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Institute for Family Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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.

HOMEBUILDERS In-Home Therapist (Snohomish County)
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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.

Family Therapist/Counselor/Social Worker (King County)
Details

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

  • 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, 11 holidays a year, and mileage compensation.
  • $500 signing bonus after 90 days of employment for full-time regular therapists
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 Requirements:
  • MSW, MA preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in a human services field
  • Two years of related experience
  • 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.
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® Therapist/Counselor/Social Worker (Pierce County)
Details

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.
  • 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, psychology, human services or related field preferred; OR undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field with at least two years' experience working with children and families.
  • 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.

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/Social Worker (King County)
Details

Who We Are
The Institute for Family Development (IFD) is recognized as a national leader in providing in-home 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 the largest provider of evidence-based services to children, 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 (100% FTE) therapist in King County with a passion for making a difference in the lives of families, to join our team providing home-based family services, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Specific programs may include Family Preservation Services (FPS), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), SafeCare, Promoting First Relationship (PFR), and Positive Parenting Program (Triple P). Applicants with experience in PCIT, Triple P, PFR and/or SafeCare strongly encouraged to apply.

WHAT WE OFFER

Excellent Benefits include:
  • Health insurance
  • Dental reimbursement plan
  • Paid vacation leave (20 days)
  • 11 holidays per year
  • Paid sick leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • IFD is a supportive work environment with excellent supervision and team support. Supervision towards licensure is available.
Competitive Compensation
  • Master's degree: DOE
  • Bachelor's degree: DOE
Training and CEU Opportunities
    First year training includes:
  • Initial Core Home-based Workshop (4 days)
  • Motivational Interviewing and Relapse Prevention (3 days)
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions and Teaching Skills to Families (3 days)
Typical Working Conditions
  • Requires working flexible hours, including some 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 (social work, psychology, counseling) or related field and at least one year (pre or post MA) of experience working with children, youth or 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: https://www.theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=fd151. 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 (EOE).


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.

Controller
Details

Who We Are
Institute for Family Development (IFD) is a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Federal Way with seven locations and approximately 150 employees statewide. Our current annual budget is approximately $10M.

Since 1982, we have provided intensive, in-home family services to keep children safe and reduce the need for placing children into state-funded care. Our agency's HOMEBUILDERS® program has received international recognition as an evidence based program. Research has consistently shown that empowering families and teaching parents new skills produces better outcomes and is less costly than removing children from their homes.

WHO WE ARE HIRING

IFD is seeking a qualified candidate to act as the agency Controller on a 60% FTE basis with a flexible schedule.

This position reports to the Executive Director and is an exempt, salaried position.

Responsibilities

Execute job responsibilities consistent with the agency mission and values, including but not limited to:
  • Participate in the agency management team
  • Staff the board of trustees operations and finance committee
  • Prepare and present materials for the board of trustees and attend board meetings
  • Oversee cash and investments
  • Manage accounting operations
  • Supervise and support accounting staff of three
  • Prepare internal and external financial reports
  • Prepare and submit federal and state tax filings
  • Manage relationship with outside auditors
  • Prepare and submit regulatory filings
  • Manage relationships with bankers and investment firms
  • Manage insurance coverage and broker relationships
  • Act as system administrator for Sage/Abila MIP modular accounting software
  • With the executive director, prepare administrative and building budgets
  • Coordinate the development of the agency annual budget
  • Assist the property manager in handling leases, tenants, and facilities
WHAT WE OFFER

Excellent Benefits:
  • Health insurance
  • Dental reimbursement plan
  • 12 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)
*Based on full-time hours

Competitive Compensation
  • Full time equivalent starting salary range from $72,000 to $82,000 DOE
Casual work environment

JOINING OUR TEAM

Requirements:
  • Commitment to the vision, values and mission of the agency
  • Experience in supervising an accounting department team
  • BA in a related field and five years related experience - CPA or post-graduate education a plus
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, internet, and modular accounting software
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with staff who do not have a background in accounting.
  • Experience with Sage/Abila MIP accounting software a plus
NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT IFD?

Additional information about IFD is on our website: www.institutefamily.org.

TO APPLY

Click on this link: https://www.theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=fd152

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