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 the National Service Office


Employment Opportunities at Child First Affiliate Agencies


theBridge Family Therapy, Monroe, LA

Mental Health Clinician


The Mental Clinician partners with a Care Coordinator to support families referred to Child First. The Clinician uses Child Parent Psychotherapy, 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 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 helping caregivers understand typical developmental challenges and expectations, increasing caregivers’ ability to reflect on the meaning and feelings motivating a child’s behavior, supporting caregivers’ problem solving, and 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. The best candidate for this position is highly organized, self-motivated, reliable, and flexible with an openness to learning, capacity for self-reflection, eagerness to participate in reflective clinical supervision.

Key Responsibilities

  • Commitment to the CHILD FIRST® model.
  • Graduate degree in human services or related field.
  • Licensed master’s level mental health provider or License-Eligible (e.g., LMSW, P-LPC, other)
  • Experience working psychotherapeutically with culturally diverse children and families, including parent-child therapeutic work and play therapy with very young children (0-5 years), for a minimum of three years preferred. Past CPP training is highly valued.
  • Knowledge of relationship-based, psychodynamic intervention and early child development; parent-child relationships and attachment theory
  • Experience providing mental health assessment and consultation to early care and education sites preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience working with adults with mental health, substance use, and cognitive challenges preferred.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain client confidentiality.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle in good working condition.
  • Valid Louisiana registration, certification, or licensure in a mental health related field.
  • First aid and CPR certification.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Email, and Internet.
  • Approved to meet the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services


  • Licensed or license-eligible master’s level mental health provider (e.g., P-LPC, LMSW or similar.)
  • Experience working psychotherapeutically with culturally diverse children and families, including parent-child therapeutic work and play therapy with very young children (0-5 years), for a minimum of three years preferred.
  • Past CPP training is highly valued.
  • Knowledge of relationship-based, psychodynamic intervention and early child development; parent-child relationships and attachment theory sites preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience working with adults with mental health, substance use, and cognitive challenges preferred.
  • Experience providing intervention within diverse home and community settings preferred.
  • Able to communicate well verbally and in writing.
  • Comfortable with computers and experienced with Word and Excel.
  • Reliable vehicle and appropriate insurance

Salary: $62,000-65,000 Please send resume to:


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

To apply visit: http://ttps://


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:
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:


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 

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/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


The network of Child First providers in North Carolina is growing!

Power of U will be expanding their program by two teams this summer and four new affiliate organizations Family SolutionsChildren's Home SocietyFamily Service of the Piedmont, and Thompson will be joining our network with 4 teams each, serving Guilford and Mecklenburg counties.

If you know of anyone interested in a career with Child First, please encourage them to visit the websites of these organizations for more information on the open positions. The Power of U, Children’s Home Society, Family Service of the Piedmont, and Thompson are actively hiring in North Carolina.