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Careers With a Heart and Soul

What distinguishes Wellspring as an agency is the intentional awareness, reverence and respect that we hold for each individual. Everyone connected to the Wellspring community plays a role in the therapeutic process.

Thank you for visiting Wellspring’s career page.  We are a therapeutic and educational center dedicated to mental health healing through a relational model.  Our staff enjoys working together, and being part of our caring community, as evidenced in our staff longevity.   Our commitment to staff includes offering a generous vacation package, 403B and HSA plans, affordable health benefits and many opportunities to have fun!  In compliance with our licensing, we have a rigorous pre-employment screening process.

The people that entered the doors of Wellspring were magnificent. I could easily tell everyone cared for us so deeply. I always said, "the staff are in for life or not at all."

— Resident at Beauvais and Angelus House

Current Open Positions

Animal Program

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to join our Animal Program team as an Milieu Counselor II- Animal helper. This part time position will involve providing Milieu Support to residential staff but most importantly their assistance in various aspects of our Animal program including but not limited to animal care, education presentations, and empowering students to assist in the care of our beloved animals.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $21.00 per hour

Expected hours: No less than 16 per week

Responsibilities for these direct care positions:

1. Able to establish relationships of healthy mutuality with clients, as stated in the Wellspring mission statement, values, and philosophy, within the context of professional responsibilities

2. Able to establish and maintain professional and personal boundaries.

3. Able to utilize supervision as a means of learning effective strategies for working with clients in the milieu.

4. Able to observe clients’ patterns of behaviors and to communicate pertinent information about clients to the team.

5. Takes care of the animals at regular care times, including feeding, grooming, and checking the status of each of them.

6. Maintains the animals’ environment by cleaning stalls, coop, and other barn areas by consistently completing the daily care routine.

7. Participates in maintaining cleanliness and organization of materials related to land and/or animals.

8. Adheres to the directives of the coordinator regarding animal health and care of the environment.

9. Assists Coordinator with routine animal health interventions.

10. Demonstrates the capacity to independently care for the animals and barn when the coordinator is not available.

11. Maintains, teaches and practices appropriate safety standards

FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

1. Assist in the daily care and maintenance of animals, including feeding, cleaning enclosures, and monitoring their health and well-being.

2. Follow and enforce safety protocols and guidelines to ensure the well-being of both animals and visitors.

3. Maintain accurate records and documentation related to animal care and program activities.

4. Collaborate with coordinator to continuously improve the animal program and its offerings.

5. Enjoys working outdoors in all weather conditions.

Requirements for counselor positions:

· B/A or B/S IN Psychology or closely related field

· Experience with and comfort ability with working with farm animals ( Sheep, Goats, Chickens, Rabbit)

· Physical stamina and ability to perform physically demanding tasks, such as lifting and carrying heavy objects up to 50lbs

· Knowledge of safety protocols and guidelines related to animal care.

· Passion for working with animals and promoting their welfare.

· Demonstrated leadership skills, a team player.

· Computer literacy required.

 

Wellspring is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Physical Education/Health Teacher- Part Time

The Arch Bridge School at Wellspring, located in Bethlehem, has a part time opening for a CT State Certified Physical Education teacher for our state approved, and NEASC accredited independent private school.

The Physical Education Teacher for the Arch Bridge School will provide physical education for our school programs covering middle and high school grades. Scheduling for the PE classes is flexible. The part time PE Teacher can provide PE classes during one full day, or over partial days. This will be discussed with those selected for interview.

The Arch Bridge School is part of Wellspring, a therapeutic and educational center in the rural, northwest corner of Connecticut (Litchfield County.) The school serves the educational needs of both residential and day students.

The Arch Bridge School offers core academics and college preparatory courses, allowing students to meet their unique academic objectives while in Residential Treatment or as students attending our Therapeutic Day School. Our students tend to be bright, creative and college bound.

Our most successful teachers have an experiential approach to learning and thrive when able to teach in a kind, nurturing environment. We offer an opportunity to teach in small, well-supported classroom settings. Class size tends to be 4-8 students but does not exceed twelve (12) students. We have multiple clinicians on staff to provide immediate support throughout the day. This allows our teachers the chance to provide a creative, challenging, relational classroom where each student is known as an individual. Our teachers are part of a cohesive team that collaborate regularly with each other and our students and are truly able to make a difference in their lives.

