Bilingual Parent Educator

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Plainville, CT (map it!Map it!)
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Not for Profit - Charitable
Healthcare - Health Services
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Nonprofit - Social Services
Health Care
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High School
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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


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





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.


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.



High school Diploma is required but a BA/BS degree is preferred. Experience will also be considered in the place of education requirements.

Experience coaching families in diverse populations toward a more positive and effective level of functioning in a culturally responsive and respectful manner is required. Demonstrates commit to mutual support, self-help, and parent leadership concepts. Excellent communication and documentation skills, attention to detail, time management, and problem-solving skills are required. This position will also require a flexible schedule including some evenings to meet clients at times and locations that are appropriate and convenient to the families being served.

Certified as a Triple P Provider is preferred.


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