Associate Marriage and Family Therapist or Associate Social Worker

Reports to: Director of Clinical Programs

CDI’s Mental Health Training Program Description

Position Description
This dynamic internship offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain hands-on clinical experience in the rapidly growing field of infant and family mental health. Working alongside a multidisciplinary team of experts, you’ll play a vital role in supporting the pivotal stages of child development and fostering strong early attachments between children and their caregivers through a cutting-edge, relationship-based approach. You can expect a minimum of 10 client hours per week, with a maximum of 30 client hours per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide mental health services to children, teens and their families in the clinic.
  • Provide relationship-based early intervention services to infants/children and their families in the home, community and clinic.
  • Establish and maintain strong collaborative and professional relationships with clients and staff.
  • Complete case management for assigned cases. This includes scheduling and managing client hours, gathering resources for clients, requesting additional services, supporting the referral process and communicating with other service providers.
  • Complete weekly progress notes and periodic progress reports.
  • Participate in weekly supervision, minimum two hours a week of group supervision and one hour a week of individual/triadic supervision.
  • Attend staff meetings, in-services, and training.
  • Deliver Developmental Screeners and Assessments for infants and young children.
  • Participate in IFSP/IPP/IEP meetings for assigned cases, acting as coordinator of information between family and other members of the team.
  • Observe health and safety precautions in all activities.
  • Ensure treatment areas are clean, safe and organized before and after each session.

CDI offers excellent benefits:

  • Certificate in Infant Family Mental Health is awarded after 1 year of training at CDI(see flyer).
  • Associate MFT/MSW, post Masters for client contact hours plus case management time at 1 hour per 4 hours of clients. (e.g. 20 client hours/wk + 5 hrs case management/wk).
  • Strong mentorship with ongoing training and supervision.
  • Free additional trainings and CEs available.
  • Diverse caseload including various settings (clinic, home and community)
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • 100% Employer sponsored medical & dental insurance, if eligible.
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays, if eligible.
  • Mileage reimbursements

Education/Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a mental health or education related field.
  • Minimum one year of experience working with toddlers and young children.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a family centered, collaborative way with parents and professionals.
  • One year (12 month) commitment.

Physical Requirements, must be able to:

  • Ability to bend, squat, turn and move to respond and physically interact with young children.
  • Lift at least twenty-five pounds.
  • Travel occasionally for in-home/community-based sessions. Reliable transportation required.

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time position

*If seeking a pre-Masters Traineeship:
Email cover letter and resume to Wendy Lara at