YMCA Seattle Career Site

YMCA of Greater Seattle CSEC Child & Family Therapist in Seattle, Washington


Job Summary

Provides comprehensive community & home-based stabilization, mental health, and clinical case management services to youth and young adults who are at risk of or are current victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Trafficking (CSEC).


  1. Maintains a caseload of assigned clients. Partners with clients to succeed in mental health, substance abuse, school, job, home, courts and community settings.

  2. Utilizes evidence based treatment modalities to provide individual and family stabilization services, including crisis prevention and safety planning, parenting skills training, behavior management, de-escalation training and brief counseling and case management.

  3. Develops and implements individual treatment plans in partnership with the youth and family that are sensitive to the youth's cultural, social, mental health and recovery needs.

  4. Responds to emergencies in a timely and effective manner during regular and on-call hours.

  5. Completes all required mental health and contractor paperwork in a timely fashion.

  6. Participates in quality assurance measures including regularly scheduled clinical audits.

  7. Provides consultation and training for caregivers, and assists families in articulating personal goals for recovery and determining the objectives the family needs to take in order to reach their recovery goals.

  8. Participates on the treatment team for all clients; attends clinical weekly supervision meetings. Develops and presents trainings to staff and caregivers.

  9. Participates in long range planning and assists in program management and policy decisions.

  10. Provides clinical and administrative support to case aides and clinical oversight and leadership to Behavior Specialists and Child & Family Therapy Interns in order to ensure consistent treatment planning and a collaborative therapeutic approach.

  11. Provides clinical and administrative support and positive parenting coaching to caregivers.

  12. Is familiar with and utilizes the recovery model is assisting consumers.

  13. Documents the family’s strengths, problem areas, recovery goals, objectives, interventions and progress using YMCA forms.

  14. Teaches families how to facilitate their own recovery, access support groups, utilize effective problem solving techniques, and identify natural and community supports that are conducive to recovery.

  15. Collaborates effectively with other professionals including attending Family Team Decision Meetings, Child and Family Team meetings, etc. in order to meet the goals of youth and families.

  16. Participates in staff recruitment activities through job fairs or other community outreach and the panel interview process in order to ensure a diverse and skilled staff team.

  17. Provides clinical supervision toward licensure, leads case consultation groups, and helps on-board and train newer staff to improve the consistency and efficacy of Accelerator YMCA therapeutic services.

  18. Maintains a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the mental health field through continuing education and reading relevant materials. May participate in leading best practice model development and training, and evidence-based practice implementation.

  19. Reports all critical incidents and adheres to YMCA program policies and procedures. Reports any suspected licensing violations to Foster Home Licensor.

  20. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Master's degree in social work, counseling or related field required; MHP status required.

  2. One or more years post-graduate experience in providing mental health services to youth and families preferred.

  3. Training and experience in individual, family, and group counseling.

  4. Knowledge of residential and milieu therapy.

  5. Ability to work in a team management approach.

  6. Registered counselor in Washington, and Mental Health Professional status.

  7. Ability to visit clients at home and school, and to transport clients in a safe and effective manner. (Proof of adequate vehicle insurance may be required.)

  8. Must be able to meet YMCA Authorized Driver Requirements.

We understand that people gain skills through a variety or professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .

#IND123 To apply please email Recruiting@SEATTLEYMCA.org

Osteopath, healer, foster famisocial unit

ID 2019-8011

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building

Category Family Services & Mental Health

Address 2100 24th Ave S