BILINGUAL MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST - Therapeutic Programs, Griffin Home
This position is eligible to receive a $3,000 signing bonus!
Friends of Youth will be requiring all employee, vendors/contractors, and volunteers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by October 18, 2021. The updated policy is intended to comply with all State, Federal, and local laws, and is based upon guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Governor Inslee’s amendment of Proclamation 20-05 and 20-14, requires vaccinations for Health Care providers. As we are all still in our Covid-19 journey with many lives affected, lost loved ones, those with long term symptoms, and the emerging cases from the Delta variant, this is the best decision for the youth and young adults we serve, as well as our staff. For more information and/or to request a medical or religious exemption, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF YOUTH
For over 70 years, Friends of Youth has been driven by a belief that all youth should have every opportunity to succeed, and partners with youth and families to provide the relationships, resources, and skills they need to attain personal growth and success. With 24 program sites serving 18 cities in the Puget Sound Region, Friends of Youth provides safe places and emotional support for youth facing circumstances including homelessness, foster care, and behavioral health challenges. By joining our team, you will make a difference in the lives of young people by supporting them in taking their next steps toward safety, stability, and belonging. We are always excited and happy to meet anyone who shares an interest in and passion for contributing to our mission. We hope that you will join us!
The Mental Health Therapist (MHT) is responsible for the mental health treatment of twelve unaccompanied adolescent boys on the Griffin Campus. This integral position provides direct services to each of the Griffin Campus programs (Colin-Ferguson, McEachern, and Matsen Houses) to ensure clinical mental health needs and medication referrals are met for the youth in care. The MHT also assists the Department of Child Services (DCS) Case Manager in managing transition services, ensuring services are provided with the fewest possible barriers, and seeing that legal representation is accessed for each youth. The MHT models a caring, healthy and secure treatment atmosphere for youth and demonstrates an interest in youth developing healthy coping skills.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 p.m. May be required to work on evenings and weekends. Work will be performed onsite/in-person in Renton, WA.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
$58,868 - $63,868 annually (DOE) + $3,000 Signing Bonus*. Friends of Youth offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Friends of Youth welcomes, honors, and celebrates our clients, colleagues and communities’ diverse identities, histories, knowledges, languages, and cultures. Our organizational values shape the way we work individually and collectively, as we prioritize young people’s belonging and achievement. We work to challenge, alter, and ultimately dismantle interconnected systems of structural and historic oppression. We collaborate with community stakeholders and partners to develop policy and decision-making frameworks that advance racial equity.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Friends of Youth is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to apply for this position or to perform the essential functions of this position. To request accommodation, please email HR@friendsofyouth.org.
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*The signing bonus is a one-time bonus that must be repaid if the employee leaves their position at Friends of Youth before six months.
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