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 Services 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 use 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:
      • Conduct phone screening and follow-up to ensure efficient connection to care for individuals seeking services from The Family Center .
      • Provide internal and external referrals to callers not eligible for B-WEL services and to newly enrolled clients.
      • Complete face-to-face intake assessment with potential B-WEL clients.
      • Ensure timely completion of required B-WEL screenings, assessments and initial service plans.
      • Conduct HIV Rapid Testing, following agency protocol.
      • Assist with outreach activities in the community designed to raise awareness about B-WEL services.
      • Manage a caseload of B-WEL clients including providing counseling, case management support, referrals and follow-up.
      • Complete service delivery documentation in electronic health record.
      • Make home and community visits as needed to engage and retain clients in service and to complete data collection.
      • Attend weekly individual supervision with Project Coordinator and bi-weekly team meetings.
      • Facilitate psychoeducational and support groups.
      • Special projects as requested.
      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
      • CASAC, CASAC-T, CPP or CPS a plus
      • HIV Testing experience a plus
      • Spanish bilingual strongly preferred
      • Two years social service experience with target population
      • Excellent phone and face-to-face engagement skills
      • Computer proficiency
      Please email resume, cover letter that includes salary requirements and one writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “B-WEL Services Coordinator” in the subject line.
      The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
      The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

      Clinic Director – Article 31 Licensed Mental Health Clinic

      The Family Center has extensive experience in developing programs for vulnerable youth and their families. We operate an Article 31 License Mental Health Clinic for children, adolescents and their family members in central Brooklyn in the Bedford Stuyvesant community. Licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health, the mental health clinic will serve 250 families per year. We are looking for a Clinic Director to oversee the day to day operations of the Article 31 clinic. The Clinic Director will have responsibility for the overall clinical and administrative aspects of the clinic ensuring provision of high quality services and adherence to regulatory mandates. The Clinic Director reports to the Executive 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:
      • Plan, develop and monitor day-to-day operations for a licensed mental health clinic serving up to 250 children, adolescents and their family members in Central Brooklyn (Bedford Stuyvesant).
      • Hire and provide leadership, guidance, direction, and supervision to all clinic staff including therapists, psychiatrist and administrative staff to ensure accurate and timely completion of Treatment Plans and Progress Notes as well as service authorizations required by managed care companies.
      • Participate in program evaluation activities and deliver (or learn to deliver) services using evidenced-based practices.
      • Conduct client screenings and assign clients to therapists.
      • Maintain contracted levels of service.
      • Maintain quality control of case records, reports and statistics.
      • Implement necessary systems in compliance with NYS OMH and NYC DOHMH certification requirements.
      • Establish and foster community/provider relationships.
      • Oversee billing process.
      • Participate in agency management and planning activities.
      KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
      • Three or more years of progressively responsible experience as the Director of an Article 31 or Article 28 outpatient mental health clinic.
      • Knowledge of health policy, including health reform; industry standards in the provision of community mental health services; clinical trends and research.
      • Desire to provide quality mental health services and to develop the administrative and clinical staff in a well-managed mental health care facility.
      • Experience with Medicaid/Medicare and private insurance billing requirements.
      • An understanding of funding and industry regulations and a track record of meeting compliance standards.
      • Experience with medical billing software platforms.
      • Strong leadership, excellent organizational and communication skills
      • Ability to work on a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment.
      • Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure.
      • Experience using evidence based models (FFT, MST, BSFT, etc.) preferred.
      • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
        • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited university and licensed in New York State (LCSW).
        • Medicare credentialed
        Please email resume, cover letter that includes salary requirements and one writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Clinic Director” in the subject line.
        The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
        The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

      Consultant Peer Facilitator – TPLW

      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 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.

      The Consultant Peer Facilitator will facilitate discussion groups as part of a self-management workshop for people living with HIV. Each workshop cycle requires 20 hours of Consultant Peer Facilitator time, spread over approximately four weeks. In each cycle that the Consultant Peer Facilitator schedules to work, the time commitment is approximately six hours per week, in two sessions. Consultant Peer Facilitators are not expected to work every workshop cycle. Some cycles may involve daytime, weekend or evening commitments. The Consultant Peer Facilitator reports to the TPLW Program Director.

      RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • During workshop sessions, serve as host and peer facilitator, welcoming participants and leading small group discussion.
      • Assist with set-up and clean-up for workshop sessions.
      • Participate in individual and group supervision, debriefing sessions and team meetings.
      • Maintain professional standards of dress, comportment, and confidentiality at all activities.
      • Provide outreach suggestions and support for other TPLW team members.
      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Living with HIV and willingness to self-disclose status.
      • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and professional standards and boundaries.
      • Demonstrated group facilitation or public speaking ability.
      • Flexible schedule preferred, with ability to work occasional evening or weekend cycles.
      • Experience working with diverse populations.
      • Spanish Bilingual preferred.
      Please email resume, cover letter that includes salary requirements and one writing sample to tplw@thefamilycenter.org and put “Consultant-Peer Facilitator” in the subject line.
      The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
      The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Per Diem Clinical Supervisor – Mental Health Clinic

The Family Center has extensive experience in developing programs for vulnerable youth and their families. We operate an Article 31 License Mental Health Clinic for children, adolescents and their family members in central Brooklyn in the Bedford Stuyvesant community. Licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health, the mental health clinic will serve 250 families per year. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.

The Per Diem Clinical Supervisor is responsible for the clinical supervision of Article 31 mental health clinicians providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their family members.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide clinical supervision to Masters level staff who provide a range of clinical services for families.
  • Review cases with staff to accurately assess needs and develop appropriate interventions to address needs.
  • Complete supervisory documentation.
  • Handle administrative duties as needed for program operation including quarterly reviews of case records.
  • Collaborate with agency psychiatrist on cases as needed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • LCSW
  • Four years experience in providing therapy services to families within a mental health clinic.
  • Two years clinical supervisory experience.
Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Per Diem Clinical Supervisor” 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.

TPLW Recruitment Specialist-Peer Facilitator

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 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.

The Peer Recruitment Specialist/Facilitator is responsible to support and expand the agency’s recruitment efforts for The Positive Life Workshop (TPLW), a 20-hour, evidence-based self-management workshop for people living with HIV. The Peer Recruitment Specialist/Facilitator also serves as a facilitator during monthly cycles of the workshop. The Peer Recruitment Specialist/Facilitator reports to the TPLW Program Director. The position can be a 14 hour (40% time) or 21 hour (60% time) per week position, to be determined based on applicant availability.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop and implement targeted outreach strategies to identify and recruit vulnerable PLWHA who would benefit from TPLW.
  • Reach into personal, familial, and neighborhood social networks to inform people of TPLW and encourage enrollment and attendance.
  • Participate in street outreach events, health fairs, church and neighborhood activities.
  • Promote all TFC programs and services and connect potential clients to appropriate contacts to engage in services.
  • Gather contact information needed for intake workers to contact potential clients.
  • During workshop sessions, serve as host and peer facilitator, welcoming participants and leading small group discussion.
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up for sessions.
  • Participate in individual and group supervision, debriefing sessions and team meetings.
  • Maintain professional standards of dress and comportment at outreach activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Living with HIV and willingness to self-disclose status.
  • Access to and willingness to tap into personal social networks of vulnerable PLWHA.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and professional standards and boundaries.
  • Demonstrated group facilitation or public speaking ability.
  • Experience serving diverse populations.
  • Spanish Bilingual preferred
Please email resume, cover letter that includes salary requirements and one writing sample to tplw@thefamilycenter.org and put “TPLW Recruitment Specialist-Peer Facilitator” 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 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 “/Summer 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.