Licensed or license eligible
Exciting opportunity to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a Therapeutic Group Home setting for children and adolescents. Work collaboratively with clients, families, educational providers, the Department of Children and Families and others to develop treatment plans to support positive living environments and client goals. Provide individual, family, group and other modalities as appropriate to support treatment goals. Current caseload is 5 children and their families.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited school is required. Experience working with youth and families from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds, as well as exceptional communication, interpersonal, organizational and writing skills are also required.
CT licensure or license eligible (i.e., LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LADC, Ph.D., Psy.D.).
Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts program specific screening and evaluation, and formulates diagnoses in accordance with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Develops and documents clear clinical formulations and treatment plans that are individualized and measureable, developed in collaboration with the client/family and others, as relevant.
Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology and other behavioral concerns and primary modalities of psycho-therapeutic intervention. Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols. Utilizes best practice and evidence-based practice models where appropriate and adheres to model and program expectations.
Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external levels of care, referral processes and resources. Makes clinically appropriate referrals for identified service needs in a timely manner.
Identifies potential risk factors and taking measures to reduce those risks in the milieu through reinforcement of positive and safe behaviors, trauma-informed and relationally-based therapeutic interventions, and reporting of suspected child abuse/neglect, according to agency policies and procedures.
Trains and participates in emergency safety interventions authorized and approved by the agency, when a student presents with an imminent safety concern.
Communicates in a positive, effective manner with clients, families and all internal and external providers. Attends any required meetings.
Meets direct service productivity goals as defined by program. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, adheres to practice standards, data collection and reporting protocols.
Documents all client-related information in compliance with agency policy.
Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.
Provides service in the office and /or community settings outside of the office (e.g., homes, schools, hospitals, institutions, other community locations) as defined by the program.
Maintains required license and certifications.
Reports child abuse/neglect as mandated, adheres to confidentiality guidelines and meets all necessary licensing, regulatory and accreditation standards, as related to the program, staff, records and care of youth.