75 North Mountain Road
New Britain, CT 06053
Healthcare - Health Services
Not for Profit - Charitable
Nonprofit - Social Services
4 Year Degree
At least 1 year(s)
The Intervention Specialist facilitates curriculum-based group and individual services to clients in program. Utilizes motivational interviewing and other strengths-based techniques to support program completion, increase client success and reduce recidivism.
Full-Time, with a schedule of 9-5pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The schedule for Tuesday and Thursday is 12-8pm.
Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.
Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:
For Good Health
· Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
· Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of up to $1,000 per year
· Wellness Programs
· Free annual flu shots
For a Secure Future
· Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
· Company paid long-term disability insurance
· 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees
For Career Advancement
· Education Reimbursement Program
· Training and development opportunities
For Work Life Balance
· Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
· Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
· Employee discounts at local spa and on Verizon Wireless services
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepares, plans, and facilitates individual and group sessions with integrity and fidelity to curriculum in a time-limited, solution-oriented manner.
Engages clients and addresses anti-social thinking, feeling, and acting. Demonstrates and reinforces concrete alternatives and problem solving skills.
Utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to engage clients and their families in AIC programming.
Monitors client behaviors and uses behavior management systems. Holds clients accountable and addresses ambivalence and resistance while helping clients maintain motivation to change.
Actively participates in quality assurance activities including video taping sessions and meeting with a quality assurance coach, attending trainings, data report analysis and review, etc.
Maintains accurate and timely documentation of group and collateral activities in agency and funder data systems.
Participates in efforts to meet and maintain performance based measures set by agency and CSSD.
Participates in client-centered, strengths-based presentations/discussions in staff meetings.
Prepares reports that are accurate and timely, and updates referral sources on client activities on a regular basis.
Models pro-social behaviors and serves as a role model to clients and staff.
Operates as part of a team by providing program coverage for client services (including urinalysis) outside of normal work schedule, typical job function or primary work site, as requested (e.g., additional evening or Saturday shifts may be required to ensure operational coverage).
Supervises collection of urine specimens for purposes of toxicology screening. Supervised urine specimens shall only be collected from a client by a staff member of the same gender.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
MA/MS degree plus 1 year experience or BA/BS degree plus 3 years experience in social services, teaching, training and/or group facilitation is required. Demonstrated ability and/or exceptional performance within a CSSD funded or Wheeler Clinic program may substituted for experience or education. Education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Displays excellent work habits (attendance, promptness, timeliness, professionalism), is open to feedback, and makes good use of time. Proven ability to work on a team to ensure program goals are met, communicates effectively verbally and in writing, and is committed to personal and program growth.
Current program needs require a male candidate for the position.