Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
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DescriptionJob Schedule: Full Time
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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.
Child FIRST (Child and Family Interagency Resource, Support, and Training) is a model home-based early childhood intervention, embedded in a system of care, that works to decrease the incidence of serious emotional disturbance, developmental and learning problems, and abuse and neglect among the most vulnerable young children and families. The Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for direction and management of all Child FIRST program and clinical operations. There is a strong emphasis on providing clinical, reflective supervision with all program staff conducting home-based psychotherapy and care coordination with ethnically diverse parents and young children (0-5 years). S/he will serve as the liaison to community service providers and collaborations within the region.
Supervise all components of clinical operations, and set program policy and procedures for teams of Master’s and Bachelor’s level staff.
Lead Child FIRST Core Team (reflective supervision and case conference for all Child FIRST staff) meetings on a weekly basis and Child/Family Specific meetings, when appropriate.
Provide individual and team (Clinician and Care Coordinator) weekly, reflective, clinical supervision, as well as staff consultation and support on as needed basis.
Review all fidelity materials with Clinician and Care Coordinator on a regular basis.
Review formulations and clinical diagnoses for all children and families.
Review and sign all Child and Family Plans of Care (Treatment Plans).
Oversee clinical component for reimbursement for services through Medicaid.
Review Metrics from all staff on a monthly basis and respond to areas of need with specific quality improvement activities.
Review all assessment outcomes, provide appropriate training, and participate in all quality improvement activities to insure fidelity to the Child FIRST model.
Work with two families in their homes for the first year of training.
Participate in reflective clinical supervision with a senior Child FIRST consultant for the first year of training.
Build and maintain a cohesive, clinical team.
Participate in all Child FIRST training, as both team member and trainer.
Displays and upholds CHH core values of dignity, compassion, service excellence, community and integrity. Consistently demonstrates caring for patients, for one another, and for the organization they are part of, and contributes to building trust, pride and camaraderie.
Follow policies and procedures regarding service delivery and program requirements to maintain Child FIRST fidelity.
Hire and assist all staff in mastering all Child FIRST program components.
Supervise completion of all assessment measures.
Ensure completion of metrics, completion of all MIECHV outcome data, and entry of clinical data into the Child FIRST cross-site database.
Build relationships and work collaboratively with local non-profit agencies, social services, and state policy makers to enhance their understanding and utilization of Child FIRST services.
Develop and chair a Child FIRST Advisory Board, which meets monthly to quarterly.
Represent Child FIRST at the local early childhood council or collaborative meetings and other local, state, and national meetings as appropriate.
Serve as the clinical liaison with DCF and for any Child FIRST contracted services.
Attend monthly meetings of the Child FIRST Clinical Directors.
Make presentations about Child FIRST as a model home-based early childhood intervention, embedded in a system of care.
Respond to requests for information from Child FIRST Central Office Leadership Team
Ensure successful completion of yearly Child FIRST certification.
JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL REQUIREMENTS, AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
Strong commitment to the vision, mission, and goals of Child FIRST.
Excellent leadership and team-building skills.
Highly organized, self-motivated, and flexible.
Excellent oral and written skills.
Licensed mental health clinician with Master’s or Doctoral degree in social work, psychology, APRN-child psychiatry, marriage and family therapy, or related field.
Knowledge of early childhood development and disability, especially emotional development and mental health; parent-child relationships and attachment theory; effects of trauma, depression, and other environmental risks on early childhood brain development; family systems; adult psychopathology; psychopharmacology; and diagnostic classification of young children and adults.
Minimum of five years experience working psychotherapeutically with ethnically diverse, vulnerable young children (0-5 years) and their families using a relationally based model. Specific experience with dyadic parent-child psychotherapy preferred.
Experience working in home and community based settings.
Experience working with adults with mental health and cognitive challenges.
Knowledge and experience working with diverse cultures and ethnicities.
Experience conducting reflective clinical supervision with Master’s level clinicians.
Experience conducting clinical assessments.
Experience with data collection and entry.
Experience and success conducting quality improvement activities with staff.
Excellent oral and written skills.
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint preferred.
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