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 27 years old and still growing to meet the needs of children in Miami-Dade County. As Miami-Dade County’s Children’s 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 Angela Mejia, Human Resources Manager, at 786-743-0879 or AMejia@kristihouse.org.

To advise us of your interest in possible employment opportunities at Kristi House, please send a cover letter and resume 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 Transportation Coordinator

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week position designed to provide transportation services to youth who are victims or at risk of sexual exploitation, their caregivers, and staff. An employee in this position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of transportation for clients with the assistance of the Youth Advocates and Project GOLD support staff. Work is performed under the supervision of the Project GOLD Director and Associate Director.  Performance is monitored through periodic and annual job evaluation processes.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Safe driving record
  • Completion of CDL/Class B with “P” endorsement drivers license course
  • Trauma-informed training and experience transporting at-risk youth and families or related population preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The person in this position is required to work a 40-hour week using “flex” time when needed to facilitate early and late pickups.  When there are no scheduled pickups, the driver is expected to be on site at Project GOLD from approximately 12 noon to 8 p.m. to perform work-related tasks as required.

  • With a solid understanding of trauma-informed care, provide transportation for program members daily between their neighborhoods and the Drop In Center, coordinating with Project GOLD personnel, girls participating in the program and professionals from other agencies. Utilize the lengthy drive times to provide positive feedback to members, role modeling and encouragement. 
  • Observe and report information regarding clients to the appropriate staff, maintain log of participation.
  • Accompany client to/from vehicle to/from home, school or office as needed ensuring girls feel safe before leaving them.
  • Calculate times/distances and navigate geographical areas of Miami-Dade County as needed to ensure punctual arrival to appointments.
  • Ensure passengers follow safety rules of the vehicle–wearing seat belt, remaining seated during trip, sitting in appropriate location, behaving appropriately.
  • Transport and accompany staff as needed on home visits to meet with their clients.
  • Monitor, schedule, and record maintenance of the vehicle as it requires, including regular cleaning (inside/outside), oil changes, etc. using vehicle maintenance chart.
  • Use vehicle only for agency purposes: to/from Driver’s home point of origin to client’s home, school and/or the office. The van is to be secured at Driver’s home when not in use for agency purposes. Weekend personal use of the vehicle is prohibited.
  • The position must implement and comply with emergency evacuation procedures–attend trainings as required.
  • Participate in agency-wide events, staff meetings, community outreach, public presentations as needed.
  • Perform related work and provide Project GOLD members assistance as required.

2. Mental Health Therapist - Part Time/Full Time

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This is a part-time position for a licensed mental health professional, designed to provide therapeutic services to child sexual abuse victims, physical abuse victims, children who have experienced sex trafficking, and other traumas along with their parents/caregivers.  The therapist is responsible for carrying a therapeutic caseload of Kristi House clients.  The position reports to the Clinical Supervisor or the Assistant Clinical Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed and have a master’s degree or higher from an accredited university in Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Training in evidence-based trauma therapy preferred
  • A minimum of 1-year master’s level experience working with children who have experienced trauma or serious mental health issues.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide evidence-based trauma therapy to children and families in a variety of settings, including in-office, in-home, community based, and telehealth.
  • Document all client/collateral and face-to-face contacts via therapy progress notes.
  • 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.
  • Assess clients/families for co-occurring disorders and make referrals as needed
  • Provide intake and evaluation to clients referred for therapeutic services, as needed
  • Perform related work as required

3. Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides administrative support on day-to-day activities, vital projects and acts as a representative of the CEO by maximizing the impact of the CEO to key constituencies and stakeholders. This includes partnering with business leaders on project development and executive timeline arrangements. Preparing materials and content for meetings, conferences, industry events, and for internal groups such as the Board of Directors. Provide support for the Senior Leadership Team on an as-needed basis. The Executive Assistant will also organize and coordinate executive outreach and external relations efforts. Ensure the CEO is getting adequate, uniform, and succinct information/briefing materials for important meetings. Managing and/or participating on multiple projects, including media, event planning, and travel logistics. The position directly reports to the CEO.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with a business background or related discipline and a passion for supporting Executive level office and personnel.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with Executive level professionals.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in a social service setting preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills required: Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Google Workspace, conferencing/online platforms and shared drives.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent grammar, writing skills and strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proactive problem solver and ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to use discretion towards a range of sensitive or potentially confidential information.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff (from direct-service staff to Executive staff, community partners and vendors).
  • Works well under pressure with a variety of deadlines.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists the CEO with daily executive administrative duties and completes a broad variety of tasks inclusive of managing an active calendar of appointments and arranging virtual and in-person meetings, completing expense reports, composing and preparing correspondence, gathering and preparing presentations, arranging complex and detailed activities, conference registrations, travel arrangements, itineraries, agendas and relevant documents.
  • Places, receives and directs telephone calls for the CEO.
  • Creates and designs correspondence, tables, charts, graphs, and presentations.
  • Serves as the CEO’s executive liaison to the Board of Directors; manages Board reporting and activities which include Board meetings and internal/external events.
  • Represents the CEO at internal meetings and provides support with agenda planning and preparation for executive committee meetings.
  • Maintains confidential files and contact information related to; coordination of internal and external meetings, conferences, and committees, on and off site to support the CEO’s agenda.
  • Keep track and organize requests for approval
  • Work with the CEO on special projects and initiatives as needed.
  • Support other leadership team members as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned/required.

4. Project GOLD Programs Coordinator

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Kristi House Project GOLD Programs Coordinator is responsible for managing the Project GOLD groups, enrichment, and internship program as well as coordination of screening tools and assessments. The position also supervises the Project GOLD Transportation Coordinators. The Programs Coordinator will be supervised by the Project GOLD Programs Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a social work, mental health, criminal justice, or social service-related field.
  • Experience working with teenagers and experience with group programming and curriculum preferred.
  • Management or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong organizational, communication and multi-tasking skills are necessary

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide supervision to Transportation Coordinators to ensure adherence to Kristi House and program rules and policies, confidentiality, and appropriate delivery and documentation of direct services and daily operations of the Drop In Center.
  • Create and manage the weekly schedule of group programming and supervise the implementation of prevention, employment, and clinical group curriculums when appropriate based on members’ ages and needs.
  • Network with community organizations to develop partnerships in order to build a sustainable and diverse internship program and group program.
  • Collaborating with the Bridges to the Future Supervisor to coordinate internship opportunities for members.
  • Supervise, manage and schedule all enrichment programs including winter, spring, and summer field trips, holiday and graduation celebrations, and any needed extra-curricular activities.
  • Assist Programs Manager with oversight of screening tools and assessments for members at Project GOLD are being completed in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Collaborate with Project GOLD research team regarding data collection pertaining to assessments, screening tools, and surveys, as otherwise 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.
  • Facilitate group at the Drop In Center as needed.
  • Coordinate ongoing member surveys as needed.
  • Assist with transportation of members when needed.
  • Monitor member group and internship program engagement and provide follow up and feedback as needed.
  • Create weekly flyers/bulletins for program scheduling and updates
  • Network and serve as a representative of Kristi House in the community to raise awareness of Project GOLD services at the Drop-In Center and strengthen client referral networks and alliances with other providers who can best serve our clients as needed.
  • Attend trainings as needed.

5. Clinical Assessment Therapist

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This is a Master’s level, full-time, 40 hours per week position. This position is designed to provide biopsychosocial, trauma-focused assessments to child trauma victims. The assessment therapist is responsible for the initial intake assessment of all cases referred to Kristi House, to identify service needs in a culturally competent/informed manner.

Work is performed under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor or the Assistant Clinical

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s level mental health therapist.
  • A minimum of 1-year Master’s level experience working with emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.
  • Bilingual Spanish or Creole.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide intake assessment and evaluation to all clients referred for KH services.
  • Conduct clinical interviews and a battery of standardized assessment measures to capture a variety of clinical domains specific to trauma to help determine children’s needs.
  • Identify potential external referral sources for specialized services and make referrals as needed.
  • Assist with engaging families into KH services at time of referral or Forensic Interview on an as needed basis.
  • Maintain professional standards regarding client record keeping and confidentiality
  • Maintain a small therapy case load as needed.

