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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 ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CENTER (CAVEC)

Instructional Assistant (FT) - Litchfield

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

The special education Instructional Assistant assists students with special needs under the direction of a certified teacher. They will assist the teacher in general daily classroom activities, help special needs students, cares for their physical, emotional health and safety, affirming their abilities, and strives to promote dignity in all relationships.

THE PROGRAM:

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

The 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide instructional and behavioral support for students.
  • Support academic and vocational teachers in developing special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on the individual student, their needs, interests and abilities.
  • Assist in enforcing rules of behavior for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.
  • Assist teachers/instructors to implement IEPs for specific students.
  • Guide students from on are of the program to another.
  • Supervise students in common areas.
  • Assist students with classroom assignments.
  • Alert teachers to problems that may be observed.
  • Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
  • Associates degree (or equivalent - 60 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.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

CJR recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

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

Special Education Teacher (FT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center for Boys (CAVEC)
Schedule: FT - School Day Schedule
Requirements: CSDE certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065, #165 or #265)

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Director of Education and Student Services, the Special Education Teacher plans and provides for appropriate educational experiences for students who have a wide range of learning, behavioral, and emotional disabilities; evaluates and assesses student progress aligned with their Individual Education Program (IEP); creates a flexible program and learning environment that the will allow students to succeed.

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Provide differentiated and integrated instruction in all academic content areas.
  • Provide differentiated and integrated assessment and evaluation strategies to support student learning.
  • Establish and support guidelines for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.
  • Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with the school’s Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support Plans (PBIS).
  • Use technology to assist in developing, providing and supporting instruction for special education students.
  • Confer with administrators, social workers, and other professionals to implement IEPs designed to promote students’ educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
  • Develop, facilitate, evaluate, and interpret achievement testing and vocational aptitude examinations.
  • Collaborate with vocational instructors to integrate course content and provide support for students experiencing academic difficulties in the vocational area.
  • Assist in developing transition planning for students returning to the public school setting, workplace setting, and/or other educational programs.
  • Provide educational case management services for identified students as needed.
  • Be an active member on an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.
  • Regular and consistent attendance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate program for special education.
  • CSDE certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065, #165 or #265).
  • Experience with teaching students in special education programs.
  • Experience with developing a positive classroom culture/environment based on diverse student needs.
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

CJR recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

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

MDFT Therapist Assistant (FT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: CJR Residential Program
Schedule: Full Time, 35 hours/week
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

POSITION SUMMARY:

The MDFT Therapist Assistant provides culturally competent case management and family advocacy to clients and families in the MDFT program. The Assistant’s duties are performed in support of and in coordination with the MDFT Therapist and Supervisor and include; assisting families with needs and services, educational advocacy, and referrals to support services to alleviate barriers to participation in treatment.

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. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide all case management services to MDFT clients.
  • Work directly and collaboratively with MDFT team.
  • Perform GAIN assessments; process GAIN data.
  • Complete all required documentation such as progress notes and assessment forms in the timeline indicated by program guidelines.
  • Research and identify appropriate community based services to support client and families and make referrals as necessary.
  • Participate in all MDFT training as necessary.
  • Be accessible for crisis services on a daily basis.
  • Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within program parameters.
  • Ability to communicate, cooperate and serve people from all cultural identities with respect, professionalism, integrity and fairness in a manner that recognizes the individuality of each person.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance program effectiveness.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a BA in a related field plus two years of experience working with youth.
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Collaboration Skills.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

CJR recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

BENEFITS & CULTURE:

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

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

Night Counselor (FT) and (PT) - Multiple Programs and Locations

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, Waterbury, Winchester - CT
Program:  BIRP / CJRRP / TRAC / WGH
Schedule: Various Full and Part Time Positions Available
Requirements: Associates Degree or equivalent credits (60), Bachelor’s Preferred

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Night 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. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure physical safety of youth and provide Crisis Intervention
  • Routine counts to make sure clients are present and safe
  • Routine bed checks to ensure youth are present in their beds
  • Maintain a professional relationship with youth maintaining proper physical boundaries
  • Plan and lead evening activities
  • Interpret program to youth and family if necessary
  • Complete all written reports as assigned
  • Be aware and ensure safety of youth with special needs physical or emotional
  • Perform crisis and suicidal watches as instructed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent (60 completed credits) and direct care experience, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Two years of experience providing direct care to adolescent boys (preferred)
  • 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

Shift Supervisor

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: TRAC
Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours/week (Sun 9a-9p, Mon&Tue 11a-9p, Wed 1p-9p)
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 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:

  • 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)
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) and (PT) - Multiple Programs and Locations

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, Waterbury, Winchester - CT
Program: BIRP / CJRRP / TRAC / WGH
Schedule: Various Full and Part Time Positions Available
Requirements: Associates Degree or equivalent credits (60), Bachelor’s Preferred

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. 

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:
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent (60 completed credits) and direct care experience, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 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.

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

 

 

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