Required Certifications:
Connecticut Certification, Physical Education, PreK-12 (044).
-must be certified by the State of Connecticut to teach physical education… or, be in the process of working toward the certification.

Please visit our website www.wellspring.org to learn more about the Arch Bridge School, Wellspring and the application process. You’ll find employment information under the “JOBS” tab located in the top right corner of our homepage.

If you are interested we would like to hear from you.
Please submit your resume and a cover letter by email to the attention of Yessica Trujillo-Granados at 

Wellspring and the Arch Bridge School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity

Residential Counselors- GENERAL INFORMATION (See specific openings below)

Residential (Milieu) Counselors: Full Time, Part Time and Per Diem- General Information.

Please scroll down for more information about specific open positions and their shift schedules.

Our team of milieu counselors foster healthy relationships by helping center the ‘family’ experience in residential living. They are kind, mindful and emotionally equipped to hold space for our residents to continue to grow and heal. These college graduate front line people help residents process a confusing conversation, encourage them to learn a new skill or take on a new responsibility, work with our farm animals, share their unique gifts (such as knitting, cooking, playing games) or sit quietly with our residents to help them settle into their own place and space. We offer full time, part time and per diem positions to support resident population.

  • Educational Background: BA/BS in Psychology or related field preferred. Candidates with an earned two-year degree considered. Must have a minimum of 60 college credits earned.
  • Experience: Two years or more of experience working in a therapeutic field preferred. Prior experience working with girls and/or young adult women desirable.
  • Salary: $20 per hour (base hourly rate), plus shift differentials for weekend and overnight hours. Shift differentials can add $2 to $4/hour to the base rate.
  • Full time (30 hrs or more) benefit package includes medical, dental, disability, life insurance and generous paid time off.
  • Part time (20-29 hrs.) benefit package includes paid time off.
  • This  position is eligible for overtime compensation.
  • Additional compensation : Holiday differential ($1/hr.) for 7 designated holidays. This differential is applied to: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and October Fall Weekend Monday.
  • Additional compensation: Holiday Pay (1.5 times base rate) for 3 designated holidays. The Holiday Pay is applied to: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Generous Paid Time off package, that increases with years of service for positions with 20 hrs or more.
Milieu Counselor Angelus House

We are seeking two dedicated and passionate individuals to join our team as a Milieu Counselor I for Angelus House. This position will involve providing Milieu Support to residents, assisting in various aspects of their daily programs.  Angelus House  is a premier mental health residential treatment program for young adult women & gender diverse individuals age 18 and older.

CURRENT OPENINGS (2):

Position one:

  • Position Title: Milieu Counselor I
  • Employment Agreement Type: Full Time (40hrs)
  • Benefits eligible.

SHIFT SCHEDULE:

WED 1pm-11pm

THUR 12:30pm-10:30pm

FRI 10:30am-8:30pm

SAT 10:30am-8:30pm

Position two:

  • Position Title: Milieu Counselor I
  • Employment Agreement Type: Part Time (23hrs)

SHIFT SCHEDULE:

Position Two:

SUN 4pm-11pm

FRI 2pm-9pm

SAT 7am-4pm

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS: 

  • Benefits: Full health (medical, dental, disability and life insurance) * For Fulltime positions only.
  •  Generous paid time off package.
  • Compensation: Base rate: starting at $20.oo/hr.
  • Eligible for overtime: Yes.

In addition to the general requirements for a residential counselor (see General Information above)…Our ideal candidate for this position is someone who is able to support/mange daily schedule of the needs/activities of the residents.

The Interview process at Wellspring is designed to learn more about your interests, and about you as a potential employee and  counselor and, importantly, as a person… and for you to learn more about us!

Full time- Kitchen, Milieu Counselor

Wellspring is seeking an experienced counselor to coordinate the kitchen program and provide a healing milieu experience in our Residential Program.

Qualifications:

  • Kitchen experience/skills and interest in applying them in the milieu setting, keeping with our therapeutic milieu model.
  • Specific experience with cooking for large groups, particularly non-institutional settings.
  • Nutritional knowledge/experience and willingness to work with a nutritionist, and the clinical team, to provide healthy meal choices and dining experiences.
  • Ability to maintain already established good working relationships with food vendors, health department reviewers, and others.
  • Willing and able to teach culinary skills to residents and staff with kindness and care.
  • Experience in training and/or supervising others is a plus.
  • Serve Safe Certification or willingness to complete the certification process.

