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Institute for Family Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Family Therapist (King County)
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

HOMEBUILDERS® Therapist position available in King County (Washington State). Must live in, or be willing to move to King County.

WHO WE ARE

The Institute for Family Development's internationally recognized, and Evidence-Based Program (EBP) HOMEBUILDERS has an opening for a full time in-home therapist in King County.

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer a supportive team environment, excellent clinical supervision, and comprehensive training, including at least 10 days of workshop training in the initial year (CEUs provided). Our Homebuilders program is an "evidence-based program", which is replicated across the U.S. and other countries. A caseload of two families at a time allows the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of high-risk children and families. Flexible work hours, including evenings and weekends. Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, 20 days vacation, 12 days sick leave, and 11 holidays a year, and mileage compensation.

This is a great opportunity to work for an exciting and dynamic organization, and an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of the child welfare services field: Our Homebuilders program is now being replicated in seven US states and British Columbia. We have received recognition from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a human services field and two years of related experience; MSW, MA preferred. Experience working with diverse populations, and/or bilingual skills also preferred. IFD is an equal opportunity employer.

Need More Information?

A complete job description is available at: www.institutefamily.org.

For more information, e-mail resume and/or questions to: jobs@institutefamily.org.


JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Summary

Provide Intensive Family Preservation Services using the HOMEBUILDERS® model, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Serve two to three families at a time whose children are at imminent risk of out-of-home placement, or who are in placement and cannot be reunified without intensive in-home services. Provide services primarily in client homes. Be available to respond to client crises when they occur. Reports to the Homebuilders® supervisor.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Structure services consistent with the Homebuilders® Standards:
  • Serve an average of 18-22 families per year.
  • Travel to client homes and other locations.
  • Meet with families 3-5 times a week, approximately 10 hours per week, over a 4-6 week period.
  • Maintain a flexible workweek, scheduling sessions at times that are convenient for families, and when problems are likely to occur, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Be available to client families 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Carry a cell phone or pager for 24/7 availability. Arrange coverage when unavailable.
  • Accept referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Complete client intake sessions within 24 hours of referral. Confirm client eligibility for service within 72 hours of intake.
  • Provide back-up and support for other therapists as needed.
Conduct clinical interventions consistent with the Homebuilders® Standards:
  • Assess safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety. Follow program guidelines and mandatory reporting statutes when responding to safety concerns.
  • Conduct client-interactive, comprehensive, strength and behavior-focused assessments.
  • Collaborate with family members and referents in developing intervention goals and service plans directly related to the risk of out-of-home placement. Monitor progress, analyze barriers to goal achievement, and help families revise goals or plans as needed.
  • Utilize motivation enhancement strategies to increase client motivation to change.
  • Provide a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services to family members that are consistent with the Homebuilders® model and tailored to each family's values, learning styles, lifestyle, circumstances and culture.
  • Utilize research-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to facilitate behavior change.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to help families acquire, maintain and generalize skills.
  • Collaborate and advocate with formal and informal community resources and systems, while teaching family members to advocate for themselves.
  • Advocate for and provide concrete goods and services (including transportation) that are directly related to the family's goals, while teaching family members to meet these needs on their own.
  • Assess goal attainment and plan for maintenance of progress with family.
Participate in quality enhancement components of the Homebuilders® model:
  • Follow guidelines regarding consulting with supervisor.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in weekly team consultation meetings.
  • Participate in all required therapist training.
  • Participate in quality enhancement activities with supervisor and Homebuilders® consultant (home visit observations, file reviews, model fidelity monitoring, consultation, etc.).
  • Review performance data to identify needed areas for improvement.
  • Work with supervisor to complete professional development plans and performance reviews.
  • Work with supervisor and Homebuilders® consultant to implement quality enhancement or quality improvement plans.
Administrative and Organizational Responsibilities:
  • Complete and submit all clinical and agency paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilize online data management system for all clinical documentation.
  • Comply with all contract requirements.
  • Submit all required personnel documents, as directed.
  • Represent the agency in community meetings and on interagency teams as directed.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, referring agency staff and other community professionals.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree or Graduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; OR undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field and at least two years' experience working with children and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Access to a computer and Internet on a daily basis. Working at an IFD office is an option for staff who do not have access elsewhere.
  • Valid driver's license, vehicle in good working condition, automobile liability insurance that meets minimum agency requirements, and current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Valid Washington State Department of Health counseling credential.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and must live in designated service area.
  • Must successfully pass a background check.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Ability to move across uneven terrain, remain sitting for long periods of time, ascend and descend stairs (with or without a reliable handrail), and navigate within cluttered, disorganized or unclean home environments.
  • Ability to use a computer to access the online client information system to enter required clinical documentation.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Requires working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Requires extensive travel to client homes and throughout the community.
  • Work is performed primarily in client homes, where conditions may include tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, mold and other allergens, and other conditions common to domestic environments.
This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities. The responsibilities of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in this job description, and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Institute for Family Development may assign or reassign responsibilities and duties of the jobholder at any time.

In-Home Therapist Services (Pierce County)
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Who We Are

The Institute for Family Development (IFD) is recognized as a leader in providing services designed to keep children and youth safe, strengthen families, and reduce the need for placing youth into state-funded care. Founded in 1982, we are one of the largest providers of evidence-based services to youth and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Washington State.

Who We Are Looking to Hire

We are looking for a full-time therapist in Pierce County with excellent communication skills and a passion for making a difference in his or her community to join our team providing home-based family services, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Specific programs may include PCIT, SafeCare, FPS, and CFI, as assigned. This position reports to the program supervisor.

WHAT WE OFFER

Excellent Benefits based on FTE:
  • Health insurance
  • Dental reimbursement plan
  • 20 paid vacation days per year
  • 11 holidays per year
  • 12 paid sick leave days per year
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • IFD is a supportive work environment with excellent supervision.
Competitive Compensation
  • Master's degree: $40,000 - $45,000 DOE
  • Bachelor's degree: $35,500 - $40,000 DOE

Typical Working Conditions
  • Requires working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Work is performed primarily in client homes.
  • Requires extensive travel to client homes and throughout the community.
  • Involves exposure to tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, and other conditions common to domestic environments.
  • Frequent contact with staff and non-staff (e.g., client families, referring agencies, community professionals, community agencies / programs).
HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM

Minimum Requirements:
  • A graduate degree in human services or related field and at least one year of experience working with families; or an undergraduate degree in human services or related field and at least three years of experience working with families required.
  • Applicant must demonstrate an ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Applicant must have a valid driver's license, a vehicle in good working condition, and automobile liability insurance that meets minimum agency requirements.
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check, including no history of DUI violations, required.
  • Current Washington State counselor credential (license, associate, or agency affiliated counselor), and First Aid and CPR certifications required.
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age and live in the designated service area.
Closing Date and Start Date
Position open until filled.

