Boys and Girls Village

Mental Health Counselor

Mental Health Counselor- IICAPS

Location: Bridgeport, CT

  • BGV is seeking a Bachelor’s Level Mental Health Counselor for our Intensive In-home Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS).
  • Increased compensation for Bi-lingual Spanish speaking candidates

POSITION OVERVIEW: The IICAPS Mental Health Counselor provides services to families in their homes and out in the community.  The Mental Health Counselor must work a flexible schedule, including afternoon, evening, or weekend hours to reduce barriers to treatment and accommodate the family’s schedule.

  • Collaborate with clinician in assessment, treatment planning, and stabilization of clients.
  • Offer therapeutic support, parent guidance to families.
  • Carry a case load of 8 to 9 cases; averaging 5.5 hours of direct service per week per case.
  • Work individually with children as clinically indicated.
  • Collaborate with clinician to provide advocacy, case management and concrete services in accordance with treatment plan.
  • Must be willing to schedule family visits during late afternoon and evening times and/or weekend hours.
  • BS in social work or related mental health field or equivalent experience. 
  • Prior experience in Human Services, Health Care/Mental Health, Education, Community Organizing, or Advocacy.
  • Experience working with children and adults. 
  • Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) desired.

PURPOSE/FUNCTION OF THE PROGRAM:

To provide intensive in-home services to children and adolescents who because of the complexity and severity of the psychiatric needs are at risk for hospitalization; to prevent hospitalization or need for other institutional levels of care and to maximize community functioning.

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

Boys & Girls Village (BGV) takes pride in the supportive, team-oriented environment we offer to our employees.

FOR YOUR HEALTH & WELLBEING

    • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, including an option that is free to employees. Currently using United HealthCare
    • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
    • Free annual flu shots
    • Wellness workshops

FOR YOUR FUTURE

    • a 401K plan with employer contributions
    • Company paid life and AD&D insurance, short and long-term disability.

FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT

    • A tuition reimbursement program and free licensing supervision.
    • Partnership with CT Non-Profit Alliance for tuition discounts at participating universities
    • Training and development opportunities

FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE

    • Competitive salaries, with increased compensation for Bi-lingual in Spanish staff
    • Generous benefit time, including vacation, sick, and personal time
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling for employee and family

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.