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.

 

We provide a rewarding work environment for our talented and dedicated staff. In addition, TFC employees receive the following benefits:

 

Join our team that works to strengthen vulnerable New Yorkers and their families!

Join our team that works to strengthen vulnerable New Yorkers and their families!

  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • 403(B) Retirement Plan
  • Four Weeks’ Annual Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • TransitChek Program

Case Planner /Court-Ordered Supervision

The Family Center is seeking a dedicated professional with strong analytical skills to deliver the Family Connections intervention to Brooklyn families on court-ordered supervision (COS). Family Connections is a multi-faceted community-based program that works with vulnerable families, in their homes, to help them meet the basic needs of their children to prevent child maltreatment and achieve safety, well-being, and permanency outcomes. The Court-Ordered Supervision program (FC-COS) will provide dedicated and enhanced services to these families in order to improve safety for children, reduce the length of time on court-ordered supervision and reduce the likelihood for repeated maltreatment. The Case Planner reports to the Program Supervisor. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Strict adherence to the Family Connections Model modified for use with families on ordered supervision (FC-COS).
  • Compliance with Agency Protocols and ACS Contract mandates.
  • Maintain a caseload of no more than 8 Brooklyn families enrolled in COS.
  • Complete all assessments to aide in the creation of outcome driven service plans that reinforce safety for children, reduce/eliminate risk for maltreatment, utilize program enhancements, and promote access to ancillary services that reduce length of stay in COS.
  • Meet face-to-face in home/community/office at least weekly with all families on caseload, and participate in all family court hearings and family team conferences.
  • Provide written court reports and collaborate with Family Service Unit (FSU) and Family Court Legal Services (FCLS) to prepare for all family court hearings.
  • Educate families on how behavior/conditions are impacting family functioning.
  • Provide case work counseling services that assess in-home family functioning, stability, and level of engagement in services and the degree of behavior change in relation to safety/risk factors that prompted the referral.
  • Complete safety and risk assessments following ACS contract FC-COS mandates.
  • Actively participate in weekly supervision and team meetings, and in in-service training.
  • Maintain case records documenting all activities for all families on caseload.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with FSU DCP, FCLS, and community partners to ensure that families receive appropriate referral and linkages to other service providers.
  • Ensure CONNX and PROMIS entries are up-to-date, accurate and submitted on time.
  • Ensure all documentation (FASP, CFA, Service Plan, court reports, and progress notes) are clear and concise, and submitted within established time frames.
  • Follow supervisory directives.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • BSW or a Bachelor’s Degree in human services field
  • Post-BA experience working with families and children required
  • Computer literacy and strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Some knowledge of child welfare system preferred
  • Experience working within an evidence based model preferred
  • Flexibility in schedule
  • Bilingual Spanish & English a plus
Please email a resume, with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please put the words “Case Planner-COS” in the subject line of the e-mail.
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.

The Per-Diem Social Worker/Counselor provides on going mental health services and monitoring for a caseload of 12-14 clients. The hours would be primarily after 3:30pm to 7pm, 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 include but are not limited to the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide agency-based therapeutic counseling for children, adolescents and adults in an outpatient OMH funded mental health clinic.
  • Provide thorough assessments and develop quarterly service plans for individuals and families.
  • Responsible for all 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 requested.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Licensed MSW, LMSW, LCSW, LMHC or LMFT by the state of New York.
  • Master Degree in Social Work or related field (Psychology, counseling, mental health)
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
  • 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 (Net smart, 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, CRAFT)
  • Ability to provide professional, confidential services to families and function in a high paced environment.
Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please put the words “Per Diem Social Worker/Counselor – Mental Health Clinic” in the subject line of the e-mail.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Program Supervisor – Family Connections – Court-Ordered Supervision

