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 26 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.

Please check back periodically. Send resume and cover letter 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 Catherine Lyons, Human Resources Manager, at 305-547-6868 or clyons@kristihouse.org.

To advise us of your interest in possible employment opportunities at Kristi House, please send a cover letter and resume to: Catherine Lyons, Human Resources Manager, 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 Survivor Mentor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

PLEASE NOTE:

The Survivor Mentor candidate must be someone who is a survivor of sex trafficking/exploitation as a child or young adult.

Please do not apply if you do not meet this important criterion.

Kristi House’s Project GOLD (Girls Owning their Lives and Dreams), South Florida’s longest-running program dedicated to child sex trafficking, is seeking a full-time Survivor Mentor to join the team at the Drop In Center for adolescent girls. This is an exciting time to be involved in a program that is providing a full array of support to help young women overcome trafficking and abuse.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Survivor Mentor “Success Coach” will provide peer-support to girls in Project GOLD as a positive example of someone who has overcome exploitation and has restored or is in the process of restoring their life. The position will provide personal advocacy and emotional support, identifying victims’ needs and helping them with the identification of resources to assist those needs and restoring their lives. The position involves engaging the girls’ participation in services at the Drop In Center, and provides information, referrals, advocacy, and follow-up contact for services. The position also assists girls in criminal justice and other public proceedings arising from the trafficking. Upon completion of training, the position will also lead a survivor group at the Project GOLD Drop In Center.

QUALIFICATIONS

RELEVANT SKILLS & EXPERIENCES:

  • A personal interest in, and commitment to, working with adolescent girls.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team player
  • Positive attitude and belief in the hope of an individual’s recovery from commercial sexual exploitation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Lived experience in being a PAST VICTIM of commercial sexual exploitation as an adolescent or young adult. This may include exploitation through sex in exchange for goods or benefits, stripping, or pornography.
  • A significant length of time in recovery from sexual exploitation (out of the commercial sex industry).
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
  • A current driver’s license and access to a car.
  • Bilingual – English and Spanish or English and Haitian Creole preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide group and one-on-one support and mentoring to adolescent/teen girls who have been commercially sexually exploited. This support will include weekly, biweekly and or monthly meetings (depending on where a young woman is in her recovery).
  • Within the group/individual setting, initiate relationships to enhance opportunities for success, helping to expand mentees’ ranges of experiences through open communication and discussions.
  • Be available to encourage and support your mentee’s social, emotional, and cognitive growth.
  • Addressing client needs and providing resource coordination
  • Assisting clients in developing and reaching their goals
  • Assist in guiding mentee in developing problem-solving skills. If sensitive topics come up, seek advice from supervisor.
  • Provide written documentation of each contact with your assigned girl (group or individual) using Kristi House-designated reporting format and data collection forms.
  • Accompany Project GOLD girls to GRACE Court (and other court proceedings) to provide support as their advocate.
  • Work collaboratively with the staff at the Drop-In Center in developing appropriate support services, education outreach, safety, and goal development.
  • Work collaboratively with Kristi House staff on court, law enforcement, and prosecution issues.
  • Attend case reviews and trainings as needed.
  • When appropriate, involve family members in the mentee/mentor relationship.

2. Clinical Supervisor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The South Clinical Manager is responsible for supervision of clinical staff and other direct care staff as well as overseeing the daily operations of the Project GOLD program. This position operates primarily out of the South Drop-In Center location and reports directly to the Project GOLD Associate Director. The South Clinical Manager facilitates the development and training of Project GOLD staff as well as continuing education and outreach events to strengthen and promote community linkages in the Homestead and surrounding areas. The position involves direct care services and crisis intervention.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in a mental health related field such as Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology is required.
  • At least 1 year licensed in one of the above professions with a current active license in FL.
  • At least 1 year of supervisory experience in the fields of mental health or social services.
  • At least 2 years of prior experience working with youth between ages 11-21 required.
  • At least 1 year of experience working with mental health, trauma, substance abuse, high risk behaviors, missing or homeless youth, and/or dependency or juvenile justice court involvement.
  • Knowledge and experience in child welfare, trauma-informed care, and CSEC/human trafficking.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Drop-In Center Supervision

  • Provide supervision to ensure safety of members, adherence to program rules and policies, confidentiality, and appropriate delivery and documentation of direct care services.
  • Provide an on-site presence at the South Drop-In Center on a regular basis and assist in management and scheduling of program services, groups and program needs.
  • Work with staff to maintain thorough, accurate, and timely completion of clinical records.
  • The role includes providing professional development (i.e., coaching and training on technical and soft skills) of staff, volunteers, and community partners.
  • Supervises Project GOLD clinical staff as well as support staff.
  • Network and serve as a representative of Kristi House in the community to raise awareness of CSEC and Project GOLD as needed.

