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Boys & Girls Village, Inc.
528 Wheelers Farms Road
Milford CT 06461
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1. MENTAL HEALTH WORKER-PER DIEM/PART TIME

Description:

POSITION LOCATION: MILFORD, CT

 

 ABOUT US


At Boys & Girls Village, we understand that children and families are the cornerstones of our society. Since 1942, it has been our mission to preserve and strengthen family bonds. As a leader in services for troubled youth and their families, we continually strive to develop a seamless continuum of care. Boys & Girls Village offers an array of services for children and their families. These services range from highly structured sub-acute services on campus to intensive intervention and care in the home and the community. Our broad range of programs and services are designed to work collaboratively with families, state and local agencies, and other community providers.

PURPOSE/FUNCTION OF PROGRAM:

Kids INN is a psychiatric residential treatment facility which serves as a diversionary setting during times of crisis or as a step-down from inpatient psychiatric hospital units. Safe Haven is a residential program for boys with Problem Sexual Behavior (PSB).  These programs share staff with our therapeutic day school. These services are delivered in a manner which is consistent with the Agency’s goals and mission.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

 

The Per Diem Mental Health Workers function as a Mental Health Worker but work on an as needed basis when available.  They are responsible for directly engaging with youth in care and assisting them in developing adaptive living skills.  They also actively supervise, monitor, and manage crisis situations therapeutically. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

1.      Provide a safe, orderly and nurturing living experience for children in care by providing direct care, supervision, behavioral management, recreational and therapeutic programming

2.      Assist clients with daily living skills as well as teach clients so that they can learn new skills.

3.      Ensure that goals/objectives of each client’s treatment and crisis management plans are implemented as part of the daily activities.

4.      Complete documentation daily including PNMI moments in time (Safe Haven), monitoring sheets, and incident reports.

5.      Ensure that any issues or client behaviors that are observed are discussed with the Supervisors so that the shift summary can accurately reflect what occurred throughout the shift. 

6.      Immediately notify supervisors and/or Director regarding campus crisis situations, including elopements, major aggression and sexual acting out. Immediately report to supervisor anytime emergency personnel are on campus.

7.      Be familiar with and implement all program policies and procedures.

8.      Provide crisis intervention utilizing individual, group and peer principles. If necessary perform emergency safety interventions (restraints) safely and effectively.

9.      May be mandated to stay beyond the end of shift if coverage is required.

10.  Adhere to the staffing schedule with the understanding that shift assignments are determined by program needs.

11.  If Med certified, administer medication, as scheduled by nurse and prescribed by psychiatrist.

12.  Attend weekly staff meetings when applicable.

13.  Complete all Relias trainings (online and in person) by due date.

14.  Accepts additional assignments and responsibilities as requested by supervisors.

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

1.      An Associates’ degree in Human Services or related field. 

2.      Ability to deal with crisis situations; implement behavior modification programs; maintain appropriate boundaries; and work as a team member.

3.      Must display effective communication skills in working with children, families, and other staff

4.      Must fulfill competency based training requirements in TCI and Social Skills Model

5.      Certified in CPR and First Aid

6.      Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1.      Bachelor’s degree in Human Services

2.      Bi-lingual

3.      Knowledge of cultural diversity and childhood development

4.      Experience working in congregate care settings

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

1.      Ability to perform TCI consistent with program policy and procedure

2.      Ability to climb stairs

 

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT:

1.      Some travel may be required to take clients to appointments.

2.      Must be able to maintain a flexible schedule in order to meet program needs


COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

Boys & Girls Village takes pride in the supportive, team-oriented work environment we offer to current and prospective employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, a retirement plan and generous vacation benefits. In addition, it is our goal to assure that the highest quality of care is provided to our clients by our competent, committed employees. To that end, we encourage professional development through our tuition reimbursement program and promote continued growth through various learning opportunities.

Boys & Girls Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We accept resumes on an ongoing basis. Due to the large volume of resumes that we receive, we kindly ask that you do not inquire via telephone about the status of your resume. You can be assured that if you do not hear from us, your resume will be held on file for future consideration.

PLEASE NOTE:Due to the Department of Children & Families regulations, we are prohibited from hiring anyone with a pending charges or convictions of assault or a violent crime; risk of injury to a minor; impairing the morals of a child; physical or sexual abuse, possession; use or sale of a controlled substance; similar crimes.

Apply Now: Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume today!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internships are available. Please contact Human Resources at 203-877-0300 for more information and to learn whether we can meet the internship requirements of your school.
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