Updated May 13, 2016

“Make a difference in the life of a child!"- NFI Vermont a leader in Specialized trauma and adolescent development is looking to expand our team of innovators. Full time and part time positions available. Competitive wages, training opportunities, flexible work schedules and family oriented culture. Excellent benefits with tuition reimbursement offered for 30 or more hour employees.



The Arlington School, an independent high school in St. Johnsbury, has a new position open at our school. We are a small, team oriented environment that works together to meet the individual needs of our students. This position is open for the 2016-2017 school year.

The Clinical Coordinator will oversee the therapeutic services at our school which includes supervising classroom counselors, training staff in effective intervention strategies with students, and supporting individual students’ clinical needs.

Clinical experience required, working in a therapeutic school environment is a plus. Bachelor’s degree in counseling, mental health or psychology a must, Master’s preferred.

The Arlington School is administered by Northeastern Family Institute, a non-profit, statewide provider of educational and mental health services to children and families for thirty years.  EOE

Please submit applications through School Spring, or email a resume, cover letter and three references to Suzanne Masland, Reg. Director,

Full and Part Time Community Integration Specialist

Sign On Bonus Offered!

Community Based Services

 CBS is committed to empowering youth by providing family based treatment through innovative, diverse and community integrated methods. CBS is seeking full and part time community integration specialists to join our talented team of mental health professionals. Responsibilities include working individually with children and adolescents with mental health challenges both in the community and in their homes. The opportunity to bring personal interests/hobbies to share with youth is encouraged. Ideal candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, be able to work afternoon and evening hours, have a valid driver’s license, and reliable transportation. Generous benefits package is provided which includes sign on bonus and tuition reimbursement. Please send a cover letter and resume to EOE

Full and Part Time Community Integration Specialists

Sign On Bonus Offered!

White River Program

The Northeastern Family Institute White River Program is seeking motivated, creative, and skilled people to join our team in providing Mental Health services to children, youth and families in the greater Hartford, Vermont area. The ideal candidate will be a skilled communicator, have a desire to help kids and families, and have the ability to provide respectful role modeling. This position provides the opportunity to work directly with children and youth who experience emotional and behavioral challenges. Experience working with children and knowledge of the effects of trauma appreciated! Training and supervision will be provided in this benefited position. Full and part time hours are available. Bachelor’s degree is required. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Kathy Costello at  or call her at (802) 343-2623.

Full Time DCF Contract Care Coordinator

St. Albans

Northeastern Family Institute St. Albans has an opening for a full-time DCF contract Care Coordinator. Coordinators work directly with children and families involved with DCF, who experience multi-system issues, including substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health challenges. Responsibilities include coordinating and facilitating large meetings, teaming with community service providers, creating treatment plans through collaboration with DCF, and parent education.  We are looking for candidates with strong communication and documentation skills, who work well in a team setting.  Experience with Family Time Coaching, Family Safety Planning and Family Group Conferencing is a plus.  Bachelor’s degree and/or two years’ experience in related field required.  Please submit cover letter and resume to NFI-St. Albans, ATTN; Tessi Simmons, 12 Fairfield Hill RoadSt. Albans VT 05478, or email Tessi

Foster Parents & Respite Providers


Northeastern Family Institute is looking for adult care givers in Windham County who are interested in having children and teens in their home for overnight respite or full time. Our population needs structure, security and nurturing. We offer a generous stipend. If you are looking for a way to give back, if you want to help a child in need while generating income, please call Laura or John at NFI 802-254-2558 or email at

Foster Parents & Respite Providers

Chittenden & Franklin County

There is growing need in our community for Therapeutic Foster Homes to work with children and youth in need of emotional support. Northeastern Family Institute (NFI) is seeking safe, stable homes to integrate treatment in a home setting and support youth to remain in their community. If you are interested but might not be able to commit every day, we also are seeking respite providers who might take in a child a couple nights a week. For More information on how you can make a difference, please contact Jodie Clark at 802-658-3924 x 1028 or email

Foster Parents & Respite Providers

Greater Hartford Area

You could help make a difference in a child's life! Northeastern Family Institute is looking for Therapeutic foster homes in the greater Hartford, VT area. NFI is looking for homes with a sense of humor and flexibility and possess conflict resolution skills. Applicants must be welcoming to new people in their homes and also have a willingness to advocate and work as a team.

 If you are interested but might not be able to commit every day, we also are seeking respite providers who might take in a child a couple nights a week.

Respite and foster parents are paid a stipend based on a daily rate. All applicants must be 21 years of age or older.

