To Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect, Call the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96ABUSE or 1-800-962-2873.

Employment Opportunities

Kids House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations.

Child Advocate

POSITION OBJECTIVE: Under the direction of the Child Advocate Program Director, the Child Advocate is responsible for coordinating services and flow of information to all child victims of abuse and her/his family, providing crisis intervention and assessment, facilitating a seamless transition into long-term mental health counseling as appropriate, and acting as an advocate for the child and family both within the Children’s Advocacy Center and in the larger community on cases involving allegations of child physical and sexual abuse as well as medical neglect.

REPORTS TO: Child Advocate Program Director

POSITION TYPE: Full-time; Exempt with full benefits

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or a related field (Mental Health, Psychology, etc). 2 years or more work or volunteer experience in advocacy is preferred. Possess excellent organization and communication skills. Be able to work with other professionals and non-professionals. The ideal Candidate must be highly sensitive to the needs and welfare of children, be highly self-motivated, and be able to work independently when required. Must be available to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients.

Other Quality Ranking Factors:
• Excellent interpersonal skills to cooperatively, respectfully, and empathetically relate to all clients, children, community, and professional multidisciplinary members, staff, and other CAC Team members.
• Consistently communicate and interact in a positive, professional, and courteous manner.
• Excellent written and Verbal Communication skills.
• Leadership skills and interest in public speaking, educational trainings related to advocacy, and child abuse.
• Great time management in a fast-paced environment.
• Knowledge and Use of appropriate Professional Ethics and Standards.  

Duties include, but are not limited to: Act as an advocate for the child/family throughout all phases of the abuse investigation, from initial report, through prosecution, and into treatment by coordinating all services and flow of information for all child abuse victims and their families who are referred to Kids House. Prepare and educate families about the process at Kids House as well as the role of the criminal and dependency systems. Provide the child and family with crisis intervention during the initial interview and/or medical exam at Kids House, during any subsequent interviews or exams, and as needed thereafter. Assess victim and family needs for services and refer as appropriate, either within CAC or outside. Assist victim and family in determining funding availability for services to meet immediate needs and long-term needs. Assist victim and family in completing and filing Victims of Crimes Compensation forms, and maintain a record of all referrals and follow up to ensure the success and/or appropriateness of these referrals. Participate in team meetings, multi-disciplinary staffing, in-service trainings, evaluation activities, and any other forum that affects the child/family. Attend specialized training provided through the center on child abuse & neglect, victim services, cultural diversity, and crisis intervention. Attend In-service training held by member agencies to be familiar with their role and procedures, i.e. CPT, SAO, and LE. Develop materials and maintain a resource directory that will assist child victims and their families. Participate in activities/events that benefit Kids House and ultimately the families and children we serve. Participate in speaking out to the community about the CA program, the work done, or the families we serve.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please no phone calls.

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Mental Health Therapist

POSITION OBJECTIVE: Under the direction of the Mental Health Program Director, the Therapist is responsible for providing therapy to abused and neglected children in a Children’s Advocacy Center setting. The Therapist will conduct psychosocial evaluations and assessments of client and family needs, develop individualized client treatment plans and develop/coordinate discharge planning. The Therapist will provide clinical therapy for clients and families in relation to client/family psychosocial needs. The Therapist will consistently complete accurate, concise, legible documentation in a timely manner in client records in accordance with Kids House guidelines. In addition, the Therapist will link clients with appropriate community resources and make referrals for needed services. This position operates in an environment that is flexible, innovative and supportive. It also offers ongoing training opportunities in evidence-based clinical practices and treating childhood trauma.

REPORTS TO: Mental Health Program Director

POSITION TYPE: Full-time but will consider part-time candidates

REQUIREMENTS: Qualified candidates must have a Master’s Degree in a mental health-related field, and must be Licensed, License-eligible or a Registered Intern. Specialized training in child abuse and/or family trauma is strongly preferred. Excellent organization and communication skills. Ability to work with other professionals and non-professionals. The ideal candidate must be highly sensitive to the needs and welfare of children, highly self-motivated, able to work independently, and willing to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients. Must pass a background screening and drug test.

Other Quality Ranking Factors:
• Ability to communicate effectively with children and adolescents, ranging in age from infants to 17 years of age.
• Academic training or practical experience in and knowledge of developmental stages of children and the dynamics and effects of child abuse.
• Disposition toward multi-disciplinary team approach to the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases.
• Excellent written and Verbal Communication skills.
• Knowledge and Use of appropriate Professional Ethics and Standards.

