Do you have a passion for working with children and families? The
Village for Families and Children is looking for compassionate,
dedicated people in the Hartford area who want to empower youth and
families by creating strength-based behavior change that will be
sustained long after treatment ends. You will receive training in
the Multisystemic Therapy (MST) model as you begin working with
families, youth, their communities, and other key members of their
ecology to implement MST as designed. Extensive research has proven
the effectiveness of MST. MST therapists do whatever it takes, via
close collaboration with all involved, to address the needs of
juveniles with serious criminal offenses and, in some cases,
substance abuse. You will empower families to address challenging
and/or problematic behavior and to help youth aged 12 - 17 make
life-transforming changes. Treatment progress is made through
intensive interventions such as skill building, changing unhelpful
family interactions, and increasing social support, to name a few.
Some Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):
- Participate in MST training and demonstrate a clear understanding
of the MST model.
- Provide direct clinical services to children and their families
involved in the juvenile justice system in accordance with the MST model.
- Engage clients and families in comprehensive safety planning.
- Engage in all treatment activities in accordance with the MST
model including assessment, engagement, treatment planning, crisis
intervention, case management and discharge planning.
- Complete clinical documentation on all active cases including
assessments, progress notes, treatment plans, safety plans and MST
- Participate in weekly group supervision and consultation with
assigned team. Present conceptualization of cases and incorporate
feedback from consultant, supervisor and teammates into treatment planning.
- Adhere to the MST model and ensure completion of all model
requirements (i.e. weekly paperwork; Therapist, Supervisor and
Consultant Adherence Measures (TAM, SAM, CAM); audio tape sessions, etc.).
- Participate in quarterly MST booster trainings and all required
agency and funder trainings.
- Complete clinical documentation and reports in an accurate and
timely fashion; maintain all documentation and reports required by
agency policies and funding sources.
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with referring
Probation Officers as well as community agencies in order to provide
comprehensive and effective treatment for clients and families.
- Ensure regular communication and timely updates on case progress
to referring agents.
- Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation with teammates to support
clients/families in times of crisis.
- Master’s Degree from an accredited program in social work or
related field; Professional license in the state of Connecticut
- Demonstrated ability to provide culturally competent services.
- Bilingual, Spanish speaking, is a plus.
- Ability to work flexible hours, engage in statewide travel and
provide 24/7 on-call rotation coverage.
- Physical abilities required to accomplish the essential functions
of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations; ability
to function safely in therapeutic situations, including provision of
services in clients’ homes or host settings.
About The Program
When youth are struggling with problem behaviors, it is important to recognize that their struggles are multidimensional and can stem from a variety of influences. Through The Village’s Multisystemic Therapy (MST) program, we recognize the relationship between these influences and work to help youth ages 12-18 on probation make the changes they need to live healthy, productive lives.MST is a scientifically proven intervention to at-risk youth that promotes behavioral shifts in their environments, focusing on the strengths of the individual, family and extra-familial systems to promote positive change.
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