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)

 

administration

Communication and Development Associate (FT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Administration
Schedule: Full Time, 35 hours/week
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Communication & Development Associate position is responsible for maintaining the organization’s website and developing and implementing strategies to maximize its use for informational, marketing, fundraising and communications purposes; improving and enhancing the overall communications activities to heighten public awareness and support of the organization’s mission of service and work; and otherwise supporting the fundraising, public relations and advancement goals and objectives of the organization and its mission of service.

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. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain up-to-date information on the website.
  • Develop new web pages and descriptive material as the organization expands.
  • Create a plan for integrating social media into a web-based strategy to increase traffic on the website, attract new audiences, and increase contributions to the organization.
  • Maintain image library and actively create and collect new images.
  • Work with departments throughout the agency to evaluate website effectiveness.
  • Monitors statistics on website use and creates reports.
  • Manage resources for special constituencies (Board of Directors, Employees, Alumni, etc.).
  • Evaluate and recommend appropriate use of social media in fulfilling development and organizational goals in alignment with best practices.
  • Prepare news releases, newsletters, and promotional materials and assist with other communications and public relations activities as requested by supervisor
  • Develop themes, write and assemble visuals for three issues of the Junior Citizen per year; post to website.
  • Assist with the writing of grant proposals, prospect research and other fundraising activities.
  • Plan and implements email communications to promote CJR’s mission of service and programs.
  • Participate in training to maintain state of the art technology, skills and practices for the website.
  • Assist with events and other organizational activities as requested by supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Media Marketing, Communications, English or other appropriate and related field
  • Outstanding written communication skills, excellent spelling, grammar and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and keen attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills and past experience developing or maintaining websites
  • Ability to use social media as a marketing, communications and fundraising tool
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and accurately and able to work in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to use photography and visual images as an effective communications tool

 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

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

Art or Music Teacher - Bristol

Category: Professionals
Location: Bristol, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center for Girls (CAVEC)
Schedule: Position to begin July 2017
                Hours between 9am-3pm (schedule TBD based on program needs)
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Art or Music Education
Appropriate CSDE Certification (CT State Department of Education)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Art or Music Teacher provides instruction 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:
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate experiential learning opportunities for special needs students enrolled in the 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:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art or Music Education
  • Appropriate CSDE certification
  • Experience with students in special education programs
  • Strong classroom management skills

Instructional Assistant (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: Associates Degree; Bachelor Degree 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 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 instructional and behavioral support for students enrolled in the CAVEC
  • Provide clerical support to school director on an as-needed basis
  • Assist academic and vocational teachers meet diverse needs of students
  • Assist academic and vocational teachers meet classroom management requirements
  • Assist instructors implement IEPs for specific students
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by supervisor

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

 

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.

School Nurse (PT) - Bristol

Category: Professionals
Location: Bristol, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center for Girls (CAVEC)
Schedule: Part Time, 20 hrs/week
               Hours between 9am-3pm (schedule TBD based on program needs)
Requirements: Registered Nurse License; LPN Considered

POSITION SUMMARY:
The School Nurse is responsible for managing the student health care program and supervision of the infirmary.

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:

  • Administer medications to specific students per physician’s order
  • Assess and treat medical emergencies during school hours
  • Provide professional development for all staff on the appropriate uses of emergency medical procedures
  • Maintain Instructor’s Certification in Teaching CPR, First Aid, Administering Medication
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive medical records for all enrolled students
  • Act as a medical resource for students, parents, and staff as needed
  • Advise the supervisor on best practices for providing school medical services
  • In collaboration with the Director of Education, develop, implement, and evaluate a health related curriculum for interested students
  • Performs other duties as assigned by school administrators

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Registered Nurse License; LPN Considered

STEM Coordinator (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 Science, Math or Special Education
Appropriate CSDE Certification (CT State Department of Education)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The STEM Coordinator coordinates the use of technology to provide academic 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)
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate project-based learning initiatives for students
  • Coordinate and implement STEM Program for specific students
  • Provide leadership and oversight of technology programs within CAVEC
  • Provide leadership in curriculum implementation goals and lesson plans aligned with CT STEM Standards
  • Collaborate with external venders to provide/ facilitate professional development for academic and vocational teachers in effective use of technology
  • Provide students with experiential learning opportunities
  • Use technology to assist in developing, providing and supporting instruction for special education students
  • Collaborate with Vocational Instructors to integrate course contents(s) and provide support for students experiencing academic difficulties in the vocational areas(s)
  • Be an active member on an interdisciplinary treatment team serving at risk and special education students
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

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

Driver (PT) - Torrington

Location: Torrington, CT
Program: Teen Outreach Program
Schedule: Temporary Part Time (School Year Only, 10 hrs/week, 2 hrs/day)
Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Teen Outreach Driver provides transportation to program participants from their schools to the program and other sites for Community Service Learning Activities.

