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Attn: Carla Arnold
In-Home Family Services Therapist/Counselor
Full Time or Part-Time - In-Home Family Services Therapist/Counselor
Family Services Therapist/Counselor needed for our In-Home Services Programs. The Therapist/Counselor is responsible for providing an array of support, education and related contract-based services to children and their families who have been referred by DSHS Children’s Administration in the Region 2 North area. Programs include Family Preservation Services, in-home counseling and support, crisis intervention, skill-building, utilization of community resources and concrete services, evidence-based parent education through Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), Promoting First Relationships (PFR), and SafeCafe. Position requires weekly sessions with a caseload of families whose children are at risk of out-of-home placement or in the process of being reunified. Position includes additional therapeutic services to be provided for children and youth being served in our foster care programs and alternative education program. Position requires excellent clinical and assessment skills, oral and written communication, as well as the ability to collaborate, develop intervention goals, and promote strengths with families using a trauma-informed approach. Position covers a multi-county area and requires extensive travel. Position includes evening/weekend hours based on the needs of the family.
•Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, social or behavioral science, or closely related field (from an accredited university or college preferred) and (1) year of professional experience working with at-risk families and children.
•Or Bachelor’s Degree in the same with no less than (3) years of professional experience working with at-risk families and children.
•Knowledge of child abuse & neglect issues, safety assessment, crisis intervention, home visiting, parenting skills training, mental health, substance abuse & community resources
•Licensed or Certified in the State of Washington under the Department of Health’s Healthcare Professional Credentialing Requirements.
•Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends based on the families’ schedule.
•Ability to pass Washington State background checks
•Own vehicle and ability to travel a 5-county region (mileage reimbursed)
•Valid Washington State driver’s license & insurance; driving record abstract
•Pass TB test
•First Aid/CPR, HIV/Blood Borne Pathogens and Mandated Reporter training
Additional Qualifications :
•Possess the ability and desire to work with a diverse population of at-risk children and families from various socio-economic, educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds
•Skilled in use of Office: Word and Excel, etc. and the use of technology
•Ability to efficiently and effectively complete all paperwork and documentation
•Ability to be self-directed, work independently and organize own schedule
•Ability to access community based resources and support services
•Ability to interact as a team member and participate in group consultation
TRAINING: Position will require certification in specific evidence-based programs as determined by Youthnet as well as training in related assessment tools.
HOURS / DAYS / SCHEDULE: Full time, minimum 30 hours per week. Work schedule is typically Monday through Friday but evening and weekend hours may be required due to client needs.
SALARY / WAGE / BENEFITS : DOQ. Health & dental Insurance for FT, sick leave, vacation and holiday pay
Must be able to provide 3 work-related references upon request.
No phone calls please.
Youthnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Student Support Specialist/School Counselor
Position Title: Student Support Specialist
Department: Emerson High School
Reports To: Education Services Administrator
Classification: Student Engagement Specialist
FLSA Status: Non exempt
Emerson High School seeks a Student Support Specialist to provide comprehensive student support services in an alternative high school setting. The primary goal is to provide individual, group, family, school, and community interventions that help bridge student, home, school, and community.
• Provide individual counseling and case management services to students. This includes assessment & intervention related to interpersonal and academic issues including but not limited to mental health, chemical dependency, family conflict, relational wellness, and academic disengagement.
• Provide targeted interventions to students struggling in the areas of attendance, behavior, and academics. Monitor students on academic probation. Create & facilitate behavior management plans and contracts.
• Assist students in post-secondary planning, including college applications & readiness, financial aid, scholarship assistance, and/or entry into apprenticeships, military, or the workforce.
• Facilitate psycho-educational small group sessions designed to meet student need and enhance psychosocial functioning. These could include coping skills, process groups, stress management, chemical dependency groups, etc.
• Coordinate with staff to provide workshops, classroom presentations, and community programs designed to enhance vocational skills and/or social-emotional wellbeing.
• Provide interventions to student’s families which include behavioral consultation, conferences, problem-solving, home visits, and community resource referrals.
• Participate in school-wide attempts to address issues such as absenteeism, alternative options for credit, student engagement & school bonding.
• Assist in the facilitation of all-school/large-group gatherings such as assemblies, new student orientations, awards ceremonies, and graduation.
• Coordinate & facilitate student events in the service-learning domain (senior center volunteering, blood drives, etc.) recreational domain (ice skating, bowling, etc.), and vocational domain (Try-A-Trade day, campus tours, etc.)
• Maintain accurate & up-to-date community resource information & attend community resource meetings.
• Coordinate with community agencies to provide in-house services and programs to students.
• Facilitate Student of Concern meetings & address staff concerns regarding students. Support & consult with staff regarding classroom behavioral concerns.
• Assist administration with disciplinary processes & decision-making.
• Recruit & supervise volunteer tutors & coordinate tutoring efforts.
• Train & supervise the AmeriCorps Student Engagement & Success program & volunteer. Complete corresponding paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
• Advocate for the needs of Special Education students by participating in IEP meetings, writing 504 plans, corresponding with IEP case managers and teachers, and supporting student needs.
• Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or equivalent
• ESA in School Social Work or School Counseling preferred
• Knowledge of social issues including mental illness, chemical dependency, family violence, poverty, gangs, etc.
• Knowledge of federal and state laws related to education, including FERPA and Special
• Knowledge of adolescent development & related implications in the school environment
• Strong interpersonal, assessment and communication skills
• Familiarity with a trauma-informed care approach to working with students and families
• Practice cultural humility, equity and inclusion
• Ability to effectively manage conflict and stress
• Knowledge of social services resources in the community preferred
• Fluent in Spanish a plus.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is performed in an educational center for at-risk students. Travel may be required on occasion. Must be physically capable of performing de-escalation techniques. Lifts and carries a maximum of 40 pounds. Adequate manual and finger dexterity, hearing, speech, and vision are necessary to perform the essential functions of this position.
Hazards: Due to the nature of the population of the school, hazards include but are not limited to exposure to weapons, threats, verbal abuse, hitting, fighting, throwing of objects, etc.
NEEDED: Foster Parents willing to commit to care for children on a short-term or long-term basis. Youthnet desires to find parents interested in temporary respite care (weekends), short term shelter care (up to 30 days), foster care (assisting a reunification with biological families) and foster/adoption. For information contact: Carla Arnold at (360) 336-1610 ext. 201.