Career Opportunities and Internships 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.

Internships/Student Interns

Internships at The Children’s Center of Hamden Thank you for your interest in applying for an internship at The Children’s Center of Hamden!  Please spend some time on our website to learn more about our program...
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School Nurse - Whitney Hall School

Part Time 20 hours a week. Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing....
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Special Education Teacher

Whitney Hall School. FT, school schedule. CT certified special education credential, #165. Self-contained classroom. K-12 students. Good interpersonal and behavior management skills....
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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

16, 24, and 30 hour positions available. 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. All direct care staff who may face crisis are equipped with the safest, most practical, and most effective de-escalation and conflict resolution training. http://www.crisisconsultantgroup.com/in-the-press/ccoh/

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.

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Internships at The Children’s Center of Hamden

Thank you for your interest in applying for an internship at The Children’s Center of Hamden!

Please spend some time on our website to learn more about our programs and those we serve.  The below information will help you to find opportunities that will fit into your schedule and may answer some preliminary questions you may have.

Please be informed that all interns are required to pass a drug screen, be in good health and receive the influenza vaccine.  The Children’s Center of Hamden also completes criminal background checks.

To apply for an internship with one of our programs, please email:

  • your resume
  • an e-mail that introduces yourself and includes the following
    • months of the internship
    • total number of required hours
    • days and times you will be available to complete the required hours
    • an explanation as to why you want an internship at our agency
  • We will contact appropriate applicants for an interview
  • 1st year students who speak Spanish are encouraged to contact Sarah Lockery slockery@tccoh.org

Wakeman Hall: Teenage Substance Use

  • DARC students- contact Renee Hausman, LADC rhausman@tccoh.org
  • Experiences include learning how to use a standardized instrument to evaluate substance use, youth and family engagement, outreach and linking youth to positive community supports, planning and supervising recreational events and outings, plan and co-facilitate group sessions
  • Hours include afternoons, evenings and weekends. Morning hours are available during school vacations

Extended Day Treatment

  • Due to a relationship with Quinnipiac University three 1st year MSW interns are accepted. The placement will focus on learning to facilitate group therapy with children/youth.  This internship also provides learning opportunities in case management. Julie Nesteruk, LMFT jnesteruk@tccoh.org is the contact person.  Laura Mutrie, LCSW is the contact person from Quinnipiac University who provides the preliminary selection of students eligible for this internship from QU.
  • 2nd year Graduate level students- contact Megan Berry, LPC mberry@tccoh.org
  • LCSW, LMFT and LPCs are available to provide supervision
  • Students are taught how to clinically assess and intervene using group, individual and family therapies. By being assigned cases the students learn how to partner with families to develop treatment plans that are built on the strengths and resources of each youth in care.   Case management and clinical documentation are also taught. Students are also welcome to attend treatment teams and weekly consults with the Psychiatrist/Medical Director
  • Hours include afternoons after 2pm and evenings. Daytime hours during the summer and school vacations.
  • All interns are required to attend a mandatory intern orientation at the end of August. Placements begin immediately after.

CARE or SFIT: Short-term Stabilization

  • 2nd year Graduate level students- contact Nelle Manuel, LCSW nmanuel@tccoh.org
  • LCSW, LMFT and LPCs are available to provide supervision
  • Students are taught how to clinically assess and intervene using group and individual therapies. The students assist assigned clinical therapists and learn how to partner with families to develop treatment plans that are built on the strengths and resources of each youth in care.   Case management and clinical documentation are also taught.
  • Hours include afternoons, evenings and weekends. Daytime hours during the summer and school vacations.
  • All interns are required to attend a mandatory intern orientation at the end of August. Placements begin immediately after.

 Residential Treatment

START: Subacute Treatment

Casa Rios

 Nursing Clinic

 Whitney Hall School