Supervisor of Social Work and Diversity Program, Fellow

Job Title:Supervisor of Social Work and Diversity Program, Fellow
Reports to:Director of Training
Supervises:2nd Year MSW Students
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.

Position Summary:

The primary goal of the Social Work and Diversity Program (SWD) is to increase the number of family systems trained therapists of color. The SWD focuses on training six Second-Year MSW students every year, who are capable of providing effective couple and family therapy services to racially diverse families. In addition to becoming skilled clinicians, trainees are taught concomitantly to do program development and community organization to address the complexity of issues faced by families, especially low-income families of color. By extension, the program aims to enhance community based social service agencies, particularly in New York area’s communities of color, through expanding the number of systems trained therapists of color available for leadership positions and practice. This supervisor position is a two-year commitment.

Essential Job Functions:

Primary responsibilities include:

  • This is a two-year, 14hr per-week position, therefore candidates must be prepared to commit to this structure.
  • Prepare a syllabus with Program Director.
  • Provide ongoing evaluations of student’s progress and clinical growth.
  • Participate in program and admissions activities, including interviews with student candidates.
  • Maintain communication and correspondence with three universities:  NYU Silver, Columbia and Hunter Silberman School of Social Work.
  • Write Educational Plans, Mid-Year and Final Evaluations for 3 students.
  • Maintain communication and correspondence with 3 community placement sites.
  • Provide weekly group supervision for 6 second-year social work students (Mondays)
  • Provide live supervision (Monday and Thursday evenings)
  • Provide individual supervision bi- monthly for 3 students.
  • Weekly one-hour meeting with Program Director.
  • Provide communication with Foundation’s instructors as needed.
  • Assist in end of the year student presentations.
  • Ensure interns are maintaining up-to-date, timely electronic chart records and participate in utilization reviews.
  • Participation in bi-monthly faculty meetings.
  • Executing other duties as assigned by the Director of Training.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work.
  • Must hold LCSW licensure in New York State.
  • Social Work & Diversity Program graduate preferred.
  • SIFI certified or in process of becoming certified by Fall 2022 semester.
  • Supervision experience preferred but not required.
  • Can-do positive attitude with ability to interact with diverse people at all levels.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to details.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to Ackerman Institute’s values of inclusion, collaboration, and transparency. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office Systems (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and Zoom.

Work Environment:

  • This position will be hybrid, with a requirement to be on-site one-day per-week


  • This position will be offered a salary of $12,000.00 for a contract from September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

COVID 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: “Supervisor of Social Work and Diversity Program, Fellow” Only those candidates for an interview will be contacted.