Youth Group Facilitator, Gender & Family Project (Part Time)

The Gender & Family Project (GFP) of the Ackerman Institute provides affirmative care for families of gender expansive children and transgender youth offering family therapy, gender affirming psychological evaluations, and community support groups with the broader aim of creating acceptance and safety for transgender and non-binary youth.

Founded in 1960, the Ackerman Institute for the Family is one of the premier institutions for family therapy and one of the best-known and most highly regarded training facilities for family therapists in the United States. We serve families from all walks of life at all stages of family life.

The GFP Youth Group Facilitator will be part of a team that creates a warm, gender affirming environment for transgender and gender expansive youth and children and their families who participate in monthly GFP support groups at the Ackerman Institute. Activities and curriculum vary, but the Youth Group Facilitator must have a deep understanding of gender diversity and must love working with youth and children.

The facilitator will co-facilitate one monthly support group for gender expansive children (5-14) and/or transgender and non/binary youth (14-18) in the context of a monthly multi- family gathering at the Gender & Family Project at the Ackerman Institute.

The group meets monthly on a Friday. Hours vary slightly, but will be approximately 3:30pm to 8:30pm. In addition to facilitating the Friday evening group the Youth Group Facilitation is required to participate in a monthly supervision call one Monday each month from 9-10 am and quarterly training on group curriculum and facilitation.


  • Bachelor’s degree Experience leading groups for LGBTQI and/or TGNC youth and/or children
  • Highly organized and team-oriented
  • Masters degree in mental health field or education preferred but not required
  • Experience in art or play therapy/art education preferred by not required

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Alexis Diaz:

Compensation: $250/month/group

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. The Ackerman Institute for the Family is committed to build more diversity in the field of family therapy and is an equal opportunity employer.

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