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:

      Child Development Specialist

      The Family Center has extensive experience in developing programs for families affected by HIV/AIDS and has pioneered the research and design of services addressing permanency planning for children in such families. The Child Development Specialist provides intensive home-based services, including assessments and developmental screening, parenting training and support, case management and service advocacy to families with children ages 0-5, including families impacted by HIV and/or substance abuse. This is a full-time position. Candidates must be willing to conduct field work in all NYC boroughs. The Child Development Specialist reports to the ESLS Program Supervisor. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

      RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Manage a caseload of 12-14 families.
      • Conduct extensive assessment of child developmental milestones, family history, functioning and well-being, parenting knowledge and skills and home environment.
      • In consultation with supervisor and parents, develop a service plan with goals and objectives intended to improve safety, well-being and permanency for children.
      • Through intensive home visiting and office based visits, deliver one-on-one parenting skills training utilizing an evidence-based curriculum.
      • Provide information, referral, care coordination, follow-up and advocacy as appropriate to ensure that family needs are met.
      • Follow research protocol regarding quality and timeliness of assessment and interventions.
      • Actively participate in weekly reflective supervision.
      • Attend all ESLS team meetings and case conferences, including those focused on joint service plan development with collaborating agencies.
      • Plan and facilitate group activities for parents, children or families.
      • Assist in planning of outreach and clients events.
      QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Bachelors degree in early childhood education, psychology or related field
      • Minimum of two years experience working with children 0-5 and their parents
      • Knowledge of resources available to low-income families in New York City
      • Experience working with families impacted by HIV and/or substance-use a plus
      • Bilingual preferred (Spanish, Haitian Creole or West African French)
      Please email resume, cover letter that includes salary requirements and one writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Child Development Specialist” in the subject line.
      The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
      The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

    Clinic Director – Article 31 Licensed Mental Health Clinic

    The Family Center has extensive experience in developing programs for vulnerable youth and their families. We operate an Article 31 License Mental Health Clinic for children, adolescents and their family members in central Brooklyn in the Bedford Stuyvesant community. Licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health, the mental health clinic will serve 250 families per year. We are looking for a Clinic Director to oversee the day to day operations of the Article 31 clinic. The Clinic Director will have responsibility for the overall clinical and administrative aspects of the clinic ensuring provision of high quality services and adherence to regulatory mandates. The Clinic Director reports to the Executive Director. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Plan, develop and monitor day-to-day operations for a licensed mental health clinic serving up to 250 children, adolescents and their family members in Central Brooklyn (Bedford Stuyvesant).
    • Hire and provide leadership, guidance, direction, and supervision to all clinic staff including therapists, psychiatrist and administrative staff to ensure accurate and timely completion of Treatment Plans and Progress Notes as well as service authorizations required by managed care companies.
    • Participate in program evaluation activities and deliver (or learn to deliver) services using evidenced-based practices.
    • Conduct client screenings and assign clients to therapists.
    • Maintain contracted levels of service.
    • Maintain quality control of case records, reports and statistics.
    • Implement necessary systems in compliance with NYS OMH and NYC DOHMH certification requirements.
    • Establish and foster community/provider relationships.
    • Oversee billing process.
    • Participate in agency management and planning activities.
    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    • Three or more years of progressively responsible experience as the Director of an Article 31 or Article 28 outpatient mental health clinic.
    • Knowledge of health policy, including health reform; industry standards in the provision of community mental health services; clinical trends and research.
    • Desire to provide quality mental health services and to develop the administrative and clinical staff in a well-managed mental health care facility.
    • Experience with Medicaid/Medicare and private insurance billing requirements.
    • An understanding of funding and industry regulations and a track record of meeting compliance standards.
    • Experience with medical billing software platforms.
    • Strong leadership, excellent organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to work on a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment.
    • Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure.
    • Experience using evidence based models (FFT, MST, BSFT, etc.) preferred.
    • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited university and licensed in New York State (LCSW).
      • Medicare credentialed
      Please email resume, cover letter that includes salary requirements and one writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Clinic Director” in the subject line.
      The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
      The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

    Per Diem Clinical Supervisor – Mental Health Clinic

    The Family Center has extensive experience in developing programs for vulnerable youth and their families. We operate an Article 31 License Mental Health Clinic for children, adolescents and their family members in central Brooklyn in the Bedford Stuyvesant community. Licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health, the mental health clinic will serve 250 families per year. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.

