The Clinician provides direct services to clients, in the office, school, or other identified setting to meet the unique needs of families served. Unlicensed clinicians are hired prior to obtaining their license to practice as mental health practitioners (i.e. psychology, social work, LMFT, LPC, LADC). Unlicensed clinicians will receive supervision by a licensed clinician, and may be offered training opportunities. When eligible, all unlicensed clinicians are expected to obtain licensure in order to be considered for ongoing employment at The Village. This position's focus area will be utilizing art therapy.
- Direct services may include, but not limited to:
- Conducts comprehensive clinical assessments and engagement
- Determines DSM V Diagnosis in consultation with Supervisor and Medical Director or designated Psychiatrist, as needed
- Develops treatment plans and contracts for services
- Implements treatment plans, modifying it as appropriate during the course of treatment
- Discharge planning, which may include linkages to community support services
- Provides case management services
- Completes clinical documentation required by agency and program policies, HIPAA regulations, and funding sources
- Maintains productivity targets determined by service
- Participates and presents in Peer Consultation and Quality Assurance Reviews.
- Fosters collaboration with other clinical and administrative staff to respond to client and programmatic needs, including the implementation of agency policies, procedures, and initiatives.
- Partners with other program or clinical staff to identify and develop approaches to address clients’ unmet needs or service gaps.
- Acquires and maintains the needed skills in evidenced based models that the agency/program ascribe to.
- Partners with Supervisor to identify and develop plans for professional growth.
- Contributes to program functioning by assuming responsibility for special tasks or leadership in special projects as appropriate.
- Contributes to agency organizational life by participating in agency wide task forces, committees or problem solving teams as appropriate.
- Contributes to agency visibility and development of community linkages by representing the Village in community groups or committees.
- MSW or equivalent required with a minimum of 3 years’ post graduate clinical experience preferred
- Clinical degree in social work, psychology, or other licensed-eligible counseling degree
- Art Therapy
- LMSW or equivalent required and licensed eligible
- Counseling "A" endorsement
- Must be able to function independently and be able to seek guidance when necessary
- 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; Cultural competency to serve a diverse population
- Knowledge of mental health, child welfare systems, and community resources
- Ability to write professional/clinical reports and correspondence
- Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
- Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and web browsers effectively
- Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV)
- Good knowledge of a variety of therapeutic interventions and models emphasizing empirically validated interventions
- Skill to maintain a professional, confidential work environment
- Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time in an efficient manner
- Ability to relate to children and families in a positive manner
- Ability to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries with children and families
- Good organizational and communication skills
- Bilingual/bi-cultural skills preferred
**For Art Therapists or Counselors - must have the "a" endorsement from CT Department of Public Health
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