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)

Academic Teacher (FT) - Bristol

Category: Professionals
Location: Bristol, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center for Girls (CAVEC)
Schedule: Full Time (Position to begin July 2017)
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, English, or Social Studies
Appropriate CSDE Certification (CT State Department of Education)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Academic Teacher provides instruction, remediation 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 for Girls (CAVEC) will be located in Bristol and will provide regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs, as well as enhancement, transition and related services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide differentiated instruction in assigned academic course content(s)
  • 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/Counselors to integrate course content(s) and provide support for students experiencing academic difficulties in the 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
  • Serve as an active member on an interdisciplinary team serving at risk and special education students
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, English, or Social Studies
  • Appropriate CSDE Certification
  • Experience with teaching students in special education programs
  • Experience with developing a positive classroom culture/environment based on diverse student needs

Director of Special Education (FT) - Bristol

Category: Professionals
Location:  Bristol, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center for Girls (CAVEC)
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements: Master’s degree in Special Education, CAGS Certification,
CT Certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065 or #265)
or a Related Services Field

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Director of Special Education serves as a member of the school leadership team, acts as primary assistant to the Director of Education and Student Services in providing leadership and oversight to the CAVEC Bristol school specifically in developing modifications and accommodations that meet each student’s IEP and learning styles and provides instructional supervision for teachers in implementing student’s IEP.

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 Girls (CAVEC) will be located in Bristol and will provide regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs, as well as enhancement, transition and related services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide general oversight and administration for the CAVEC Bristol Campus
  • Oversee and coordinate student admissions and enrollment for CAVEC Bristol
  • Oversee the PBIS Model for the CAVEC Bristol Campus
  • Supervise the PPT Process
  • Provide leadership in all areas of instruction and assessment for CAVEC Bristol
  • Provide leadership to all professional and instructional support staff in integrating technology into their daily lesson plans and unit designs
  • Provide supervision for related service providers in terms of service delivery & evaluation and transition planning
  • Facilitate formative and summative assessments for all students
  • Coordinate student scheduling
  • Coordinate state mandated standard assessments
  • Provide mentorship in the CT TEAM Program
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in Special Education or related services
  • CAGS – Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership
  • CT Certification in Administrative & Supervision (#092) or willingness to pursue within a specified timeframe
  • CT Certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065 or #265) or a Related Services Field

Director of Special Education (FT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center for Boys (CAVEC)
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements: Master’s degree in Special Education, CAGS Certification,
CT Certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065 or #265)
or a Related Services Field

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Director of Special Education serves as a member of the school leadership team, acts as primary assistant to the Director of Education and Student Services in providing leadership and oversight to the CAVEC Litchfield school specifically in developing modifications and accommodations that meet each student’s IEP and learning styles and provides instructional supervision for teachers in implementing student’s IEP.

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:

  • Supervise the PPT Process including IEP development, implementation, and evaluations
  • Provide leadership developing and implementing effective instructional strategies for teachers
  • Provide leadership to all professional and instructional support staff in integrating technology into their daily lesson plans and unit designs
  • Provide supervision for related service providers in terms of service delivery & evaluation and transition planning
  • Facilitate formative and summative assessments for all students
  • Coordinate student scheduling
  • Coordinate state mandated standard assessments
  • Provide mentorship in the CT TEAM Program
  • Provide instruction in a given class as qualified
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in Special Education or related services
  • CAGS – Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership
  • CT Certification in Administrative & Supervision (#092) or willingness to pursue within a specified timeframe
  • CT Certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065 or #265) or a Related Services Field

Instructional Assistant (FT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center (CAVEC)
Schedule: School Day Schedule
Requirements: Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s preferred

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Instructional Assistant provides academic and behavioral support for students enrolled at 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 instructional and behavioral support for students enrolled at CAVEC
  • Assist academic and vocational teachers meet diverse needs of students
  • Assist academic and vocational teachers meet the classroom management
  • Assist instructors implement IEPs for specific students
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by school administrators
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Associates degree (or equivalent credits); Bachelor degree preferred
  • Experience working with students in special education programs.
  • Experience with reinforcing and supporting 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

 

Vocational Instructor (FT) - Bristol

Category: Professionals
Location: Bristol, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center for Girls (CAVEC)
Schedule: Full Time (Position to begin July 2017)
Requirements: High School Diploma plus 3 years of experience in field
Appropriate CSDE certification or willingness to pursue within a specified period of time

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Vocational Instructor provides instruction and support in specific vocational course for students enrolled at the CAVEC including one of the following:

  • Automotive and/or Small Engine Repair
  • Plant Science & Horticulture and/or Sustainable Agriculture
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Health Care & Human Services Professions
  • Graphic Arts
  • Fashion Industry
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality & Tourism

