Youth & Family
Khalilah Imani Tyre
At Housing Families, we are working to achieve housing equity and wellbeing for all. We partner with communities, families, and individuals to ensure housing stability by offering tailored services including temporary and permanent housing, food assistance, counseling and therapy, legal services, and youth programs.
With Housing Families’ continued growth, we now offer services in Malden, Everett, Revere, Chelsea, and Medford, where, since our inception in 1986, we’ve strengthened housing security for over 2,400 families and individuals.
We are looking for those who share in this vision and for skilled, compassionate individuals who share in our agency values of Respect, Caring, Integrity, Growth, and Team Work:
- Respect – We treat people with dignity.
- Caring – We show compassion and act thoughtfully.
- Integrity – We adhere to high standards.
- Growth – We foster innovation and continuous development.
- Team Work – We collaborate and celebrate.
Role Purpose & Responsibilities
The GREAT Youth and Families Program is a multidisciplinary team that provides individualized clinical care to children, adolescents, adults, and families through education, prevention intervention, therapeutic treatment services, academic support, and advocacy. This position will work in conjunction with the program staff, graduate counseling interns, and other agency staff to create a welcoming environment that values clients as partners in their care and wellness.
- Work collaboratively with Clinical Director and other staff to provide crisis intervention and trauma-informed therapy to clients utilizing various treatment modalities, (i.e., individual, family, group, and expressive arts, play therapy).
- Perform initial assessment and evaluation of new clients and families. Identify treatment needs and appropriate interventions according to client needs.
- Coordinate referrals and provide consultation as needed.
Provide appropriate and on-going documentation including, but not limited to, progress notes and termination summaries in a timely manner.
- Collaborate with relevant collaterals such as case managers, referring agencies, schools, primary care physicians, and family members to ensure coordination of care in accordance with agency policy and applicable laws pertaining to client confidentiality.
- Attend in-service training and outside seminars to enhance and develop clinical skills.
- May provide training, workshops and consultations to teachers, parents and collateral staff.
- Participate in outreach to families for parenting groups and children’s programming.
- Work at multiple sites within the organization as needed.
Perform program specific duties and functions.
Qualifications / Requirements
- Must have experience working with children, and also be bilingual in Spanish and English. Applicants who have experience working with families from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This position is full-time.
- Must be able to pass a CORI/SORI background check.
- Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or closely related field and be license-eligible. LMHC, LCSW, LICSW, LMFT preferred.
- Minimum of 2 years post-graduate clinical experience.
- Experience facilitating individual, group, and or family therapy sessions.
- Ability to work in-person & provide telehealth (when needed).
- Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
- Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
- Must be fluent in English and Spanish, with the ability to read, write and speak in both languages.
We believe that in order to be successful in this position, it is crucial that the candidate is able to honestly assess his/her strengths and determine that they include:
- Clinical experience with children, teens, single adults, and families, including people in immediate crisis.
- Patience and a positive attitude.
- Growth mindset.
- Ability to build rapport and establish a strong therapeutic working relationship with clients.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to take independent initiative, while committing to collaboration.
- Ability to employ tact, diplomacy, and sound judgement in dealing with sensitive issues and challenging situations.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, and understanding of virtual platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet.
- Openness to learning and willingness to ask questions and receive feedback.
- Ability to stay calm in crisis and multitask effectively.
Punctual and reliable.
- Investment in non-violent conflict resolution, confronting racism, sexism, and other injustices, and helping children and families heal and grow.
Applications / Compensation
- Interested candidate must submit a resume and cover letter to Khalilah Imani Tyre at email@example.com.
- Compensation: $60K annual, plus competitive benefits.