Employment

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRYSALIS HOUSE, INC. IS RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

1. Child and Adolescent Therapist 

2. Peer Engagement Specialist

3. Supportive Employment Specialist 

4.  Support Staff

JOB DESCRIPTIONS BELOW

 



 

1. Child and Adolescent Therapist

Summary/Objective:  The Child and Adolescent Therapist is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment for childhood mental health disorders; provides intervention for adolescent youth who are at risk of or present with risky behaviors; and coordinates prevention services.

Essential Functions: 

  1. Completes psychosocial assessments, reviews health histories, completes and maintains accurate records and reports regarding child’s progress.
  2. Proficient in diagnosis, including all childhood disorders.
  3. Conducts screenings and developmental diagnostic assessments regarding the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical status of children and makes appropriate referrals for care.
  4. Uses appropriate interviewing techniques and/or instruments, interviews children and parents, reviews records, and confers with other service providers, including schools, to ensure thorough assessment and service provision.
  5. Meets regularly with parents of children in treatment; guides parents in appropriate interactions with children; provides education to parents and other family members on topics related to children’s emotional well-being.
  6. Evaluates family roles as they apply and organizes the family’s perspective and behavior to assist in resolving the children’s issues.
  7. Develops, writes and updates individual treatment plans in conjunction with ongoing assessments.
  8. Selects appropriate therapy methods in order to maximize treatment process and outcomes (group and individual).
  9. Conducts prevention assessments and interventions related to mental, emotional, and behavioral wellness for children.
  10. Provides crisis intervention consultation to all treatment team members.
  11. May provide clinical supervision and participates in providing in-service training to other clinical team members.
  12. Maintains complete, accurate and timely documentation in medical records according to requirements of regulatory agencies.
  13. Participates in staff meetings, record reviews and treatment team meetings.
  14. Proficiently conducts case reviews.
  15. Remains current in the general knowledge of psychotropic medications, side effects and DSM-5/ICD-10 diagnoses.  Recognizes when medical referrals are appropriate.
  16. Maintains independent licensure by completing all required training and abiding by the ethical codes of professional conduct for the applicable license.
  17. Participates in the clinical-on-call rotation.
  18. Assists the Family Services Coordinator in planning family and child recreational activities.
  19. Preserves human dignity and the confidentiality of each person served.
  20. Participates in disaster evacuations and fire drills when circumstances warrant.
  21. Participates in job supervision through group supervision, individual meetings and service planning meetings.
  22. Provides other agency functions as required by a supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:  This is a full-time position.  Expected hours of work is 40 hours per week, required to work some evenings and 2 weekends per month.

Travel:  Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some across state, out-of-state and overnight travel may be expected.   Travel by personal and/or company vehicle is required.

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in a human services field (e.g., social work, psychology) from an accredited college or university and independently licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor, or under supervision.
  2. Qualified Mental Health Professional as defined by state regulations.
  3. Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with children in a human services field.
  4. Knowledge of child development and issues related to typical conflicts during adolescence; principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis and treatment of chemical dependency and mental dysfunctions.
  5. Knowledge of human behavior and performances; individual differences in abilities, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Preferred Certifications and Experience in:

  1. Play Therapy
  2. Art Therapy
  3. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  4. Parent – Child Interaction Program

License:  Must possess a valid driver’s license, have a good driving record and proof of insurance.  Must possess CPR/First Aid certification or enroll in first available CPR/First Aid class.

Interested applicants should mail resume to the Assistant Director, 1589 Hill Rise Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 or email it to Human Resources at connieneal@chrysalishouse.org

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2 Peer Engagement Specialist

Summary/Objective:  The Peer Engagement Specialist is responsible for conducting outreach services designed to build relationships, conduct a variety of outreach activities, and recruit and retain clients.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assist the Chrysalis House Admissions and Transitions Coordinator with pretreatment activities and admission coordination.
  2. Conduct peer support pre-treatment groups and facilitate 12 step support groups for women on the waitlist.
  3. Provide crisis intervention and secure emergency services or other needs for women on the waitlist, as needed and appropriate.
  4. Must have a working knowledge of other treatment facilities and all levels of care in order to make referrals as needed and appropriate.
  5. Maintain, at a minimum, weekly contact with women on the waitlist.
  6. Greet new clients and family members and provide agency orientation.
  7. Attend and participate in treatment team, agency and project meetings.
  8. Maintain complete, accurate and timely documentation in medical records.
  9. Assist in the development of agency partners and outreach activities.
  10. Preserves human dignity and the confidentiality of each person served.
  11. Participates in job supervision through group supervision, individual meetings and service planning meetings.
  12. Provides other agency functions as required by a supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or GED

Certified Peer Support Specialist

Knowledge of basic chemical dependency and substance use/abuse treatment

One year of experience working with individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders

Preferred Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in social work or a related field and/or CADC

Interested applicants should mail resume to the Assistant Director, 1589 Hill Rise Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 or email it to Human Resources at connieneal@chrysalishouse.org

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3 Supportive Employment Specialist

Summary/Objective:  The Supportive Employment Specialist provides services, assistance and support to women receiving residential treatment in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their vocational goals.  Services are based on clients’ preferences and choices.

