Clinician, Gender & Family Project (GFP)

Job Title:Clinician, GFP
Reports to:Clinical Director
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 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:

The Ackerman Institute for the Family’s OMH Article 31 clinic, in collaboration with the Ackerman Gender and Family Project, seeks to expand its clinical team to support families of transgender and gender-expansive youths to work on the Gender and Family Project. The qualified candidate for the Clinic Associate 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 4-8 cases.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate degree and proper licensure including LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT.
  • 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 details.
  • Commitment to Ackerman Institute values of inclusion, collaboration, and transparency.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Working Environment:

  • This position will be required to dedicate 4-8 hours per week.
  • 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.


  • $50 per 60-minute session upon completion of documentation and supervision.

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.

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