October 28, 2020

Spaulding Academy & Family Services has a wonderful opportunity for a part time (up to 28 hours per week) Family Aide. This is a position that focuses on the needs of the children and families that we support. Hours will vary based on those needs. Some weekend and evening hours will be required.

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a leading provider of educational, residential, therapeutic and community based programs and services for families, and children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Established in 1871, Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was formerly known as Spaulding Youth Center since 1958. Our scenic hilltop campus is located on nearly 500 acres in Northfield, NH and welcomes boys and girls from ages 4 to 21 from around the state of New Hampshire and beyond. In addition to programs provided on our Northfield campus, Spaulding’s community based programs include foster family licensing, Individual Service Option (ISO) foster care, ISO in-home services, child health support services and more, for children ages 0 to 20 and their family.

The Family Aide responsibilities will include

  • providing supervised visitations;
  • advocacy;
  • transportation;
  • support, education & guidance for children and their families.

Requirements for this role are:

  • Bachelor’s degree with prior Human Services experience (preferred), but will consider candidates with an Associates in a related field with at least two years of relevant experience, or a high school diploma and 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Clear decision-making, critical thinking and a professional demeanor are essential.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as collaborate with a team is key.
  • Applicants must be 22 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and clean driving record.

We support our Staff wellness through a very generous benefits package for qualified staff, generous paid time off, a free coffee bar and free meals daily in our dining hall, an on-site fitness center available 24/7, several employee appreciation events throughout the year and beautiful walking trails to enjoy on our spectacular campus. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to We invite you to visit our website at to learn more about how we support exceptional children and families toward a successful future.

We are fully committed to maintaining a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.


Would You Like to Apply?

If you would like to apply for this position or another current opening, start by clicking here to download our employment application which can be completed as an editable PDF or printed and completed by hand. For optimal results when using this PDF application, we recommend clicking here to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Then, submit your completed application, a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Spaulding Academy & Family Services, Human Resources, 72 Spaulding Road, Northfield, NH 03276-4608, or e-mail us at