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.
The Kids I.N.N. program serves as a diversionary
setting during times of crisis or as a step-down from a more restrictive
placement for male and female youth ages 5 - 14. The Safe Haven PSB program is
a specialized residential treatment facility treating boys between the ages of
12 – 17 who exhibit problem sexual behaviors to the extent that they
require a staff secure treatment
facility to address their sexual acting out.
The Milieu Nurse provides nursing services and
administers medication as needed. Acts a
Mental Health Worker in providing direct care, supervision, behavior
management, recreational and therapeutic programming to children in the Shelter
Programs when ratios require.
III. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implements regulations pertaining to physical
Provides a safe, orderly and nurturing living
experience for children in care.
Determines, assesses and provides medical care, as
permitted under state license and program policies and procedures.
Is knowledgeable of and implements all programs and
medical policies and procedures.
Notifies supervisor, immediately, regarding crisis
situations, including elopements, major aggression and sexual acting out.
Provides monitoring, assessment and documentation of
Provides direct care, supervision, behavior management,
recreational and therapeutic programming.
Provides crisis intervention, de-escalation and
restraint techniques when necessary.
Administers medication, as scheduled by Program Nurse
and prescribed by Psychiatrist.
Takes direct charge of any medical emergencies.
Completes nursing assessment for after hours admissions
in the absence of the program nurse.
Evaluates the physical condition of children following
Keeps supervisor apprised of any physical or health
care issues, which may affect the health and/or safety of children or staff.
Creates and maintains a clean work environment.
Educates staff regarding medical issues, medication
administration, medical policy
and procedures, and
universal precautions as requested by supervisor.
Attends weekly staff meetings.
Participates in weekly therapeutic groups as a
co-facilitator, under the guidance of the clinical staff.
May be mandated to stay beyond the end of shift if
coverage is required.
Adheres to the staffing schedule, with the
understanding that shift assignments are determined by program needs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
out all additional assignments as directed.
Must be a Registered Nurse for the State of Connecticut who graduated
from an accredited school of nursing.
Must be knowledgeable of applicable standards and regulations.
Must have knowledge of diverse cultural groups and the ability to work
within a multidisciplinary team.
Must fulfill competency-based training requirements in TCI and the Boys
& Girls Village Social Skills Model.
Prior experience working in a group living program, serving children is
Previous experience working in pediatric care is also preferred.
Intervention, Restraining when necessary
CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT:
Flexible work schedule is necessary.