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.

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 time fashion according to agency protocol.
  • Prepare all FASP’s (Initial, Comprehensive and Reassessment) within established time frames.
  • Maintain compliance with Agency Protocols and ACS Contract.
  • Complete a weekly face to face visit in the home with each family on their case load (for a total of 4 monthly visits for each family).
  • 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 with evidence based model, a strong plus
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of NYC Child Welfare System, CONNECTIONS & PROMIS preferred.
  • Flexibility in schedule, a strong plus.
  • Bilingual 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 resume, cover letter that includes salary requirements and writing sample 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.

Per Diem 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 with a focus on trauma related issues. The Per Diem Social Worker/Counselor provides ongoing mental health services and monitoring for an assigned caseload. The hours would be primarily after 3pm to 8pm including Saturday 9am-5pm, 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:
  • Provide agency-based therapeutic counseling for children, adolescents and adults in an outpatient OMH funded mental health clinic.
  • Provide thorough comprehensive assessments and develop quarterly service plans for individuals and families.
  • Responsible for all required OMH 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 required.
MINIMUM 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)
  • 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 (NetSmart 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, CRAFFT, TF-CBT).
  • Ability to provide professional, confidential services to families and function in a high paced environment.
  • Bilingual Fluency a plus (Spanish, Creole)
Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Per Diem Social Worker/Counselor” in the subject line.
The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Administrative Assistant

The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social and legal services to families affected by life threatening parental illness, absence and loss. The Family Center has been a 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 is a full-time position with a Tuesday through Saturday Schedule. This position reports to the Operations and Human Resources Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES:

FINANCE

    • Perform accounts payable activities on a regular basis and assist with audit preparation.
    • Order, track and distribute metrocards and transitcheks.
    • Manage Petty Cash, including submitting reimbursements.
    • Review, document and code monthly American Express bill.
    • Assist with Biweekly payroll processing and completion of reports.

HUMAN RESOURCES

    • Assist with all aspects of human resources function as assigned.
    • Create new hire folders and manage personnel file maintenance.
    • Handle internet and website job posting.
    • Do set up for new employees (keys, computer, phone, desk, id cards).
    • Assist with benefit enrollment, changes and terminations.
    • Assist with new hire orientation.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Shared responsibility for reception function. Assist with access, check-in and check-out process &
    client registration and billing.
  • Answer and direct calls for automated phone system. Check messages and forward to staff.
  • Handle mail and deliveries, including trips to post office, bank, and FedEx.
  • Assist with ordering, tracking, maintaining and processing office and pantry supplies, including putting away and organizing supplies.
  • Support staff and other meetings as necessary including handling catering and setting-up equipment.
  • Troubleshoot computer and phone repairs and maintenance.
  • Archive agency records.
  • Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • BA OR AA degree with 2 years of administrative experience
  • At least 2 years of administrative and office experience
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Superb attention to details – the ability to catch and fix errors before final product is submitted
  • Excellent judgment and problem solving skills
  • Solid computer skills, especially Excel
  • Flexible
  • Self-Starter
  • Bilingual Spanish / English preferred
Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Administrative Assistant ” in the subject line.

Law Student Intern

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 to successfully achieve legal and social service goals. We practice in a number of substantive areas including: (1) Lifetime Planning; (2) Family Law; (3) Income maintenance/public assistance 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. 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 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 clinics 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 are expected to work no less than 15 hours per week for the semester. Interns 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
  • Demonstrated interest in non-profit work and the law
  • Spanish speaking preferred but not required

 

Please send a brief cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “/Spring 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.

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.
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, 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 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.