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.

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

Join our team that works to strengthen vulnerable New Yorkers and their families!
Join our team that works to strengthen vulnerable New Yorkers and their families!

Bilingual Family Coordinator, Caregiver Program

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 Family Coordinator will provide support, psychoeducation, case management and advocacy to vulnerable families, primarily kinship caregivers and adoptive parents. Based in TFC’s Brooklyn office, The Family Coordinator will conduct home visits and other field work in alignment with contract requirements and client needs. The Family Coordinator reports to the Family Wellness Program Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide home and community-based assessment, crisis intervention, care management, parenting coaching 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.
  • Maintain a caseload of 16-20 families
  • Facilitate peer support groups, family activities and parenting training.
  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field, or at least 4 years relevant work experience
  • Family Peer Advocate Certification, a plus
  • Familiarity with benefits and resources available to low-income families.
  • Experience facilitating groups and/or parenting training
  • Bilingual Spanish required

Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Bilingual Family Coordinator, Caregiver Program” in subject line.

 

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

 Caregiver Program Supervisor

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. The Family Center’s service array includes Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Legal Services, as well as a wide range of supportive services to assist clients with meeting their treatment and life goals. The agency serves over 1,500 adults and children/youth annually. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.

The Caregiver Program Supervisor provides supervision, administrative oversight and leadership of TFC’s Caregiver Program which provides city-wide care management, parenting support, advocacy, recreational opportunities and peer support to diverse kinship and adoptive families. The Caregiver Program Supervisor reports to the Director of Supportive Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Hire, train and supervise a team of Family Coordinators and Family Peer Advocates providing home and community-based assessment, crisis intervention, care management, parenting training and group support to vulnerable caregiver families, throughout NYC.
  • Support staff working in the field and other remote locations to utilize remote working tools to monitor time and effort, ensure client confidentiality and service quality.
  • Ensure that all enrolled families receive thorough assessment leading to the development of meaningful service plan goals.
  • Ensure that staff have information and resources needed to facilitate referrals for a range of services to meet critical individual and family needs and expand access to community-based enrichment and social support.
  • Ensure delivery and documentation of services, including evidence-based interventions, with fidelity to program and funder protocols.
  • Coordinate calendar of group activities, including support groups for caregivers and youth, caregiver training activities and recreational activities, delivered at TFC’s office and at partner sites in other boroughs.
  • Maintain a small caseload and facilitate group activities.
  • Represent the program at partnership, coalition and funder meetings.
  • Track progress towards contractual deliverables and draft quarterly funder reports.
  • Prepare for site visits by funder and attend funder-required meetings in Albany.
  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to meet contractual requirements.
  • Utilize electronic health record system to document work, review supervisee work and track progress towards programmatic outcomes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters Degree in Social Work or related field preferred but not required
  • Minimum of four years’ experience working with caregiver or post-adoptive families
  • Two years supervisory experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with benefits and resources available to caregiver-headed households.
  • Experience facilitating groups and/or parenting training
  • Flexibility to work some weekend and evening hours.
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus.

Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org.

Please put the words "Program Supervisor, Caregiver Program” in the subject line of the e-mail.

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PROGRAMS

The Family Center’s service array includes Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Legal Services, as well as a wide range of supportive services to assist clients with meeting their treatment and life goals. The agency serves over 1,500 adults and children/youth annually.  The Deputy Executive Director Programs provides ongoing oversight and leadership for the integration of treatment and supportive services to responsive to the health and behavioral health needs of the marginalized minority communities we serve. The Deputy Executive Director Programs reports to the Executive Director. S/he supervises the Director of Treatment Services and the Director of Supportive Services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to all treatment and supportive service staff.
  • Ensure operational integrity and cross program integration and coordination of The Family Center’s treatment and supportive service array.
  • Maintain highest patient safety and service standards, and achieve outcome targets for all programs.
  • Implement and manage the agency Emergency Response protocols and staffing, ensuring alignment with expectations for NYS Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic requirements.
  • Maximize service delivery efficiency and revenue generation.
  • Develop and sustain relationships with all partner organizations including Designated Collaborating Organizations.
  • Ensure all treatment and supportive services policies and procedures reflect NYS OMH, NYS DOH, NYS OCFS and NYS OASAS regulations and requirements.
  • Ensure all treatment and supportive services interventions including all evidence based interventions are delivered with fidelity and demonstrate sustainability at the agency.
  • Lead program evaluation efforts including but not limited to those required by funders and oversight agencies.
  • Develop and maintain a robust CQI program that integrates what is learned from program evaluation efforts into ongoing program improvements.
  • Strategically maintain agency’s ability to thrive in response to continuing changes in healthcare models and payment, including bundled and value based payments.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Ten or more years of progressively responsible Executive-level experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to program evaluation, CQI and research.
  • Strong leadership, excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience winning and managing government grants and contracts.
  • Knowledge of health policy, including health reform; industry standards in the provision of community mental health and substance abuse services; clinical trends and research.
  • Experience with Medicaid/Medicare and private insurance billing requirements.
  • A track record of meeting compliance standards.
  • Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong Leadership Experience in a clinical setting.
  • PH.D. or Master’s degree in clinical psychology, Social Work, or related field.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience overseeing large, multi-year government funded projects.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience supervising master’s and bachelor’s level direct service staff.

Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Deputy Executive Director Programs” in subject line.

 

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

DIRECTOR OF TREATMENT SERVICES

The Family Center’s service array includes Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Legal Services, as well as a wide range of supportive services to assist clients with meeting their treatment and life goals. The agency serves over 1,500 adults and children/youth annually.  The Director of Treatment Services provides ongoing oversight and leadership for the integration of mental health and addiction treatment services and works closely with the Director of Supportive Services to ensure every client has access to the resources they need to successfully achieve their goals. The Director of Treatment Services reports to the Deputy Executive Director Programs.  S/he supervises a team of three clinical supervisors and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise day-to-day operations of agency’s integrated mental health and drug abuse treatment services.
  • Hire and provide leadership, guidance, direction, and supervision to all treatment supervisors and prescribing medical staff to ensure accurate and timely completion of Treatment Plans and Progress Notes as well as service authorizations.
  • Ensure all services meet highest quality and patient safety standards.
  • Monitor all treatment protocols and correct as needed to ensure all state and city oversight-agency compliance and certification requirements are met.
  • Provide leadership and supervision of treatment model implementation, ensuring all evidence based models are delivered with fidelity.
  • Manage data collection for evaluation and research activities ensuring timeliness and accuracy, minimizing clients lost to follow-up.
  • Provide clinical and task supervision for treatment supervisors and task supervision for nurse.
  • Monitor professional development plans for all treatment professionals.
  • Maximize effectiveness of Electronic Health Record to help staff meet service quality and efficiency targets, and ensure record security.
  • Provide leadership for treatment CQI process and projects.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Strong leadership, excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Documented success leading collaborative efforts within and across agencies
  • Understand Medicaid/Medicare and private insurance billing.
  • Knowledge of health policy, including health reform; industry standards in the provision of community mental health services; clinical trends and research.
  • Ability to work on a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience as the Director of an OASAS outpatient clinic.  Prior experience in an Article 31 clinic.
  • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited university and licensed in New York State (LCSW).
  • In depth knowledge of NYC diverse network of medical and behavioral health care organizations, including substance use disorders, treatment services, education and employment services, and non-traditional community support groups.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule as needed in response to participant and staff needs.
  • Strong leadership and effective management skills.
  • Knowledgeable about federal, state and local law and regulation governing substance abuse and mental health treatment programs.
  • Minimum two years of experience in Integrated Care setting
  • Five or more years of experience providing clinical and task supervision and support to supervising clinicians.
  • Two or more years of experience delivering at least one evidence based/informed model with fidelity.

Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Director of Treatment Services” in subject line.

 

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

FAMILY COORDINATOR, STATEN ISLAND SPECIALIST

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. The Family Center’s service array includes Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Legal Services, as well as a wide range of supportive services to assist clients with meeting their treatment and life goals. The agency serves over 1,500 adults and children/youth annually. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.

The Caregiver Program provides city-wide care management, parenting support, advocacy, recreational opportunities and peer support to diverse kinship and adoptive families. The Family Coordinator reports to the Caregiver Program Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Provide home and community-based assessment, crisis intervention, care management and support to vulnerable families, with a caseload based 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Personal and/or professional experience with kinship and post-adoptive families
  • Familiarity with benefits and resources available to low-income families in Staten Island.
  • Experience facilitating groups and/or delivering training
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus
  • Family Peer Advocate Certification a plus

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.

