Position Openings for Two Outpatient Clinicians (Bilingual English/Spanish speaking a plus)
The mission of the Yale Child Study Center is to improve the mental health of children and families, advance understanding of their psychological and developmental needs, and treat and prevent childhood mental illness through the integration of research, clinical practice, and professional training. The Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children (OPCC) is an integral part of this mission.
Clinicians in the YCSC Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children provide a range of mental health treatment services to youth up to 18 years of age and their families. Many of the families served come from economically disadvantaged areas of Connecticut. These youth and families are often at high risk for mental health difficulties. Services provided at the OPCC may include assessment, crisis intervention, individual psychotherapy, family treatment, group therapy, parental guidance, education and skills training, advocacy and linkage to other services. Clinicians work closely with the youth, parents or other primary caretakers, and significant family members to address problems related to the youth’s behavior, social emotional needs and level of functioning. Clinicians will recognize and treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, aggression and other psychological disorders with appropriate treatment modalities, including the implementation of evidence-based treatments. As necessary, clinicians work with other professionals involved with the youth and family (e.g. school, pediatrician, DCF worker, Probation officer, other providers, etc.).
Clinicians are responsible for clinical evaluations and assessments and treatment plan development and implementation. They are expected to maintain up-to-date client records and summaries on all the youth and families treated. Clinicians participate in weekly clinical supervision, weekly clinic team meetings, and additional staff meetings as scheduled.
Each clinician is expected to have an average of 22 billable hours per week and to work two evenings per week. Clinicians work under the supervision of the OPCC Administrative Team, which is made up of the Director, Medical Director, Clinical Coordinator(s), Program Coordinator and the Intake Coordinator.
Salary and Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with experience and at the same level as similar positions at the Child Study Center Benefits includemedical, dental, life insurance, generous retirement benefits and paid time off, as well as access to world renowned speakers and trainings on an ongoing basis.
Education, Experience, and Qualifications
Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, or related human service field is required. Candidates should be licensed or license eligible in the state of Connecticut. Candidates in social work should have their LCSW or Connecticut LMSW credential.
To apply please send a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, including provision of evidence-based treatments and your clinical experience with children and families, particularly the underserved. In addition, please send your current resume, and three letters of reference to Michele Goyette-Ewing, PhD, Yale Child Study Center, 230 South Frontage Road, New Haven CT 06520