Announcing an exciting opportunity to join a growing team of dedicated professionals providing cutting edge mental health and trauma-focused treatment services. The Village is a leading provider of client-focused and evidence-based care for adults struggling with trauma and other emotional issues. Our program utilizes best practice models of treatment, including feedback-informed, solution focused, and other evidence-based treatment models to assist our clients in achieving real changes. Outpatient individual and group therapy services are available to meet each client’s individual needs. Depending on experience, additional duties may include supervising other clinicians or students and identifying future treatment initiatives.
JOB SUMMARY: Provides diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services to older adolescents and adults using evidence-based practices and feedback-informed therapy models; Coordinates with client and family, as appropriate, to develop person- and/or family-centered Treatment Plan; Serves as member of multi-disciplinary team, collaborating with clinical staff, primary care providers, community support workers/programs, and peers; Provides clinical, and administrative supervision to staff and interns, when assigned; Participates in Quality Assurance and Utilization Review for the agency; Assists in implementing programmatic and agency priorities within the clinical programs.
RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to):
- Provides evidence-based, feedback informed, outcome oriented services to adolescents, adults, groups and families. Specific tasks may include:
- Assessment and engagement of clients. If the candidate is a psychologist, assessment may include psychological testing, as appropriate
- Providing DSM 5 Diagnosis in consultation with Supervisor and Medical Director or designated Psychiatrist
- Development of client-focused, client-directed treatment plans
- Implementation of treatment plan, modifying it as appropriate during the course of treatment
- Discharge planning which may include linkages to community support services
- Case management services
- Clinical documentation required by agency and program policies, HIPAA regulations, Joint Commission standards and funding sources.
- Reaching productivity targets determined by service.
- Utilizing client-generated feedback to inform clinical activities and practice; monitoring and tracking such information; documenting client information in the client record
- Completes, accurately and on time, all clinical documentation and reports, and any other documentation and reports required by agency and program policies and funding sources,.
- When assigned, provides clinical and/or administrative supervision to staff members and interns, including orientation, evaluation, and support/monitoring of staff development.
- Participates in individual/group/team supervision, clinical quality improvement and Quality Assurance activities; participates in Utilization Review.
- 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.
- Collaborates with Peer staff and Community Support staff to assist in connecting client(s) to supportive services and activities in the community.
- Partners with Supervisor to identify and develop plans for professional growth.
- 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.
- Participates in Clinical Supervisor and management trainings to develop/enhance supervisory skills, when requested.
- Contributes to agency organizational life by participating in agency wide task forces, committees or problem solving teams, as requested.
- Contributes to agency visibility and development of community linkages by representing the Village in community groups or committees, when directed by Supervisor.
- Acquires and maintains the needed skills in evidenced based and feedback-informed models that the agency/program utilizes.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.
- Educational Requirements: Master’s Degree in a relevant field or PhD/PsyD in Psychology
- Licensure Requirements: CT license as LCSW, LMFT, LPC or Psychologist
- Experience Level: At least two years’ experience working with individuals/groups/families
- Specific Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements: Extensive experience working with culturally diverse populations, a wide age range, and a variety of clinical presentations; Strong diagnostic, assessment and treatment skills for individual, family and group therapy; Willingness to learn and apply cutting-edge treatment models and practice outside traditional orientations; Knowledge of mental health treatment, adult treatment system, and community resources; Proficiency with word processing and general computer skills
- Personal Characteristics: Good organizational, communication and supervisory skills; Ability to function autonomously in day to day responsibilities, yet, seek consultation appropriately when needed.
- Cultural Competency: Bilingual/bicultural skills strongly preferred; Cultural competency to serve a diverse population;
- Physical Abilities: Physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations. These essential functions include, but are not limited to the ability to function safely in a therapeutic situation.
About The Program
The Village’s Adult Services program helps people unlock their inner strengths, grow healthy and stable, and develop the ability to overcome challenges that life throws at them. By offering many proven treatment models, we are able to find one that best meets each client’s needs. Services available for adults include mental health counseling, focused trauma treatment services and substance abuse treatment. Services are provided in English and Spanish.
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