Job Description

Bilingual LCSW

First Choice Health Centers (FCHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) located in East Hartford, Manchester and Vernon, Connecticut. First Choice Health Centers’ mission as a community health center providing integrated care is to break down the social and economic barriers to wellness and healthy living while extending the viable and productive lives of those we serve. FCHC provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to all individuals, regardless of their ability to pay in one of the poorest areas in Connecticut.

Job Duties


  • Demonstrates ability to compile and complete assessment information in documenting comprehensive and relevant case formulations, and treatment planning
  • Demonstrates the ability to conduct ongoing risk assessments (i.e., SI, HI)

Treatment Planning:

  • Demonstrates ability to develop treatment plans that include observable and measurable goals and modify as necessary
  • Demonstrates the ability to integrate clients’ needs, strengths, and barriers to treatment


  • Provides individual therapy services to patients.
  • Provides group therapy services to patients
  • Provides family therapy services to patients

Crisis Intervention:

  • Able to perform de-escalation techniques while maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment


  • Provides extensive documentation of the case, including (based on program needs) Social History, progress notes and Treatment via E Clinical Works

Care Coordination:

  • Arranges aftercare and other needed services for patients. This also includes coordinating referrals of patients with primary substance abuse disorders to licensed substance abuse providers
  • Maintains connections with community providers including, as applicable, DCF, Judicial Department, DSS, DMHAS
  • Provides information for managed care companies, and performs reviews as applicable
  • Invites patients to participate in registries aimed at measuring the effectiveness of patient care

Patient Education:

  • Educates patients and their families about the benefits of receiving integrated care (i.e. Primary, Behavior Health and dental) at First Choice Health Centers

Performance Standards:

  • Participates in interdisciplinary huddles with clinical team to map out integrated BH/primary care needs of PTs
  • Meets productivity standards as defined in provider contract
  • Meets majority of PI goals


  • Maintains annual CEUs
  • Adheres to NASW ethical standards

Benefit Details:

Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental vision, holidays, PTO, 401K, LTD, STD

Additional benefits including CEU, license reimbursement, professional development

Sign-on bonus


How to Apply

please forward resume to


First Choice Health Centers East Hartford