Careers

WORKING AT CPA

Community Partners in Action (CPA) is a nonprofit organization that works with adults and youth throughout Connecticut, supporting the transition from life in the criminal justice system to life in the community.

Our commitment to ensuring participants have the right to work; the right to an adequate standard of living including food, clothing, and housing; the right to physical and mental health services; and the right to education has never wavered since our founding in 1875.

As an employee working in one of the following programs you will have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of the adults and youth in our care and create a safer, and more integrated society:

    • Holistic alternatives to incarceration, reentry services, community service, transitional housing, residential supervision of adults and youth and a prison arts program.

Annually serving over 4,000 participants, our work is possible due to partnerships with and support from state and federal grants, individual donors and organizational funders.

Join us in the belief that people deserve a second chance.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We strive to build and maintain an inclusive, equitable workplace where people of all races, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, and economic backgrounds feel like they belong. The majority of our staff are diverse and close to half of our Board of Directors are people of color. We are equally compelled to have a constructive impact on criminal justice reform in CT that ends racial inequities and ensures the humanity and dignity of those interacting with the system. Read more about our committment here.

Benefits & Professional Development
Community Partners in Action offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, a 401(k) program, in addition to professional development and career opportunities. Employees must work a minimum of 25 hours per week and have been with CPA for at least 60 days to qualify.

We invite you to review our job openings and apply today, if you feel your qualifications and experience are a good match.

CPA is An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Affirmative Action.

Pathway Home Program

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Case Manager – Pathway Home New London

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $21.63 per hour
POSTING DATES:   May 10-May 24, 2023

Program Description
Pathway Home Connecticut is a statewide comprehensive pre- and post-prison release workforce training and placement program designed to connect returning citizens to the workforce system before their release and maintain continuity of services upon their re-entry into the community, breaking the cycle of recidivism in the process.

Pathway Home CT brings together two non-profit organizations, Career Resources, Inc. and Community Partners in Action (CPA). CPA’s role in this program is to provide pre- and post-prison release case management services under the direction of a Program Manager. Case Management services will include risk/needs assessments, the development of transition and individual service plans, the setting of goals, making referrals to community partners based on participant need, and ensuring participant success.

Position Requirements
Four-year degree and at least two years of experience preferably in the social services field. Equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of education. Experience working in reentry and with the criminal justice population. Strong emotional intelligence. Experience conducting assessments. The ability to interact with people of diverse backgrounds. Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of community resources and providers. Experience with crisis intervention, trauma-informed care, evidence-based practices, and gender responsive principles. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) skills beneficial.

Key Responsibilities

• Commit to agency mission and program goals.
• Conduct regular visits to identified correctional institutions to recruit, enroll, and provide reentry support services to program participants.
• Communicate with DOC staff at each institution to identify eligible participants and facilitate orientations to provide an overview of Pathway Home CT services.
• Complete all necessary paperwork, assessments, and develop a reentry transition plan for each participant before they are released into the community.
• Provide pre and post release strategic case management.
• Assist each participant to increase their knowledge and understanding of behavioral patterns in order to promote change and help end the cycle of recidivism.
• Work in collaboration with DOC staff to ensure each participant applies for all pertinent identification and benefits prior to their prison release.
• Communicate and coordinate with Parole and Probation Officers to ensure there is a cohesive reentry transition plan for each participant under their supervision upon release.
• Facilitate and coordinate all necessary referrals to community partners based on participant need.
• Conduct risk/needs assessments using motivational enhancement strategies.
• Utilize the outputs of the assessments to formulate participants’ reentry transition and service plans.
• Guide participants to develop concrete goals including but not limited to housing, substance abuse, mental health treatment, educational, vocational and employment.
• Collaborate with participants’ Parole and Probation Officers to help ensure post release compliance.
• Develop and maintain a strong network of community providers that can assist participants.
• Participate in community groups, committees, and meetings.
• Educate, advocate, and promote social justice and social change on behalf of participants.
• Submit reports to Pathway Home CT Program Manager as required.
• Function as a team player and serve as a role model to participants and staff modeling pro-social behaviors.
• Establish and maintain professional boundaries with participants and community providers.
• Participate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion activities such as trainings and committees.
• Perform other duties as required for the smooth operation of the program.

