Career Opportunities at The Children’s Center of Hamden

Since 1833 The Children’s Center has been helping children and families. We are private and nonprofit. Our programs, including the Whitney Hall School, are State licensed and we have received Accreditation from The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care Services. Our multi-service agency is located at 1400 Whitney Avenue in Hamden, Connecticut. Click Here for directions.

Our Board of Directors and Management Team values the contributions of its diverse workforce and monitors the management of agency resources so that employees can be successful in their efforts to provide an environment that fosters positive age appropriate experiences for children and youth with behavioral, emotional and/or learning disabilities.

Clinical Therapist - Outpatient Substance Abuse and SFIT

FT. Days off and schedule to be flexible in order to accommodate appointments with youth, families and community supports. Evening and weekend hours will be required based on needs of youth and families. DCF requires Clinicians to participate in ...
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Substance Abuse Specialist

Part Time Residential Treatment Programs. Experience working with adolescents in the substance abuse field. Position requires LADC. Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Days off: Friday/Saturday/Sunday/M...
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Vocational Coordinator - Culinary Arts

Whitney Hall School. FT, Monday - Friday. 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with some flexibility for Summer Program. Days off: Saturday/Sunday. Experience working with youth with behavioral challenges. Ability to develop curriculum related to culinary for chi...
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Clinical Therapist

Residential Program. FT. 8:30-5:00 with some flexibility to meet the needs of our clients. Clinical experience in residential treatment preferred. Must be a Masters level clinician with license eligibility or a Certified School Social Worker....
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2nd Shift On-Site Supervisor

FT. Sunday - Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday/Saturday off. Five years of childcare experience, in addition to supervisory experience preferred. Bachelor's degree required. Medication certified required. Th...
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Finance Director

The Finance Director will oversee the day to day operations of the Business Office, manage staff to ensure completeness, timeliness and accuracy of information, etc. BS in Accounting. CPA and/or MBA a plus. 10 years of progressive experience. Persona...
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Clinical Therapist

CLINICAL THERAPIST               FT Extended Day Treatment Program           M-F. Hours:  Read More

Childcare Workers

2nd Shift FULL TIME ONLY. NO PART TIME OR PER DIEM SHIFTS. Provide services, opportunities and support for youth with behavioral and emotional difficulties. Must have youth treatment experience. Bachelor's degree or 60+ credits....
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Registered Nurses

Minimum of 2 years experience as an RN, ideally with a pediatric population.  ...
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What we look for in an employee:

We look for all our employees to have a successful work history, and good interpersonal skills. Employees must be dependable, flexible, dedicated workers, who can work effectively, independently and as part of a team. It is essential for our staff to be positive role models for the clients we serve.

Some positions require special qualifications due to their nature.

What we offer:

We offer competitive wages and salaries, excellent benefits including a 401k program, a pleasant work environment, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our children. We are an equal opportunity employer.

  • Medical
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation
  • 401(k)
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Dental
  • Holiday
  • Sick and Personal Time
  • Long Term Disability Insurance

An offer of employment is contingent upon these factors:

  • successful completion of a pre-employment physical
  • including drug-screening and testing for tuberculosis
  • satisfactory references
  • check for criminal records
  • a valid driver’s license
  • DCF registry check for records specifically related to child abuse.

Candidates are encouraged to mail or e-mail their resume to our Employment Department. Sorry, no phone calls please. Resumes are reviewed within 3 weeks. Resumes are kept on file for one year.

Employment Application

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