The Parent Educator manages a DCF referred caseload of families to provide parental education and support as well as coaching in other areas that affect family success to prevent child abuse and neglect. This position travels to homes of families served by the New Britain office of DCF to work in partnership with the family to assess needs, create action plans, and achieve goals designed to strengthen family relationships and functioning.
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
- 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
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides direct in-home client services and develops a professional and respectful working rapport with family members.
Conducts family needs assessment in accordance with DCF requirements that identifies family strengths and areas for enhancement.
Develops, in partnership with families, service plans then provides education, support, referrals, and resources to meet the identified goals in areas such as parenting, child development, discipline, communication, relationship development, daily structure/routine development, household maintenance, etc.
Efficiently conducts case management by tracking families served, documenting hours and services provided, and completing monthly client progress reports in accordance with DCF requirements and timelines.
Manages program commitments by attending agency meetings, supervisory and staff meetings, DCF case review meetings, attending community outreach activities and portraying a positive representation of the program/agency in the community.
Researches, identifies and connects with community stakeholders and providers to make referrals and obtain resources for families as well as the program.
Completes all data entry, program paperwork and statistical analysis in a timely fashion that meets program and DCF deadlines.
Adheres to related program standards, guidelines, codes of ethics, and confidentiality as well as mandated reporting requirements.
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.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Affirmative-Action Equal Opportunity Employer