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Prevention & Wellness Coordinator - Behavioral Health

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Meriden, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Work where every moment matters.

Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Rushford Center, one of Connecticut’s leading providers of addiction and mental health services, is nationally recognized for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs. We offer a wide range of programs including Acute Care and Evaluation, Residential Addiction Treatment, Individual, Group & Family Therapy, Intensive Outpatient programs and Community Support Programs. Through the passion of our specialists, we continue to treat every patient with care, compassion and respect, while providing affordable and accessible services.

Job Summary

Oversees activities under the Prevention Grant Funded Programs. Ensures that programs are utilizing Best Practices and that grant requirements are fulfilled.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Operate prevention programs (drugs, mental health, vaping, etc.), including direct service to provide school and/or community-based services per grant objectives
  2. Provide support to Prevention staff (training, education etc.)
  3. Communicate goals and objectives of the grant to staff and monitor progress throughout the year
  4. Collaborate with staff and management to maintain staffing schedules to ensure coverage to meet grant goals and objectives
  5. Implement policies consistent with the State Standards for Prevention in collaboration with other Prevention staff members
  6. Maintain records in accordance with Program requirements (e.g. monthly statistical reports, performance-based prevention criteria, pre and post-testing, and group topics)
  7. Design and implement programs and activities that foster prevention Best Practices
  8. Attend various community organization events and meetings to partner with them in the grant services
  9. Perform other related duties as required



  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or social work
  • Five years’ experience working in Prevention field

  • Previous experience working on DMHAS Prevention grants

  • Experience serving on state and local prevention coalitions;

  • Experience working directly with high-risk adolescents, parents and teachers

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of age and cultural groups

As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Rushford provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire, including six paid holidays
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs             

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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