Positions Available

Resumes and cover letters for the positions listed below may be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Human Resources - WSR
Connecticut Junior Republic
P.O. Box 161, Litchfield, CT 06759
Fax: (860) 567-8127 (Attn: Human Resources WSR)
E-mail: hr@cjryouth.org (Attn: Human Resources WSR)

 

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CABLE AND ACADEMIC VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CENTER (CAVEC)

Academic Teacher (FT) - Bristol

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Academic Teacher provides instruction, remediation and support for students enrolled at the CAVEC.

THE PROGRAM:

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

The Connecticut Junior Republic's Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center for Girls (CAVEC) will be located in Bristol and will provide regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs, as well as enhancement, transition and related services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide differentiated instruction in assigned academic course content(s)
  • Use technology to assist in developing, providing and supporting instruction for special education students
  • Develop, facilitate, evaluate, and interpret achievement testing and vocational aptitude examinations
  • Collaborate with Vocational Instructors/Counselors to integrate course content(s) and provide support for students experiencing academic difficulties in the vocational area(s)
  • Assist in developing transition planning for students returning to the public school setting, workplace setting, and/or other educational programs
  • Provide educational case management services for identified students as needed
  • Serve as an active member on an interdisciplinary team serving at risk and special education students
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

Culinary Arts Program 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: 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 Culinary Arts Program Coordinator provides vocational programming for culinary arts students, supervises, implements, and assesses school’s dietary needs.  Coordinates culinary/dietary services with school administrators, instructors, and support staff and provides oversight of dietary programs aligned with federal and state school lunch standards.

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:

  • 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

Director of Special Education (FT) - Bristol

Category: Professionals
Location: Bristol, CT
Program: Cable Academic & Vocational Education Center for Girls (CAVEC)
Schedule: Full Time (Position to begin June 2017)
Requirements: Master’s degree in Special Education, CAGS Certification,
CT Certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065 or #265)
or a Related Services Field

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

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

The Connecticut Junior Republic's Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center for Girls (CAVEC) will be located in Bristol and will provide regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs, as well as enhancement, transition and related services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

 REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

 

Physical Education 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 Physical Education and Health
Appropriate CSDE Certification (CT State Department of Education)

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Physical Education Teacher provides physical and health education 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 physical education courses for students
  • Provide health and wellness courses for students
  • Act as a resource for students, parents/guardian, and staff in support of healthy living and positive choices
  • Support the school PBIS Plans
  • Provide support for extra curricula programs
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

 REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health
  • Appropriate CSDE Certification
  • Experience with teaching students in special education programs.
  • Experience with developing a positive classroom culture/environment based on diverse student needs

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

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.

COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

Shift Supervisor (FT) - Litchfield

Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Boys Intermediate Residential Program (BIRP)
Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours/week (Sun 9a-9p, Mon & Tues 11a-9p, Wed 9a-5p)
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and 3 yrs experience working with at risk youth

 
POSITION SUMMARY:

The Shift Supervisor position is responsible for providing support, supervision and guidance to BIRP Youth Counselors.  This position also provides professional leadership within the BIRP 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 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:

  • Perform all duties of a BIRP Youth Counselor at a high level.
  • Assist Program Director in the supervision and oversight of BIRP Youth Counselors.
  • Model all strength based BIRP services to staff.
  • Monitor the efficient use of the Tri-Model system in the BIRP.
  • 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 BIRP youth counselors performance goals and annual evaluations.
  •  Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience working with at risk youth.
  • Proven experience working in a residential treatment program.
  • Supervisory and strong interpersonal skills.
  • 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

Shift Supervisor (FT) - Litchfield

Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Therapeutic Respite & Assessment Center (TRAC)
Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours/week (Su 9a-9p, Mon & Tu 11a-9p, Wed 9a-5p)
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) - Litchfield

Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: CJR Residential Program
Schedule: Full Time (Wednesday-Saturday, 2:00pm–12:00am)
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 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:
  • 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 organized daily activities
  • Interpret program to youth and family
  • 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
  • Provide transportation to clients and families as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor
 REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 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

Youth Counselor (FT) - Litchfield

Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: CJR Residential Program
Schedule: Full Time (Sunday-Wednesday, 2:00pm–12:00am)
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 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:

  • 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 organized daily activities
  • Interpret program to youth and family
  • 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
  • Provide transportation to clients and families as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor
 REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 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

Youth Counselor (FT) - Litchfield

Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: Therapeutic Respite & Assessment Center (TRAC)
Schedule: Full Time  (Sunday-Wednesday, 7am-5pm)
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

Case Coordinator (FT) - Torrington

Location: Torrington, CT
Program: Child Youth & Family Support Center
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Case Coordinator assesses the needs of clients and their families and provides crisis intervention, makes appropriate linkages to needed services, provides group facilitation and engages children, youth and their families, and monitors client progress, makes referrals, and communicates closely with clients and families.
 
THE PROGRAM:
The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities.  CJR’s Child Youth and Family Support Centers (CYFSC) are designed as a “one stop” multi-service program which provides services from assessment, group programming and case management. 
 
The CYFSC provides services for children and their families to address status-type offenses, including truancy, running away from home and at-risk behavior beyond control of the parents or school system.  Services are designed to stabilize the family, identify specific behavioral-based interventions for the youth, and to assess and advocate for the child’s educational needs. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provides all aspects of case management based on individual needs of clients.
  • Develop service plans with specific goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate group interventions, perform crisis management and family mediation.
  • Responsible for transporting clients for daily programming and any other family/client needs.
  • Meet individually with clients in their home and community; track clients’ progress.
  • Advocate for clients and their families in the schools and communities, linking them with services.
  • Share on-call hours with other staff.
  • Coordinate discharge of clients to evidence based programs or other community services.
  • Assists in preparing accurate and timely court reports, monthly reports and discharge reports.
  • Update referral sources on client activities on a regular and ongoing basis.
  • Actively participates in quality assurance activities that include audio/video taping interactions with clients, submitting tapes and participates in feedback sessions with QA Coaches.
  • Attends and is an active participant of the service team meetings.
  • Work on flexible schedule, which includes evening hours.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Supervisor.
 REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Services, Criminal Justice or related field  plus 2 years of experience in case management with youth in juvenile justice system (preferred).
  • Understanding unique needs of adolescents.
  • Knowledge of gender specific programming (preferred), group facilitation.
  • Skill in advocacy, crisis intervention and ability to function independently.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
BENEFITS & CULTURE:
CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement. 
  • 3 Weeks Vacation and 12 Sick Days to Start (Accrued Annually)
  • Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance (at no cost to employee)
  • Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability
  • In-house Clinical Supervision
  • Matching 401k to 3%
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Esteemed History
  • Industry Leaders

Clinician (PD) - Torrington/Litchfield

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

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) - Torrington

Location: Torrington, CT
Program: Child Youth & Family Support Center (CYFSC)
Schedule: Full Time (35 hrs/week)
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.
  • 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 (FT) - Waterbury

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. 

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 (FT) - Waterbury

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

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

Therapist Assistant (FT) - Waterbury

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 

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

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

Night Counselor (FT) - Winchester

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

Youth Counselor (PT) - Winchester

Location: Winchester, CT
Program: Winchester Therapeutic Group Home
Schedule: Part-Time (Saturday 11am-9pm)
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

Youth Counselor (FT) - Winchester

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

 

 

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