Child and Family Therapist (Bilingual English-Spanish)

Job Type

Full Time


Maximum: $37,540



Start Date


Application Deadline



4555 Delridge Way SW
United States


Position Description:

The Child and Family Therapist is responsible for assessing the needs of clients and providing individual therapy; family therapy; support group, case management, advocacy, and referral services to youth and their families. 75% of the client group for this position will be enrolled in the Managed Care System

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a regular caseload of an average of 20-22 clients/families & meet with clients on a regular basis
  • Respond to new client referrals within 24 hours
  • Perform comprehensive intake assessments and complete required file documentation
  • Develop relevant, client-driven, strengths-based treatment plans within 30 days of intake
  • Utilize appropriate therapeutic modalities to treat issues of concern
  • Apply a strengths-based model as a method of delivering services
  • Provide effective age and culturally competent services
  • Provide documentation as required by applicable Washington Administrative Codes, contracts, and agency policies
  • Work with referral sources, collateral contacts, etc. to enhance services to the client
  • Maintain regular contact with collateral contacts to address emerging needs
  • Submit all required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner according to contractual and agency standards

Other Responsibilities:

  • Attend case consultation and supervision 
  • Attend Counseling Center team meetings and other meetings as required
  • 100% contract compliance
  • Promptly respond to phone calls and other inquiries from the community (schools, other agencies, healthcare providers, etc.) on behalf of the Counseling Center, including requests for counseling.
  • As part of a rotating team, be responsible for in-office coverage on Fridays from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Participate in community activities that enhance support for our clients and/or agency
  • Maintain current Washington State license as affiliated counselor, licensed associate, licensed counselor, etc.
  • Develop a plan for professional development in consultation with supervisor and attend appropriate trainings when possible 
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with clients, families, co-workers and community resources.


  • Hours: 36 hours per week (FT)
  • Salary: $20 per hour 
  • Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance; paid holiday, sick and vacation leave; Costco membership



Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or related field or working towards completion of degree in specified field
  • Washington State affiliated eligible or licensed status eligible
  • Bilingual in English & Spanish with the ability to maintain client records in English required
  • Prior experience working in Managed Care systems
  • Experience providing individual and family therapy. MHP status preferred.
  • Ability to understand and use the ten core principles from the national statement on recovery (hope, self-direction, individualized and person-centered, empowerment, holistic, non-linear, strengths-based, peer support, respect, and responsibility)
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and cultures
  • Ability to work as a team and independently
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent follow-up skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Willingness to work evenings
  • Must pass a Washington State Patrol Criminal Background Check
  • Valid WA State Driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Clear driving record with no more than two moving violations in the last three years

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.



  • Hours: 36 hours per week (FT)
  • Salary: $20 per hour 
  • Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance; paid holiday, sick and vacation leave; Costco membership

Level of Language Proficiency

English and Spanish

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please visit the SWYFS website, click Jobs and follow the link to our applications portal.