ABOUT THE SHORT TERM FAMILY INTEGRATED TREATMENT
The Village’s S-FIT is a short-term crisis stabilization program, which uses a trauma-informed, relational, brief solution focused family approach to treatment. Youth can stay in milieu up to 14 days. The program provides individual, group and family therapy as well as psychiatric consultations, nursing services, care coordination, educational support and advocacy as well as aftercare follow-up.
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 Youth Counselor is responsible for providing a therapeutic milieu to adolescents with psychiatric illness in need of short-term, intensive treatment. He/she is responsible for supervising, guiding, teaching, and serving as a role model to youth utilizing a gender specific, relational, trauma informed, strength- based, culturally competent behavior model to ensure that the safety and individual goals of each client are achieved. The Youth Counselor is also responsible for providing coaching, teaching and advocacy to parents of youth in the milieu. The Youth Counselor reinforces the policies and philosophy of the organization while maintaining professional communication, verbal and written, with internal and external team members to ensure a strong team approach. He/she is an integral part of the treatment team and provides support to both the youth and his/her family while in residence and following his/her return to the community.
- Provides teaching, coaching and support to youth and families that enables the emotional and social growth of clients by establishing limits, boundaries and encouraging healthy relationships, a sense of community, responsibility, and accountability for behavior based on each client’s individual goals.
- Teaches clients interpersonal skills and good work and study habits as well as job and life skills in preparation for a healthy and productive adjustment upon discharge.
- Safely transport clients as needed to school, visits, activities, etc.
- Interact with children in a positive, nurturing, therapeutic manner.
- Facilitate or co-facilitate therapeutic groups.
- Assists in planning, supervising and facilitation of the daily and therapeutic activities of clients, including bedtime and morning activities as well as working, studying, sports, etc.
- Conduct any other related work to insure that the physical and emotional needs of the children are met and that the program continues to operate effectively.
- Responsible for ensuring assigned activities/tasks are completed each day.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Assist on program/agency task force and committees or initiatives
- Use supervision and trainings to ensure professional growth and needed skills in the milieu
- Participates in staff meetings, in-service training programs and workshops or conferences as required by the agency
- Maintain required trainings and certification identified by agency as required to perform job
- Maintains safety aspects of residential living by recognizing and correcting conditions, which are or could be safety hazards.
- Performs food preparation and assistance, nutrition services, housekeeping and maintenance of clothes, linens, as assigned.
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 â€“ 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