 

Direct Client Services

  • Coordinate services with external partners to provide a continuum of care for each member including MDT, Grace Court, and other collaborative staffings.
  • Crisis intervention including but not limited to Baker Act, abuse reporting, law enforcement, or other scenarios that require de-escalation or higher level of care needs.
  • Facilitate groups.
  • Complete clinical assessments as needed.
  • May carry a small list of care of members as needed for individual and/or family therapy.
  • Provide advocacy, information, and linkages with community partners or other service providers on behalf of youth who are victims or at risk of commercial sexual exploitation as needed.
  • Promote a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive atmosphere of dignity and respect in line within the philosophy of Kristi House and Project GOLD to all members and staff.

3. Project GOLD - Master's Level Therapist

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This Master’s level (licensed or unlicensed), full-time, therapy position is designed to provide comprehensive services to youth who are victims or at risk of sexual exploitation and their non-offending caregivers. Primary roles of this position include engagement of youth and families referred to Project GOLD, intake and assessment, diagnosis, treatment and service planning, individual and family therapy, and group services provided in a culturally competent, trauma-informed manner. This position is under the direct supervision of the Clinical Site Manager and Associate Director, reporting to the Project GOLD Director and Programs Director as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters Degree from an accredited university in Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • A minimum of 1 years Masters level experience working with at-risk or trauma exposed (sexual abuse and HT/CSEC preferred) youth and their families.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Present information and/or materials regarding programming and services available.
  • Establish rapport and supportive relationships to effectively engage youth and families.
  • Identify and address barriers which might deter them from or interfere with services.
  • Screen and complete intake/assessment of youth referred for Project GOLD services.
  • Provide office/in home/in school individual and family therapy (e.g. TF-CBT, etc.)
  • Conduct therapeutic, life skills, safety/prevention, psychoeducational, and other groups.
  • Prepare treatment plans/treatment plan reviews for individual and family therapy or groups, discharge summaries, and therapy summary or progress reports as needed.
  • Develop and maintain a strategy to engage PG parent/caregivers.
  • Document all client/collateral and face-to-face contacts via therapy progress notes.
  • On call for critical incidents and ongoing consultation when applicable to their cases.
  • Maintain professional standards regarding client record keeping and confidentiality.
  • Monitor clients’ clinical treatment progress via clinical assessment tools.
  • Maintain contact with other PG staff assigned to their cases as well as other agencies providing services or involved with PG members (e.g. DCF, Citrus, GRACE Court, SAO, and other community partners) to ensure communication among agencies.
  • Attend weekly supervision to discuss progress, needs, and administrative duties as well as monthly small and large group supervisions, and psychiatric case review
  • Assess clients/families for co-occurring disorders and make referrals as needed.
  • Travel for meetings or conferences as needed.
  • Perform related work as required.

4. Master's Level Therapist

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This is an unlicensed, 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 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.
  • A minimum of 1 year Masters level experience working with emotionally disturbed children and adolescents
  • 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.
  • 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.

