Community Solutions, Inc
Bridgeport, CT, United States
Feb 25, 2022
Bridgeport AIC (CT) - Bridgeport, CT
Various Shift Hours
Community Solutions Inc is seeking a Bi-Lingual (Spanish) Intervention Specialist to join our team at our Bridgeport AIC program. The AIC, or Alternative in the Community program is a community based alternative to incarceration and provides multifaceted intervention services for offenders awaiting trial, or who are on probation or parole. The program uses Motivational Interviewing techniques and curricula-drive, evidence-based models designed to assess the needs of each client to reduce individual risk factors. As an Intervention Specialist, your role will be to facilitate positive change in client behavior through the facilitation of evidence based group sessions based on assessments made through the use of motivational enhancement strategies. You will work closely with your clients to help develop individual goals and make positive changes in their lives.
Schedule: M/W/F 9am-5pm T/TH 12pm-8pm Starting wage: $20.05 per hour
Community Solutions Inc. (CSI) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the responsible citizenship, accountability, and well-being of individuals and families involved, or at risk of involvement, in the child welfare, juvenile justice, or criminal justice system. Since CSIs founding in 1962, it has been a pioneer in the community-based service. We have been delivering supervision, treatment, and comprehensive individualized services to help clients interact more effectively in their communities and become productive citizens. Using this plan we built the first ever halfway house in New England which has now been replicated and grown to almost 50 programs in 9 states. For over 50 years, CSI has been building upon its successful foundations and has been expanding its services to serve thousands of adults, youth, and families each year.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to:
Participate in Service Team Meetings by presenting new client assessments.
Prepare, plan and facilitate individual and group sessions.
Document the group and individual sessions.
Assist in the development and implementation of Individual Service Plans.
Based on work flow of the office IS may be assigned clients for case management.
Maintain client files and ensure compliance.
Submit pre-trial progress reports.
Submit Monthly progress reports for probation to supervisor.
Serve as a role model to clients and staff by modeling pro-social behaviors.
Secure urines from same sex clients.
Monitor case load to ensure all urines and breathalyzes required are randomly requested and are secured.
Provide coverage of front desk duties as assigned.
Bachelors Degree plus one (1) year experience in social services field.
Education may be substituted with relevant experience on a one for one basis.
One year experience in teaching, training and/or group facilitation preferred.
Bi-lingual in Spanish, writing, reading, speaking
Possess sound judgment and decision making skills.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
Experience with Microsoft Office.
COVID19 vaccination required or a negative covid19 test to start.
CSI offers great benefits which include:
Two (2) weeks vacation accrued within the first year, bumped to three (3) weeks accrual after 1 year of service.
Sick time (7 days accrual basis), floating holiday time (4 days/year).
Medical and Dental plans.
Voluntary plan options for: Vision, FSA, voluntary STD, Accident, Hospital, Life insurance and AD&D.
401(k) Retirement savings plan with automatic enrollment and a company match of 100% up to 4% of your contribution.
Tuition reimbursement after 1 year service.
CSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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