Clinical Police Social Worker (CRI)
Job Details
Central Office - Shelton, 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.

SUMMARY

In accordance with RNPs Mission Statement, Philosophy of Client Care and Code of Ethics as stated in the Personnel Policies, the CRI Clinical Social Worker reports to the Program Director and ensures that all the needs of our Law Enforcement Partners and the community they serve are met. This includes providing a professional and timely service that adheres to RNPs mission statement and philosophy of client care. This position will be located out of RNPs Law Enforcement Partner agency in Norwalk, CT.

 

HOURS

 Monday-Friday 8am-4pm (with some flexibility)

 

CORE FUNCTIONS

  • Provides support to RNPs Law Enforcement Partners and ensures access to community based behavioral health services for the community they serve. Assists in identifying and resolving barriers to care.
  • Conducts and documents mental health evaluations in the field in collaboration with RNPs Law Enforcement Partners. Works collaboratively with RNPs Law Enforcement Partners when mental health crisis calls arise.
  • Assess and record medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to the individuals unique circumstances, including an assessment of strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
  • Refer individuals to appropriate medical, psychiatric, housing and/or behavioral health services utilizing designated collaborating organizations (DCOs) whenever possible to ensure immediate admission into programs.
  • Work closely with colleagues and community-based providers to ensure clients and their families receive access to timely, high quality care and services, including follow up to ensure connection. Serve as a client advocate in obtaining necessary services.
  • Document all contacts; work collaboratively with the clinical team to assist in identifying and placing clients in appropriate aftercare services that offer interventions tailored to their unique needs and circumstances.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary continuous quality improvement activities on an ongoing basis; participates in weekly clinical meetings and individual supervision. Maintain detail records of program goals and objectives.
  • Attend forums and meetings to advance the CRIs services that are provided by RNP.
  • Adhere to all our Law Enforcement Partners guidelines and policies regarding behavior, staff interactions, boundaries and communicates through the proper chain of command within the respective Law Enforcement agency.
  • Adheres to all documentation and reporting requirements per RNP and Law Enforcement policy.
  • Assumes all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Masters degree in the behavioral sciences, with license or license eligible. MSW with (2) years experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience while working on LCSW. Candidates who speak, read and write Spanish fluently are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in connecting clients to community services and resources required.

  • Knowledge of the physical, psychological, social and economic effects of substance use, mental health issues and trauma.
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to gather, analyze and evaluate information pertinent to the provision of quality care.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding client confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with excellent communication skills and the ability to project a professional image.
  • Must be able to pass a background check to obtain clearance to enter Law Enforcement Agencies. This background check is in addition to RNPs required checks.

 

 

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Masters degree in the behavioral sciences, with license or license eligible. MSW with (2) years experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience while working on LCSW. Candidates who speak, read and write Spanish fluently are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in connecting clients to community services and resources required.

  • Knowledge of the physical, psychological, social and economic effects of substance use, mental health issues and trauma.
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to gather, analyze and evaluate information pertinent to the provision of quality care.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding client confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with excellent communication skills and the ability to project a professional image.
  • Must be able to pass a background check to obtain clearance to enter Law Enforcement Agencies. This background check is in addition to RNPs required checks.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES

Must possess a valid CT Drivers License and reliable transportation.

 

 

Benefits (Full-time Employees):

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurances
  • Generous Paid Time Off (3 weeks off) plus your Birthday!
  • 1 week of company paid Short Term Disability
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Tuition, License, and Certification Reimbursement
  • 403(b) retirement plan

 

 

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc.

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

https://recovery-programs.org/

 

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.

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