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), ambulatory detoxification and residential
substance abuse treatment for military servicemembers and their
dependents. The Institute accepts private insurance, state-funded
plans and self pay arrangements.
The Social Worker
is a master's level individual who will focus on assessments and
discharge planning, as well as provide education group facilitation
and client orientation services to adults with substance abuse and
co-occurring psychiatric disorders within the inpatient & detox
units. In conjunction with the Aftercare Coordinator, the Social
Worker develops and implements client discharge plans, with
particular attention paid to basic needs such as housing and
immediate aftercare and identifying barriers to
client’s recovery. The Social Worker is familiar
with appropriate referral sources within the community with the
intention of maximizing each client’s potential for success
beyond treatment. S/He establishes positive relationships with
clients and maintains contact with clients, clients’ families,
and other service providers in order to identify medical, clinical,
social and related needs of clients after treatment. All
services provided in conjunction with other members of the
multi-disciplinary treatment team.
This position has a
Sunday - Thursday workweek.
Master's in Social Work is MANDATORY, as is
experience working in a case management capacity with individuals
with co-occurring mental health diagnoses. CT licensure
as LCSW ideal, but not required. The successful
candidate is highly organized, computer literate, and a strong client
advocate. Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team consisting
of RNs, MDs, clinicians, and other members of the treatment team
involved with clients’ care is necessary.
Universal Health Services - 11 months ago