JOB OPENINGS – NFI VERMONT

Updated January 11, 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.

Program Director

St. Johnsbury

The Arlington School in St. Johnsbury, VT is an approved independent school that serves students in grade 8- 12 who need an alternative setting to traditional high school and may require therapeutic supports. The Arlington School is managed by Northeastern Family Institute of Vermont (www.nfivermont.org).

We are seeking a collaborative and compassionate leader for our program. The Director is responsible for leading the program, partnering with LEAs, community providers and overseeing the daily management and operations of the school, which includes clinical and educational services.  We are looking for a candidate who would enjoy working in a collaborative and community oriented environment.

Candidates must have experience in a clinical or education setting, working with families, collaborating with community based teams, and supervising staff. Experience working with systems like PBIS is a plus.

Master's Degree in Counseling or Education required. This is an 11 month position with a full-time, full year salary. NFI offers a generous tuition reimbursement program.

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

Social Worker

Centerpoint Cooperative

Seeking a Centerpoint Cooperative Social worker to provide individualized program support, counseling, and case management for students with a variety of relational, mental health, and special education needs. Centerpoint Cooperative students focus on their academic growth, personal development and wellness, and independent living skills in support of their proficiency-based high school graduation and transition to adulthood.  Our Centerpoint Cooperative Social Worker possesses a master’s degree in social work or mental health and has experience with DBT, ACT, and MET. All of our Social Workers bring dynamic skills in their work with complex youth and families, are excellent team collaborators and service coordinators, and are committed to clinical innovation and strength-based services.  If this is you – and you’re ready to join our team – please send a letter highlighting your skills and talents, along with your resume, to:  HumanResources@CenterpointServices.org To learn more about our organization and employment opportunities,    visit the Join Our Team link at   www.CenterpointServices.org

Community Integration Specialists

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

Program Clinician for Chittenden County

Diagnostic Assessment Program

The NFI diagnostic and assessment program (DAP) is seeking a program clinician to guide a comprehensive trauma informed assessment process. DAP provides 60-90 day community based assessments, determining an appropriate level of mental health supports for children and families to maintain within the community. The program clinician will be responsible for guiding the assessment process, conducting assessment interviews, working with a dynamic NFI team, completing clinical documentation and working with community partners to coordinate services. This is a full time position which includes a comprehensive benefits package and multiple training opportunities. A master's degree in social work, mental health and/or psychology is required. NFI is an equal opportunity employer. Please send resume and cover letter to Brandiecarlson@nafi.com

Community Integration Specialists

Sign on Bonus!

White River Program

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: a skilled communicator, desire to help kids and families, & ability to provide respectful role modeling. Position provides the opportunity to work directly with children & youth who experience emotional & behavioral challenges. Experience working with children and knowledge of the effects of trauma appreciated! Training and supervision will be provided in this benefited position. Bachelor’s degree is required. Please submit a cover letter and resume to StephanieUnaitis@nafi.com or call (802) 295-4600.

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 requires a Bachelor’s degree and/or two years’ experience in related field.  Please submit cover letter and resume to TessiSimmons@nafi.com

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 KristenLococo@nafi.com. EOE. 

Foster Parents & Respite Providers

Brattleboro

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 LauraGustafson@nafi.com

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

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

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. Email cover letter and resume to rachaeldonovan@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: jenniferheintz@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.

RELIEF SUPPORTIVE SKILLS WORKERS

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.