The Clinical Therapist will be responsible for clinical services and general case management within the context of a treatment team for children and families served by The Children’s Center of Hamden. The Extended Day Treatment Program has a capacity of 62 boys & girls who live at home or with a surrogate family, and who require an intensive treatment setting.  Treatment planning on the milieu considers gender, growth & development, trauma histories, and diagnosis.  While on our campus the youth are divided into distinct treatment groups according to age & diagnosis.  The groups each have their own schedule of treatment activities.  All staff have formal training in Risking Connections and some are involved in a DCF training cooperative to maintain certification as Project Joy facilitators.

Schedule and Days off: 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. during the academic year.  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. during the summer and school vacations. Saturday and Sundays off.

Requirements:

  • Clinical experience working with youth, adolescents & families.
  • Must be a Masters level clinician (MSWs must have received LMSW license) with license eligibility.
  • Bi-lingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  • Valid CT driver’s license.

Experience: One year experience. Training in child psychopathology and developmental psychology.

Responsibilities:        

  • Provide various types of counseling & therapy to youth & families.
  • Be part of a multidisciplinary team, and is responsible for providing information, strategies and a clinical perspective, along with promoting teamwork in the treatment of youth.
  • Be the liaison to outside agencies & personnel; DCF, hospitals, insurance/managed care, the legal system, private consultants, etc.
  • Be expected to perform other related duties.

 

 

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