Connecticut Career Opportunities

We are thought of as a leader throughout Connecticut in the areas of intellectual disabilities, autism, and behavioral disorders. The Institute has gained a reputation over the last decades of being able to combine compassion, respect, and commitment with expertise in the principles of applied behavior analysis. Our staff strives to make a positive difference in the lives of people with special needs, enriching their lives by helping them acquire the skills they need to live and work in the community.

The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Clinician Hamden: The Family and Community Ties Program in Hamden is looking for a full time in-home clinician to work with youth in foster care throughout the State of CT. Clinicians will work in partnership with a Case manager to provide wrap around supports and services to support youth in foster care.

Clinicians will provide at least one individual and one family therapy session weekly in the home and/or community. The Clinician must possess a strong background in trauma informed treatment and be able to develop individualized treatment plans for up to 5-6 youth on his/her caseload as well as maintain timely documentation. Working in collaboration with outside providers, including DCF, school systems, courts, and various outside providers is essential. Maintaining professionalism and strong communication skills are also vital components to the position. In addition, the clinician will also be part of an on call crisis management rotation. Although Clinicians are expected to be available between the hours of 10am-6pm Monday-Friday, there may be times when meetings, sessions, and or a crisis with a youth falls outside of those core hours. The Clinician must be licensed or licensed eligible and able to obtain licensure within a year after hire to maintain his/her position.

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Learning and Development Manager - Meriden CT: We are currently seeking an Learning and Development Manager: to work with HR in analyzing and executing all aspects of training and leadership development to influence and foster growth in all staff and management.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Maintain training schedules, track administration, and completion of training to ensure that expectations are met. Organize and maintain training systems database and library to ensure courseware are up to date and revise and update as necessary.  Support and implement all leadership development initiatives. Analyze and develop learning materials and lesson plans Oversees all learning events across the organization Ensure legal compliance and best practices in all matters related to staff training and leadership development 

Requirements: 5-10 years of previous experience in staff training and development Master’s Degree required; a degree in Leadership, Organizational Development, Business, or related field strongly desired.

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Vocational Coordinator: This position will be reporting to the Director of Community and Residential Services. The Vocational Coordinator will be in charge of facilitating the operation of vocational, prevocational and community options programs.


  • Supervise and coordinate services in such areas as intake, evaluation, job development, job placement, job coaching and follow up
  • Hire, train, evaluate and discipline staff
  • Coordinate referrals and services for outside vendors interested in individualized community based employment and other services
  • Maintain open channels of communication with parents, guardians, funding agencies, case managers, and all agency personnel
  • Provide job seeking skills training to individuals
  • Oversight and training in wage studies
  • Oversight and renewal of the DOL Special Certificate To Pay Subminimum Wages
  • Responsible to complete initial training and keep all on-going training updated as required by policy and regulation
  • Obtain and maintain all required certifications including medication certification


  • Bachelor’s Degree in or equivalent in a discipline related to the delivery of supports to individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in supervision of vocational programs
  • Experience in job development and placement services preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • 18 years old
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Meriden CT: We are currently seeking an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with a psychiatric focus. This is a part-time position, averaging 5-10 hours per week.

 Responsible for Providing initial psychiatric diagnostic assessments, managing a caseload, including ongoing evaluation and management (E&M) services, with a focus on pharmacological management of diagnosed mental health disorders, providing recommendations/referrals for other clinically-warranted therapeutic interventions such as psychological testing, neuropsychological testing, laboratory monitoring, and other medical interventions as warranted.  Must have Licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with prescriptive authority in the State of Connecticut, Previous experience with independent psychiatric diagnostic assessment and psychopharmacologic decision-making and training in or familiarity with trauma-focused therapeutic modalities.

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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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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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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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Contact Information:
Kerry Antolini
Human Resources Generalist

538 Preston Avenue
Meriden, CT 06450
T 203.317.2700 x 110
F 203.317.2889

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