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

Bilingual Staff Attorney

THE LEGAL WELLNESS INSTITUTE at
THE FAMILY CENTER
The Family Center is a nonprofit organization serving New Yorkers affected by illness, crisis and loss. Our Legal Wellness Institute represents clients in all five boroughs of New York City in housing, family and matrimonial actions, public benefits and lifetime planning. TFC is a multidisciplinary agency where lawyers work with social workers, researchers, medical case managers and others to help clients achieve economic, medical, family and housing stability.

OUR CLIENTS
LWI serves low income New Yorkers suffering from or affected by severe illness or serious disability. Our clients are some of the most disenfranchised residents of NYC’s most vulnerable communities. We serve the patient in the midst of debilitating treatment. We serve those who have recovered from devastating illness and must now put their lives back together. We serve those who are not likely to get better. We serve grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters taking care of children because of the loss of a parent. We serve the elderly, those who are home-bound, and those who are in hospitals or hospice.

OUR WORK
Our work is deeply personal and client-focused. We meet clients at their hospital beds, in their homes, in court and at administrative agencies, and at local CBO’s. We currently practice in a number of substantive areas including: (1) Lifetime Planning; (2) Family Law; (3) Public Benefits and Income Maintenance; and (4) Housing Law. We provide holistic legal representation and every LWI staff member is trained and practices in all of these areas of law.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Legal Wellness Institute seeks a full-time staff attorney to advise and represent clients in all of our practice areas, and appear in courts and administrative agencies in all five boroughs of NYC. This Attorney reports to the Assistant Director of Legal Services.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Juris Doctor, admitted to New York State Bar
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, research and writing skills
  • Ability to prepare and draft memoranda, legal documents, pleadings, motions, and briefs
  • Ability to create and develop educational presentations and outreach materials
  • 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
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English), required
Please email resume, a brief cover letter and one writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org with the subject line ,“Staff Attorney”.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Case Planner

The Family Center is seeking a dedicated professional with strong analytical skills to deliver the Family Connections intervention to Brooklyn families. 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 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 10 families in Brooklyn.
  • Complete weekly face to face visits in the home with each family on their case load (for a total of 4 monthly visits with each family).
  • Complete safety and risk assessments and home visits in accordance with ACS Contract mandates & FC Model
  • 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 in a timely, clear and effective manner in accordance with agency protocol.
  • Prepare all assessments (FASP’s, CFA, Service Plan, EOC) within established time frames.
  • Maintain compliance with Agency Protocols and ACS Contract
  • Work independently in the field and be responsible for agency assigned devices such as laptops and cell phones.
  • Follow supervisory directives
  • Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • BSW or a Bachelor’s Degree in human services field & some post BA experience working with families.
  • Some knowledge of child welfare systems & counseling experience with children & families
  • Experience working within an evidence based model, as strong plus
  • Computer literate & have strong verbal & written communications skills
  • Flexibility in schedule and be highly organized
Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please put the words “Case Planner in the subject line of the e-mail.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Case Planner (Bilingual English & Spanish)

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 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 10 families in Brooklyn.
  • Complete weekly face to face visits in the home with each family on their case load (for a total of 4 monthly visits with each family).
  • Complete safety and risk assessments and home visits in accordance with ACS Contract mandates & FC Model
  • 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 in a timely, clear and effective manner in accordance with agency protocol.
  • Prepare all assessments (FASP’s, CFA, Service Plan, EOC) within established time frames.
  • Maintain compliance with Agency Protocols and ACS Contract
  • Work independently in the field and be responsible for agency assigned devices such as laptops and cell phones.
  • Follow supervisory directives
  • Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • MSW or related human services degree with some experience providing individual and family therapy.
  • Experience working within an evidence based model, as strong plus
  • Or BA in human services field with 4 years of post BA experience working with families and children.
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of NYC Child Welfare System, Connections and Promis preferred
  • Flexibility in schedule, a strong plus
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) Required
New Graduates: New Master’s Level graduates who are interested in developing clinical /family treatment skills working with high risk families are encouraged to apply. Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please put the words “Bilingual (English & Spanish) Case Planner in the subject line of the e-mail.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Economic Justice Advocate

THE LEGAL WELLNESS INSTITUTE at
THE FAMILY CENTER
The Family Center is a nonprofit organization serving New Yorkers affected by illness, crisis and loss. Our Legal Wellness Institute represents clients in all five boroughs of New York City in housing, family and matrimonial actions, public benefits and lifetime planning. TFC is a multidisciplinary agency where lawyers work with social workers, researchers, medical case managers and others to help clients achieve economic, medical, family and housing stability.

