Community Healthlink’s (CHL) Youth and Family Services established the Burncoat Family Center in October 1992 as a residential and day treatment program for children with serious emotional issues. Located in a residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts, the Burncoat Family Center provides a safe, secure, short-term alternative to hospital treatment for children.
Often, children who are hospitalized with serious emotional issues depart an institution with problems still unresolved. The Burncoat Family Center’s Community Based Acute Treatment Program (CBAT) offers psychiatric and therapeutic assessment services. The program, which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, accommodates 15 resident clients.
Burncoat Family Center utilizes a systemic model that views youth in the context of the family and the broader relationships that influence their lives, including school, natural supports and community resources. Assessments focus on youth and family strengths, and help the child and his/her family to recognize and mobilize their assets to solve the problems they face. Burncoat Family Center employs a multidisciplinary treatment approach where residential counselors and milieu managers, educational tutors, clinicians, nurses and the psychiatry staff collaboratively work to promote and provide client-centered, family oriented and clinically driven treatment as a means to help stabilize and return clients to their natural environments.
Children ages 4 through 18, with a myriad of behavioral, emotional and psychiatric difficulties are eligible to be treated in the program. They are referred by Inpatient Psychiatric placements and Emergency Services Programs (ESP)/Mobile Crisis Intervention (MCI) teams.
Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Bachelor's degree and/or experience supervising staff within a therapeutic milieu required; degree and/or coursework in social work, counseling, psychology or related field preferred.
At least 1-2 years of supervisory experience with knowledge about clinical mental health and positive behavioral supports.
Current valid US issued driver's license and ability to provide registered and insured automobile for work related purposes.
Demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and ability to contribute to team objectives required.
All bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.