Village for Families & Children, Inc - Hartford, CT

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POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Work directly with as a member of the permanency team, as well as, therapeutic foster and adoptive parents within the program by completing home studies and re-approvals in a timely and efficient manner. Work collaboratively with the Department of Children and Families as it relates to Permanency Services Placement Program (PPSP) contracts. Provide assistance and guidance to clients who request non-identifying information and/or inquire about initiating the search process.

Clinical degree in social work, psychology, or other licensed-eligible counseling degree

Bilingual/bicultural skills preferred.

Cultural competency to serve a diverse population

Strong diagnostic, assessment and treatment skills for individual, family and group therapy.

Extensive experience working with culturally diverse urban populations, a wide age range, and a variety of clinical presentations.

Knowledge of mental health, child welfare systems, and community resources.

Good organizational and communication skills.

Ability to function autonomously in day to day responsibilities; yet, seek consultation appropriately when needed.

Proficiency with word processing and general computer skills.

Physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations. These responsibilities include but are not limited to, the ability to function safely in a therapeutic situation, including provision of services in client homes or host settings.