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Position Title

    Youth and Family Therapist


    Therapist will provide services to youth and their families at Passage Point, a
    YWCA housing program that reunifies parents and children following incarceration,
    with the goal of transitioning them to independent housing. The Therapist, using
    short- and long-term individual and family therapy, group counseling,
    educational classes and case management services, provides prevention
    and intervention services to children, youth, families, and communities.
    Therapist should be able to provide crisis intervention, maintain strong boundaries,
    and have knowledge of childhood/adult trauma and domestic violence.


    A. Counseling Services    
        1. Part of a 60% direct service goal requiring an ongoing caseload of 30-32
        clients (1.0 FTE).
        2. Provide trauma informed individual, family and group counseling, intake
        and assessment, crisis intervention, drop-in, and follow up services.
        3. All services are provided within the Passage Point community.

    B. Community Education
        1. Part of a 60% direct service goal.
        2. Provide education and prevention services, i.e., parenting classes, skill
        building classes, and community and school trainings and presentations.
        3. Collaborate with Passage Point in training staff and residents in Adverse
        Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

    C. Outreach
        1. Part of a 60% direct service goal.
        2. Provide ongoing outreach to children, youth, parents, schools and
        communities to ensure awareness of community needs and service availability.
        3. Develop and maintain positive relations with Passage Point and other
        community referral sources.
        4. Attend Passage Point community events to connect with residents and
        increase access to care.

    D. Case management
        1. Part of a 60% direct service goal.
        2. Provide case consultation, linkage to and coordination of services with
        collateral contacts and advocacy for assigned clients.
        3. Utilize agency and Passage Point programs/services in efforts to provide a
        continuum of care.
        4. Attend regularly scheduled meetings and collaborate with Passage Point staff.

    E. Documentation and Evaluation
        1. Provide necessary agency and program statistical information and
        information necessary for program/services evaluation.
        2. Maintain case records in an accurate and timely manner per all WAC, COA,
        PHP and King County requirements.
        3. Meet with supervisor on a regular basis and attend required meetings,
        consultations and trainings.

Required Skills and Qualifications

    A. Education and Experience
        1. Master's Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage and
        Family Therapy.
        2. Associate or fully Licensed or eligible for Washington State Licensure as a
        LMHC, LMFT, LASW or LICSW.
        3. Certification in the field of Medical Family Therapy or as a Chemical
        Dependency Professional (CDP or CDPT) preferred.
        4. Experience in counseling children, youth, and families.
        5. Experience in leading groups, trainings, and workshops.
        6. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth
        vehicles on Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as
        defined by Friends of Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their
        own vehicle(s) on Friends of Youth business must carry auto liability insurance
        that complies with the requirements of Friends of Youth.

    B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
        1. Knowledge of trauma-informed interventions and strength based, solution
        focused models of treatment.
        2. Knowledge of group process.
        3. Ability to develop and monitor goal-directed treatment relationships.
        4. Ability to work in a residential setting.
        5. Ability to develop community resources and market services.
        6. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
        7. Ability to read, write and speak in English.
        8. Knowledge of relevant WAC and COA standards and participation in the
        Performance Quality Improvement process.
        9. Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences.


    Full Time


    $45,000 - 47,000 / annually DOE

Reports to

    Mental Health Program Manager


    Passage Point, Maple Valley

Application Deadline

   Open until filled


    Send cover letter and resume to Brooke Drennon at

Job Posting Date

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