Need More Information?
Additional information about IFD and this position is on our website: www.institutefamily.org.

Application Procedure
To apply, email your cover letter and a copy of your resume to Melissa Gorgone at jobs@institutefamily.org. If you prefer to complete an application, you can download it from our website.

IFD participates in the e-Verify program and is an equal opportunity employer.


JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Summary
Provide a variety of home-based family counseling services for Family Preservation Services (FPS) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), maintaining model fidelity as appropriate. Services may include crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Caseload size varies depending on types of services provided, and is typically 10-15 families at a time for a full-time therapist. Families served are typically those with children at risk of out-of-home placement, or with children in placement who cannot be reunified without in-home services. Some services require therapists to be available to respond to client crises when they occur; all services require therapists to schedule appointments at times that are convenient for families, including evenings and weekends. This is a part-time hourly position.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Structure services consistent with the standards of the applicable model:
  • Travel to client homes and other locations.
  • Meet with families at least weekly. Intervention length is model dependent, typically ranging from 90 days to four months.
  • Maintain a flexible workweek, scheduling sessions at times that are convenient for families, and when problems are likely to occur, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • When required by contract, be available to client families 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Carry a cell phone or pager for 24/7 availability. Arrange coverage when unavailable.
  • Complete client intake sessions as require by the model, typically within 24-48 hours of referral.
  • Provide back-up and support for other therapists as needed.
Conduct clinical interventions consistent with the applicable model:
  • Assess safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety. Follow program guidelines and mandatory reporting statues when responding to safety concerns.
  • Conduct client-interactive, comprehensive, strength and behavior-focused assessments.
  • Collaborate with family members and referents in developing intervention goals and service plans directly related to the risk of out-of-home placement or other reason for referral. Monitor progress, analyze barriers to goal achievement, and help families revise goals or plans as needed.
  • Utilize motivation enhancement strategies to increase client motivation to change.
  • Provide a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services to family members that are consistent with the service model and tailored to each family's values, learning styles, lifestyle, circumstances and culture.
  • Utilize research-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to facilitate behavior change.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to help families acquire, maintain and generalize skills.
  • Collaborate and advocate with formal and informal community resources and systems, while teaching family members to advocate for themselves.
  • Advocate for and provide concrete goods and services (including transportation) that are directly related to the family's goals, while teaching family members to meet these needs on their own.
  • Assess goal attainment and plan for maintenance of progress with family.
Participate in quality enhancement activities:
  • Follow guidelines regarding consulting with supervisor.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in weekly team consultation meetings.
  • Participate in all required therapist training.
  • Participate in all required quality enhancement activities.
  • Work with supervisor to complete performance reviews and implement professional development plans.
Administrative and Organizational Responsibilities:
  • Complete and submit all clinical, billing and agency paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilize online data management system for clinical documentation.
  • Comply with all contract requirements.
  • Submit all required personnel documents, as directed.
  • Represent the agency in community meetings and on interagency teams as directed.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, referring agency staff and other community professionals.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Graduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; OR undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field and at least three years experience working with children and families. Some clinical programs may have different or additional requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Access to a computer and Internet on a daily basis. Working at an IFD office is an option for staff who do not have access elsewhere.
  • Valid driver's license, vehicle in good working condition, automobile liability insurance that meets minimum agency requirements, and current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Valid Washington State Department of Health counseling credential.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and must live in designated service area.
  • Must successfully pass a background check.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Ability to move across uneven terrain, remain sitting for long periods of time, ascend and descend stairs (with or without a reliable handrail), and navigate within cluttered, disorganized or unclean home environments.
  • Ability to use a computer to access the online client information system to enter required clinical documentation.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Requires working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Requires extensive travel to client homes and throughout the community.
  • Work is performed primarily in client homes, where conditions may include tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, mold and other allergens, and other conditions common to domestic environments.
This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities. The responsibilities of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in this job description, and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Institute for Family Development may assign or reassign responsibilities and duties of the jobholder at any time.

In-Home Family Therapist/Counselor (Spokane)
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

WHO WE ARE

Since 1982 IFD has provided intensive, in-home family services to keep children safe, strengthen families, and reduce the need for placing children into state-funded care. Evidence has overwhelmingly shown that empowering families and teaching parents new skills produces better outcomes and is less expensive than removing children from the home.

We provide an array of evidence and research based services. Our HOMEBUILDERS® model of Intensive Family Preservation Services is internationally known. The model has been identified as an evidence-based practice by Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) and the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, and it has been designated a "model family strengthening program" by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).

WHAT WE DO

This position is funded by the Behavioral Health Organization in Spokane County. Work is exclusively with families of youth with mental illness who are at imminent risk of psychiatric hospital placement or are being reunified after a psychiatric placement. A HOMEBUILDERS® therapist:
  • Maintains a caseload of only two (2) families at a time, providing the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of high-risk children and families.
  • Provides a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services tailored to each family.
  • Works with families in their homes and, when applicable, community settings.
  • Schedules client sessions at times that are convenient for families, and at times family members most need our help and support, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Therapists are available on a 24/7 basis to respond to families when there is a crisis or urgent need.

WHAT WE OFFER

Extensive Training and Support
  • Initial and ongoing training
  • Weekly team consultation
  • Regular individual supervision
  • Access to crisis consultation with supervisors and program managers on a 24/7 basis
  • Ongoing quality enhancement activities to support model fidelity and clinical practice
Excellent Benefits:
  • Health insurance
  • Dental reimbursement plan
  • 20 paid vacation days per year
  • 11 holidays per year
  • 12 paid sick leave days per year
  • 401(k) retirement plan (typically 5% annual agency contribution)
Competitive Compensation:
  • Master's degree: DOE
  • 10% add-on for employees proficient in an approved second language
  • Paid mileage and travel time
  • $50 monthly cell phone allowance
HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM

Minimum Requirements:
  • Graduate degree in social work, counseling or a related field
  • Preference is to be qualify as a Mental Health Professional and a Child Mental Health Specialist
  • Ability and interest in being on call on a 24/7 basis and working a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Residence in the service area (or willingness to move upon hire)
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal history check
  • Valid driver's license, a vehicle in good working condition and automobile insurance
  • 21 years of age or older
Need More Information?
Additional information about IFD and this position is on our website: www.institutefamily.org.

