Employment

It’s a great time to become part of a dynamic, caring agency that addresses a major community public health epidemic: child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Kristi House is 25 years old and still growing to meet the needs of children in Miami-Dade County. At the Kristi House Child Advocacy Center, you’d be part of a team that is helping to heal and protect our community’s most vulnerable victims.

(3) Positions are currently open.

Please check back periodically. Send resume and cover note to jobs@kristihouse.org.

Kristi House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact our Director of Operations, Dawn Thompson, at 305-547-6834 or dthompson@kristihouse.org.

To advise us of your interest in possible employment opportunities at Kristi House, please send a cover letter and resume to: Director of Operations, Kristi House, 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, or email it to jobs@kristihouse.org.

In the employment, training, promoting, or provision of service to clients, Kristi House will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, country of national origin, language proficiency, or ability to pay. In addition, clients that are diagnosed with co-occurring disorders will not be excluded from service because of the diagnosis. Kristi House will provide reasonable accommodation to all employees and clients as specified by the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Department of Children and Families CFOP 60-10, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. All services including communication assistance and auxiliary aids, are provided free of charge to the client.

1. Project GOLD Youth Advocate

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the Project GOLD Director and Associate Director, the Youth Advocate position provides comprehensive services to girls 12 to 18 years old who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation. The Youth Advocate’s role is to gain rapport and establish a supportive relationship with each teen client in order to effectively engage her in the program and provide needed services.  Services provided by Youth Advocates include assessment, case planning, case facilitation and management, counseling, referrals, and outreach. The position coordinates with Florida DCF, Kristi House programs and local agencies to provide short and long-term care necessary to meet the wide range of needs related to commercially sexually exploited adolescents.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology preferred.  Degree or work experience in related field may be acceptable.
  • One (1) year experience working with emotionally disturbed or high-risk adolescents or related population preferred.
  • Multilingual (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole preferred).

RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide services for girls who have been involved in CSEC, including:

  • Provide crisis intervention, individual counseling, safety planning and advocacy.
  • Engage girls in Drop In Center programs involving enrichment, life skills development, educational support and vocation training.
  • Work with girls to develop each girl’s service plan and her personal goals plan that reflect attention to each girl’s strengths.
  • Link girls with appropriate services to meet their physical, academic, legal, medical, psychological and safety needs.
  • Accompanying victims to court and to school meetings.

 

Other duties include:

  • Prepare and present cases at multidisciplinary case staffing meetings and Administrative / clinical case reviews to determine goals for service planning.
  • Coordinate with professionals from the Department of Children & Families, Guardian ad Litem Program, Law Enforcement, State Attorney’s Office, court personnel, other social service/therapeutic agencies, public/private schools and others as needed, acting as liaison and advocate for the youth with other care/service providers and professionals involved in the child’s care.
  • Participate in quarterly peer review audits to implement and adhere to quality assurance standards.
  • Administer URICA assessment tools to inform service delivery, providing documentation and statistical information of all client services and events.
  • Take appropriate and proactive steps to locate and recover missing clients.

2. Education Specialist

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Kristi House is seeking a full-time Education Specialist to assist at-risk, female teens and young adults ages 15 to 22 in our Project GOLD program for trafficking survivors.

Project Gold, Bridges to the Future, is designed to help survivors of trafficking achieve self-determined sufficiency goals through access to education, training, and meaningful employment.

The Education Specialist will focus on secondary and post-secondary attainment activities by helping our participants set goals and achieve a variety of education milestones which may include earning high school diplomas and GEDs, as well as enrollment in vocational training programs, college, internships and part-time jobs.

In addition to working with participants, The Education Specialist will also reach out to corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other groups to develop partnerships and networks that lead to internships, apprenticeships, and job opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have experience:

  • Working with at-risk teens and young adults
  • Developing Individual Development Plans (IDPs) or educational plans
  • As an Admissions Counselor, Job Developer, Job Coach, Career Counselor, or Education Counselor
  • Proven track record of helping young people achieve secondary and post-secondary educational goals
  • Understanding of educational, vocational, training and related jobs/career options and resources in South Florida
  • Ability to call on businesses and community organizations to develop partnerships that lead to internship, apprenticeships, and job opportunities for participants in the program

Additional qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience working with at-risk teens and young adults
  • Must have transportation
  • Must be able to transport youth, as needed, related to their career and education goals
  • Strong familiarity with the South Florida business and education community preferred
  • Able to adapt communications style to suit a variety of audiences

3. Therapist

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This is a licensed, Master’s level, full-time, 40 hours per week position designed to provide therapeutic services to child sexual abuse victims, physical abuse victims, children who have experienced sex trafficking, and children who have witnessed exposure to domestic violence, along with their parents/caregivers.  The therapist is responsible for carrying a therapeutic caseload of Kristi House clients, including individual, group, and family therapy. The therapist may also provide supervision for registered interns as needed. The position reports to the Clinical Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited university in Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Licensed mental health professional with experience supervising non-licensed clinicians preferred
  • A minimum of 1 year Masters level experience working with traumatized children and adolescents or children with severe mental health issues
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide office, in-home or teletherapy for children and their caregivers who are overcoming sexual abuse.
  • Serve on call for critical incidents and ongoing consultation.
  • Maintain professional standards regarding client record keeping and confidentiality.
  • Monitor clients’ clinical progress during the course of treatment via clinical assessment tools.
  • Prepare treatment plans/treatment plan reviews/termination summaries and closing documents.
  • Supervise registered interns and student interns as needed
  • Maintain contact with KH case coordinators and other agencies co-located at the Center to ensure communication among agencies involved with the family.
  • Prepare for and attend weekly supervision to discuss client’s progress, therapists’ needs and administrative paperwork.
  • Assess clients/families for co-occurring disorders and make referrals as needed.
  • Attend bi-weekly group supervision and monthly psychiatric case review.
  • Lead a therapeutic group at KH such as Teen Group, Pathways, or Parents Group.
  • Perform and be available as back up for initial clinical intake assessments
  • Minimum travel for meetings or conferences.
  • Perform related work as required.
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