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:

    B-WEL Service Coordinator

    The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing case management, supportive and legal services to women, youth and families affected by a myriad of challenges that threaten individual and family health and stability. The program Brooklyn Women Enjoying Life (B-WEL) provides Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to women residing in Central Brooklyn who have substance abuse or substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders and are at high risk for HIV/AIDS. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.
    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Work closely with team members to manage the intake, screening and service/treatment planning process.
    • Ensure completion of timely screening for mental health, substance abuse and trauma symptoms using B-WEL screening and assessment protcol.
    • Present new clients, including preliminary treatment plan, at weekly intake meeting, and follow up as needed to inform clients and staff of next steps in implementing plan.
    • Establish rapport with prospective clients and follow up as needed to schedule appointments and reduce barriers to attendance.
    • Provide referrals and information to callers not eligible for B-WEL services.
    • Ensure timely collection of data required by funder at enrollment and follow-up.
    • Assist with outreach activities in the community designed to raise awareness about B-WEL services.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with referring partners to ensure steady flow of clients into program and to ensure that information about community services commonly needed by B-WEL clients is current.
    • Complete treatment planning and service delivery documentation.
    • Make home visits as needed to engage and retain clients in service and to complete data collection.
    • Attend weekly individual supervision with Project Director and bi-weekly team meetings with all members of team.
    • Special projects as requested.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Two years social service experience with target population
    • Excellent phone skills
    • Computer proficiency
    Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “B-WEL Service Coordinator” in the subject line.
    The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
    The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

    Case Planner – Family Net / Family Connections Program

    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. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    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 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.
    • Experience working within an evidence based model, a strong plus.
    • Or BA in human services field with 4 years of post BA experience working with families and children.
    • Computer literate.
    • Flexibility in schedule, a strong plus.
    • Bilingual Spanish, a strong plus.
    Resumes without cover letters that include salary requirements will not be considered. Please email resume with cover letter to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Put “Case Planner” in subject line.
    The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
    The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

    Staff Attorney

    The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social and legal services to individuals and families affected by severe illness. We offer legal and social services which are confidential and available in multiple languages. Our multidisciplinary approach provides necessary infrastructure for clients by helping them successfully achieve legal and social services goals. We practice in a number of substantive areas including: (1) Lifetime Planning; (2) Family Law; (3) Income maintenance/public benefits; and (4) Housing. The demand for our services is great and we meet with clients in our offices, their homes, hospitals and local Community-Based Organizations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Conducting intake with clients in the office, the client’s home, or other appropriate venue;
    • Represent clients in Family, Housing, Surrogacy and Supreme Courts, state and federal administrative agencies, and other forums;
    • Preparation and drafting of internal and external memoranda of law, legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs, and appeals;
    • Assist in the development of training materials and presentation to professionals and lay groups in their area of practice;
    • Conduct client and provider outreach trainings and clinics off-site;
    • Maintain proper files and assist in the preparation of reports, proposals and other documents;
    • Keep current on law and procedures within their area of practice;
    • Assist with the training of new employees;
    • Special Projects as requested.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • Juris Doctor, Demonstrated interest in non-profit work;
    • Licensed to practice in New York State;
    • Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills;
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English) required.
    Please email a resume, cover letter and one writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Put “Staff Attorney Application” in 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 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.