Career Opportunities

Families First of Palm Beach County

Clinical Director position – Child First Program

Requires licensed mental health clinician with Master’s or Doctoral degree in social work, psychology, APRN-child

psychiatry, marriage and family therapy, mental health or related field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience

working psychotherapeutically with culturally and ethnically diverse, vulnerable children (0-5) and their families

using relational based model, specific experience with dyadic parent-child psychotherapy. Experience providing

reflective supervision to Master Level Clinicians working in home and community based settings. Experience in

overseeing management of an evidence-based program a plus. Bi-lingual preferred. Competitive salary and

benefits. Send resumes to jobs@familiesfirstpbc.org or fax # 561-881-3827.

Child First is an evidence-based, early childhood intervention that helps very vulnerable families build strong,

nurturing relationships that protect and heal young children from the devastating impact of trauma and chronic

stress. Most families have experienced multiple challenges, including poverty, violence, depression, substance

use, and homelessness. Research demonstrates that these adverse experiences damage the developing brain of

the young child. Therefore, Child First works in the home with a two-pronged approach: (1) Child-Parent

Psychotherapy (CPP), an attachment-based, trauma-informed, dyadic intervention which protects the brain from

the impact of stress and trauma, and (2) Care Coordination that provides wrap-around services and supports for

the whole family, decreasing “toxic” stress. In this way, Child First is able to decrease the incidence of serious

emotional disturbance, developmental and learning problems, and abuse and neglect among young children

(prenatal to age six years). This intervention has been designated by Health and Human Services (HHS)

as a national, evidence-based home visiting models under the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

Initiative (MIECHV).

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