Clinic Therapist, Part-Time

Job Title:Clinic Therapist
Reports to:Clinic Supervisor and Outreach Program Coordinator
FLSA Status:Exempt

Organization Overview:

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.

Position Summary:

This position of Clinic Therapist was created in order to provide mental health services for families with school aged children in communities that are underserved in New York. This therapist will be reporting to the Clinic Supervisor and Outreach Program Coordinator. 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. Must hold a current and valid license to practice mental health independently in the state of New York.

Essential Job Functions:

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provide weekly family therapy for the Institute both in person and remotely.
  • Collaborate with outreach coordinator.
  • Provide a minimum of 10 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.


  • Applicants must have extensive clinical experience in Family Therapy and trauma informed clinical work.
  • Applicants trained through the Ackerman Institute’s Clinical Externship program are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Must have 3+ years’ experience working with school aged children (12 to 18 years), as well as their family members, from overburdened NYC school and community agency partners.
  • Advanced knowledge of impacts of trauma, including complex trauma.
  • 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.
  • 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 required, in English/Spanish.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to Ackerman Institute values of inclusion, collaboration, and transparency.

Work Environment:

  • This position will be hybrid, based out of our office in New York, NY.
  • This position will require you to dedicate 12-15 hours per week.


  • $75.00/hour

COVID Requirements:

  • 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.

Welcoming Diversity:

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:, Subject: “Clinic Therapist, Part-Time.” Only those candidates for an interview will be contacted.