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 Greater Bridgeport of Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT

Mental Health & Developmental Clinician

Summary: The licensed Child First Clinician partners with a Care Coordinator to engage 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.  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 the caregiver in a supportive, reflective, and exploratory manner which, via “parallel process,” fosters protective, nurturing, and responsive parenting from the caregiver.  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) promoting a safe and nurturing caregiver-child relationship; 4) supporting caregivers’ problem solving; and 5) helping caregivers understand the psychodynamic relationship between parental feelings, history, and the caregiver response to the child.  The Clinician also provides consultation to teachers in early care and education settings, as needed.  Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) candidates highly valued.  See attached job description for more details. Interested candidates should apply here.

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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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Family and Children's Aid, Danbury, CT

Spanish-Speaking Mental Health & Developmental Clinician

Summary: The licensed Child First Clinician partners with a Care Coordinator to engage 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.  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 the caregiver in a supportive, reflective, and exploratory manner which, via “parallel process,” fosters protective, nurturing, and responsive parenting from the caregiver.  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) promoting a safe and nurturing caregiver-child relationship; 4) supporting caregivers’ problem solving; and 5) helping caregivers understand the psychodynamic relationship between parental feelings, history, and the caregiver response to the child.  The Clinician also provides consultation to teachers in early care and education settings, as needed. See the attached job description for additional details. 
Apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to, Dana Hillan, LPC, dana.hillman@fcaweb.org, fax: 203-205-2691. For more information she can also be reached by phone, 203-240-7227.

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United Community and Family Services (UCFS)-Norwich

Early Childhood Clinician

Summary: UCFS is seeking a dynamic licensed Clinician 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 by performing the following duties. See the attached job description below for additional details.

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Interested applicants for the Early Childhood Clinician position should apply online at www.ucfs.org or here.

Early Childhood Care Coordinator

Summary: UCFS is also seeking to fill the position of an early childhood Care Coordinator, whose primary responsibilities include, providing support services to families with high risk children, regarding behavioral or emotional problems, parenting issues, and life stressors by assisting in the development of a comprehensive, integrated, culturally responsive family-driven plan that includes the young child and all family members. More details about the position can be accessed at the job description below.

PDF icon Early Childhood Care Coordinator Job CT UCFS 5.9.17.pdf
Interested applicants for the Early Childhood Care Coordinator position should apply online at www.ucfs.org or here.
 

Child First/Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia

Child First Clinical Supervisor

Summary: Child First is seeking to fill the position of a Clinical Supervisor in New Bern, North Carolina. The Child First Clinical Supervisor is responsible for the direction and management of all Child First program and clinical operations within Easter Seals UPC. The Clinical Supervisor engages in clinical reflective supervision with up to four Child First Clinical Teams (each made up of a Family Resource Partner and a Mental Health and Developmental Clinician) who are conducting Child First’s home‐based therapeutic intervention. The Clinical Supervisor also serves in the Clinician role with up to two Child First families. As an administrator, the Clinical Supervisor works very closely with the Child First State Clinical Director to ensure fidelity to the Child First model and optimal outcomes for families. In addition, the Clinical Supervisor serves as a liaison to community‐based providers serving young children and families and to the local early childhood collaborative. See the attached job description below for more details.

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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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