5. Support Staff - Palmetto Bay

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Support Staff/Receptionist position is a full-time, non-exempt position that is responsible for greeting and interacting with child-victims and their families at the office and on the phone; engaging children in play while they await appointments; assisting with client forms and paperwork; supporting case coordinators and therapists by coordinating their schedules; and providing data support on client assessments and tracking.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma. Bilingual preferred. English/Spanish.
  • Experience with culturally diverse children and families preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Welcome all child-victims and family members of victims to the office, and inform staff that appointments have arrived.
  • Supervise child-victims and their siblings in reception area, engaging in play when waiting for appointments.
  • Assist parents of child-victims with necessary information whenever possible.
  • Answer telephone calls from victim-families, partner agencies, and the general public and forward them appropriately.
  • Collect and input child-victim assessment data, client records and satisfaction surveys in KH Database.
  • Manage “Hello Sign” secure documents processing and uploads
  • Make Pathways group confirmation calls.
  • Run Zoom meetings for Pathways as needed.
  • Collect daily/weekly schedules for child-victims’ and their caregivers’ appointments from Therapist and Case Coordinators, and Psychiatrist (when needed) confirming, resetting and cancelling as needed.
  • Type reports for courts and families as requested.
  • Generate monthly reports for funding reporting purposes.
  • Coordinate psychiatric appointments with clients and Central Support Staff and prepare psychiatric evaluation charts for the caseworker, clinician and the psychiatrist.
  • Perform related work as required.

6. Victim Services Data Support

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Victim Services Support Staff position is a full-time exempt position that assists all direct service staff, program supervisors, and the Chief Program Officer with tasks related to overall quality control of services to child-victims, from referral to case closure. This position reports to the Victim Services Data Management Specialist and the Chief Operating Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor degree or, in lieu of degree, five years of work experience in medical records management, healthcare or community-based setting, working to support diverse staff directly serving clients.
  • Proficient using computers for office work, operation of Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Well organized and professional in dealing with multiple service providers and families of victims.
  • Experience providing support to multiple staff members serving youth who have experienced trauma, and culturally diverse families preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in overseeing victim service staff’s work (Family Advocates, Project GOLD Youth Advocates) to ensure that they are completing documentation needed for effective client services. This includes case reviews, treatment plans, service plans, assessments of progress, etc. through monthly, quarterly, and annual review of statistical data in NewOrg reports on open and closed cases and any other tracking systems as needed.
  • Assist with incoming calls related to client service needs and training for parents, service providers, and children.
  • Assist in the development and distribution of the six-month follow-up survey to be sent to caregivers electronically. Compile results including the percentage of responders for management review on a quarterly basis.
  • Develop roster for Family Advocates’ Case Review.
  • Greet victims and their families when the receptionist is absent; perform related work as needed.

7. Prevention & Education Specialist

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This is a 40-hour-a-week staff position responsible for planning, scheduling, and presenting educational programs throughout the Miami-Dade community, particularly in underserved areas, as well as online when in-person programs are not possible. Creative approaches, the ability to present before all types of audiences as well as work independently are needed. In addition to presentations, the position assists with identifying victims of sexual abuse and exploitation and providing appropriate outreach for services follow-up for the children and their families.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Enjoys and has experience public speaking and teaching.
  2. Experience creating curricula, preferred.
  3. Ability to work independently, efficiently and with great time management skills.
  4. Experienced using PowerPoint, Word/Excel, Google Drive, ZOOM.
  5. Experience using QUALTRICS survey software is preferred.
  6. Experienced publishing on social media, Instagram IGTV or IG Live feed / stories and FB Feed, stories and Live.
  7. Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole) preferred.
  8. Bachelor’s degree program in psychology, education, social work or related field experience.
  9. Experience working with the school system is preferred.
  10. Experience working with culturally diverse children and families is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide presentations to community agencies, staff and personnel on areas relating to child sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, problematic sexual behavior in children and children and traumatic stress.
  • Provide school presentations relating to issues of internet safety and sexual violence, i.e., boundary safety, sexual harassment, teen dating violence, etc., for the purpose of increasing student awareness and knowledge, and for identifying victims or youth at risk for abuse and exploitation.
  • Create education and outreach messages using social media, including FB and Instagram.
  • Assist with assessments of all student referrals for services including, but not limited to crisis intervention, therapy, counseling, contacting law enforcement, follow-up contact with non-offending family members and emergency legal assistance.
  • Works independently, but under direct supervision of the Prevention & Education Team Leader or Program Supervisor, with weekly supervision/team meetings.
  • Researches child trauma topics with a look to become subject matter expert.
  • Provide comprehensive follow-up regarding referrals made to service providers to ensure that services have been accessed, assist with any problems that may arise regarding accessibility, such as arranging transportation.
  • Maintain records of presentations, evaluations and victim services in order to create monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Takes initiative towards outreach and relationship building by participating in community events, committee meetings and follow up with potential collaborators.
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