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“David” an 8 year old boy with classic Autism, came to us after being removed from his home by DCF. He was non-verbal, using grunting sounds and pointing or acting out to communicate his thoughts and feelings. He had an intense fear of going outside and making transitions to new places was overwhelming for him. His academic skills were extremely low and he was not getting any real educational services due to the upheaval in his life. HCRS staff immediately began to identify the services he would need to progress and grow. A shared living provider was found who has given him a wonderful family environment to live and grow in. David now goes to school for the whole day. He is using his words more than ever and instead of pulling on someone or grunting or pointing, he is prompted to use requests like “ Can I use the computer, please,” without being told.

Parent Educator/Health Coach - Children's Services - Springfield

Job Code 5242
Date Posted August 20, 2019
Program Parent Educator/Health Coach - Children's Services - Springfield
Hours / Week 37.5
Description

HCRS is seeking a full time (37.5 hour/week) Parent Educator/Health Coach to assist families in improving overall wellness through teaching, coaching, case management, and consultation in individual, family, and group settings. This person will offer hands on activities in the office, community, and family’s home, will collaborate with a team for comprehensive care provision, treatment planning, and case review, and will support the development of treatment plans, incorporating wellness goals when appropriate.

Required Skills Key skills include knowledge about factors that contribute to wellness, strong communication skills, professional demeanor and boundaries, and ability to empathize with individuals experiencing dysregulation.
Education Bachelor’s degree preferred or relevant experience.
Location Springfield, VT
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