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Summary: Program Directors are responsible for the coordination, implementation and operation of the program. Directors provide leadership for program staff, and establish, monitor, and evaluate performance expectations. They ensure the program operates under established policy within fiscal guidelines, as well as participating in the development of all program services.
Requirements: Masters Degree in Social Work or the equivalent. Minimum three to five years experience in direct services to children/adolescents with psychiatric issues, administrative management and staff supervision in a residential setting. Qualified candidates must be license eligible or possess a license as a LCSW, LMFT, PhD in Psychology or Psychology Degree.
Resident Advisor Summary: Resident Advisors (RAs) are key members of the program team participating in the care, behavioral intervention and support of group home youth. RAs share responsibility for all aspects of client supervision and daily programming, as well as implementing program goals and behavioral interventions as set by the Program Director. RAs also provide documentation to support program participation and work in collaboration with program personnel, community resources and families to provide opportunities for the development of all clientele.
Requirements: Bachelors Degree and 6-12 months experience with at-risk youth, or Associates Degree and equivalent experience.
Supervisor Summary: Supervisors act as key members of the program team participating in the care, behavioral intervention and support of at-risk youth. Supervisors directly supervise resident advisors and ensure that the shift operates smoothly and efficiently. This position also shares responsibility for client supervision and daily programming, and works in collaboration with the Department of Children & Families (DCF), community providers and families.
Requirements: Bachelors Degree and a minimum of 2 years experience working with youth with significant behavioral health issues.
Clinicians Summary: Clinicians provide counseling and case management services to clients and their families. Clinicians assist clients in identifying problems and developing the skills needed for personal and family development in an effort to reintegrate into the community.
Requirements: Licensed Clinician with a Masters Degree in Social Work or Marriage & Family Therapy, or a Clinical PhD in Psychology, with minimum three years experience providing counseling to at-risk youth and their families.
Case Manager Summary: Monitor, develop and coordinate all aspects of a clients program participation, including but not limited to educational, vocational, social, financial recreational and interpersonal development.
Requirements: Bachelors degree is required in related field and two to three years experience working with at-risk youth, homeless youth, foster care youth and/or young mothers in a transitional and/or independent living environment.