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Job Title: Children Services Worker (Part-Time)
Location: Middletown, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 05/17/2024
Expire Date: 06/17/2024
Job Categories: Other / General
Job Description
Children Services Worker (Part-Time)
The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) – Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center– Hospital and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) – South Campus, is currently accepting applications for six (6), part-time 1st or 2nd shift Children Services Worker positions in Middletown, CT.

*STARTING SALARY INFORMATION:

New hires to the classification of Children Services Worker shall be paid an hourly rate of $28.23 (FJ18)
Upon successful completion of the working test period, effective the payroll period following, the Employee shall be compensated at an hourly rate of $29.65 (FK18)
Employees who have previously completed a working test period in a 1199-covered direct-care position shall not be subject to this reduced training rate upon transfer or promotion.
Position Highlights: PCN’s 133448, 133450, 133451, 133452, 114106, 81921

Part-time
Available Schedules:
Saturday, Sunday; 1st shift 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday; 2nd shift 2:45 pm – 11:15 pm
Schedules include non-standard starting/end times, holidays and weekends, and shall be determined based on operational needs and after contractual obligations are met.

In your role as a Children Services Worker, you will have the opportunity to:

Counsel and advise residents individually on such matters as purpose of institutionalization, problems, progress in unit and placement plans;
Participate in maintaining a therapeutic milieu by meeting psychological and physical needs of residents;
Oversee daily living activities to ensure proper care of residents;
Teach residents in unit self-support skills such as basic money management, daily living habits, hygiene, etc.;
Dispense rewards to residents as result of behavior;
Oversee recreational activities for residents;
Write reports of significant events in unit such as runaways and incidents;
Check temperatures of residents and dispense selected medications;
Record daily activities in log book;
Escort residents to destinations on and off grounds, to and from meals, class, infirmary, court, placements, etc.;
Discipline Children who are acting out and follow up with appropriate actions;
Attend staff meetings and training sessions to improve treatment and therapy skills;
Perform related duties as required;
Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:

Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
Paid time off – including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
A healthy work-life balance!
To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked one of the best Employers of 2023 – State of CT receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
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DCF Mission Statement:

Caring, healing and teaching -partnering with children, families and communities to build hope and create opportunities.

We believe that:

Children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders can lead productive and satisfying lives.
Children, youth and their families have the right and responsibility to participate in their treatment.
No child will be refused treatment based on their ability to pay for services.
Our services work best when integrated with community care.
About the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center – South Campus:

At the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center, we treat our youth and each other with dignity and respect. It is in this relational, cultural and gender sensitive surrounding that our therapeutic milieu is based. Interdisciplinary teams develop, implement and continually assess individualized treatment plans.

Solnit – South Campus is a state-administered Psychiatric facility for Connecticut’s children who are under the age of eighteen, located on a 67-acre campus overlooking the Connecticut River in Middletown, CT. The center provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents with severe mental illness and related behavior and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting.

The campus includes: Four coed hospital units, three female adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility cottages (PRTF), two schools, an indoor pool, playgrounds, ball field, two gyms, recreation rooms, and outdoor picnic area.

Qualifications & Requirements
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of paraprofessional experience in an applied treatment program for emotionally disturbed, delinquent, behaviorally disordered, educationally deficient or intellectually disabled children or youth.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
An Associate's degree in the health, human services or mental health areas may be substituted for the General Experience.
Thirty (30) college credits in a course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree in the behavioral sciences may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
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The State of Connecticut – Executive Branch employs thousands of dedicated professionals, committed to providing a safe and thriving environment for our community, and visitors. As a small state, we have so much to offer – education, employment, culture, travel, nature, history and recreation - each of these opportunities positively impact our citizens and businesses. While Hartford is Connecticut’s state capital and home to many of our agency offices, we are proud to offer positions located throughout the state. Some of our most popular work sites are located in Bridgeport, Enfield, Middletown, New Haven, Torrington, and with a higher demand throughout the Fairfield County. We are seeking to hire employees for locations statewide who find inspiration in our culture and values, specifically: - Committed to making an impact - Serving the public through meaningful work - Seeking limitless opportunities to grow - Enjoy a work/life balance (with competitive benefits) - Interested in diversity and fresh perspectives If you can see yourself contributing to our vision, we encourage you to apply to join us!
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