Application Procedure
To apply, email your cover letter and resume.

IFD participates in the e-Verify program and is an equal opportunity employer.


JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Summary
Provide Intensive Family Preservation Services using the HOMEBUILDERS® model, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Serve two to three families at a time whose children are at imminent risk of out-of-home placement, or who are in placement and cannot be reunified without intensive in-home services. Provide services primarily in client homes. Be available to respond to client crises when they occur. This is an exempt position, and reports to the Homebuilders® supervisor.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Structure services consistent with the Homebuilders® Standards:
  • Serve an average of 18-22 families per year.
  • Travel to client homes and other locations.
  • Meet with families 3-5 times a week, approximately 10 hours per week, over a 4-6 week period.
  • Maintain a flexible workweek, scheduling sessions at times that are convenient for families, and when problems are likely to occur, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Be available to client families 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Carry a cell phone or pager for 24/7 availability. Arrange coverage when unavailable.
  • Accept referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Complete client intake sessions within 24 hours of referral. Confirm client eligibility for service within 72 hours of intake.
  • Provide back-up and support for other therapists as needed.
Conduct clinical interventions consistent with the Homebuilders® Standards:
  • Assess safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety. Follow program guidelines and mandatory reporting statues when responding to safety concerns.
  • Conduct client-interactive, comprehensive, strength and behavior-focused assessments.
  • Collaborate with family members and referents in developing intervention goals and service plans directly related to the risk of out-of-home placement. Monitor progress, analyze barriers to goal achievement, and help families revise goals or plans as needed.
  • Utilize motivation enhancement strategies to increase client motivation to change.
  • Provide a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services to family members that are consistent with the Homebuilders® model and tailored to each family's values, learning styles, lifestyle, circumstances and culture.
  • Utilize research-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to facilitate behavior change.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to help families acquire, maintain and generalize skills.
  • Collaborate and advocate with formal and informal community resources and systems, while teaching family members to advocate for themselves.
  • Advocate for and provide concrete goods and services (including transportation) that are directly related to the family's goals, while teaching family members to meet these needs on their own.
  • Assess goal attainment and plan for maintenance of progress with family.
Participate in quality enhancement components of the Homebuilders® model:
  • Follow guidelines regarding consulting with supervisor.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in weekly team consultation meetings.
  • Participate in all required therapist training.
  • Participate in quality enhancement activities with supervisor and Homebuilders® consultant (home visit observations, file reviews, model fidelity monitoring, consultation, etc.).
  • Review performance data to identify needed areas for improvement.
  • Work with supervisor to complete professional development plans and performance reviews.
  • Work with supervisor and Homebuilders® consultant to implement quality enhancement or quality improvement plans.
Administrative and Organizational Responsibilities:
  • Complete and submit all clinical and agency paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilize online data management system for all clinical documentation.
  • Comply with all contract requirements.
  • Submit all required personnel documents, as directed.
  • Represent the agency in community meetings and on interagency teams as directed.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, referring agency staff and other community professionals.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Graduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; OR undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field and at least two years experience working with children and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Access to a computer and Internet on a daily basis. Working at an IFD office is an option for staff who do not have access elsewhere.
  • Valid driver's license, vehicle in good working condition, automobile liability insurance that meets minimum agency requirements, and current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Valid Washington State Department of Health counseling credential.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and must live in designated service area.
  • Must successfully pass a background check.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Ability to move across uneven terrain, remain sitting for long periods of time, ascend and descend stairs (with or without a reliable handrail), and navigate within cluttered, disorganized or unclean home environments.
  • Ability to use a computer to access the online client information system to enter required clinical documentation.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Requires working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Requires extensive travel to client homes and throughout the community.
  • Work is performed primarily in client homes, where conditions may include tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, mold and other allergens, and other conditions common to domestic environments.
This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities. The responsibilities of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in this job description, and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Institute for Family Development may assign or reassign responsibilities and duties of the jobholder at any time.
In-Home Family Therapist/Counselor (Grays Harbor, Thurston, Lewis, and Mason Counties)
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WHO WE ARE

The Institute for Family Development (IFD) is recognized as a leader in providing services designed to keep children and youth safe, strengthen families, and reduce the need for placing youth into state-funded care. Founded in 1982, we are one of the largest providers of evidence-based services to youth and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Washington State.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING TO HIRE

We are looking for a half-time (50% FTE) therapist in South Puget Sound with excellent communication skills and a passion for making a difference in his or her community to join our team providing home-based family services, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Specific programs may include PCIT, SafeCare, FPS, and CFI, as assigned. This position reports to the program supervisor.

WHAT WE OFFER

Excellent Benefits based on FTE:
  • Health insurance
  • Dental reimbursement plan
  • Paid vacation leave
  • 11 holidays per year
  • Paid sick leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • IFD is a supportive work environment with excellent supervision.
Competitive Compensation
  • Master's degree: DOE
  • Bachelor's degree: DOE
Typical Working Conditions
  • Requires working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Work is performed primarily in client homes.
  • Requires extensive travel to client homes and throughout the community.
  • Involves exposure to tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, and other conditions common to domestic environments.
  • Frequent contact with staff and non-staff (e.g., client families, referring agencies, community professionals, community agencies / programs).
HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM

Minimum Requirements:
  • A graduate degree in human services or related field and at least one year of experience working with families; or an undergraduate degree in human services or related field and at least three years of experience working with families required.
  • Applicant must demonstrate an ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Applicant must have a valid driver's license, a vehicle in good working condition, and automobile liability insurance that meets minimum agency requirements.
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check, including no history of DUI violations, required.
  • Current Washington State counselor credential (license, associate, or agency affiliated counselor), and First Aid and CPR certifications required.
  • Applicant must be 21 years of age and live in the designated service area.
Closing Date and Start Date
Position open until filled.

Need More Information?
Additional information about IFD and this position is on our website: www.institutefamily.org.

Application Procedure
To apply, email your cover letter and a copy of your resume to jobs@institutefamily.org. If you prefer to complete an application, you can download it from our website.

IFD participates in the e-Verify program and is an equal opportunity employer.


