Updated June 26, 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

NFI Hospital Diversion Program South

NFI VT is excited to announce the expansion of the NFI Hospital Diversion Program to an additional program site located in Brattleboro, Vermont. With an anticipated opening in November of 2017, this short term (7-10 days) crisis stabilization program will serve youth ages 10 to 18. This project is in collaboration with Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS).  The Program Director will be directly involved in the design of programming and facilities, and recruiting, training and supervision of staff.  In addition, this position will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with regional partners, as well the oversight of administrative, clinical, and budget responsibilities of the program.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 4 years clinical experience, and skills as a supervisor with excellent communication and enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced environment.  Master’s Degree in a human service field and licensure as a mental health professional or pursuit of licensure is required. The position will be available August 1, 2017.  Please send a cover letter and resume to Anne Peterson at

Development Coordinator

Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community

We are looking for an organized, forward thinking individual with vision, compassion, and an eye toward the possibilities that support our mission of positively impacting the Burlington community by addressing the causes and consequences of substance abuse.   

Our Development Coordinator must have both the vision and skills to enable our coalition to sustain our successful strategies and adapt to changing funding environments. We need someone with attention to detail, who can work independently. Applicants need a minimum of 2 years experience applying for and managing grants and fundraising.

This position serves as our primary role for managing grant requirements and reporting, including monitoring grant budgets, expenditures, goals and work plans to ensure targets are met. Responsibilities also include fundraising and engaging with donors to increase support for substance abuse prevention initiatives in the area. Prior experience working with; substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery or healthy community design is beneficial but not required.

This is part-time 25hr/wk position with a flexible schedule. Can work some hours from home. Salary range is $20-23/hr commensurate with experience and qualifications. The full job description is on our website. If interested, send cover letter highlighting your skills and talents and resume by 7/16/17 to Jessica Summer at



BPHC is a coalition of people and partner organizations that recognize that the damages of drugs, alcohol abuse, and tobacco affect us all and we work together to create a healthier environment in Burlington.

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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:

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

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, or call (802)497-8844

Foster Parents & Respite Providers


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

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

Administrative Assistant

St. Albans

NFI Vermont, Inc. a non-profit mental health agency is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant. This individual will be responsible for answering phones and greeting visitors, ordering supplies for the office, providing administrative support to programs by managing inter office paperwork flow, data reporting, and filing in addition to other administrative responsibilities.

Candidate should be organized and detailed oriented with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple administrative tasks in a fast paced alternative environment. Excellent customer service skills and computer skills required. Experience with Microsoft Excel a plus. Please submit cover letter and resume to

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

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, 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 and

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

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 .

To apply, please email 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.