Dedicated, knowledgeable staff are the heart of every great organization. Child First, Inc. is a rapidly growing non-profit with high energy professionals focused on providing services of the very highest quality. Our staff is committed to transforming the lives of those we serve - very young, vulnerable children and their families. Come join a team of motivated and creative individuals working together to make a difference.

Employment Opportunities

National Program Office

Chief Development Officer

SummaryChild First is searching for a highly motivated professional to become the first Chief Development Officer at this rapidly growing organization. This is an exciting opportunity for a high energy, mission-driven professional to work closely with the founder and CEO to develop a new department that can facilitate and support scaling of our innovative, evidence-based model. See the attached job description below for additional details.

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Summary: Child First is in search of a Controller who will lead the day-to-day finance operations of the National Program Office, an organization with an operating budget of $4 million. S/he will be a hands-on, participative executive responsible for accounting, budgeting & reporting, business planning, and treasury. For more information, please see the job description below.

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Executive Assistant to Child First Founder and CEO

SummaryThe Executive Assistant reports directly to the Founder and CEO and provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. S/he serves as an essential point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the CEO. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team, organizes and coordinates external relations regarding the CEO or Board, and oversees special projects. The Executive Assistant must be energetic, creative, and enjoy working within an environment that is mission-driven, results-oriented, and highly collaborative. See attached job description below for additional details.

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Child Guidance Clinic for Central CT in Meriden

Bi-lingual Clinician

Summary: The Child First Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Clinician will provide intensive, home-based intervention with families with multiple challenges, as part of a team with a Child First Care Coordinator. This will include comprehensive assessment of child and family strengths and needs, development of a comprehensive family-driven Child and Family Plan of Care, and psychotherapeutic, parent-child interaction. They will also provide specific mental health consultation in early care and/or educational sites, as appropriate, and collaborate with all other service providers working with the family. Clinician will provide services to families residing in Meriden, CT. Clinician must be comfortable with providing home based services and working as a team. Clinician must have the ability to work one to two early evenings (after 5 p.m.) if needed by families. Bi-lingual required. Licensed preferred. Competitive Salary. EOE.
If interested in the position, please email resume to Sara Schmidt at


Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County

Mental Health & Developmental Clinician

Summary: The Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County is seeking a Mental Health & Developmental Clinician to provide intensive, home-based therapy to families, as part of a team with a Care Coordinator. Intervention includes comprehensive assessment, development of family-driven treatment plan, use of child-parent psychotherapy modality, and mental health consultation to early care/educational settings. Services are provided in-home, mainly in Norwalk. Clinician must have ability to work two evenings (7pm latest). Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. License or license-eligible required. If interested in position, email resume to Shannon Queiroga at For additional details, see the attached job description below. 

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Family & Children's Aid, Danbury, CT

Mental Health and Developmental Clinician

Summary: Family and Children's Aid is in search of a licensed Mental Health and Developmental Clinician. In partnership with a Care Coordinator, the Clinician engages families who are referred to the Child First home-based intervention. Child First’s primary goal is to strengthen the caregiver-child relationship so that it serves both as a protective buffer to unavoidable stress and directly facilitates the child’s emotional, language, and cognitive growth. For more information, refer to the job description below. Interested applicants should contact, Dana Hillman,, 203-240-7227.

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United Community and Family Services (UCFS)-Norwich/New London

Early Childhood Clinician-Norwich
Bilingual Spanish Clinician-New London

Summary: UCFS is seeking a dynamic licensed Clinician in Norwich and New London to counsel individuals, families, couples or groups regarding psychological, behavioral or emotional problems by developing and implementing clinical assessment and clinical treatment plans in a home or community based setting. The Clinician being sought for the New London area is required to be fluent in Spanish. See the attached job description below for additional details about the positions.

PDF icon Clinician Job Description CT UCFS 5.9.17.pdf
Interested applicants for the Early Childhood Clinician position should apply online at or here.


Child First/Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia

Child First Therapist

Summary: Child First is seeking to fill the position of a full time therapist in Greenville, North Carolina. The selected candidate will engage with children and families in their homes for the duration of treatment/therapy. In addition, s/he will provide Child First home-based psychotherapeutic intervention with young children and their caregivers using relational, dyadic psychotherapy (CPP) and other modalities. See the attached job description for more details.

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