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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

 

Tennyson Center for Children in Denver, CO 

Clinical Supervisor, Early Childhood​

SUMMARY: The Child First Supervisor is responsible for the management of all Child First program and clinical operations within Tennyson Center for Children. The supervisor engages in clinical reflective supervision with four Child First Clinical Teams (each team made up of a Family Support Partner and a Mental Health and Developmental Clinician) who are conducting Child First’s home-based therapeutic intervention. The Child First Supervisor also maintains a caseload of two Child First families. As an administrator, the Child First Supervisor works very closely with the Child First Colorado Program Director to ensure fidelity to the Child First model and optimal outcomes for families.

Job Duties: Supervise all components of clinical operations and program procedures for Child First teams of Master and Bachelor level staff. Provide Child First group reflective supervision and case conference meetings on a weekly basis, using videotape as appropriate. Provide weekly reflective supervision with each Clinician, Family Support Partner, and Clinical Team. Use the Child First Fidelity Framework with all staff to maintain fidelity to the Child First model. Support all site-based quality enhancement activities in collaboration with the Tennyson Director, Colorado Program Director and Child First NPO. Participate in reflective consultation with the Colorado Clinical Director on a weekly and then biweekly basis per model fidelity. Hire new Child First staff using Child First NPO guidelines. Actively participate in all Child First training, including Child First Learning Collaborative, distance learning, and specialty training, and assist staff in mastering program components to ensure fidelity to the Child First model.

Education/Experience/Licensure: Licensed mental health clinician with a Master or Doctoral degree in social work, psychology, APRN-child psychiatry, marriage and family therapy, or related field. 3 years experience working psychotherapeutically with young children (0-5 years) and their families using a relational-based model.  Significant experience working in home and community-based settings. 2 years experience conducting reflective supervision with Master level clinicians. Must be registered and in standing with DORA (Department of Regulatory Agencies). Valid Colorado Driver License.  

Employment Requirement: All employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30, 2021. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.

Benefits: *New Hire Sign on Bonus: $500 after 90 days; additional $1000 after 6 month; Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Options (Kaiser, Delta Dental, EyeMed), Health Savings Account (with High Deductible Health Plan), Generous PTO + 13 paid holidays, Retirement Plan with the Pension Fund: Tennyson will match up to 4% of annual salary, Voluntary Benefits through Colonial Life: Accident, Cancer, Disability, Critical Illness, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Referral Bonus, Flexible Schedule, Professional Development Assistance, Staff Appreciation Events.

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs

To apply visit: http://ttps://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=ec212f08-e17a-4d55-808b-069b65c3cfce&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=434830&lang=en_US&source=CC4

 

Families First of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, FL

Child First Clinical Supervisor

SUMMARY: The Child First Mental Health and Developmental Clinician partners with a Care Coordinator to engage families who are referred to the Child First home-based intervention. The Target Children for the clinical intervention are infants and children ages 0-5 along with their primary caregivers. 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 completes 18 months of training in Evidence Based Child Parent Psychotherapy and 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 infant or 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. The Clinician also provides consultation to teachers in early care and education settings, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's or Doctoral level mental health provider (e.g., LCSW, LMFT, LMHC clinical psychologist, other) preferred or Registered Intern. Ability to speak a second language /Spanish REQUIRED. Experience working psychotherapeutically with culturally diverse children and families, including parent-child therapeutic work and play therapy with very young children (0-5 years). Past CPP training is highly valued.

BENEFITS: Benefits include 401K, Health, Dental, Generous PTO, EOE, DFWP. Must be able to pass E verify, Level II Background Screening, and school district background check.

To apply: FAX: (561) 881-3827 or email jobs@familiesfirstpbc.org

 

Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. in New Hanover County, NC.

Child First Clinical Supervisor

Summary: First Program. We have this specific opportunity in New Hanover County, NC. Primary duties will be providing supervision with up to four Child First Clinical Teams who are conducting Child First’s home-based therapeutic intervention. This role also serves in the Clinician role with up to two Child First families. As an administrator, 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, serves as a liaison to community-based providers serving young children and families and to the
local early childhood collaborative.

Qualifications: Licensed mental health clinician with Masters or Doctoral degree in social work, psychology, APRN-child psychiatry, marriage and family therapy, or related field. Minimum of five years’ experience working psychotherapeutically with young children (0-5 years) and their families using a relationally-based model. Specific experience with dyadic parent-child psychotherapy preferred. Minimum of 3 years’ experience conducting reflective supervision with Master’s level clinicians.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, medical/dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plan/401K, paid time off programs.

Please send (or fax) resume and cover letter to:
Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.
Attention: NH Child First
615 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington, NC. 28412

(no phone calls please)


Email resume to: jobs@coastalhorizons.org
Fax: 910-790-0189
 

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.    

To view more detailed information and to apply: https://www.hhccareers.org/jobs/6362683-psychiatric-clinician-lcsw-lpc-lmft-child-first?tm_job=21153354&tm_event=view&tm_company=12631&bid=326&src=JB-10061

 

Wheeler Clinic in Plainville, CT
Clinician
Summary:

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 

View more and apply here: https://us59.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/wheeler/Posting/View/1602

 

Child Guidance Clinic for Central Connecticut in Meriden, CT
Clinician
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 lnetter@cgccentralct.org 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

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.

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.
PDF icon ChildFirst Clinician Easter Seals UCP North Carolina.pdf