Hamden

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Hartford

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Human Services Worker-Hartford Transitional House

Shift: 3rd Shift (12:00 AM – 8 AM) – 2 positions available

Salary: $17.25 Per Hour
Posting Dates: May 17 – May 31, 2023

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
CPA provides a transitional residence to clients referred by Court Support Services Division to the Alternative in the Community Program network with a stipulation of transitional housing for at least part of their program commitment. Clients participate in day programming at the Hartford Alternative In the Community. (Established 1989)

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will have a High School diploma/GED, Associates or Bachelor degree. Prior experience working in the human services field with justice involved clients with substance abuse, mental health or other behavior issues is preferred. Ability to interact with multi-cultural populations; crisis management skills; share the belief that people can change and individuals in need deserve quality services and an opportunity for recovery; must have a valid CT driver’s license and reliable transportation. Ability to work weekends, holidays and additional hours as needed. Bilingual ability (Spanish/English) desired.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:

• Supervise and monitor resident activities in compliance with program policies, including morning wake-up and completion of resident chores. Ensure a safe and secure environment for all utilizing appropriate de-escalation and behavior motivation techniques.
• Be an advocate for all participants encouraging program participation and accountability.
• Proactively act as a mediator when necessary to effectively resolve resident conflicts in a solutions focused manner.
• Maintain professional boundaries with residents, staff, volunteers, family members/visitors and providers at all times.
• Serve as positive role model following program guidelines for professional conduct and code of ethics and maintain a professional image at all times when interacting with supervisors, staff, residents and visitors, or answering phones.
• Assist with meeting resident needs as necessary and appropriate.
• Possess knowledge of and implement all agency/program policies and procedures governing facility operations including:
o Key Controls
o Head Count
o Facility Rounds
o Monitoring of client locations and visitors
o Emergency Procedures
o Inspections

• Maintain shift log indicating incidents that occur, immediately reporting all incidents to Program Manager, Residential Supervisor or to on-call personnel. As required, complete incident reports.
• Ensure all visitors have proper identification prior to entering the facility.
• Search all bags brought in or out of the facility, conducting pat and pocket searches on residential clients.
• Conduct client intake/admission and orientation after hours.
• Conduct random drug testing and breathalyzers.
• Complete all necessary documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
• Must be familiar with universal precautions and related issues including risk of communicable diseases.
• Remain constantly alert during all shifts for any situation that may jeopardize the safety of residents, staff, visitors and/or the community.
• Engage in all staff meetings and trainings offered to enhance professional development (required/non-required).
• Perform all other duties as required.

Human Services Worker, Part Time-Hartford Transitional House

Shift:Part Time (24 Hours) 2nd Shift (4:00 PM – 12:00 AM)

Salary: $17.25 Per Hour
Posting Dates: May 17 to May 31, 2023

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
CPA provides a transitional residence to clients referred by Court Support Services Division to the Alternative in the Community Program network with a stipulation of transitional housing for at least part of their program commitment. Clients participate in day programming at the Hartford Alternative In the Community. (Established 1989)

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate will have a High School diploma/GED, Associates or Bachelor degree. Prior experience working in the human services field with justice involved clients with substance abuse, mental health or other behavior issues is preferred. Ability to interact with multi-cultural populations; crisis management skills; share the belief that people can change and individuals in need deserve quality services and an opportunity for recovery; must have a valid CT driver’s license and reliable transportation. Ability to work weekends, holidays and additional hours as needed. Bilingual ability (Spanish/English) desired.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:

• Supervise and monitor resident activities in compliance with program policies, including morning wake-up and completion of resident chores. Ensure a safe and secure environment for all utilizing appropriate de-escalation and behavior motivation techniques.
• Be an advocate for all participants encouraging program participation and accountability.
• Proactively act as a mediator when necessary to effectively resolve resident conflicts in a solutions focused manner.
• Maintain professional boundaries with residents, staff, volunteers, family members/visitors and providers at all times.
• Serve as positive role model following program guidelines for professional conduct and code of ethics and maintain a professional image at all times when interacting with supervisors, staff, residents and visitors, or answering phones.
• Assist with meeting resident needs as necessary and appropriate.
• Possess knowledge of and implement all agency/program policies and procedures governing facility operations including:
o Key Controls
o Head Count
o Facility Rounds
o Monitoring of client locations and visitors
o Emergency Procedures
o Inspections

• Maintain shift log indicating incidents that occur, immediately reporting all incidents to Program Manager, Residential Supervisor or to on-call personnel. As required, complete incident reports.
• Ensure all visitors have proper identification prior to entering the facility.
• Search all bags brought in or out of the facility, conducting pat and pocket searches on residential clients.
• Conduct client intake/admission and orientation after hours.
• Conduct random drug testing and breathalyzers.
• Complete all necessary documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
• Must be familiar with universal precautions and related issues including risk of communicable diseases.
• Remain constantly alert during all shifts for any situation that may jeopardize the safety of residents, staff, visitors and/or the community.
• Engage in all staff meetings and trainings offered to enhance professional development (required/non-required).
• Perform all other duties as required.

