Job Openings — NFI Vermont, Inc.

Updated April 7, 2015

Administrative Assistant - The Caledonia School, St. Johnsbury, VT

The Caledonia School is looking for a part-time administrative assistant. We are an approved independent high school providing an educational environment for students whose academic, emotional, and/or vocational needs are met in a small, community focused environment. The Caledonia School is administered by Northeastern Family Institute, a statewide provider of educational and mental health services to children and families.

Responsibilities include managing business accounts, maintaining office systems, equipment and supplies, answering telephones, greeting visitors, and filing. Candidates must be self-directed, flexible, show initiative, and enjoy working in a collaborative environment. Candidates must have a positive attitude and possess excellent communication skills. Knowledge of computer programs and the ability to learn complex data systems is key.

Schedule for this position is part-time hours every day during the school year and limited time on school breaks and summers.

Position begins approximately April 1. Please send resume, cover letter and three references to Sarah Clark, Program Director, Caledonia School, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, or

Clinical Case Manager – St. Albans - DAP

The Diagnostic and Assessment Program of NFI-VT (St. Albans) is seeking candidates to fill the role of clinical case manager. This position will work closely with the DAP team to gather clinical information on children and families and to provide trauma informed treatment throughout a short term assessment. This position will be responsible for individual community and home based support, administering and scoring assessment measures, scheduling and facilitating treatment team meetings, providing after hours and some weekend clinical consultation. The ideal candidate will have an educational and work history in the field of mental health or social work and will possess strong trauma informed clinical skills. Bachelor level candidates with 3 years of experience in a related field are welcomed to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to .

Clinician – Shelburne House

The Shelburne House of NFI, Vermont is seeking a Master’s level clinician to provide clinical assessment and therapeutic case management to youth and families. The Shelburne House is an intensive 3-bed residential program providing assessment and treatment to male adolescents who have been impacted by trauma. Responsibilities include clinical case management, treatment planning, individual and family therapy. Candidates must have strong clinical skills, excellent communication skills, and be a team player. Previous work with children with emotional/behavioral challenges necessary. Master’s degree in social work or a related field required. This is a full time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Please email resume and cover letter to


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. Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Erica Hazen, 30 Airport Road, South Burlington, VT 05403 or email at 

Community Skills Workers – St. Albans Wrap

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 and hours are on an as-needed basis, including weekend opportunities. A reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license is required. Please mail resume and cover letter to NFI-St. Albans, ATTN: Tessi Simmons, 12 Fairfield Hill Rd. St. Albans, VT 05478 or email . You can also call (802) 524-1700

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; Natalie Lemery, 12 Fairfield Hill Road, St. Albans VT 05478, or email

Foster Parents - 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

Program Coordinator – NFI Hospital Diversion Program

The NFI Hospital Diversion Program is looking for a full-time mental health professional to join our clinical team working with adolescents and families experiencing a psychiatric crisis. The NFI Hospital Diversion Program is a short-term, inpatient facility working with adolescents in psychiatric crisis. The program coordinator is a multifaceted position to include: clinical case management, supervision of residential counselors, coordination of referrals, administrative responsibilities and program/building management.
The ideal candidate will possess a master’s degree in counseling, social work or a related field and have significant experience working with adolescents who have mental health and/or behavioral challenges. In addition, a candidate will be able to work well in crisis, be flexible and collaborative, function in a fast-paced environment, and have the ability to navigate the system of care, and multi-task effectively. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Anne Peterson at .

Relief Residential Counselor Position – NFI Hospital Diversion Program

Join our talented residential team working per diem. Our residential programs include short and long term work with adolescents experiencing emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Responsibilities include providing emotional support; assisting with daily self-care; working on therapeutic treatment issues; engaging in positive activities; and spending time with clients in the community. NFI is seeking candidates with: superior interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively on a team, experience with the population served by NFI and a bachelor’s degree (or two years of experience working with children/adolescents). This position is a great opportunity to gain comprehensive experience working with a vast range of clinical presentations using a trauma informed lens. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Anne Peterson at

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR – 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 Counselor – Shelburne House- SIGN ON BONUS

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. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Send cover letter and resume to Rachael Donovan, 4292 South Brownell Road. Williston, VT 05495 or e-mail

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.