If interested, please contact Kathy Costello at 802-343-2623 or email her at

Full Time Psychologist

Family Center

The NFI Family Center (outpatient mental health) is looking for a full-time, licensed (or licensed eligible) psychologist to join our clinical team.  The ideal candidate will have experience providing an array of therapeutic services to children, adolescents and families, and have an ability to perform psychoeducational evaluations.  Our clinical staff also provides consultation and training services throughout the state, and we will train new staff members in a number of innovative approaches to treatment of developmental trauma.  The candidate must work well in a team, possess excellent organizational, writing and self-care skills, and be able to balance the demands of a fast-paced and creative team. Supervision is provided by the senior clinical staff. Please send a cover letter and resume to

Relief Workers


NFI VT’s Allenbrook Group Home is looking for flexible candidates to fill relief (as needed) shifts.   Open positions include awake overnight staff and daytime residential counselors. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and reliable transportation.  Residential counselors need a valid driver’s license and should have basic skills required to manage a house and parent teenagers.  Competitive salary, supportive team, and fun work environment included.  Criminal background check required. Please submit cover letter and resume to: Jennifer Snay at


NFI Hospital Diversion Program

The Hospital Diversion Program of NFI VT is seeking a Residential Counselor. Hospital Diversion provides crisis stabilization, clinical consultation, individual treatment and discharge planning in a small, safe residential setting. Counselors provide supervision and support to youth, as well as provide a sense of safety and security.  Superior interpersonal skills and ability to function well in a team atmosphere a must. B.A. in psychology or related field required.  Position is full-time with a comprehensive benefits package. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to: or mail to: Anne Peterson, 100 Allen Road, South Burlington, VT 05403

Full & Part Time Residential Counselors

Independent Living Program

In response to a community need, NFI VT is hiring to serve transitioning young adult males, 17 – 22 years old, in a staffed house in Chittenden County. The staff will provide mentoring, service coordination, environmental oversight and supervision. The focus of the program is to provide independent living skills and a bridge to adult mental health services.  NFI VT is seeking 2 residential counselors at this time. The preferred candidates will have the ability to work independently, yet also be team players. Experience working with adults with mental illness a plus. One opening is a part time, relief position with opportunities for growth. The other is full time with full benefits. Both include evening, overnight and weekend shifts. Bachelors and related experience preferred. Please contact with cover letter and resume if interested

Full & Part Time Residential Counselors

 Shelburne House

The Shelburne House Program of NFI Vermont is seeking a Residential Counselor. Shelburne House is a residential program which provides assessment and stabilization services to male teenagers, ages 13-18. Responsibilities include supporting youth, ADL (activity, daily learning), assisting with independent living skills, and implementing treatment plans created by clinicians. Experience working with teenagers with emotional and behavioral challenges desired. BA in psychology or related field highly desirable. There is a full time and part time positive available. Our full time position is offered with a comprehensive benefits package. Send cover letter and resume to Rachael Donovan, 4292 South Brownell Road. Williston, VT 05495 or e-mail

Full Time Science and Math Teacher

East Meadow

East Meadow School is a trauma-informed, day treatment school in Morrisville Vermont that serves students with emotional and behavioral challenges.  We are seeking a dynamic, compassionate full-time math and science teacher to start the 2016/2017 school year.  Successful candidates will be adept at creative and supportive classroom management and be willing to support students in their ability to be available to learn.  Please send resume, cover letter and transcripts to Lauren Collier ( or Kym Asam ( 


DBT Brattleboro

NFI Brattleboro is looking for relief DBT Supportive Skills Workers to join our talented team of mental health professionals.  Responsibilities include supervising the daily activities of teenage girls, providing ongoing support, guidance and role modeling and to facilitate client improvement in the areas of personal responsibility, social skills, community living skills and behavior.  Candidates must be able to communicate effectively, to work flexible hours, and have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Bachelor’s degree and previous experience working with children with emotional/behavioral challenges preferred. Please submit a cover letter and resume to: John Allen or Laura Gustafson, NFI Vermont, Inc – Brattleboro, 1063 Western Ave, Brattleboro Vermont 05301 or email at and

Full-Time Therapeutic Case Manager

St. Albans

The NFI St. Albans wraparound program is seeking a therapeutic case manager to provide comprehensive clinical services to youth and families. The ideal candidate would be a flexible, outside the box thinker to provide trauma informed care while interacting with multi-stressed systems. The case manager is responsible for collaborating with teams and families to develop and guide treatment; this includes providing clinical supervision within the WRAP micro-team. NFI provides excellent training opportunities, clinical supervision and a comprehensive benefits package. Masters degree in social work, counseling or related field preferred. Send resume and cover letter to

Full-Time Weekend Awake Overnight Counselor

 Group Home

The NFI Group Home is seeking a hardworking, committed and passionate person to join our staff team in the role of a weekend Awake Overnight Counselor.  The Group Home, located in Burlington, is a long-term residential program, which provides intensive treatment services to males and females, ages 13-18. The Awake Overnight Counselor provides safety, supervision and support to the youth during the sleeping hours. The position is 30-hours per week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and is benefits eligible. Please contact Jen Heintz at if you are interested in being considered for this position.  Include your resume and cover letter.

Part-time Weekend Awake Overnight Counselor

NFI Shelburne House

The Shelburne House Program of NFI Vermont is actively seeking an Awake Overnight Counselor.  The Shelburne House is a residential program that works with adolescent males between the ages of 13-18 and is highly specialized in crisis stabilization, clinical assessment, and long term intensive treatment.  The Awake Overnight Counselor is primarily responsible for maintaining safety and supervision during the hours when clients are asleep (10PM-8AM) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This a great position for an individual who is pursuing higher education or already has a part time job. Experience working with adolescent males who possess behavioral/emotional challenges is strongly desired as well as a BA in psychology or a related field. Please send cover letter and resume to Rachael Donovan at