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Wheeler Clinic In-home Therapist - Foster Care in Plainville, Connecticut

In-home Therapist - Foster Care

Plainville, CT 06062, USA Req #670

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Wheeler's vision is that all people will have the opportunity to grow, change and live healthier, productive lives. Our mission is to provide equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.


If you love working with youth and families and want to make a difference in the life of a child, this job will give you the opportunity to do so while building your clinical skills. The Clinical Care Manager works with a team to provide therapeutic interventions to youth and their foster families. The goal is to help stabilize the child in their foster care placement and collaborate with the foster parent, DCF, and other community providers to provide services to the youth and family that enhances the child’s experience in the foster care system.

The office location for this position is Plainville, CT. Travel to locations where the child or youth are residing and receiving other services is required. Click below to hear from two current staff about how our team is making a difference! Michelle Martins, Foster Care Specialist ( Stephon Adams, Case Manager


Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, Social Work or related license eligible field or a doctoral degree in Psychology is required. Experience working with the foster care population is preferred.

Must hold one of the following credentials: LMSW, LCSW, LMFTA, LMFT, LPCA, LPC or licensed or license-eligible Psychologist in the State of Connecticut.


Plainville, CT


Full time


Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

  • For Good Health

  • Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution

  • Wellness Programs

  • Free annual flu shots

  • For a Secure Future

  • Company paid Life and AD&D insurance

  • For Retirement

  • 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees

  • For Career Advancement

  • Education Reimbursement Program

  • Training and development opportunities

  • For Work Life Balance

  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling

  • Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services


    Conducts program specific screening and evaluation, and formulates diagnosis in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). Develops and documents, clear clinical formulation and treatment plans that are individualized, measurable, developed in collaboration with the client, family, and other collaterals involved with the child.

    Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology and other behavioral health concerns and primary modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention. Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols. Utilizes best practices and evidenced based practice models where appropriate and adheres to model and program expectations.

    Communicates in a positive, effective manner with children, foster families, biological families, and all internal and external providers involved as required.

    Attends all necessary internal and external meetings with foster care staff, providers, foster parents, and children associated with the foster care program.

    Provides care management services to help foster children stabilize in placement and improve overall functioning.

    Provides support/direction to foster families to assist them in caring for the children placed in their homes.

    Monitors foster parent compliance with program expectations/policy and assists families in meeting these requirements.

    Works with biological families, where appropriate, to help them to support the child while in foster placement and/or to prepare for their return home.

    Meets direct service productivity goals as defined by the program. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.

    Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.

    Documents all client related information in compliance with agency policy and DCF contractual standards for child and/or families within the foster care program.

    Provides service in the office and/or community settings outside the office (e.g., homes, schools, hospitals, institutions, other community locations) as defined by the program.

    Provides after hours on call response to foster children and their families on a rotating basis with other foster care program staff.

    Promotes and supports the foster care program within the community, and assists with recruitment and training as needed.

    Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture. Therapist, Social Worker, Counselor, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist, Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Licensed Social Worker #IND123

Wheeler Clinic is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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  • Plainville, CT 06062, USA