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)

Instructional Assistant (PT) - 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 is responsible for assisting the classroom teacher in achieving educational objectives by providing academic and behavioral support to an assigned student.

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

Clinician (Per Diem) - Torrington/Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Torrington/Litchfield, CT
Program: Wellness Center for Children & Families
Schedule: Per Diem
Requirements: Licensed Preferred, will consider Master’s Degree in a Human Services Profession with License Trajectory

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Clinician will provide Clinical Care to a caseload of 20-25 youth and families within the scope of privileges granted, provide support and logistical assistance to the Clinic Director as needed; and promote the CJR Wellness Center in the community.

THE PROGRAM:

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

The Wellness Center in Litchfield has satellite sites in Manchester, Meriden, New Britain, New Haven, Torrington, Waterbury and Danbury. The Center will be primarily funded through third party reimbursement with referrals coming from parents/guardians, schools, community providers, physicians, juvenile probation, and DCF. The Center will serve children and youth, ages 11-18, and their families who reside in the communities of each clinic location. The Center will provide individual, family and group therapy as well as case management; psychopharmacology; educational advocacy; and in-home services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct client care including individual, family, and group therapies, as well as case management services
  • Adhere to and implement Wellness Center policies and procedures related to clinical care
  • Engage in Supervision on a regular basis as Directed by Wellness Center Director and Medical Director
  • Produce thoughtful, clinically sound and high quality written documentation including assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes
  • Communicate with the Wellness Center Director regularly, relating clinic utilization, clinic activities, and other clinic related issues
  • Participate in marketing activities related to promoting the CJR Wellness Center as requested by Wellness Center Director
  • Liaison with community members around the function of and activities associated with the CJR Wellness Center
  • Maintain all necessary paperwork as it relates to third party billing
  • Maintain files and ensure paperwork is filed in a timely fashion
  • Perform all related duties as required by supervisor

REQUIREMENTS:

  • License Preferred, will consider Master’s Degree in a Human Service Profession with a license trajectory
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in community based programs
  • Clinical experience and knowledge regarding adolescent development, mental illness, influences of trauma, and coping skills
  • Experience with individual therapy with adolescents as well as family therapy
  • Knowledge of DSM and common diagnosis’
  • Training or certification in evidenced based treatment such as TF-CBT and experience with an Electronic Medical Record strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to formulate and articulate diagnosis
  • Ability to formulate positive collaborative relationships with the community, funding sources, governmental relations and our client base
  • Ability to work independently

MDFT Therapist (FT) - Litchfield

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

The CJR Residential Program MDFT Therapist delivers Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) to youth including individual and family therapy in both the youth’s home environment and the residential program. Within a strength-based environment, the Therapist provides an array of therapeutic and case management services to youth and family, promotes behavioral change within the family unit and collaborates with statewide MDFT system to initiate post-discharge services.

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:

  • Provide screenings and assessments on potential clients and their families.
  • Provide MDFT treatment services to youth and family.
  • Transition all clients to MDFT or a comparable in-home service model upon discharge from the program.
  • Develop and submit all necessary MDFT, CJR, and DCF documentation.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure all case management tasks are completed.
  • Pass MDFT mid-year and final exam to become a certified MDFT therapist.
  • Develop and initiate an enduring social support network in the family’s natural environment.
  • Provide weekly MDFT sessions at the youth’s home and in the residential setting.
  • On a rotating basis be on call for weekend coverage of youth on clinical home passes.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related behavioral science
  • Licensed or licensed eligible preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Excellent 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

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

AVAILABLE SHIFTS:
FT Tuesday-Friday, 8pm-6am
FT Wednesday-Saturday, 2pm-12am
FT Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday, 12am-9am

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 (Wed-Sat; W 9a-5p, Th&Fr 11a-9p, Sat 9a-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

 

Social Worker (FT) - Danbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Danbury, CT
Program: Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST)
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements: Master’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Social Worker delivers MST in homes, neighborhood schools and communities by identifying the strengths and weakness of the adolescent, the family, and their transactions with extra familiar systems with an emphasis on promoting behavior change in the youth’s natural environment.

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 MST program provides intensive, home-based services to help parents improve their parenting skills and to help ensure that young people and their parents learn to function in healthier ways.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Have face to face contact with each family within 48 hours from the time of referral to MST.
  • Provide comprehensive MST treatment to each family that is individualized and family-oriented.
  • Collaborate with the family in developing an enduring social support network in the natural environment.
  • Provide a range of goal-educated services to each client and family.
  • Submit a monthly written progress report to the referring Probation Officer.
  • Discuss termination recommendation with referring Probation Officer.
  • Conduct a termination interview with the family to summarize the progress made during treatment.
  • This position requires a variable work schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related behavioral science
  • 5 years of appropriate therapeutic experience
  • Licensed preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
  • Understanding unique needs of adolescents
  • Skill in advocacy, crisis intervention and ability to function independently
  • Excellent 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 (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
AVAILABLE SHIFTS:
FT Sun-Wed, 7am-5pm
PT Sun-Tues, 5pm-10pm
PT Thur-Sat, 5pm-10pm
PT Sat-Sun, 9am-2pm
PT Thu-Fri, 4pm-9pm and Sun 11am-9pm

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.

Youth Development Coach (FT) - New Britain

Category: Professionals
Location: New Britain, CT
Program: Fostering Responsibility, Education and Employment (FREE)
Schedule: Full Time
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Youth Development Coach is responsible for establishing mentor-like relationships with clients, assesses client needs, develops service plans and coordinates service provision. They are also responsible for monitoring client progress and acting as an advocate for the client when necessary.

THE PROGRAM:

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

The Fostering Responsibility, Education and Employment (FREE) Program in New Britain is provided through funding from the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The FREE Program offers re-entry support to adolescents, ages 15 to 19, who have been committed to DCF as delinquent and who are returning to their communities from out-of-home placements, including public and private congregate care treatment settings, the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS) and youth correctional settings. Services begin while a young person is in congregate care and continue based on individual needs. Daily programming focuses on an array of services which contribute to the adolescent's well-being and fosters growth in all areas of functioning, including the development of social skills, life skills, vocational skills, educational assistance and employment. Services accommodate a range of ages, but emphasize career development and independent living. This program has a capacity of 40 youth at any given time.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess client needs in cooperation with DCF Parole and other service providers
  • Help client establish and/or maintain linkages with resources including treatment, social, vocational, medical, educational and recreational, including direct advocacy or assistance in accessing these services
  • Monitors Service Plan, review and evaluate the adequacy of services/interventions in meeting the needs of the client
  • Act as role model for the client and maintain appropriate working relationship with the client and family assisting parents in providing effective supervision
  • Maintain regular contact with the client’s school and serve as educational advocate
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Parole services, residential providers, and others involved in the client’s life
  • Provide ongoing assessment to assess if further intervention is needed for client and family
  • Learns and follows program and agency policies and clearly interprets program to the client, colleagues and others in the community
  • Keeps accurate and timely confidential client records
  • Facilitates groups as needed
  • Works non-traditional hours to meet client’s needs and performs related job duties as required
  • Performs all related duties as required
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services
  • One year experience working with at risk youth
  • Ability to work with urban youth and families
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Skill in outreach, advocacy, crisis intervention and ability to function independently
  • Flexible hours/weekends and evenings
  • Valid driver’s license

BENEFITS & CULTURE:

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

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

 

 

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