HOMEBUILDERS® family therapist positions available in Snohomish and Whatcom County, Washington. Must live in, or near Snohomish or Whatcom County, Washington.

The Institute for Family Development's (IFD) internationally recognized Homebuilders program has openings for full-time therapists in Snohomish and Whatcom County, Washington. Homebuilders is one of the best known and most effective “intensive family preservation” programs in the country. IFD is one of the leaders, and the largest providers of home-based services for families in Washington State and across the country. 

As a Homebuilders therapist, you will work with only 2 families at a time, enabling you to provide intensive and responsive services to families with children/youth at imminent risk of out of home placement, or children being reunified. This is your opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of children, youth and families and work for an organization that is a leader in the child welfare field.

Social justice is a foundational value of our organization, and we are fully committed to creating an anti-racist, equitable and inclusive agency culture where all staff thrive. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruitment, support, and retention is how we will obtain the most diverse, highest quality workforce that shares, and helps us advance, our mission and values. We are interested in individuals who are representative of the diverse populations we serve and who want to “be the change” in their communities.

"A Social Justice approach to child welfare requires confronting racial and class bias, it requires concrete help for poor families, it requires humble tasks, and it requires stepping out of the role of noble healer and into the role of partner." Richard Wexler, executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform

A supportive team environment; excellent clinical supervision; licensure supervision for LISCW, MFT and LMHC; and comprehensive training (including Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention, CBT, Ethics). Depending on the program, the position may include 60 CEU hours of workshop training in the initial year.

This is a great opportunity to work for an organization that treats its employees with care and compassion; is committed to providing and expanding evidence-based services; and continues to be on the cutting edge of child welfare services.

Excellent Benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • 15 paid vacation days during the first year of employment, cumulative accrual with each year of service up to plan maximum
  • 10 paid sick days per year
  • 2 paid personal holidays per year
  • 11 paid agency holidays per year
  • 401(k) retirement plan, with a 5% annual employer contribution
  • Agency issued cell phone
  • IFD qualifies for PSLF, TEPSLF and Perkins Loan Forgiveness programs

Competitive Compensation
  • Masters degree: $55,978 - $60,456 annual salary, DEO
  • Bachelor's degree: $50,890 - $54,961 annual salary, DEO
  • Paid mileage and travel time
  • Bilingual salary add-on (5% increase, add-on based on language(s) spoken and service area needs)
  • Sign on bonus
  • This is a non-exempt position qualifiable for overtime compensation.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Graduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field; OR undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, human services or related field and at least two years’ experience working with children and/or families.
  • 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.
  • At least 21 years of age and live in the designated service area.

Need More Information?
Additional information about IFD and this position is on our website: www.institutefamily.org.

IFD participates in the e-Verify program and is an equal opportunity employer.


This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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