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Behavioral Health Clinician (LCSW, LMFT, PhD, or PsyD) - PHP Child and Adolescent

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Institute of Living


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: School year: Weekdays, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Summer: Weekdays 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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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.

The Institute of Living, one of the first mental health centers in the U.S., remains one of America’s leading not-for-profit centers for patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorder. Through our dedicated, experienced and skilled clinicians, we provide patients and their families with the highest quality of personalized care. Programs are offered for children, adolescents and adults struggling with mental illness as well as offering services specializing in Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Geriatric Services.

Job Summary

In the Child and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs, we treat 11-year-old to 18-year old’s who are still in high school, who present with a variety of diagnoses and at times, complex cases, who are transitioning from a higher level of care or, a preventative treatment to support youth from needing hospitalization.  The program is looking for a clinician who has experience in group psychotherapy, individual, and family work. The program works with youth and families to set treatment goals collaboratively.  Through group programming, youth can obtain a variety of skills and improve functioning in an environment with peers, providing prosocial experiences.  The program works collaboratively with the family of the youth, providing support and family sessions throughout the course of treatment.  

The role includes consistent collaboration with a clinical team inclusive of a case worker and medical oversight by a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist.  The clinician will need to understand insurance approval and reviews, assist with transition to lower levels of care, as well as complete and thorough documentation.  Experience with crisis management, high levels of care and acuity as well as serious mental illness is preferred.  Opportunities for ongoing training in family work, group processing, trauma informed care and weekly educational Grand Rounds are available.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Conduct initial clinical biopsychosocial and risk assessments of patients and families to determine group appropriateness.
  2. Lead process and skill groups, family therapy sessions and individual check-ins for children, adolescents and their families.
  3. Work within a multidisciplinary team consisting of a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, clinician, and bachelor’s level caseworker.
  4. Provide late night coverage twice a month until all clients have been picked up.
  5. Collaborate with systems of care involved with youth and families
  6. Provide support with educational advocacy as clinically indicated. 


  • LMSW/LCSW, LMFT, LPC, PhD, or PsyD licensed to practice in the state of CT required
  • Ability to meet requirements for internal credentialing in individual, group and family therapy required
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team
  • Previous experience with child and adolescent populations
  • Demonstrates competencies, including knowledge and behaviors, to meet age specific patient needs

We take great care of careers.

 As a Hartford Healthcare entity, The Hartford Hospital Institute of Living provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package and all the benefits of working in a thriving centrally located urban community:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs
  • Located on the Institute of Living’s historic park-like grounds designed by Frederick Law Ohlmsted

 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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