OUR CLIENTS
LWI serves low income New Yorkers suffering from or affected by severe illness or serious disability. Our clients are some of the most disenfranchised residents of NYC’s most vulnerable communities. We serve the patient in the midst of debilitating treatment. We serve those who have recovered from devastating illness and must now put their lives back together. We serve those who are not likely to get better. We serve grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters taking care of children because of the loss of a parent. We serve the elderly, those who are home-bound, and those who are in hospitals or hospice.

OUR WORK
Our work is deeply personal and client-focused. We meet clients at their hospital beds, in their homes, in court and at administrative agencies, and at local CBO’s. We currently practice in a number of substantive areas including: (1) Lifetime Planning; (2) Family Law; (3) Public Benefits and Income Maintenance; and (4) Housing Law. We provide holistic legal representation and every LWI staff member is trained and practices in all of these areas of law.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Legal Wellness Institute seeks a full-time advocate to assist with the development and implementation of LWI’s Economic Justice Project. For this new project, will will be providing educational and advocacy services to vulnerable NYC communities on issues such as consumer debt, tenant rights and financial literacy.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • College Graduate — BA or BS, required
  • Professional — Strong interpersonal, organizational, research and writing skills
  • Ready to be of Service — In addition to educational work, the Economic Justice Advocate will represent clients before government and administrative agencies at fair hearings and Federal Disability hearings (Don’t worry if you have no idea what we’re talking about. We will teach you.)
  • Work with Groups — Ability to create and develop educational presentations and materials
  • Know Anything Relevant – Experience or studies in economics, finance, accounting, law, preferred but not required
  • Love NYC — Willingness to travel throughout NYC to do a lot of cool things
  • Speak Spanish — Bilingual (Spanish/English) Required
Please email resume, a brief cover letter and one writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org with the subject line ,“EJP Advocate”.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Family Coordinator

The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social 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 families impacted by illness, crisis and loss. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.

The Social Service Department Program provides city-wide care management, individual/family counseling, and advocacy and support to diverse families including households headed by caregivers, such as grandparents, adoptive parents and other kin, households headed by a parent living with HIV or breast cancer, and households with children with special medical or mental health needs. The Family Coordinator reports to the Family Coordination Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide home and community-based assessment, crisis intervention, care management and support to vulnerable families, throughout New York City.
  • Conduct thorough assessments using a variety of locally-developed and standardized tools and develop meaningful service plan goals.
  • Facilitate internal and external referrals for a range of services to meet critical individual and family needs and expand access to community-based enrichment and social support.
  • Accompany clients to fair hearings, case conferences and other appointments.
  • Facilitate peer support groups, family activities and parenting training.
  • Maintain a caseload of 16-20 families.
  • Conduct outreach to promote TFC’s services among providers and community members.
  • Deliver and document services, including evidence-based interventions, with fidelity to program and agency protocol.
  • Document all work with clients in electronic health record system.
  • Manage extensive field schedule and use remote access tools to coordinate and communicate with supervisor and peers remotely.
  • Manage varied assessment and reporting protocols across caseload based on program enrollment.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Personal and/or professional experience with post-guardianship and post-adoptive families
  • Familiarity with benefits and resources available to low-income families
  • Experience facilitating groups and/or delivering training
  • Experience with Health Home care management, a plus
  • Bilingual Spanish, French, or Haitian Creole
Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please put the words “Family Coordinator” in the subject line of the e-mail.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Family Coordinator, Staten Island Specialist

The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social 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 families impacted by illness, crisis and loss. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.

