September 29, 2015

Assistant Regional Director

NFI Vermont is seeking an experienced clinician and leader to step into a new role as an Assistant Regional Director. The responsibilities will be to support agency wide projects and a variety of supervisory and clinical needs within our community-based and residential programs. This will include program oversight, some family therapy, and training and supervision of staff. Statewide travel will sometimes be required. A Master’s degree in a mental health field with current VT licensure are required.  Send letter of interest and resume by Friday, October 9 ATTN: Amy Whittemore at




The Community Based Services program of NF-VTI is looking for full and part time Community Skills Workers to join our talented team of mental health professionals. Responsibilities include working one-on-one and engaging in group activities with children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral challenges, both in the community and their homes. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively, to work afternoon and evening hours, and have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Bachelor’s degree and previous experience working with children with emotional/behavioral challenges required. SIGN ON BONUS is offered to those hired for full time. Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Erica Hazen, 30 Airport Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 or email at

Community Skills Workers


White River Jct.

NFI Vermont is seeking motivated, creative, and skilled people to join our team in providing Mental Health services to children, youth and families in the 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. Bachelor’s degree is required. Please submit a cover letter and resume to EOE

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

P-T DCF Contract Visit Supervisor

St. Albans

Northeastern Family Institute St. Albans has an opening for a part-time DCF contract visit supervisor.   Visit Supervisor will work closely with children and families involved with DCF.  We are looking for candidates with strong communication skills, documentation skills and the ability to work in a team environment.   Please mail a resume and cover letter to NFI-St. Albans, ATTN; ATTN; Tessi Simmons, 12 Fairfield Hill RoadSt. Albans VT 05478, or email Tessi

Foster Parents


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

Greater Hartford Area

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, flexibility and who 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. 

All applicants must be 21 years of age or older. 

Please contact Megan or Stephanie at (802)295-4600 for more information. 


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

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 psychology or related field required.  This is a full-time position with an inclusive benefits package.  Please e-mail cover letter and resume to:



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

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.

School Social Worker


Centerpoint School is seeking a school social worker to facilitate treatment groups, provide individualized support and counseling, be a primary link between families and school, coordinate services, and support milieu based treatment in our alternative education & day treatment setting serving students with a variety of mental health and special education needs.

Our Social Workers possess an MSW/MA/MS, have dynamic skill with high-needs teens, are excellent team collaborators, and are committed to clinical innovation.

Centerpoint offers a variety of employment opportunities for creative staff with a range of educational and clinical talents. Our positions include competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, a dedicated staff team, on-going professional development, and creative work with great teens and families.If you should be a part of our team, please send a letter highlighting your skills and talents along with your resume to:

Meeting the mental health, substance abuse, and special education needs  of Vermont teens and their families 

Licensed Special Educator

East Meadow 

East Meadow School is an Independent, day treatment school that is administered by Northeast Family Institute.  We are seeking a licensed special educator to provide educational services, IEP oversight and direct instruction.  Preferred candidate will have a degree and license in special education and experience working with children and youth who have social/emotional/behavioral challenges. Send resume and cover letter to