Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth
About the organization
Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth was founded in 1886 with a focus of healing and strengthening children in a family setting. Today, our mission continues:
to strengthen children and families so they can live safely, independently, and productively within their home communities.
Many families across New York State are in crisis and need our help. When people are exposed to trauma during their childhood, they are more likely to experience negative physical health, mental health, and educational outcomes as an adult. They carry their trauma with them into adulthood and without intervention, can suffer from illness, early death, and poor quality of life.
Uses evidence based treatment modalities and assessment tools to complete comprehensive assessment and treatment plans for youth in care.
Implements clinical treatment plans by facilitating trauma-informed individual counseling, and therapeutic groups with all youth and/or families as required by agency policies, protocols and procedures.
Assisting children/youth in developing skills as defined on treatment goal.
Meet with youth and develop individual needs, goals and short-term objectives, using the ISP as a guide. Review progress of the ISP, establish new short-term objectives to achieve goals, and address crisis related needs and concerns.
Interfaces with internal and external programs/stakeholders including but not limited to Federal representatives/liaisons for purpose of treatment/discharge planning.
Responds to crisis situations including de-escalating and engaging youth; processing said incidents and/or developing safety plans as required.
Partners with team members to coordinate clinical services to youth and families that support permanent and reunification planning while preparing youth for the future.
Provides clinical consultation and evaluate progress and adjust the clinical services, as necessary.
Develop, completes, maintains and tracks all mandatory appropriate documentation in accordance in a timely manner in accordance with agency policies and regulatory requirements.
Master’s degree in social work with clinical experience in the program, or Master’s degree in Psychology.
Must be licensed or eligible for licensure.
Experience working with vulnerable youth and families preferred.
Ability to read, write, and speak English and Spanish
Ability to work a flexible schedule, outside of normal business hours including nights, weekends and on-call, as needed.
Must have a current, valid driver’s license per Agency guidelines. Travel required.
Ability to work with an economically and culturally diverse population.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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