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Program Clinician - Secure Treatment Facility

Job in Middleton - Essex County - MA Massachusetts - USA
Company: Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps.
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-08-03
Job specializations:
  • Social Work
    Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Worker
  • Healthcare
    Mental Health, Psychiatry
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Job Description


Provide individual, family, group, and milieu therapy. Perform assessments and case management duties. Represent Agency to referral sources and function as a member of program administration.


  • Provide individual, group, family therapy and case management to assigned case load
  • Conduct intakes, risk assessments and provide support during client crises
  • Develop and present individualized treatment plans and facilitate treatment team meetings from intake to discharge
  • Maintain case records and required documentation according to Department of Youth Services, RFK and Department of Early Education and Care
  • Follow and promote all safety, security, clinical, Department of Youth Services and agency policy and procedures
  • Actively participate in the milieu programming
  • Facilitate dyad and group treatment to residents according to treatment recommendation and as designated by Clinical Director
  • Attend workshops/training related to professional growth to enhance clinical expertise and maintain licensure
  • Perform verbal and physical de-escalation as needed to ensure safety of staff and residents in accordance to Department of Youth Services and agency policies and procedures
  • Complete clinical paperwork in a timely manner
  • Timely entering of client clinical notes into JJEMS/JCATS
  • Maintain resident case records according to Department of Youth Services and Department of Early Education and Care
  • Represent the agency at internal and external meetings in a positive manner
  • Establish and maintain community resources and collaborate with collaterals
  • Act as a liaison between referral source, clinical department and R.F.K.
  • Attend all required meetings: staff, clinical, case meeting, program administration, psychiatric reviews, foster care reviews and school meetings
  • Provide clinical training/in-service to program milieu staff
  • Promote and align agency’s strategic plan into programming
  • Attend and pass required trainings/certifications set forth by the agency and Department of Youth Services
  • Must pass a CORI, BRC and fingerprinting process
  • Provide feedback to employees regarding safety, security and agency policies and procedures
  • Utilize the on-call system as outlined by on-call policies and procedures
  • Provide on call coverage to the program on a rotating basis
  • Implement Trauma Informed Care treatment philosophies of the agency
  • Participate in the annual program review process
  • Assume additional responsibilities as directed by the Program Director or Clinical Director


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills and time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office
  • Ability to actively listen
  • Relationship focus with residents, families, staff, and collaterals
  • Proficient in child development
  • Familiarity with developmental theory
  • Demonstrate genuine acceptance and respect
  • Recognize signs of distress and threats of safety with residents
  • Strong behavior support skills
  • Demonstrates an understanding of cultural competence, awareness and respect for diversity
  • Promotes agency core values
  • Understand trauma informed care principals
  • Team building, positive employee moral strategies and professionalism

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be 21 years of age. Master level education (MSW; LICSW; LMHC.) must have license or be license eligible. Experience in residential and/or juvenile justice a plus. Valid driver’s license required.

Company Description

Join us in our 50th year of action!

Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps is a leader in child welfare and juvenile justice, operating a number of programs and services for at-risk youth and families. Our work includes community based initiatives, residential treatment and juvenile justice programs, and we partner with national organizations and state agencies to use proven methods and develop new ways to advance practices in the care of those most vulnerable. We help individuals and families overcome difficult challenges and situations by providing the tools and skills they need to heal, grow, and thrive. Everything we do is based on the belief that every child deserves the chance for a brighter (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below)/careers

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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