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Outpatient Clinician

Position: Outpatient Clinician
Job Grade: Full Time, Hourly
Location: Kent, CT

Job Summary

Under the general direction and supervision of the agency’s Vice President of Clinical Services, the Outpatient Clinician is responsible for providing direct clinical care to guest services. The clinician also maintains a safe and efficient working and treatment environment per company policies, procedures and best practices; communicates effectively with the treatment team to ensure safe, quality care is provided to all guests.

Job Duties

  • Provides direct clinical care to include engaging clients in Individual and Group Therapy, topics related to 12-step recovery, health and wellness promotion, and crisis management, as well as ongoing assessment and evaluation.
  • Conducts assessments or screenings with clients to evaluate the nature of their presenting problems in order to determine their needs and develop appropriate treatment plan goals and objectives.
  • Develops and provides individual treatment plans; monitors, evaluates and documents client’s progress.
  • Has responsibility for intake documentation. Prepares progress notes, event notifications and other documentation regarding clients in accordance with regulatory requirements and company policies and procedures.
  • Monitors case load daily to ensure required documentation is completed timely; including, but not limited to, assessments, treatment plans, group notes, progress notes, case reviews and discharge plans.
  • Facilitates coordination of care to include case review, therapeutic interventions, and client progress in treatment.
  • Follows the assigned Intensive Outpatient curriculum to ensure that guests are received a well-rounded approach to care.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree and eligible for Licensure in Connecticut in a field related to Behavioral Health, this includes: LCSW, LMSW, LADC, LPC or LMFT. Otherwise, Connecticut licensure to be obtained as soon as feasible after hire.

Knowledge, Abilities and Attitudes Required

  • Knowledge of software programs for personal computer use, especially word processing, email, spreadsheets and EMR.
  • Knowledge and experience in counseling and case management with substance use disorder clients, as well as working with co-occurring disorders
  • Ability to prepare, implement, and analyze treatment plans and psychiatric reports.
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, gaining cooperation and resolving conflicts.
  • Ability to plan and organize case workload, manage deadlines of him/herself.
  • Ability to maintain and demonstrate ethical professional standards and demeanor, including the confidentiality of employee and client data, client boundaries, and other sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated competence with, and continued commitment to respect for cultural differences and diversity, protecting client rights.
  • Recognition of the limits of one’s own professional expertise and the willingness to seek supervision and/or support, as needed.
  • Makes clinical and organizational decisions with the clients’ and agency well-being and best interests in mind.
  • Provide the behavioral health services that the agency is authorized to provide and that the staff member is qualified to provide.
  • Recognize obvious symptoms of a mental disorder, personality disorder, or substance abuse.
  • Identify types of medications commonly prescribed for mental disorders, personality disorders and substance abuse, and the common side effects and adverse reactions to medications.
  • Recognize, prevent and respond to a situation in which the client may be a danger to himself/herself or others, behaves in an aggressive or destructive manner, is experiencing a crisis situation or medical emergency.
  • Recognize and respond to fire, disaster, hazard, and medical emergency: and has completed all of the requirements above and is documented in application in training including the ability to pass background checks required by High Watch.

Physical Demands

Must be able to walk, bend, stand, climb stairs, speak English, hear, use a telephone, drive an automobile, and operate standard office equipment, such as a computer, copier, and fax machine. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Pay: $28.00 - $33.00 per hour


We offer fantastic benefits! Major medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with a generous company match, tuition reimbursement, PTO (paid time off), company paid life/STD/LTD, free meals and gym access.

If interested in applying for this position, please email to or fax to 860-927-3515.

High Watch Recovery Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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