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.
National Program Office
For all positions at the Child First National Program Office, interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to, HR@childfirst.org.
Technology and Reporting Manager
Summary: Child First is in search of a detail-oriented and highly motivated professional to fill the position of the Technology and Reporting Manager. This position will be responsible for providing report and dashboard solutions to Child First’s complex data analytic needs. This requires a full understanding of the organizational needs and translating those needs into consumable, actionable reports. The Technology and Reporting Manager accomplishes these responsibilities by managing and utilizing the Pentaho® reporting environment as well as other business intelligence tools to be implemented. See the job description below for additional details.
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Chief Development Officer
Summary: Child 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.
Summary: The Child First Office Administrator is a full-time position providing a highly motivated and detail oriented professional an opportunity to contribute to a rapidly growing, mission-driven, non-profit organization. Child First works with the most vulnerable young children and families to heal and protect them from the often devastating impact of trauma and adversity. S/he will handle the day-to-day administrative responsibilities of the National Program Office and support the Training and Clinical Department and Executive Team in coordination with the Office Manager. For additional information, refer to the job description below.
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Employment Opportunities at Child First Affiliate Agencies
InterCommunity Children's Clinic, East Hartford CT
Mental Health and Developmental Clinician
Summary: InterCommunity is in search of dynamic Clinician who will partner with a Care Coordinator to engage families referred to Child First. The Clinician uses trauma-informed CPP, a relationship-based, dyadic, parent-child treatment model, which focuses on the primary attachment relationships of the young child. The Clinician engages with both the caregiver and child in a supportive, reflective, and exploratory manner which fosters a protective, nurturing, and responsive parent-child relationship. The Clinician’s therapeutic intervention focuses on: 1) helping caregivers understand typical developmental challenges and expectations; 2) increasing caregivers’ ability to reflect on the meaning and feelings motivating a child’s behavior; 3) supporting caregivers’ problem solving; and 4) helping caregivers understand the psychodynamic relationship between parental feelings, history, and the caregiver response to the child. For more information about the position, please refer to the attached job description below.
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The Village for Families and Children, Hartford, CT
Summary: The Village is in search of a dynamic bilingual Clinician to provide intensive home-based services to children and families participating in Child First. The children served range in age from prenatal to six years old. Services provided include attachment-based therapy, parenting skills training, crisis support, extensive case management, and advocacy. Child First operates from a team approach and consists of a Clinician and Family Support Specialist, both of whom participate in sessions and treatment meetings. The Clinician is responsible for reflective group supervision weekly and maintaining clinical documentation according to licensing, accreditation, Medicaid, and Child First requirements. Services provided are in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), schools, pediatricians, and other community based providers. For more information, visit The Village website, here.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-240-7227.
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.
Child First/ Kids First Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Summary: Kids First is in search of two dynamic individuals to fill the positions of a Mental Health Developmental Clinician and a Family Resource Partner.
The Child First Mental Health and Developmental Clinician works with the Family Resource Partner to engage families who are referred to the Child First home-based intervention, with the primary focus of strengthening 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. The Clinician uses trauma-informed CPP, a relationship-based, dyadic, parent-child treatment model, which focuses on the primary attachment relationships of the young child.
The Family Resource Partner collaborates with the Clinician in the crucial role of stabilizing the entire family system, while the Clinician provides psychotherapeutic caregiver-child intervention to facilitate and enhance this critical relationship. For more information on both positions, refer to the job descriptions below.
Interested candidates should contact, Rhonda Morris, at 252-338-5658.
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.