Position Summary

Provide a variety of home-based family counseling services, maintaining model fidelity as appropriate. Services may include crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Caseload size varies depending on types of services provided, and is typically 10-15 families at a time for a full-time therapist. Families served are typically those with children at risk of out-of-home placement, or with children in placement who cannot be reunified without in-home services. Some services require therapists to be available to respond to client crises when they occur; all services require therapists to schedule appointments at times that are convenient for families, including evenings and weekends. This is an exempt position, and reports to the PRIDE supervisor.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Structure services consistent with the standards of the applicable model:
  • Travel to client homes and other locations.
  • Meet with families at least weekly. Intervention length is model dependent, typically ranging from 30 days to 6 months.
  • Maintain a flexible workweek, scheduling sessions at times that are convenient for families, and when problems are likely to occur, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • When required by contract, be available to client families 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Carry a cell phone or pager for 24/7 availability. Arrange coverage when unavailable.
  • Complete client intake sessions as require by the model, typically within 24-48 hours of referral.
  • Provide back-up and support for other therapists as needed.
Conduct clinical interventions consistent with the applicable model:
  • Assess safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety. Follow program guidelines and mandatory reporting statues when responding to safety concerns.
  • Conduct client-interactive, comprehensive, strength and behavior-focused assessments.
  • Collaborate with family members and referents in developing intervention goals and service plans directly related to the risk of out-of-home placement or other reason for referral. Monitor progress, analyze barriers to goal achievement, and help families revise goals or plans as needed.
  • Utilize motivation enhancement strategies to increase client motivation to change.
  • Provide a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services to family members that are consistent with the service model and tailored to each family's values, learning styles, lifestyle, circumstances and culture.
  • Utilize research-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to facilitate behavior change.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to help families acquire, maintain and generalize skills.
  • Collaborate and advocate with formal and informal community resources and systems, while teaching family members to advocate for themselves.
  • Advocate for and provide concrete goods and services (including transportation) that are directly related to the family's goals, while teaching family members to meet these needs on their own.
  • Assess goal attainment and plan for maintenance of progress with family.
Participate in quality enhancement activities:
  • Follow guidelines regarding consulting with supervisor.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in weekly team consultation meetings.
  • Participate in all required therapist training.
  • Participate in all required quality enhancement activities.
  • Work with supervisor to complete performance reviews and implement professional development plans.
Administrative and Organizational Responsibilities:
  • Complete and submit all clinical, billing and agency paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilize online data management system for clinical documentation.
  • Comply with all contract requirements.
  • Submit all required personnel documents, as directed.
  • Represent the agency in community meetings and on interagency teams as directed.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, referring agency staff and other community professionals.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Graduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; OR undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field and at least two years experience working with children and families. Some clinical programs may have different or additional requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Access to a computer and Internet on a daily basis. Working at an IFD office is an option for staff who do not have access elsewhere.
  • Valid driver's license, vehicle in good working condition, automobile liability insurance that meets minimum agency requirements, and current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Valid Washington State Department of Health counseling credential.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and must live in designated service area.
  • Must successfully pass a background check.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Ability to move across uneven terrain, remain sitting for long periods of time, ascend and descend stairs (with or without a reliable handrail), and navigate within cluttered, disorganized or unclean home environments.
  • Ability to use a computer to access the online client information system to enter required clinical documentation.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Requires working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Requires extensive travel to client homes and throughout the community.
  • Work is performed primarily in client homes, where conditions may include tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, mold and other allergens, and other conditions common to domestic environments.
This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities. The responsibilities of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in this job description, and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Institute for Family Development may assign or reassign responsibilities and duties of the jobholder at any time.

In-Home Family Therapist / Counselor (Moses Lake Area)
Details

Who We Are

The Institute for Family Development (IFD) is recognized as a leader in providing services designed to keep children and youth safe, strengthen families, and reduce the need for placing youth into state-funded care. Founded in 1982, we are one of the largest providers of evidence-based services to youth and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Washington State.

Who We Are Looking to Hire

We are looking for a therapist or counselor with amazing clinical skills, excellent communication skills, and a passion for making a difference in his or her community to join our Homebuilders team. This individual will be providing Homebuilders services. S/he will be part of a team of therapists who base their work on the following values:
  • The safety of children, parents and staff comes first.
  • It is best for children to be raised by their own families whenever possible.
  • Family members are our colleagues and partners.
  • All people have the ability to change, and a crisis is an opportunity for change to occur.
  • Reducing barriers to service improves family outcomes.
  • Providing information and teaching skills empowers families to become self-sufficient.
What We Offer

Extensive Training and Support
  • A small case load: Working with two families at a time provides the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of high-risk children and families.
  • Extensive training and development, including 10 or more days of workshop training in the first year (CEUs provided). In addition, our supervisors and program managers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide individual consultation when you need it.
  • An opportunity to be on the cutting edge of the child welfare services field: Our HOMEBUILDERS program is now being replicated in seven US states and British Columbia. We have received recognition from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Our management team helps develop and advise on state policy regarding child safety and services for children and families.
  • A spot on one of our high caliber clinical teams: Regular team consultation gives you access to additional skills, support and assistance.
Competitive Compensation:
  • Starting salary range for Master's Degree is $40,000.00 to $45,000.00, depending on experience.
  • Starting salary range for Bachelor's degree with at least two years of related experience is $35,000.00 to $40,000.00, depending on experience.
  • 10% salary add-on for employees proficient in an approved second language
  • Paid mileage and paid travel time
  • $500 relocation allowance for individuals living outside the service area
Excellent Benefits:
  • Medical insurance (with staff paying only 6% of premiums)
  • Dental reimbursement plan
  • 20 paid vacation days per year
  • 11 holidays per year
  • 12 paid sick leave days per year
  • 401(k) retirement plan (typically 5% annual agency contribution)
How to Join Our Team

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling or a related field + two years of related experience; OR a Master's degree in social work, counseling or a related field.
  • Experience working with diverse populations. Experience working with Hispanic families is preferred. Bilingual (Spanish-English) is preferred.
  • Residence in Moses Lake, WA is strongly preferred. A residence in another part of Grant County, WA may be considered. This therapist position primarily serves families who live in Grant County, as well as some families in the surrounding counties.
  • Ability and interest in working a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
Need More Information?
Additional information about IFD and this position is on our website: www.institutefamily.org.