Community Service Field Supervisor – Community Court (CCT)

Salary: $17.47 Per Hour

POSTING DATES:  May 4 – May 18, 2023

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Associates Degree and two years’ experience working in community-based projects with emphasis on Human Services or related field; or four years’ experience working with community-based projects with emphasis on Human Services or related field. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Some case management experience desirable. Ability to work with diverse populations, while demonstrating cultural competency and community awareness. Unwavering commitment to Community Partners in Action’s mission and values. Strong work ethic with the ability to work independently. Must be ready and willing to work in an arrangement of different weather conditions and locations. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

In compliance with Executive Order 13G, candidates must provide proof of COVID 19 vaccination or have a legitimate religious or medical exemption and submit weekly test results.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
• Help to develop and maintain community service projects.
• Implement public relations/awareness activities at community service sites.
• Coordinate and develop team interaction at community service projects.
• Assess equipment needs and ensure vehicle readiness based on work sites.
• Verify and document completion of defendant community service hours.
• Ensure control of emergency situations; and make proper notifications in a timely manner.
• Maintain accountability for client’s location/ whereabouts at all times, have knowledge of and implement all agency/program policies and procedures.
• Maintain accurate records (mileage logs, break logs, equipment forms, vehicle forms, donation forms, referral forms), etc.
• Maintain standards of professional conduct when interacting with supervisors, staff, court personnel, citizens, defendants, clients, etc.
• Ensure the safety and well-being of all defendants engaged in performing community service activities
• Make appropriate decisions related to the needs of defendants; and ensure appropriate and timely referrals are completed.
• Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
• Maintain agency vehicle by driving properly and obeying all traffic rules and regulations. Ensure vehicle is available for inspections and any maintenance issues are reported to management in a timely fashion.
• Conveys a positive, professional image by actions, communication and appearance.
• Must be able to stand, walk, bend, twist, kneel, reach to demonstrate to defendants job requirements.
• Must be able to establish clear limits that allow for safe and appropriate connections with defendants.
• Performs other duties as required.

Other Key Skills:
• Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast- paced work environment
• Strong written communication and verbal communication skills.
• Strong teambuilding skills
• Should be able to delegate responsibility and manage conflict in a positive manner
• Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and completing deadlines
• Demonstrate strong leadership skills
• Ability to organize and prioritize work
• establish and maintain effective work relationships with coworkers and other personnel

Family Support Specialist-REGIONS Staff Secure Residential Treatment Program for Male Youth

Salary:  $24.04/Hour
Posting Dates: May 5 – May 19, 2023

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The REGIONS Staff Secure Program is a residential treatment program for up to 8 male youth. The mission of the program is to provide a home-like environment with a trauma-informed, culturally responsive, gender-specific, linguistically appropriate, strengths-based, and relationship-driven milieu for the youth to help them improve their social, physical and emotional well-being. Our vision is to therapeutically intervene in the cycle of offending to reduce the youth’s risk factors and prevent them from transitioning into the adult justice system. Our treatment philosophy is one that is individualized, designed to help the youth develop a positive self-image, learn effective coping skills, experience success, gain confidence, build positive relationships, achieve behavioral changes and re-enter their communities better equipped to succeed.

