The Institute for Family Development (IFD) is recognized as a leader in providing family counseling 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 one of the largest providers of evidence-based services to youth and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Washington State.
We are looking for several full-time and part-time therapists to join our team. We have openings in Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties. We are looking for applicants with excellent communication skills and a passion for making a difference in the community. Therapists provide home-based family services, including crisis intervention, counseling, skill building, concrete services, and advocacy. Specific programs may include Homebuilders®, PCIT, SafeCare, FPS, and CFI, as assigned. This position reports to the program supervisor.

Excellent Benefits:
  • Health insurance
  • Dental reimbursement plan
  • 20 paid vacation days per year
  • 12 paid sick days per year
  • 11 holidays per year
  • 401(k) retirement plan (5% IFD matching contribution)
  • Agency issued cell phone
  • Excellent supervision, including supervision for licensure
Competitive Compensation
  • Master’s degree: $43,260 – $48,668 annual salary, DOE
  • Bachelor’s degree: $39,240 – $43,069 annual salary, DOE
  • Paid mileage and travel time
  • 10% salary add-on for approved bilingual skills
  • $1,000.00 hiring bonus allocated throughout first year of employment

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 or related field and at least one year of experience working with families; OR an undergraduate degree in human services or related field and at least three years of experience working with families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals, exercise discretion, maintain client confidentiality, and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • 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 and driving record review.
  • 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.

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IFD is an equal opportunity employer.


This is a full time position

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