Employment Opportunities


HELPING INDIVIDUALS

Are you interested in building a rewarding and satisfying career helping individuals and families of every kind improve the quality of their lives and relationships? If so, Families First is the employer for you.

For 180 years, Families First has been passionately committed to family preservation and has touched thousands of families through programs that strengthen parents, repair relationships, and remove barriers to stable, productive lives.

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Families First has the following open positions

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Licensed Family Therapist, full and part-time

 Families is looking for a full and a part-time licensed FAMILY COUNSELOR

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILL REQUIRED:

The individual in this position will facilitate individual, couples and family counseling. Knowledge, skills, and experience in mental health, marriage therapy, and family counseling required. his person must be a licensed therapist with a LSW, LCSW, LMHCA, LMHC, LMFTA, LMFT, LCAC or LAC. A Master's degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy is required. Experience with children and/or play therapy is preferred. Advanced counseling skills supported by experience with a wide range of client problems and needs, and in at least one area of the agency's service programs. Mastery and demonstrated skill in implementing a range of treatment modalities. Versatility in responding to the needs of greatly divergent client groups served through different agency programs, and/or specialization in one or more areas of practice, treatment modality, or in serving a particular client group. Ability to work collaboratively with professionals from other agencies and other disciplines, volunteers, community groups, and lay leadership. Ability to understand and interpret complex organizational structures.

Must be available 2-3 evenings.

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Substance Use Treatment Therapist - Full and Part-time

Families First is a looking for a full-time or part-time Substance Use Treatment Therapist.

This person in this position will perform assessments of client needs, analyze data, formulate and implement service plans; as well as keep accurate, timely records. Additionally, this position will maintain an active caseload for individuals and/or families, and will monitor regular communication with client and other individuals or organizations which are providing service to the client, and provide limited supportive counseling service to clients under supervision.

A demonstrated skill and mastery in implementing a range of treatment modalities is required in addition to versatility in responding to the needs of greatly divergent client groups. This person must be a licensed therapist with a LSW, LCSW, LMHCA, LMHC, LMFTA, LMFT, LCAC or LAC. A Master's degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy is required. The person in this position must be available to work until 8:00 pm at least three nights between Monday - Thursday each week.

As a full-time employee at Families First, the person in this position will receive an annual salary, quarterly bonus opportunities and a robust benefit program that includes but is not limited to vacation, sick and holiday pay, health, dental and vision insurance, a pension and retirement plan, long-term disability and short-term disability, bereavement time, and free parking.

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Recovery Coach - Greenfield office

Families First is looking for a full-time Recovery Coach for the Greenfield office.

Job Summary:

This position will provide peer recovery support to clients with substance use disorder (SUD). The person in this position will maintain ongoing client support regardless of relapse and will serve as a motivator, ally, role model, problem solver and advocate. Should possess a thorough understanding of community culture and be able to identify barriers to successful recovery. Will assist in planning of goals, conduct educational and motivational groups which initiate change in behaviors, link individuals and families with support services, and provide training to families and others.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or directly-related human service field from an accredited college. Other Bachelor's degrees will be accepted in combination with a minimum of five years' experience working directly with families in the child welfare system.

Completion of state-approved training programs and passing score on certification exam (certification in process is acceptable).

Must be able to identify with Substance Use Disorder.

Must possess a valid driver's license and the ability to use private car to transport self and others and must comply with the contract requirements concerning minimum car insurance coverage. 

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Home-based Therapist

Families First is a looking for a full-time Home-based Therapist.

The person in this position will perform assessments of client needs, analyze data, formulate and implement service plans; as well as keep accurate, timely records. Additionally, this position will maintain an active caseload for individuals and/or families, and will monitor regular communication with client and other individuals or organizations which are providing service to the client, and provide limited supportive counseling service to clients under supervision.

A demonstrated skill and mastery in implementing a range of treatment modalities is required in addition to versatility in responding to the needs of greatly divergent client groups. A Master's degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy is required. Must be license eligible and must apply to take the licensing exam within 90 days of employment and take the test within 9 months of employment. Prior experience in home-based family preservation helpful, but not required.

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Home Based Case Manager

Families First is looking for a full-time Home-based Case Manager

This person in this position with work with clients referred to Families First by the Department of Child Services (DCS). This person will work with the clients in a home-based environment and will provide assessments, analyze data, formulate and implement service plans; as well as keep accurate, timely records. In addition, this position will maintain an active caseload for individuals and/or families, will monitor regular communication with client and other individuals or organizations which are providing service to the client, and provide limited supportive counseling service to clients under supervision.

Individual needs to be available some evenings and occasional weekends depending on the client needs.

A Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology or other Social Service field. Experience working in a home-based environment preferred but not required if the candidate has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work.

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Survivor Advocate

Families First is a looking for a full-time Survivor Advocate in our Breaking Free program.

The Breaking Free program provides access to domestic violence advocates and counselors, who work in locations throughout the community to support, educate and advocate for victims of domestic abuse. Our program works to empower individuals to break free from abusive relationships, to provide resources and education for safety, healing and growth, and to promote community awareness and to end the cycle of violence.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide phone, persona and court advocacy to sexual assault victims.

Provide sexual and domestic violence educational presentations to children, youth and adults

Assist clients in receiving various community resources

Provide both ongoing and initial intake contacts for crisis calls

Partner with other Families First staff to provide well rounded services to our clients

Coordinate Sexual Assault support group at community location

Keep accurate and timely case records in electronic database

Maintain absolute confidentiality regarding all client information

Conduct outreach to local organizations to increase visibility of sexual assault services

Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILL REQUIRED:

Must hold a Bachelor's degree in human services. Fluent in both Spanish and English is preferred but not required. Capacity to work with victims of domestic violence, ability to read, analyze, and interpret policies and procedures, ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, referral sources, and the general public, ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations, ability to utilize critical thinking and crisis management skills and computer skills with contact management systems; internet software, basic spreadsheet and word processing software. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

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Batterer's Intervention Program (BIP) Counselor - Part-Time

Families First is a looking for a part-time Batterer's Intervention Program Counselor.

The person in this position will facilitate group counseling under the Batterer's Intervention Program on Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm. Knowledge, skills and experience in Batterer's Intervention Programs a must. A demonstrated skill and mastery in implementing a range of treatment modalities is required in addition to versatility in responding to the needs of greatly divergent client groups. A Master's degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy is required. Must be a BIP Certified Facilitator. The person in this position must be available to work until 8:00 pm on Thursdays and as a PRN as needed.

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