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Position Title

    Youth and Family Therapist


    The Counselor, 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


  A. Counseling Services 
        1. Part of a 60% direct service goal requiring an ongoing caseload
        2. Provide individual, couple, family and group counseling, intake and
        assessment, crisis intervention, drop-in, and follow up services. Services are
        provided in the office,at local schools, and/or by phone, or at other locations
        as assigned by Program Manager.

    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. 

    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 community referral sources.

    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 programs/services in efforts to provide a continuum of care.

    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 a Social Services field.
        2. Washington State Counselor Registration or Washington State Counselor
        Certification or eligible for and working towards attaining certification.
        3. Experience in counseling children, youth, and families.
        4. Experience in leading groups, trainings, and workshops.
        5. 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 treatment approaches for individual and family counseling,
        crisis intervention and brief therapy.
        2. Knowledge of group process.
        3. Ability to develop and monitor goal-directed treatment relationships.
        4. Ability to work in a community 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. Able to engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.
        10. Demonstrate a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring
        and celebrating diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.


     .5 FTE  (20 hours per week)


    $21.50 - 22.50 / hour

Reports to

    Counseling and Family Support Program Manager


    Redmond / Bothell

Application Deadline

    Open until filled


    Send cover letter and resume to Brooke Drennon at 

Job Posting Date

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