|Job Title:||Clinic Therapist, Full Time, Gender & Family Project|
|Reports to:||Clinical Director|
The Ackerman Institute for the Family was founded in 1960, and is one of the premier institutions for family therapy treatment, and one of the most highly regarded training facilities for family therapists in the United States. The Institute serves a diverse population of families at all stages of family life by offering a variety of programs that address a broad range of issues and concerns. The faculty at the Institute have achieved national prominence and earned national awards for the development of innovative approaches to family therapy and professional training.
The Ackerman Institute’s Gender and Family Project’s (GFP) mission is to empower youth, families, and communities by providing gender affirmative services, training, and research. Founded in 2010, GFP promotes gender inclusivity as a form of social justice in all the systems involved in the life of the family.
This position of Clinic Therapist was created in order to create mental health services for families with school aged children in communities that are underserved in New York. This therapist will be reporting to the Clinical Director, with support from a Clinic Supervisor. Clinic Therapists are responsible for providing therapeutic services to families through the Ackerman Institute for the Family’s New York State Office of Mental Health, Article 31 Clinic. In addition to skills in Family Therapy, the qualified candidate will be fluent in discussing race, gender identity and other areas of marginalization. The Clinic Therapist is also expected to work collaboratively, and provide clear, clinical documentation in a timely manner.
Essential Job Functions:
Primary responsibilities include:
- Provide weekly couple and family therapy for the Institute. Case load may also contain individual cases of family members who are already receiving family services in the clinic.
- Provide an estimate of 6 sessions per day, with a requirement of 30 sessions per week.
- Maintain up-to-date, timely, electronic chart records that include treatment plans and session notes.
- Must be available for clinical supervision for 2 hours a month, held bi-weekly.
- Must be available to work evening hours and possibly Saturdays.
- Participate in Utilization Reviews.
- Must be able to conduct tele-therapy.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Must hold a current and valid license to practice mental health independently in the state of New York such as LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, or licensed psychologist.
- 2+ years of clinical experience in Family Therapy.
- Applicants should have experience working with children, as well as their family members, from overburdened NYC school and community agency partners.
- Must have knowledge and experience in working with LGBTQ+ youths.
- Must be well versed in issues related to race, gender identity and other areas of marginalization.
- Knowledge and application of the Ackerman Relational Approach and/or Family Therapy theories.
- Experience in social service setting with working knowledge of case management systems and planning techniques is preferred.
- Bilingual preferred, but not required, in English/Spanish.
- Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
- Commitment to Ackerman Institute values of inclusion, collaboration, and transparency.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
- This position will be Hybrid, based in our office in New York City with limited remote work (3 days in-person and 2 days remote).
- This position will require you to dedicate 40-hours per week.
Ackerman Institute for the Family offers a generous compensation package which includes:
- $70,000.00 – $80,000.00/year DOE.
- Eligible employees receive medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, largely subsidized by Ackerman.
- Employer paid life insurance and supplemental disability insurance.
- A 403(b)-retirement plan with eligibility for employer match.
- Generous paid-time-off package.
- Commitment to work-life balance.
- AIF requires its Employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including any booster shots if required, where allowable under the law and based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.
- If you are not vaccinated, you are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status within the first 30 days of your employment. For the two COVID-19 shot regimen, you will be required to provide proof of your second COVID-19 shot within the first 60 days of your employment. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with AIF.
- If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 30 days of your employment in order to remain employed with AIF. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.
The Ackerman Institute for the Family provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate based on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and clinical care related activities or in any other aspect of the Institute’s operation. Black, Indigenous, and people of color; trans, non-binary, and intersex people, especially transwomen; those from poor and working-class backgrounds, immigrants, people with disabilities; as well as people at the intersections of these experiences are highly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: “Clinic Therapist, Full-Time, GFP.” Only those candidates for an interview will be contacted.