Are you interested in making a difference in a child’s life? Do you enjoy working with children and families in a clinical capacity geared towards assisting them in meeting their therapeutic needs? Do you enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team environment in a clinic or school where you have multiple learning opportunities through evidenced based practices to make a difference? If so we have the perfect position for you, allowing you the opportunity to grow and use creative, effective interventions in a team environment that emphasizes cutting edge skills.
Provides clinic based services to children and families who have demonstrated (or are at risk for) low engagement in outpatient clinical services within traditional clinic settings. Services provided include individual and family therapy, parenting skills training, crisis management as needed and case management. Skills utilized include of a range of engagement skills with difficult-to-engage child and family clients as well as family advocacy and family therapy.
Participates in the development and implementation of treatment plans modifying as appropriate during the course of service. Services provided are in collaboration with DCF, schools, and other community based providers as needed.
Clinicians are responsible for attending weekly individual supervision and group supervision as needed, in addition to maintaining clinical documentation according to licensing, accreditation, Medicaid, and DCF requirements. Purposes of services are to increase utilization of services by difficult-to-engage child and family clients, and transition to traditional clinic-based outpatient services thereafter. There is expected consultation and coordination of care with Psychiatric providers.
Must maintain productivity targets determined by service and remain current on all model training requirements.
- Master's degree in social work, psychology, or other licensed-eligible counseling degree with experience in early childhood development required
- 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
The Village’s Enhanced Care Clinic provides high-quality treatment for children in the Greater Hartford area facing psychiatric, behavioral and emotional challenges is provided through the Enhanced Care Clinic in several Hartford schools and throughout the community. Clinicians help children and youth ages 3 to 20 and their parents/family members to identify behavioral health challenges and recognize and build on their strengths to increase emotional and behavioral functioning.Counseling promotes personal growth and development among parents and their children by helping them cope with psychosocial problems including parenting, behavioral problems, family conflict, sexual abuse, victim trauma and substance abuse. Treatment is culturally-competent, time-sensitive, solution-focused and community-centered.
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