In-Home Family Therapist/Counselor/Social Worker Clark County, WA

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In-Home Family Therapist/Counselor/Social Worker Clark County


The Institute for Family Development (IFD) is recognized as a national leader in providing in-home 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 the largest provider of evidence-based services to children, youth and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Washington State.

The Institute for Family Development (IFD) currently has an opening for an experienced bachelor’s level or master’s level in-home family therapist serving in Clark, and Skamania Counties. The therapist must live in the county they serve, and report weekly to the Vancouver, WA office.


IFD provides in-home counseling and skill building for children and families at risk of foster care placement, or in foster or relative care placement. We offer a supportive team environment, excellent supervision, and comprehensive training. Therapists use a variety of skills such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies and Crisis Intervention to increase family safety. This position require flexible work hours, including evenings and weekends, and the ability to provide 24/7 crisis response.

The safety of our clients and employees is our top priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are temporarily providing many of our in-home services via telehealth. We have also implemented strict safety guidelines for in person sessions, including: health screens, mandatory face coverings for all participants, physical distancing requirements, and alternate meeting locations when meeting in the home environment is not safe.


Position: Therapist – Clark and Skamania Counties
This therapist provides in-home Family Preservation Services and may be trained to do “evidence-based programs” that may include Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Project SafeCare, Triple P, or Promoting First Relationships (PFR).

The FTE will be flexible based on referral need, and language capability. Caseload would range from about five (5) to twelve (12) families, which would be the equivalent of a full time caseload. Each family is seen about 1-2 hours per week.


Minimum qualifications:
• Masters of Social Work (MSW) or MA; Master’s degree preferred.
• Must have, or be able to acquire, an active counselor registration OR an active license;
• Must live in or be willing to relocate to Clark or Skamania County;
• Must be available for an initial full week training.
• Must be willing to carry agency required levels for your vehicle insurance.

A complete job description and information about our agency is available at: For more information or answers to questions, please call the Associate Director, Mary Fischer, LICSW at 360-701-5917.

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