Stonington Institute - Groton, CT

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Stonington Institute began serving recovering alcoholics in 1957 as Starlight Farms, a working farm where adults in recovery were introduced to the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Today, we are the longest continually operating, free-standing, voluntary treatment facility in New England. Our main campus is located in North Stonington, CT, in its original private and peaceful rural setting. We have additional clinical sites in Groton, CT. Transportation and off-campus housing assistance make our programs and services accessible to a statewide clientele. Those programs include: medical detoxification, rehabilitation/residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient treatment (both day and evening) and ambulatory detoxification, as well as residential addictions treatment for active duty and retired military service members. The Institute accepts private insurance, state-funded plans and self pay arrangements.

The Social Worker facilitates both educational and therapy groups for clients in the partial hospital program on a variety of topics, including spirituality, according to the program schedule. S/He documents client attendance and participation in group(s) according to facility procedures and regulatory/accreditation requirements. S/He also conducts bio-psycho-social assessments on newly admitted clients as requested. This position may carry a partial caseload when census indicates.

Work week is Monday through Friday.


Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Social Work or in related field (i.e., agency counseling, mental health counseling, etc.). At least one year experience running groups and conducting clinical assessments required, ideally in a mental health or substance abuse treatment environment. Ideal candidate is able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and as part of a team.

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