Company: The Village
Location: new britain
Posted on: May 3, 2021
ABOUT LINKING YOUTH TO NATURAL COMMUNITIES
Linking Youth to Natural Communities (LYNC) is a center-based
program for at-risk youth and families. LYNC provides supports and
services to help court-involved youth, ages 12 - 17, overcome
challenges and remain safely in the community. The program provides
a comprehensive array of individualized, strength-based services to
target behavior change and recidivism reduction. Staff aim to
ensure meaningful connections to community-based and natural
supports to promote youth and family success.
Provides limited, brief individual and/or family therapy, as
needed to LYNC youth and families while they are awaiting an
appointment with qualified provider in their community. Also
administer the YLS/CMI when needed and/or bio-psycho-social
assessment. Assists in implementing programmatic and agency
priorities within the LYNC program.
- Provides direct services to LYNC youth and their families which
- Screening, assessment and engagement
- Formulation and contracting for services or treatment plan
- Implementation of treatment plan, modifying it as appropriate
during the course of treatment
- Crisis management-oriented services
- Administering the YLS/CMI as needed and/or a bio-psycho-social
- Discharge planning which may include linkages to community
- Clinical documentation required by agency and program policies,
HIPAA regulations, and funding sources.
- Provision of service in the office or other identified setting
to meet the unique needs of families served.
- Works as a team member with other LYNC staff to respond to
youth and families and programmatic needs, including the
implementation of agency policies, procedures, and
- Participate in all quality assurance activities as
- Partners with Supervisor to identify and develop plans for
- Engage in strength-based, culturally competent, trauma-informed
and gender responsive interactions with youth and families.
- Uphold all program expectations.
- Promote a safe, welcoming environment with a focus on risk
reduction and positive behavior change.
- Partners with other program staff to identify and develop
approaches to address clients unmet needs or service gaps.
- Contributes to program functioning by assuming responsibility
for special tasks or leadership in special projects as
- Participates in Clinical Supervisor and management trainings as
- Contributes to agency organizational life by participating in
agency wide task forces, committees or problem solving teams as
- Contributes to agency visibility and development of community
linkages by representing the Village in community groups or
- Attend various trainings and meetings as needed to meet the
requirements of the position.
- Acquiring and maintaining the needed skills in evidenced based
models that the agency/ program ascribe to.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by
Experience and Skills:
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional
Counselor, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a minimum
of two years experience. Licensed eligible clinicians with
commensurate experience may be considered in collaboration with
- Bilingual/bicultural skills preferred.
- Cultural competency to serve a diverse population.
- Demonstrated understanding of risk-needs-responsivity
principles and risk reduction initiatives.
- Juvenile Justice experience.
- Strong diagnostic, assessment and treatment skills for
individual, family and group therapy.
- Extensive experience working with culturally diverse urban
populations, juvenile justice youth, a wide age range, and a
variety of clinical presentations.
- Knowledge of mental health, child welfare systems, and
- Good organizational, communication and supervisory skills.
- Ability to function autonomously in day to day
responsibilities; yet, seek consultation appropriately when
- Proficiency with word processing and general computer
- May require weekend and evening hours.
- Physically able to perform the essential functions of the
position, with or without reasonable accommodations. These
responsibilities include but are not limited to, the ability to
function safely in a therapeutic situation.
About The Program
Linking Youth to Natural Communities (LYNC) is a center-based
program for court-involved youth ages 12-17 and their families.
Clinicians work with youth to make sustainable behavioral changes
by providing an array of services that promote skill-building
opportunities and connections to community supports. Services
include crisis stabilization, individual and family therapy, case
management, educational and vocational supports, and more.
About The Village
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to
provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve
our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who
protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of
behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance
abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and
adults in the Greater Hartford region.
Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to
learning. If youd like to grow your career in a diverse and
supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join
The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package
designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and
their dependents, including:
- Medical and Prescription Coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up
to $1,000 per year
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Annual on-site flu clinics
- Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
- Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance
- 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match
Advancement in your Career
- Annual Professional License Reimbursement
- Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program National Health Service Corp
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and
confidential counseling services
- Paid Holidays
- Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick
and bereavement leave
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