 Essential Functions:

  1. Responsible for individualized assessment in the area of vocational skills and functioning on an ongoing basis utilizing background information, work experience, and preference.
  2. Provide career planning services to assist clients with exploring work options, clarify priorities; identify interests related to employment choices and identify barriers to employment.
  3. Conduct job development and job search activities directed toward jobs that relate to individual client interests.
  4. Provide GED tutoring and basic computer skills training.
  5. Collaborate with clients in developing job support plans; identify support strategy opportunities in the areas of behavioral, structural, interventional, and natural supports.
  6. Ensure that optimal support is provided to clients who start new jobs; meet with clients both before and after beginning new job; ensure that clients understand job requirements.
  7. Provide individualized follow-along support to assist clients in maintaining employment; provide interventions as needed; ensure that interventions are timely and appropriate; provide initial training and/or job coaching if needed at the job site using methods such as modeling, prompting, fading, etc.; provide crisis intervention as necessary.
  8. Become knowledgeable in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to appropriately advocate for eligible clients.
  9. Provide education and support to employers as directed by clients, this may include evaluation and negotiating job accommodations.
  10. Develop and maintain a wide network with potential employers and other agencies providing similar services in order to provide job options that are diverse and in various settings, and pay competitive wages.
  11. Establish and maintain regular contact with various employers in the community; conduct workplace and job analysis functions; describe supports offered by the program; describe client strengths that are relevant to the position.
  12. Assist clients in maintaining successful employment placement by adjusting support plan over time with the goal of achieving independence.
  13. Assist in arranging, or provide transportation for clients to job interviews, training programs, and employment sites.
  14. Maintain effective communication with the Job Readiness Coordinator and Clinical Director; collaborate with treatment team for the successful integration of substance use disorder and mental health treatment with employment support services.
  15. Attends weekly treatment team meetings to discuss client employment status and progress.
  16. Maintains complete and accurate documentation for purpose of tracking client progress, collection of data, or other administrative purposes.
  17. Participate in all relevant supportive employment trainings and other trainings as dictated by supervisor.
  18. Maintains client confidentiality.
  19. Other duties as required by supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:  This is a full-time position.  Expected hours of work is 40 hours per week.  May be required to work evenings and weekends.

Travel:  Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some across state, out-of-state and overnight travel may be expected.   Travel by personal and/or company vehicle is required.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Human Services, Education, or Business.

A minimum of two years experience providing direct services to populations requiring extensive coordination and linkages of services.

Knowledge of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders and treatment approaches

Preferred Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Human Services, Education, or Business.

Experience working in the area of vocational rehabilitation or job placement or coaching.

Interested applicants should mail resume to the Assistant Director, 1589 Hill Rise Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 or email it to Human Resources at connieneal@chrysalishouse.org

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4. SUPPORT STAFF

POSITION SUMMARY:   Support Staff provides office coverage at Chrysalis House facilities and monitors the safety of the participants and the property.  Individual must contact appropriate staff and other relevant personnel in case of emergencies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Monitors clients in order to detect unusual behavior and report observations to professional staff.
  2. Aids clients in becoming accustomed to rights, responsibilities, and rules while residing in an agency facility.
  3. Organizes, supervises, and encourages client participation in agency activities.
  4. Assists clinician with admissions and discharges.
  5. Administers medications to clients according to agency policy.
  6. Administers urine screens according to agency policy and documents results as required.
  7. Be familiar with rights, rules, and responsibilities of clients and monitor compliance.
  8. Performs clerical duties required in the facilities.
  9. Files client information in medical record.
  10. Performs security checks on entire facility when all clients are accounted for at night.
  11. Communicates all pertinent issues to other staff at the facility by means of direct communication or through the facility log.
  12. Collaborates with facilities department to uphold the integrity of the clients’ living conditions.

Required Education: High School Diploma or its equivalent, or the equivalent in experience.

Preferred Experience: Knowledge of and experience in substance abuse treatment preferred.

Licensure/Certification:  Applicants must possess a valid state driver’s license, a good driving record and proof of insurance.  Must possess CPR/First/Aid certification or enroll in first available class.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:  Full-time support staff positions are expected hours to work 40 hours per week.  PRN support staff will work on an as needed basis.

Interested applicants should mail resume to the Assistant Director, 1589 Hill Rise Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 or email it to Human Resources at connieneal@chrysalishouse.org

 

 

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