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Job Title: Milieu Program Director - Eagle House
Job Location: Hartford, CT
Beginning: Aug 01, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: The Village for Families & Children
Hartford, CT 06105
Telephone: 860-236-4511
Job Description:
Must submit an application through our Career Page:

The Milieu Director will coordinate and supervise milieu activities in Eagle House treatment program to ensure safety and high quality therapeutic programming for youth 7 days a week. He/she will ensure milieu programming is integrated with clients’ clinical treatment. he/she will provide oversight of child development specialists, residential supervisors and therapeutic recreation coordinator’s hiring, training and professional development and ensure the milieu maintains compliance with all state and federal regulations. They will engage families and guardians regularly through planful contact, events and home visits.

  • Develop, implement and maintain strong therapeutic programming throughout the program (CDS groups, therapeutic activities, field trips, family activities, etc.).
  • Ensure the physical and emotional safety of clients, families and staff in the program.
  • Responsible for ensuring clients are supervised appropriately to maintain safety
  • Ensure implementation of high risk observation status and safety protocols for clients with acute presentation
  • Ensure program compliance with all required regulations, including DCF licensing, Medicaid, Joint Commission behavioral health standards, PRTF practice standards, etc.
  • Work closely with the other disciplines in the PRTF program to ensure all milieu activities are tied to the clients’ treatment goals
  • Responsible for ensuring high quality and timely program documentation
  • Review of all client incidents and debriefing process to prevent future incidents
  • Responsible for hiring, training, engagement and performance management of residential supervisors, child development specialists and therapeutic recreation coordinator.
  • Ensuring that staff maintain an environment in which racial, cultural, ethnic, gender, and physical differences are respected and honored.
  • Lead the team in maintaining a family friendly culture which engages families in multiple facets of treatment.
  • Ensure that program space is safe, therapeutic, and organized, with the goal of providing a welcoming physical environment and minimizing risk
  • Lead staff meetings
  • Collaborate with team members, agency colleagues and other community agencies to promote and strengthen the quality of services provided in PRTF.
  • Modeling cooperative, customer friendly working relationships with DCF, Village staff, teachers and other professionals.
  • Ensure all program documentation is completed in a timely manner and meets DCF and Medicaid requirements.
  • Provide on-call support to the program.
  • Develop and maintain schedule for online supervision, as well as provide online supervision a minimum of once monthly to regular CDS staff and clinicians.
  • Serve as a healthy role model to staff, clients and families exemplifying the philosophy, goals, values, policies and procedures that guide the daily operations and procedures that guide the daily operation of PRTF.
  • Additional duties as required.

Eagle House provides residential behavioral health treatment for children ages 6-12 who are transitioning from psychiatric hospitalization. Serving as a "step-down," Eagle House helps prepare them for community-based treatment and a family or foster care setting. Residents attend school onsite and receive intensive clinical support services, including ongoing nursing and psychiatry, family, group and individual therapy, and case management.
Professional staff at Eagle House use an active engagement/coaching/trauma-informed model of care to build relationships with the youth in order to stabilize them, help them improve overall functioning, and build the skills necessary to transition into a family successfully and permanently.

The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.
Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If you’d like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!

Must submit an application through our Career Page:

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.