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The Institute is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Kerry Antolini
The Institute of
Professional Practice, Inc.
538 Preston Avenue
Meriden, CT 06450
T 203.317.2700 x110
F 203.317.2889
kantolini@ippi.org

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Program Manager: Family Community Ties – Hamden:
Summary: Supervises staff in assigned area of responsibility to ensure the delivery of quality services. In conjunction with management, assists with program development, program budget management, and operations to achieve agency strategic goals.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or similar discipline from a college or university accredited to grant such degree. Appropriate state licensure for social work. At least five years post master degree experience providing services to children and families, preferably in child and adolescent mental health within a child welfare framework. At least two years of supervisory experience preferred.  Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in family preservation, reunification, foster care, adoption and adolescent issues.

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Clinician – Family Community Ties: Will provide clinical therapy services, facilitate treatment planning, lead crisis plan development, and cover on-call responsibilities for the Family and Community Ties Program. Candidate must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Family Therapy or Psychology.  Licensed as a LCSW, LMFT, minimum five years of clinical experience including three years of supervisory experience.

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Case Manager ( 2 positions Hamden and Meriden): Working under the direction of the Program Director/Supervisor, ensuring that families whom have been impacted by substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, and intergenerational trauma have necessary support to prevent disruptions of placement and increase stability and permanency by providing timely in –home interventions with a child and family Candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, or related field.  Experience working with child welfare and/or foster care experience, providing trauma informed services deliver, understanding of the dynamics of family system and impact of placement on all family members  Bilingual candidate – Spanish speaking strongly preferred.

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ABA Special Education Teacher Position: Responsible for daily management of assigned caseload and ongoing supervision of ABA Therapists to ensure completion of all daily responsibilities.  Work cooperatively with consultants and classroom teacher regarding instruction, classroom management, group activities, and reinforcement systems Assist consultants in conducting Functional Behavior Assessments and in the development and implementation of behavior support plans.  Work with regular education teachers to prepare them for inclusion of children This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and certification in special education in the state of Connecticut.

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ABA Clinical Coordinator: Responsibilities include; conduct functional and instructional assessments, participate in IEP development, design curricula, develop behavior plans, train and supervise school and home based therapists. Preferred candidate will have a Master’s Degree with a strong ABA background, plus experience providing discrete trial instruction and behavioral supports to children with autism and PDD. Candidates with a Bachelor’s and 3-5 years of experience providing discrete trial instruction and behavioral supports to children with autism and PDD will be considered. Meriden.

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ABA Therapists – (ongoing openings): These positions are to provide one-to-one instructional and behavioral support to children in school and home-based programs. Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s Degree and a desire to help young children with special needs learn. Specific work experience with children with autism and discrete trial instruction preferred.

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Project Director: We are seeking a Project Director/Clinical Coordinator for our ABA/Autism Program. Responsibilities include program design, curriculum development, quality assurance, and supervision of Bachelor’s-level Behavior Therapists in an intensive early intervention program for children with autism spectrum disorders. Preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree and at least three years of relevant behavioral experience. Extensive experience with young children with autism, program development, and staff supervision preferred. Some research experience a plus.

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Clinic Therapist: Using a trauma-informed approach, a clinic therapist is responsible for providing assessments, individual, family or group therapy to the children/youth who are referred to the clinic. Applicants need to be licensed or license eligible (within one year of hire) graduate from accredited Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work master’s level graduate program. Minimally 3 years of work experience with children/families with trauma history and experiences including intergenerational trauma. Candidate must be bilingual.

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Direct Support Professionals (Mainly 2nd and 3rd Shift): If you are looking for a great career in human services, IPPI is seeking Direct Support Professionals to assist in our residential group homes in the Waterbury, Meriden and Middletown areas. The ideal candidate will be comfortable assisting our residents with personal care and daily living activities in their home and in the community. We emphasize mentoring and coaching, behavioral management and skill building to help our residents be as independent as possible. The Institute of Professional Practice is one of the area’s most innovative providers of services to individuals with disabilities. We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits and varied schedules. A HS diploma or GED, and valid driver’s license, criminal background check and drug screen, are required for employment with IPPI.

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