Application Procedure
To apply, email your cover letter and a copy of your resume to jobs@institutefamily.org. If you prefer to complete an application, you can download it from our website. IFD participates in the e-Verify program and is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Summary
Provide Intensive Family Preservation Services using the HOMEBUILDERS® model, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Serve two to three families at a time whose children are at imminent risk of out-of-home placement, or who are in placement and cannot be reunified without intensive in-home services. Provide services primarily in client homes. Be available to respond to client crises when they occur. This is an exempt position, and reports to the Homebuilders® supervisor.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Structure services consistent with the Homebuilders® Standards:
  • Serve an average of 18-22 families per year.
  • Travel to client homes and other locations.
  • Meet with families 3-5 times a week, approximately 10 hours per week, over a 4-6 week period.
  • Maintain a flexible workweek, scheduling sessions at times that are convenient for families, and when problems are likely to occur, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Be available to client families 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Carry a cell phone or pager for 24/7 availability. Arrange coverage when unavailable.
  • Accept referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Complete client intake sessions within 24 hours of referral. Confirm client eligibility for service within 72 hours of intake.
  • Provide back-up and support for other therapists as needed.
Conduct clinical interventions consistent with the Homebuilders® Standards:
  • Assess safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety. Follow program guidelines and mandatory reporting statues when responding to safety concerns.
  • Conduct client-interactive, comprehensive, strength and behavior-focused assessments.
  • Collaborate with family members and referents in developing intervention goals and service plans directly related to the risk of out-of-home placement. Monitor progress, analyze barriers to goal achievement, and help families revise goals or plans as needed.
  • Utilize motivation enhancement strategies to increase client motivation to change.
  • Provide a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services to family members that are consistent with the Homebuilders® model and tailored to each family's values, learning styles, lifestyle, circumstances and culture.
  • Utilize research-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to facilitate behavior change.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to help families acquire, maintain and generalize skills.
  • Collaborate and advocate with formal and informal community resources and systems, while teaching family members to advocate for themselves.
  • Advocate for and provide concrete goods and services (including transportation) that are directly related to the family's goals, while teaching family members to meet these needs on their own.
  • Assess goal attainment and plan for maintenance of progress with family.
Participate in quality enhancement components of the Homebuilders® model:
  • Follow guidelines regarding consulting with supervisor.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in weekly team consultation meetings.
  • Participate in all required therapist training.
  • Participate in quality enhancement activities with supervisor and Homebuilders® consultant (home visit observations, file reviews, model fidelity monitoring, consultation, etc.).
  • Review performance data to identify needed areas for improvement.
  • Work with supervisor to complete professional development plans and performance reviews.
  • Work with supervisor and Homebuilders® consultant to implement quality enhancement or quality improvement plans.
Administrative and Organizational Responsibilities:
  • Complete and submit all clinical and agency paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilize online data management system for all clinical documentation.
  • Comply with all contract requirements.
  • Submit all required personnel documents, as directed.
  • Represent the agency in community meetings and on interagency teams as directed.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, referring agency staff and other community professionals.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Graduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; OR undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field and at least two years experience working with children and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Access to a computer and Internet on a daily basis. Working at an IFD office is an option for staff who do not have access elsewhere.
  • Valid driver's license, vehicle in good working condition, automobile liability insurance that meets minimum agency requirements, and current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Valid Washington State Department of Health counseling credential.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and must live in designated service area.
  • Must successfully pass a background check.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Ability to move across uneven terrain, remain sitting for long periods of time, ascend and descend stairs (with or without a reliable handrail), and navigate within cluttered, disorganized or unclean home environments.
  • Ability to use a computer to access the online client information system to enter required clinical documentation.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Requires working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Requires extensive travel to client homes and throughout the community.
  • Work is performed primarily in client homes, where conditions may include tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, mold and other allergens, and other conditions common to domestic environments.
This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities. The responsibilities of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in this job description, and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Institute for Family Development may assign or reassign responsibilities and duties of the jobholder at any time.

HOMEBUILDERS In-Home Therapist (Snohomish County)
Details

HOMEBUILDERS® Therapist position available in Snohomish County (Washington State). Must live in, or be willing to move to Snohomish County.

Who We Are

The Institute for Family Development's internationally recognized, HOMEBUILDERS® program has an opening for a full time in-home therapist in Snohomish County. Our Homebuilders program is an "evidence-based program" (EBP), which is replicated across the U.S. and other countries. This is a great opportunity to work for an exciting and dynamic organization whose programs have been replicated in over 40 states and 8 other countries, and have received recognition from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), the Washington State Institute for Public Policy and the U.S. Surgeon General.

What We Offer

  • A supportive team environment
  • Excellent supervision and comprehensive training, including at least 10 days of workshop training in the initial year (CEUs provided)
  • A caseload of two families at a time allows the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of high-risk children and families
  • Flexible work hours, including evenings and weekends
Competitive salary and excellent benefits:
  • medical
  • dental reimbursement plan
  • 401 (k) retirement plan
  • 20 vacation days
  • 12 days of sick leave
  • 11 holidays a year
  • mileage compensation
How to Join Our Team

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a human services field and two years of related experience; MSW, MA preferred. Experience working with diverse populations, and/or bilingual.

IFD is an equal opportunity employer.

Information on the Institute for Family Development is available at: www.institutefamily.org.

For more information, e-mail resume and/or questions.


Position Summary
Provide Intensive Family Preservation Services using the HOMEBUILDERS® model, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Serve two to three families at a time whose children are at imminent risk of out-of-home placement, or who are in placement and cannot be reunified without intensive in-home services. Provide services primarily in client homes. Be available to respond to client crises when they occur. This is an exempt position, and reports to the Homebuilders® supervisor.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Structure services consistent with the Homebuilders® Standards:
  • Serve an average of 18-22 families per year.
  • Travel to client homes and other locations.
  • Meet with families 3-5 times a week, approximately 10 hours per week, over a 4-6 week period.
  • Maintain a flexible workweek, scheduling sessions at times that are convenient for families, and when problems are likely to occur, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Be available to client families 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Carry a cell phone or pager for 24/7 availability. Arrange coverage when unavailable.
  • Accept referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Complete client intake sessions within 24 hours of referral. Confirm client eligibility for service within 72 hours of intake.
  • Provide back-up and support for other therapists as needed.
Conduct clinical interventions consistent with the Homebuilders® Standards:
  • Assess safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety. Follow program guidelines and mandatory reporting statues when responding to safety concerns.
  • Conduct client-interactive, comprehensive, strength and behavior-focused assessments.
  • Collaborate with family members and referents in developing intervention goals and service plans directly related to the risk of out-of-home placement. Monitor progress, analyze barriers to goal achievement, and help families revise goals or plans as needed.
  • Utilize motivation enhancement strategies to increase client motivation to change.
  • Provide a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services to family members that are consistent with the Homebuilders® model and tailored to each family's values, learning styles, lifestyle, circumstances and culture.
  • Utilize research-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to facilitate behavior change.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to help families acquire, maintain and generalize skills.
  • Collaborate and advocate with formal and informal community resources and systems, while teaching family members to advocate for themselves.
  • Advocate for and provide concrete goods and services (including transportation) that are directly related to the family's goals, while teaching family members to meet these needs on their own.
  • Assess goal attainment and plan for maintenance of progress with family.
Participate in quality enhancement components of the Homebuilders® model:
  • Follow guidelines regarding consulting with supervisor.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in weekly team consultation meetings.
  • Participate in all required therapist training.
  • Participate in quality enhancement activities with supervisor and Homebuilders® consultant (home visit observations, file reviews, model fidelity monitoring, consultation, etc.).
  • Review performance data to identify needed areas for improvement.
  • Work with supervisor to complete professional development plans and performance reviews.
  • Work with supervisor and Homebuilders® consultant to implement quality enhancement or quality improvement plans.
Administrative and Organizational Responsibilities:
  • Complete and submit all clinical and agency paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilize online data management system for all clinical documentation.
  • Comply with all contract requirements.
  • Submit all required personnel documents, as directed.
  • Represent the agency in community meetings and on interagency teams as directed.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, referring agency staff and other community professionals.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Graduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; OR undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field and at least two years experience working with children and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Access to a computer and Internet on a daily basis. Working at an IFD office is an option for staff who do not have access elsewhere.
  • Valid driver's license, vehicle in good working condition, automobile liability insurance that meets minimum agency requirements, and current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Valid Washington State Department of Health counseling credential.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and must live in designated service area.
  • Must successfully pass a background check.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Ability to move across uneven terrain, remain sitting for long periods of time, ascend and descend stairs (with or without a reliable handrail), and navigate within cluttered, disorganized or unclean home environments.
  • Ability to use a computer to access the online client information system to enter required clinical documentation.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Requires working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Requires extensive travel to client homes and throughout the community.
  • Work is performed primarily in client homes, where conditions may include tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, mold and other allergens, and other conditions common to domestic environments.
This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities. The responsibilities of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in this job description, and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Institute for Family Development may assign or reassign responsibilities and duties of the jobholder at any time.

