Bilingual Clinician - Child First

Plainville, CT 06062, USA Req #389
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Wheeler's vision is that all people will have the opportunity to grow, change and live healthier, productive lives.  Our mission is to provide equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.


The Early Childhood Clinician provides intensive, home-based integrated prevention and intervention for children birth to 5 years and their families. This will include comprehensive assessment of child and family strengths and needs, development of a family-driven plan, care coordination to connect with community services, and psychotherapeutic, parent-child intervention.

 Bilingual Spanish speaking candidates will earn an additional $4,160 stipend per year!



Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or Social Work. 3 years of experience working in a therapeutic capacity with young children, including ages birth to five, and their families is preferred.


Must be bilingual in English and Spanish

Must hold one of the following credentials: LMSW, LCSW, LPCA, LPC, LMFTA or LMFT 



Plainville, CT



Full time



Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

- For Good Health

- Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance

- Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution

- Wellness Programs

- Free annual flu shots

- For a Secure Future

- Company paid Life and AD&D insurance

- For Retirement

- 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees

- For Career Advancement

- Education Reimbursement Program

- Training and development opportunities

- For Work Life Balance

- Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave

- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling

- Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services



Provides intensive, home-based integrated prevention and intervention with children and their families using trauma informed, relationally based, parent-child psychotherapy and other modalities in accordance with project replication standards.

Maintains knowledge of early childhood development and disability; emotional/behavioral health; parent-child relationships and attachment theory; effects of environmental risks on early childhood brain development; and family dynamics. Knowledge and experience working with adults with mental health and cognitive challenges.

Conducts program specific screening and evaluation, and formulate diagnosis in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM).  Develops and documents clear, clinical formulations and treatment plans that are individualized and measurable, and developed in collaboration with the client/family, and others as relevant.

Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology and other behavioral health concerns and primary modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention.  Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols.  Utilizes best practices and evidence based practice models where appropriate and adheres to Child First model and program expectations.

Works in the home in partnership with the Early Childhood Parent Educator/ Care Coordinator.

Develops family-driven service and treatment plans, in partnership with the family and identified service providers within the context of a culturally sensitive approach.

Maintains all appropriate documentation and data systems relating to service delivery for clinical accountability. 

Participates in community collaborative meetings, conferences and trainings when appropriate. 

Communicates in a positive, effective manner with all clinical and administrative service providers and seeks consultation from others when appropriate.

Works under the direct supervision of the Clinical Director/Program Manager.

Willingness to work flexible hours to meet the needs of families. 

Demonstrates excellent oral, written, and computer skills.

Adheres to all agency and department policies and procedures (e.g., confidentiality, reports child abuse, safety & infection control) and displays excellent work habits (e.g., provides excellent service, attendance and promptness at work and meetings, timeliness in completing work).

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.


Wheeler Clinic is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
  • Plainville, CT 06062, USA