• High School Diploma or GED is required; Recovery Coach Certification preferred.
  • Experience providing support to families with young children.
  • Familiar with and able to work from a strengths-based, family-centered approach.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, including the ability to work well with a wide range of families and service providers.
  • Must have a minimum of three years in recovery from substance use addiction.
  • Basic computer proficiency skills are required to record and track activities, contacts and referrals.
  • Valid Driver’s license and use of a vehicle is required.
  • Bi-lingual strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with DCF is preferred.


Description of Duties:

  • Provide parenting and peer recovery education and support to families with children, prenatal through kindergarten, according to Parents as Teachers home visiting model requirements.
  • Engage parents in services using Mothering from the Inside Out evidence- based approach.
  • Use a formal goal-setting process to help program participants articulate family goals.
  • Work collaboratively with other providers to support evidence-based services to families in recovery.
  • Help families navigate the healthcare system and social service system; accompany parents/families to appointments and meetings as needed.
  • Educate parents about child and parent development and utilize resources to increase understanding of age-appropriate expectations, positive discipline skills, and connections to networks of support.
  • Assist with planning, preparation and providing parent groups.
  • Complete all record keeping as required by Square One, Parents as Teachers and program funders.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Physical Demand:

  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time during working hours and on special occasions.
  • Excellent auditory, verbal and sensory skills and abilities.
  • Ability to travel to and from homes in the Hamden County area by conventional means including motor vehicle, in addition to required training sessions as identified by Square One.


Mental/ Visual Demand:

  • High attention to detail involving normal mental and visual attention.


Working Conditions:

  • Professional business office setting.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00-$19.00


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday-Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Springfield, MA 01103: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location