- Health and Dental Benefits
- 403(B) Retirement Plan
- Four Weeks’ Annual Leave
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Long Term Disability Plan
- Flexible Spending Account
- TransitChek Program
Child Development Specialist
- 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.
- 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)
Social Worker/ Counselor
- 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. .
- Other duties as assigned.
- 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 strong desire to learn and grow clinically
- Bilingual Spanish, Creole or French preferred
Law Student Intern
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.
- Currently enrolled in law school and a demonstrated interest in public interest law
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, research and writing skills
- 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
- 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