Career Opportunities

The Family Center has extensive experience in developing programs for families affected by cancer, HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses. The agency has been a pioneer in the research and design of services addressing permanency planning and disclosure.

Join our team and make difference in NYC!

We provide a rewarding work environment for our talented and dedicated staff. In addition, TFC employees receive the following benefits:
  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • 403(B) Retirement Plan
  • Four Weeks’ Annual Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • TransitChek Program
The following are current openings at The Family Center:

Client Support Specialist / Peer Facilitator – TPLW

The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social and legal services to families affected by life threatening parental illness, absence and loss. The Family Center has been the pioneer in the design and research of health care coordination and education, permanency planning and advocacy services that address the myriad of issues that challenge families. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services. The Client Support Specialist/Peer Facilitator is the primary facilitative point of contact for participants and potential participants in The Positive Life Workshop (TPLW), a 20-hour, evidence-based self-management workshop for people living with HIV. The Client Support Specialist/Peer Facilitator reports to the TPLW Program Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conduct in-person and phone intakes with potential participants.
  • Encourage attendance and completion of workshop series and follow-up survey through reminder calls, texts and emails.
  • Assess and address unmet needs of participants including connection to medical care, mental health care and other essential services, making and following up on internal and external referrals.
  • Provide individual psycho-education related to HIV diagnosis, treatment and available services and supports.
  • Enter participant data into eShare and document services in agency database.
  • During workshop sessions, serve as host and peer facilitator, welcoming participants and leading small group discussion.
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up for sessions.
  • Participate in individual and group supervision, debriefing sessions and team meetings.
  • Special projects as requested.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Living with HIV with willingness to self-disclose status in peer facilitation role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIV disease and treatment and self-management barriers and supports
  • High School diploma or equivalent considered with three year’s experience in social service delivery setting, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated group facilitation or public speaking ability
  • LGBTQ and those with Spanish language proficiency strongly encouraged to apply.
Please email resume, cover letter that includes salary requirements and one writing sample to tplw@thefamilycenter.org and put “Client Support Specialist/Peer Facilitator” in the subject line.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.


Peer Recruitment Specialist / Facilitator – TPLW

The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social and legal services to families affected by life threatening parental illness, absence and loss. The Family Center has been the pioneer in the design and research of health care coordination and education, permanency planning and advocacy services that address the myriad of issues that challenge families. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services. The Peer Recruitment Specialist/Facilitator is responsible for supporting and expanding the agency’s recruitment efforts for The Positive Life Workshop (TPLW), a 20-hour, evidence-based self-management workshop for people living with HIV. The Peer Recruitment Specialist/Facilitator reports to the TPLW Program Director. The Peer Recruitment Specialist/Facilitator also serves as a facilitator during monthly cycles of the workshop.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop and implement targeted outreach strategies to identify and recruit vulnerable PLWHA who benefit from TPLW.
  • Reach into personal, familial, and neighborhood social networks to inform people of TPLW and encourage enrollment and attendance.
  • Participate in street outreach events, health fairs, church and neighborhood activities.
  • Promote all TFC Programs and services and connect potential clients to appropriate contacts to engage in services.
  • Gather contact information needed for intake workers to contact potential clients.
  • During workshop sessions, serve as host and peer facilitator, welcoming participants and leading small group discussion.
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up for sessions.
  • Participate in individual and group supervision, debriefing sessions and team meetings.
  • Maintain professional standards of dress and comportment at outreach activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Living with HIV with willingness to self-disclose status
  • Access to and willingness to tap into personal social networks of vulnerable PLWHA
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and professional standards and boundaries
  • Demonstrated group facilitation or public speaking ability
  • LGBTQ applicants strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Spanish Bilingual preferred.
Please email resume, cover letter that includes salary requirements and one writing sample to tplw@thefamilycenter.org and put “Peer Recruitment Specialist/Facilitator” in the subject line.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Per Diem Social Worker/Counselor – Mental Health Clinic

The Family Center Mental Health Clinic provides mental health services to 250 families in the Brooklyn area. We offer assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and family members affected by mental health issues with a focus on trauma related issues. The Per Diem Social Worker/Counselor provides ongoing mental health services and monitoring for an assigned caseload. The hours would be primarily after 3pm to 8pm including Saturday 9am-5pm, with some flexibility to specific days during the week. S/he will report to the Clinic Director. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide agency-based therapeutic counseling for children, adolescents and adults in an outpatient OMH funded mental health clinic.
  • Provide thorough comprehensive assessments and develop quarterly service plans for individuals and families.
  • Responsible for all required OMH documentation and communication with families and clients.
  • Assist clients in obtaining additional medical services, as needed.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team which includes other social workers and family coordinators, psychiatrists and ancillary agencies to provide services to families and clients affected by mental illness such as NYS Department of Education, ACS, as needed.
  • Develop and facilitate groups designed to meet the needs of families and clients affected by mental illness.
  • Monitor client’s treatment and comply with all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Ensure continuity of services for clients and families; collaborate with other social service agencies to provide wraparound services for clients and their families.
  • Present to community groups about clinical issues which arise when working with families with chronic/terminal illness and with families headed by grandparent caregivers.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of work.
  • Special projects as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Licensed LMSW, LCSW, LMHC or LMFT by the state of New York
  • Master Degree in Social Work or related field (Psychology, Counseling, Mental Health)
  • Excellent writing skills, ability to submit documentation on a set timeline.
  • Ability to work as part of a clinical team.
  • Proficient computer skills (ability to utilize Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint), familiar with electronic documentation programs (NetSmart Evolv).
  • Thorough understanding of DSM-V mental health diagnoses and treatment approaches for adults and children..
  • Familiar with Evidence Based practice model of treatment (MI, CBT, CRAFFT, TF-CBT).
  • Ability to provide professional, confidential services to families and function in a high paced environment.
  • Bilingual Fluency a plus (Spanish, Creole)
Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Per Diem Social Worker/Counselor” in the subject line.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Administrative Assistant

