ABOUT WORDS COUNT
Words Count is a short-term, parent-directed, play based program that builds creativity and caregiver-child bonds. The program is based on research showing that the number of words a child hears by age 3 can have a significant impact on his or her future academic success.
During in-home and community-based coaching sessions with a literacy specialist, parents and caregivers are helped to increase their children’s vocabulary and enhance their conversational abilities. The program is the first of its kind in Connecticut to use the industry standard LENA System ™ (Language Environment Analysis) to count and measure the amount of adult spoken words a child hears, and the amount of conversations the child has with adults.
Visits are supplemented with check-in calls to encourage and support parents as they practice new techniques and behaviors. The program not only improves children’s language skills, but also introduces parents to available local resources to continue the development of language and literary skills.
ABOUT THE VILLAGE
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.
Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If you’d like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!
Responsible for provision range of literacy, child development and attachment support services and education to families, or community programs, in coordination with other agency and community services and documentation of services as required by program policies and funding sources.
- Assessment and engagement
- Formulation and contracting for services.
- Implementation of core readiness skills modifying as appropriate during the course of service.
- One-on-one coaching of families promoting the stimulation of language, cognition, and social development.
- Facilitating groups promoting parental engagement.
- Monitoring educated techniques and behaviors regarding language development and parent-child interaction, and providing feedback.
- Discharge planning which may include plans for follow up and connection to community services and programs.
- Work with community groups in collaborative ventures.
- Provision of Service in the office, home or host setting, to meet the unique needs of families served.
- Accurate and timely completion documentation and reports, and any other documentation and reports required by agency and program policies and funding sources.
The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents, including:
- Medical and Prescription Coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Annual on-site flu clinics
- Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
- Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance
- 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match
Advancement in your Career
- Annual Professional License Reimbursement
- Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
- Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program â€“ National Health Service Corp (NHSC)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential counseling services
- Paid Holidays
- Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave