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

The Family Center has extensive experience in 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 developmental 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. 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 to learn more about our services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • 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)
Please email resume, cover letter that includes salary requirements and one writing sample to and put “Child Development Specialist” in the subject line.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Social Worker/ Counselor

The Family Support and Counseling program provides grant-funded individual/family counseling, advocacy and support to HIV-affected families, families affected by Breast Cancer, and caregiver headed households including grandparents caring for minors. The Family Support and Counseling Program is based in our Brooklyn Office and provides home-based services in all five boroughs. Home and field visits are required. The Social Work / Counselor reports to the Social Service Supervisor. Please visit our website at to learn more about our services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • 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
Please email resume, cover letter that includes salary requirements to and include “Social Worker/ Counselor” in the subject line.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Law Student Intern



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.


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 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
Please send a brief cover letter, resume and writing sample to 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
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 is a 6 month unpaid position that offers hands-on experience and is ideal for students interested in child and adolescent focused research.
  • 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
Please email resume to 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.