Updated April 18, 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.

Full Time Awake Overnight Counselor


NFI’s Allenbrook home is looking for a full time awake overnight counselor.  This is a benefited position, including a competitive salary and shift differential.  This position is Monday – Wednesday from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Qualified candidates will have experience working with adolescents or in any residential setting, reliable transportation and the ability to work alone during hours when residents are asleep.  Punctuality and reliability is a must.  Criminal background checks required.

 Send resume to:

 Melissa Emmons

102 Allen Road

South Burlington, VT 05403


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!

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

Full & Part Time 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

Full & Part Time Foster Parents

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

Full-Time 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

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 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.