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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.

Residential Coordinator - Alternatives (HCRS EMPLOYEES ONLY)

Job Code 2711
Date Posted November 20, 2018
Program Residential Coordinator - Alternatives (HCRS EMPLOYEES ONLY)
Hours / Week 37.5
Description

Residential Coordinator Alternatives.  This full-time position (37.50 hour) will provide leadership, supervision, and support as part of the dynamic team at Alternatives, a short term hospital diversion and crisis bed program in Springfield VT that supports adults experiencing mental health crises or ongoing mental health challenges.

Required Skills The successful candidate will possess at least three years of experience providing services to adults with significant mental health issues and will promote the guiding values of the program. Residential experience and an understanding of human nature and recovery-oriented services is essential. Management and supervision experience in mental health/DS services is beneficial; will consider other relevant experience.
Education A Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field is preferred.
Location Springfield, VT
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