Responsibilities and Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Provide ongoing counseling/therapy as appropriate which may include individual, group, and/or family therapy.
• Interview client/family and continually assess social and emotional functioning and client/family adjustment to illness/injury/problem. Identify and plan for treatment of current or potential adjustment difficulties. Identify cultural, socioeconomic, religious, and other factors that may impact treatment. Collect, assess, and interpret data reflective of the client’s status and identify each client’s needs relative to the client’s age and developmental level.
• Use information attained in a psychosocial assessment and provided by other members of the CAC Team to develop a treatment plan specific for client/family needs. Involve the client/family in the development of this treatment plan.
• Work with non-offending caregivers to ensure they understand childhood trauma and involve them in the therapeutic process.
• Participate in Treatment Team meetings and Multi-Disciplinary Staffings that affect the child/family.
• Provide the required written documentation of all clinical interventions.

Interested candidates should send a resume to [email protected] Please no phone calls.

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Advocacy Receptionist

POSITION OBJECTIVE: Under the Direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Advocacy Receptionist will assist in ensuring the safety and comfort of children and families at Kids House of Seminole. Responsible for day-to-day front desk operations including greeting clients upon entry to agency, interacting with children needing monitoring in the lobby, monitoring visitor access, answering phones and directing phone calls, and the distributing incoming mail. The Advocacy Receptionist will assist with the coordination of services at Kids House of Seminole by providing support as needed to staff and other Multi-discipline Team members.

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

POSITION TYPE: Non-Exempt

REQUIREMENTS: Qualified candidates must have a Degree in a Related field; Associate's Degree acceptable or High School Diploma with work experience may substitute. Volunteer work may substitute. Knowledge of or willingness to learn non-profit administration. The ideal candidate must be highly sensitive to the needs and welfare of children and prepared to supervise children 0-18 while managing other administrative tasks. Excellent telephone and office clerical skills and knowledge of office equipment. Comprehensive Computer Skills. Excellent organization and communication skills. Ability to work with other professionals and non-professionals. Candidates should be highly self-motivated, and able to work independently when required. Must be available to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the center.

Other Quality Ranking Factors:
• Ability to communicate effectively with children and adolescents, ranging in age from infants to 18 years of age.
• Academic training or practical experience in and knowledge of the developmental stages of children and the dynamics and effects of child abuse.
• Understanding of Non-Profit Organization Dynamics.
• Knowledge and Use of appropriate Professional Ethics and Standards.

Responsibilities and Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Responsible for the comfort and safety of children in the lobby.
• Greeting clients and notifying professionals of clients being on-site.
• Answering phones and directing phone calls.
• Managing the agency’s calendar and maintaining sign-in logs.
• Provide staff support by assisting with facility and operations maintenance, clerical assistance, and center cleanliness and safety.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please no phone calls.

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Grant Manager

POSITION OBJECTIVE: Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Grant Manager is responsible for all aspects of grant writing, grants management, and grant reporting functions and ensures that all grant requirements are executed in accordance with established procedures. As a member of the Kids House Team, the Grant Manager is further responsible for specific outreach efforts that connect Kids House to the community and assist in fund development.

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

POSITION TYPE: Full Time

REQUIREMENTS: Qualified candidates will have professional writing experience and possess excellent communication skills. Will be outstanding, energetic & highly competent multi-tasker with deadline-oriented scheduling and coordination skills. Experience in non-profit fundraising and related degree preferred. The ideal Candidate must be highly sensitive to the needs and welfare of children, able to work independently, and willing to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the Center. Must pass a background screening and drug test.

Other Quality Ranking Factors:
• Experience in and understanding of grant research, writing, tracking, and reporting.
• Strong creative writing and editing capabilities.
• Computer/software experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and databases.
• Knowledge of creating and maintaining outcome and logic models.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Knowledge and use of appropriate Professional Ethics and Standards.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Willingness to adapt to the needs of the organization.
• Ability to cooperatively, constructively, and courteously work with donors, foundations, volunteers, community and business leaders, staff, and other CAC Team members.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Facilitates research, development, and review and editing of departmental, agency, institutional or private grant opportunities and/or proposals; supports staff and management in development proposals. Creates, reviews, and edits grant proposals; conducts research for possible grant opportunities; compiles data; inputs and retrieves data as needed. Conducts research on potential funding sources; maintains contact with external agency project managers as required. Works closely with staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals; interacts with constituencies involved in grant-funding activities; maintains comprehensive knowledge of particular areas involved in identifying and soliciting grants; may collaborate with various internal staff. Coordinate project activities; prepare and process letters and correspondence, presentation materials, and proposals. Will maintain funding opportunity databases, activity tracking system, and related confidential files. Serve as agency contact and representative for certain outreach opportunities which could include community events, beneficiary events, newsletters, special events, and others. Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.

Interested candidates should send a resume to [email protected] Please no phone calls.

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