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In-Home Family Services Therapist/Counselor
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
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.