Bilingual Mental Health Therapist - Foster Care

Friends of Youth

About the organization

For over 70 years, Friends of Youth has been driven by a belief that all youth should have every opportunity to succeed, and partners with youth and families to provide the relationships, resources, and skills they need to attain personal growth and success. With 24 program sites serving 18 cities in the Puget Sound Region, Friends of Youth provides safe places and emotional support for youth facing circumstances such as homelessness, foster care, and behavioral health challenges. By joining our team, you will make a difference in the community with youth taking their next steps toward safety, stability, and success.

Duties

The Mental Health Therapist provides mental health services to youth under the Division of Children’s Services (DCS) grant through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This position models a caring, healthy, and secure treatment approach for Foster Care staff and demonstrates an interest in youth developing coping skills. The Mental Health Therapist also consults with Case Managers and staff team members in understanding the mental health needs of the youth in their care and provides trainings for foster parents. This position requires a high level of collaboration with programs across DCS Residential Treatment Services and is supervised by the Clinical Program Manager of Foster Care.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology; marriage, family and child counseling, or related field.
Experience in the field of child welfare at the professional level.
Experience in leading groups, trainings, and workshops.
Experience in counseling youth, young adults and families.
Bilingual in Spanish and English.
21 years of age or older.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Licensed or working toward obtaining licensure in Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Social Work.

Salary

$55,276-60,276 annually, depending on experience and qualifications.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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