Family & Children's Agency

Clinician, Family & Community Ties Program

Location
Norwalk, Connecticut
Posted
Nov 11, 2017
Closes
Jan 10, 2018
Industry
Non-profit
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) is a leading, nonprofit human service organization committed to building better lives by increasing the social and emotional wellbeing of our clients. We provide strength based solution focused services that meet the needs of our clients throughout the life cycle including children, families, youth, adults and seniors. Our acquired knowledge and skill has also enabled us to be responsive to the changing needs in the communities we serve.


Our Mission is to partner with individuals, families, organizations and communities to build better lives.

We are Clinician to join our Foster Care team within the Family & Community Ties program:

The Clinician will provide all clinical therapy services, facilitate treatment planning, lead crisis plan development, and cover on-call responsibilities in the Family and Community Ties Foster Care Program. In addition to this, the clinician will provide in-home intensive treatment services to families in the program including crisis intervention, parent guidance and education, brief psychotherapy, concrete services, advocacy and linkage to other services.  Moreover, the clinician will assume responsibility for coordinating the collaboration of all professionals involved with the child and the family and will be responsible for assessment, treatment planning and maintaining case records and summaries. 

Requirements:

  • Must be licensed or license eligible Masters level clinician with degree in Social work or other related field with experience in crisis intervention and children and adolescents with mental illness/emotional disturbance.  
  • Participate in weekly clinical supervision and Peer Supervision meeting and case meeting. 
  • Work non-traditional and flexible hours to accommodate the needs of the youth and families in this program.
  • Assist in matching and placement of children in foster family homes.
  • Provide minimum bi-weekly visits with child and foster family.
  • Provide a variety of services and interventions needed to stabilize and maintain placements.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of cultural diversity, heritage and knowledge of cultural issues and patterns.
  • Network with DCF and community agencies.
  • Assess clinical needs of children and families.
  • Develop and update treatment plans for each child on a quarterly basis.
  • Assist with reunification process as appropriate.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned to provide consistent, seamless services to children and families.
  • Complete required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Must be able to work with diverse populations and be willing to provide home based services.
  • Demonstrate maturity, professionalism and self-awareness, a non-judgmental attitude, the ability to deal with resistance and rejection, cultural competency and the ability to work independently and under challenging conditions.
  • Bi-lingual skills are preferred.

In addition to being recognized as one of the Top Workplaces by Hearst Media for the fourth year in a row, we offer a competitive compensation package with benefits. Our full-time benefit offerings include medical, dental, vision, 401K with a match, flexible spending plan and a generous vacation policy. EOE.