Employment Application
 The APT Foundation currently has openings for the following position(s):

Licensed Clinician:  Full Time, 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  Schedule Determined by Program Need.  Provides intake assessments, group and individual counseling to patients in one of our outpatient clinics, through a comprehensive, recovery-oriented and trauma-informed treatment process.  Professional Requirements:  Master’s Degree + licensed by the State of Connecticut (LPC, LADC, LCSW, LMFT).

Employment Specialist: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week, benefit eligible.  Monday through Friday schedule, workday based on the needs of the clinic.  Job Responsibilities:  Under the direct supervision of the APT Vocational Services (AVS) Manager, works as part of the clinical team to provide non-traditional vocational rehabilitation to clients.  Establishes initial contacts with the business community to develop employment slots for clients; maintains favorable relationships with the employer in the community, labor organizations, and the CT State Employment Service; performs job analysis and consultations to community employers to identify and eliminate barriers to employment of people with disabilities; provides orientation and vocational assessment of clients requesting vocational services; assists individuals to understand and overcome social, economic and/or emotional problems that pose a barrier to employment; provides vocational counseling to clients on a one-to-one or group basis and develops Individual Employment Plans; administers interest testing and utilizes other instruments to assist in determining appropriate career goals; facilitates pre-vocational and job seeking skills groups on and off site; makes appropriate referrals for housing, transportation, childcare, clothing, substance abuse or mental health treatment services; provides necessary monitoring for clients placed at the worksite; works closely with clients and transports them when necessary to assist with securing employment; prepares resumes and cover letters for job ready clients; paperwork completed accurately and on a timely basis; other duties as assigned.  Professional Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in human service field preferred.  2 years’ experience working within the Mental Health/Substance Use field.  Must have valid CT Driver’s License.  Willing to travel to all APT locations.  Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Clinic Safety Staff: Full Time, 36 hours:  4 (9 hour) days + benefits.  Schedule determined by clinic needs–will include early mornings and Saturdays.  The safety staff monitors program area and grounds to ensure safety of all staff and patients during medicating hours.  Assists clinic staff in managing crowds in the lobby and medicating areas during high volume periods.  Provides backup assistance to staff and patients.  Must maintain patient confidentiality at all times.  Professional Requirements:  Minimum 1 year experience in security position with valid CT Guard Card preferred, or equivalent work experience.  Bilingual Spanish preferred.

Research Assistant 1: Part time 15 hours per week.  Not benefit eligible.  The current grant will go to October 2021 with a possible extension.  The person who holds this position will assist with day-to-day operations of the research study entitled “Methadone vs. Buprenorphine Therapy for Opioid Dependence:  Diet and Metabolic Implications.”  The goal of the study is to examine differences in sugar intake, weight gain and HbA1c levels between patients undergoing methadone maintenance treatment versus buprenorphine-naloxone treatment therapy.  The research assistant will report to Drs. Shristi Rawal and Roman Shrestha, the Primary Investigators.  The Research Assistant (RA) will work on IRB protocols, participant recruitment and data collection.  Professional Requirements:  Minimum Bachelor’s degree.  Candidate must have completed a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Public Health, Nutrition, Psychology, biomedical sciences, or related field.  Masters preferred.  Preferably experienced with research or clinical experience assisting human participants, using PubMed and doing scientific writing.  Must be willing to have a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the participants.

Project Coordinator:  Full time 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  Schedule determined by project need.  Primary foci:  to interact and communicate with both internal and external contacts on a variety of projects; to coordinate the activities of the multidisciplinary team; to monitor timely completion of all project milestones and recruitment goals; to organize and analyze data for reports, presentations and publications, to write relevant reports, including but not limited to progress reports, grant renewals, letters of collaboration, memoranda of agreement, and other matters as directed.  Professional Requirements:  Master’s level preferred.  4-5 years relevant experience, including experience overseeing a multi-site program.  Extensive research, organizational, budget and management skills.  Superb interpersonal, writing and communication skills.  The Project Coordinator will work under the general supervision of the CEO or her designee.

Maintenance Worker 1:  Full time 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  Duties include but are not limited to the following: general repairs such as painting, patching walls, hanging shelves and landscaping; moving and arranging office equipment such as desks, file cabinets, and other office supplies; inspecting the assigned building daily for adequate heat, lighting and ventilation to confirm that these systems are working properly and are properly cleaned; performing janitorial tasks as required; supervising the receipt and shipment of various materials and/or equipment; other tasks as assigned.  Must be available for after-hours emergencies and possible on call hours as needed.  Professional Requirements:  Must have High School diploma or equivalent and valid CT Driver’s License.  General knowledge of facilities maintenance needed.  Trade license and/or certification in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC helpful.

Counselor:  Full Time, 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  Schedule determined by the needs of the clinic.  Provide group counseling to patients receiving Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) through comprehensive, recovery-oriented and trauma-informed treatment planning and implementation.  Meet weekly with Clinical Supervisor and/or Program Director to review caseloads, for clinical supervision and professional development.  Participate in weekly treatment team and staff meetings to review patient treatment plans.  Facilitate patient interventions and agency initiatives.  Attendance is punctual and reliable, and necessary absences are planned in advance.  Professional Requirements:  Minimum requirements for Counselor I:  BA or BS in Human Services + active pursuit of CAC/CADC certification, or Associates Degree + CAC/CADC certification.  Minimum requirements for Counselor II:  BA or BS + CAC/CADC certification + experience.

Staff Nurse (LPN) Position – Central Medical Unit:  Full Time, 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  Schedule determined by clinic needs.  Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Supervisor, the Staff Nurse serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team, providing services to patients in the Central Medical Unit.  Must have blood draw experience and be Phlebotomy certified.  Professional Requirements:  The ideal candidate must possess current and valid licensure as an LPN and Phlebotomy certification.  Prior experience in the mental health and/or substance abuse field preferred. 

Staff Nurse Position – Outpatient Setting / Outpatient and Department of Corrections (DOC):  Full Time, 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  Schedule determined by clinic needs.  Will include some weekends.  Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Supervisor, the Staff Nurse serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team, providing services to DOC patients receiving Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD).  Attendance is punctual and reliable, and necessary absences must be planned in advance.  In addition, the ideal candidate must be willing to work in a high stress environment, must be able to manage multiple competing tasks, and demonstrate competency as a collaborative team member.  Professional Requirements:  The ideal candidate must possess current and valid licensure as an RN.  Experienced LPN will be considered with a minimum of 3 years in mental health and/or substance misuse necessary.  Must have a valid CT Driver’s License.  Must be ready to work as part of our DOC team, including eligibility for all DOC requirements including passing their background check.

Patient Care Associate (PCA) Positions – Residential Setting:  Full time 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  2nd shift schedule, 3-11 including weekends.  Under the general supervision of the Program Director and Residential Coordinator, this is a front line position maintaining appropriate patient traffic flow within the residential setting, including but not limited to: greeting and checking in all patients, providing appropriate diagnostic tests as required by staff, and entering data into APT’s patient clinical management system.  Must be comfortable administering urinalysis tests.  Professional Requirements:  Associates Degree or 2 years post-secondary education, or equivalent combination of training and education.

The APT Foundation maintains an active pool of candidates by accepting resumes for all positions on an ongoing basis.

Last updated Monday July 12, 2021

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