Employment Opportunities

Kids and Families Together is a not-for-profit support, education, and counseling resource center that provides services for individuals and families in foster care, kinship care, and adoption, for the preservation of families and the physical, emotional, and mental health of children.


Peer Partner and Educator (PPE)

Kids & Families Together (K&FT) is a not-for-profit organization connecting birth, foster, kinship and adoptive families for family preservation and individual health and wholeness. K&FT is seeking applicants to serve as Peer Partner & Educators (PPE) for families raising related children.

PPEs work part-time -25 hours/week including day time hours M-F and some weekends.  Weekday availability is required.  PPEs are assigned to kinship (relative) caregivers caring for children in court dependency. PPEs meet with assigned caregivers on a weekly basis.  PPEs offer support and education on how to utilize community resources and county systems of support.

*You must submit a cover letter to include your caregiver experience and a resume in Word.*

Qualification Requirements:

  • To be (or have been) a court dependent relative caregiver and knowledge of Ventura County Child Welfare System
  • Proven excellent written and verbal communications skills (this will be tested)
  • Proven, working knowledge of Outlook, Email, Word and Excel (this will be tested). Data entry experience a plus
  • Must be able to use a keyboard and look at a computer screen for up to 15 minutes
  • Must be able to climb stairs and lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must have a reliable car and valid auto insurance as job requires travel throughout Ventura County

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide education and support services to relative caregivers
  • Influence relative caregivers to learn how to access and utilize community resources, e.g. food pantry, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal, and basic needs
  • Assist with referral and linkages for relative caregiver and family members
  • Meet with and/or contact relative caregivers at least once a week or on an as needed basis
  • Participate or facilitate in Parent Education, Pre-Service Training, Support Groups and Community Outreach Events
  • Attend required training, case management and supervisory meetings
  • Complete required forms and reports as required by the program

Benefits/What we offer:

Dental, Vision, 403(b) retirement plan, AFLAC supplemental insurance

Compensation:

Hourly rate: $17/hour

Submit your employment application, cover letter, and resume to HR@kidsandfamilies.org.

Employment Application


Bi-Lingual Mental Health Clinician

We are looking for mental health clinicians who are interested in and motivated to help children and families heal, using a humanistic, strength-based, and trauma-informed approach. Both part-time and full-time positions are available. Bilingual preferred!

Qualification Requirements:

  • A. or M.S. in clinical psychology, social work, or counseling psychology; or currently an LMFT or LCSW*
  • Has a valid BBS registration/license number or proof of school enrollment (for trainees).
  • Has a valid California driver’s license and proof of auto insurance
  • Livescan/fingerprint clearance
  • Clean history with the BBS; no history of license suspension/revocation due to malpractice

*trainees are welcome to apply! However, we encourage only those who are close to graduating

Preferred (not required):

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Child Welfare/Children and Family Services
  • Experience with Medi-Cal billing and documentation
  • Has worked with resistant/mandated clients
  • Knowledge or experience with Domestic Violence and/or Substance Abuse

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides in-home and in-office therapy and case management services to children (0-18), families, and parents/caregivers across Ventura County
  • Has a strong motivation to learn, the capacity for self-examination, self-disclosure, and an ability to empathize with all clients, free of judgment.
  • Works well with other service providers in the community
  • Is dependable when communicating with manager, colleagues, and community partners
  • Maintains cultural humility and is committed to diversity and inclusion in order to best serve families from all backgrounds and help maintain an equitable workplace.
  • Diligently maintains timely documentation and billing per Medi-Cal mandate
  • Practices good time-management and healthy boundaries throughout the work day
  • Is available to see clients Monday-Friday, during normal business hours (8:30a-6p)
  • Efficiently completes clinical documentation such as biopsychosocial assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes
  • Attends and actively participates in weekly supervision groups, and biweekly individual supervision, at minimum

Benefits/What we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Benefits packages available, including medical, dental, vision, AFLAC, and a 403(b)-retirement plan – as applicable
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and bereavement – as applicable
  • Ability to make your own schedule (within normal business hours, M-F, 8a-6p)
  • Clinical trainings specific to our model and approach
  • Weekend/on-call hours are not a requirement or expectation
  • Bilingual incentive offered

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and a 403(b)-retirement plan
  • 1 week sick leave, 2 weeks paid vacation

Submit your employment application, cover letter, and resume to HR@kidsandfamilies.org.
Employment Application


How To Apply

1. Scroll to the bottom and complete the Employment Application.

2. Submit your employment application, cover letter and resume to HR@kidsandfamilies.org
Employment Application

You MUST have a reliable vehicle (driver’s license and insurance will be verified.)

You are required to do a LiveScan background check as a condition of employment.

Benefits include: Medical (25+hrs/wk). Dental and Vision. AFLAC supplemental insurance, 403(b) savings plan, Sick time, and Vacation (at FT 35+hrs/wk).