Therapist – Child Welfare Counseling Services

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous


Children’s Home & Aid’s Child Welfare Counseling Services provide therapeutic intervention for children and parents involved in the child welfare system. These counseling services help improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families, support the academic achievement of children, and maximize the family’s overall well-being.

Children and families involved in Child Welfare Counseling Services are typically referred by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). As a Child Welfare Therapist, you will provide clients with an individualized assessment, and then work collaboratively with the family and outside service providers to develop a comprehensive and strengths-based treatment plan. Therapy services address trauma, attachment, daily functioning, domestic violence, anger management, parenting, placement stabilization, substance abuse, permanency, and court involvement. Therapists meet with clients at various office and community locations and work a flexible schedule that includes some evening hours.

Therapist responsibilities include:

  • Provide individualized assessment, diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment planning for children and families.
  • Provide therapeutic interventions to address the needs of each child and family.
  • Provide therapeutic support groups to address parenting and anger management
  • Monitor progress toward clients’ goals and objectives and make recommendations for on-going services when necessary.
  • Coordinate services with other agencies, systems, and community providers to meet the needs of clients.
  • Refer clients to other community resources, as needed.
  • Develop aftercare service/treatment plans with the client and ensure that any recommended services or providers are in place prior to client’s discharge.
  • Comply with Medicaid standards of practice and documentation.
  • Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work or related field.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Clinical licensure in candidate’s field (i.e. LCSW, LCPC) or ability to become licensed within two years of employment required.
  • Experience working with families with young children strongly preferred.
  • Additional specialized training (CPP, Domestic Violence, DBT, or PCIT) a plus.
  • A valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation required.
  • Why Children’s Home & Aid?

  • Supervision towards clinical licensure for LSW and LPC clinicians
  • Cutting edge, ever-growing clinical programming with a focus on the impact of trauma.
  • Recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as an All Children All Families Child Welfare Agency and as a leader in supporting and serving LGBT youth and families. (read more here: All Children All Families)
  • Compensation includes paid time off, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance and a 401(k) Employee savings plan. Children’s Home & Aid is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran.









    Masters or better in Social Work or related field.


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