Infant and Early Childhood Therapist – Family Trauma Intervention Program (FTIP)

TITLE:   Infant and Early Childhood Therapist – Family Trauma Intervention Program (FTIP) (40 hours/week)


SALARY: $44,000-46,000


JOB SUMMARY: Provides home-based therapy to infants and young children (0-6 years old) and their families, impacted by relationship distress, significant trauma, and maltreatment, primarily sexual abuse. General goals of the program include child developmental well-being, trauma healing and attachment and relationship repair. Attachment theory and psychodynamic theoretical underpinnings are woven into a variety of evidenced based and trauma-informed practices, with the primary modality being Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Training for evidence-based models is provided, however candidates must demonstrate working knowledge of and commitment to these theoretical frameworks


QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC), Social Work (LCSW, LMSW), Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), Psychology (licensed) or a related field with a minimum of two years of experience working with trauma, children, and families. Must have an interest, passion and/or experience working with infants, young children 0-6 years old and their families from an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IEMCH) perspective. Should be licensed or license eligible. Must be familiar with the psycho-social aspects of child maltreatment, attachment, and multi-cultural issues, and must demonstrate the commitment and ability to perform as a competent therapist in child development, trauma, and attachment from a family systems perspective. Experience with Child Parent Psychotherapy or other attachment based, dyadic models preferred. The strongest candidates will have experience working with children who have experienced sexual abuse and/or exhibit sexually concerning symptoms. Adherence to professional and ethical standards required, including ethical principles related to client interaction, documentation, report writing, file maintenance, and confidentiality. Should be willing to conduct continuous upgrading of professionalism by attending available workshops and seminars.


SPCC is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the agency and therefore encourage people of color as well as those with a diverse range of languages, heritages, experiences and identities to apply.  Applicant will complete Agency Confidentiality Agreement and must successfully complete a Background Check, and State Central Register Clearance. Applicant must possess a valid NYS driver’s license with a good driving record and carry agency required levels of automobile liability insurance.


WORKING AT SPCC: As an employer, SPCC believes that it is our responsibility to offer a work environment that is family-friendly, supportive, and trauma-informed, with generous paid time off and flexible scheduling.  Professional development opportunities that enhance program goals and employee needs are offered, including many no-cost CEUs for clinical positions (LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, LCAT).  Quality weekly individual and group supervision is prioritized for all staff. This position will be eligible for health insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, dental and vision insurance, EAP, and 401K.



Leah Elliott, Clinical Supervisor, FTIP


148 South Fitzhugh Street

Rochester, NY 14608 Fax # (585)325-6960 / Email: