Careers

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, Trumbull, CT

Child First Associate Clinical Director

Summary: Child First, Inc. National Program Office (NPO) seeks a full time, highly motivated, experienced early childhood mental health clinician, supervisor, and trainer to join the Child First Clinical Department as Associate Child First Clinical Director. See the attached job description below for more details.

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Child First Director of Development

Summary: The Director of Development is a new position at the Child First National Program Office (NPO), which provides an exciting opportunity for a motivated professional to build a new department in a rapidly growing organization. This professional is responsible for identifying and responding to grant opportunities, cultivating relationships for individual giving, and developing marketing and communications plans, all to support the annual and long range needs of the Child First NPO and national expansion. See the attached job description below for additional details.

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Child First Administrative Specialist

Summary: The Child First Administrative Specialist is a new position at the National Program Office reporting to the Office Manager.  This full time position provides a highly motivated and detail oriented professional an opportunity to contribute to a rapidly growing organization staffed with highly committed professionals. See the attached job description below for additional details.

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Child First of Wellmore Behavioral Health, Waterbury, CT

Summary: Wellmore Behavioral Health is in search of a dynamic candidate to fill a full-time bilingual Care Coordinator position.

Bilingual Care Coordinator – Child First – Full Time The Care Coordinator partners with a licensed Mental Health and Developmental Clinician to engage families who are referred to the Child First home-based intervention.  The Care Coordinator plays a crucial role in stabilizing the entire family system, while the Clinician provides psychotherapeutic caregiver-child intervention to facilitate and enhance this critical relationship. The Care Coordinator takes the lead in connecting the child and family with desired, community-based services and supports while maintaining Child First’s reflective, relationship-based stance.  The Care Coordinator also enhances caregiver executive functioning skills (e.g., planning, organizing, managing time, focusing attention, regulating emotions, reflecting on progress) and engages in interactive play with young children in the home.  Ultimately, through connecting to family resources, the Care Coordinator both decreases the “toxic” stress in the home environment and enhances opportunities for optimal child development, thereby promoting health brain development for infants and young children.  REQUIREMENTS:  Care Coordinators should possess a college degree (BA, BS or BSW) in child development, psychology, nursing, human services, or related field.  A minimum of three year working with culturally diverse families and young children under the age of six.  Ability to read, write and translate in other language(s). Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to, Jill Humphrey, NCC, LPC, jhumphrey@wellmore.org.

 

Child First Greater Bridgeport of Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT

Care Coordinator

Summary: Child First Greater Bridgeport (a program of Bridgeport Hospital) is seeking a Care Coordinator who will work as part of a team with the Child First Mental Health and Developmental Clinician in the home with vulnerable young children and families.  S/he will work directly with families to develop a comprehensive, well-coordinated, culturally responsive family driven plan of services and supports that includes the young child and all family members, and s/he will provide hands on assistance to families to access these community resources.  The Care Coordinator will address barriers to services access by reflecting on the parent’s challenges, and support the Clinician in providing parent guidance and therapeutic intervention. See attached job description for more details. Interested candidates should apply here.

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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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