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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COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

Bilingual Therapist (FT) - New Britain

Category: Professionals
Location: New Britain, CT
Program: A-CRA/ACC New Britain/Meriden
Schedule: Full Time, 35 hours/week
Requirements: Master’s Degree, Licensed/Licensed Eligible

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Therapist will provide comprehensive evaluations and individualized treatment plans, both clinic-based and community/home-based treatment services utilizing the A-CRA and ACC models of care to youth and families.  The Therapist will work a flexible schedule in order to accommodate individual and family needs and respond to crisis situations, including evenings and weekends.

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 A-CRA/ACC program (Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach/Assertive Continuing Care) is an evidence-based outpatient substance abuse treatment program providing 90 days of clinical-based recovery (A-CRA) followed by 90 days of community-based recovery.  Serving young people, ages 12 to 17, the A-CRA/ACC model provides a combination of office and home-based services that focus on the unique needs of the youth and families served.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet A-CRA and ACC certification requirements
  • Become GAIN Q3 certified
  • Provide comprehensive evaluations and intakes
  • Conduct random urinalysis testing
  • Submit data to web based system
  • Provide services in multiple locations using both site based and in home treatment modalities
  • Audio record client sessions and receive fidelity reviews
  • Provide case management services according to A-CRA/ACC model
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s Degree in a behavioral health field
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Prior experience with counseling adolescents or substance abuse treatment is preferred
  • Strong computer skills

Case Coordinator (FT) - Danbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Danbury, 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.

Case Coordinator (FT) - Manchester

Category: Professionals
Location: Manchester, 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

Clinical Coordinator (FT) - Waterbury

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

Clinician (FT) - Waterbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Waterbury, CT
Program: A-CRA/ACC Waterbury
Schedule: Full Time, 35 hours/week
Requirements: Master’s Degree, Licensed/Licensed Eligible

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Clinician will provide comprehensive evaluations and individualized treatment plans, both clinic-based and community/home-based treatment services utilizing the A-CRA and ACC models of care to youth and families.  The Clinician will work a flexible schedule in order to accommodate individual and family needs and respond to crisis situations, including evenings and weekends.

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 A-CRA/ACC program (Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach/Assertive Continuing Care) is an evidence-based outpatient substance abuse treatment program providing 90 days of clinical-based recovery (A-CRA) followed by 90 days of community-based recovery.  Serving young people, ages 12 to 17, the A-CRA/ACC model provides a combination of office and home-based services that focus on the unique needs of the youth and families served. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Clinician will provide comprehensive evaluations and individualized treatment plans; provide both clinic-based and community/home based treatment services utilizing the A-CRA and ACC models of care to youth and families
  • Coordinate the provision of services in Waterbury, Torrington and Danbury areas
  • Work flexible schedules to accommodate individual and family needs and respond to crisis situations, including evenings and weekends. 
  • Additional responsibilities include: meeting A-CRA and ACC certification requirements; becoming GAIN Q3 Certified; conduct random urinalysis testing; submission of data to web based system; audio record client sessions and receive fidelity reviews.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • This position requires a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health field
  • Licensed in the state of Connecticut or license eligible. 
  • Prior experience with counseling adolescents and families and/or substance abuse treatment is preferred. 
  • Must have strong computer skills. 

Clinician (FT) - Waterbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Waterbury, CT
Program: Wellness Center for Children & Families
Schedule:  Full Time
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 (LCSW, LPC, LMFT), will consider Master’s Degree in a Human Service Profession with a license trajectory 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in community based/outpatient programs
  • Clinical experience and knowledge regarding adolescent development, mental illness, influences of trauma, and coping skills
  • Ability to work as a team with supervisor and other clinicians
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Ability to formulate positive collaborative relationships with the community, funding sources, governmental relations and our client base
  • Ability to travel between clinic sites as needed
  • Bilingual encouraged to apply

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)

