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In-Home Therapist

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.
We are looking for a full-time (100% FTE) therapist serving the North Puget Sound area 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.

Excellent Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental reimbursement plan
  • Paid vacation leave
  • 11 holidays per year
  • Paid sick leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Agency issued cell phone
  • IFD is a supportive work environment with excellent supervision.

Competitive Compensation

  • Master’s degree: DOE
  • Bachelor’s degree: DOE
  • $1,000.00 hiring bonus allocated throughout first year of employment

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).

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.

Need More Information?
Additional information about IFD and this position is on our website:
IFD is an equal opportunity employer.

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Last Updated: 2/6/20