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Current Employment Opportunities

Title: Community Outreach Worker
Department: Youth and Outreach Services
Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt                                  
Responsible To: Director of Youth and Outreach Services                              

General Summary: This position’s primary responsibility is the delivery of street-based outreach services in Ithaca’s downtown corridor. This includes outreach to community members with a variety of social service needs and/or supports, response to business concerns, coordination of care with service agencies, and collaboration with emergency personnel.

Qualifications: 

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a human service-related field with 2-3 years experience working with vulnerable populations OR possess 2-3 years experience and exceptional skill understanding and engaging vulnerable individuals
  • The ideal candidate will have strong familiarity with community services and knowledge about the needs of community members who struggle with mental illness, chemical addiction, substance use, and other social service needs
  • Ability to work well independently, collaborate effectively with large groups, including business and advisory groups, and engage positively with the general public, including potential clients and various stakeholders, is essential

Responsibilities:

  • Offer brief and/or intensive, ongoing outreach to community members populating the downtown catchment area
  • Provide referrals and information about relevant services, as well as technical, motivational, and physical support to assist individuals to engage with relevant services, as needed
  • Respond to requests for assistance addressing and de-escalating disruptive or concerning behavior in the downtown corridor
  • Coordinate with Ithaca City Police and other emergency personnel when additional support is needed to de-escalate a problematic situation
  • Coordinate care of community members with other connected service providers
  • Lead community education and engagement with the Pay It Forward initiative
  • Record and collect relevant data
  • Assist with quarterly reporting and presenting program outcomes and updates to various stakeholder groups
  • Other assignments and tasks may be added at the discretion of the Director of Youth & Outreach Services

The information presented is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Contact Information:

Please send a resume and cover letter to the address or email listed below:

Attn: Mike Ellis, Director of Youth & Outreach
mellis@fcsith.org
Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca
127 W. State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Title: DAP Family Caseworker
Department: Youth and Outreach Services
Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt                                  
Responsible To: Director of Youth and Outreach Services                              

General Summary: The DAP Family Caseworker works in a team-oriented, trauma-informed, and strengths-focused context. Each Family Caseworker serves a direct caseload of five youths and their families. Areas of service include: developing, implementing and monitoring goals and service plans, facilitating youth development group activities, providing advocacy in various community settings, and developing programmatic events.

Qualifications: 

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a human service-related field OR 3-5 years experience working with vulnerable populations
  • Familiarity with community youth services, the juvenile justice system, and knowledge about the needs for social and emotional growth of youth
  • Ability to work well independently and on a team
  • Collaborates well with other organizations, advisory groups, staff, and the public
  • Ability to affirm family strengths and work respectfully and effectively with people across the human spectrum
  • Ability to operate a computer and other general office equipment
  • A clean driving record and ability to reliably provide transportation

Responsibilities:

  • Carries a caseload of five youth and performs all related case management activities for community based services, including transportation as needed and participation in group activities
  • Provides mentorship to youth in individual and group settings
  • Provides support to caregivers either in their home or in the community
  • Maintains appropriate communication with all community stakeholders including regular written and oral reports
  • Maintains working relationship with Tompkins County Family Court, Tompkins County Department of Social Services, Tompkins County Probation, and all allied agencies
  • Assumes all responsibilities of a mandated reporter

The information presented is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Contact Information:

Please send a resume and cover letter to the address or email listed below by Thursday, June 27, at 5:00 PM:

Attn: Mike Ellis, Director of Youth & Outreach
mellis@fcsith.org
Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca
127 W. State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Title: Child & Adolescent Clinician (Full Time)
Department: Mental Health Clinic
Status: Exempt
Responsible To: 
Director of Clinical Services
Salary: 
Commensurate with Experience

General Summary: Clinicians provide high-quality, confidential, and affordable counseling services in a welcoming and caring atmosphere for children, preschool age through adolescence, and their families as well as adults. They address a wide range of emotional, behavioral and/or relationship problems. Our outpatient clinic is licensed by the NY State Office of Mental Health and is National Health Service Corps (NHSC) certified.

Qualifications: The clinician must possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related mental health discipline that included a clinical field placement with supervision.  The clinician must be eligible for a New York State license and 2 plus years of post-graduate experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience working with children/adolescents and their families. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to build rapport with clientele who are diverse in their race, culture, religion, economic resources, sexual orientation, gender identity, and abilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides clinical services including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and ongoing treatment
  • Responds to a range of clients’ needs using differential diagnoses, appropriate treatment modalities, and a variety of intervention methods
  • Demonstrates understanding of sound ethical practice in conjunction with the established and defined ethics of one’s training and discipline
  • Collaborates effectively with agency staff on behalf of clients
  • Works collaboratively with other community agencies on behalf of clients and/or the agency
  • Participates in regularly scheduled clinical supervision, peer supervision, and staff meetings
  • Maintains clinical records in accordance with insurance regulations and established clinic policies and procedures and in timely compliance with agency policies and procedures
  • Complies with clinical productivity standards as established by Director of Clinical Services
  • Effectively organizes time and responsibilities
  • Maintains availability for after-hours telephone contact for clients in crisis
  • Participates in rotating backup clinical support via on-call phone rotation schedule
  • Assumes all responsibilities of a mandated reporter

Contact Information:

Please send a resume and cover letter to the address or email listed below:

Attn: cmccarter@fcsith.org
Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca
127 W. State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Family & Children’s Service provides equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for positions within the organization. No individual will be discriminated against in application, hiring or employment on the basis of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status.  Additionally, Family & Children’s Service’s policies and practices in the application, hiring, and employment are developed to be consistent with all applicable local, state and federally mandated obligations imposed through regulation or statute, which govern employment practices. This policy applies to all agency positions.

Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca is a Living Wage Employer.