NURSE CARE COORDINATOR /CASE MANAGER SUPERVISOR

The Family Center’s service array includes integrated Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Legal Services, as well as a wide range of supportive services to assist patients with meeting their treatment and life goals.  The Nurse Care Coordinator/Case Manager Supervisor promotes an interdisciplinary approach to care and supervises a team of 4 care coordinators tasked with ensuring integration of services within the agency and with collaborating providers. The Nurse Coordinator and their team provides treatment education and support and is tasked with motivating patients to remain connected to all care, including primary medical care. The Nurse Care Coordinator also conducts screening for and identifies chronic health conditions, including metabolic disorders in treatment clients. The Nurse Care Coordinator reports to the Director of Supportive Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize and lead in the execution of day-to-day patient care coordination.
  • Provide consultation and education to members of the Treatment and Supportive Services teams relative to the coordination of care for patients.
  • Ensure care meets all Trauma Informed Best Practice criteria.
  • Promote an interdisciplinary approach to service care delivery.
  • Supervise Case Managers.
  • Work collaboratively with project leadership and supportive resources to ensure that patients have access to comprehensive patient and family educational programs.
  • Collaborate with other members of the project team in the development, implementation, and ongoing review of policies, procedures, and standards of care for designated patient populations.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Certification in specialty area preferred
  • NYS current nursing licensure
  • Minimum 4 years of nursing experience, preferably including experience in an Integrated Care setting.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with impoverished communities whose members are at high risk for chronic health conditions.
  • Spanish bilingual, preferred.

Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Nurse Care Coordinator/Case Manager Supervisor” in subject line.

 

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Per Diem Social Worker\Counselor

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.

The Per-Diem social worker/counselor provides on going mental health services and monitoring for a caseload of 12-14 clients. The hours would be primarily after 3:30pm to 7pm, with some flexibility to specific days during the week.  S/he will report to the Clinic Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 MSW, 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 is a plus.
  • 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 resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “Per –Diem Social Worker / Counselor” in subject line.

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Bienestar Project Case Manager- Unaccompanied Minors (UAC)

The Family Center Mental Health Clinic’s Bienestar Project provides specialized mental health and supportive services to minors who were separated from parents/guardians at the border and who are now residing in NYC.  The Bienestar Project Case Manager provides assessment, crisis intervention, care management and support to Bienestar clients and their families. The Case Manager’s work with Bienestar children, youth and families takes place in the office and the community and includes translation, interpretation and escort to services as needed.  Most Bienestar clients have arrived from countries south of the US border and the Case Manager must be bilingual in Spanish and English. They must also be available to work on some Saturdays and evenings. The Bienestar Case Manager reports to the Bienestar Project Coordinator.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Provide home and community-based assessment, crisis intervention, care management and support to Unaccompanied Minors (UAC), their families and sponsors.
  • Conduct thorough assessments of child and family, including need and readiness for mental health treatment, using a variety of locally-developed and standardized tools.
  • Educate UAC youth and families and referring providers about the impact of trauma and the benefits of treatment.
  • Collaborate with children and families to develop meaningful service plan goals, encouraging and supporting mental health treatment as appropriate.
  • Facilitate internal and external referrals for a range of services to meet critical individual child and family needs.
  • Accompany clients to appointments as needed to facilitate navigation and understanding of service and regulatory systems they may need or be required to connect to.
  • Facilitate peer support groups, family activities and parenting training.
  • Collect data required by the funder and assist with data entry tasks as needed.
  • Maintain a caseload of 16-20 families.
  • Conduct outreach to promote Bienestar services among providers and community members in settings that serve high numbers of Unaccompanied Minors.
  • Deliver and document services, including evidence-based interventions, with fidelity to program and agency protocols.
  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field, highly preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish/English, required
  • Experience working with poor, immigrant families
  • Commitment to ensuring all work with vulnerable children and families is trauma-informed
  • Familiarity with benefits and resources available to Unaccompanied Minors and their families
  • Experience facilitating groups and/or delivering training
  • Schedule flexibility allowing some Saturday and evening work hours
  • Must have legal status that allows full-time paid employment in the US

Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org.

Please put the words "Bienestar Case Manager” in the subject line of the e-mail.

