Kids in Distress
  • Oakland Park, FL, USA
  • 41,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full-time employees are eligible to receive a benefits plan including: medical, dental, life, and vision insurance coverage; flexible spending account, long term disability, and a matching 401k plan, among others. Full time employees are also eligible to receive holiday pay, and earn paid vacation after their first year of employment.

Kids in Distress (KID) of Fort Lauderdale, FL is looking to hire a full-time Child and Family Therapist. Would you like to work with an established and respected nonprofit organization to prevent child abuse, preserve the family, and treat children who have been abused and neglected? If so, please read on!

This Child and Family Therapist position starts at $38,500/year. Full-time employees are eligible to receive a generous benefits plan, including medical, dental, life, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), long-term disability, a matching 401(k) plan, holiday pay, and, after the first year of employment, accrued paid vacation time. If this sounds like the right mental health counseling position for you, apply today!


We are a nationally accredited agency dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, the preservation of the family, and the treatment of abused and neglected children. Founded in 1979, we started as a shelter for abused and neglected children. Today, we offer a well-integrated system of care staffed with clinical professionals who tenaciously strive to encourage, educate, empower, and equip children and families with the proper tools to ensure a safer and stronger community. We have grown to include two campuses in Broward County, a foster care office in Palm Beach County, and Family Central, Inc. (FCI) in South Florida.

Our staff is central to the services we provide. In order to hire and retain competent professionals who share our commitment to the well-being of children and the preservation of families, we offer excellent benefits and a positive work culture.


As a Child and Family Therapist, you work within a multidisciplinary treatment team to support children needing additional support with foster care and adoption as well as treat a wide range of childhood issues, including infant mental health, positive parenting, grief, loss, divorce issues, anger issues, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, and school adjustment issues. Driving throughout the community to meet with clients, you provide individual, group, and family therapy to child clients and their siblings. Additionally, you provide support and advocacy to parents, guardians, and caretakers. With attention to detail, you keep client files up-to-date and accurate. You get a great deal of satisfaction out of being able to provide early interventions that will impact people positively for the rest of their lives.


  • Master's degree in psychology, mental health counseling, family therapy, or a related field
  • Valid Florida driver's license with full-time access to a reliable vehicle (proof of vehicle insurance required)

Two years of experience and Florida licensure are preferred but multiple factors will be taken into consideration. Bilingual skills in Spanish would be a plus! Do you have excellent communication skills? Are you an advocate for children and families? Are you self-motivated and dependable? Are you committed to good ethics? If so, then you just might be perfect for this therapist position!


We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this therapist position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Kids in Distress is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA, M/F, D/V), a Drug Free Workplace and requires drug testing.

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