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Psychiatric APRN/PA

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Center For Human Services - Stratford, CT


Recovery Network of Programs, Inc. (RNP), is a private, non-profit, social service agency which has been serving the Greater Bridgeport Community and Fairfield County area since 1972. RNP is dedicated to helping those living with substance use, mental health disorders, and homelessness. Our mission is to restore hope, health, and wellbeing for individuals and families in a recovery environment that embraces compassion, dignity and respect.

The Center for Human Services (CHS) located in Stratford, Connecticut is a CARF accredited, Department of Public Health licensed, medication-assisted treatment program for opiate addicted persons utilizing prescribed methadone or buprenorphine/suboxone, and supportive counseling in conjunction with other support and referral services. The persons served attend individual counseling to address drug use/abuse, personal/family, employment, health, and legal issues. Group and family counseling, in addition to intensive outpatient services are offered to those who voluntarily seek additional support. Clients at CHS also have access to psychiatric care.

Shifts Available: Full Time and Part Time (20 hours) $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

Core Functions:

  • Collects and organizes information related to an individual client, family, medical, substance abuse, and mental health history, and onset/severity of symptoms obtained from the client, family members, and other pertinent treatment providers.
  • Determines the nature and extent of co-occurring disorders and formulates individualized treatment programs in conjunction with other support services being received by the client.
  • Provides psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, and psychiatric consultation.
  • Provides medication education for individual clients, staff, and families as necessary.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, providing consultation for clinical staff.
  • Completes clinical and medical documentation for individual client records.
  • Adheres to all documentation and reporting requirements.
  • Assumes all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor.



  • Required to have at least two years of experience working with substance abuse, mental health, co-occurring disorders, and HIV/AIDS populations as APRN/PA.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding client confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships and project a professional image.

Certificates, License:

  • Valid State of Connecticut license as a Psychiatric Advanced Practicing Nurse or Physician Assistant is required.
  • A valid State of Connecticut controlled substance license with the ability to prescribe and medically monitor substance abuse and mental health medications.
  • Incumbents may be required to secure professional certification and/or license.
  • A valid Connecticut driver's license is required.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Flexible Healthcare or Dependent Care accounts or Health Savings Account
  • Generous employer contribution provided for annual healthcare expenses
  • Basic Life insurance at no cost to employee
  • Generous Paid Time Off as well as 14 Holidays and Birthday off
  • Retirement plan- 403b with discretionary employer contribution
  • Tuition, License and Certification Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Optional voluntary insurance for short-term and long-term disability

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc.

2 Trap Falls Rd. Suite 405, Shelton, CT 06484

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.