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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities at Child First National Program Office

Database Training and Support Manager - Trumbull, Connecticut

General Job Summary

The Database Training and Support Manager, a member of the Data & Quality Enhancement (QE) department, plays a critical role in supporting ongoing data collection and data management from all affiliate sites implementing the Child First model.   S/he is responsible for facilitating the accurate use of the Child First Comprehensive Client Record (CFCR) system, as well as the Child First Assessment Scoring Database (ASD) by all end-users in the national Child First network.  This individual is responsible for all aspects of training, including in-person training and the development of online trainings.  She/he works closely with the affiliate site Clinical Directors and Child First staff to ensure that they fully understand the complete Child First electronic workflow and all data elements to be entered into CFCR, and the ASD.  This individual maintains the CFCR & ASD helpdesk, providing phone and screen-sharing technical assistance and troubleshooting in a timely manner. 

The Database Training and Support Manager is the primary contact for the Child First affiliates for issues pertaining to the CFCR &the ASD and distributes affiliate change and reporting requests to the appropriate members of the Data & QE department.

The Database Training and Support Manager will also support the maintenance and editing of CFCR and the ASD  interfaces by working closely with other members of the Data & Quality Enhancement department.  She/he will need to understand the back-end functionality of the CareLogic solution.

Key Job Responsibilities

End-User Training of CFCR and the ASD

  • Facilitate all end user face-to-face and remote database training for CFCR and the ASD
  • Create & modify agendas and training presentations as needed
  • Prepare the CFCR certification environment by creating staff user accounts, turning on forms and functionality for sites as needed, and communicating with Qualifacts Support  regarding the electronic update of staff rosters and client (fake and valid) data
  • Work closely with the ASD developer regarding training and end-user needs and issues
  • Share user feedback gained at training with NPO staff as appropriate
  • Provide specialized trainings by staff role (e.g., supervisor or data managers) and topic (e.g., treatment plan, schedule, etc.)
  • Create distance learning modules for various CFCR workflows and functionalities
  • Attend to all training logistics (location, connectivity, computer configurations, food, user accounts, etc.)

Go-Live Preparation

  • Work closely with affiliate site Clinical Directors to address logistical issues associated with CFCR Go-Live and develop plan for database implementation
  • Prepare the CFCR production environment by creating staff user accounts, turning on forms and functionality for sites as needed

CFCR and ASD  Support

  • Provide ongoing support to CFCR and ASD users, resolving problems in a timely manner, using available technology including video conferencing, screen-sharing, phone, and e-mail
  • Manage all aspects of the CFCR and ASD  Helpdesk, including but not limited to, tracking and monitoring inquiries and support requests , and identifying ticket trends
  • Work with the Clinical Directors, staff, and data managers at individual Child First sites to ensure that they understand all data elements to be entered into the Child First database(s) and provide technical assistance and troubleshooting
  • Maintain current and thorough reference guides and instructional materials to support the ongoing use of CFCR and the ASD
  • Work closely with the Data and Quality Enhancement Director to inform the appropriate members of the Child First network of new features & functionalities
  • Serve as primary contact for the Child First affiliates for issues pertaining to the CFCR & the ASD
  • Distribute affiliate change and reporting requests to the appropriate members of the Data & QE team
  • Make recommendations to improve CFCR  workflows as appropriate
  • Serve as the primary liaison with Qualifacts
  • Attend quarterly QSI regional meetings

Required Education and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree a plus) in public health, public administration, biostatistics, social work, child development, psychology or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated training experience, preferably software/EHR
  • Comfortable training individuals with varying levels of technical knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in creating training materials (e.g., PowerPoint, distance learning modules)
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of an Electronic Health Record database
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, including familiarity with database features
  • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as a member of multiple teams
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to respond to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet rapid deadlines
  • Willingness to travel within and out of Connecticut to provide technical assistance in data collection, cleaning and database problem solving
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to the mission of Child First

Salary and Benefits

  • Full-time position
  • Competitive salary commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate
  • Generous benefit package
  • Apply

  • To submit an application, email a cover letter and curriculum vitae to:
  • Please place “Database Training & Support Manager” in the email’s subject heading.



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.    

To view more detailed information and to apply:


Wheeler Clinic in Plainville, CT
Summary:The Early Childhood Clinician provides intensive, home-based integrated prevention and intervention for children birth to 5 years and their families. This will include comprehensive assessment of child and family strengths and needs, development of a family-driven plan, care coordination to connect with community services, and psychotherapeutic, parent-child intervention.

Doctoral degree in Psychology or Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (accredited by CACREP) 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 be bilingual in English and Spanish.

View more and apply here:


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