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Bienestar Project Cultural Broker- Unaccompanied Minors (UAC)

The Family Center Mental Health Clinic’s Bienestar Project provides specialized mental health and supportive services to minors who were separated from parents/guardians at the border and who are now residing in NYC.  The Bienestar Project Cultural Broker will have personal experience successfully bridging their culture of origin and mainstream American culture, allowing them to serve as an intermediary helping Unaccompanied Minors and their families understand cultural differences and similarities.  The Cultural Broker’s work with Bienestar children, youth and families takes place in the office and the community and includes translation, interpretation and escort to services as needed.  Most Bienestar clients have arrived from countries south of the US border and the Cultural Broker must be bilingual in Spanish and English. They must also be available to work on some Saturdays and evenings. The Bienestar Cultural Broker reports to the Bienestar Project Coordinator.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Provide support to Unaccompanied Minors and their families serving as a liaison and mediator to ensure mutual understanding between child and family, and Bienestar Team and other providers.
  • Advocate for children and families to facilitate access to needed services.
  • Provide insights about the family to Bienestar Team to ensure full understanding of challenges and strengths that may influence service engagement and retention.
  • Implement engagement and retention strategies as developed in collaboration with Bienestar Team.
  • Support UAC youth and families as they learn about the impact of trauma and the benefits of treatment.
  • Provide input to Bienestar Team on child/family readiness for mental health treatment and if needed suggest alternatives to treatment that may improve readiness.
  • Provide escort, translation and interpretation as needed to facilitate access to services.
  • Facilitate peer support groups, family activities.
  • Collect data required by the funder and assist with data entry tasks as needed.
  • Maintain a caseload of 16-20 families.
  • Conduct outreach to promote Bienestar services among providers and community members in settings that serve high numbers of Unaccompanied Minors.
  • Deliver and document services in electronic health record system.
  • Manage extensive field schedule and use remote access tools to coordinate and communicate with supervisor and peers remotely.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field, preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish/English, required
  • Personal experience bridging two cultures
  • Experience working with poor, immigrant families
  • Commitment to ensuring all work with vulnerable children and families is trauma-informed
  • Experience facilitating support groups and family activities
  • Schedule flexibility allowing some Saturday and evening work hours
  • Must have legal status that allows full-time paid employment in the US

Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org.

Please put the words "Bienestar Cultural Broker” in the subject line of the e-mail.

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Psychiatrist (specialty with children & youth) (part-time) - 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 Licensed 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 serves 250 families per year. We are looking for a part-time Psychiatrist with a specialty in working with children and youth. The Psychiatrist reports to the Clinic Director. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducting comprehensive psychiatric and medical reviews for child, adolescents and adult family members with a diagnosis and clinical formation within a licensed mental health clinic serving up to 250 children, adolescents and their family members in Central Brooklyn (Bedford Stuyvesant).
  • Review and sign off on person-centered treatment plans created by clinicians.
  • Prescribe medication and provide medication education and management.
  • Provide psychotherapy services.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning meetings.
  • Ensure the timely completion of all required clinical documentation using an electronic health record.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Licensed New York State Physician and certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Experience in working with children and adolescents with mental illness
  • 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 preferred

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possession of a license to practice medicine in New York State
  • Certified in child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Must be an enrolled Medicare provider and obtain and provide to The Family Center a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES)
  • Must be able to bill Medicare, Medicaid and 3rd Party insurances
  • Computer literate; able to utilize an electronic health record system to document all work
  • Spanish speaker highly preferred

Please email a resume, cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please put the words “Psychiatrist" in the subject line of the e-mail.

