Catholic Charities is seeking a Parent Educator / Homelinks Coordinator
Full Time: 35 Hours per week
The Parent Educator an outreach/environmental/community services position. This person may work under the regular supervision of a higher classification. As the person gains work experience within the Agency, he/she will assume a selected caseload through which an increasing knowledge of Agency policies and procedures may be acquired. Duties may change depending on program needs.
The individual is expected to embrace the co-occurring treatment philosophy which integrates a strength based, child/family centered, trauma informed, culturally competent, and recovery oriented philosophy. The staff will carry a selected range of cases through which an increasing knowledge of best practice principles and methods, and knowledge of community resources is demonstrated.
The Homelinks Coordinator provides supervision to the Homelinks Home Visitor(s) while also providing some direct services as needed. The Homelinks Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the Homelinks program closely adheres to the Homelinks program model and data is collected on the families enrolled in the program according to funder requirements. The Homelinks Coordinator possesses extensive knowledgeable about both community services and the experiences home day care providers face.
Bachelor's degree or Associates Degree, preferably in a human service field or High School/GED with knowledge of Community Resources.
In addition to the above qualifications, specialized knowledge and experience not necessarily related to formal education or training (e.g. knowledge and understanding of another language, a sub-culture) which equips him/her to provide services to a particular segment of the Agency's clientele may be required.
Triple P Level 4 certification
Triple P level 4 training in either the 0-12 or teen level with willingness to be trained in the other level
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Must possess a valid Connecticut state driver's license and automobile liability insurance.
Experience providing Triple P interventions preferred
Experience/comfort in providing help to families experiencing behavioral/emotional difficulties with recent onset
Promotes family empowerment and strengths by initiating and maintaining respectful, functional relationships with parents and their children while maintaining appropriate boundaries
Demonstrated initiative, self-direction, flexibility, leadership and decision making skills
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team and with other community agencies as well as independently with minimal supervision.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Work constructively and contribute to a harmonious and effective work environment
Handle work in a professional manner with tact, diplomacy and confidentiality
Solid problem-solving abilities within the Triple P scope of practice; ability to set priorities and manage conflicting demands
Strong time management and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills with capacity to relate to clients of different experiences and needs
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Careful attention to detail
Skills to maintain client records and database
Flexible work hours to ensure access to the service
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