Who are we? Empowerment at 360°
Empower U. is a State of New Jersey approved provider of children's behavioral health services including behavioral management, family therapy, youth and parent mentoring, and respite care. Our values are simple. We seek to empower others by being empowered ourselves. Empower U. is a learning organization that strives to spark innovation that communities and the families living in them will benefit from.
We empower our community resource partners and direct care providers by offering a unique course of intensive training, development, and continuing education programming so that they may, in turn, empower children and families in execution of their service to them. It is our goal to partner with competent, caring, and well-trained individuals who are responsive to the needs of our children, their families, and the communities we serve. Each Empower U. partner or provider meets, if not exceeds, the State educational and training requirements for the service level or levels that they provide. Our agency provides community resource partners with career training and development, a supportive work environment, and knowledgeable management and direction. We strive to create an ecosystem that is rich in communication and support to inspire innovation that translates direct care provider field experiences into service and programming opportunities offered through Empower U. - thus increasing our value proposition to the children and families that we serve.
- Intensive In-Community clinicians (IIC's) are charged with assisting children and families who are experiencing challenges related to mental health or developmental disability. IIC's will see a wide array of diagnoses from autism spectrum through fire-setting, substance abuse, and eating disorders. IIC's are expected to provide services in-home primarily, but are free to meet with child and/or family anywhere in the community. Some IIC's may elect to only accept needs assessment referrals, which require no long term commitment to a child and family, but once assigned a family for therapeutic services, must be committed to that family once accepted. IIC's should be flexible in approach, laid-back in demeanor, and easily relatable to the children and families all while maintaining professional boundaries, remaining in compliance with the law, rules of their clinical discipline, and that of the organization.
- This role requires a person who is experienced, comfortable and patient with children and families where behavioral health or developmental disabilities of various types present as an issue.
- This role requires reliable transportation as you will have to either keep appointments at the children's homes or meet them somewhere within the community.
- This role requires a comprehensive criminal background check.
- This role requires a moderate level of computer literacy in documenting progress notes.
- This role, at times, may require the clinician to perform biopsychosocial assessments and report findings to the State.
- This role requires a Master's degree.
- This role requires an individual who holds either an LCSW, LPC, or PsyD license.
- Prior Intensive In-Community (IIC) or Intensive In-Home (IIH) experience is a plus.
- Experience with children and/or adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities is a plus.
- The ability to supervise other clinicians and paraprofessionals is a plus.
- Fluency in languages in addition to English is a plus.
- Ability to supervise LAC or LSW crendentialed clinicians a major plus.
- 30 hour work week
- 401k, Dental, and Health
- Flexible Schedule for field hours
- 2 weeks of PTO
Job Type: W2
Required license or certification:
- LPC, LCSW, Psy.D. in New Jersey
Location/Region: ALL COUNTIES IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY