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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 (Whitman County, WA)
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

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.
  • Although the frequency of crisis calls is low, 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. Initial training begins at the end of June 2017
  • Weekly team consultation at our Spokane office
  • 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:
  • Bachelor's degree: $35,000 to $40,000 DOE; and, Master's Degree: $40,000 to $45,000 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:
  • Undergraduate degree in social work, counseling or a related field plus two years of related experience, OR graduate degree in social work, counseling or a related field
  • Availability at the end of June 2017 to attend training.
  • 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 Whitman 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.

Assistant Site Secretary
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. We provide an array of evidence and research based services. Our HOMEBUILDERS® model of Intensive Family Preservation Services is internationally known.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING TO HIRE
We are looking for a part-time assistant site secretary for our clinical team. A strong candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain client and employee confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize, problem-solve and work independently
  • Proficient with word processing and database applications
  • Ability to type 60+ wpm
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 2 years experience in an administrative role
  • Knowledge of medical billing and/or Medicaid preferred
WHAT WE OFFER

Supportive Work Environment
  • Strengths-based 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
  • Flexible scheduling when possible
HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM

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

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

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


Position Summary
Provide clerical support to site / program staff.

This position is hired by and reports to the site supervisor.

Responsibilities
Execute job responsibilities consistent with the agency mission, vision and beliefs.

Provide clerical support to program / site supervisors and staff, including but not limited to:
  • Typing, editing, copying, faxing.
  • Mailing.
  • Establish and maintain client files.
  • Maintain and update clinical paperwork.
  • Ensure that current documents and forms are available for staff.
  • Maintain client paperwork logs and notebook.
  • Maintain a system for identifying incomplete or absent paperwork in client files, and for notifying therapists about paperwork needing to be completed or submitted.
  • Maintain a system for providing information to supervisors regarding incomplete or missing paperwork for each client file.
  • Maintain intake referral logs.
  • Complete administrative paperwork required for client files.
  • Collect and process social worker/referent surveys.
  • Conduct follow-up phone calls to gather client feedback, as necessary.
  • Provide administrative support for hiring procedures.
  • Be available to staff for “checking in,” consulting on non-clinical issues, and coordinating schedules for staff to consult with supervisor, as required by site guidelines.
  • Complete, create and revise clinical and agency documents.
  • Complete and process billing documents to DSHS, or other funding sources as required by program guidelines.
  • Respond to requests from federal/state offices and submit related billing reports (SSI, Attorney General, etc.)
  • Submit necessary information to data manager.
  • Generate and send notices to funding sources regarding late payments, as directed by accounts receivable.
Provide reception support to office, including but not limited to:
  • Assist in answering agency phones.
  • Greet and direct visitors.
Other duties as assigned

Requirements
  • Commitment to the vision, values and mission of the agency.
  • Maintain client confidentiality
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals.
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Ability to use office equipment, including copy machines, typewriters, fax, postage meters, etc.
  • Word processing skills.
  • Type 60 wpm.
  • Familiarity using Word, Excel, e-mail and internet.
Typical Physical Demands
  • Use of office equipment, such as computer terminals, calculators, fax, telephones and copiers.
  • Ability to distinguish letters and symbols.
  • Ability to perform a range of physical motions including but not limited to sitting for long periods of time.
Typical Working Conditions
  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment.
  • Frequent contact with staff and non-staff (e.g., referring agencies, client families, community professionals, vendors, calls from public).