IT Technician/Data System Administrator (Federal Way, WA)
Details

Who We Are

The Institute for Family Development (IFD) has been providing in-home family services for over 30 years. Our therapists work primarily with families who have one or more children at risk of being placed in state funded foster care. Evidence has overwhelmingly shown that teaching skills to parents produces better outcomes - and is less expensive - than removing children from the home.

Who We Are Looking to Hire

We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills, and an interest in providing routine IT support and maintenance to our staff and support for the agency's network servers, computers and other IT infrastructure. Administer the agency-wide client information system. Provide training and support to users of the IFD network and client information system. Create, run and maintain agency-wide and government reports.

This is a half-time (50% FTE), 20-hour per week position, reporting to the management team member responsible for information technologies.

What We Can Offer You
  • A strengths-based work environment, where we look for – and assume – the best in one another.
  • Significant freedom to fulfill your work responsibilities in a way that works best for you.
  • The ability to make a difference in client lives, by sustaining our team of therapists and staff through IT support.
  • Competitive benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, vacation leave, sick leave, 11 holidays per year, and treats that show up at random intervals in the office.
  • Hourly salary range $15.38 – $17.79 per hour DOE
Minimum Requirements

Our requirements for the position include:
  • Three (3) years of experience providing IT support and help desk functions.
  • Experience managing data systems.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain client confidentiality.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail; ability to identify errors or inconsistencies in data sets.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize information and tasks.
  • High school diploma or GED, Associate's, BA, or BS degree in IT or Computer Science, IT Certification. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with and ability to troubleshoot problems regarding office equipment (e.g., copy machines, fax, postage meters).
  • Extensive experience with Excel, Word and the Internet. Experience with Access or other database software.
How to Apply

Send us a cover letter and your resume via email. If you would prefer to complete an IFD application in lieu of a resume, you can download it from: http://www.institutefamily.org/aboutus_jobs.asp.

IFD is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Summary
Provide routine IT maintenance and support for the agency's network servers, computers and other IT infrastructure. Administer the agency-wide client information system. Provide training and support to users of the IFD network and client information system. Create, run and maintain agency-wide and government reports. This position is hired by and reports to the management team member responsible for information technologies.

Responsibilities
Provide support and administration for the agency's network and IT infrastructure.
  • Maintain an inventory of agency computers, equipment and software.
  • Order new equipment and set up the equipment as needed.v
  • Monitor agency servers to ensure secure and continuous operation (ensure, Windows and other software is up to date; ensure antivirus software is deployed appropriately; monitor server logs for unusual events, etc.).
  • Interface with contracted IT support as necessary.
  • Manage user account creation and deletion process.
  • Manage Routine Group Policy functions.
  • Manage the Office 365 email system and provide support for users.
  • Provide technical support and training to all agency staff - in person and via phone, email, and remote access.
  • Provide support and assistance regarding other agency equipment (copiers, faxes, etc.).
Develop, maintain and enforce required IT security policies.
  • Ensure agency compliance with all IT security requirements (HIPAA, contract and other requirements).
  • Propose and implement needed changes to IT security policies.
  • Develop and provide security training for users.
Function as one of the key system administrators of the client information system.
  • Implement updates and improvements as needed.
  • Troubleshoot problems with the system.
  • Provide training and support to system users.
  • Manage the process for establishing and removing users.
  • Manage security protocols.
  • Manage the reporting functions.
  • Create and modify forms and reports.
  • Run reports as needed or directed.
  • Conduct routine data analysis to ensure accuracy of data.
Other duties as assigned

Requirements
  • Three (3) years of experience providing IT support and help desk functions.
  • Experience managing data systems.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain client confidentiality.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail; ability to identify errors or inconsistencies in data sets.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize information and tasks.
  • High school diploma or GED, Associate's, BA, or BS degree in IT or Computer Science, IT Certification. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with and ability to troubleshoot problems regarding office equipment (e.g., copy machines, fax, postage meters).
  • Extensive experience with Excel, Word and the Internet. Experience with Access or other database software.
Typical Physical Demands
  • Use of office equipment, such as computer terminals, calculators, telephones, faxes and copiers.
  • Ability to perform a range of physical motions including but not limited to sitting for long periods of time; ability to perform basic assembly and repair of computers and other office equipment.
  • Some lifting and moving of office computers and other equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment.
  • Frequent contact with staff. Some contact with non-staff (e.g., referring agencies, client families, community professionals, vendors, and calls from public).
  • Infrequent travel to IFD offices throughout Washington to provide onsite support.
This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities. The responsibilities of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in this job description, and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Institute for Family Development may assign or reassign responsibilities and duties of the jobholder at any time.
Homebuilders Therapist (Pierce County)
Details

Position Title: Homebuilders Therapist
Office: Bremerton
Area Served: Pierce County

Who We Are
Since 1982 IFD has provided intensive, in-home family services to keep children safe, strengthen families, and reduce the need for placing children into state-funded care. Evidence has overwhelmingly shown that empowering families and teaching parents new skills produces better outcomes and is less expensive than removing children from the home.

