Clinical Supervisor, Gender & Family Project

Job Title:GFP Clinical Supervisor
Reports to:Clinical Director
Supervises:4 Therapists
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.

The Ackerman Institute’s Gender and Family Project’s 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.

Position Summary:

This position of Clinical Supervisor will be responsible for conducting supervision with 4 therapists at the clinic. The Clinical Supervisor would include the assurance that their supervisees are meeting their required hours, completing assigned workload, and provide a monthly supervisory note. The qualified candidate for the Clinical Supervisor position will be fluent in discussing race and gender.

Essential Job Functions:

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provides individual and group supervision to clinicians to ensure quality therapeutic services and service hours requirements.
  • Reviews caseload assignment with supervisees on a bi-weekly basis to assign and maintain full caseload.
  • Proactively evaluates individual and overall team performance on a regular and ongoing basis; uses collected data and information to make needed improvements, including adjustments as needed, to Therapists’ caseload and work assignments to maximize quality of care and staff productivity.
  • Reviews electronic case records and documentation for completeness, consistency, and quality of mental health services provided including application of proper techniques and appropriateness of therapeutic modalities.
  • Provides on-going training to ensure quality clinical documentation.
  • Effectively communicates program, administrative, and clinical expectations and policies/procedures to supervisees; ensures compliance with state and federal mandates.
  • Provides effective case consultations to increase quality of care.
  • Keeps abreast of best practices in provision of community mental health.
  • In-person and/or HIPAA-Compliant tele-supervision as determined by Supervisor and Clinical Therapist in consultation with Clinical Director
  • Submit monthly supervisory notes to Clinical Director.
  • 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.
  • 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 remote.
  • This position will be required to dedicate 4-6 hours per week to meet with the Clinic Therapist and Clinic Associates.


$100 per hour.

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: “Clinical Supervisor, GFP” Only those candidates for an interview will be contacted.