The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social and legal services to families affected by life threatening parental illness, absence and loss. The Family Center has been a pioneer in the design and research of health care coordination and education, permanency planning and advocacy services that address the myriad of issues that challenge families. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services. This is a full-time position with a Tuesday through Saturday Schedule. This position reports to the Operations and Human Resources Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES:

FINANCE

    • Perform accounts payable activities on a regular basis and assist with audit preparation.
    • Order, track and distribute metrocards and transitcheks.
    • Manage Petty Cash, including submitting reimbursements.
    • Review, document and code monthly American Express bill.
    • Assist with Biweekly payroll processing and completion of reports.

HUMAN RESOURCES

    • Assist with all aspects of human resources function as assigned.
    • Create new hire folders and manage personnel file maintenance.
    • Handle internet and website job posting.
    • Do set up for new employees (keys, computer, phone, desk, id cards).
    • Assist with benefit enrollment, changes and terminations.
    • Assist with new hire orientation.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Shared responsibility for reception function. Assist with access, check-in and check-out process &
    client registration and billing.
  • Answer and direct calls for automated phone system. Check messages and forward to staff.
  • Handle mail and deliveries, including trips to post office, bank, and FedEx.
  • Assist with ordering, tracking, maintaining and processing office and pantry supplies, including putting away and organizing supplies.
  • Support staff and other meetings as necessary including handling catering and setting-up equipment.
  • Troubleshoot computer and phone repairs and maintenance.
  • Archive agency records.
  • Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • BA OR AA degree with 2 years of administrative experience
  • At least 2 years of administrative and office experience
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Superb attention to details – the ability to catch and fix errors before final product is submitted
  • Excellent judgment and problem solving skills
  • Solid computer skills, especially Excel
  • Flexible
  • Self-Starter
  • Bilingual Spanish / English preferred
Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Administrative Assistant ” in the subject line.

Law Student Intern

The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social and legal services to individuals and families affected by severe illness. We offer legal and social services which are confidential and available in multiple languages. Our multidisciplinary approach provides necessary infrastructure for clients by helping them to successfully achieve legal and social service goals. We practice in a number of substantive areas including: (1) Lifetime Planning; (2) Family Law; (3) Income maintenance/public assistance benefits; and (4) Housing. The demand for our services is great and we meet with clients in our offices, their homes, hospitals and local Community-Based Organizations. For Law Students, we provide a full orientation in our areas of practice and make sure they have exposure to a range of issues and courts. In their time at The Family Center, a student may expect not only to learn a great deal, but also to use that knowledge to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of their clients and their community.

The Family Center’s Department of Legal Services seeks Law Students (2L or 3L), interested in non-profit work and possessed of strong interpersonal, organizational and writing skills. We have discrete projects for which we need immediate assistance in the areas of matrimonial and family law, the development and running of off-site clinics and housing law work. Also, The Family Center has Special Practice Orders in the First and Second Departments through which students can appear in court on behalf of clients under the supervision of an attorney.

Students are expected to work no less than 15 hours per week for the semester. Interns are expected to secure their own funding for the internship. The Family Center assists students in applying for monies. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.

 

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Currently enrolled in law school and a demonstrated interest in public interest law
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, research and writing skills
  • Demonstrated interest in non-profit work and the law
  • Spanish speaking preferred but not required

 

Please send a brief cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “/Summer 2015 Law Student Intern” in the subject line. Please feel free to contact Adam J. Halper, Director of Legal Services at 718-230-1379, ext 138 or at ahalper@thefamilycenter.org.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Research Intern

Description: This is a part-time, Research Intern position at The Family Center. The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social and legal services to families affected by life threatening parental illness, absences and loss, with a strong focus on research. The Research Intern would work primarily on a study investigating the outcomes of an adult mentor on youth development. Other research related responsibilities also apply. The Research Intern will report to the Research Coordinator and work closely with other members of the research team. This is a 6 month unpaid position that offers hands-on experience and is ideal for students interested in child and adolescent focused research.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Prepare study materials for data collection
  • Obtain informed consent and assent from research participants
  • Conduct research interviews with study participants in office, at partner agencies, and in participants’ homes
  • Assist with creating databases for data entry
  • Data Entry and coding
  • Help with participant recruitment for the research study
  • Other research related duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Currently pursuing a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e psychology, social work, public health)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Superb attention to detail is critical
  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to self-start
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Spanish Speaking a plus
Please email resume to jobs@thefamilycenter.org with cover letter and put “Research Intern” in the subject line of your email.


For All Career Opportunities

Please email resume with cover letter to: JOBS@THEFAMILYCENTER.ORG. Please put “Job Title” in subject line of email. RESUMES WITHOUT COVER LETTERS THAT INCLUDE SALARY REQUIREMENT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Family Center is covered under The Family and Medical Leave Act.