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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)

English 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 English (015) and Comprehensive Special Education (#065 or #265)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The English 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
  • Serve as an active member on an interdisciplinary team serving at risk and special education students
  • Other duties as assigned by school administrators

REQUIREMENTS:

  • CSDE Certification in English (015) and Comprehensive Special Education (065 or 265) or willingness to pursue
  • 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.

  • Vacation follows school calendar
  • 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

School Social Worker (FT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center (CAVEC)
Schedule: FT - School Day Schedule
Requirements: License Preferred (LCSW, LPC, LMFT), will consider Master’s Degree in a  Human Service Profession with a license trajectory

POSITION SUMMARY:

The School Social Worker provides school-based clinical support and transition services for students with mild to severe special education needs enrolled at CJR's Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center for boys (CAVEC). The incumbent will also provide life skills instruction for given classes as qualified.

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) provides regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs, as well as enhancement, transition and related services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide crisis intervention to students experiencing behavioral difficulty in the academic and vocational setting
  • Provide proactive strategies to assist struggling students accomplish educational goals and objectives including developing, facilitating, and evaluating therapeutic group meetings
  • Collaborate with teachers to develop and reinforce a positive school culture and community
  • Provide support for parents/guardians in developing strategies to support student learning
  • Provide life skills instruction in a given class as qualified
  • In collaboration with the school leadership, effectively identify causes of student stress and develop strategies to assist in alleviating problematic issues
  • Act as a liaison between the school psychologist and teaching staff
  • Other duties as assigned by school administrators
REQUIREMENTS:
  • License Preferred (LCSW, LPC, LMFT), will consider Master’s Degree in a Human Service Profession with a license trajectory
  • Experience with students in special education programs
  • Strong classroom management skills

BENEFITS & CULTURE:

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

  • Vacation per school calendar
  • 12 Sick Days (Accrued Annually)
  • Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance (at no cost to employee)
  •  Low-Cost Additional Vision, Life & Short Term Disability
  • Matching 401k to 3%
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Esteemed History
  • Industry Leaders

COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

Administrative Assistant (FT) - Manchester

Category: Administrative Support Workers
Location: Manchester, CT
Program: Child Youth & Family Support Center
Schedule: Full Time, 35 hours/week
Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position has responsibilities for all clerical and data collection functions of the Child, Youth and Family Support Center.

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:

  • Performs all clerical functions in cooperation with program staff
  • Maintains all data collection and collation
  • Keeps all individual files and reports up-to-date
  • Schedules meetings as necessary
  • Word processing, data entry and use of CJR Statistical Database system
  • Ability to communicate well with staff, parents, consultants, and visitors
  • Primary note taker of the service team meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as required by Supervisor

 REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Business graduate with 3 years of secretarial experience
  • Strong office organizational skills
  • Computer proficiency – Windows, Microsoft Word, etc. Collects and collates data
  • Good 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

Case Coordinator (FT) - Manchester

Category: Professionals
Location: Rockville, 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

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

Clinician (Per Diem) - Torrington/Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Torrington/Litchfield, 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

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
  • 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

Youth Counselor (FT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Therapeutic Respite & Assessment Center (TRAC)
Schedule: Full Time (Wednesday-Saturday, 2pm-12am)
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.

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, Wednesday to Saturday, 2pm-Midnight)
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

THE PROGRAM:

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

BENEFITS & CULTURE:

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

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

 

 

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