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Child Development Specialist, Extended Day

Company: Klingberg Comprehensive Program Services Inc
Location: New Britain
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

If helping children and their families is your passion, this may be the opportunity for you!Klingberg is a private non-profit multi service agency who provides help to thousands of people across Connecticut each year. Our goal is to extend hope and healing to children and families whose lives have been traumatized by abuse and/or neglect in its various forms, sever family problems and mental health issues.We are seeking to fill full time Child Developments Specialist positions in our Extended Day Treatment program located on our New Britain campus. The Extended Day Treatment program is an intensive, year-round program that provides an array of comprehensive therapeutic services for children ages 5-12 experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties. The Extended Day Treatment program offers services in the hours immediately following school and on school vacation days. The program offers a structured setting where children learn important coping and social skills and participate in a variety of activities to promote healthy development. Opportunities for recreation and community enrichment are provided.Full time employees are eligible for our attractive benefits that include: Health, dental, and vision insurance, Life insurance, 401k plus a match, 13 Paid Holidays, 3 Weeks Vacation, Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program, and a Referral Program. We are also currently offering a $1,000 sign on bonus.Responsibilities:Participate in the development of individual treatment plans and facilitates implementation of the plans.Consults with other staff to assure consistency and continuity of individual treatment programs.Fosters a stable and therapeutic environment and interacts with clients in a manner marked by a controlled, non-judgmental tone of voice and body language, promoting individual responsibility and self-esteem.Implements treatment plans, behavioral level system, and other means of structure in a therapeutic, caring and respectful manner.Fosters a positive, communicative environment for client families, guardians, and representatives.Provides a variety of services to clients, including transportation, assistance and instruction in hygiene, assistance in the development of daily living skills and maintenance of other personal needs.Participates in and/or plans recreational activities both on and off campus. This participation includes motivation of clients, hobby and skills instruction and support, and the fostering of a positive, enthusiastic, and therapeutic play environment.Provides transportation for clients, to and from the program as assigned.Participates in physical intervention of clients as required in a manner consistent with policy and procedures. Obtains and maintains appropriate training certification.Education/Experience/Other Requirements:Bachelors Degree and 2-4 years in a clinical treatment program setting preferred.Must maintain a valid drivers license.Obtain and maintain certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and CPR/First Aid (training provided internally).Bilingual in Spanish preferred.Klingberg Family Centers (and its Affiliates) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, learning or physical disability, past or present history of mental disorder, developmental disabilities, veteran status, or any other category protected by state, federal or local law.We are an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.11am-7pm (school year)8am-4pm (summer)40 a weekby Jobble

Keywords: Klingberg Comprehensive Program Services Inc, New Britain , Child Development Specialist, Extended Day, Other , New Britain, Connecticut

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