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Joseph (Jay) Poswinski, M.A.

Individual and Family Supports (IFS) Director

Mr. Poswinski is the Director of Individual and Family Supports (IFS) at Benhaven, Inc.  Prior to joining the Benhaven family in 2023, Jay’s career included employment in both the public and private sectors, working in the capacity as social worker, case manager, educator and director.  He has over 20 years of experience working with diverse populations and their natural supports that include children and families, adolescents and adults from various backgrounds.

Jay received his Master of Arts in Special Education from the University of Connecticut in 2010 and will be receiving his Master of Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University in 2023.  His focus and passion are on improving health and wellness outcomes for individuals and their families living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, especially those with co-occurring mental health disorders, through the use of positive behavioral supports and trauma-informed approaches.  

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