Volunteer & Employment
There are different ways that you can help. Please call us at (203) 624-2600 x118 or email us at for more information.
- Data entry
- Provide child care at the Family CT office while parents meet in an educational support group
- Desktop publishing
- Coordinate a special project
- Write for our newsletter
- Help with a special event-make calls, seek donations, theme planning and execution
The Nurturing Families Network has a special need for volunteers:
- Serve on an Advisory Council to offer program input and development
- Actively publicize the program
- Raise money through special events and fundraisers to purchase needed infant and toddler supplies
“Adopt” a Child or Family
Donate new toys, clothing and household items for a specific child or family. Call us and we'll give you a description of the child or family and their needs. Items must be new and are especially appreciated around the holiday season.
Adopt our Agency
There are always things we need -Donate
- Diapers in all sizes
- A children's magazine subscription
- Art or music lessons
- Grocery store gift certificates
- Taxi gift card
- Bus tokens
- Hair cuts
- Disposable camera with developing
- A plant
- Your company's service
- Your own special talent
- Cash donations to support Family CT programs
Seeking Young Professionals to join Events Committee - Making A Difference...One Party at a Time!
Purpose: To develop and encourage philanthropy and social activism. The Events Committee will help Family CT fulfill its mission and sustain program services to families through the development of fundraising events. Target audience: Young professionals (ages 20’s-late 30’s) with the means and social network who will commit to organizing and attending fundraising events to benefit Family CT. Benefits to committee members:
- The opportunity to “give back” and make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged abused and neglected children and parents.
- Attend fun social gatherings with old and new friends.
- Network with professionals from an array of career fields.
- Gain project management skills.
- Enhance your resume.
- Look attractive to potential employers.
- Special recognition in Family CT publications, press releases and on our website.
- Attend event planning meetings.
- Help organize an event (s) to raise funding for Family CT, such as a cocktail party at a house, themed holiday celebration at a bar/restaurant or other creative event. Events will be organized and executed by committee members with support from Family CT executive director and development officer. Examples of member responsibilities will include: generating ideas for an event; securing event location and other logistics; making phone calls, writing letters and emails; and mailing invitations.
- Actively support the event- purchase tickets ($50 or higher) and approach family members, friends and colleagues to attend the event.
If you are interested in joining Family CT’s Event Committee, please contact Cheryl Burack.Back to Top
Family Centered Services of CT, Inc. provides direct, home-based services to families in Greater New Haven to prevent child abuse, neglect and victimization across the life span and to serve those affected through home visiting, parenting education, counseling and advocacy. A Connecticut drivers license and car in good working order is required for all positions. There is a required level of auto insurance. Comfort in home visiting is required. Some positions require Saturday or evening hours.
Family CT provides opportunities for ongoing professional development, excellent benefits and a creative and supportive workplace.
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Home Visitor, Nurturing Families Network: Visit at-risk families in their home to assess strengths and needs, provide parenting education and developmental screening and act as role model and support to first-time parents.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred, with at least two years experience with infants, toddlers and familes. Knowledge about culturally sensitive positive parenting skills. Knowledge of age-appropriate child development. Demonstrated problem-solving, written and verbal communication skills. Computer literacy required.
This position will require Saturday hours (work week Tuesday-Saturday).
Therapist, Caregiver Support for Families - Bilingual (English/Spanish): Master’s Degree in social work or related field with three years of direct service experience in counseling/therapeutic methods/practices with children and families preferred to work with children and their kinship caregivers, as well as foster and adoptive parents. Experience with children in foster, kinship and pre-adoptive care preferred with an understanding of the issues around safety and permanency. Understanding of issues related to trauma, trauma informed service provision, separation and loss, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness. Knowledge of child and adolescent development. Strong family engagement skills required. Knowledge of the Greater New Haven child and adult service system. Sensitivity to diverse cultures and language competencies.
Supervisor, Multisystemic Therapy - Building Stronger Families to lead a team of 3 therapists, a crisis caseworker and APRN in implementing Multisystemic Therapy-Building Stronger Families (MST-BSF). MST-BSF is a researched community-based treatment model for families with children ages 6-17 where physical abuse and/or neglect have occurred and parents are engaging in substance abuse. More information can be found at www.mstservices.com under MST Adaptations/MST-CAN/MST-BSF.
Duties include clinical supervision, ongoing evaluation and staff development for therapists and crisis caseworker, liaison with key collaborating agencies, interfacing with MST-BSF expert consultants and providing overall program management.
A licensed behavioral health clinician with strong mental health clinical training and five years of combined direct service and supervisory experience is preferred. Specific experience in cognitive behavioral therapy including trauma treatment, structural family therapy, strategic family therapy and/or behaviorally based marital and substance abuse treatment preferred.
Must have own car, a CT driver's license in good standing and comfort in making home visits as the Director will at times accompany therapists in the field.
MST-BSF is an evidence-based model that will require strict adherence to ensure program fidelity.