    The Per Diem Clinical Supervisor is responsible for the clinical supervision of Article 31 mental health clinicians providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their family members.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Provide clinical supervision to Masters level staff who provide a range of clinical services for families.
    • Review cases with staff to accurately assess needs and develop appropriate interventions to address needs.
    • Complete supervisory documentation.
    • Handle administrative duties as needed for program operation including quarterly reviews of case records.
    • Collaborate with agency psychiatrist on cases as needed.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • LCSW
    • Four years experience in providing therapy services to families within a mental health clinic.
    • Two years clinical supervisory experience.
    Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Per Diem Clinical Supervisor” 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.

Law Student Intern

FALL, 2015 LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIPS
DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL SERVICES
THE FAMILY CENTER

WHAT IS THE FAMILY CENTER?

The Family Center is a nonprofit organization working with New Yorkers affected by illness, crisis and loss. We represent clients in all five boroughs of New York City in housing, family and matrimonial actions, public benefits administrative hearings and lifetime planning. We work in courts throughout New York City. We are a multidisciplinary agency where lawyers work together with social workers, researchers, medical case managers and others to help clients achieve economic, medical, family and housing stability.

WHO ARE OUR CLIENTS?

The Family Center serves all people suffering or affected by severe illness. We serve the patient in the midst of debilitating treatment. We serve those who have recovered from devastating illness to find they must now put the rest of their lives back together. We serve those who are not likely to get better. We serve grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters who are taking care of children because of the loss of a family member. We serve the elderly, those who are home-bound and those who are hospital and hospice – bound. We serve some of New York City’s most disenfranchised communities and some of the most vulnerable people within them. Our work is not only about achieving excellent legal outcomes, but also, it is about helping clients and families achieve stability and autonomy in the presence of transition and with dignity. We serve approximately 1,200 clients a year. We help them to resolve 1,400 legal matters. Our work is deeply personal and client-focused. We meet clients at their hospital beds, in their homes, in court and at administrative agencies, in our office and at local CBO’s.

We practice in a number of substantive areas including: (1) Lifetime Planning (standby guardianships, wills, advanced directives); (2) Family Law (matrimonial work, support, custody, and guardianship for children and adults); (3) Income maintenance (fair hearings, SSI/SSD); and (4) Housing (nonpayment, holdover, repairs cases and succession planning). The demand for our services is great and we meet with clients in our offices, their homes, hospitals and local CBO’s. 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 law 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 client clinics, public benefits 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 will work out of the Family Center’s offices in Brooklyn.
Students are expected to work no less than 15 hours per week for the semester. Students 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
Please send a brief cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “/Fall 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.

Legal Services Coordinator

THE FAMILY CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL SERVICES

WHAT IS THE FAMILY CENTER?

The Family Center is a nonprofit organization working with New Yorkers affected by illness, crisis and loss. We represent clients in all five boroughs of New York City in housing, family and matrimonial actions, public benefits administrative hearings and lifetime planning. We work in courts throughout New York City. We are a multidisciplinary agency where lawyers work together with social workers, researchers, medical case managers and others to help clients achieve economic, medical, family and housing stability.

WHO ARE OUR CLIENTS?

The Family Center serves all people suffering or affected by severe illness. We serve the patient in the midst of debilitating treatment. We serve those who have recovered from devastating illness to find they must now put the rest of their lives back together. We serve those who are not likely to get better. We serve grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters who are taking care of children because of the loss of a family member. We serve the elderly, those who are home-bound and those who are hospital and hospice – bound. We serve some of New York City’s most disenfranchised communities and some of the most vulnerable people within them. Our work is not only about achieving excellent legal outcomes, but also, it is about helping clients and families achieve stability and autonomy in the presence of transition and with dignity. We serve approximately 1,200 clients a year. We help them to resolve 1,400 legal matters. Our work is deeply personal and client-focused. We meet clients at their hospital beds, in their homes, in court and at administrative agencies, in our office and at local CBO’s.

LEGAL SERVICES COORDINATOR

The Family Center seeks a Legal Services Coordinator who will be at the heart of our legal work. The successful candidate will assist the members of the Legal Services Department in the provision of a range of services to clients including home visits, document preparation, court filings and the representation of clients before administrative courts. The Legal Services Coordinator reports to the Director of Legal Services in The Family Center’s Brooklyn office. Tasks include:

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Providing administrative support for the Legal Services Department including phones, filing, word processing and data management, court filings and arranging for service of process;
  • Providing home and agency-based services to clients on advanced directives;
  • Case management to clients, including the gathering and updating of client medical information;
  • Representing clients before government and administrative agencies at fair hearings and Federal Disability hearings;
  • Interviewing clients in the office, the client’s home, or other appropriate venue;
  • Maintaining proper files and assisting in the preparation of reports, proposals and other documents;
  • Special projects as requested.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English), not required but strongly preferred
Please send a resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “/Legal Services Coordinator” in the subject line of the email.
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.