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Behavioral Health Clinician (LCSW, PhD, or PsyD) - Ayer Neurosciences Neuroimmunology

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Institute of Living


Southington, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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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.

The Division of Health Psychology at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is pleased to announce a position opening for a full-time behavioral health clinician (LCSW) to support the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Multiple Sclerosis Center. The Multiple Sclerosis Center, located in Southington, CT, is staffed by an interdisciplinary treatment team dedicated to providing comprehensive care to individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis. 

Job Summary

The behavioral health clinician is an integral and collaborative team member.  Interdisciplinary collaboration is frequent. The clinician should have experience providing both clinical and case management services within a medical setting (inpatient and/or outpatient). The behavioral health clinician should be comfortable assessing, treating, and providing appropriate level of care referrals regarding a wide range of co-occurring mood and substance use disorders. The behavioral health clinician should have experience in the identification, referral to, and navigation of various disease-specific, local, state and federal resources to target and address health disparities. The behavioral health clinician should have a demonstrated history of facilitating and maintaining strong internal and external community partnerships.

 Job Responsibilities

  1. Providing brief evidence-based psychological interventions (individual, family, and group) to adults living with MS and psychological comorbidities (i.e. depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment, etc).
  2. Provide psychoeducation surrounding MS to patients and care partners.
  3. Independent maintenance of treatment records and timely documentation.
  4. Data management including tracking symptoms and treatment outcomes.
  5. Participating in regular psychology team and neuroscience program meetings.
  6. Support group development and facilitation.
  7. Identify and provide direct support to patients navigating disease-specific, local, state and federal resources (financial, transportation, housing, etc).
  8. Conduct periodic needs assessments of clinic and provide appropriate referral information and education to staff members surrounding behavioral health topics.


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Connecticut.
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-directed and capable of working independently. 

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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