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 Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS), and is provided for Torrington middle and high school students, ages 12 to 17, with a capacity of 50 students at any given time. This program consists of three interrelated components: supervised community service; group discussions; and activities related to key social and developmental tasks of adolescence. In each program component, youth work in small groups with a facilitator. Values, human growth and development, relationships, and dealing with family stress and issues relating to the social and emotional transition from adolescence to adulthood are discussed. In these sessions, participating boys and girls develop communication and decision-making skills. Service learning projects are developed with input from students and are then implemented within their home environments. These projects combine education and community service and empower young people to be successful. Program services are provided in the Torrington Public Schools.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Transport Students of the TOP Program from their schools to our South Main Street Office
  • Help transport students from our site to other sites for Community Service Learning Activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have own car and required auto insurance
  • Must have Public Service License Designation (CDL a plus)

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

Instructor (PT - Temp) - Torrington

Category: Professionals
Location: Torrington, CT
Program: Teen Outreach Program
Schedule: Temporary Part Time (School Year Only, 15 hrs/week, 3 hrs/day)
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Teen Outreach Instructor provides group sessions utilizing the Changes Curriculum by the Wyman Institute.

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 Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS), and is provided for Torrington middle and high school students, ages 12 to 17, with a capacity of 50 students at any given time. This program consists of three interrelated components: supervised community service; group discussions; and activities related to key social and developmental tasks of adolescence. In each program component, youth work in small groups with a facilitator. Values, human growth and development, relationships, and dealing with family stress and issues relating to the social and emotional transition from adolescence to adulthood are discussed. In these sessions, participating boys and girls develop communication and decision-making skills. Service learning projects are developed with input from students and are then implemented within their home environments. These projects combine education and community service and empower young people to be successful. Program services are provided in the Torrington Public Schools.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform intakes and client assessments
  • Follow Wyman Teen Outreach Program Replication standards and maintain program model fidelity
  • Work with school system to identify and recruit target population
  • Collect and report data as required by the funding sources
  • Facilitate TOP curriculum lessons and community service learning activities with youth (youth are Torrington students)
  • Represent the agency in related groups and committees
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field is required.
  • Several years of direct service experience with at-risk youth (preferred work with middle school aged youth) and youth programming strongly preferred.
  • Must have own car and required auto insurance.
  • May require flexible scheduling.

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

Program Coordinator (FT) - Meriden

Category: Professionals
Location: Meriden, CT
Program: Teen Outreach Program
Schedule: Full-Time
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Teen Outreach Program Coordinator must have the ability to work collaboratively with other organizations, strong problem-solving, written and verbal communication skills required. They must also have demonstrated leadership skills and knowledge of community resources.

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 Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS), and is provided for Meriden middle and high school students, ages 12 to 17. This program consists of three interrelated components: supervised community service; group discussions; and activities related to key social and developmental tasks of adolescence. In each program component, youth work in small groups with a facilitator. Values, human growth and development, relationships, and dealing with family stress and issues relating to the social and emotional transition from adolescence to adulthood are discussed. In these sessions, participating boys and girls develop communication and decision-making skills. Service learning projects are developed with input from students and are then implemented within their home environments. These projects combine education and community service and empower young people to be successful. Program services are provided in the Meriden Public Schools.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform intakes and client assessments.
  • Responsibility for training and supervision of program staff if applicable (part-time staff, interns, etc.) and implementation of services.
  • Follow Wyman Teen Outreach Program Replication standards and maintain program model fidelity.
  • Work with school system to identify and recruit target population.
  • Collect and report data as required by the funding sources.
  • Attend all program meetings as requested by the funding source.
  • Facilitate TOP curriculum lessons and community service learning activities with youth (youth are East Hartford middle school students).
  • Represent the agency in related groups and committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Program Supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field is required.
  • Several years of direct service experience with at-risk youth (preferred work with middle school aged youth) and youth programming strongly preferred.
  • Must have own car and required auto insurance.
  • May require flexible scheduling.
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 (M,Tu,Th,F 9am-2:30pm)
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 (PT) - Waterbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Waterbury, CT
Program: PARC Community Residential Program
Schedule: Part Time, 12 hours/week, Sunday-Tuesday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s plus 2 years of experience

POSITION SUMMARY:
The PARC 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.

Youth Counselor (PT) - Waterbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Waterbury, CT
Program: PARC Community Residential Program
Schedule: Part Time, 12 hours/week, Thursday-Saturday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s plus 2 years of experience

POSITION SUMMARY:
The PARC 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.

Youth Counselor (FT) - Winchester

Category: Professionals
Location: Winchester, CT
Program: Winchester Therapeutic Group Home
Schedule: Full-Time (40 Hours/Week, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm)
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

Youth Employment Specialist (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 Employment Specialist is responsible for providing instruction in the area of vocation and employment skill competency, administering vocational assessments, facilitating the “Employ” curriculum, monitoring client progress, acting as an advocate for client when necessary, and coordinating Vocational Instruction with Vocational teachers

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:

  • Assesses client vocational needs and identify the appropriate vocational or employment opportunity to prepare the youth to enter the workforce
  • Administer Ansell Casey life skill assessment and follow up with instruction
  • Coordinate service planning with other members of the F.R.E.E. team
  • Maintain appropriate working relationship with the client and family
  • Facilitate Employ curriculum and other groups as needed
  • Provides employment opportunities through contracts with employers, developing apprenticeships, and outreach with the regional workforce boards and other state agencies and community based organizations
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Parole services, residential providers, and others involved in the client’s life
  • Keeps accurate and timely confidential client records
  • Works non-traditional hours to meet client’s needs
  • Performs all related duties as required
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services
  • A minimum of two years of experience working with at risk youth in a vocational setting
  • Ability to work with urban youth and families and valid driver’s license
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Skill in outreach, advocacy, facilitating groups and good written and verbal 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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