The Social Service Department Program provides city-wide care management, individual/family counseling, and advocacy and support to diverse families including households headed by caregivers, such as grandparents, adoptive parents and other kin, households headed by a parent living with HIV or breast cancer, and households with children with special medical or mental health needs. The Family Coordinator reports to the Family Coordination Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide home and community-based assessment, crisis intervention, care management and support to vulnerable families, with a caseload primarily in Staten Island.
  • Conduct thorough assessments using a variety of locally-developed and standardized tools and develop meaningful service plan goals.
  • Facilitate internal and external referrals for a range of services to meet critical individual and family needs and expand access to community-based enrichment and social support.
  • Accompany clients to fair hearings, case conferences and other appointments.
  • Facilitate peer support groups, family activities and parenting training.
  • Maintain a caseload of 16-20 families, about 60% in Staten Island.
  • Conduct outreach to promote TFC’s services among providers and community members in high need communities of Staten Island.
  • Deliver and document services, including evidence-based interventions, with fidelity to program and agency protocol.
  • Document all work with clients in electronic health record system.
  • Manage extensive field schedule and use remote access tools to coordinate and communicate with supervisor and peers remotely.
  • Manage varied assessment and reporting protocols across caseload based on program enrollment.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Personal and/or professional experience with post-guardianship and post-adoptive families
  • Familiarity with benefits and resources available to low-income families
  • Experience facilitating groups and/or delivering training
  • Experience with Health Home care management, a plus
  • Bilingual Spanish required
Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please put the words “Family Coordinator, Staten Island Specialist” in the subject line of the e-mail.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Peer Recovery Advocate – B-WEL

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) supports Brooklyn women affected by substance use and HIV risk with the goal of reducing barriers to treatment, connecting women to treatment, and keeping women engaged in addiction treatment services. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Engage and motivate Brooklyn women across different addiction treatment modalities (outpatient, inpatient, detoxification, methadone maintenance) who may be at-risk for dropping out of services.
  • Engage Brooklyn women who are completing treatment at a partner agency and serve as a their personal guide and mentor by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery.
  • Manage a caseload of B-WEL clients while ensure timely completion of required B-WEL screenings, assessments and Recovery Action Plans.
  • Provide personal coaching to assist individuals transition from professionally-assisted recovery initiation to personally-directed, community-supported recovery maintenance.
  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to help clients develop a person-centered Recovery Action Plan describing specific goals and objectives for sustaining recovery.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational and support groups such as Seeking Safety and SMART Recovery.
  • Escort clients to appointments and mutual self-help groups (12-Step meetings and SMART Recovery meetings) and provide encouragement for opportunities in community-based activities that support recovery (e.g., work, school, relationships, physical activity, self-directed hobbies, etc.)
  • Maintain contact by phone and/or e-mail with recovering person after they leave a treatment program to ensure their ongoing success, provide re-engagement support, and collect follow-up data.
  • Conduct HIV and Hepatitis C Rapid Testing, following agency protocol.
  • Complete service delivery documentation in electronic health record.
  • Attend weekly individual supervision with Project Supervisor, weekly team meetings, and case conferences at partner agencies.
  • Ability to work Saturdays and/or evenings when required.
  • Special projects as requested.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent along with two years of social service experience with individuals with substance use disorders and/or mental health disorders
  • Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) or Certified Recovery Coach (CRC) or similar peer credential
  • HIV or Hepatitis C testing experience, a plus
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) Required
  • Excellent time management and phone and face-to-face engagement skills
  • Flexibility to travel to multiple treatment settings across different levels of care
  • Computer proficiency
Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please put the words “B-WEL Bilingual Peer Recovery Advocate” in the subject line of the e-mail.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Peer Recovery Advocate – B-WEL