The Family Center is seeking a dedicated professional with strong clinical, analytical and excellent communication skills to support and coach case planners as they deliver the Family Connections intervention to Brooklyn Families with court ordered supervision (COS). Family Connections is a multi-faceted community-based program that works with vulnerable families, in their homes, to help them meet the basic needs of their children to prevent child maltreatment and achieve safety, well-being, and permanency outcomes. The Court-Ordered Supervision program will provide dedicated and enhanced services to these families in order to improve safety for children, reduce the length of time a family is on court-ordered supervision, and reduce the likelihood for repeated maltreatment. Program Supervisor reports to Program Director. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Coach, evaluate, develop, inspire staff
  • Make clear, consistent, transparent and timely decisions
  • Plan strategically, aligning program priorities with broader agency goals
  • Strive for efficient, effective, high quality performance in self and unit
  • Apply an outcome and solution-oriented approach to deliver timely and accurate results
  • Conduct Intakes for FC-COS Program
  • Hire and train new case planners on all ACS, agency and program protocols
  • Provide weekly clinical and administrative supervision to five (5) case planners
  • Identify training needs of staff and develop training opportunities that address needs
  • Collaborate with ACS and other community organizations to ensure families receive appropriate referral/linkages to other providers
  • Ensure entries into PROMIS & CONNECTIONS are up-to-date, accurate and on time
  • Conduct and document monthly case record reviews/maintain supervision logs
  • Review and approve all case planner progress notes, FASPs, written court reports, etc.
  • Review and approve all FC related documents, (CASI, Evaluation of Change, CFA, etc.)
  • Facilitate and /or participate in family team conferences, child safety conferences, family court hearings, elevated risk conferences, as needed Actively participate in agency senior staff meetings, weekly supervision and FC supervisory coaching sessions
  • Other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • MSW with four years post Master’s experience working with families, required
  • LMSW or LCSW preferred
  • Two years supervisory experience required
  • Working knowledge of NYC Child Welfare System required
  • Highly organized
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a strong plus
  • Experience working within an evidence-based model a strong plus
  • Computer literacy and strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility in schedule
Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please put the words “Program Supervisor – Family Connections – COS” in the subject line of the e-mail.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Staff Attorney – Bilingual (Spanish/English)

THE LEGAL WELLNESS INSTITUTE at THE FAMILY CENTER
The Family Center is a multidisciplinary nonprofit organization serving New Yorkers affected by illness, crisis and loss. TFC’s Legal Wellness Institute provides comprehensive civil legal representation to clients in all five boroughs of New York City.

OUR CLIENTS
LWI represents low income New Yorkers suffering from or affected by severe illness or serious disability. We serve the patient in the midst of treatment. We serve those who have recovered from illness and must now put their lives back together. We serve those who are not likely to get better. We serve families moving on from the loss of a parent or caregiver. We serve the elderly, home-bound, and patients in hospitals or hospice.

OUR WORK
Our work is deeply personal and client-focused. To reach our ill or disabled clients, we go to them: often meeting in their homes, hospitals, and other locations throughout the city. We practice in a number of substantive areas including: (1) Housing Law; (2) Family Law; (3) Public Benefits and Income Maintenance; and (4) Lifetime Planning. In our holistic model all staff attorneys are trained and practice in all of these areas of law.

The Staff Attorney will report to the Assistant Director of Legal Services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Advise and represent clients in all practice areas.
  • Appear in courts and administrative agencies in all five boroughs of NYC.
  • Lead community presentations and legal clinics.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English), required
  • Juris Doctor and admission to the New York State Bar preferred (those sitting for the July 2018 bar exam will be considered)
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, research and writing skills
  • Ability to prepare and draft memoranda, legal documents, pleadiings, motions, and briefs
  • Experience in family law, public benefits, housing or elder law preferred but not required
  • Willingness to travel throughout city to meet with clients, give presentations, and appear in court
Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please put the words “Staff Attorney” in the subject line of the e-mail.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Development & Communication Intern

Description: The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social and legal services to families affected by illness, crisis 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.

This unpaid, part-time Development & Communications Intern position is responsible for a wide range of activities associated with supporting The Family Center’s funding relationships. This position reports to the Director of Development and Communications. This unpaid, part-time position calls for two full days a week (14 hours per week), but the specific weekdays and times are flexible. The Family Center is not only offering transportation reimbursement, but also a variety of training opportunities for the right candidate to build his/ her skill set, especially in online content management and other forms of digital communication.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Support agency social media strategy development and implementation.
  • Utilize social media tools and other online repositories of information for potential donors and donor institutions.
  • Research grant-making institutions and individuals to identify likely funding sources.
  • Work with a team to produce content for agency electronic communications, such as website and e-newsletters.
  • Work with a team to plan and execute fundraisers and other events associated with revenue development, volunteerism or public relations.
  • Assist as needed with special events and projects
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ideal candidate is working towards a degree in marketing, public relations, fundraising or a related field
  • Some work experience preferred
  • Fluency in social media terms, strategies, etc., especially related to LinkedIn.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially writing
  • Superb attention to detail is critical
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Please email resume and cover letter to Aileen Parker at aparker@thefamilycenter.org and put “Development and Communications Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Law Student or Undergraduate Student Internship – Legal Wellness Institute

Fall Semester 2017
LAW STUDENT OR UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP
LEGAL WELLNESS INSTITUTE AT THE FAMILY CENTER

WHAT IS THE LEGAL WELLNESS INSTITUTE?
The Family Center is a multidisciplinary nonprofit organization working with low-income New Yorkers affected by illness, crisis and loss. Our Legal Wellness Institute (LWI) provides civil legal services to New Yorkers affected by severe illness, serious disability or parental absence.

