Gifford maintains an average annual staff of approximately 80 employees including administrators, teachers, assistant teachers, clinicians, and non-teaching personnel including office staff, maintenance, kitchen, and business professionals. We are very proud of our staff retention rate - nearly half our employees have been at Gifford for 7 years or more! We believe that the consistency of our staff is an essential ingredient to the success of our students, and we nurture this with our promote-from-within culture.
In addition to our core staff, each year we hire approximately 10 clinical interns. Gifford serves as a graduate training site for Masters and PhD candidates in psychology, social work and mental health counseling. Interns come from seven different colleges and universities including: Boston University, Boston College, Smith College, Lesley University, Simmons College, William James College (formerly MSPP) and UMASS. Interns work with individuals and in small groups, and are closely supervised by our Clinical Director and Social Workers.
"Throughout Gifford's history, our staff have been the heart of our school."
- Wil Fredian, Principal & Assistant Director