6. 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. This is a hybrid position which requires travel throughout Miami-Dade County.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enthusiastic presenter. Enjoys public speaking and teaching.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole) preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and with great time management skills.
  • Experienced using Powerpoint, Word/Excel, Google Drive, ZOOM
  • Experienced publishing on social media, Instagram IGTV or IG Live feed / stories and FB Feed, stories and Live preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree program in psychology, education, social work or related field experience.
  • Experience working with school system preferred.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse children and families preferred.
  • Shows initiative and is flexible.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a full calendar in order to 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 Director of Prevention Education or Team Lead, 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.
  • Organize survey results data and submit to the supervisor on a monthly basis.

7. Project GOLD Mentor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Mentor 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 her life. The position will provide personal advocacy and emotional support, identifying victims’ needs and helping them with identification of resources to assist with restoring their lives. The position provides information, referrals, advocacy and follow-up contact for services. The position also provides facilitation of participation in criminal justice and other public proceedings arising from the crime, spending one to two days per week in the human trafficking “G.R.A.C.E. Court” where the position provides advocacy on behalf of victims. She will also lead a survivor group at the Project GOLD Drop-In Center and encourage girls’ participation in programs.  The Mentor is directly supervised by the Project GOLD Program Manager/Mentor Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Personal history as a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation as an adolescent or young adult. This may include exploitation through prostitution, 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, insurance and access to a car.
  • Bilingual – English and Spanish preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accompany Project GOLD girls to GRACE Court and provide support to GRACE court victims who may not have an advocate, working collaboratively with Kristi House staff on court, law enforcement, and prosecution issues.
  • 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, engage with members 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, provide guidance to mentee in developing problem-solving skills. If sensitive topics come up, seek advice from program staff.
  • Provide written documentation of each contact with your assigned member (group or individual) using Kristi House-designated reporting format and data collection forms.
  • Work collaboratively with the staff at the Drop-In Center in developing appropriate support services, education outreach, safety, and goal development.
  • Attend case reviews and participate in trainings as needed.
  • When appropriate involve family members in the mentee/mentor relationship.
  • Assist with transportation of program members.

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 recovery from commercial sexual exploitation for adolescent girls.

8. Family Advocate

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This is a Bachelor’s degree level, full-time, 40-hour-per-week position designed to provide case coordination services to child trauma victims and their families based in the community. An employee in this position is responsible for performing all case coordination functions to ensure that the children’s and family’s needs are met. Services provided to clients are monitored through supervision, clinical case reviews, and quality assurance meetings. Staff job performance is evaluated during supervision, at the 90 days probationary evaluation period and during annual reviews. Family Advocates are expected to attend training conferences, continuing education seminars, and any community outreach events to strengthen practice and promote the Kristi House Children’s Advocacy Center and its mission.

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 child victims of trauma or related population preferred.

Preferred Bilingual: English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review clinical assessments of all assigned cases, to ensure knowledge of family and identified service needs before formally meeting child victim and family.
  • Conduct home visits to meet families within their community environment to assess risk and safety planning for child and family members’ needs.
  • In coordination with the family, develop service plans that reflect attention to the families’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and link clients with appropriate services to meet their physical, academic, legal, medical and psychological needs.
  • Provide education on victims right and crime victims compensation
  • Accompany families through process of various court systems, including Criminal Court, Dependency Court, and/or Family Court
  • Assist families in obtaining housing, Medicaid, food, transportation, and public assistance.
  • Assist with protective orders and domestic violence intervention
  • Referrals to trauma focused, evidence-supported mental health and medical treatment and monitor clinical progress.
  • 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 for coordination of care and advocacy.
  • Identify, complete and follow-up on necessary referrals for care and services.
  • Participate in case review and adhere to quality assurance standards.
  • Perform record keeping, entering all notes in database, collect data for program evaluation.
  • Participate in KH Parent class as facilitator or Co-Facilitator when needed.
  • Perform related work as required.
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