Project Therapist, Gender & Family Project

Job Title:Clinician, Gender & Family Project
Reports to:Clinical Director
FLSA Status:Exempt

Organization Overview:

The Ackerman Institute for the Family (AIF) 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 Gender & Family Project’s (GFP) mission is to empower youth, families, and communities by providing gender affirmative services, training, and research to children ages 5-17 years old and their families. Founded in 2010, GFP promotes gender inclusivity as a form of social justice in all the systems involved in the life of the family.

Position Summary:

The Ackerman Institute for the Family’s OMH Article 31 clinic, in collaboration with the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, seeks to expand its clinical team to support families of transgender and gender-expansive youths to work on the Gender & Family Project. The qualified candidate for the Project Therapist position will be fluent in discussing race and gender.

Essential Job Functions:

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Maintain up-to-date, timely, electronic chart records including treatment plans and session notes.
  • Bi-weekly clinical supervision.
  • Record clinical service statistics on a monthly basis.
  • Work closely with AIF Clinical Director to ensure AIF clinic procedures are being followed.
  • Maintain 14-18 cases.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate degree and proper licensure including LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, PsyD.
  • Bilingual preferred, but not required, in English/Spanish.
  • Knowledge and application of the Ackerman Relational Approach and/or Family Therapy theories.
  • Knowledge and experience in gender diversity.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with LGBTQ+ youths.
  • Experience in social service setting with working knowledge of case management systems and planning techniques is preferred.
  • 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).

Work Environment:

This position is currently remote due to Covid-19. When the Institute re-opens (TBD), this position will be based out of The Ackerman Institute’s New York, NY location. This position will have a schedule of 4 days per week.


Ackerman Institute for the Family offers a generous compensation package based on experience.

COVID-19 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: “Clinician, GFP.” Only those candidates for an interview will be contacted.