The REGIONS Secure Program is a secure residential treatment program for up to 8 boys. The mission of the program is to provide a home-like environment with a trauma-informed, culturally responsive, gender-specific, linguistically appropriate, strengths-based, and relationship-driven milieu for the boys and to help them improve their social, physical and emotional well-being. Our vision is to therapeutically intervene in the cycle of offending to reduce the boys’ risk factors and prevent them from transitioning into the adult justice system. Our treatment philosophy is one that is individualized, designed to help the boys develop a positive self-image, learn effective coping skills, experience success, gain confidence, build positive relationships, achieve behavioral changes and re-enter their communities better equipped to succeed.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree with experience working with at risk or court-involved adolescents, residential treatment programs and demonstrated supervisory experience. Equivalent experience and training with specific experience in a juvenile residential program will be considered. Knowledge of the juvenile justice system and the operation of juvenile residential programs. Understanding and knowledge of gender-specific, trauma-informed, culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate issues and needs. Strong interpersonal, communication, emotional intelligence, decision making and crisis management skills. Ability to interact effectively with a multi-cultural population. Must share the belief that people can change and individuals in need deserve quality services and an opportunity to succeed. Must have and maintain a valid CT driver’s license and have reliable transportation. Must be able to transport clients to appointments and into the community, have the capacity to become medication and TCI certified, and work additional hours and/or overtime as needed. Bi-lingual ability (Spanish/English) preferred.
· Provide supervision of all shift activities including assistance and guidance to Youth Mentors and direct supervision of youth with daily activities including school and groups.
· Maintain a safe, secure, strength-based, gender responsive, trauma informed, linguistically appropriate and culturally sensitive environment.
· Implement all agency/program policies and procedures governing facility operations to ensure compliance.
· Ensure that all necessary logs, incident reports, inspections and forms are completed as required.
· Train, coach, develop and evaluate staff.
· In the absence of the Assistant Program Manager, assume the operational responsibilities of the program. Oversee the proper use of equipment, security devices and other program property.
· Meet with management team and other staff on a regular basis to clarify operational policies and procedures and review programming.
· Maintain accountability for the location of clients at all times.
· Mediate and resolve youth problems. Handle all situations in a manner consistent with relational and strength based practices, and in accordance with policies and procedures. As necessary, utilize approved verbal and/or physical intervention skills.
· Utilize program behavior motivational procedures as needed.
· Monitor youth visiting, maintaining professional boundaries with youth and their families/visitors.
· Facilitate groups and conduct therapeutic programming under the supervision of the Rehabilitation Therapist.
· Reinforce youth’s individual treatment plan.
· Serve as a role model to youth and staff modeling pro-social behaviors.
· Establish and maintain professional boundaries with all staff, youth and providers.
· Conduct both formal and informal counts and compete internal and external facility security and safety checks.
· Complete pre-post assignment and all required on-going training.
· Conduct investigations as required.
· Be familiar with universal precautions and related issues including risks of communicable diseases.
· Provide assistance to the Assistant Program Manager with administrative functions as needed.
· Perform other duties as required.
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Apply by fax: 860-967-3280
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