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 children served within the Child FIRST program range in age from
prenatal to six years old. Child FIRST operates from a team approach
and consists of a Clinician and Family Support Specialist, both of
whom participate in sessions and treatment meetings. The Family
Support Specialist provides intensive home-based case management
services to children and families, and participates in implementation
of treatment plan, modifying as appropriate during the course of
service. Services provided are in collaboration with DCF, schools,
pediatricians, and other community based providers. Team is
responsible for reflective group supervision weekly and maintaining
documentation according to licensing, accreditation, Medicaid, and
Child FIRST requirements. Purposes of services are to facilitate the
attachment relationship between the child and caregiver, improve
family functioning overall, and connect the child and family with the
community and community service providers in a positive way. There is
expected consultation and coordination care with medical and
Psychiatric providers if appropriate. Must maintain productivity
targets determined by the Scope of Service and remain current on all
model training requirements.
- Provision of direct services to children and their families which
may include: assessment and engagement, formulation and contracting
for services or treatment plan, implementation of treatment plan
modifying as appropriate during the course of service, discharge
planning which may include plans for follow up treatment and
connection to community services and programs, case management,
work with community groups in collaborative ventures
- Provision of Service in the office, home or host setting, to meet
the unique needs of families served.
- Accurate and timely completion of clinical documentation and
reports, and any other documentation and reports required by agency
and program policies and funding sources.
- Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with other
community agencies and organizations in consultation with
supervisor, in order to provide comprehensive and effective
treatment services for clients (i.e. schools, courts, hospitals, etc.)
- Works as a team member with other clinical and administrative
staff to respond to client and programmatic needs.
- Knowledge and implementation of agency policies and procedures.
- Partners with supervisor to identify areas and develop plans for
- 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, as assigned by supervisor.
- Other duties or responsibilities as determined by management.
- BA in the human services field or BSW required; 3 years experience
in a comparable position in a human services agency preferred.
- Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate
comfortably with children, parents, and school personnel
- Organized and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Flexible and able to multi-task.
- Cultural competency to serve targeted populations.
- Bilingual Spanish speaking peferred.
- Experience working with inner-city children.
- Commitment to Results/Performance Based Accountability.
- May be required to maintain valid driver’s license and ability to
drive or otherwise obtain transportation to provide services
throughout the service area.
- Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in
a Windows XP environment. Familiarity with specific applications
used by the Village a plus.
- Physically able to perform the essential functions of the
position, with or without reasonable accommodations; able to
function safely in a therapeutic situations including provision of
services in clients homes or host settings; able to travel to
various sites throughout greater Hartford.
About The Program
Child First helps reduce the impact toxic stress can have on a child’s development by strengthening parent child relationships and addressing families’ basic needs (shelter, food, medical care, employment, etc.). Stressful experiences in early childhood, including exposure to violence, abuse, neglect, unstable or unsafe housing, or parental mental health problems or substance abuse have significant negative effects on children’s brain development. Families who receive services through Child First – including intensive in-home, attachment-based parent-child psychotherapy, trauma treatment and comprehensive case management – are able to build their resiliency to cope with the stresses in their lives.
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