|Job Title:||Reflective Group Supervision/Consultation Program Fellow|||
|Reports to:||Project Associate, CDCF|||
|Department:||Developing Child and Family Project|||
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.
Over the past 10 years the Center for the Developing Child and Family has created an innovative approach to supervision and consultation called Reflective Group Supervision/Consultation (RGS-C). This model supports helping professionals in understanding their clients’ needs through a lens of curiosity, non-judgment, compassion, and social justice. This collaborative process helps guide professionals to reflect on their own experience and then to address the clinical needs of their clients. The model rests on the foundation provided by the Ackerman Relational Approach to family therapy as well as individual reflective supervision practices and emotion-focused and attachment-based therapies. In 2019, the model was named a Frontiers of Innovation portfolio project at Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child.
The Reflective Group Supervision-Consultation Project is expanding its team to work with community-based agencies. We are recruiting 3 Fellows to engage in 28 hours of training and supervision in this model. This includes participation in the seminar “Growing Professionally, Clinically, and Personally; A Reflective Supervision Group for Supervisors and Clinicians” and reflective group supervision sessions. The qualified candidate will have experience working with children and their families in a social service setting. Must be well versed in issues related to race, gender identity and other areas of marginalization.
Essential Job Functions:
Essential Job Functions include:
- Participate in 11 1.5-hour Project meetings/groups.
- Participate in 6 monthly, 2-hour sessions of RGS-C supervision training: Growing Professionally, Clinically, and Personally; A Reflective Supervision Group for Supervisors and Clinicians.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrated experience in holding a family system, emotion focused, reflective practice and social justice approach to clinical and supervisory work.
- Must have a desire to learn to do Reflective Group Supervision/Consultation.
- 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.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong presentation skills.
- Extremely proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom.
- Commitment to Ackerman Institute values of inclusion, collaboration, and transparency.
- This position will require you to dedicate 5-6 hours per month.
- This position will be remote.
- This 9-month assignment will be from February 1, 2024 to October 31, 2024.
- $1,500.00 Stipend.
- Tuition for Course Waived: “Growing Professionally, Clinically, and Personally; A Reflective Supervision Group for Supervisors and Clinicians” (a $480 value)
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 Christine Reynolds at: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: “Reflective Group Supervision/Consultation Program Fellow”. Only those candidates for an interview will be contacted.|