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

Employment Opportunities at Child First Affiliate Agencies


Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, CT
Child First Psychiatric Clinician
Summary: The Child First Psychiatric Clinician will provide intensive, home-based, caregiver-child psychotherapy 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 and development of a comprehensive, coordinated family-driven Child and Family Plan of Care. S/he will also provide child specific mental health consultation in early care and/or educational sites, as appropriate, and collaboration with all other service providers working with the family.

A Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or M.S. in Counseling. Current State of Connecticut licensure as an LCSW, LMFT, or LPC required.    

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Wheeler Clinic in Plainville, CT

Wheeler Clinic’s Child First program is seeking an Early Childhood Clinician to visit with children, birth to age 5, and their caregivers in the family’s home.  The Clinician, teams with a Care Coordinator to help heal and protect children and their caregivers from the effects of trauma, and chronic stress. The team strengthens caregiver-child relationships, supports caregivers to understand the meaning of their child’s behavior, and connects families to community supports.  The Clinician uses trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), a relationship-based caregiver-child treatment.  The intervention focuses on enhancing the caregiver’s capacity to provide sensitive, age-appropriate care and protection, promoting security and mutual joy in caregiver-child relationships.   We engage with children in a way they know how to communicate, through play. The Early Childhood Clinician will receive thorough training in the evidence-based Child First model, child development, and CPP.  Supervisors provide regular reflective supervision,  and support your work-life balance. 

Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or Social Work. 3 years of experience working in a therapeutic capacity with young children, including ages birth to five, and their families is preferred.  Must hold one of the following credentials: LMSW, LCSW, LPCA, LPC, LMFTA or LMFT 

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Child Guidance Clinic for Central Connecticut in Meriden, CT
Summary: The Child Guidance Clinic is searching for a dynamic Clinician to provide intensive home-based services to children and families in the Child First Program. The children served range in age from prenatal to six years old. Services provided include attachment-based dyadic therapy, parenting skills training, crisis support, extensive case management, and advocacy. Child First operates from a team approach and consists of a Clinician and Care Coordinator, both of whom participate in sessions and provide treatment to families. The Clinician participates in weekly reflective individual, team and group supervision and is responsible for maintaining clinical documentation according to licensing, accreditation and Child First requirements. Services provided are in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), schools, pediatricians, and other community-based providers. Interested candidates should e-mail resume to or contact Leeora Netter, Clinical Director, at (203)235-5767 x. 3045 for more information.


Child First/ Kids First, Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Mental Health Developmental Clinician
Family Resource Partner

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.

PDF icon Mental Health & Developmental Clinician Job Description 5.18.18.pdf    PDF icon Family Resource Partner Job Description 5.18.18.pdf


Child First/Easter Seals UCP North Carolina 
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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