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Parent Navigator

Company: Wellmore, Inc.
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Background Community Support for Families (CSF) Parent Navigator provides direct support and service coordination to families in Region 5 CSF (Northwest corner of CT).CSF Parent Navigator utilizes strength-based, family-driven, youth-guided, culturally responsive principles to develop individualized mentoring and engagement with families. The purpose of Community Support for Families is to ensure that services are delivered in a coordinated and therapeutic manner, and are consistent with the core values and guiding principles of the Strengthening Families and WRAP-CT principles. Parent Navigators work with the CSF worker to link families to formal and informal supports in the community. Requirements 1. Accept referrals as assigned by the CSF Supervisor and share a "caseload" of approximately 12 families with CSF workers.2. Meet with families at a time and location that is most convenient to them with the CSF workers. This may include doing home visits on evenings, weekends and holidays, as needed. The CSF Parent Navigator will not do home visits alone.3. Maintain weekly in-person and/or phone contact with families served and document all contacts.4. Using the WRAP process, assist the CSF worker in completing the Family Record, which includes; the identification of Family Strengths, Vision, Needs, and Strategies in the development of a Plan of Care.5. Assist the families in obtaining needed resources, including referrals to FAVOR network of support and training.6. Assist families in setting up and convening Family Team Meetings(FTM) meetings – at least once per month – to develop, implement, and monitor progress on their Plan of Care.7. Assist families to access culturally appropriate resources to support them in crises, using their proactive and reactive safety/crisis plan.8. Assist with outreach efforts in the region to facilitate referrals through the local systems of care Collaborative, promote family involvement in the local Systems of Care Community Collaborative and support other family initiatives.9. Maintain records on all CSF children and families. Comply with all documentation guidelines established by Wellmore.10. Maintain confidentiality in the management of records and communications regarding families – including obtaining appropriate consent to release information.11. Support families through community meetings and settings as needed, providing advocacy and guidance.12. Develop knowledge of existing community resources and educate families on resources that will best meet their needs.13. Provide families with advocacy in community meetings and settings as appropriate.14. Inform families about available Family Support Groups and other "natural supports" available to them in the community.15. Work in collaboration with the DCF Social Worker(s) -- when DCF is involved -- to ensure seamless, collaborative care management.LOCATION: Waterbury office and Torrington office PAY RATE: $16.83 per hourRequirements & Qualifications Parent Navigators should possess a college degree (AA/AS or BA/BS) in a human service field (e.g., social work, marriage, and family therapy, counseling, or psychology, etc.). Persons with a degree in an unrelated field or without a college degree may be considered if they have at least 3 years of experience working with families and are knowledgeable about community resources and services preferred. Parent Navigators must have the skills necessary to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of the families to be served by the program. Must have an ACTIVE driver's license.

Keywords: Wellmore, Inc., Waterbury , Parent Navigator, Other , Waterbury, Connecticut

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