Reports to: Mental Health Services Manager

Classification: Full-Time | Non-Exempt

Salary & Benefits: $55,000 to $60,000. The Center offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer contribution, voluntary life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance, paid parental, family care, and gender affirming healthcare leave. We also offer a generous paid time off policy.

Schedule: Generally Monday through Friday. Work week and hours fluctuate based on events schedule and will include evenings and weekends on a regular basis; typical schedule will be 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; flexibility required.

Summary: The Family Permanency Coordinator will plan, implement, and coordinate The Center’s programming to increase family acceptance and permanency for all LGBTQ+ youth, with a particular emphasis on safe and affirming homes for youth in child welfare settings. This includes facilitating external training, providing short-term counseling services, collaborating with community partners, supervising MSW/MHC graduate level interns, and managing all administrative aspects of family permanency programming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead implementation of The LGBTQ Institute for Family Permanency (LIFT) Certification Program, a pre-designed training institute for external clinicians and program administrators, inclusive of facilitation and administrative oversight.
  • Provide direct clinical services, inclusive of short-term counseling with families of LGBTQ+ youth, by maintaining a caseload of clients.
  • Responsible for oversight of Youth Voices internship including collaboration with Reel Works facilitators.
  • Lead child welfare work at The Center, maintaining direct contact with city agencies such as the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and participating in city-wide working groups.
  • Work with Center staff to meet agency administrative requirements, quality assurance and program planning, including grant proposals, preparation of statistical and program reports, and other required documentation.
  • Work with the Mental Health Services Manager and other Center staff to implement collaborative services and programming as appropriate.
  • Provide cross coverage for all other department tasks, duties, and populations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Advanced clinical degree (LMSW or similar) required; field certification to supervise students a plus.
  • Two (2) to three (3) years minimum experience in the provision of child welfare and/or family services; experience working with child welfare agencies in New York City a plus.
  • Previous demonstrated experience with training and facilitation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues, needs and interests of LGBT youth, adults, families and community, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity and transgender issues.
  • Strong leadership, administrative, organization, and written/verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of personalities with professionalism, consideration and levity as needed.
  • Commitment to inclusive, multicultural programming; prior experience working in coalitions with diverse communities and an understanding of intersectional oppressions.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, undoing structural and institutional racism and bias and the spectrum of gender identity and bias. Consideration of the impacts and outcomes in decision-making processes and on underserved and historically oppressed communities.
  • A strong commitment to social justice and the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

The Center is subject to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Commissioner’s Order requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Staff in Residential and Congregate Settings from New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Center is required to comply with this order because we have a number of contracts with New York City.

All current and new staff must provide a one-time verification that they are fully vaccinated with either a single-dose of an FDA- or WHO-approved one-dose COVID-19 vaccine or the second dose of an FDA- or WHO-approved two-dose vaccine.

The Center’s Commitment to Equity & Inclusivity:

The Center was born of community activism in response to the AIDS epidemic, ensuring a place for LGBTQ people to access information, care, and support that they were not receiving elsewhere. We opened in 1983 to help people who had doors constantly closed in their faces, ostracized by family, friends, and shunned by the general society. Since that time, we have continually provided a wide array of services and programs to serve our community, with an intentional focus on providing support to those who are most vulnerable. We have always taken great care to be a space that responds to community need; engaging in diversity, equity and inclusion work is another outgrowth of those ongoing efforts. We recognize that in order to help LGBTQ individuals and our diverse community achieve parity in health, justice, opportunity and success outcomes, our organization must hold a strong foundation and competency in, as well as invest organizational focus on, equity and inclusion frameworks, practices and policies. This is also true in our hiring and retention of staff.

The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.