Child and Family Therapist

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment

Major Responsibilities:  Therapist provides individual, family, and group therapy, assessment, treatment and case management services to children, youth and families at high risk or with an open case with DCFS; home visits required; some evening work required.

  • Supports and promotes the mission of El Nido Family Centers.
  • Provides high quality, compassionate and ethical treatment.
  • Identifies and intervenes considering the needs of abused and neglected children and adults.
  • Meets treatment goals for their caseload as indicated by evaluation measures. 
  • Provides office/home-based services to children, adolescents and parents/caregivers, including hard to reach, traumatized and disenfranchised individuals and families.     
  • Adheres to all mandated reporting, agency policies and documentation requirements. 


  • Masters degree from an accredited Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Psychology program. 
  • Demonstrated theoretical knowledge of and experience in providing therapeutic service to individuals, families and groups.
  • Demonstrated theoretical knowledge necessary to address the mental health needs of children and adults who have experienced trauma.
  • Demonstrated theoretical knowledge of family systems and skills needed to provide family therapy.
  • Understanding of trauma informed care. 
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to issues of diversity including ethnicity, gender, and culture.
  • Experience in the community preferred.
  • Bilingual/Spanish required

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