Positions Available

Resumes and cover letters for the positions listed below may be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Human Resources - WSR
Connecticut Junior Republic
P.O. Box 161, Litchfield, CT 06759
Fax: (860) 567-8127 (Attn: Human Resources WSR)
E-mail: hr@cjryouth.org (Attn: Human Resources WSR)

 

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CABLE AND ACADEMIC VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CENTER (CAVEC)

Physical Education and Health Teacher (FT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education (CAVEC)
Schedule: Full Time – School Day Schedule
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Health
Appropriate CSDE Certification (044 & 043)

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Physical Education Teacher provides physical and health education and support for students enrolled at the CAVEC.

THE PROGRAM:
The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities. 

The Connecticut Junior Republic's Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center (CAVEC) is located on the Litchfield campus and provides regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs, as well as enhancement, transition and related services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide physical education courses for students
  • Provide health and wellness courses for students
  • Act as a resource for students, parents/guardian, and staff in support of healthy living and positive choices
  • Support the school PBIS Plans
  • Provide support for extra curricula programs
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health
  • Appropriate CSDE Certification (043 & 044)
  • Experience with teaching students in special education programs
  • Experience with developing a positive classroom culture/environment based on diverse student needs

Special Education Teacher (FT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center for Boys (CAVEC)
Schedule: FT - School Day Schedule
Requirements: CSDE certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065 or #265)

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Special Education Teacher provides instruction, remediation and support for students with mild to severe special education needs.

THE PROGRAM:
The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities.

The Connecticut Junior Republic's Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center for Boys (CAVEC) is located on the Litchfield campus and provides regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs, as well as enhancement, transition and related services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide differentiated and integrated instruction in all academic content areas
  • Use technology to assist in developing, providing and supporting instruction for special education students
  • Develop, facilitate, evaluate, and interpret achievement testing and vocational aptitude examinations
  • Collaborate with vocational instructors to integrate course content(s) and provide support for students experiencing academic difficulties in vocational area(s)
  • Assist in developing transition planning for students returning to the public school setting, workplace setting, and/or other educational programs
  • Provide educational case management services for identified students as needed
  • Be an active member on an interdisciplinary treatment team serving at risk and special education students
  • Other duties as assigned by school administrators
REQUIREMENTS:
  • CSDE certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065 or #265)
  • Experience with teaching students in special education programs
  • Experience with developing a positive classroom culture/environment based on diverse student needs

 

 

BENEFITS & CULTURE:

CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.

 

  • 3 Weeks Vacation and 12 Sick Days to Start ( Accrued Annually)
  • Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance(at no cost to employee)
  • Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability
  • In-house Clinical Supervision
  • Matching 401k to 3%
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Esteemed History
  • Industry Leaders

 

Special Education Teacher – Residential Students (FT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center for Boys (CAVEC)
Schedule: FT - School Day Schedule
Requirements: CSDE certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065 or #265)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Special Education Teacher provides instruction, remediation and support for students with mild to severe special education needs.

THE PROGRAM:

The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities. 

The Connecticut Junior Republic's Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center for Boys (CAVEC) is located on the Litchfield campus and provides regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs, as well as enhancement, transition and related services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide differentiated and integrated instruction in all academic content areas
  • Use technology to assist in developing, providing and supporting instruction for special education students
  • Develop, facilitate, evaluate, and interpret achievement testing and vocational aptitude examinations
  • Collaborate with vocational instructors to integrate course content(s) and provide support for students experiencing academic difficulties in vocational area(s)
  • Assist in developing transition planning for students returning to the public school setting, workplace setting, and/or other educational programs
  • Provide educational case management services for identified students as needed
  • Act as a liaison between the school and residential program
  • Be an active member on an interdisciplinary treatment team serving at risk and special education students
  • Other duties as assigned by school administrators
REQUIREMENTS:
  • CSDE certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065 or #265)
  • Experience with teaching students in special education programs
  • Experience with developing a positive classroom culture/environment based on diverse student needs

BENEFITS & CULTURE:

CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.

  • 3 Weeks Vacation and 12 Sick Days to Start (Accrued Annually)
  • Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance (at no cost to employee)
  • Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability
  • In-house Clinical Supervision
  • Matching 401k to 3%
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Esteemed History
  • Industry Leaders

COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

Case Coordinator (FT) - New Britain

Category: Professionals
Location: New Britain, CT
Program: Child Youth & Family Support Center
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, Bilingual (English/Spanish)

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Case Coordinator assesses the needs of clients and their families and provides crisis intervention, makes appropriate linkages to needed services, provides group facilitation and engages children, youth and their families, and monitors client progress, makes referrals, and communicates closely with clients and families.

