CARF (Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International announced that Easterseals of Greater Waterbury has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Employment Services: Employment Supports, Community Employment Services: Job Development, Employment Planning Services, Single Discipline Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs (Adults), and , Single Discipline Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs (Children and Adolescents) programs. Easterseals continues a 30+ year history of being accredited. This latest accreditation is the most recent consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Easterseals of Greater Waterbury.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
For 60 years, Easterseals of Greater Waterbury has offered programs and services to over 30 cities and towns throughout Connecticut. Throughout the Greater Waterbury, Central and Northwest CT communities, we strive to provide a broad network of services including school readiness education, early intervention, rehabilitation services, behavioral therapy services, vocational services and audiology services. These services assist children, adults and their families to live, learn, work and play as integral members of the community.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
For additional information, contact Mark Briggs at 203-236-0188.
Please join us in welcoming Dew Rosado Torres to Easterseals. Dew is the new Director of Employment and Community Services and reports into Mark Briggs. He comes to us from Continuum of Care and brings his vast amount of management experience as well as his knowledge of policies and procedures for day programs, group supported employment and much more. Dew grew up in the Waterbury area, graduating from Post University with a Masters in Human Services. He is a avid comic book fan and when he has some free time, he spends it with his wife and five children.
You can reach Dew at firstname.lastname@example.org
Easterseals Welcomes Jillian Webb
Please welcome Jillian Webb to Easterseals. Jill is the new Community Inclusion Program Manager at Employment and Community Services. She is responsible for overseeing the day program and will starting a transitional services program. Jill comes to us from the Kennedy Center, where she was the Day Program Manager. Jill has spent her career not only helping disabled adults, but she has spent time working with children as a teacher's assistant and as a direct care worker helping individuals with behavioral and emotional needs. In her free time, Jill likes to spend time with family and friends and really enjoys a good Zumba class!
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Please welcome Miriam Correia to Employment and Community Services! Miriam has started as the manager of Community Services and will be supervising the Program Services Case Coordinators, the Placement department, and overseeing intakes and referrals.
Miriam was raised in West Haven and currently resides in Hamden and comes to Easterseals from the Kennedy Center in Trumbull. She started out as a job coach working in Supported Employment and then was promoted to Supported Employment Specialist where she started the Transition Services Program before joining the Easterseals team.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, paintball, and going to the movies. Miriam says, "I am excited to have joined the Employment & Community Services team and I cannot wait to see what the future holds!"
You can reach Miriam at firstname.lastname@example.org