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Bilingual Care Coordinator - Child First

Company: Wellmore Behavioral Health
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:


The Bilingual Care Coordinator partners with a licensed Clinician to engage families who are referred to the Child First home-based intervention. Child First program supports children 0-5 years of age. The Care Coordinator plays a crucial role in stabilizing the entire family system, while the Clinician provides psychotherapeutic caregiver-child intervention to facilitate and enhance this critical relationship.

The Care Coordinator takes the lead in connecting the child and family with desired, community-based services and support while maintaining Child First's reflective, relationship-based stance.

The Care Coordinator also enhances caregiver executive functioning skills (e.g., planning, organizing, managing time, focusing attention, regulating emotions, reflecting on progress) and engages in interactive play with young children in the home. Ultimately, through connecting to family resources, the Care Coordinator decreases the "toxic" stress in the home environment and enhances opportunities for optimal child development, thereby promoting healthy brain development for infants and young children.


  • Provide community resource expertise to Child First team and families, including identifying and collaborating with community-based service providers and supports.
  • Engage with the Child First family and the Clinician in the collaborative family assessment process (i.e., use data from interviews, observations, interactions, and standardized measures to identify family strengths, needs, and challenges).
  • Promote family stabilization by identifying all needed and desired services, integrating service needs into the Child and Family Plan of Care, and addressing barriers to services as they arise.
  • Avert crisis situations by assisting Child First families in times of urgent need (e.g., eviction).
  • Enhance caregiver executive functioning skills (e.g., planning organizing, managing time, focusing attention, regulating emotions, reflecting on progress) as needed and in consultation with the Clinician and Clinical Director.
  • Maintain a reflective lens when engaging with the caregiver, in order to understand his/her motivation, needs, and possible barriers to new services and supports.
  • Collaborate closely with Child First Clinicians to meet the needs of Child First families.


    Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree (BA, BS or BSW) in child development, psychology, nursing, human services, or related field.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse families and young children under the age of six.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, parent education, parent-child relationships, and individual, family, and community-level risk factors (e.g., poverty homelessness, maternal depression, domestic violence, substance abuse, teen parenthood)
  • Experience working in-home and community-based settings with vulnerable populations of diverse cultures and ethnicities.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, reliable, and flexible (including willingness to work non-traditional hours, including at least one evening).
  • Demonstrates excellent oral, written, and computer skills. Experience with EMR preferred.
  • Reliable vehicle and appropriate insurance for home visits.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak Spanish-English.
    Location: 900 Straits Tpke, Middlebury, CT

    Schedule: Monday-Friday

    Annual Salary: $48,000

    Mileage reimbursement is paid for any business-related miles.

    company laptop and smartphone provided

    Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, retirement, profit sharing, life insurance plans, paid time off and more!

Keywords: Wellmore Behavioral Health, Waterbury , Bilingual Care Coordinator - Child First, Other , Waterbury, Connecticut

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