THE PROGRAM:
The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities.  CJR’s Child Youth and Family Support Centers (CYFSC) are designed as a “one stop” multi-service program which provides services from assessment, group programming and case management. 

The CYFSC provides services for children and their families to address status-type offenses, including truancy, running away from home and at-risk behavior beyond control of the parents or school system.  Services are designed to stabilize the family, identify specific behavioral-based interventions for the youth, and to assess and advocate for the child’s educational needs. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides all aspects of case management based on individual needs of clients.
  • Develop service plans with specific goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate group interventions, perform crisis management and family mediation.
  • Responsible for transporting clients for daily programming and any other family/client needs.
  • Meet individually with clients in their home and community; track clients’ progress.
  • Advocate for clients and their families in the schools and communities, linking them with services.
  • Share on-call hours with other staff.
  • Coordinate discharge of clients to evidence based programs or other community services.
  • Assists in preparing accurate and timely court reports, monthly reports and discharge reports.
  • Update referral sources on client activities on a regular and ongoing basis.
  • Actively participates in quality assurance activities that include audio/video taping interactions with clients, submitting tapes and participates in feedback sessions with QA Coaches.
  • Attends and is an active participant of the service team meetings.
  • Work on flexible schedule, which includes evening hours.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Services, Criminal Justice or related field  plus 2 years of experience in case management with youth in juvenile justice system (preferred).
  • Understanding unique needs of adolescents.
  • Knowledge of gender specific programming (preferred), group facilitation.
  • Skill in advocacy, crisis intervention and ability to function independently.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
BENEFITS & CULTURE:
CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.
  • 3 Weeks Vacation and 12 Sick Days to Start ( Accrued Annually)
  • Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance(at no cost to employee)
  • Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability
  • In-house Clinical Supervision
  • Matching 401k to 3%
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Esteemed History
  • Industry Leaders

Case Coordinator (FT) - New Haven

Category: Professionals
Location: New Haven, CT
Program: Child Youth & Family Support Center
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Case Coordinator assesses the needs of clients and their families and provides crisis intervention, makes appropriate linkages to needed services, provides group facilitation and engages children, youth and their families, and monitors client progress, makes referrals, and communicates closely with clients and families.

THE PROGRAM:

The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities.  CJR’s Child Youth and Family Support Centers (CYFSC) are designed as a “one stop” multi-service program which provides services from assessment, group programming and case management. 

The CYFSC provides services for children and their families to address status-type offenses, including truancy, running away from home and at-risk behavior beyond control of the parents or school system.  Services are designed to stabilize the family, identify specific behavioral-based interventions for the youth, and to assess and advocate for the child’s educational needs. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides all aspects of case management based on individual needs of clients.
  • Develop service plans with specific goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate group interventions, perform crisis management and family mediation.
  • Responsible for transporting clients for daily programming and any other family/client needs.
  • Meet individually with clients in their home and community; track clients’ progress.
  • Advocate for clients and their families in the schools and communities, linking them with services.
  • Share on-call hours with other staff.
  • Coordinate discharge of clients to evidence based programs or other community services.
  • Assists in preparing accurate and timely court reports, monthly reports and discharge reports.
  • Update referral sources on client activities on a regular and ongoing basis.
  • Actively participates in quality assurance activities that include audio/video taping interactions with clients, submitting tapes and participates in feedback sessions with QA Coaches.
  • Attends and is an active participant of the service team meetings.
  • Work on flexible schedule, which includes evening hours.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Services, Criminal Justice or related field  plus 2 years of experience in case management with youth in juvenile justice system (preferred).
  • Understanding unique needs of adolescents.
  • Knowledge of gender specific programming (preferred), group facilitation.
  • Skill in advocacy, crisis intervention and ability to function independently.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

BENEFITS & CULTURE:

CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.

  • 3 Weeks Vacation and 12 Sick Days to Start (Accrued Annually)
  • Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance (at no cost to employee)
  • Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability
  • In-house Clinical Supervision
  • Matching 401k to 3%
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Esteemed History
  • Industry Leaders

Clinical Coordinator (FT) - New Britain

Category: Professionals
Location: New Britain, CT
Program: Child Youth & Family Support Center
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements: Master’s Degree, Licensed preferred (LCSW, LMFT, LPC)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Clinical Coordinator works in cooperation and collaboration with the Program Director and CYFSC staff to fulfill the treatment needs of clients and their families.