We provide an array of evidence and research based services. Our HOMEBUILDERS® model of Intensive Family Preservation Services is internationally known. The model has been identified as an evidence-based practice by Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) and the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, and it has been designated a "model family strengthening program" by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).

WHAT WE DO
This position is funded by the Regional Support Network. Work is exclusively with families of youth with mental illness who are at imminent risk of psychiatric hospital placement or are being reunified after a psychiatric placement. A HOMEBUILDERS® therapist:
  • Maintains a caseload of only two (2) families at a time, providing the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of high-risk children and families.
  • Provides a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services tailored to each family.
  • Works with families in their homes and, when applicable, community settings.
  • Schedules client sessions at times that are convenient for families, and at times family members most need our help and support, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Is available on a 24/7 basis to respond to families when there is a crisis or urgent need.
WHAT WE OFFER

Extensive Training and Support
  • Ten (10) or more days of training in the first year
  • Weekly team consultation
  • Regular individual supervision
  • Access to crisis consultation with supervisors and program managers on a 24/7 basis
  • Ongoing quality enhancement activities to support model fidelity and clinical practice
Excellent Benefits:
  • Health insurance
  • Dental reimbursement plan
  • 20 paid vacation days per year
  • 11 holidays per year
  • 12 paid sick leave days per year
  • 401(k) retirement plan (typically 5% annual agency contribution)
Competitive Compensation:
  • Starting salary for a Bachelor's degree with at least two years related experience is $35,000 to $40,000, depending on experience. Starting salary for a Master's Degree is $40,000 to $45,000, depending on experience.
  • 10% add-on for employees proficient in an approved second language
  • Paid mileage and travel time
  • $50 monthly cell phone allowance
  • $500 relocation allowance for individuals who have to move into the required service area
HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM

Minimum Requirements:
  • Graduate degree in social work, counseling or a related field
  • Mental Health Professional and Child Mental Health Specialist preferred
  • Ability and interest in being on call on a 24/7 basis and working a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Residence in Pierce County (or willingness to move upon hire)
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal history check
  • Valid driver's license, a vehicle in good working condition and automobile insurance
  • 21 years of age or older
Need More Information?
Additional information about IFD and this position is on our website: www.institutefamily.org.

Application Procedure
To apply, email your cover letter and resume to jobs@institutefamily.org.

IFD participates in the e-Verify program and is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Summary
Provide Intensive Family Preservation Services using the HOMEBUILDERS® model, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Serve two to three families at a time whose children are at imminent risk of out-of-home placement, or who are in placement and cannot be reunified without intensive in-home services. Provide services primarily in client homes. Be available to respond to client crises when they occur. This is an exempt position, and reports to the Homebuilders® supervisor.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Structure services consistent with the Homebuilders® Standards:
  • Serve an average of 18-22 families per year.
  • Travel to client homes and other locations.
  • Meet with families 3-5 times a week, approximately 10 hours per week, over a 4-6 week period.
  • Maintain a flexible workweek, scheduling sessions at times that are convenient for families, and when problems are likely to occur, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Be available to client families 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Carry a cell phone or pager for 24/7 availability. Arrange coverage when unavailable.
  • Accept referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Complete client intake sessions within 24 hours of referral. Confirm client eligibility for service within 72 hours of intake.
  • Provide back-up and support for other therapists as needed.
Conduct clinical interventions consistent with the Homebuilders® Standards:
  • Assess safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety. Follow program guidelines and mandatory reporting statues when responding to safety concerns.
  • Conduct client-interactive, comprehensive, strength and behavior-focused assessments.
  • Collaborate with family members and referents in developing intervention goals and service plans directly related to the risk of out-of-home placement. Monitor progress, analyze barriers to goal achievement, and help families revise goals or plans as needed.
  • Utilize motivation enhancement strategies to increase client motivation to change.
  • Provide a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services to family members that are consistent with the Homebuilders® model and tailored to each family’s values, learning styles, lifestyle, circumstances and culture.
  • Utilize research-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to facilitate behavior change.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to help families acquire, maintain and generalize skills.
  • Collaborate and advocate with formal and informal community resources and systems, while teaching family members to advocate for themselves.
  • Advocate for and provide concrete goods and services (including transportation) that are directly related to the family’s goals, while teaching family members to meet these needs on their own.
  • Assess goal attainment and plan for maintenance of progress with family.
Participate in quality enhancement components of the Homebuilders® model:
  • Follow guidelines regarding consulting with supervisor.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in weekly team consultation meetings.
  • Participate in all required therapist training.
  • Participate in quality enhancement activities with supervisor and Homebuilders® consultant (home visit observations, file reviews, model fidelity monitoring, consultation, etc.).
  • Review performance data to identify needed areas for improvement.
  • Work with supervisor to complete professional development plans and performance reviews.
  • Work with supervisor and Homebuilders® consultant to implement quality enhancement or quality improvement plans.
Administrative and Organizational Responsibilities:
  • Complete and submit all clinical and agency paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilize online data management system for all clinical documentation.
  • Comply with all contract requirements.
  • Submit all required personnel documents, as directed.
  • Represent the agency in community meetings and on interagency teams as directed.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, referring agency staff and other community professionals.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Graduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; OR undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field and at least two years experience working with children and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Access to a computer and Internet on a daily basis. Working at an IFD office is an option for staff who do not have access elsewhere.
  • Valid driver’s license, vehicle in good working condition, automobile liability insurance that meets minimum agency requirements, and current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Valid Washington State Department of Health counseling credential.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and must live in designated service area.
  • Must successfully pass a background check.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Ability to move across uneven terrain, remain sitting for long periods of time, ascend and descend stairs (with or without a reliable handrail), and navigate within cluttered, disorganized or unclean home environments.
  • Ability to use a computer to access the online client information system to enter required clinical documentation.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Requires working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Requires extensive travel to client homes and throughout the community.
  • Work is performed primarily in client homes, where conditions may include tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, mold and other allergens, and other conditions common to domestic environments.
This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities. The responsibilities of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in this job description, and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Institute for Family Development may assign or reassign responsibilities and duties of the jobholder at any time.
In-Home Family Therapist / Counselor (Kittitas County)
Details

Who We Are
The Institute for Family Development (IFD) is recognized as a leader in providing services designed to keep children and youth safe, strengthen families, and reduce the need for placing youth into state-funded care. Founded in 1982, we are one of the largest providers of evidence-based services to youth and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Washington State.

