Posted on: January 12, 2020
Make the most of your chosen career by joining an organization that
is dedicated to empowering at risk youth and families to meet goals
around safety, stability, belonging and success. Join a team of
professionals whose shared vision is centered around every
youth/young adult being part of a supportive home and community
while achieving their full potential for personal growth. WHY?
Because CYS believes in strengthening our communities by empowering
youth and families to create their own success. Join CYS and be a
part of the solution with an employer that provides a staff driven
culture where we view our staff as our greatest asset in providing
quality services, which shows in our 90% retention rate. As a CYS
Therapist, you have the opportunity to gain supervision hours
toward your licensure as well as CDP; not to mention additional
education programs that help defray costs to further your
Starting salary is $4,561 per month. Full-time, Exempt.
CYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully
discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion,
age, marital or nursing mother status, pregnancy, national origin,
citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, or any other status or characteristic protected
by applicable local, state, or federal law.
CYS' Multisystemic Therapy (MST) program is an evidence-based
program that empowers the caregiver(s), in addition to the youth,
to individualize interventions that will be most effective for
their family while utilizing their strengths to create sustainable
progress. MST Therapists and Supervisors are provided excellent
training and ongoing support through the MST model, and the CYS MST
team has a strong, supportive team. MST Therapists get the
opportunity to address all environmental systems that impact the
youth and family, allowing the ability to treat individuals,
couples, families, while incorporating any other critical supports
involved. Being a part of the MST program means you get to help
families achieve their goals within a short amount of time (3-5
months) while celebrating their accomplishments along the way. MST
services are provided in the home, school and community when youth
and their families are experiencing challenges in the following
areas: family conflict, school, juvenile justice, mental health,
and acting out behaviors. MST is a voluntary family-focused
treatment program that supports a family's vision for a better
CYS' Therapist positions are full time with a comprehensive
compensation package which includes and is not limited to
competitive salary starting at $4,561 per month, medical including
Teladoc access, dental, vision and a generous 403(b) Retirement
Plan. Additional information on our comprehensive, competitive
compensation package is available at the main website.
About the Agency:
CYS has been a successful and established non-profit in downtown
Olympia for more than 40 years, providing a full continuum of care
to meet the needs of at-risk youth and their families in our
community. Our 20+ programs help youth with: housing, placement
stabilization, family preservation, foster care, education, job
training, employment, independent living skills, delinquent
behaviors, shelter, and basic needs. About 4,000 youth - and their
families - seek our services annually in their transition to become
independent, successful adult members of society.
Community Youth Services is the largest child welfare agency
serving southwest Washington, employing over 140 staff and
supporting 120 volunteers. CYS provides a staff driven culture
where we view our staff as our greatest asset in providing quality
services, which shows in our 95% staff retention rate.
For new full-time employees:
- 3.6 weeks of vacation leave
- 10 paid Holidays
- 12 days of sick leave
- Merit increases of 2.8% annually within pay grade
- Cost of Living increases annually when possible
Free benefits that include:
- Health insurance
- Health Savings Account (HSA) - CYS contributes $100 per
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Life insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
After one year of employment:
- Retirement: 100% vested with no time minimums. 3% CYS
contribution toward your 403(b) whether or not you invest yourself.
Additional 100% CYS match of your retirement contributions up to 2%
of your compensation.
- Eligible to apply for tuition assistance program.
- Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or
related field plus two years' experience providing home, community
and school based services.
- Qualified to be acknowledged by the Division of Behavioral
Health and Recovery (DBHR) as a Mental Health Professional and
Child Mental Health Specialist is preferred.
- Credentialed by the Department of Health as an Agency
Affiliated Counselor at the minimum.
- Experience writing clinical documentation, case notes, as well
as treatment, service and discharge plans.
- Experience working within multiple systems including: Juvenile
Justice, mental health, community and natural supports for
families, schools, the Division of Children and Family Services
- Experience with and understanding of the legal system related
to children and families including: dependency orders, juvenile
court procedures, and DCFS procedures.
- Must possess a high level of self-initiation, efficiency,
organization skills and the ability to meet mandatory
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office with the technical skills to
efficiently use MS Word and Outlook, the internet and the intranet
is also required.
- The ability to pass an extensive background check with no
history of conviction or perpetration of child abuse or physical
harm to a child or children or an individual aged 18 years and
above who is or may be unable to take care of themselves, or is
unable to protect themselves against harm or exploitation by reason
of age, illness, trauma or disability, or any other reason.
- Professional and personal conduct that maintains a personal and
professional background so that criminal history remains free from
unlawful conduct. Certain crimes may disqualify employees to have
unrestricted access to children or vulnerable populations in
accordance with Department of Social Health and Services policy and
Washington State law. Professional or personal conduct that causes
this clearance to be suspended or denied will result in suspension
and/or termination of employment. (Pursuant to RCW 43.43.832,
43.43.832(7), 43.43.834, 43.20A.710 and WAC 388-06.).
- A valid Washington State Driver License with a minimum of five
years' driving experience and a three-year good driving record
evidenced on a Washington driver's abstract. The ability to pass
and maintain a clean driving records check at employment and
annually. Professional or personal conduct that results in a
restricted or denied driving status could result in termination of
employment. (Candidates relocating to the area must provide current
proof of three-year driving record from current state; and have ten
days from date of employment to provide a copy of a Washington
Driver's License and Washington driver's abstract.)
- Proof of personal auto insurance levels provided on your
insurance declaration page. Coverage must be current, and copies
provided to HR at renewal. Coverages at or above $100,000 combined
single limit is required for positions that require driving and is
recommended and preferred for positions that have occasional
- A sensitivity and responsiveness to the cultural differences in
the organization's employment and service population.
- Must possess or obtain within 30 days of employment CPR/1st
Aid/Bloodborne Pathogen certification. Some positions require CPR
before a first shift.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as
part of a team.
CYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities
to all individuals, employment decisions at Community Youth
Services will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.
Community Youth Services will not tolerate discrimination in
employment or personnel practices including the advertisement of
positions, recruitment, selection, promotion, demotion, transfer,
disciplinary action, layoffs, or termination. These activities
shall be conducted without regard to race, color, sex, creed,
religion, age, marital or nursing mother status, pregnancy,
national origin, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental,
or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, or any other status or characteristic
protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.
Applicants wishing to receive job posting in an alternative format,
or who need accommodation with the application process are
encouraged to contact CYS Human Resources.Employment Type: Full
Years Experience: 1 - 3 years
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