Employment Opportunities

Interns

The District Heights Family & Youth Services Bureau hires 2-3 master's and doctoral-level interns per year. We have a diversity of training specialties including counseling, psychology, and social work. We also provide a diversity of treatment approaches such as child-centered play therapy, including sand work, family therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy, including mindfulness and trauma-focused. We are well-known by some of the most sought-after colleges and universities in the Metropolitan-DC area, as a prized training site for interns. These positions are competitive. The first round of interviews is resume only. Prospective interns should contact us no later than February of each year for placements for the following school year. Send your cover letter and resume with references by Email. No phone calls, please.

Therapist Position (40 hours/week) 

This clinical position is in the City of District Heights Family and Youth Services Bureau (YSB).  The Family and Youth Services Bureau is a small community-based mental health and outreach agency that provides individual, family, and group counseling to children and families.  We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable clinician with a can-do/team-player attitude who is dynamic, organized, and clinically sound.  This clinician reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for providing direct clinical services. Send your cover letter, and resume with references to  ysb@districtheights.org.

  • Provide therapy to children, youth, and families including case management and information and referrals.
  • Conduct a minimum of four groups per year.
  • Maintain case records and administrative paperwork in compliance with the Bureau’s and COMAR requirements.
  • Answer the phone and provide callers or walk-ins with referral information as needed.
  • Attend community events to promote the YSB, involving four Saturdays a year.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of two to three evenings a week.
  • Must routinely and consistently write grants and research grant opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Desirable:

  • Experience working with families in a clinical setting.
  • Experience treating victims of trauma and/or abuse and neglect.
  • Training and experience in Child Centered Play Therapy.
  • Training and experience in Brief Strategic Family Therapy or other family therapy model.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Weekly group and individual supervision.
  • Employee development opportunities.