Do you enjoy leading a team of committed professionals? Are you interested in making a real difference in the lives of children and families? If so, the Director of Extended Day Treatment Programs is the position for you!
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of designated residential permanency and/or treatment program(s).
- Responsible for direct clinical and administrative supervision of clinical, child development and supervisory staff, including hiring, training and performance management at all EDT sites.
- Works in concert with DCF Regional staff 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 children.
- Participate as member of multi-disciplinary treatment team; provide some clinical case coverage.
- Responsible for quality assurance, utilization review, public relations, and maintaining license and accreditation.
- Continuously monitor program for improved service delivery.
- Coordinate and implement aftercare services and home visits.
- Communicate, coordinate and collaborate with collateral agencies, including DCF, school systems, etc.
- Assist Vice President in developing yearly budget, control and monitoring of budget performance.
- Provide on-call support to programs.
- Provide on site availability to each program.
- Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team on a number of levels; within the Extended Day Treatment Programs, within the agency and with other community team members. Responsible for sharing information, leading forums as needed and for representing the agency.
- 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.
Extended Day Treatment (EDT) is a therapeutically intensive program that supports children in developing and practicing social and coping skills that will help them to be more successful in their schools, homes and communities.
During the 6-month program, children work on individualized goals and build skills in daily peer groups. They develop conflict resolution skills and learn to express their feelings in healthy, productive ways.
Family involvement is critical. Families receive support in connecting with schools and the community to identify opportunities and build a foundation for success. Group, individual and family therapy, case management and medication management is also provided as needed
- MSW/MA or equivalent: LCSW, Licensed Ph.D., or similar professional licensure.
- PSL eligible
- Minimum of 2 years experience in comparable setting, i.e. level of care and developmental level.
- Ability to work in a team environment, good problem solving skills, solid computer skills, ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of the practitioner;
- Strong understanding of Child Development, Behavior Management Techniques and Interventions.
- Experience with group work theory and practice issues.
- Cultural competency with African American, Latino and West Indian populations.
- Experience with supervising and evaluating others.
- Physical abilities required accomplishing the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations. These include ability to drive a van of up to 16 passengers; ability to supervise groups of children and perform physical intervention if required.
About The Program
Extended Day Treatment (EDT) is a therapeutically intensive program that supports children in developing and practicing social and coping skills that will help them to be more successful in their schools, homes and communities. During the 6-month program, children work on individualized goals and build skills in daily peer groups. They develop conflict resolution skills and learn to express their feelings in healthy, productive ways.Family involvement is critical. Families receive support in connecting with schools and the community to identify opportunities and build a foundation for success. Group, individual and family therapy, case management and medication management is also provided as needed.
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