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“David” an 8 year old boy with classic Autism, came to us after being removed from his home by DCF. He was non-verbal, using grunting sounds and pointing or acting out to communicate his thoughts and feelings. He had an intense fear of going outside and making transitions to new places was overwhelming for him. His academic skills were extremely low and he was not getting any real educational services due to the upheaval in his life. HCRS staff immediately began to identify the services he would need to progress and grow. A shared living provider was found who has given him a wonderful family environment to live and grow in. David now goes to school for the whole day. He is using his words more than ever and instead of pulling on someone or grunting or pointing, he is prompted to use requests like “ Can I use the computer, please,” without being told.

HCRS-NFI-Day Shift-Residential Specialist(s)

Job Code Day Shift
Date Posted October 30, 2017
Program HCRS-NFI-Day Shift-Residential Specialist(s)
Hours / Week 40
Description

The HCRS and NFI Hospital Diversion Program is hiring for full time (40.00 hours per week) Day shift Residential Specialists. 

Required Skills Hospital Diversion is a short-term in-patient facility working with adolescents in psychiatric crisis in Brattleboro. This position provides supervision and support to the youth during the day, completes client intakes and performs administrative duties. This is a great entry level position with opportunities to advance within the agency.
Education The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, superior interpersonal skills, and experience working with adolescents struggling with emotional/behavioral difficulties.
Location Brattleboro
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