For more than 130 years, some of society’s most challenged citizens have benefitted from the programs and services we provide. Our work is organized along three areas of practice:
- Social Justice Services transitions ex offenders back into mainstream society and diverts at-risk youth away from crime and toward a productive and fulfilling life;
- Community Strategies provides adults with intellectual disabilities a chance to grow and flourish in the community by offering residence in small group home settings;
Guided by excellence, creativity, and compassion, we support individual transitions, strengthen families and improve community safety.
- The Crime and Justice Institute provides research and consulting services which advance evidence-based practices that inform systems-level change. Around the nation, we are making neighborhoods safer and improving the quality of life for all through strong public policy development and legislation.
The Nurse is responsible for providing psychiatric and medical support for the individuals, advocate for additional psychiatric and medical supports when appropriate, and provide staff and individual training in health related areas.
- Collaborate with
- Identify health related needs, monitor status and work with staff, physician’s and allied health professionals to formulate, coordinate and implement medical treatment plans and/or wellness plans for all consumers.
- Administer medications and treatments as prescribed, ensuring adherence to DDS, Medicaid and DPH regulations.
- Provide individual and/or group consumer and staff training in relevant areas (e.g., health hygiene, safety, diet, etc.).
- Ensure medical supplies needed for treatments and supports are provided
- Provide direct support to consumers
- Provide interface to day habilitation programs as needed to ensure continuity of supports
- Complete written reports, assessments, and audits etc. as required by the program and its funding and certification sources in a clear, concise and professional manner. This includes, but not limited too, monthly nursing progress notes, medication audits, ISP and annual review documentation.
- Advise the program manager and staff of any medical problems that may hinder a consumer’s progress or that affect participation in program.
- Ensure that needed medications are dispensed by staff.
- Perform other related work duties as need or as assigned by supervisors or designee.
- Provide supervision of daily operations in absence of supervisor or designee, as requested.
- Participate in supervisions, ISP review and all other required meetings as assigned.
- Customer Focus
- Communication Skills
- Continuous Development
- Team Effectiveness
- Problem Solving & Decision Making
- Process Improvement
Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut , knowledge of rehabilitative activities, ISP development, DDS philosophy, and behavior management.