 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 Girls (CAVEC) will be located in Bristol and will provide regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs, as well as enhancement, transition and related services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate experiential learning opportunities for special needs students enrolled at CAVEC
  • Collaborate with other vocational and academic teachers to integrate course content(s) and provide support for students experiencing behavioral and academic challenges within the educational programs
  • Assist in developing transition planning for students returning to the public school setting, workplace setting, and/or other educational programs
  • Collaborate with and provide assistance for other departments and CJR including administrative, development, and community programs
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma plus 3 years of experience in field
  • Appropriate CSDE certification or willingness to pursue within a specified period of time
  • Experience with students in special education programs
  • Strong classroom management skills

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) - Torrington

Category: Professionals
Location: Torrington, 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

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

Educational Advocate (FT) - New Britain

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

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Educational Advocate reviews the educational history of clients, advocates for clients and coordinates services with school districts and provides academic testing and tutoring.

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:

  • Review clients’ educational records.
  • Work with schools to advocate for services for each student.
  • Advocate for students within their education system.
  • Keep parents (families) well informed of education process.
  • Serve as a team member with other Child, Youth and Family Support Center staff.
  • Attend PPTs and other meetings as necessary.
  • Facilitate educational workshops for parents.
  • Attends and is an active participant of the service team meetings.
  • Create a flexible schedule to accommodate students’ schedules.
  • Performs other related duties as required by Supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master’s Degree in Human Service, Criminal Justice, Education, School Psychology, School Counseling or related field plus 2 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree plus 3 years of experience.
  • Experience in working with children/youth and families within the school system, educational law, educational health and or educational environment.
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

Lead 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 Lead 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 Lead Clinical Coordinator will serves as designee in the Program Director’s absence, will have clinical oversight of the program, and will provide clinical services to 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:

  • 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.
  • Attend collaborative meetings.
  • 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.
  • 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

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

Recovery Support Worker (FT) - Waterbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Waterbury, CT
Program: Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Recovery Support Worker provides recovery management check-ups and support to clients and their families in person, over the phone, and in the community (e.g. provide support and ongoing assessment, facilitate involvement with pro-recovery peers and activities, detect relapse and other concerns, assertively link to services as needed, and promote positive family relationships.)

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 MDFT program is utilized to provide intensive home-based therapeutic substance abuse treatment for more than 30 youths residing in the Danbury, Torrington, and Waterbury court jurisdictions.  This population includes male and female adolescents who are identified by the Juvenile Court as possibly requiring residential treatment.   The program identifies risk factors and provides strength-based practices to develop and initiate strategies to offset and eliminate both substance abuse and anti-social patterns of behavior among the youth being served and their families.  Services are offered for a 12-month period and, although each phase has specific parameters, clients may move between phases as their specific life situation presents changes and challenges.  Unique to this model is a parental substance abuse and HIV prevention curriculum.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with MDFT therapists and other relevant clinical team members to:
    • Identify youth and family need for financial, health, educational, recreational, vocational, legal and other services.
    • Help youth and family successfully procure needed services.
    • Teach parents how to advocate for children and family in educational, legal, child welfare, health and other sectors of care.
    • Identify services and resources that will benefit youth and families.
    • Accompany and advocate for youth and parents as they interact with important social systems (health, educational, legal, etc.).
    • Coordinate and deliver services to clients.
  • Collect urine screens as required.
  • Maintain records of recovery support services as required.
  • Audio record support sessions as required and upload into on-line portal.
  • Incorporate written feedback from support sessions reviewed by Chestnut Health Systems.
  • Attend and participate in weekly supervision with treatment team.
  • Attend and participate in monthly coaching calls with Chestnut Health Systems.
  • Maintain and protect confidentiality and security of all organizational information gained in the course of performing job responsibilities including, but not limited to, financial and client information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrated orientation toward serving people with substance use and/or mental health issues in their community.

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) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Therapeutic Respite & Assessment Center (TRAC)
Schedule: Part Time (Saturday and Sunday 12am-9am)
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Youth Counselor is dedicated to the direct supervision of adolescent boys, working under the direction of clinical supervision to carry out daily schedule, behavior management program, and physical care.  Incumbent must be sensitive to unique issues such as mental health, suicide and contraband.

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 TRAC program serves up to eight adolescent boys, ages 14 to 17, for one to three months, depending on their needs.  Students enrolled in the TRAC Program will attend school at CJR's Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center and will benefit from all the resources on the Junior Republic’s Litchfield campus.  Residential services include individual family therapy that is designed to enhance protective factors, increase affective bonds and de-escalate crisis situations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure physical safety of youth and provide Crisis Intervention.
  • Routine counts to ensure that youth are present and safe.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with youth maintaining proper physical boundaries.
  • Plan and lead organized daily activities.
  • Interpret program to youth and family.
  • Complete all written documentation/reports as assigned.
  • Be aware and assure safety of youth with special physical or emotional needs.
  • Perform crisis and suicidal watches as instructed.
  • Provide transportation to clients and families as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and two years of experience providing direct care to adolescent boys.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with troubled youth.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of strengths-based and trauma sensitive programming preferred.

