Social Worker - Addiction Medicine Consult Service

Yale New Haven Health SystemYale New Haven Health System

New Haven,Connecticut,United States
Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

With the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CT) or a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (RI), the social worker will perform professional social work services to patients, families and social work consultation to the interdisciplinary teams in the Yale New Haven Health System. Supervision means face to face case review and consultation between one supervisor and one supervisee until the supervisee obtains Licensed Clinical Social Worker in accordance with the State of Connecticut regulations/ licensure for Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in accordance with the State of Rhode Island regulations.



  • 1. Social Work Clinical Practice:
    • 1.1 Interact professionally with persons from diverse developmental, cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, lifestyles, and abilities.
  • 2. Professional Development:
    • 2.1 Maintain and enhance knowledge base and skill set through educational opportunities and meet expectations set forth by the State licensure, Hospital and departmental standards.




Master's Degree from an accredited School of Social Work.




Minimum of one field placement from an accredited School of Social Work.




Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) from the State of Connecticut, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from the State of Rhode Island, or those holding licenses from other states, will need an 'endorsement' and meet the State of Connecticut or Rhode Island license requirements.




The Social Worker will possess the following special skills: empathy, active listening, critical thinking, strong organizational and computer skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with and advocate for patients and families


Additional Information

Experience providing outreach and engagement; psychosocial assessment and psychiatric evaluation; individual, family and group intervention; evidence-based treatments; clinical case management; and disposition planning for individuals with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Knowledge of the substance use service delivery system and recovery community. Experience in a hospital setting strongly preferred.

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