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Community Support Specialist - Behavioral Health

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Meriden, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Work where every moment matters.
Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.
Rushford Center, one of Connecticut’s leading providers of addiction and mental health services, is nationally recognized for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We offer a wide range of programs including Acute Care and Evaluation, Residential Addiction Treatment, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient programs and Community Support Programs. Through the passion of our specialists, we continue to treat every patient with care, compassion and respect, while providing affordable and accessible services.

Job Summary

 The employee will provide a comprehensive array of rehabilitation services for individuals with mental illness (who may also have a co-occurring substance use disorder) both in Community Support/Recovery Pathways (CSP/RP) and the Partial Hospital/Intensive Outpatient (PHP/IOP) programs. Assessing client needs, leading daily psycho-educational groups, planning and linkage to appropriate services, advocacy as well as providing outreach and engagement are essential job functions. Coordinate and provide services within an integrated and recovery oriented system of care.



  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent with significant experience that relates to the population served.

  • Requires current, valid Connecticut driver's license. Must qualify for Public Service License. 

  • Previous work experience with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, preferred.

  • Basic working knowledge of personal computers and software applications.

  • Will have either completed or be eligible to complete a DMHAS approved certification program for Recovery Support Services.

As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Rushford provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire, including paid holidays
  • Higher Education Partnerships with select universities and colleges.
  • Tuition reimbursement. HHC provides the maximum benefit allowed by the IRS to cover educational expenses with no additional tax burden for you.
  • Success Sharing Program
  • Leadership growth opportunities and trainings
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs     
  • Flexible schedule

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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