Mult Dimensional Family Recovery (MDFR) Supervisor



SAFE Family Recovery Program


Program Summary

This new programs is to provide Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) assessment, Multidimensional Family Recovery (MDFR), and Recovery Management Checkups (RMC) services to adult caregivers (age 18 and older) involved in child protective services statewide. In combination, these services make up the SAFE Family Recovery program menu. SAFE Family Recovery services will be provided on-site at DCF Area Offices statewide and other community settings as appropriate.


  • Overall responsibility for the implementation of SAFE Family Recovery in the region;
  • Supervising Recovery Support Specialists and MDFR Specialists;
  • Monitoring staff completion of training and quality assurance activities;
  • Submitting data and reports to DCF as required by contract;
  • Writing reports for programs and DCF as required by contract;
  • Attendance at client case consultation and service planning meetings as requested;
  • Serving as the local program point of contact for DCF, other community providers, and the juvenile courts.


 Responsible for the supervision/management of staff assigned.  This includes; but is not limited to establishing and maintaining a working environment conducive to positive morale and teamwork; recruit and hire qualified employees; provide orientation and on-the-job training for staff.  Establish short and long term goals that are both measurable and obtainable to meet contract requirements and ensure that these expectations are clearly communicated and understood by all direct and indirect reports.  Review and approve all applicable timesheets.  Oversee the daily responsibilities of direct reports to ensure that ABH® policies and procedures are being followed and the program/department goals are being met.  Provide year-round feedback to employees, counseling, coaching, and training resources and support as necessary.  Refer performance concerns/issues to next level Managers & Human Resources Department for advice, next steps and appropriate action. Complete timely staff performance evaluations outlining clearly defining goals/expectations, secure applicable signatures/approvals and process paperwork.


  • Master’s degree required preferably in a family therapy discipline, with considerable experience working in the adult substance use field serving families involved with child protective services. 
  • Training of Master’s level staff to become certified as an MDFR Supervisor typically lasts six months.
  • Participate in ongoing quality assurance activities after certification.
  • Attends annual Conflict of Interest training.


  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff for effective and efficient service delivery;
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization and planning skills;
  • Must have valid Connecticut driver’s license, reliable transportation and carry insurance coverage of $100,000/$300,000/$100,000;
  • Must be willing to provide community-based services with significant travel;
  • Must be willing to respond to company cell phone during regular work hours and potentially provide after-hours cell phone coverage;
  • Strong attention to detail; ability to work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent PC skills with demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Package (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook); internet;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

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Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc.

213 Court Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Phone: (860) 638-5309
Fax: (860) 638-5302