The Team Leader provides direct service and day to day management (staff supervision and assists in program development and implementation) of EMPS services for greater Waterbury, as designated by the Director. The Team Leader is responsible for direct services with children, adolescents and their families including but not limited to evaluation and assessment; home & community based services; outreach; case and care management; individual and family therapies; crisis intervention; record keeping; collaboration with other professionals, team members and related community services (including consultation and/or community and/or school placements).
1. To provide comprehensive evaluations, treatment plans and treatment of children, adolescents and families. This includes evaluation/assessment; home and community based services; outreach; case and care management; individual, group and family therapies, as well as crisis intervention.
2. To supervise the day to day activities of assigned staff/interns and assist in the development and implementation of the EMPS for greater Waterbury.
3. To implement treatment plans (primarily crisis stabilization plans) that may include psychotherapy and clinically required support services including but not limited to translation, transportation (only as per agency policy) advocacy and linkage to other needed services.
4. To prevent and divert high need youths in the community and in behavioral health congregate settings from going to the Emergency Department.
5. To work with high need youth who are on overstays in the Emergency Department or inpatient units or at risk of overstays; are at risk for placement or are currently placed in a Crisis Stabilization Program, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) or other behavioral health congregate settings.
6. To work with local Emergency Departments to create and implement discharge plans for children who have stabilized from emergency department care.
7. To work professionally an in tandem with a variety of community entities including but limited to parents, schools, police, Emergency Department staff, external mental health providers, DCF, etc.
8. To maintain contact and provide follow-up with families requiring this service. This may include daily home visits and home based therapies.
9. To maintain confidential and/or any other required program documents.
A master’s degree in marriage and family therapy or social work and a Connecticut license as a Marriage and Family Therapist or Social Worker or a doctorate in psychology and a Connecticut license as a Psychologist is required. A master’s degree in a human service field with at least a one year clinical internship working with children and/or adolescents and a Connecticut license as a Professional Counselor will be considered. Two years post graduate clinical experience working with children, adolescents or families is required, four years experience is preferred. Experience providing clinical supervision and the necessary credentialing from NASW, AAMFT or the APA (or a similar credentialing body which approves supervisors or supervisors in training, status etc.) may be required. Experience in family therapies and/or training in family systems theory and practice are also preferred. Must have a valid drivers license.
- Medical, Dental & Vision insurance
- Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
- Company paid Short- term disability
- Company paid long-term disability insurance
- 401 K Plan • Discount Tuition
- Training and development Opportunities
- Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
- Employee discounts on Verizon Wireless services
Wellmore is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.