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.

(2) Positions are currently open:

  1. Family Advocate
  2. Master’s Level Therapist

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. 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 sexual abuse 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.  Case Coordinators 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.

 

This family advocate position will primarily serve the South Miami-Dade / Homestead region.

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 children and adolescents 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.
  • Identify, complete and follow-up on necessary referrals for care and services.
  • Act as liaison for the family between KH and other care/service providers and professionals involved in the case.
  • Participate in case review, quarterly peer review audits, and adhere to quality assurance standards.
  • Perform record keeping, entering all notes in database, collect all pre and post data for research.
  • Participate in KH Parent class as facilitator or Co-Facilitator.
  • Perform related work as required.

 

In addition, the Case Coordinator is expected to conduct two face-to-face visits monthly (in non-pandemic times) with each client and family.  One of these visits must be in the home if client is not in therapy.  Once child/children is/are in therapy, there should be one home visit at the 90 days interval and one home visit at closing. The estimated time of service delivery is 30 days to 6 months (earlier or later as needed).

2. Licensed 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.
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