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Foster Care Senior Clinician

Company: Wheeler Clinic
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Job Description:

Wednesday, June 10, 2020


Wheeler's vision is that all people will have the opportunity to grow, change and live healthier, productive lives. Our mission is to provide equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.

POSITION SUMMARY

Want to be part of a team that is helping create a hopeful tomorrow for some of Connecticut's most vulnerable youth? Wheeler's Family and Community Ties program offers intensive therapeutic intervention and support to trained foster families who provide stable and loving homes to children and adolescents with serious behavioral health concerns and who have experienced significant trauma. We are looking for an experienced therapist to provide individualized, intensive therapeutic services to children and their foster families utilizing evidence based treatments and other empirically supported interventions matched to the unique treatment needs of each child and family. If you have high energy, work from a strengths-based perspective, have strong child and family clinical experience and want to join a team that has a proven track record of creating permanency for youth, then we want to hear from you!

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

Master's or doctoral degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Counseling plus at least 2 years of experience working with behavioral health service delivery to children, adolescents with serious behavioral health concerns and their families are required. Experience working with the foster care population is preferred.

Licensure Requirements for Clinical Positions

Credential(s) Required: Connecticut license (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Psychologist)

LOCATION

Office Location is in Plainville, CT. Position requires travel to the Greater Hartford and Waterbury areas.

SCHEDULE

Full time

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

- For Good Health

- Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance

- Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution

- Wellness Programs

- Free annual flu shots

- For a Secure Future

- Company paid Life and AD&D insurance

- Company paid long-term disability insurance

- For Retirement

- 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees

- For Career Advancement

- Education Reimbursement Program

- Training and development opportunities

- For Work Life Balance

- Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave

- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling

- Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Conducts program specific screening and evaluation, and formulates diagnosis in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). Develops and documents, clear clinical formulations and comprehensive treatment/service plans that are multidimensional, individualized, measurable, and developed in collaboration with the client, family, and other collaterals involved with the child.

Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology and other behavioral health concerns and primary modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention. Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols. Utilizes best practices and evidenced based practice models where appropriate and adheres to model and program expectations.

Is actively involved in the matching process, meeting with the youth to determine placement needs and preferences and to identify child-specific training needs for the foster family.

Assists in development and delivery of post-licensure training for foster families, and works with families in developing child specific training plans for foster parents, to assist them in developing the skills that will help support youth in achieving goals on their service plans.

Communicates in a positive, effective manner with children, foster families, biological families, and all internal and external providers involved as required.

Attends all necessary internal and external meetings with foster care staff, providers, foster and biological parents, and children associated with the foster care program.

Works with team to ensure appropriate care management services to help foster children stabilize in placement and improve overall functioning.

Provides support/direction to foster families to assist them in caring for the children placed in their homes.

Monitors foster parent compliance with program expectations/policy and assists families in meeting these requirements.

Works with biological families, where appropriate, to help them to support the child while in foster placement and/or to prepare for their return home.

Meets direct service productivity goals as defined by the program. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.

Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.

Documents all client related information in compliance with agency policy and DCF contractual standards for child and/or families within the foster care program.

Provides service in the office and/or community settings outside the office (e.g., homes, schools, hospitals, institutions, other community locations) as defined by the program.

Provides after hours on call response to foster children and their families on a rotating basis with other foster care program staff.

Promotes and supports the foster care program within the community, and assists with recruitment and training as needed.

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.

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Wheeler Clinic is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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  • Job Function

    8864



  • Pay Type

    Salary



  • Required Education

    Master's Degree




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