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:

    Case Planner

    The Family Center is seeking a dedicated professional with strong clinical and excellent communication skills to deliver family focused prevention services designed to prevent the inappropriate foster care placement of at risk children and youth. The Case Planner will provide family centered services utilizing the Family Connections evidence based model. The Case Planner reports to the Program Supervisor. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Strict Adherence to the Family Connections Model.
    • Utilize various clinical assessment tools to aide in the creation of outcome driven service plans.
    • Provide weekly individual and/or family counseling sessions to a caseload of 8 families in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
    • Complete safety and risk assessments and home visits according to ACS Contract mandates.
    • Provide case management, referral and concrete services as needed.
    • Participate in family team conferences as needed.
    • Actively participate in weekly supervision, weekly team/staff meetings and in-service training.
    • Maintain collaborative relationships with ACS Brooklyn Field offices and other community partner organizations to ensure that families receive appropriate referral and linkages to other service providers.
    • Ensure entries into PROMIS & CONNECTIONS are up-to-date, accurate and submitted within expected time frames.
    • Prepare progress notes after each contact, outreach attempt and follow up communication in a timely fashion according to agency protocol.
    • Prepare all FASPS (Initial, Comprehensive and Reassessment) within established time frames.
    • Maintain compliance with Agency Protocols and ACS Contract
    • Complete weekly face to face visits in the home with each family on their case load (for a total of 4 monthly visits for each family)
    • Ability to work independently in the field and be responsible for agency assigned devices such as laptops and cell phones.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • MSW or related human services degree with some experience providing individual and family therapy
    • OR BA in human services field with 4 years of post BA experience working with families and children
    • Experience working within an evidence based model, a strong plus
    • Computer literate
    • Knowledge of NYC Child Welfare System, Connections and PROMIS preferred
    • Flexibility in schedule, a strong plus
    • Bilingual Spanish, a strong plus
    • New Graduates: New Master’s level graduates who are interested in developing clincial / family treatment skills working with high risk families are encouraged to apply
    Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Case Planner” in the subject line.
    The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
    The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

    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.

    Community Health Outreach Specialist

    The Family Center has extensive experience developing progams for families affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. The Community Health Outreach Specialist works with our Health Education team, including graduates of our Treatment Adherence Program who work as consultants conducting outreach and education. The Health Education Team ensures that community providers and potential consumers understand the full range of services offered by the agency, and facilitate referral of HIV-positive clients into appropriate TFC servcies. Community Health Outreach Specialist reports to Special Projects Manager. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Develop and maintain key partner relationships with HIV referral providers with a special focus on Brooklyn provider.
    • Hire, Train and Supervise Peer Outreach Team.
    • Schedule and make presentations about TFC services, serving as an HIV/HCV education resource for outreach activities.
    • Facilitate, pursue, and complete referrals of HIV+ clients from medical and community providers.
    • Design and implement the agency’s HCV testing and treatment support services.
    • Assist with implementation of agency’s HIV testing processes and protocols.
    • Provide assistance to HIV Treatment Adherence team in securing referrals for TFC services.
    • Special projects as requested.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • BA or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing, Health Education, Public Health or related field
    • Experience in public speaking before diverse audiences
    • Experience with health-related counseling and trainings
    • Familiarity with HIV/HCV treatment and standards of care.
    Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Community Health Outreach Specialist” in the subject line.

    Counselor, Family Support and Counseling Program

    The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing comprehensive social, health and legal services to keep families stronger, longer. The Family Center has been the pioneer in the design and research of care coordination, supportive counseling, permanency planning and advocacy services that address the myriad of issues that challenge families headed by caregivers and/or ill parents. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Provide home-based and agency-based individual/family counseling around issues of disclosure, bereavement, trauma, self-care, parenting, family adjustment and functioning.
    • Conduct thorough assessments and develop service plans/treatment goals to be updated every six months.
    • With staff attorneys, assist ill parents to develop plans for the future care of children.
    • Monitor healthcare utilization, access and medical indicators for individuals living with HIV to ensure optimal health outcomes.
    • Provide referrals, advocacy and care coordination on a range of issues impacting families.
    • Develop and facilitate groups for children, teens, adults and/or families.
    • Maintain a caseload of 12-18 families.
    • Special projects as requested.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Licensed Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or related field
    • Two years’ experience providing therapeutic services preferred
    • Ideal candidate should be detail oriented and have a strong desire to learn and grow clinically
    • Bilingual preferred Spanish preferred.
    Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Counselor, Family Support and Counseling Program” 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.