THE PROGRAM:

The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities.  CJR’s Child Youth and Family Support Centers (CYFSC) are designed as a “one stop” multi-service program which provides services from assessment, group programming and case management. 

The CYFSC provides services for children and their families to address status-type offenses, including truancy, running away from home and at-risk behavior beyond control of the parents or school system.  Services are designed to stabilize the family, identify specific behavioral-based interventions for the youth, and to assess and advocate for the child’s educational needs. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct client assessment and supervises intake process.
  • Directs the assessment of clients and provides assessment as needed.
  • Interprets assessment outcomes and applies such when referring families to services.
  • Develop service plans for clients.
  • Provides Clinical Supervision to case coordinators. 
  • Serves as Administrator On-Call as needed.
  • Perform clinical tasks to provide crisis intervention and family mediation.
  • Assists in preparing timely and accurate court reports, monthly reports and discharge reports.
  • Updates referral sources on client activities on a regular and ongoing basis.
  • Actively participates in quality assurance activities that include audio/video taping interactions with clients, submitting tapes and participates in feedback sessions with QA Coaches.
  • Co-facilitates the service team meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as required by Supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master’s Degree in Human Service, Social Service, or related field.
  • 3 years of experience in screening and assessment, treatment planning, counseling, family dynamics, crisis intervention, group facilitation, substance abuse.
  • Extensive clinical experience.
  • Experience working in gender specific programs preferred.
BENEFITS & CULTURE:
CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.
  • 3 Weeks Vacation and 12 Sick Days to Start ( Accrued Annually)
  • Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance(at no cost to employee)
  • Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability
  • In-house Clinical Supervision
  • Matching 401k to 3%
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Esteemed History
  • Industry Leaders

Clinical Coordinator (FT) - Waterbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Waterbury, CT
Program: Child Youth & Family Support Center
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements: Master’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Clinical Coordinator works in cooperation and collaboration with the Program Director and CYFSC staff to fulfill the treatment needs of clients and their families.

THE PROGRAM:

The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities.  CJR’s Child Youth and Family Support Centers (CYFSC) are designed as a “one stop” multi-service program which provides services from assessment, group programming and case management. 

The CYFSC provides services for children and their families to address status-type offenses, including truancy, running away from home and at-risk behavior beyond control of the parents or school system.  Services are designed to stabilize the family, identify specific behavioral-based interventions for the youth, and to assess and advocate for the child’s educational needs. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct client assessment and supervises intake process.
  • Directs the assessment of clients and provides assessment as needed.
  • Interprets assessment outcomes and applies such when referring families to services.
  • Develop service plans for clients.
  • Provides Clinical Supervision to case coordinators. 
  • Serves as Administrator On-Call as needed.
  • Perform clinical tasks to provide crisis intervention and family mediation.
  • Assists in preparing timely and accurate court reports, monthly reports and discharge reports.
  • Updates referral sources on client activities on a regular and ongoing basis.
  • Actively participates in quality assurance activities that include audio/video taping interactions with clients, submitting tapes and participates in feedback sessions with QA Coaches.
  • Co-facilitates the service team meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as required by Supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Service, Social Service, Criminal Justice or related field.
  • 3 years of experience in screening and assessment, treatment planning, counseling, family dynamics, crisis intervention, group facilitation, substance abuse.
  • LCSW, LMFT, LPC preferred
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Experience working in gender specific programs preferred..
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

BENEFITS & CULTURE:

CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.

  • 3 Weeks Vacation and 12 Sick Days to Start (Accrued Annually)
  • Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance(at no cost to employee)
  • Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability
  • In-house Clinical Supervision
  • Matching 401k to 3%
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Esteemed History
  • Industry Leaders

Clinical Social Worker (FT) - Danbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Danbury, CT
Program: Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST)
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements: Master’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Clinical Social Worker delivers MST in homes, neighborhood schools and communities by identifying the strengths and weakness of the adolescent, the family, and their transactions with extra familiar systems with an emphasis on promoting behavior change in the youth’s natural environment.

