Renders diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents and families; Participates in Quality Assurance and Utilization Review for assigned cases; Assists in implementing programmatic and agency priorities within the ECC and Permanency programs
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. Services provided are in collaboration with DCF, schools, and other community based providers as needed.
- Provides direct services to children and their families which may include: Assessment and engagement; Provide DSM IV Diagnosis in consultation with Supervisor and Medical Director or designated Psychiatrist; Formulation and contracting for services or treatment plan; 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, and funding sources; Maintain productivity targets determined by service.
- Provision of service in the office, school, or other identified setting to meet the unique needs of families served.
- Maintains productivity targets. Licensed Clinician II sustains higher productivity expectations.
- Participates in Peer Consultation and Quality Assurance Reviews
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Acquiring and maintaining the needed skills in evidenced based models that the agency / program ascribe to
- Transport clients in personal vehicle as needed
- Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or other licensed counseling degree.
- State of CT license requires (i.e. LCSW, LPC, LMFT)
- Minimum of 2+ years of experience post graduate in an outpatient setting.
- Demonstrated ability to carry a higher caseload consistently; Clinician II position sustains higher productivity expectations.
- 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.
- Valid Connecticut Driver's License and ability to transfer clients in personal vehicle
- 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 Therapeutic Foster Care program (TFC) provides safe, nurturing foster homes for children ages 6-18 who have been exposed to trauma and may be challenged with emotional, behavioral and psychiatric issues. Through the use of wraparound services and support, TFC assists children in foster care to achieve their goal of a permanent home. Foster families receive extensive training, care management support, and support group opportunities. Outpatient therapy, case management, on-call support and referrals to other clinical services are available for foster children.
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