Boys and Girls Village

Clinician- MST/BSF Sign on Bonus

LOCATION: Bridgeport, CT
 Boys & Girls Village currently is offering a generous sign-on bonus to any candidates that interview and are hired for our Clinician positions.
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.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
MST-BSF, an evidence-based treatment model, provides intensive family- and community-based treatment for families that are active cases within the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The family's DCF involvement is due to the physical abuse and/or neglect of a child (age 6-17 years of age) in the family in the last 180 days plus the use of marijuana, cocaine, opioids, alcohol, or other substances by at least one caregiver in the family.
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Therapist provides in home clinical services to the child and other influencers in the child’s life (family, parents, school). The Therapist must work a flexible schedule in order to eliminate the factors that create risk for repeat maltreatment, out of home placement of the child, and continued substance misuse to promote the long-term sustainability and generalizability of treatment gains.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conduct MST-BSF assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context.
  • Carry a caseload of 4 families; meeting with the family a minimum of 3 times per week during the 6-9 months of treatment.
  • Engage primary caregiver and other key participants in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
  • Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST Analytic Process.
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrate compliance with the nine MST Principles and the MST Analytic Process.
  • Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST-BSF treatment.
  • Provide direct clinical treatment using methods compatible with MST principles and practices that are part of the required treatments of this model.
  • Participate in all MST-BSF training, supervision and consultation activities.
  • Build a relationship with community stakeholders (i.e., child protection services, Guardians ad Litem, judges, schools, etc.) to ensure cooperation among service providers.
  • Facilitate delivery of the weekly Social Club recovery support group intervention.
  • Must be willing to schedule family visits during late afternoon and evening times and/or weekend hours
  • After hours on call duty as part of a regular rotation (may require going into the home)
  • Documents and evaluates all services and procedures to be in adherence with state statutes, COA standards and Boys & Girls Village standards.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned in order to deliver seamless services throughout the agency.
ESSENTIAL QUALCIFICATIONS/SKILLS:
  • Master’s Degree in Behavioral Health
  • Licensed or actively seeking to become licensed
  • Be willing to provide services in the home.
  • Demonstrated history of cultural competence
  • Experience working with adolescents and their families
  • Strong interpersonal skills
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience using Strategic/Structural Family, Cognitive-Behavioral, Behavioral Therapies
  • Bi-lingual
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • None
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Must be able to climb several flights of stairs
  • Must be able to work with clients in a variety of settings
WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT
  • Flexible schedule to meets the needs of the families.
  • Participate in an On Call Rotation
  • Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and access to reliable transportation
 
 
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.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.