POSITION LOCATION: MILFORD, CT
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.
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:
Provide a safe, orderly and nurturing living experience
for children in care by providing direct care, supervision, behavioral
management, recreational and therapeutic programming
Assist clients with daily living skills as well as
teach clients so that they can learn new skills.
Ensure that goals/objectives of each client’s treatment
and crisis management plans are implemented as part of the daily activities.
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.
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.
Be familiar with and implement all program policies and
Provide crisis intervention utilizing individual, group
and peer principles. If necessary perform emergency safety interventions
(restraints) safely and effectively.
May be mandated to stay beyond the end of shift if
coverage is required.
to the staffing schedule with the understanding that shift assignments are
determined by program needs.
Med certified, administer medication, as scheduled by nurse and prescribed by
weekly staff meetings when applicable.
all Relias trainings (online and in person) by due date.
additional assignments and responsibilities as requested by supervisors.
An Associates’ degree in Human Services or related
Ability to deal with crisis situations; implement
behavior modification programs; maintain appropriate boundaries; and work as a
Must display effective communication skills in working
with children, families, and other staff
Must fulfill competency based training requirements in
TCI and Social Skills Model
Certified in CPR and First Aid
Valid driver’s license and
clean driving record
Ability to perform TCI consistent with program policy
Ability to climb stairs
WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT:
Some travel may be required to take clients to
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.