Youth Counselor (FT) - Waterbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Waterbury, CT
Program: PARC (Promoting Adolescent Resiliency and Change)
Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours/week, Wednesday-Saturday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s plus 2 years of experience

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Youth Counselor is dedicated to direct supervision of adolescent girls in a short-term transitional living program.  Works under direction of clinical supervision carrying out daily schedule, behavior management program, and physical care, sensitive to unique issues – i.e. mental health, suicide and contraband.

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 PARC Program provides brief, transitional respite care in a staff-secure, homelike environment, for girls in crisis who are referred by Juvenile Court probation officers.  This respite period allows for a rapid and critical assessment of the child and their family to determine their needs; stabilization of any crisis situations; and comprehensive aftercare planning.  The goal of the PARC Program is to return each girl back to her home and community environment with an aftercare plan.  This plan may include community-based or in-home treatment modalities, designed to prevent further involvement with the Juvenile Justice System. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure physical safety of youth and provide Crisis Intervention.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with youth maintaining proper physical boundaries.
  • Be aware and assure safety of youth with special needs; physical or emotional.
  • Perform crisis and suicidal watches as instructed.
  • Complete daily check-in’s and DMS for constant progress and monitoring of girls with regards to community expectations.
  • Track behaviors and show fidelity to TRI model.  Complete REST paperwork, Client Support Tools, and Incident Reports as needed, before retiring from shift.
  • On shift, meet daily one hour minimum of physical activity as well as creating an interactive and active schedule recreational activity.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational groups to girls such as TARGET and Girls Circle.
  • Facilitate hygiene groups weekly.
  • Carry out daily room checks, daily returning of razors, and compliance to towels/sheets being washed and dried.
  • Search all client items upon intake to program to meet all public health standards as well as safety precautions.
  • Maintain administration of medication certification.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Associate’s Degree and two years of experience providing direct care or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with troubled youth.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of strengths-based and trauma sensitive programming 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

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

Youth Counselor (FT) - Winchester

Category: Professionals
Location: Winchester, CT
Program: Winchester Therapeutic Group Home
Schedule: Full-Time (40 Hours/Week, Th & Fr 10p-10a, M & Tu 2p-10p)
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

Youth Development Coach (FT) - Waterbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Waterbury, CT
Program: Fostering Responsibility, Education and Employment (FREE)
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Youth Development Coach is responsible for establishing mentor-like relationships with clients, assesses client needs, develops service plans and coordinates service provision. They are also responsible for monitoring client progress and acting as an advocate for the client when necessary.

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 Fostering Responsibility, Education and Employment (FREE) Program in Waterbury is provided through funding from the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The FREE Program offers re-entry support to adolescents, ages 15 to 19, who have been committed to DCF as delinquent and who are returning to their communities from out-of-home placements, including public and private congregate care treatment settings, the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS) and youth correctional settings. Services begin while a young person is in congregate care and continue based on individual needs.  Daily programming focuses on an array of services which contribute to the adolescent's well-being and fosters growth in all areas of functioning, including the development of social skills, life skills, vocational skills, educational assistance and employment. Services accommodate a range of ages, but emphasize career development and independent living.  This program has a capacity of 40 youth at any given time. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess client needs in cooperation with DCF Parole and other service providers
  • Help client establish and/or maintain linkages with resources including treatment, social, vocational, medical, educational and recreational, including direct advocacy or assistance in accessing these services
  • Monitors Service Plan, review and evaluate the adequacy of services/interventions in meeting the needs of the client
  • Act as role model for the client and maintain appropriate working relationship with the client and family assisting parents in providing effective supervision
  • Maintain regular contact with the client’s school and serve as educational advocate
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Parole services, residential providers, and others involved in the client’s life
  • Provide ongoing assessment to assess if further intervention is needed for client and family
  • Learns and follows program and agency policies and clearly interprets program to the client, colleagues and others in the community
  • Keeps accurate and timely confidential client records
  • Facilitates groups as needed
  • Works non-traditional hours to meet client’s needs and performs related job duties as required
  • Performs all related duties as required
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services
  • One year experience working with at risk youth
  • Ability to work with urban youth and families
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Skill in outreach, advocacy, crisis intervention and ability to function independently
  • Flexible hours/weekends and evenings
  • Valid driver’s license
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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