The youth in this program may have a high violence risk but it is not likely to be chronic and/or had later onset. The youth are not likely to have a history of violence nor be at risk for future violence. They are at a reduced risk to public safety and if they AWOL their behavior is not likely to involve violence or public safety risk. The youth in the REGIONS Staff Secure Program are amenable to treatment.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma/GED or higher with lived experience and at least two years’ experience directly working with system-involved families. Certified peer specialist preferred. Understanding and knowledge of DBT gender specific, trauma-informed, culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate issues and needs; knowledge of behavior motivation and psychosocial interventions; knowledge of child psychology and development. Strong emotional intelligence, ability to interact with multi-cultural populations, leadership, decision making, communication, interpersonal and organizational/ prioritization skills, adaptability, flexibility, resourcefulness and resiliency. Must share the belief that people can change and individuals in need deserve quality services and an opportunity to succeed. Familiarity with relevant state and federal laws. Must have and maintain a valid CT driver’s license and reliable transportation, and be able to transport to appointments as appropriate, and to facilitate family visitation/sessions and home passes. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Requires flexible schedule including evening and weekend coverage.
RESPONSIBILITIES
• At time of referral, collaborate with Reintegration Mentor and Clinician to engage the youth, family and community resources in preparation for program admission.
• Support the family’s ability to participate in the treatment of their child by helping them to create a support network.
• Serve as a role model, treating each family with dignity and respect while promoting hope and teaching self-advocacy.
• Develop and implement family engagement and empowerment strategies that are responsive to the unique needs of each youth/family and will:
o Ensure families are visiting with their children,
o Ensure families are engaging in treatment sessions and team meetings,
o Ensure families are developing self-advocacy skills,
o Increase family satisfaction with their child’s treatment and education, and
o Reduce recidivism.
• Participate as a member of the treatment team and support the clinician with scheduling family visits, home visits and provide transportation for families.
• Provide direct support to the families and share the “family perspective” with program staff and administrators, including barriers affecting the youth and family.
• Support families by providing DBT skills groups with the family.
• In partnership with the Reintegration Mentor and Clinician, solicit feedback from the families about program improvements, suggestions for further engagement and the overall experience.
• In partnership with the Reintegration Mentor, assist the family and Juvenile Probation Officer with the transition to community after-care services.
• Analyze and evaluate the accomplishment of program objectives.
• Perform quality assurance audits to ensure compliance with applicable standards.
• Participate in and maintain SCM certification.
• Comply with all funding and reporting requirements.
• Establish and maintain professional boundaries with all staff, youth and providers.
• Serve as a role model to youth and staff modeling pro-social behaviors.
• Work collaboratively with internal and external providers.
• Participate in all required trainings.
• Perform all other duties assigned.

Assistant Program Manager, Hartford Alternative in the Community

 Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $58,800 per year
POSTING DATES: May 1o-May 24, 2023

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years supervising staff. Education may be substituted with experience on a year for year basis. Strong emotional intelligence, written and verbal communication, interpersonal and decision making skills. Ability to multi-task and knowledge of cognitive-behavioral approaches are critical. Demonstrates trauma informed approaches and cultural responsiveness; models pro-social behavior. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Expected to work some evenings. Bilingual ability (Spanish/English) desired

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
• Commit to the agency mission and program goals.
• Supports the Program Manager in setting the program tone and promoting a culture of engagement, mutual respect and trust.
• Provide ongoing leadership and supervision for direct reports.
•Assist in hiring, training, development and retention of staff.
• Leads and/or participates in regular management and staff meeting.
• Participates in Service Team Meetings. As requested, facilitates meetings on behalf of Program Manager.
• Meets monthly with direct reports on an individual basis to review and discuss performance and professional development; ensure supervisions occur with all program staff.
• As appropriate, serves as point of contact for program’s referral sources.
• Assists Program Manager with ensuring program and contract compliance meets all funder requirements.
• Maintains clear and open communication/collaboration with referral sources/funder network.
• Reviews client files to ensure accuracy, completion and thoroughness.
• Ensures validity and reliability of risk and needs assessments.
• Oversees CDCS queues.
• Ensure that accurate client data is entered in CDCS and reports are submitted on a timely basis.
• Assists with utilization and maintenance of CDCS.
• Run CDCS reports weekly and respond accordingly to any and all issues.
• Oversees Quality Assurance.
• Administers, controls and maintains Flex Funds.
• Builds upon and maintains agreements with local contractors.
• Conduct urinalysis as requested.
• Attend monthly AIC Leadership meeting.
• Assumes Program Manager duties when requested.
• Represents program and/or agency at request of Program Manager.
• Remains current on research and literature reviews with “what works” in changing offender behavior and recidivism reduction.
• Participates in related seminars, panels and workshops to enhance visibility of agency.
• Performs all other duties as required.

Supervising Case Manager– Hartford AIC

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $53,400  year
POSTING DATES: May 10 – May 24, 2022

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Reporting to the AIC Program Manager, the Supervising Case Manager is responsible for overseeing all AIC case management services, including staffing and handling of new referrals, to ensure compliance with the funder contractual agreement. The Supervising Case Manager supports the Program Manager in setting the program tone, coordinating and collaborating with management teams, managing complex decisions, building relationships and multi-tasking. The Supervising Case Manager also plays a role in ensuring that a strength based culture is embraced, that client/program outcomes are consistently met, and that the program is positioned for success internally and externally. Strong emotional intelligence, written and verbal communication skills, decision making and knowledge of cognitive-behavioral approaches are critical. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in social science field and two years of experience in case management and staff supervision. Equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree. Counseling background preferred. Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