The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

TFC-CCBHC CASE MANAGER

The Family Center Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (TFC-CCBHC) provides crisis Mental Health Services, Screening/Assessment/Diagnosis, including risk assessment, Person-Centered Treatment Planning, Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Primary care coordination/screening and monitoring of key health indicators and health risk services, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Case Management, and Social, Peer and Community Recovery Support.  The TFC-CCBHC program serves 300 adults and 50 children/youth annually.  The CCBHC Case Manager assists in the full implementation of the program with a special focus on resolving barriers to engagement in services, ensuring linkage to medical care and assistance managing chronic health conditions, and facilitating integration of care for those individuals and families working with multiple service systems. The Care Manager works closely with all members of the CCBHC team and maintains a caseload of 30-35 individuals and families. This is a full-time position.  S/he reports to the Nurse Care Coordinator.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessment of client’s individual and family case management needs.
  • Provide advocacy, translation, psychoeducation, escort and linkage to care for all the services that will help clients increase personal and family stability and achieve recovery goals.
  • Use MI, SBIRT and brief counseling to address barriers to achievement of recovery and case management goals.
  • Ensure coordination between CCBHC behavioral health providers and other internal and external providers serving each client.
  • Member of 24 hour Crisis team assisting with crisis intervention, crisis stabilization and mobile emergency response on rotating schedule.
  • Ensure that clients engage in primary care services including accompanying them to medical appointments, fitness activities, and nutritional education programs
  • Promote client coping skills
  • Conduct home/community visits to follow up on clients lost to follow up and to assess suitability of home for delivery of supportive interventions.
  • Collaborate with all members of treatment and recovery team to maximize integration of care across all systems and programs.
  • Facilitate group interventions.
  • Document all interactions with and on behalf of clients in the case record.
  • Develop mastery of Evidence Based models employed in the CCBHC.
  • Any special projects as requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience providing services to vulnerable adults and children.
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Bilingual (Spanish /English) preferred.

Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “TFC-CCBHC Case Manager” in subject line.

 

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

TFC-CCBHC CREDENTIALED ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR (CASAC)

The Family Center Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (TFC-CCBHC) provides crisis Mental Health Services, Screening/Assessment/Diagnosis, Person-Centered Treatment Planning, Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Primary care coordination/screening Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Case Management, and Social, Peer and Community Recovery Support.  The TFC-CCBHC program serves 300 adults and 50 children/youth annually.  The CCBHC CASAC provides evidence based treatment to assist adult and youth clients in meeting their life goals. The CASAC works closely with all members of the CCBHC team and maintains a caseload of 25-30 individuals and families. This is a full-time position.  S/he reports to the Behavioral Health Team Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide evidence based therapeutic interventions for adults and children.
  • Provide Crisis Behavioral Health services, including 24-hour emergency crisis intervention services, crisis stabilization, and mobile crisis response on rotating schedule.
  • Ensure care meets all Trauma Informed Best Practice criteria.
  • Employ all evidence based treatment models with fidelity to developer protocols.
  • Screen, Assess, Diagnose clients as foundation for person-centered treatment planning.
  • Participate in reflective supervision of all cases, demonstrating progressive ability to critically assess own clinical work and actively engage with clinical supervisor to address areas in need of improvement.
  • Timely completion of all documentation required for service billing.
  • Consistent follow up with all clients, and as appropriate families, to promote engagement and retention in services and to ensure all barriers to service access and use are addressed.
  • Assist clients in obtaining additional services as needed, including through the other components of TFC-CCBHC.
  • Work collaboratively with other agency and outside providers to ensure seamless integration of services particularly for those with acute and complex needs.
  • Participate in treatment and recovery team meetings to address needs of high-risk clients.
  • Any special projects as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • HS Diploma, Associate Degree or College Credits Preferred
  • Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor by the state of New York.
  • Minimum 4 years counseling service experience with CCBHC population or equivalent
  • Excellent writing skills, ability to submit documentation on a set timeline.
  • Demonstrated success working on an integrated care team.
  • Familiar with Evidence Based Models of treatment (MI, CBT, DBT)
  • 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 “TFC-CCBHC Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)” in subject line.