Night Counselor (PT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Boys Intermediate Residential Program (BIRP)
Schedule: Part Time, 18 hours/week, Friday and Saturday, Midnight- 9am
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Night Counselor is dedicated to the direct supervision of adolescent boys in a short-term transitional living program, working under the direction of the 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 Boys Intermediate Residential Program (BIRP) is designed to engage youth and their families through individual and family clinical services that focus on identifying and developing inherent strengths within the family unit to improve relationships among all members.  This program integrates Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) into its framework of services for boys and their families.  The inclusive, family-focused therapeutic model is used throughout the program's four-month residential component and continues for an additional four to five months within the youth's home environment following discharge from the residential program. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Insure physical safety of youth and provide Crisis Intervention.
  • Make all physical counts to assure youth presence and safety.
  • During sleep, assure that youth are present in their beds.
  • 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 reports as assigned.
  • Be aware and assure safety of youth with special needs physical or emotional.
  • Perform crisis and suicidal watches as instructed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of experience providing direct care to adolescent youth.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with troubled youth.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of gender specific programming preferred.

Night Counselor (PD) - Waterbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Waterbury, CT
Program: CARE Community Residential Program
Schedule: Per Diem
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or Associates with 2 years of experience

POSITION SUMMARY:
The CARE 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 CARE Community Residential Program provides brief, transitional respite care, in a staff secure, homelike environment, for girls in crisis who may or may not be court ordered to attend the program. 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 CARE Program employs qualified Mental Health Professionals and Case Manager’s whose goal is to return each girl back to their home and community environment with an aftercare plan that may include community based or in home, treatment modalities, in order to prevent them from becoming further entrenched in the Juvenile Justice System.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure physical safety of youth and provide Crisis Intervention.
  • Learn the “pipe” monitoring system required to monitor safety of youth while sleeping.
  • Make all physical counts every 15 minutes throughout the night to assure youth presence and safety; 4 minute checks as needed when assigned by mental health staff.
  • During sleep assure that youth are present and safe in their beds.
  • 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 morning check-in’s, daily monitoring progress 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.
  • Maintain Administration of Medication Certification.
  • Responsible for daily cleaning of the bathrooms, kitchen, and main living area of residential unit.
  • 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.

Night Counselor (FT) - Winchester

Category: Professionals
Location: Winchester, CT
Program: Winchester Therapeutic Group Home
Schedule: Evenings: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday 12 midnight-10 am
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.

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.

Shift Supervisor (FT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: CJR Residential Program
Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours/week (Sunday- Wednesday, 11am-9pm)
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Shift Supervisor provides support, supervision and guidance to Youth Counselors, displays professional leadership within the program and works with the Program Director to ensure stability in the unit. 

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 CJR Residential Program is designed to engage youth and their families through individual and family clinical services that focus on identifying and developing inherent strengths within the family unit to improve relationships among all members.  This program integrates Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) into its framework of services for boys and their families.  The inclusive, family-focused therapeutic model is used throughout the program's four-month residential component and continues for an additional four to five months within the youth's home environment following discharge from the residential program. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform all duties of a Youth Counselor at a high level
  • Assist Program Director in the supervision and oversight of Youth Counselors
  • Model all strength based services to staff
  • Monitor the efficient use of the Tri-Model system in the program
  • Assist Program Director with all scheduling issues
  • Handle all communications with outside entities, including medical emergencies, police, parents, staff, etc. during after business and weekend hours.
  • Assist Program Director in the development of performance goals and annual evaluations for Youth Counselors
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field
  • Three years of experience working with at risk youth (preferred)
  • Proven experience working in a residential treatment program
  • Supervisory and strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of strengths-based and trauma sensitive programming (preferred)

Therapist Assistant (FT) - Waterbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Waterbury, CT
Program: Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements: Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s with 2 yrs experience

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Therapist Assistant works in close alliance with the MDFT Therapists and is responsible for all case management services for clients.  

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:

  • Provide strength-based case management services to MDFT clients
  • Work directly with MDFT team
  • Complete all documentation as assigned
  • Perform home visits
  • Develop community network of support services in assigned area
  • Participate in all MDFT training as necessary
  • Be accessible for crisis services on a daily basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related behavioral science or a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field plus two years of experience working with youth
  • Skill in advocacy, crisis intervention and ability to function independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) Preferred 

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.
  • Connecticut Junior Republic
  • 550 Goshen Road, P.O. Box 161
  • Litchfield, CT 06759
  • (860) 567-9423
  • info@cjryouth.org

 

 

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