  • Commit to the agency mission and program goals
  • Provide ongoing leadership and supervision for direct reports
  • Oversee assigned day to day operations
  • Assist in hiring, training, development and termination of staff.
  • Conduct weekly team meetings
  • Conduct formal monthly supervision with direct reports utilizing ISL’s
  • Ensure program compliance with contract and funder requirements for assigned functions
  • As appropriate, serve as point of contact for program’s referral sources
  • Share on call responsibilities with program leadership team
  • Maintain clear and open communication/collaboration with referral sources/funder network
  • Assign cases to staff according to the AIC File Assignment Structure
  • Review client files to ensure accuracy, completion and thoroughness
  • Review and provide input for Individual Service Plans
  • Ensure that accurate client data is entered in CDCS and reports are submitted on a timely basis
  • Manage CDCS ques
  • Assist with utilization and maintenance of CDCS
  • Pull the following CDCS reports weekly and respond accordingly to any and all issues:
    • Active Client List
    • Data Quality Check List
    • Timelines
  • As needed, solicit client satisfaction feedback
  • Attend monthly AIC Leadership meeting
  • Participate in Quality Assurance reviews as required
  • Adhere to PREA Standards and ensure PREA compliance
  • Conduct urinalysis as requested
  • Assume Program Manager duties as needed
  • Represent program and/or agency at request of Program Manager
  • Perform all other leadership tasks and duties as required
Lead Human Services Worker, Hartford Transitional Housing (HTH) and WRP

Shift: 2ND Shift (4:00 PM – 12:00 PM) Tuesday/ Wednesday Off
Salary: $19.25 Per Hour
Posting Dates: May 10-May 24, 2023

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Community Partners in Action (CPA), founded in 1875, provides a transitional residence to clients referred by Court Support Services Division to the Alternative in the Community Program network with a stipulation of transitional housing for at least part of their program commitment. Clients participate in day programming at the Hartford Alternative In the Community. (Established 1989)

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
The ideal candidate will have a High School diploma/GED, Associates or Bachelor degree with three years of experience in human services; residential experience preferred. At least one year of experience supervising staff. Experience with justice involved clients with substance abuse, mental health or other behavior issues also desirable. Ability to interact with multi-cultural populations; crisis management skills; shares the belief that people can change and individuals in need deserve quality services and an opportunity for recovery. Demonstrates trauma informed approaches and cultural responsiveness; models pro-social behavior. Must have a valid CT driver’s license and reliable transportation. Ability to work weekends, holidays and additional hours as needed. Bilingual ability (Spanish/English) desired.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

• Commits to agency mission and program goals.
• Assists with orientation and training of new staff.
• In the absence of the Residential Manager, assumes the operational responsibilities of the program, including staff oversight.
• Relieves shift staff for breaks.Supervises and monitors resident activities in compliance with program policies, including morning wake-up and completion of resident chores. Ensure a safe and secure environment for all utilizing appropriate de-escalation and behavior motivation techniques.
• Serves as an advocate for all participants encouraging program participation and accountability.
• Proactively acts as a mediator when necessary to effectively resolve resident conflicts in a solutions focused manner.
• Maintains professional boundaries with residents, staff, volunteers, family members/visitors and providers at all times.
• Serves as positive role model following program guidelines for professional conduct and code of ethics and maintain a professional image at all times when interacting with supervisors, staff, residents and visitors, or answering phones.
• Assists with meeting resident needs as necessary and appropriate.
• Possesses knowledge of and implements all agency/program policies and procedures governing facility operations including:
o Key Controls
o Hourly Rounds
o Perimeter Searches
o Random Room Searches
o Monitoring of client locations and visitors
o Emergency Procedures
o Inspections

• Completes and/or ensures all Incident Reports are accurate and timely.
• Maintains shift log indicating incidents that occur, immediately reporting all incidents to Program Manager, Residential Manager or to on-call personnel. As required, complete incident reports.
• Ensures all visitors have proper identification prior to entering the facility.
• Searches all bags brought in or out of the facility, conducting pat and pocket searches on residential clients each time they enter the facility, unless escorted by staff.
• Conducts client intake/admission and orientation after hours.
• Conducts random drug testing and breathalyzers.
• Completes all necessary documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
• Must be familiar with universal precautions and related issues including risk of communicable diseases.
• Remains constantly alert during all shifts for any situation that may jeopardize the safety of residents, staff, visitors and/or the community.
• Engages in all staff meetings and trainings offered to enhance professional development (required/non-required).
• Performs all other duties as required.

