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Crisis Clinician-EMPS- New Britain

New Britain, CT, USA Req #151
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Wheeler's vision is that all people will have the opportunity to grow, change and live healthier, productive lives.  Our mission is to provide equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.


The Crisis Clinician provides crisis assessment, intervention and stabilization clinical and case management services for children birth through age 19.   The clinician will foster positive working relationships with clients, families, providers, educators and outside key stakeholders and utilize a strength based-solution focused model of care.  The Crisis Clinician will utilize a team approach.



Doctoral degree in Psychology or Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, or Counseling.  May graduates are encouraged to apply.


Licensure Requirements for Clinical Positions

Must hold one of the following credentials to start employment: LMSW, LCSW, LMFTA, LMFT, LPCA, LPC or licensed or license-eligible Psychologist in the State of Connecticut.



New Britain, CT



Full time



Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

- For Good Health

- Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance

- Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution

- Wellness Programs

- Free annual flu shots

- For a Secure Future

- Company paid Life and AD&D insurance

- Company paid long-term disability insurance

- For Retirement

- 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees

- For Career Advancement

- Education Reimbursement Program

- Training and development opportunities

- For Work Life Balance

- Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave

- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling

- Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services



Conducts program specific screening and evaluation, and formulates diagnosis in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). Develops and documents, clear clinical formulations, crisis and treatment plans that are individualized and measurable, developed in collaboration with the client/family and others as relevant.

Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology, crisis theory and other behavioral health concerns and primary modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention. Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols. Utilizes best practices and evidenced based practice models where appropriate and adheres to model and program expectations.

Provides mobile service in community settings outside of the office (e.g., homes, schools, hospitals, institutions, other community locations) as defined by the program. May transport clients to appointments or linkages as appropriate.

Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external levels of care, referral processes and resources. Makes clinically appropriate referrals for identified service needs in a timely manner.

Communicates in a positive, effective manner with client, family, and all internal and external providers. Attends any required meetings.


May work with emergency departments, inpatient units and congregate care providers to identify and coordinate crisis and diversionary planning for  high needs youth in need of intensive community based planning to prevent multiple admissions to such settings and otherwise promote the use of EMPS to coordinate intensive plans for high needs youth.


May participate in community based meetings and conference calls with emergency departments, inpatient units, congregate care providers, other EMPS providers and  the Department of Children and Families to assist in care planning and  to address system issues which may impact increased emergency department and inpatient unit utilization of high needs youth.


With assistance from Program Manager and other leadership, may coordinate with other EMPS team members to provide intensive follow-up care and stabilization to identify high needs youth.

Meets direct service productivity goals as defined by program. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.

Documents all client related information in compliance with agency policy and contractor requirements.

Attends all EMPS trainings as required by the EMPS Performance Improvement Center.

Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.

Wheeler Clinic is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

Other details

  • Job Function 8864
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
  • New Britain, CT, USA