Skip to Main Content

"Publishing the news you need and the jobs you want."

Child Family Therapist

 Back To Listings
Child Family Therapist
First Step Home
Cincinnati, OH
Job Summary

The First Step Home, Inc. Family Unity Center

First Step Home is excited to announce the opening of the Family Unity Center, located at 2215 Fulton Avenue in beautiful Walnut Hills. Women recovering from substance use will be able to meet with their adult families along with their children with a Child Family Therapist and attend group therapy together. 

Join our team in a newly renovated historic home to provide quality treatment to our clients in a cutting edge agency.

Additional information and Child Family Therapist Job description

First Step Home is a residential and outpatient treatment program dedicated to women’s centered care for addictions and co-occurring mental health and trauma related issues. The agency is nationally accredited by CARF and certified to provide services by the Ohio Mental Health Addiction Services Board. The agency is focused on bringing best practices, collaborative partnerships and diversification of funding needed to address the needs of women of all ages and life stages that bring complex issues to the recovery program.

First Step Home was founded in 1993 in response to the need for a residential treatment facility that would permit children, ages 0 through 12, to live with their mother during treatment. This facility increased participation in substance abuse treatment and reduced the barrier of women being forced to place their children in foster care for extended periods of time. Clients of First Step Home include single women, pregnant women, women with criminal justice involvement and women with long histories of abuse. Please visit our website at EOE

We are an exciting, talented diverse group dedicated to women’s sustained recovery from substance abuse, mental health issues and trauma. We have an excellent Maternal Program to support our clients in care and development of their infants. We are now adding to our services, clinical support for toddlers, preschool age children and the parent-child dyad, to support our goal in the care and development of children.

We are looking for a Child/Family therapist who is experienced, organized and a self-starter, who seeks an opportunity to become a part of our rapidly expanding counseling services for children and families. This is a Part Time contract staff position. There is flexibility regarding days of work.


  • Successfully support parents with understanding treatment and its benefits to them and their children.
  • Responsible for completing a child diagnostic assessment and of the Child, Adolescent Needs and Strengths – Early Childhood Assessment (CANS) and developing a person-centered treatment plan.
  • Responsible for monitoring services and activities, identifying progress and updating the treatment plan, as necessary.
  • Responsible for conducting individual counseling with children and family members, as assessed.
  • Consultation with other child serving team members.
  • Responding to crisis situations and taking appropriate action.
  • Responsible for collaborating with agencies to meet the needs of the child/family.
  • Responsible for referring child for psychiatric evaluation, as indicted.
  • Responsible for consulting with case management in connecting child/family to external resources, as indicated.
  • Responsible for meeting productivity standards based on billable direct service hours.
  • Attend supervision with the Director of Clinical Services or other designated supervisor.
  • Responsible for submitting all documents relevant to services rendered according to First Step Home, Inc. standards.
  • Works to attain the goals as written in job performance evaluations.
  • Abide by the standards as set forth in First Step Home’s Compliance Plan and Code of Conduct.
  • Responsible for following all safety rules and safe health practices at First Step Home, Inc.
  • Pursue training necessary for enhancing clinical skills and acquiring and maintaining appropriate credentials and licenses.
  • Comply with all agency policies, procedures, and directives of immediate supervisor, the President/CEO and the Board of Trustees of First Step Home, Inc.
  • Responsible for following the Core Values of First Step Home, Inc.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage, Family Therapy or related field required
  • Licensure Required: LISW, LPCC or MFT required, in addition to


  • Three years plus experience working in the field of treatment of children and


  • One year experience in the field of substance abuse required.
  • A minimum of a CDCA is required or must obtain within 90 days.

Job Type: Part-time; contract work available

The salary is negotiable.

Please submit your resume to Cindy Fischer, Director of Human Resources, 2211 Fulton Avenue, Cincinnati 45206 or

Job Description

Thank you to our sponsors and partners

loading gif