THE PROGRAM:

The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities. 
The MST program provides intensive, home-based services to help parents improve their parenting skills and to help ensure that young people and their parents learn to function in healthier ways.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Have face to face contact with each family within 48 hours from the time of referral to MST.
  • Provide comprehensive MST treatment to each family that is individualized and family-oriented.
  • Collaborate with the family in developing an enduring social support network in the natural environment.
  • Have MST therapist provide a range of goal-educated services to each client and family.
  • Submit a monthly written progress report to the referring Probation Officer.
  • Discuss termination recommendation with referring Probation Officer.
  • Conduct a termination interview with the family to summarize the progress made during treatment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related behavioral science
  • 5 years of appropriate therapeutic experience
  • Licensed preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Understanding unique needs of adolescents
  • Skill in advocacy, crisis intervention and ability to function independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

BENEFITS & CULTURE:

CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.

  • 3 Weeks Vacation and 12 Sick Days to Start (Accrued Annually)
  • Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance(at no cost to employee)
  • Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability
  • In-house Clinical Supervision
  • Matching 401k to 3%
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Esteemed History
  • Industry Leaders

Clinician (Per Diem) - Danbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Danbury, CT
Program: Wellness Center for Children & Families
Schedule: Per Diem
Requirements: Licensed Preferred, will consider Master’s Degree in a Human Services Profession with License Trajectory, Bilingual (English/Spanish)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Clinician will provide Clinical Care to a caseload of 20-25 youth and families within the scope of privileges granted, provide support and logistical assistance to the Clinic Director as needed; and promote the CJR Wellness Center in the community.

THE PROGRAM:

The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities. 

The Wellness Center in Litchfield has satellite sites in Manchester, Meriden, New Britain, New Haven, Torrington, Waterbury and Danbury.  The Center will be primarily funded through third party reimbursement with referrals coming from parents/guardians, schools, community providers, physicians, juvenile probation, and DCF.  The Center will serve children and youth, ages 11-18, and their families who reside in the communities of each clinic location.  The Center will provide individual, family and group therapy as well as case management; psychopharmacology; educational advocacy; and in-home services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct client care including individual, family, and group therapies, as well as case management services
  • Adhere to and implement Wellness Center policies and procedures related to clinical care
  • Engage in Supervision on a regular basis as Directed by Wellness Center Director and Medical Director
  • Produce thoughtful, clinically sound and high quality written documentation including assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes
  • Communicate with the Wellness Center Director regularly, relating clinic utilization, clinic activities, and other clinic related issues
  • Participate in marketing activities related to promoting the CJR Wellness Center as requested by Wellness Center Director
  • Liaison with community members around the function of and activities associated with the CJR Wellness Center
  • Maintain all necessary paperwork as it relates to third party billing
  • Maintain files and ensure paperwork is filed in a timely fashion
  • Perform all related duties as required by supervisor
REQUIREMENTS:
  • License Preferred, will consider Master’s Degree in a Human Service Profession with a license trajectory 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in community based programs
  • Clinical experience and knowledge regarding adolescent development, mental illness, influences of trauma, and coping skills
  • Experience with individual therapy with adolescents as well as family therapy
  • Knowledge of DSM and common diagnosis’
  • Training or certification in evidenced based treatment such as TF-CBT and experience with an Electronic Medical Record strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to formulate and articulate diagnosis
  • Ability to formulate positive collaborative relationships with the community, funding sources, governmental relations and our client base
  • Ability to work independently

Night Counselor (FT) - Winchester

Category: Professionals
Location: Winchester, CT
Program: Winchester Therapeutic Group Home
Schedule: Evenings: Thursday and Friday 10pm-10am, Monday and Tuesday 2pm -10pm
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Night Counselor position is dedicated to providing a safe environment for the adolescent males living in the therapeutic group home.

THE PROGRAM:

The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities. 

The Winchester House is a Therapeutic Group Home that serves boys ages 14 to 21, providing a physically, emotionally and psychologically safe environment for youth with complex mental health needs, all of whom are working toward more independent living.  The staff at Winchester House is extensively trained to provide individual, group, family and milieu therapy for each boy.  Based on individual educational and clinical needs, residents attend public and private schools, often in their hometown community.  The boys are encouraged to participate in school activities and contribute to the community through volunteer work.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain good communication with day staff.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Respond to any illnesses or physical problem boys may develop.
  • Monitor buildings for any problems such as heat, electricity, fire, etc.
  • Maintain awareness of all boys and monitor closely boys with specific problems, potential runaways, severe depression, bedwetters, etc.
  • Records in log book any significant incidents and behaviors.
  • Maintain awareness at all times.
  • Contact Supervisor in charge for assistance and direction as needed and reports at times indicated on the status of the building.
  • Provide periodic headcount of all boys in assigned building.
  • Ad Med Certification.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and two years of experience providing direct care to adolescents.
  • Ability to work with troubled youth.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
BENEFITS & CULTURE:
CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.
  • 3 Weeks Vacation and 12 Sick Days to Start ( Accrued Annually)
  • Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance(at no cost to employee)
  • Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability
  • In-house Clinical Supervision
  • Matching 401k to 3%
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Esteemed History
  • Industry Leaders