LWI works with clients in all five boroughs of NYC. We practice in Housing Law (eviction prevention, subsidized housing rights, succession rights, housing court, etc.); Public Benefits (Medicaid/Medicare, SNAP, Public Assistance, SSI/SSD, etc.); Family Law (custody, guardianship, child support, divorce, adult guardianship); Lifetime Planning (last wills, standby guardianship, health care proxy, power of attorney, living will, etc.); and Economic Justice (financial literacy presentations and community workshops, individual information and advice).

We provide holistic legal representation, working across multiple areas of law to help clients resolve interconnected legal problems. We often represent the same client in multiple venues. To reach our seriously ill and disabled clients, we go to where they are: their homes, hospitals, hospices, nursing facilities, or anywhere they can be safely and comfortably.

OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Interns help us serve some of NYC’s most vulnerable residents through client intake and interviews; research; outreach and communications; filing in courts and administrative offices; attending home and hospital visits; creating informational materials; and assisting with off-site clinics and presentations.

All interns will receive an orientation, ongoing training in our practice areas and issues relating to our work with special populations, as well as mentorship and supervision. Interns will gain experience in each of our practice areas.

Interns will work out of The Family Center’s offices in Brooklyn and are invited to attend client meetings, hearings, and community presentations throughout NYC.

During the semester, interns are expected to be available for at least 10-15 hours per week. Internships are unpaid, however, The Family Center may assist students in applying for funding or course credit as appropriate.

 

INTERN REQUIREMENTS:
  • Spanish Bilingual preferred
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, research and writing skills
  • Commitment to working with vulnerable populations and communities
  • Prior public interest or volunteer experience preferred
To Apply – Please send a brief cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please use the words “LWI Internship” in the subject line of the email. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Pro-Bono Graphic Designer

Description:
The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social and legal services to NYC families affected by illness, crisis and loss, and living in poverty. 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 vulnerable NYC families. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.
The Family Center Development & Communications Department currently has no in-house graphic design capacity and seeks highly-skilled, motivated and self-starter graphic designers who are interested in donating their time, energy and expertise to manage, create, and see through to completion, pro-bono graphic design projects for our agency.
Designers who sign on will have a choice in which projects they work on; and all such work will have direct impact on The Family Center’s ability to provide high quality, efficacious services to vulnerable New Yorkers and their families, as the pro-bono work of these designers will allow our agency to preserve resources for programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work as part of a team with Development & Communications staff
  • Collaborate with Development & Communications staff to determine the messaging that the design project should portray
  • Advise Family Center on strategies to reach a particular audience
  • Record all project requirements and Family Center needs and goals related to the project
  • Develop specs for every project requested
  • Schedule project implementation
  • Determine printing budget constraints
  • Think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts
  • Create graphic products that encapsulate the theme, message, and style of the project
  • Prepare rough drafts, specifically at least three design options per project
  • Present design options for each project and explain the concepts behind each options that reinforce Family Center needs and goals related to the project
  • Amend design to incorporate Family Center comments and gain full approval by Development & Communications staff
  • Proof design projects prior to printing or publication
Please contact Tonya Collins, Development & Communications Associate at tcollins@thefamilycenter.org to arrange an interview and review your current portfolio. Please put “Pro-Bono Graphic Designer” in the subject line of your email.

Pro-Bono Photographer

Description:

The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social and legal services to NYC families affected by illness, crisis and loss, and living in poverty. 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 vulnerable NYC families. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.
The Family Center Development & Communications Department currently does not have a staff photographer and seeks highly-skilled photographer with a good eye for images who is interested in donating their time, energy and expertise to oversee pro-bono photo projects for our agency.
Photographers will have a choice in which projects they work on; and all such work will have direct impact on The Family Center’s ability to provide high quality, efficacious services to vulnerable New Yorkers and their families, as the pro-bono work of these photographers will allow our agency to preserve resources for programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work as part of a team with Development & Communications staff
  • Collaborate with Development & Communications staff to determine best shots to convey proper project messaging
  • Retouch photos before sending to Development & Communications staff
  • Capture images until you achieve desired results
  • Improve image quality using various editing methods
  • Use and maintain modern and traditional technical equipment (cameras, lenses etc)
  • Arrange objects, scenes, lighting and background to achieve desired project outcomes
  • Maintain an in depth understanding of photographic best practices and procedures
  • Ensure proper lighting is achieved
  • Travel to different locations depending on assignment
  • Take posed and candid shots
  • Take promotional pictures
  • Direct participants in shots
  • Remove red eye, resize, and crop pictures as needed
Please contact Tonya Collins, Development & Communications Associate at tcollins@thefamilycenter.org to arrange an interview and review your current portfolio. Please put “Pro-Bono Photographer” 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.