Who We Are Looking to Hire

We are looking for a therapist or counselor with amazing clinical skills, excellent communication skills, and a passion for making a difference in his or her community to join our Homebuilders team. This individual will be providing Homebuilders services. S/he will be part of a team of therapists who base their work on the following values:
  • The safety of children, parents and staff comes first.
  • It is best for children to be raised by their own families whenever possible.
  • Family members are our colleagues and partners.
  • All people have the ability to change, and a crisis is an opportunity for change to occur.
  • Reducing barriers to service improves family outcomes.
  • Providing information and teaching skills empowers families to become self-sufficient.
What We Offer

Extensive Training and Support
  • A small case load: Working with two families at a time provides the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of high-risk children and families.
  • Extensive training and development, including 10 or more days of workshop training in the first year (CEUs provided). In addition, our supervisors and program managers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide individual consultation when you need it.
  • An opportunity to be on the cutting edge of the child welfare services field: Our HOMEBUILDERS program is now being replicated in seven US states and British Columbia. We have received recognition from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Our management team helps develop and advise on state policy regarding child safety and services for children and families.
  • A spot on one of our high caliber clinical teams: Regular team consultation gives you access to additional skills, support and assistance.
Competitive Compensation:
  • Starting salary range for Master's Degree is $40,000.00 to $45,000.00, depending on experience.
  • Starting salary range for Bachelor's degree with at least two years of related experience is $35,000.00 to $40,000.00, depending on experience.
  • 10% salary add-on for employees proficient in an approved second language
  • Paid mileage and paid travel time
  • $500 relocation allowance for individuals living outside the service area
Excellent Benefits:
  • Medical insurance (with staff paying only 6% of premiums)
  • Dental reimbursement plan
  • 20 paid vacation days per year
  • 11 holidays per year
  • 12 paid sick leave days per year
  • 401(k) retirement plan (typically 5% annual agency contribution)
How to Join Our Team

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling or a related field + two years of related experience; OR a Master's degree in social work, counseling or a related field.
  • Experience working with diverse populations. Experience working with Hispanic families is preferred. Bilingual (Spanish-English) is preferred.
  • Residence in Kittitas County, WA is required. A residence in Ellensburg, WA is preferred. This therapist position primarily serves families who live in Kittitas County, as well as some families in the surrounding counties.
  • Ability and interest in working a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
Need More Information?
Additional information about IFD and this position is on our website: www.institutefamily.org.

Application Procedure
To apply, email your cover letter and a copy of your resume. If you prefer to complete an application, you can download it from our website.

IFD participates in the e-Verify program and is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Summary
Provide Intensive Family Preservation Services using the HOMEBUILDERS® model, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Serve two to three families at a time whose children are at imminent risk of out-of-home placement, or who are in placement and cannot be reunified without intensive in-home services. Provide services primarily in client homes. Be available to respond to client crises when they occur. This is an exempt position, and reports to the Homebuilders® supervisor.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Structure services consistent with the Homebuilders® Standards:
  • Serve an average of 18-22 families per year.
  • Travel to client homes and other locations.
  • Meet with families 3-5 times a week, approximately 10 hours per week, over a 4-6 week period.
  • Maintain a flexible workweek, scheduling sessions at times that are convenient for families, and when problems are likely to occur, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Be available to client families 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Carry a cell phone or pager for 24/7 availability. Arrange coverage when unavailable.
  • Accept referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Complete client intake sessions within 24 hours of referral. Confirm client eligibility for service within 72 hours of intake.
  • Provide back-up and support for other therapists as needed.
Conduct clinical interventions consistent with the Homebuilders® Standards:
  • Assess safety, structure the environment and use clinical strategies designed to promote safety. Follow program guidelines and mandatory reporting statues when responding to safety concerns.
  • Conduct client-interactive, comprehensive, strength and behavior-focused assessments.
  • Collaborate with family members and referents in developing intervention goals and service plans directly related to the risk of out-of-home placement. Monitor progress, analyze barriers to goal achievement, and help families revise goals or plans as needed.
  • Utilize motivation enhancement strategies to increase client motivation to change.
  • Provide a range of clinical, concrete and advocacy services to family members that are consistent with the Homebuilders® model and tailored to each family’s values, learning styles, lifestyle, circumstances and culture.
  • Utilize research-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to facilitate behavior change.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to help families acquire, maintain and generalize skills.
  • Collaborate and advocate with formal and informal community resources and systems, while teaching family members to advocate for themselves.
  • Advocate for and provide concrete goods and services (including transportation) that are directly related to the family’s goals, while teaching family members to meet these needs on their own.
  • Assess goal attainment and plan for maintenance of progress with family.
Participate in quality enhancement components of the Homebuilders® model:
  • Follow guidelines regarding consulting with supervisor.
  • Prepare for and actively participate in weekly team consultation meetings.
  • Participate in all required therapist training.
  • Participate in quality enhancement activities with supervisor and Homebuilders® consultant (home visit observations, file reviews, model fidelity monitoring, consultation, etc.).
  • Review performance data to identify needed areas for improvement.
  • Work with supervisor to complete professional development plans and performance reviews.
  • Work with supervisor and Homebuilders® consultant to implement quality enhancement or quality improvement plans.
Administrative and Organizational Responsibilities:
  • Complete and submit all clinical and agency paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilize online data management system for all clinical documentation.
  • Comply with all contract requirements.
  • Submit all required personnel documents, as directed.
  • Represent the agency in community meetings and on interagency teams as directed.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, referring agency staff and other community professionals.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Graduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; OR undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field and at least two years experience working with children and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Access to a computer and Internet on a daily basis. Working at an IFD office is an option for staff who do not have access elsewhere.
  • Valid driver’s license, vehicle in good working condition, automobile liability insurance that meets minimum agency requirements, and current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Valid Washington State Department of Health counseling credential.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and must live in designated service area.
  • Must successfully pass a background check.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Ability to move across uneven terrain, remain sitting for long periods of time, ascend and descend stairs (with or without a reliable handrail), and navigate within cluttered, disorganized or unclean home environments.
  • Ability to use a computer to access the online client information system to enter required clinical documentation.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Requires working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Requires extensive travel to client homes and throughout the community.
  • Work is performed primarily in client homes, where conditions may include tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, mold and other allergens, and other conditions common to domestic environments.
This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities. The responsibilities of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in this job description, and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Institute for Family Development may assign or reassign responsibilities and duties of the jobholder at any time.