Sign-on Bonus Available – Limited Time Offer
$1000 for Full Time
Brandon’s Mission Statement: We create an environment that is safe, respectful, nurturing, supportive, tolerant, and positive for all children, adolescents, families, staff and collateral community resources involved; to provide the highest quality treatment, residential, educational, and reintegration services; and to emphasize individual growth while promoting positive familial and social attitudes. Our Core Values of respect, caring, safety, and accountability reinforce our Mission, and are embedded in our treatment practice across the range of services that we provide. These perspectives on treatment guide our approaches to providing stability and psychological health for our youth and their families.
Scope of the Position: Because of the life experiences and trauma histories that our youth present with, employees must not only provide adequate safety and supervision, but must be actively engaged in the process of building relationships, understanding and solving problems as part of a team, and must offer energy, safety and commitment in their work with our youth through genuine, caring and empathic engagement. The clinical department supports family involvement by providing relevant information, direct clinical care, as well as oversight, and clinical support for visits and home passes with family and other significant people in the lives of our youth.
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Professional development assistance
- Referral program
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
- Participate as an active and effective member of the Leadership Team for assigned program
- Provide clinical consultation for treatment team members
- Provide individual, dyad and group therapy with children and adolescents, and family therapy and play an active role in the milieu
- Complete child, adolescent and family diagnostic evaluations/assessments
- Develop comprehensive and objective treatment plan development and implementation in compliance with multiple regulations and agency policy, including physical intervention techniques
- Complete case reports, progress notes, and other documentation as required
- Work collaboratively with Treatment Directors to ensure that clinical and productive standards are met
- Adheres to Brandon’s Mission Statement
- Provide a safe, nurturing, caring atmosphere for youth.
- Work within program policy and guidelines to provide program services.
- Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and required trainings as scheduled.
- Demonstrates an understanding of child development relevant to the age group of the residence worked in. Demonstrates an understanding of the actual developmental levels of youth in the residence, and intervenes to promote development and adjusts expectations according to development level
- Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of family/kinship connections to youth in our residence and supports those connections by welcoming parents, relatives, and caregivers on visits and facilitating planned contacts with families in the program, the community, and the family/relative home.
- Demonstrates an empathic understanding of complex trauma and its effects including abuse, loss, and neglect that youth bring to placement. Incorporating that understanding in interactions with youth with therapeutic responses to pain based behavior.
- Work as part of a team to identify needs and strategies to meet those needs and implement identified strategies for youth to insure needs are met.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and role in individual youth treatment plans, including their assessment, particular needs, behavioral goals, and identified intervention strategies.
- Master’s degree in counseling profession
- Experience in the Mental Health field
- Valid MA driver’s license
- Valid DEEC/CORI background check
- First Aid, CPR, and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Certification are required and must be successfully completed before the end of the 90-day new employee probation period; these are required to be maintained throughout employment. Employees will also be required to complete a CARE 5 day certification course during first year of employment. Agency scheduled and required trainings, E-Learning trainings as assigned, and any other program specific training as scheduled. Continued skill development and maintain certifications.
MENTAL DEMANDS: Work well as part of a team and maintain professional boundaries while providing nurturing care to youth in school and home-like settings. Able to anticipate and appropriately manage the emotional impact of working with traumatized youth. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Location: 27 Winter Street, Natick, MA 01760
Pay: $46,000-$53,000 per year
- Weekly COVID Testing on-site
- Must Wear a Mask on the Premises unless eating or drinking