JOB OPENINGS – NFI VERMONT

Updated April 21, 2017

“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.

Residential Counselor

NFI Hospital Diversion Program

The Hospital Diversion Program of NFI VT is seeking a full time 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: AnnePeterson@nafi.com

Residential Counselor

Allenbrook Group Home

NFI-Vermont is seeking full and part time residential counselors for its Allenbrook Program. Allenbrook is a co-ed community based group home for teens.  Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s Degree and experience working in residential care or parenting their own children.  Experience managing a household (cooking, maintenance, gardening, etc.) is essential. Flexibility to work some evening and weekends is a must.  Full time positions are benefited with a competitive salary.  Valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a criminal background check required. 

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Jennifer Snay

102 Allen Road

South Burlington, VT 05403

Or email jennifersnay@nafi.com

Residential Counselor

Group Home

The Group Home Program of NFI Vermont is currently seeking a full-time Residential Counselor. The Group Home is a residential program, which provides assessment and stabilization services to males and females, ages 13-18. Counselors provide supervision and support to the youth as well as provide a sense of safety and security to the youth. Job requirements: Superior interpersonal skills and ability to function well in a team atmosphere a must.  Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required.  This is an entry level, full-time position that includes nights/weekends with an inclusive benefits package.  Please e-mail cover letter and resume to: jencampbell@nafi.com.


Residential Counselor

Village House

The Village House of NFI VT is hiring a residential counselor to serve transitioning youth, 17 – 22 years old, in a staffed house in Chittenden County. The staff will provide structure, service coordination, environmental oversight and supervision.  The focus of the program is to provide independent living skills and increased experience in independence through supportive education, mentoring, community integration, and self-determination. The preferred candidate will have the ability to work independently, yet also be a team player. The opening is full time with full benefits and includes evening, overnight and weekend shifts. Bachelors and related experience preferred. Please contact heatherbarton@nafi.com with cover letter and resume if interested.


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 Vermont 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 jodieclarke@nafi.com


Foster Parents & Respite Providers

Greater Hartford Area

Make a difference in the life of a child! NFI is seeking Vermont homes to support children in need.  A sense of humor, flexibility and willingness to work as a team are essential.  We are also seeking weekend respite providers.  If interested please contact, kathycostello@nafi.com or call (802)343-2623


Foster Parents & Respite Providers

Brattleboro

Northeastern Family Institute is looking for adult caregivers 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 LauraGustafson@nafi.com


Early Childhood Community Integration Specialist

Diagnostic Assessment Program

DAP is committed to empowering youth by providing family based treatment through innovative, diverse & community integrated methods. The Diagnostic Assessment Program is recruiting for a CIS to provide early intervention with a young child.  The applicant should demonstrate interactive skills with children under age six, and preferably have knowledge or awareness of trauma, age-appropriate development, and attachment. Applicant should demonstrate calm demeanor, playful redirection, and nurturing communication. Applicant will be providing individual supports to a child in the child care environment, including, but not limited to, fostering pro-social skills in peer and small group engagement, and promoting self-regulation strategies through co-regulation and sensory stimulation like swinging, deep pressure, or blowing bubbles. Ideal candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, be able to work morning hours, have a valid driver’s license, & reliable transportation. This is an hourly, flex position with the capacity to be full time in the summer! Please send cover letter and resume to BrandieCarlson@nafi.com.


Community Integration Specialists w/ Sign on Bonus!

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 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 Brandiecarlson@nafi.com


Family Engagement Specialist

St. Albans

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 preferred.  This full time position with a $500 sign on bonus requires a Bachelor’s degree and/or two years’ experience in related field.  Please submit cover letter and resume to TessiSimmons@nafi.com


Community Skills Workers

St. Albans

NFI-St. Albans is looking for energetic, empathetic, patient, and nurturing Community Skills Workers to join our team of skilled mental health professionals!  You must be motivated to help children and families make positive changes in their lives and have prior experience working with youth and/or families in the fields of Social Work, Psychology, or Education. This position involves providing treatment-based activities to clients in a variety of community and home-based settings. We are looking to fill both full time as well as part time positions.  These positions also include great benefits.  A reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license is required.  Please send resume and cover letter to NFI-St. Albans, TessiSimmons@nafi.com. You can also call (802) 524-1700 ext. 108. 


Relief Supportive Skills Worker

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 johnallen@nafi.com and lauragustafson@nafi.com.


Community Skills Worker

CAP Brattleboro

We are seeking a per diem Community Skills Worker to work 30 hours per week in our Brattleboro office.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  providing coaching and support for clients within the community through activities that are designed to address individual goals.  Reliable vehicle required for transportation.  Minimum requirement is an Associates Degree in a Human Services related area or 2 years experience working directly with children ages 7-18 years of age.  Please send resume to Laura Gustafson at lauragustafson@nafi.com


Contracted or Part-time Special Educator

The Arlington School, St. Johnsbury

The Arlington School is looking for a part-time or contracted special educator for the remainder of this school year. We are an approved independent school that serves students in grade 8- 12 who need an alternative setting to traditional high school and may require therapeutic support. The Arlington School is managed by Northeastern Family Institute of Vermont (www.nfivermont.org.)

Licensure required or qualifications for a provisional license.

To apply please send your resume, a letter of interest and the names of three references to:

Suzanne Masland, Regional Director

The Arlington School – suzannemasland@nafi.com

Position open until filled.

Counseling Teacher

Centerpoint School

Do you believe that a student can learn as much (or more) on a farm, in a kitchen, or in an auto garage as in a classroom? Ever wish you could spend more time focusing on what matters to students instead of teaching to the test? Do you want to work somewhere where coworkers are respectfully and joyfully in community with one another? You might be a great fit for Centerpoint School.

Centerpoint School is a therapeutic, special education independent school for students in grades 7 through 12. We serve our students through individualized and small group academics in a therapeutic setting to address their mental health and special education needs. We believe that all students can learn and we support them in this learning through interest-based academics and supportive relationships with caring adults.

Centerpoint School's Counseling Teachers provide direct instruction, experiential education, and supportive counseling services.

Our ideal candidate will have skills and experience in:

● community-based experiential instruction ● engaging strengths-based activities ● creative curriculum strategies based on the Vermont Standards and Framework and Common Core

Our ideal candidate is committed to:

● excellent team collaboration

● serving high-needs adolescents

● creativity and innovation in curriculum and education

Counseling teachers come from a variety of dynamic backgrounds including outdoor education, psychology- or sociology- related fields of study, other youth-centered non-profit work, and education programs of all kinds.

Some additional details:

● We use the community as a classroom and a resource for our students' educational and therapeutic goals. As such, we require that Counseling Teachers possess a valid driver's license and a car.

● This is a full-year position: we offer a fun and creative summer program to our students.

● We seek teachers from diverse backgrounds and are excited to meet with people with or without teaching licenses.

For more information on our school, please visit CenterpointSchool.org .

To apply, please email AlexS@centerpointservices.org with your resume along with a letter describing your strengths and talents.

Hiring timeline: We are now accepting applications for an immediate opening and will in touch via email if we would like to schedule a first interview with you.