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

TFC-CCBHC PEER SPECIALIST

The Family Center Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (TFC-CCBHC) provides crisis Mental Health Services, Screening/Assessment/Diagnosis, including risk assessment, Person-Centered Treatment Planning, Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Primary care coordination/screening and monitoring of key health indicators and health risk services, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Case Management, and Social, Peer and Community Recovery Support.  The TFC-CCBHC program serves 300 adults and 50 children/youth annually. The Peer Specialist supports adults and children with SMI/SED/SUD/COD with the goal of reducing barriers to treatment, connecting clients to treatment, and keeping women engaged in all needed services. S/he reports to the Peer Specialist Supervisor.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage and motivate CCBHC clients across different addiction and mental health treatment modalities (outpatient, inpatient, residential, detoxification, methadone maintenance) who may be at-risk for dropping out of services
  • Serve as client’s personal guide and mentor by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery
  • Member of 24 hour Crisis team assisting with crisis intervention, crisis stabilization and mobile emergency response on rotating schedule.
  • Ensure all care meets all Trauma Informed Best Practice criteria
  • Participate in reflective supervision of all cases, demonstrating progressive ability to critically assess own work and actively engage with supervisor to address areas in need of improvement
  • Provide peer 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 Wellness Recovery Action Plan describing specific goals and objectives for sustaining recovery​
  • Facilitate psycho-educational and support groups
  • Escort clients to appointments and peer support groups and provide encouragement for opportunities in community-based activities that support recovery
  • Maintain contact by phone and/or e-mail with recovering person after they leave treatment to ensure their ongoing success, provide re-engagement support, and collect follow-up data
  • Conduct HIV and Hepatitis C Rapid Testing, following agency protocol
  • Participate in treatment and recovery team meetings to address needs of high-risk clients.
  • Any other special projects as requested.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent along with two years of social service experience with individuals with substance use and/or mental health disorders
  • Certified in one of following: Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), Family Peer Advocate, Youth Peer Advocate, Mental Health Peer Advocate
  • 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 resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “TFC-CCBHC Peer Specialist” in subject line.

 

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

TFC-CCBHC THERAPIST

The Family Center Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (TFC-CCBHC) provides crisis Mental Health Services, Screening/Assessment/Diagnosis, Person-Centered Treatment Planning, Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Primary care coordination/screening Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Case Management, and Social, Peer and Community Recovery Support.  The TFC-CCBHC program serves 300 adults and 50 children/youth annually.  The CCBHC Therapist provides evidence based treatment to assist adult and pediatric clients in meeting their life goals. The Therapist works closely with all members of the CCBHC Integrated Care team and maintains a caseload of 25-30 individuals and families. This is a full-time position.  S/he reports to the Behavioral Health Team Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide evidence based therapeutic interventions for adults and children.
  • Provide Crisis Behavioral Health services, including 24-hour emergency crisis intervention services, crisis stabilization, and mobile crisis response on rotating schedule.
  • Ensure care meets all Trauma Informed Best Practice criteria.
  • Employ all evidence based treatment models with fidelity to developer protocols.
  • Screen, Assess, Diagnose clients as foundation for person-centered treatment planning.
  • Participate in reflective supervision of all cases, demonstrating progressive ability to critically assess own clinical work and actively engage with clinical supervisor to address areas in need of improvement.
  • Timely completion of all documentation required for service billing.
  • Consistent follow up with all clients, and as appropriate families, to promote engagement and retention in services and to ensure all barriers to service access and use are addressed.
  • Assist clients in obtaining additional services as needed, including through the other components of TFC-CCBHC.
  • Work collaboratively with other agency and outside providers to ensure seamless integration of services particularly for those with acute and complex needs.
  • Participate in treatment and recovery team meetings to address needs of high-risk clients.
  • Any special projects as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree
  • Licensed LMSW, LCSW, LMHC or LMFT by the state of New York.
  • Minimum 4 years clinical service experience with CCBHC population or equivalent
  • Excellent writing skills, ability to submit documentation on a set timeline.
  • Demonstrated success working on an integrated care team.
  • Thorough understanding of DSM-IV mental health diagnoses and treatment approaches for adults and children.
  • Familiar with Evidence Based Models of treatment (MI, CBT, DBT, TF-CBT)
  • Ability to provide professional, confidential services to families and function in a high paced environment.
  • Spanish is required.

Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “TFC-CCBHC Therapist” in subject line.

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Law Student or Undergraduate Student Internship - Legal Wellness Institute

Fall Semester 2017
LAW STUDENT OR UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP
LEGAL WELLNESS INSTITUTE AT THE FAMILY CENTER

WHAT IS THE LEGAL WELLNESS INSTITUTE?
The Family Center is a multidisciplinary nonprofit organization working with low-income New Yorkers affected by illness, crisis and loss. Our Legal Wellness Institute (LWI) provides civil legal services to New Yorkers affected by severe illness, serious disability or parental absence.

LWI works with clients in all five boroughs of NYC. We practice in Housing Law (eviction prevention, subsidized housing rights, succession rights, housing court, etc.); Public Benefits (Medicaid/Medicare, SNAP, Public Assistance, SSI/SSD, etc.); Family Law (custody, guardianship, child support, divorce, adult guardianship); Lifetime Planning (last wills, standby guardianship, health care proxy, power of attorney, living will, etc.); and Economic Justice (financial literacy presentations and community workshops, individual information and advice).

