July 14, 2017

Community Job Posting: Child and Family Mental Health Counselor – Jewish Family Service


Category: Employment

Jewish Family Service is currently seeking a Child and Family Mental Health Counselor (Part-Time/18.75 hours/week) to join our team. This position will provide mental health counseling as part of a clinical team in a non-profit agency serving members of the Jewish community, as well as children and families impacted by poverty, trauma, and/or disability.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities Include:
– Provide mental health counseling to people from the Jewish community as well as children and families engaged in other departments at Jewish Family Service
– Deliver trauma-informed, person-centered psychotherapy to build skills around emotional regulation, stress reduction and stabilization; partner with children and families to determine and address individual therapy goals over a time-limited period
– Assist in facilitating intradepartmental groups, including children and families connected through general counseling, addictions counseling, and domestic violence advocacy
– Provide direction in the design and facilitation of short-term, thematic groups addressing various mental health needs and strategies
– Facilitate trainings/provide topic-expertise in educational events, both for internal trainings and community-based outreach events
– Participate in weekly consultation with other counselors, as well as individual program supervision with the program manager
– Attend monthly departmental meetings, liaise with domestic violence advocates on a case by case basis and with providers across Jewish Family Service who are engaged in client care

– Independent Masters-Level License in Mental Health Field:
– Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
– Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
– Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

– Past training/experience (or willingness to be trained) in trauma-informed, evidence-based psychotherapies
– Sensitivity and understanding of the challenges specifically affecting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as the impact on children witnessing domestic violence
– Cultural competency (or willingness to be trained) in working with Jewish clients and children/families of Holocaust survivors

Submit your resume and cover letter to resumes@jfsseattle.org.