Are you an experienced social worker or counselor with a passion for helping court-involved youth to grow and succeed? Are you looking to take on a leadership role to create safe, therapeutic programming and environments for youth and families? Do you have a knack for program management and organization? Join The Village as our LYNC Assistant Program Director!
Linking Youth to Natural Communities (LYNC) is a center-based program for at-risk youth and families. LYNC provides supports and services to help court-involved youth, ages 12 - 17, overcome challenges and remain safely in the community. A comprehensive array of services target behavior change and recidivism reduction. Staff assess youth and families to develop individualized, strengths-based risk reduction plans to support youth success.
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!
Assists the Program Director in the overall coordination and implementation of a multi-site LYNC program. Responsible for direct supervision of Clinician, Service Specialists, and PLL staff, including training, supervision and performance management. Provides limited crisis management-oriented individual and/or family therapy, as needed, to LYNC youth and families while they are awaiting an appointment with qualified provider in their community. Also, administer the YLS/CMI when needed and/or bio-psycho-social assessment. Assists in implementing programmatic and agency priorities within the LYNC program. Ensure safe, therapeutic programming for youth and families and maintain strong relationships with community partners.
- Assists Program Director in the day to day operations of the program.
- Responsible for direct clinical and administrative supervision of Clinician, Service Specialists, and PLL Clinician and Case Manager, including training, clinical supervision and performance management.
- Works in concert with JBCSSD on program protocol for case referral, conferencing/communication, program case reporting and termination.
- Responsible for admissions and/or treatment coordination in the program.
- Ensure safe, therapeutic programming for youth.
- Responsible for quality assurance and utilization review.
- Continuously monitor program for improved service delivery.
- Communicate, coordinate and collaborate with collateral agencies, including JBCSSD, school systems, etc.
- Assist Program Director in administrative duties as needed.
- Attend various trainings and meetings as needed to meet the requirements of the position.
- Provide on-site availability to staff.
- Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team on a number of levels; within the LYNC program, within the agency and with other community team members. Responsible for sharing information, leading forums as needed and representing the agency in the community.
- Promote a positive milieu with a focus on learning by continuing to support clinical interns when appropriate, providing and supporting learning activities for staff that include ongoing training, group and individual supervision and timely, objective feedback on performance.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.
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