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Student Support Counselor - Special Education Hartford

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Institute of Living


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: 10 month school year position

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

The Institute of Living, one of the first mental health centers in the U.S., remains one of America’s leading not-for-profit centers for patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorder. Through our dedicated, experienced and skilled clinicians, we provide patients and their families with the highest quality of personalized care. Programs are offered for children, adolescents and adults struggling with mental illness as well as offering services specializing in Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Geriatric Services.

Job Summary

Under direct supervision, participates in development and implementation of patient care plan for mental health patients in a school setting in order to assist students in achieving or maintaining an optimal level of mental health. Provides direct therapeutic services related to behavior management and social skill building; co-leads therapy groups; and performs delegated case management activities. Reports to Program Manager.


  • Bachelors Degree required; with major in Human Services preferred.
  • DMV requirements for transporting students to and from activities and/or to and from school may be required.
  • Previous experience working with age-specific patient population preferred in either a mental health or other appropriate setting (eg. social services, camp, school, etc.).
  • Previous experience working with emotionally disturbed patients highly desirable.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Individual programs may require: bilingual in Spanish/English or other languages, or specific certifications.
  • Successful completion of crisis intervention training program

We take great care of careers.

As a Hartford Healthcare entity, The Hartford Hospital Institute of Living provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package and all the benefits of working in a thriving centrally located urban community:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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