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.

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 Chief of Operations, Eve Mart, at 305-547-6834 or emart@kristihouse.org.

To advise us of your interest in possible employment opportunities at Kristi House, please send a cover letter and resume to: Eve Mart, Chief 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 South Clinical Site Manager

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Kristi House Project GOLD South Clinical Site Manager is responsible for carrying out the daily operations of the South Drop In Center. The position supports the Directors in the supervision and training of direct care staff.  The Project Gold Clinical Site Manager is supervised by the Project GOLD Directors. This position will participate in continuing education seminars, trainings and community outreach events to strengthen and promote community linkages for Project GOLD in the Homestead and surrounding areas.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree required in social work or related field of study.
  • Must be a Licensed Mental Health Professional for a minimum of one year.
  • At least 2-3 years of prior experience working with youth required.
  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience in the fields of mental health or social services.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of runaway, homeless, and sexually exploited youth.
  • Knowledge of the dependency system.
  • At least 1 year of experience working with mental health related issues, complex trauma, substance abuse, court-involved youth.
  • TF- CBT certification required.

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 Support Staff, Family Engagement Specialist and Project GOLD therapist.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Coordinate services with external partners to provide a continuum of care for each member including MDT, Grace Court, and other collaborative staffings.
  • Complete clinical assessments and individual, family, or group interventions as needed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May carry a small list of care of members as needed for individual and/or family therapy (i.e. TF-CBT, etc)

2. Project GOLD Therapist

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This is a Master’s level (licensed or unlicensed), full-time, 40 hours per week position designed to provide individual, family, and group services to youth who are victims or at risk of sexual exploitation and high their non-offending caregivers.  The therapist is responsible for carrying a therapeutic caseload for Kristi House Project GOLD clients. The position reports to the Associate Director of Project GOLD, the PG Director, and the Programs Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters Degree from an accredited university in Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Licensure preferred.
  • 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

  • Screen and complete intake/assessment of youth referred for Project GOLD services.
  • Provide office/in home/in school individual and/or family therapy (i.e. TF-CBT, etc.) as appropriate to clients seen at Project GOLD.
  • Lead/co-facilitate therapeutic, life skills, activities of daily living, safety/prevention, psychoeducational, or 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.
  • 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 monthly group supervision and psychiatric case review.
  • Travel for meetings or conferences as needed.
  • Perform related work as required.

3. Project GOLD Academic Tutor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Academic tutor at Project GOLD needed for high school and early college age students who are at-risk or verified victims of human trafficking. Clients are working on their GEDs, remedial courses, standard high school curriculum and first-year college level classes.  The hours are after school between 3:00 and 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Some flexibility to work between 10 to 20 hours weekly. Sessions are conducted both in-person at Project GOLD and virtually.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree from a Community College or experience in working in nonprofit organizations, or a combination of training and experience.  
  • Professionalism and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with staff and clients from diverse cultures and ethnicities
  • Ability to interact well with at-risk girls and victims of trauma
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Ability to manage workload, adjust to changing priorities and opportunities
  • Experience interfacing with children and members of the community and working in a culturally diverse environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct one to one and group tutoring sessions
  • Assist students with homework, projects, test preparation, papers, research, and other academic tasks
  • Assist students with improving time management skills
  • Provide students positive and constructive feedback
  • Assist in behavior management of students/members
  • Offer feedback on progress to students and supervisors, where appropriate
  • Patience and compassion for students as they develop and improve their academic performance
  • Document each tutoring session in company database in a timely manner
  • Coordinate with Career Coach and Education Specialist regarding scheduling needs
  • Follow Project GOLD policies and procedures to ensure member safety and well-being
  • Ensure workspace is properly cleaned after each tutoring session (wipe down all computers, lock up computers properly, and disinfect work area)

4. Project GOLD Support Staff - Homestead

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Project GOLD Support Staff position serves as site and office manager for the soon-to-be-opened Project GOLD Drop In Center located in deep south Miami-Dade. This position works closely with the Youth Advocates and Members of Project GOLD, responsible for supporting a wide array of activities and programs taking place daily at the center. The position is responsible supporting the Youth Advocates and assisting with member needs. The position also works closely with Project GOLD Drivers and Directors, as well as community partners who provide programming for the girls. She acts as liaison to the main Drop In Center location.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree from a Community College or experience in working in nonprofit organizations, or a combination of training and experience.
  • Professionalism and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with staff and clients from diverse cultures and ethnicities
  • Ability to interact well with at-risk girls and victims of trauma
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Ability to manage workload, adjust to changing priorities and opportunities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Members and Emerging Members of the Center, helping them to access needed personnel or services.
  • Answer and provide information and assistance to callers and visitors that vary from crisis needs, law enforcement issues, to support needs.
  • Log referrals into the electronic intake logbook and maintain Member participation logs, tracking, and incentives.
  • Assist directors with reporting and related activities necessary to meet federal and State funding requirements of the grants supporting Project GOLD.
  • Shop, plan and lead the staff in the preparation of the evening meal.
  • Assist in coordinating Case Review meetings and maintaining client file organization.
  • Conduct initial screenings over the phone for new referrals to determine eligibility for Project GOLD.
  • Serve as liaison between contracted vendors for the Drop In Center and the financial offices of Kristi House, facilitating onsite repairs, installations, and server resets.
  • Maintain inventory and order, receive, and distribute supplies.
  • Assist with special projects as required.
  • Complete monthly financial reports and assist in completion of other monthly reports.
  • Create the group calendar for Members to participate in throughout the week and assist in coordinating various celebrations for significant milestones and birthdays.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Education & Outreach Specialist - Haitian Community

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 specialized position requires someone fluent (reading, writing and speaking) in Haitian Creole who understands culturally sensitive considerations and has insight into the best approaches to effectively engage the Haitian-American community in child safety topics. Ideally, the candidate will be active in Haitian-American organizations and have knowledge of community-based agencies in Miami-Dade County serving this community.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual (English/Haitian Creole)
  • Engaging public speaker. Must enjoy teaching children and adults.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and with great time management skills.
  • Proficient at 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

  • 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 Education and Outreach 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.
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