Youth Counselor (PT) - Winchester

Category: Professionals
Location: Winchester, CT
Program: Winchester Therapeutic Group Home
Schedule: Part-Time (Saturday 11am-9pm)
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Youth Counselor position is dedicated to the direct supervision and care of adolescent males living in a therapeutic group home. Working under the direction of the Residential Supervisor the Youth Counselor will carry out daily schedules, implement behavior management and treatment plans, and support the physical care of residents while being sensitive to unique clinical issues such as mental status changes, suicidal ideation/gestures, aggressive responses, medication responses, positive and negative family interactions, and increased psychiatric symptoms.  Staff will create, maintain, and ensure a safe environment for residents at home and in the community.

THE PROGRAM:

The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities. 

The Winchester House is a Therapeutic Group Home that serves boys ages 14 to 21, providing a physically, emotionally and psychologically safe environment for youth with complex mental health needs, all of whom are working toward more independent living.  The staff at Winchester House is extensively trained to provide individual, group, family and milieu therapy for each boy.  Based on individual educational and clinical needs, residents attend public and private schools, often in their hometown community.  The boys are encouraged to participate in school activities and contribute to the community through volunteer work.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures physical safety of youth and provides crisis intervention.
  • Remains awake and alert at all times.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with youth and promotes healthy relationships.
  • Plans and carries out organized daily activities.
  • Provides information and resources to residents and families.
  • Completes assigned written reports in timely manner.
  • Initiates psychiatric crisis protocols as instructed.
  • Engages in weekly supervision with RS
  • Maintains required staff: resident ratios at all times
  • Provides adequate supervision to residents, particularly in the community
  • Performs all duties necessary for the upkeep and maintenance of the WTGH including but not limited to cooking, cleaning, yard work, general maintenance, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two years of experience providing direct care to adolescents.
  • Ability to work with troubled youth.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.

Youth Counselor (FT) - Winchester

Category: Professionals
Location: Winchester, CT
Program: Winchester Therapeutic Group Home
Schedule: Full-Time (40 Hours/Week, Wednesday to Saturday, 2pm-Midnight)
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Youth Counselor position is dedicated to the direct supervision and care of adolescent males living in a therapeutic group home. Working under the direction of the Residential Supervisor the Youth Counselor will carry out daily schedules, implement behavior management and treatment plans, and support the physical care of residents while being sensitive to unique clinical issues such as mental status changes, suicidal ideation/gestures, aggressive responses, medication responses, positive and negative family interactions, and increased psychiatric symptoms.  Staff will create, maintain, and ensure a safe environment for residents at home and in the community.

THE PROGRAM:

The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities. 
The Winchester House is a Therapeutic Group Home that serves boys ages 14 to 21, providing a physically, emotionally and psychologically safe environment for youth with complex mental health needs, all of whom are working toward more independent living.  The staff at Winchester House is extensively trained to provide individual, group, family and milieu therapy for each boy.  Based on individual educational and clinical needs, residents attend public and private schools, often in their hometown community.  The boys are encouraged to participate in school activities and contribute to the community through volunteer work.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures physical safety of youth and provides crisis intervention.
  • Remains awake and alert at all times.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with youth and promotes healthy relationships.
  • Plans and carries out organized daily activities.
  • Provides information and resources to residents and families.
  • Completes assigned written reports in timely manner.
  • Initiates psychiatric crisis protocols as instructed.
  • Engages in weekly supervision with RS
  • Maintains required staff: resident ratios at all times
  • Provides adequate supervision to residents, particularly in the community
  • Performs all duties necessary for the upkeep and maintenance of the WTGH including but not limited to cooking, cleaning, yard work, general maintenance, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two years of experience providing direct care to adolescents.
  • Ability to work with troubled youth.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.

BENEFITS & CULTURE:

CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.

  • 3 Weeks Vacation and 12 Sick Days to Start ( Accrued Annually)
  • Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance(at no cost to employee)
  • Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability
  • In-house Clinical Supervision
  • Matching 401k to 3%
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Esteemed History
  • Industry Leaders
  • Connecticut Junior Republic
  • 550 Goshen Road, P.O. Box 161
  • Litchfield, CT 06759
  • (860) 567-9423
  • info@cjryouth.org

 

 

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