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Behavioral Health Clinician LCSW, LPC- Emergency Dept

Norwich, Connecticut · 57,000 - 94,000
Position: Behavioral Health Clinician LCSW, LPC- Emergency Dept
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Norwich, CT
Salary:  $61,000 - 102,000 annual salary

The ARRA Group, a boutique healthcare recruitment firm, is working closely with an award-winning Hospital to hire a Licensed Behavioral Health Psychiatric Clinician to provide crisis intervention and psychiatric assessment services in the Emergency Department.

The Emergency Department is a critical entry point for individuals seeking immediate psychiatric care.  This position requires a solid commitment to delivering timely, trauma-informed care to individuals experiencing acute psychiatric distress and facilitating appropriate referrals for ongoing treatment and support.

  • Conduct rapid psychiatric assessments of patients presenting to the Emergency Department with acute mental health concerns, including suicidality, psychosis, substance use disorders, and other psychiatric emergencies.
  • Collaborate with medical providers, nurses, and crisis intervention teams to triage patients and develop individualized crisis intervention plans to ensure patient safety and stabilization.
  • Provide crisis counseling, de-escalation techniques, and brief supportive interventions to patients and their families following best practices and evidence-based guidelines.
  • Liaise with community mental health resources, crisis hotlines, and inpatient psychiatric facilities to facilitate timely referrals and arrange appropriate levels of care for patients requiring ongoing treatment and support.

  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited program.
  • Current licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Connecticut.
  • Experience providing crisis intervention and psychiatric assessment services in an emergency department or similar setting.
  • Strong clinical assessment and diagnostic skills, proficient in conducting rapid psychiatric assessments and formulating crisis intervention plans.

Why You'll Love It
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with employer-matching
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick leave, holidays)
  • Continuing education allowance and opportunities for professional development
  • A supportive work environment with opportunities for growth and advancement


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