Employment Application
 The APT Foundation currently has openings for the following positions:

Research Assistant:  Grant-funded position, Part time 15 hours per week (3 weekday mornings 7AM-Noon).  We are seeking a part-time Research Assistant to assist our research team in conducting a NIH-funded randomized controlled trial of a secondary HIV prevention program.  This person will serve a range of functions including, but not limited, to:  assisting with HIV prevention group sessions, recruiting/screening/assessing study participants, conducting HIV prevention skills sessions with participants, entering and monitoring data using the ACA SI system and SPSS, assisting with data quality control, entering data as needed in the NIH clinical trials website, collecting weekly urine toxicology samples and dried blood spot samples, weekly check-ins with participants, participating in clinical supervision as needed, and assisting with progress reports, IRB renewals and other routine study activities as needed based on the needs of the study.  Professional Requirements:  The ideal candidate would preferably have a certification or Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field, and previous experience working in substance abuse treatment settings.  In addition, the person must be comfortable conducing HIV risk reduction skills sessions (including condom application and needle cleaning) and discussing HIV prevention-related challenges with study participants.

Staff Nurse (LPN) – Outpatient Setting:  Full time 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  Schedule determined by clinic needs.  Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Supervisor, the Staff nurse serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team, providing services to patients in the Opioid Replacement Treatment Program.  Professional Requirements:  The ideal candidate must possess current and valid licensure as an LPN and have a valid CT Driver’s License.  Prior experience in the mental health and/or substance abuse field preferred.

Data and Application Specialist:  Full time 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  Schedule determined by department need.  This information technology position is mainly responsible for administration and performance of data activities, supporting application systems, and protecting data integrity.  Work also involves some application development and user training.  Duties:

  • Implement, administer, maintain and monitor user interfaces, data collection structures, reporting formats, data access tools, and data integrity measures for core business data.  Create, perform and manage routine data operations in bulk (replication, distribution, import, export, reporting, warehousing, purging, and archival, etc.) and in detail (record error corrections, new code assignments, etc.);
  • Perform and manage ad hoc data extract, mining conversion, integration, migration, data reporting, etc.  Handle ad-hoc data requests from researchers;
  • Implement and manage applications on servers and clients, software utilities, data channels, device drivers, user profiles and preferences, menus, software setups, fonts, templates, forms, etc.;
  • Work with users to troubleshoot and create interim solutions as needed.  Coordinate and provide user orientation and training on applications, data entry systems, and data integrity.  Help Clinical Services enforce data integrity measures.
  • Track usage, performance, integrity, security, and incidents of critical applications for the purpose of making improvement and planning changes, and for the purpose of licensing compliance and budgeting future IT services;
  • Assist in the development and manage the implementation of data policy decisions–data collection rules, business rules, integrity measures, security measures, etc.;
  • Address long-term and strategic data issues such as coding schemes, data mapping, data structures, archival data formats, data integration and migration, data mining and analysis, coordination of data interactions on multiple platforms, and user training.

Professional Requirements:  BS/BA in Computer Sciences and 2 years medium to large level database system support experience, or equivalent, required.  MS-SQL server installation, administration and reporting skills also required.  Strongly preferred  candidate should have two years of experience in a healthcare environment performing data management, data migration across systems, data warehousing, and setup of electronic billing and reporting.  Business application development experience would be a plus.

 Child Watch Specialist:  Full time 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  Schedule determined by program need.  The purpose of this position is to provide developmentally-appropriate activities for young children while their mothers are participating in treatment.  This includes supervision of children, documentation  as required by the program standards, daily open communication with parents and staff and inspection and replacement of damaged or lost program materials.  Professional Requirements:  HS Diploma with preference given to those who have the Child Development associate Certificate or other child care classes/trainings.  A minimum of two years experience directly working with infants and young children.  Bilingual/Spanish preferred.  Infant CPR/First Aid Certification required.  Attendance is punctual and reliable, and absences are planned in advance.

Clinician 1 or 2:  Full time 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  Schedule determined by program need.  Provide group and individual counseling to patients receiving opiate replacement therapy through a comprehensive, recovery-oriented and trauma-informed treatment process.  Professional Requirements:  Master’s Degree + licensed by the State of CT (LPC, LADC, LCSW, LMFT).  Licensed individuals preferred, but will consider an individual who is within 18 months of receiving a license.

Counselor:  Full time 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  Schedule determined by program need.  Provides group counseling to patients receiving opiate replacement therapy through comprehensive recovery-oriented and trauma-informed treatment planning and implementation.  Meets weekly with Clinical Supervisor and/or Program Director to review cases, and for clinical supervision and professional development.  Participates in weekly treatment team, counselor and staff meetings to review patient treatment plans and reports to facilitate patient interventions and agency initiatives.  Attendance is punctual and reliable, and necessary absences are planned in advance.  Professional Requirements:  This position requires Bilingual capacity:  English/Spanish.  BA or BS in Human Service field, CADAC, or CAC Certification + Experience.

Patient Care Associate (PCA) – Residential Program:  Full time 37.5 hours per week + benefits.  Schedule determined by program need–will include weekends and evenings/nights.  Under the general supervision of the Program Director and Clinical Nursing staff, this is a front line position maintaining appropriate patient traffic flow within the residential setting, including but not limited to:  greeting and checking in all patients, providing appropriate diagnostic tests as required by staff, and entering data into APT’s patient clinical management system.  Professional Requirements:  Associate’s Degree or 2 years post-secondary education; or equivalent combination of training and education.

The APT Foundation maintains an active pool of candidates by accepting resumes for all positions on an ongoing basis.

Last updated  Monday, September 12, 2018

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