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) supports Brooklyn women affected by substance use and HIV risk with the goal of reducing barriers to treatment, connecting women to treatment, and keeping women engaged in addiction treatment services. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Engage and motivate Brooklyn women across different addiction treatment modalities (outpatient, inpatient, detoxification, methadone maintenance) who may be at-risk for dropping out of services.
  • Engage Brooklyn women who are completing treatment at a partner agency and serve as a their personal guide and mentor by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery.
  • Manage a caseload of B-WEL clients while ensure timely completion of required B-WEL screenings, assessments and Recovery Action Plans.
  • Provide personal coaching to assist individuals transition from professionally-assisted recovery initiation to personally-directed, community-supported recovery maintenance.
  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to help clients develop a person-centered Recovery Action Plan describing specific goals and objectives for sustaining recovery.
  • Facilitate psycho-educational and support groups such as Seeking Safety and SMART Recovery.
  • Escort clients to appointments and mutual self-help groups (12-Step meetings and SMART Recovery meetings) and provide encouragement for opportunities in community-based activities that support recovery (e.g., work, school, relationships, physical activity, self-directed hobbies, etc.)
  • Maintain contact by phone and/or e-mail with recovering person after they leave a treatment program to ensure their ongoing success, provide re-engagement support, and collect follow-up data.
  • Conduct HIV and Hepatitis C Rapid Testing, following agency protocol.
  • Complete service delivery documentation in electronic health record.
  • Attend weekly individual supervision with Project Supervisor, weekly team meetings, and case conferences at partner agencies.
  • Ability to work Saturdays and/or evenings when required.
  • Special projects as requested.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent along with two years of social service experience with individuals with substance use disorders and/or mental health disorders
  • Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) or Certified Recovery Coach (CRC) or similar peer credential
  • HIV or Hepatitis C testing experience, a plus
  • Spanish bilingual preferred
  • Excellent time management and phone and face-to-face engagement skills
  • Flexibility to travel to multiple treatment settings across different levels of care
  • Computer proficiency
Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please put the words “B-WEL Peer Recovery Advocate” 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

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. 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. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services. Program supervisor reports to Program Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Managing Staff – Coach, evaluate, develop, inspire people, set expectations, recognize achievements, manage conflict, align performance goals with agency goals, and provide feedback; delegate.
  • Problem solving – Identify problem, conduct appropriate analyses, search for best solution, respond quickly to new challenges.
  • Decision making – Make clear, consistent, transparent decisions, act with integrity in all decision making; distinguish relevant from irrelevant information and make timely decisions.
  • Strategic planning – Understand big picture and align priorities with broader agency goals, measures outcomes, use feedback to redirect as needed, evaluate alternatives, solutions oriented, can see connections within complex issues.
  • Quality improvement – Strive for efficient, effective, high quality performance in self and unit; deliver timely and accurate results; resilient when responding to situations that are not going well; take initiative to make improvements.
  • Provide weekly clinical and administrative supervision to bachelor and master level case planners and maintain supervisory log of supervision sessions.
  • Facilitate and / or participate in family team conferences.
  • Identify training needs of staff and develop training opportunities that address needs.
  • Assist in orienting new case planners to the program mission, core values and beliefs and their responsibilities in delivering quality services.
  • Attend agency senior staff meetings.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with ACS 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.
  • Conduct and document monthly case record reviews.
  • Review and approve all case planner progress notes and FASPs.
  • Review and approve all Family Connections related documents, i.e. (CASI, Evaluation of Change, CFA, etc.).
  • Participate in Family Connections supervisory coaching sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Masters in Social Work with license (LMSW) required
  • LCSW preferred
  • 4 Years post Master’s experience working with children and families, 2 of which must be in a supervisory role.
  • Working knowledge of NYC Child Welfare System
  • Experience working within an evidence-based model, a strong plus
  • Computer literate
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility in schedule
  • Highly organized
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) a strong plus
Please email a resume with cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please put the words “Program Supervisor” in the subject line of the e-mail.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Spanish Speaking Per Diem Intake Specialist and 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.
This position is to include completing intakes as well as, engaging clients for individual counseling.
The Per-Diem Intake social worker provides Engagement and Assessments to incoming clients. The hours would be primarily after 3pm to 7pm, with some flexibility to specific days during the week. S/he will report to the Clinic Director.
The Per-Diem social worker/counselor provides on going mental health services and monitoring for a caseload of 16-25 clients. The hours would be primarily after 2pm 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:
  • Intake:
  • Provide individualized assessments to clients and families.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Maintain appropriate case record documentation in accordance with OMH regulations.
  • Counselor:
  • 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 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 a must.
  • 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 “Spanish Speaking Per Diem Intake Specialist and 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.

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 jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Development and Communications Intern” in the subject line of your email.

Law Student Intern

FALL, 2016 LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIPS
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.

 

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Currently enrolled in law school and a demonstrated interest in public interest law
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, research and writing skills
Please send a brief cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “/Fall 2015 Law Student Intern” in the subject line. Please feel free to contact Adam J. Halper, Director of Legal Services at 718-230-1379, ext 138 or at ahalper@thefamilycenter.org.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.


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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.