The Community Connections program consist of four community-based treatment programs, which provide individual and family counseling to families involved with the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) and New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC).
· The ideal Therapist/Clinician provides quality clinical/treatment in home/community.
· Posses sound knowledge and judgement in clinical processes including trauma informed approaches to support treatment and recovery from mental health and substance use disorders.
· The Therapist/Clinician supports families that are/were involved with DCP&P and CSOC and provide appropriate interventions.
· Conduct a comprehensive intake assessment and ongoing follow up to monitor risks.
· Assist clients in establishing goals and strategies for increasing self-sufficiency and provide appropriate referrals when necessary.
· Incorporates trauma informed integrated approaches to support treatment and recovery from mental health and substance use disorders.
· Differentiates between the range of normal development and behaviors and pathological adaptations, and then initiates appropriate interventions.
· Demonstrates the ability to utilize appropriate interventions in both non-crisis and crisis situations.
· Uses a range of approaches according to client need (e.g. individual, family therapy or couples, in-home, crisis intervention, (short or long term) and is creative when needed.
· Advocates, coordinates, and maintains on-going contact with other providers involved in clients' care.
· Adhere to documentation requirements and attends weekly supervision and team meetings