Coordinator – Child and Family Services, Auburn WA


posted on August 10, 2017


Full time position with full time benefits (Auburn). In conjunction with the CFS Program Manager and Director, the CDVRT Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the overall management and administration of the Children’s Domestic Violence Response Team  and to ensure that high quality, well-coordinated outpatient and case management services are provided to program clients.  The Coordinator role includes providing direct services as well as supervision of staff and program. The Coordinator will assist in fostering and developing the program’s effective collaboration with the DV Advocate agency partners and ensure that children participating in the CDVRT who are identified as needing MH services gain timely access to appropriate care.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the overall management and administration of the program, in conjunction with the Program Manager and Director.
  • Participate in the hiring, training and supervision of CDVRT staff, relative to their participation in the CDVRT. SMH clinical staff will receive primary clinical supervision from the Program Manager.
  • Assist the Program Manager and Director in developing and maintaining a cross system collaborative team able to provide effective Mental Health Treatment and Domestic Violence Advocacy to children and non-offending parents in the CDVRT program.
  • Assist the Program Manager and Director to ensure delivery of quality clinical work in the program. Participate on work teams as directed to maintain clinically sound practice in the program.
  • In conjunction with the Program Manager, ensure appropriate and timely disposition of all clients referred for mental health services from the CDVRT or DV partners.
  • Maintain responsibility for timely completion of paperwork and adherence to and compliance with agency and WAC, County and best practice mental health guidelines.
  • Ensure the timely and appropriate data collection and reporting as required by contracts/funders.
  • Provide direct services, including TF-CBT as appropriate.
  • Develop short and long range plans for the CDVRT program in conjunction with the Program Manager and Director.
  • Work collaboratively with other systems in joint program development and maintenance.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other systems and agencies.
  • Understand and apply recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises employees in the program, and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Oversees the CDVRT program and provides support to staff in the CDVRT and who are supervised by the Program Manager.
  •  Responsibilities include clinical supervision, interviewing, participation in hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Knowledge of a variety of treatment modalities, systems theory and management styles required.
  • Knowledge of mental health and service delivery system and understanding the domestic violence system required in the operation of the CDVRT program and the maintenance of community relations.
  • Must have the ability to work cooperatively with a variety of systems as well as community representatives and parents/caregivers.
  • Prefer some knowledge of outpatient services, brief treatment, collaborative programming with education, community support, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol treatment, and the community in order to provide adequate direction and supervision.
  • Must have working knowledge of the Managed Care system.
  • Must have knowledge and training in designated program area, supervision and administration


  • MSW or Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or a counseling related field with experience in direct service required.
  • Supervision experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with trauma and children impacted by domestic violence strongly preferred.
  • Mental Health Professional status required.
  • State licensure (LMHC, LICSW or LMFT) or eligibility for licensure required. Must obtain active WA credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license, insurable driving record, and reliable transportation.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Cheri Smith or Alexis Owens, Job #17-134, 6400 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to or