The Youth and Family Therapist is an experienced mental health clinician who is responsible for providing clinical counseling services to youth and families. This position provides comprehensive clinical care and services including mental health assessments, short and long-term therapy, case management, and crisis intervention. Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, Youth and Family Therapists are collaborative members of the behavioral health team and are crucial in providing support to our communities.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Provide clinical services, including administering mental health assessments, individual and family counseling sessions, group sessions, crisis interventions, and clinical groups on a variety of topics; diagnose clients using the DSM-5.
- Perform case management, outreach and coordination of services with clients external systems.
- Maintain administrative functions, such as reviewing cases with supervisor, participating in staff case consultations, and maintaining case records.
- Gather information about community mental health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy.
- Master’s Level Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Social Services, or related field required.
- Active Washington State license in mental health field (LSWAIC, LICSW, LMHCA, LMHC, LMFTA, or LMFT) required.
- 1-2 years in working with children, youth, and/or families required.
- Experience in leading mental health focused groups, trainings, and/or workshops preferred.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$25.07-26.70 Per Hour depending on experience and qualifications. Friends of Youth offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
- Medical, dental and vision coverage; 24/7 access to telehealth
- 403(b) retirement plan and matching
- Long-term disability insurance and life insurance
- 15 vacation days per year with annual accrual interests, sick leave, 11 paid holidays, and two paid floating personal days per year
- Professional development opportunities are available 24/7 on our online learning platform
- All employees and their immediate family members can receive free counseling and mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program
Full-time or part-time work schedule is available, with work performed Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm. May be required to work evenings as job duties demand. Work is performed in-person/onsite with the occasional option to work remotely.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Engages with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner; demonstrates a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the mission and values of Friends of Youth.
- Knowledge of youth and young adult development, Trauma Informed Care and Harm Reduction principles, treatment approaches for individual/family/group counseling, crisis intervention, and brief therapy.
- Ability to maintain strong personal and professional boundaries, and maintain strict confidentiality.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently in an independent role.
- Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records, files, and reports.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Must satisfactorily pass criminal background check and satisfactorily pass tuberculosis (TB) test.
- Must successfully complete the following health certification requirements within 30 days of employment: CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens training.
- Must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of Youth and carry auto liability insurance that complies with the coverage requirements defined by the agency.
- Must have a reliable vehicle and a valid Washington State driver’s license.
Friends of Youth welcomes, honors, and celebrates our clients, colleagues and communities’ diverse identities, histories, knowledges, languages, and cultures. Our organizational values shape the way we work individually and collectively, as we prioritize young people’s belonging and achievement. We work to challenge, alter, and ultimately dismantle interconnected systems of structural and historic oppression. We collaborate with community stakeholders and partners to develop policy and decision-making frameworks that advance racial equity.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Friends of Youth is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with Disabilities to apply for this position or to perform the essential functions of this position. To request accommodation or assistance, please email HR@friendsofyouth.org.
For a copy of the full job description, please email HR@friendsofyouth.org.