​The Institute for Family Development (IFD) is a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Federal Way with seven locations and approximately 150 employees statewide. 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.
We are looking for a full-time (100% FTE) therapist in King County with a passion for making a difference in the lives of families, to join our team providing home-based family services, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Specific programs may include Family Preservation Services (FPS), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), SafeCare, Promoting First Relationship (PFR), and Positive Parenting Program (Triple P). Applicants with experience in PCIT, Triple P, PFR and/or SafeCare strongly encouraged to apply. 


 Excellent Benefits include:
  • Health insurance
  • Dental reimbursement plan
  • Paid vacation leave  (20 days)
  • 11 holidays per year
  • Paid sick leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • IFD is a supportive work environment with excellent supervision and team support. Supervision towards licensure is available.
 Competitive Compensation
  • Master’s degree: DOE
  • Bachelor’s degree: DOE
 Training and CEU Opportunities
      First year training includes:
  • Initial Core Home-based Workshop (4 days)
  • Motivational Interviewing and Relapse Prevention (3 days)
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions and Teaching Skills to Families (3 days)

Typical Working Conditions

  • Requires 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 (social work, psychology, counseling) or related field and at least one year (pre or post MA) of experience working with children, youth or families; or an undergraduate degree in human services or related field and at least three years of experience working with families required.
  • Applicant must demonstrate an ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Applicant must have a 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, including no history of DUI violations, required.
  • 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.
 Closing Date and Start Date
Position open until filled.
Need More Information?
Additional information about IFD and this position is on our website: www.institutefamily.org.
Application Procedure
To apply, submit your cover letter and a copy of your resume. If you prefer to complete an application, you can download it from our website.
IFD participates in the e-Verify program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

This is a full time position

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