Glastonbury, Mental Health Clinician





TITLE:                  Mental Health Clinician – Part Time

DEPARTMENT:     Youth and Family Services

REPORTS TO:      Director of Youth and Family Services


Under broad supervision of the Director of Youth and Family Services, incumbent performs clinical assessments and provides clinical counseling services for individuals, couples and families who are Town residents or have children in the Glastonbury School System.  Consults with school personnel, police and other professionals to coordinate interventions and services.  


  1. Performs initial and ongoing clinical assessments, treatment plans and ongoing evaluation, using a multicultural lens.
  2. Develops evidence-based treatment plans in collaboration with clients; in an accessible way, explains presenting concerns and treatment methods that honors client autonomy and reinforces client strengths.
  3. Provides psychotherapy to diverse clients, ensuring engagement is client-focused and therapeutic in nature.
  4. Documents informed consent; documents therapeutic interventions and client response and progress; maintains records and ensures confidentiality and security of such.
  5. Presents educational talks to the community and/or schools on various topics of mental health, substance abuse and other issues relating to psychological development.
  6. Works directly with school personnel to provide individual supportive counseling and psycho-educational group treatment for children and youth on topics such as social skills, substance abuse, divorce or other areas of concern.
  7. Maintains knowledge base and improves skills through current research literature, participation in professional associations, professional development workshops and training.


  1. Provides information and referrals to individuals and community groups as needed.
  2. May drive groups to events, as assigned.
  3. Performs other duties as required. 


  • Maintains confidentiality of records and information in compliance with HIPAA. 


  • Represents the Town in a professional and courteous manner; observes and respects the dignity of all persons
  • Observes safe work practices
  • Observes state traffic laws


  • Regularly attends and is punctual for work
  • Works evenings, as scheduled, required

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE:                                                                                                        

  • Knowledge of
    • clinical counseling principles, practices and ethics
    • human development; couples and family systems theories; and multicultural issues
    • state traffic laws
    • Skills in

      • individual, couples and family counseling; group counseling; and crisis intervention

      • verbal communication, including the ability to explain concepts to individuals and groups

      • Ability to

        • maintain patient confidentiality

        • use sound clinical judgment

        • make ethical and effective intervention decisions

        • write clear and concise clinical notes and records

        • engage collaboratively with youth, families, colleagues, school personnel, and service providers

        • establish and maintain therapeutic alliances with diverse clients


  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work.  However, there may be some walking, standing, stooping, reaching, carrying items such as papers, books or files
  • Must be able to push/pull/lift objects of less than twenty (20) pounds and sit for prolonged periods.  Able to perform manipulative skills, which require hand-eye coordination such as keyboard skills
  • Must be able to see objects closely as in reading case histories
  • Must be able to hear normal sounds with background noise, distinguish voice patterns and communicate with speech as in using a telephone and making presentations
  • Must be able to attend to detail and concentrate for sixty (60) minutes or more with some interruptions, remember multiple assignments given over long periods of time and understand the theories behind several related concepts 


  • Master’s degree from a recognized college or university in social work, counseling, or a related field, including training and supervised experience in clinical practice
  • Two (2) years of experience providing individual, child, couples, family and group therapy
  • Experience presenting to small and large groups
  • Bilingual/Bicultural, Spanish/English skills helpful, but not required


  • State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health LCSW, LMFT, LPC; or, Psy.D. (if not licensed)
  • Valid driver’s license – (Depending on work assignment, Non-CDL “V” license may be required)

NOTE:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task and responsibility.  Incumbent must be able to perform essential duties with or without reasonable accommodation.


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