Assistant Chef: REGIONS-Staff Secure Residential Treatment Program for Male Youth

Salary:  $22.67/hour

Positing Dates: May 17 – May 31, 2023

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The REGIONS Staff Secure Program is a residential treatment program for up to 8 male youth. The mission of the program is to provide a home-like environment with a trauma-informed, culturally responsive, gender-specific, linguistically appropriate, strengths-based, and relationship-driven milieu for the youth to help them improve their social, physical and emotional well-being. Our vision is to therapeutically intervene in the cycle of offending to reduce the youth’s risk factors and prevent them from transitioning into the adult justice system. Our treatment philosophy is one that is individualized, designed to help the youth develop a positive self-image, learn effective coping skills, experience success, gain confidence, build positive relationships, achieve behavioral changes and re-enter their communities better equipped to succeed.
The youth in this program may have a high violence risk but it is not likely to be chronic and/or had later onset. The youth are not likely to have a history of violence nor be at risk for future violence. They are at a reduced risk to public safety and if they AWOL their behavior is not likely to involve violence or public safety risk. The youth in the REGIONS Staff Secure Program are amenable to treatment.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma or GED. At least one years of experience with food ordering and meal preparation in a group setting. Possess a clear understanding of the State of Connecticut’s food service regulations and experienced in meeting all Department of Health regulations. Must be a certified Qualified Food Operator or able to qualify, and able to instruct all staff in food preparation. Capacity to provide vocational training to program youth. Ability to interact with multi-cultural populations; decision making, communication, interpersonal and organizational/ prioritization skills. Adaptability, flexibility, resourcefulness and emotional intelligence. Must share the belief that people can change and individuals in need deserve quality services and an opportunity to succeed. Must have and maintain a valid CT driver’s license and reliable transportation. Willing to work flexible schedule, including weekends. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist Chef in planning and preparing three healthy and home-like meals for approximately 20 youth and staff.
• As requested, assist with inventory and preparing food orders.
• Follow dietary guidelines as determined by licensed dietician.
• Maintain sanitation in accordance with agency specifications and the Health Department.
• Monitor Fire Safety Standards in accord with local and state law.
• Provide vocational training to youth on food service and safe food handling procedures.
• Comply with all program policies and procedures.
• Establish and maintain professional boundaries with all staff and youth.
• Serve as a role model to youth and staff modeling pro-social behavior.
• Participate in all required trainings.
• Perform all other duties as required.

Manchester

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Waterbury

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Human Services Worker, Part Time – Waterbury Transitional House

Part Time: 2nd Shift (2:00 PM – 10:00 AM) Friday/Saturday/Sunday
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $17.25 per hour
Posting Dates: May 17 – May 31, 2023

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Community Partners in Action (CPA), founded in 1875, provides:
Waterbury Transitional Housing (WTH) – A transitional residence to clients referred by Court Support Services Division to the Alternative in the Community Program network with a stipulation of transitional housing for at least part of their program commitment. Clients participate in day programming at the Waterbury Alternative In the Community.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
The ideal candidate will have a High School diploma/GED, Associates or Bachelor degree. Prior experience working in the human services field with justice involved clients with substance abuse, mental health or other behavior issues is preferred. Ability to interact with multi-cultural populations; crisis management skills; share the belief that people can change and individuals in need deserve quality services and an opportunity for recovery; must have a valid CT driver’s license and reliable transportation. Ability to work weekends, holidays and additional hours as needed. Bilingual ability (Spanish/English) desired.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
• Supervise and monitor resident activities in compliance with program policies, including morning wake-up and completion of resident chores. Ensure a safe and secure environment for all utilizing appropriate de-escalation and behavior motivation techniques.
• Be an advocate for all participants encouraging program participation and accountability.
• Proactively act as a mediator when necessary to effectively resolve resident conflicts in a solutions focused manner.
• Maintain professional boundaries with residents, staff, volunteers, family members/visitors and providers at all times.
• Serve as positive role model following program guidelines for professional conduct and code of ethics and maintain a professional image at all times when interacting with supervisors, staff, residents and visitors, or answering phones.
• Assist with meeting resident needs as necessary and appropriate.
• Possess knowledge of and implement all agency/program policies and procedures governing facility operations including:
o Key Controls
o Head Count
o Facility Rounds
o Monitoring of client locations and visitors
o Emergency Procedures
o Inspections
• Maintain shift log indicating incidents that occur, immediately reporting all incidents to Program Manager, Residential Supervisor or to on-call personnel. As required, complete incident reports.
• Ensure all visitors have proper identification prior to entering the facility.
• Search all bags brought in or out of the facility, conducting pat and pocket searches on residential clients.
• Conduct client intake/admission and orientation after hours.
• Conduct random drug testing and breathalyzers.
• Complete all necessary documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
• Must be familiar with universal precautions and related issues including risk of communicable diseases.
• Remain constantly alert during all shifts for any situation that may jeopardize the safety of residents, staff, visitors and/or the community.
• Engage in all staff meetings and trainings offered to enhance professional development (required/non-required).
• Perform all other duties as required.