CURRENT OPENING:

  • Position Title:  Kitchen Cook- Milieu Counselor II
  • Employment Agreement Type: Full Time (40hrs)

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS:

  • Benefits: Full health (medical, dental, disability and life insurance)  and our generous paid time off package.
  • Compensation: Base rate: starting at $21.oo/hr.
  • Eligible for overtime: Yes.

SHIFT SCHEDULE: Onsite Monday through Friday 7AM-3PM

In addition to the general requirements for a residential counselor (see General Information above)…Our ideal candidate for this position is someone who is able to support/mange daily schedule of the needs/activities of the residents.

The Interview process at Wellspring is designed to learn more about your interests, and about you as a potential employee and  counselor and, importantly, as a person… and for you to learn more about us!

Milieu Counselor I - Adolescent Girls

We are recruiting for ONE, benefit eligible, FULL TIME opening in the Adolescent Girls Residential Program, known as Beauvais House, an eighteenth century restored farm house with nineteen beds for our residential program for girls 12-18. The house has several community sitting areas, two working fireplaces, a large kitchen and an outdoor deck that overlooks our fields where our goats and sheep graze. Staff interacts with our campus animals, that also include chickens and Willow, an indoor bunny, as part of the land and animal program.

You can learn more about this program, and see program related videos by visiting the Program and Services on our homepage.

CURRENT OPENING:

Position Title:  Milieu Counselor
Employment Agreement Type: FULL TIME (30hrs)

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS:

Benefits: Full health (medical, dental, disability and life insurance)  and our generous paid time off package.
Compensation: Base rate: starting at $20.00/hr.
Eligible for overtime: Yes.

SHIFT SCHEDULE: Three 10-hour shifts, 3 days on duty, 4 days off each week.

Sunday: 10pm to 8am, Friday: 10pm to 8am, Saturdays: 10pm to 8am.

In addition to the general requirements for a residential counselor (see General Information above)…This program is seeking candidates who have interests in recreation, kitchen,  land and animals programming, arts and crafts, and music.

The Interview process at Wellspring is designed to learn more about your interests, and about you as a potential employee and counselor and, importantly, as a person… and for you to learn more about us!

Milieu Counselor- Girls Residential

We are recruiting for one PART TIME opening in the Girls Residential Program, known as Shiolah House. Shiloah is a cozy living space with eight beds for our residential program for girls 12-16. Shiloah’s program has a living room with a working fireplace, a spacious kitchen to share meals or do homework, and backyard with a covered deck, swings and vegetable garden. The Shiloah program provides many activities for the residents that include land and animal programs, adventure and outings.

You can learn more about this program, and see program related videos by visiting the Program and Services on our homepage.

CURRENT OPENING:
Position Title: Milieu Counselors
Employment Agreement Type: Part Time (24hrs)

COMPENSATION:

Benefits: Includes paid time off.
Compensation: Base rate: starting at $20.00/hr.

SHIFT SCHEDULE: (24hrs) Sundays 7am to 4pm, Fridays 11am to 9pm, and Saturdays 8m to 1pm.

In addition to the general requirements for a residential counselor (see General Information above)…This program is seeking candidates who have interests being active and engaged in both outdoor and indoor activities.

The Interview process at Wellspring is designed to learn more about your interests, and about you as a potential employee and counselor and, importantly, as a person… and for you to learn more about us!

Application Process

To apply for a position please submit the following:

  • A cover letter indicating your interest. Please note, your cover letter must specify position(s) of interest in order to be considered.
  • Your current resume. You can choose to include copies of applicable documentation (current professional licenses, teaching certifications, academic transcripts).

Email is the preferred method to submit your resume and cover letter. However, submissions by fax or mail are also accepted. Please submit by one method only to avoid duplications.

Submit as follows:

By Email:

 

By Mail:
Recruiting & Onboarding Specialist
Wellspring & the Arch Bridge School
21 Arch Bridge Road
PO Box 370
Bethlehem, CT 06751

Those selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email to arrange an interview time.

Benefits and Employment Enhancements at Wellspring

We offer access to a comprehensive array of benefits to meet your needs and activities to enhance your employment including:

For Good Health

  • Medical, Prescription, and Dental Insurance on a pre-tax basis
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Free Annual Flu shots
  • Free Hep-B series for direct care staff

For a Secure Future

  • Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
  • Company paid short-term disability insurance
  • Company paid long-term disability insurance