In-Home Family Therapist / Counselor / Social Worker North Puget Sound Area

Website Institute for Family Development


The Institute for Family Development (IFD) is recognized as a leader in providing family counseling services designed to keep children and youth safe, strengthen families, and reduce the need for placing youth into state-funded care. Founded in 1982, we are one of the largest providers of evidence-based services to youth and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Washington State.


We are looking for several full-time and part-time therapists to join our team. We have openings in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Whatcom counties. We are looking for applicants with excellent communication skills and a passion for making a difference in the community. Therapists provide home-based family services, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Specific programs may include Homebuilders®, PCIT, SafeCare, FPS, and CFI, as assigned. This position reports to the program supervisor.


Excellent Benefits:Health insurance
Dental reimbursement plan
20 paid vacation days per year
12 paid sick days per year
11 holidays per year
401(k) retirement plan (5% IFD matching contribution)
Agency issued cell phone
Excellent supervision, including supervision for licensure

Competitive Compensation Master’s degree: $43,260 – $48,668 annual salary, DOE
Bachelor’s degree: $39,240 – $43,069 annual salary, DOE
Paid mileage and travel time
10% salary add-on for approved bilingual skills
$1,000.00 hiring bonus allocated throughout first year of employment

Typical Working ConditionsRequires working flexible hours, including some evenings, weekends and holidays.
Work is performed primarily in client homes.
Requires extensive travel to client homes and throughout the community.
Involves exposure to tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, and other conditions common to domestic environments.
Frequent contact with staff and non-staff (e.g., client families, referring agencies, community professionals, community agencies / programs).


Minimum Requirements:A graduate degree in human services or related field and at least one year of experience working with families; OR an undergraduate degree in human services or related field and at least three years of experience working with families.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Valid driver’s license, a vehicle in good working condition, and automobile liability insurance that meets minimum agency requirements.
Satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check and driving record review.
Current Washington State counselor credential (license, associate, or agency affiliated counselor), and First Aid and CPR certifications required.
Applicant must be 21 years of age and live in the designated service area.

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IFD is an equal opportunity employer.


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