Human Services Worker – Waterbury Transitional House

Full Time Split Shift:
2nd Shift (2:00 PM – 10:00 AM) Tuesday/Wednesday
3rd Shift (10:00 AM – 6:00 AM), Thursday/Friday/Sunday

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $17.25 per hour
Posting Dates: May 17 – May 31, 2023

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Waterbury Transitional Housing (WTH) – A transitional residence to clients referred by Court Support Services Division to the Alternative in the Community Program network with a stipulation of transitional housing for at least part of their program commitment. Clients participate in day programming at the Waterbury Alternative In the Community.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
The ideal candidate will have a High School diploma/GED, Associates or Bachelor degree. Prior experience working in the human services field with justice involved clients with substance abuse, mental health or other behavior issues is preferred. Ability to interact with multi-cultural populations; crisis management skills; share the belief that people can change and individuals in need deserve quality services and an opportunity for recovery; must have a valid CT driver’s license and reliable transportation. Ability to work weekends, holidays and additional hours as needed. Bilingual ability (Spanish/English) desired.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
• Supervise and monitor resident activities in compliance with program policies, including morning wake-up and completion of resident chores. Ensure a safe and secure environment for all utilizing appropriate de-escalation and behavior motivation techniques.
• Be an advocate for all participants encouraging program participation and accountability.
• Proactively act as a mediator when necessary to effectively resolve resident conflicts in a solutions focused manner.
• Maintain professional boundaries with residents, staff, volunteers, family members/visitors and providers at all times.
• Serve as positive role model following program guidelines for professional conduct and code of ethics and maintain a professional image at all times when interacting with supervisors, staff, residents and visitors, or answering phones.
• Assist with meeting resident needs as necessary and appropriate.
• Possess knowledge of and implement all agency/program policies and procedures governing facility operations including:
o Key Controls
o Head Count
o Facility Rounds
o Monitoring of client locations and visitors
o Emergency Procedures
o Inspections
• Maintain shift log indicating incidents that occur, immediately reporting all incidents to Program Manager, Residential Supervisor or to on-call personnel. As required, complete incident reports.
• Ensure all visitors have proper identification prior to entering the facility.
• Search all bags brought in or out of the facility, conducting pat and pocket searches on residential clients.
• Conduct client intake/admission and orientation after hours.
• Conduct random drug testing and breathalyzers.
• Complete all necessary documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
• Must be familiar with universal precautions and related issues including risk of communicable diseases.
• Remain constantly alert during all shifts for any situation that may jeopardize the safety of residents, staff, visitors and/or the community.
• Engage in all staff meetings and trainings offered to enhance professional development (required/non-required).
• Perform all other duties as required.

Human Services Worker 3rd Shift– Waterbury Transitional House

Full Time:32 Hours/Week, 3rd Shift (10:00 PM – 6:00 AM) Sunday/Monday/Thursday/Friday

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $17.25 per hour
Posting Dates: May 25 – June 8, 2023

