Are you passionate and enthusiastic about working with families and empowering them to navigate the service system on their own? Does the opportunity to get exposure to different aspects of the family dynamics and the systems that are impacting families and their functioning seem intriguing to you? If so, we have the perfect position for you allowing you the opportunity to work on part of a multidisciplinary team where all of your input and perspectives are valued and you are able to touch multiple aspects of our clients live ultimately improving functioning for the whole family system. In this role, there is the structure of the IICAPS model, supervision and training provided, yet the flexibility to try out new interventions and cater our treatment to best meet the needs of the families and children we serve.
Provides intensive home based services to children at risk for psychiatric hospitalization. Services provided include individual and family therapy, parenting skills training, around the clock crisis support, extensive case management, and advocacy. IICAPS operates from a team approach and consists of a Clinician and Mental Health Counselor, both of whom participate in sessions and treatment meetings. Participates in implementation of treatment plan, modifying as appropriate during the course of service; Services provided are in collaboration with DCF, schools, and other community based providers. Team is responsible for attending Rounds and group supervision weekly and maintaining clinical documentation according to licensing, accreditation, Medicaid, and Yale requirements. Purposes of services are to stabilize the child in the home and transition to traditional outpatient services, improve family functioning, and connect the child with the community in a positive way. There is expected consultation and coordination care with Psychiatric providers if appropriate. Must maintain productivity targets determined by Service and remain current on all model training requirements.
- Clinical Master's 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
IICAPS works to decrease the amount of time children ages 3-18 spend in inpatient hospitals and residential facilities due to psychiatric and behavioral challenges. Specifically, IICAPS serves children who are unable to be discharged safely from institutional treatment due to a lack of home and/or community resources, children at risk for psychiatric institutional-based treatment, or children who have been unresponsive to clinic-based services. The program works with families and children to provide the skills and resources they need for the child to stabilize at home. Services include individual and family therapy and extensive case management.
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