We provide holistic legal representation, working across multiple areas of law to help clients resolve interconnected legal problems. We often represent the same client in multiple venues. To reach our seriously ill and disabled clients, we go to where they are: their homes, hospitals, hospices, nursing facilities, or anywhere they can be safely and comfortably.

OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Interns help us serve some of NYC’s most vulnerable residents through client intake and interviews; research; outreach and communications; filing in courts and administrative offices; attending home and hospital visits; creating informational materials; and assisting with off-site clinics and presentations.

All interns will receive an orientation, ongoing training in our practice areas and issues relating to our work with special populations, as well as mentorship and supervision. Interns will gain experience in each of our practice areas.

Interns will work out of The Family Center’s offices in Brooklyn and are invited to attend client meetings, hearings, and community presentations throughout NYC.

During the semester, interns are expected to be available for at least 10-15 hours per week. Internships are unpaid, however, The Family Center may assist students in applying for funding or course credit as appropriate.

 
INTERN REQUIREMENTS:

  • Spanish Bilingual preferred
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, research and writing skills
  • Commitment to working with vulnerable populations and communities
  • Prior public interest or volunteer experience preferred

To Apply - Please send a brief cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@thefamilycenter.org. Please use the words “LWI Internship” in the subject line of the email. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

The Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.

Pro-Bono Graphic Designer

Description:
The Family Center is a not-for-profit organization providing social and legal services to NYC families affected by illness, crisis and loss, and living in poverty. 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 vulnerable NYC families. Please visit our website at www.thefamilycenter.org to learn more about our services.

The Family Center Development & Communications Department currently has no in-house graphic design capacity and seeks highly-skilled, motivated and self-starter graphic designers who are interested in donating their time, energy and expertise to manage, create, and see through to completion, pro-bono graphic design projects for our agency.

Designers who sign on will have a choice in which projects they work on; and all such work will have direct impact on The Family Center’s ability to provide high quality, efficacious services to vulnerable New Yorkers and their families, as the pro-bono work of these designers will allow our agency to preserve resources for programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work as part of a team with Development & Communications staff
  • Collaborate with Development & Communications staff to determine the messaging that the design project should portray
  • Advise Family Center on strategies to reach a particular audience
  • Record all project requirements and Family Center needs and goals related to the project
  • Develop specs for every project requested
  • Schedule project implementation
  • Determine printing budget constraints
  • Think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts
  • Create graphic products that encapsulate the theme, message, and style of the project
  • Prepare rough drafts, specifically at least three design options per project
  • Present design options for each project and explain the concepts behind each options that reinforce Family Center needs and goals related to the project
  • Amend design to incorporate Family Center comments and gain full approval by Development & Communications staff
  • Proof design projects prior to printing or publication

Please contact Tonya Collins, Development & Communications Associate at tcollins@thefamilycenter.org to arrange an interview and review your current portfolio. Please put “Pro-Bono Graphic Designer” in the subject line of your email.

Pro-Bono Photographer

Description:

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

The Family Center Development & Communications Department currently does not have a staff photographer and seeks highly-skilled photographer with a good eye for images who is interested in donating their time, energy and expertise to oversee pro-bono photo projects for our agency.

Photographers will have a choice in which projects they work on; and all such work will have direct impact on The Family Center’s ability to provide high quality, efficacious services to vulnerable New Yorkers and their families, as the pro-bono work of these photographers will allow our agency to preserve resources for programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work as part of a team with Development & Communications staff
  • Collaborate with Development & Communications staff to determine best shots to convey proper project messaging
  • Retouch photos before sending to Development & Communications staff
  • Capture images until you achieve desired results
  • Improve image quality using various editing methods
  • Use and maintain modern and traditional technical equipment (cameras, lenses etc)
  • Arrange objects, scenes, lighting and background to achieve desired project outcomes
  • Maintain an in depth understanding of photographic best practices and procedures
  • Ensure proper lighting is achieved
  • Travel to different locations depending on assignment
  • Take posed and candid shots
  • Take promotional pictures
  • Direct participants in shots
  • Remove red eye, resize, and crop pictures as needed

Please contact Tonya Collins, Development & Communications Associate at tcollins@thefamilycenter.org to arrange an interview and review your current portfolio. Please put “Pro-Bono Photographer” 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.