Updated February 17, 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.


HDP Interim Program Clinician

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 position will cover a four month leave of absence with the potential for an ongoing full time program clinician position.  The NFI Hospital Diversion Program is a short-term, inpatient facility working with adolescents in psychiatric crisis. The program clinician is a multifaceted position to include:  clinical consultation with community members, initial clinical assessments/mental status evaluations, family and treatment team meetings, supervision of residential counselors, coordination of referral and participation on the leadership team.

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, has 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


Residential Counselor

Allenbrook Group Home


NFI VT’s Allenbrook Group Home is looking for part time residential counselors to cover evening and weekend shifts.  Additional shifts and the potential for full time, benefited employment is possible.  Qualified candidates will hold a valid driver’s license and possess basic skills required to manage a house and parent teenagers.  Competitive salary, supportive team, and fun work environment included.  Criminal background check required.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Jennifer Snay

102 Allen Road

South Burlington, VT 05403

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:

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

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:


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 with cover letter and resume if interested.


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)343-2623


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

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

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


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 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 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

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

Special Educator

The Arlington School, St. Johnsbury

The Arlington School is looking for a special educator to join our team. We are an approved independent school that serves students in grade 8- 12 who need an alternative setting to traditional high school and may require therapeutic support. The Arlington School is managed by Northeastern Family Institute of Vermont (

Join a dynamic team in providing special education services for students.  We seek a creative licensed special educator to provide small group and individual instruction both in and out of the classroom, as well as case management.  Our special educator is responsible for implementation of IEP goals, must have knowledge of the IEP process and understand Medicaid billing.  Successful candidate must be flexible, have knowledge of emotional and behavioral challenges, be available to support kids academically as well as behaviorally and be a team player. 

Master’s level and two years of experience preferred, along with a valid VT special education endorsement/license. Consideration may be given to licensed teachers who have interest in becoming special educators and qualify for a provisional license.

Send resume, letter of interest and three references to: Suzanne Masland, Reg. Dir.

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: To learn more about our organization and employment opportunities,    visit the Join Our Team link 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.