Renders diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services to children,
adolescents and families; Participates in Quality Assurance and
Utilization Review for assigned cases; Assists in implementing
programmatic and agency priorities within the ECC and Permanency programs.
Each clinician will serve as the parent-child clinician for six of
the 12 families on a full caseload, and as the individual / substance
abuse clinician for the other six of the 12 families. FBR Services
will provide training in both components of the model to each
clinician during the initial training. FBR Services will also provide
ongoing training and support to the each clinician during weekly
consultations and quarterly trainings.
The two (2) clinician roles are as follows:
(a) Parent-child Clinician: The parent-child clinician will
deliver interventions to facilitate positive parent-child interactions
and optimal child development. The parent-child clinician’s main focus
will be the parent’s relationship with the index child (age birth to
36 months) and the systems that interact with the index child.
However, all children in the house will be assessed by the
parent-child clinician for possible interventions and advocacy with
systems (i.e. educational, medical, and legal).
(b) Individual/Substance Abuse Clinician: The individual clinician
will deliver interventions that target parental sobriety and
psychological well-being. She/he will engage the client in
discussions and treatment for any co-morbid mental health issues and
co-constructs treatment goals for sobriety, education, employment,
healthy relationships, family communication, and legal issues.
- Provision of service in the office, school, or other identified
setting to meet the unique needs of families served.
- Participates in Peer Consultation and Quality Assurance Reviews
- Works as a team member with other clinical and administrative
staff to respond to client and programmatic needs, including the
implementation of agency policies, procedures, and initiatives.
- Partners with Supervisor to identify and develop plans for
- With Supervisor’s approval, partners with other program or
clinical staff to identify and develop approaches to address
clients’ unmet needs or service gaps.
- Contributes to program functioning by assuming responsibility for
special tasks or leadership in special projects as appropriate.
- Contributes to agency organizational life by participating in
agency wide task forces, committees or problem solving teams as appropriate.
- Contributes to agency visibility and development of community
linkages by representing the Village in community groups or committees.
- Acquiring and maintaining the needed skills in evidenced based
models that the agency / program ascribe to.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.
Family-Based Recovery ensures that children develop optimally in
drug-free, safe and stable homes with their parent(s).
Integrating in-home, attachment-based parent-child therapy and
substance use treatment, Family-Based Recovery minimizes children’s
risk of abuse and/or neglect, poor developmental outcomes and/or
removal due to parental substance use.
Treatment includes 3 in-home visits per week, 2 that target parental
sobriety and psychological wellbeing and 1 with the parent and child
to strengthen bonding and promote the child’s healthy development.
Group meetings with parents who are struggling with similar issues are
Case management services help parents identify basic needs and
connects them with support services, such as housing assistance,
access to transportation and health insurance.
Assessments, intervention and advocacy are available for children, as
well as psychiatric evaluation for parents and medication management
Staff are accessible 24/7 via an on-call system to assist in
developing safety plans when clients are in crisis or at high risk of relapse.
- Clinical degree in social work, psychology, or other
licensed-eligible counseling degree
- Bilingual/bicultural skills preferred.
- Cultural competency to serve a diverse population
- Strong diagnostic, assessment and treatment skills for individual,
family and group therapy.
- Extensive experience working with culturally diverse urban
populations, a wide age range, and a variety of clinical presentations.
- Knowledge of mental health, child welfare systems, and community resources.
- Good organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to function autonomously in day to day responsibilities;
yet, seek consultation appropriately when needed.
- Proficiency with word processing and general computer skills.
- Physically able to perform the essential functions of the
position, with or without reasonable accommodations. These
responsibilities include but are not limited to, the ability to
function safely in a therapeutic situation, including provision of
services in client homes or host settings.
About The Program
Family-Based Recovery ensures that children develop optimally in drug-free, safe and stable homes with their parent(s).Integrating in-home, attachment-based parent-child therapy and substance use treatment, Family-Based Recovery minimizes children’s risk of abuse and/or neglect, poor developmental outcomes and/or removal due to parental substance use.
About The Village
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If you’d like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!
The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents, including:
- Medical and Prescription Coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Annual on-site flu clinics
- Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
- Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance
- 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match
Advancement in your Career
- Annual Professional License Reimbursement
- Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
- Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program – National Health Service Corp (NHSC)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential counseling services
- Paid Holidays
- Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave