Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program Positions


CommuniCare is pleased to share the news that we have been awarded a new contract through the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).  This new program is entitled Bettor Choice Treatment Program and will work to deliver problem gambling treatment services for people in DMHAS Region 2.  This roughly covers the areas of New Haven and Middletown.  We will embed these services at the clinics of our partner agencies of BHcare, Inc. and Bridges Healthcare, Inc. in Branford, Ansonia and Milford.  In addition, we will be developing an office in Middletown to best serve the needs of that community.


We are excited to add this program to our existing DMHAS services of South Central Crisis Services and Latino Behavioral Health Services that benefit the communities and clients of our partners at BHcare and Bridges.


We are currently in the hiring process.  If interested in applying, please click on the links below.  These postings can also be found on our website at or at



Program Manager

Manages the day to day operations of the Problem Gambling Bettor Choice program. Carries a small caseload.  Supports the goals and mission of CommuniCare by ensuring the provision of the highest standard of problem gambling clinical care in the clinic sites.  Requires current CT License (LCSW, LADC, LPC or LMFT) and International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC-I Or ICGC-II) or pending certification within one year.



Clinician (Full Time and Part Time)
Support the goals of CommuniCare by providing problem gambling-specific clinical services based on best practices to individuals in the outpatient and intensive outpatient levels of care while collaborating with psychiatrist and treatment team in diagnosis and treatment plan.  Requires current CT License (LCSW, LADC, LPC or LMFT) and Specialty Certificate in Problem Gambling (SCPG) or International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC-I Or ICGC-II).
Recovery Support Specialist (Part Time)
The Recovery Support Specialist is an advocate who is able, through personal experience, to relate to the client’s process of recovery.  The Recovery Support Specialist provides support and educational opportunities to promote self-advocacy and independence both individually and in groups.  Requires HS diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s preferred.  Proven experience working individually and in group settings.  Must be well along in own recovery process from problem gambling.


Please let me know if I can assist in any way or answer any questions that you have.


John O’Rourke, LCSW

Director of Programs

85 Willow Street

Building A, Suite 3

New Haven, CT 06511

Tel: (203) 553-7234 ext. 16