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Program Manager

Job Description


The Program Manager oversees the development, implementation, and effectiveness of SAMHSA - Project LAUNCH grant. Project LAUNCH is a multi-faceted program designed to support young child wellness with a skilled, responsive, and integrated system of care for children birth to 8.  The Program Manager focuses on promoting mental health and preventing and reducing risk factors for young children and their families throughout Connecticut.  



Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.



Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:


For Good Health


  •          Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
  •          Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of up to $1,000 per year
  •          Wellness Programs
  •          Free annual flu shots


For a Secure Future


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


For Retirement


  •          403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees


For Career Advancement


  •          Education Reimbursement Program
  •          Training and development opportunities


For Work Life Balance


  •          Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
  •          Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
  •          Employee discounts at local spa and on Verizon Wireless services




Ensures goals, objectives, and tasks of the Project LAUNCH grant are executed according to established timelines and within budget constraints.


Provides daily administrative and programmatic oversight and ensures all required record documentation.


Convenes, directs, and provides leadership to the Early Childhood Wellness Council in accordance with grant directives.


Establishes, maintains, and enhances collaborative working relationships with local, regional, and state groups involved in the early childhood system of care.


Develops and provides community based trainings, learning opportunities, and initiatives to enhance workforce skills and capacity.


Attends and participates in local, regional, and statewide meetings related to the development, coordination, and delivery of promotion, prevention, and intervention services to young children.


Communicates in a positive and effective manner with other service providers.


Promotes positive, effective, and efficient team functioning.


Reports suspected child abuse/neglect as stipulated by state law.


Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.


Demonstrates leadership by reinforcing positive behavior and promoting recognition through the use of effective employee evaluations, employee appreciation, effective hiring practices, and accountability.


Wheeler Clinic is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.

Affirmative-Action Equal Opportunity Employer 

Job Requirements


Master's or doctoral degree in social work, psychology, or related field plus a minimum of 5 years experience working psychotherapeutically with ethically diverse, vulnerable children (0-8) and their families using a relationally based model is required. Knowledge of child development and disability including; emotional/behavioral health, parent child relationships and attachment theory, effects of trauma on development, family systems, and adult psychopathology is necessary. Experience with reflective supervision is also required.


Job Snapshot

Post Date 4/8/2015
Location Plainville, CT
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Nonprofit - Social Services, Health Care
Education Graduate Degree
Experience At least 5 year(s)
Manages Others Yes
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Not for Profit - Charitable, Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2389
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