality and compassionate care. UCFS is a nonprofit with the mission to be Eastern CT’s best choice for patient-centered health care. Joining UCFS means you will be part of the premier community-based organization with dedicated to providing health and human services to individuals and families. You will be part of a group of dedicated professionals committed to improving the health and well-being of the community.
UCFS is currently seeking a full-time Spanish-speaking Clinician to provide multi-faceted client centered services utilizing the Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy model to children, adolescents and their families with behavioral health needs. The ideal candidate should be comfortable counseling individuals, families, couples or groups regarding psychological, behavioral or emotional problems by developing and implementing clinical assessment and clinical treatment plans, as well as providing substance abuse counseling and drug testing in a home or community based setting. Individuals applying for position must be bilingual in Spanish and English.
- Assess, evaluate and diagnose mental, emotional, developmental and behavioral difficulties in individuals, couples and families based on clinical standard of practice in a home or community based setting.
- Formulate treatment plans and treatment plan reviews based on assessments and provide substance abuse counseling and treatment using Multidimensional Family Therapy (including administering drug testing).
- Provide clinical/consultative treatment services that are strength based and client centered to individuals, groups, families and couples.
- Maintain line of communication with supervisor and support staff, and coordination of treatment with psychiatrists.
- Coordinate services with other relevant providers involved in a given case (e.g. school personnel, Department of Children and Families, courts, etc.).
- Complete all required documentation for treatment planning, billing, and licensure within a timely manner.
- Provide support to clients in a an integrated health care delivery system.
- Participate in professional activities such as: community education sessions, clinical conferences, meeting with representatives of community groups.
- Respond to crises, assess need, formulate disposition and implement appropriate level of care.
- Teach child development attachment and parenting skills as deemed necessary.
- Clinician I: Master's degree (M.A., M.F.T., M.S.W.), plus 1-3 years experience (Internship experience can be counted towards this 1–3 year period)
- Clinician II: LPC, LMFT, LCSW, plus 3-5 years experience with client population
- Experience with community based family service provision and substance abuse recovery highly desirable
- Ability to work independently off-site with remote supervision
- Ability to travel on-the-job with own reliable insured vehicle
- Valid driver's license
UCFS offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plan with an employer contribution, and company-paid life and disability insurance. We also offer generous paid time off, flexible schedules, National Health Services Corp. Loan Repayment, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and competitive salaries.
UCFS is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.