The Crisis Intervention Worker is available to the staff and
clients of the Eagle House program to assist clients in managing
stressful and potentially explosive situations without the use of
Emergency Treatment Procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Adheres to the philosophy, values, commitments and practices of
the Risking Connectional and CAREs models in guiding the day-to-day
interactions with clients, families and staff as needed to assure
fidelity to the model.
- Checks in with the Milieu Director, On Call clinician and
School Personnel upon arrival at work. Receives a report regarding
children/youth that are at risk to require Emergency Treatment
Procedures and follows up as appropriate.
- Checks in with all both buildings on campus throughout shift to
maintain safety and support.
- Completes necessary documentation in care logic each day and
communicate, when needed, emails to appropriate agency staff.
- Develops opportunities to work with the children/youth on
pro-social skills, relaxation and anger management. Completes
positive interactions with youth on a daily basis.
- Attends staff meeting, intervention meetings, and incident
reporting meetings, clinical rounds, group therapy and therapeutic
recreation as appropriate.
- Prepares monthly reports regarding crisis related data. Report
is presented to Incident reporting meeting Team.
- Completes PMT/TCI - Instructor level. Teaches PMT/TCI-2 classes
- Assists in working towards the goal of reducing the use of
therapeutic holds by utilizing and modeling verbal de-escalation
skills for all staff.
- Has an understanding of trauma informed care and utilize
strategies to assist clients in managing trauma reactions.
Demonstrates sensitivity to children that have experienced
- Completes additional duties as assigned.
- Additional duties may be assigned.
Experience and Skills:
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS :
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Educational Requirements : Bachelors Degree is strongly
preferred; minimum of Associates degree required.
- Experience Level : 2 years in human service field or experience
working with significant emotional, behavioral and psychiatric
- Specific Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements : Knowledge
of basic child development, issues related to the effects of abuse
- Must be able to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary
- Must be culturally competent to serve a diverse
- Must have the ability to manage stress and to respond to
emergency situations safely and calmly.
- Proficient with word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in
a Windows XP environment. Familiarity with specific applications
used by the Village a plus.
- Physically able to perform the essential functions of the
position, with or without reasonable accommodations, i.e. must be
able to supervise groups of children and perform physical
intervention if required; must be able to move freely from place to
place without restriction.
- Crisis Intervention Worker position is an awake position.
Sleeping on the job is prohibited.
- Position may involve extensive standing, walking, etc.
- Position may require participation in sports activities.
- Must be able to drive on highways.
About The Program
About Eagle House
Eagle House provides residential behavioral health treatment for
children ages 6-12 who are transitioning from psychiatric
hospitalization. Serving as a step-down, Eagle House helps prepare
them for community-based treatment and a family or foster care
Residents attend school onsite and receive intensive clinical
support services, including ongoing nursing and psychiatry, family,
group and individual therapy, and case management.
Professional staff at Eagle House use an active
engagement/coaching/trauma-informed model of care to build
relationships with the youth in order to stabilize them, help them
improve overall functioning, and build the skills necessary to
transition into a family successfully and permanently.
About The Village
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to
provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve
our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who
protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of
behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance
abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and
adults in the Greater Hartford region.
Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to
learning. If youd like to grow your career in a diverse and
supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join
The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package
designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and
their dependents, including:
- Medical and Prescription Coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up
to $1,000 per year
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Annual on-site flu clinics
- Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
- Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance
- 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match
Advancement in your Career
- Annual Professional License Reimbursement
- Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program National Health Service Corp
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and
confidential counseling services
- Paid Holidays
- Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick
and bereavement leave