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 (Tuesday Through Saturday)

    The Family Center has extensive experience 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 development 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 with a Tuesday through Saturday schedule. 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:
    • 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.
    • Link children with appropriate services available in their area, including pre-K, Head Start and Early Intervention Services.
    • 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.
    MINIMUM 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 with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Child Development Specialist – (Tuesday through Saturday)” in the subject line.
    The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
    The Family Center is covered under FMLA.


    Buddy/Caregiver Family Coordinator (Tuesday Through Saturday)

    The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social and legal services to families effected by 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 Buddy/Caregiver Family Coordinator is a hybrid position combining responsibilities for overseeing and supporting volunteer-child relationships in TFC’s mentoring program and providing case management services to grandparents and other relatives raising grandchildren. The Buddy/Caregiver Family Coordinator is part of TFC’s Social Service Department and reports to the Director of Social Services.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Conduct regular phone check-in with mentors, mentees and parents of approximately 50 mentor pairs.
    • Coach volunteers, children and parents/caregivers to support the cultivation of lasting Buddy relationships.
    • Assist in interviewing, recruitment, screening, and training of 15-20 new mentors/mentees per year.
    • Organize quarterly group mentoring activities.
    • Carry a caseload of 10-15 caregiver case management families, providing assessment, support, referral and crisis support as needed.
    • Conduct home and community visits as needed throughout New York City.
    • Work with other internal and external providers working with the families to ensure coordinated delivery of needed servcies.
    • Special projects as requested.
    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    • Tuesday through Saturday schedule required, with flexibility to work some evenings
    • Bachelors degree in Social Work or related field, strongly preferred
    • Experience with families and communities impacted by parental crisis and loss.
    • Experience managing volunteers.
    • Bilingual Spanish, strongly preferred.
    Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Buddy/Caregiver Family Coordinator – (Tuesday through Saturday)” in the subject line.
    The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
    The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

    Administrative Assistant – Accounting and HR

    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 position is responsible for assisting with administration and reception coverage for The Family Center in Bedford Stuyvesant. This is a full-time position with a Tuesday through Saturday Schedule.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Answer and direct phone calls, greet client and handle client registration.
    • Process weekly bills including data entry into accounting database.
    • Responsible for biweekly payroll submission, pension billing and HR reporting.
    • Handle mail and deliveries, including trips to post office and FedEx.
    • Manage office space and support office systems and operations.
    • Maintain physical plant working closely with Operations and HR Manager to coordinate vendor services.
    • Order, track, maintain and process office and pantry supplies, including putting away and organizing supplies.
    • Support staff and other meetings as necessary including handling catering and setting-up equipment.
    • Be proactive in addressing repairs and service requests. Provide appropriate follow-up.
    • 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
    Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Administrative Assistant – Accounting and HR” in the subject line.

    Part-Time Receptionist-Evenings and Saturday

    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 position requires working 4pm to 9pm Monday through Friday and Saturdays. The Receptionist reports to Operations and Human Resources Manager.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Greet all clients in a friendly and professional manner.
    • Answer all calls and route as necessary.
    • Handle check-in procedures and client registration.
    • Perform receptionist, clerical and administrative duties as required.
    • Book and maintain consultation room calendars.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • BA or AA degree with 2 years of administrative experience
    • At least 2 years of receptionist and office experience
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) & ability to communicate clearly
    • Superb attention to details
    • Excellent judgment and problem solving skills
    • Solid computer skills, especially Excel
    • Excellent judgment and problem solving skills
    • Flexible
    • Self-Starter
    Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Receptionist” in the subject line.

    Per Diem Social Worker/Counselor-MentalHealthClinic

    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 ongoing mental health services and monitoring for a caseload of 10 clients. The hours would be primarily after 3pm to 7pm, with some flexibility for specific days during the week. S/he report to 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 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 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 caregiviers.
    • Maintain appropriate documentation of work.
    • Special projects as requested.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Licensed LMSW, LMHC, LMFT by the State of New York
    • Masters 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 utilized Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint), familiar with electronic documentation programs (Net Smart, EVOLV)
    • Thorough understanding for DSM-V mental health diagnosis and treatment approachs 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.
    • Bilingual fluency a plus (Spanish, Creole) highly preferred.
    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.

    Psychiatrist (specialty with children & youth) (part-time) Article 31 Licensed Mental Health Clinic

    The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization with extensive experience in developing programs for vulnerable youth and their families. We have opened a new Article 31 Licensed Mental Health Clinic 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 part-time Psychiatrist with a specialty in working with children and youth. The Psychiatrist reports to the Clinic Director. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.
    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Conducting comprehensive psychiatric and medical reviews for child, adolescents and adult family members with a diagnosis and clinical formation within a licensed mental health clinic serving up to 250 children, adolescents and their family members in Central Brooklyn (Bedford Stuyvesant).
    • Develop person-centered treatment plans.
    • Prescribe medication and provide medication education and management.
    • Provide psychotherapy services.
    • Participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning meetings.
    • Ensure the timely completion of all required clinical documentation.
    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    • Licensed New York State Physician and certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
    • Experience in working with children and adolescents with mental illness.
    • 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 preferred
      • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Possession of a license to practice medicine in New York State
      • Certified in child and adolescent psychiatry
      • Must be enrolled Medicare provider and obtain and provide to The Family Center a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the
        National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES)
      • Must be able to bill Medicare, Medicaid and 3rd Party Insurances
      Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Psychiatrist” in the subject line.
      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 position is unpaid but 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)
    • 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.