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Job ID 2923

Outreach Child and Family Therapist Bilingual Required

Location: Women In Distress’ Family Center and Satellite locations
Reports To:Family Therapy Supervisor
Bilingual Required

Position Summary

The Child and Family Therapist will provide ongoing therapeutic services to children and their families at the Moran Family Center and Satellite locations as needed. Therapist will work closely with the Family Therapy Supervisor and Family Advocates to create efficient and engaging programs for children and their families. The therapist will ensure that all services provided are empowerment-based and are consistent with Department of Children and Families (DCF) standards.


M-TH 12:00pm-9:00pm, with 2 morning shifts (9:00am-6:00pm) F 9:00am-6:00pm, hours may vary depending on department/agency needs. All employees of Women In Distress are considered “essential” and as such may be required to be available to remain onsite and/or required to assist during emergencies and other critical times.


  • Licensed preferred or Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy (or the equivalent) from an accredited university or college in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, or related human service with a minimum of 1 year of experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with children with serious emotional disturbances, trauma, abuse, and/or neglect issues.
  • Experience in play therapy, infant mental health, Brazelton’s Touchpoints Model, Child Parent Psychotherapy or other similar child/family therapy model preferred.
  • Clinical experience providing therapeutic services to infants/toddlers and their caregivers/legal guardians. Background in early childhood development or basic understanding of appropriate parent-infant dynamics.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license. Safe driving record. Proof of Automobile Liability Insurance

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides support and crisis intervention to children age 0-17 and their non-offending caregiver/legal guardian.
  • Facilitates individual, group, and family therapy sessions using play therapy techniques and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Completes bio-psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, safety plans, and goal reviews as required.
  • Uses psycho-education with parents/legal guardians to build healthy attachments with their children and increase knowledge of developmental stages/needs of infants/toddlers.
  • Serves as an agency representative to community organizations whose primary effects target toward meeting children’s needs.
  • Works closely with the non-offending parent/legal guardian and other advocates to identify the appropriate community services for children including educational, social services, legal, medical and other needs.
  • In conjunction with the Family Therapy Supervisor, works to create programs and an environment of best practices for working with children ages 0-5 who have been affected by domestic violence.
  • Reports child abuse as required and notifies supervisor.
  • The Child and Family Therapist will ensure that all services provided are empowerment-based and are consistent with Department of Children and Families (DCF) standards.
  • The employee holding this position must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. This job description is intended to describe the nature and level of work performed in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required and management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

Additional Notes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including interpersonal communication.
  • Passionate and engaging.
  • Proactive, energetic, self-motivated, solution-oriented team player.
  • Outstanding organization and time-management skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Employee will be required to take the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Core Competency training and obtain a passing grade of 75% or higher.
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Women In Distress does not discriminate by reason of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military reserve status, immigration status, or language spoken. All room assignments, activities, programs, etc. are provided in a non-discriminatory manner. Applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations are encouraged to contact Human Resources five days prior to scheduled interview, so that reasonable accommodations may be coordinated.

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