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 (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

Clinician (PD) - 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

Clinician (FT) - Waterbury

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

Clinician (FT) - Waterbury

Category: Professionals
Location: Waterbury, CT
Program: Wellness Center for Children & Families
Schedule:  Full Time
Requirements:  Licensed Preferred, will consider Master’s Degree in a Human Services
                             Profession with License Trajectory
 POSITION SUMMARY:
The Clinician will provide Clinical Care to a caseload of 20-25 youth and families within the scope of privileges granted, provide support and logistical assistance to the Clinic Director as needed; and promote the CJR Wellness Center in the community.
THE PROGRAM:
The Connecticut Junior Republic’s (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities. 

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

Driver (PT) - Torrington

Location: Torrington, CT
Program: Teen Outreach Program
Schedule: Temporary Part Time (School Year Only, 10 hrs/week, 2 hrs/day)
Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Teen Outreach Driver provides transportation to program participants from their schools to the program and other sites for Community Service Learning Activities.

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

CJR’s Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS), and is provided for Torrington middle and high school students, ages 12 to 17, with a capacity of 50 students at any given time. This program consists of three interrelated components: supervised community service; group discussions; and activities related to key social and developmental tasks of adolescence. In each program component, youth work in small groups with a facilitator. Values, human growth and development, relationships, and dealing with family stress and issues relating to the social and emotional transition from adolescence to adulthood are discussed. In these sessions, participating boys and girls develop communication and decision-making skills. Service learning projects are developed with input from students and are then implemented within their home environments. These projects combine education and community service and empower young people to be successful. Program services are provided in the Torrington Public Schools.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Transport Students of the TOP Program from their schools to our South Main Street Office.
  • Help transport students from our site to other sites for Community Service Learning Activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have own car and required auto insurance
  • Must have Public Service License Designation (CDL a plus)

Night Counselor (FT) - Winchester

Category: Professionals
Location: Winchester, CT
Program: Winchester Therapeutic Group Home
Schedule: Evenings: Thursday and Friday 10pm-10am, Monday and Tuesday 2pm -10pm
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Night Counselor position is dedicated to providing a safe environment for the adolescent males living in the therapeutic group home.

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain good communication with day staff.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Respond to any illnesses or physical problem boys may develop.
  • Monitor buildings for any problems such as heat, electricity, fire, etc.
  • Maintain awareness of all boys and monitor closely boys with specific problems, potential runaways, severe depression, bedwetters, etc.
  • Records in log book any significant incidents and behaviors.
  • Maintain awareness at all times.
  • Contact Supervisor in charge for assistance and direction as needed and reports at times indicated on the status of the building.
  • Provide periodic headcount of all boys in assigned building.
  • Ad Med Certification.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:

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

Shift Supervisor (FT) - Litchfield

Category: Professionals
Location: Litchfield, CT
Program: 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.

Therapist Assistant (FT) - Waterbury

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

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

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

The MDFT program is utilized to provide intensive home-based therapeutic substance abuse treatment for more than 30 youths residing in the Danbury, Torrington, and Waterbury court jurisdictions.  This population includes male and female adolescents who are identified by the Juvenile Court as possibly requiring residential treatment.   The program identifies risk factors and provides strength-based practices to develop and initiate strategies to offset and eliminate both substance abuse and anti-social patterns of behavior among the youth being served and their families.  Services are offered for a 12-month period and, although each phase has specific parameters, clients may move between phases as their specific life situation presents changes and challenges.  Unique to this model is a parental substance abuse and HIV prevention curriculum.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

Youth Counselor (PT) - Winchester

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

Youth Counselor (FT) - Winchester

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

 

 

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