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Waterbury Transitional Housing (WTH) – A transitional residence to clients referred by Court Support Services Division to the Alternative in the Community Program network with a stipulation of transitional housing for at least part of their program commitment. Clients participate in day programming at the Waterbury Alternative In the Community.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
The ideal candidate will have a High School diploma/GED, Associates or Bachelor degree. Prior experience working in the human services field with justice involved clients with substance abuse, mental health or other behavior issues is preferred. Ability to interact with multi-cultural populations; crisis management skills; share the belief that people can change and individuals in need deserve quality services and an opportunity for recovery; must have a valid CT driver’s license and reliable transportation. Ability to work weekends, holidays and additional hours as needed. Bilingual ability (Spanish/English) desired.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
• Supervise and monitor resident activities in compliance with program policies, including morning wake-up and completion of resident chores. Ensure a safe and secure environment for all utilizing appropriate de-escalation and behavior motivation techniques.
• Be an advocate for all participants encouraging program participation and accountability.
• Proactively act as a mediator when necessary to effectively resolve resident conflicts in a solutions focused manner.
• Maintain professional boundaries with residents, staff, volunteers, family members/visitors and providers at all times.
• Serve as positive role model following program guidelines for professional conduct and code of ethics and maintain a professional image at all times when interacting with supervisors, staff, residents and visitors, or answering phones.
• Assist with meeting resident needs as necessary and appropriate.
• Possess knowledge of and implement all agency/program policies and procedures governing facility operations including:
o Key Controls
o Head Count
o Facility Rounds
o Monitoring of client locations and visitors
o Emergency Procedures
o Inspections
• Maintain shift log indicating incidents that occur, immediately reporting all incidents to Program Manager, Residential Supervisor or to on-call personnel. As required, complete incident reports.
• Ensure all visitors have proper identification prior to entering the facility.
• Search all bags brought in or out of the facility, conducting pat and pocket searches on residential clients.
• Conduct client intake/admission and orientation after hours.
• Conduct random drug testing and breathalyzers.
• Complete all necessary documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
• Must be familiar with universal precautions and related issues including risk of communicable diseases.
• Remain constantly alert during all shifts for any situation that may jeopardize the safety of residents, staff, visitors and/or the community.
• Engage in all staff meetings and trainings offered to enhance professional development (required/non-required).
• Perform all other duties as required.

Reentry Navigator-Waterbury Reentry Welcome Center

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.70/hr

Posting Dates: May 25 – June 8, 2023

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Waterbury Reentry Welcome Center Reentry Navigator supports participants returning home from prison to Waterbury and the surrounding areas with their successful reintegration back into their communities. Participants of the Waterbury Reentry Welcome Center will be identified at least three months prior to their prison release, in collaboration with the CT Department of Correction (DOC). Prior to a participant’s release, the Reentry Navigator will conduct a risk/needs assessment to determine the participant’s needs upon release. An Individual Service Plan (ISP) will be developed with each participant to prepare for their successful reentry.

Four year degree, preferably in Criminal Justice or Social Services and at least two years of experience providing reentry support services. Experience may be considered in lieu of education. Must have strong emotional intelligence and written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of community providers that offer services to the criminal justice population; ability to interact with a multi-cultural population and crisis management skills. Decision- making and knowledge of cognitive-behavioral approaches are important. A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required. Bi-lingual capacity (English/Spanish) preferred. A candidate in recovery for at least five years and/or formerly incarcerated is desirable. If formerly incarcerated, the individual must have completed parole and/or probation and have no criminal justice involvement for at least three years.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:

• Commit to Reentry Welcome Center mission and goals.
• Conduct weekly visits at identified correctional facilities to recruit, enroll and provide reentry support services to eligible people for the Reentry Welcome Center.
• Communicate with identified DOC staff at each facility to identify eligible people returning to the Greater Waterbury region and facilitate orientations to provide overview of services at the Reentry Welcome Center.
• Complete all necessary intake paperwork, assessments, and develop a reentry transition plan for each participant at least 3 months before they are released into the community.
• Work with DOC staff to ensure each participant applies for all pertinent identification and benefits prior to their release.
• Communicate and coordinate with identified Parole and Probation Officers to ensure there is a cohesive reentry transition plan for each participant who is under their supervision, returning to the Greater Waterbury region and referred to the Reentry Welcome Center.
• Facilitate/coordinate any necessary referrals to community partners in the community as needed.
• Provide on-going communication with RWC staff at the Center regarding each participant through emails, phone calls and case conference meetings to ensure warm hand-off to post-release supports and services in the community.
• Work in collaboration with the program’s Case Managers.
• Conduct participant risk/needs assessments using motivational enhancement strategies.
• Utilize the outputs of the assessments to formulate participants’ Individual Service Plans (ISPs).
• Collaborate with participants’ Parole or Probation officers to ensure post release compliance.
• Develop and maintain a strong network of community providers that can assist program participants.
• Participate in community groups, committees and meetings.
• Educate, advocate, and promote social justice and social change on behalf of all program participants.
• Submit program reports to supervisor as prescribed.
• Collaborate with CT Department of Correction staff both in the facility and in the community.
• Function as a team-player assisting with all program participants and staff.
• Serve as a role model to participants and staff modeling pro-social behaviors.
• Establish and maintain professional boundaries with participants and community providers.
• Other duties as required for smooth operation of program.

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