Child & Family is private non-profit human and health service agency that has proudly served children, families, and seniors throughout Rhode Island since 1866.

Staff Testimonial

What makes Child & Family a special place to work? The simple answer is the people: the dedicated group of professionals who have made the choice to work for a health and human service agency that serves their communities and the people who live in them. Child & Family was established in 1866 to support the children and families of Newport County. Over the years they have expanded to servicing all of Rhode Island, from those as young as 6-weeks-old, to the other end of the lifespan with clients that are over 100-years-young!

Jessie Drew, FCT & FFT Clinical Supervisor

Whenever people ask me about Child & Family, I can honestly tell them that the environment created by the leadership and the staff who are dedicated to our mission are unlike anywhere I have ever worked. One of my favorite things about Child & Family is the ability for staff members to grow and develop professionally. I started at Child & Family in 2017, as a clinical intern with the Family Stabilization Program (FSP) and was soon given the opportunity to work with a population I grew to love through my work in FSP, the youth involved in Rhode Island’s juvenile justice system. I grew into a position as a Functional Family Therapy (FFT) clinician because of leadership who genuinely cared about my interest in the population FFT serves. I didn’t even know about the program at that time, but leadership identified my strengths and helped guide me to the perfect job. From there, I gained the skills needed to become a clinical supervisor and have grown to oversee two of our clinical programs, Family Centered Treatment (FCT) and Functional Family Therapy (FFT). Now I am lucky enough to be a part of a management team and can assist others in identifying their passions, gaining clinical skills, and furthering their careers—which has become one of the best parts of my job. Child & Family has become my second home. It’s an “all hands-on deck” type of place with team building, and cooperation. Not to mention, we have the most fun at our employee engagement events. Our Holiday Party and Kickball tournaments are something to look forward to!

Career Opportunities

Case Manager

Case Managers work with clients in their homes to help identify needs, develop plans of care, implement treatment plans, arrange for services, make referrals for services, and provide education and support. Flexibility around client schedules is required.  JOIN OUR...


Clinicians work with clients in their homes to provide service coordination, continued follow-through and supervision, coping skills, long-term solutions, and outreach utilizing a variety of treatment interventions. Flexibility around client schedules is required. ...

Residential Counselors

Residential Counselors provide appropriate role modeling in a 24-hour trauma-informed therapeutic environment that promotes the physical, mental, and behavioral health of each resident and assists residents in developing life skills.  JOIN OUR TEAM