Careers and Internships

Current Employment Opportunities

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Family & Children’s Service provides equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for positions with 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 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.

Title: Employee Assistance Program Counselor
Department: Employee Assistance Program
Status: Full- Time, Exempt (37.5 hours/week)
Responsible To: EAP and Continuing Education Coordinator
Salary Range: $42,000 – $47,000 commensurate with experience

General Summary: Family & Children’s Service provides EAP services to approximately 50 local businesses and organizations. The EAP Counselor will work with the EAP and Continuing Education Coordinator to provide EAP services to these employees and eligible family members. EAP services include meeting one on one with EAP clients to provide assessment, short-term intervention and solutions focused counseling, referral to needed resources, and advocacy in being connected with resources as needed. EAP counseling sessions are provided both in-person and virtually. The EAP Counselor will also help to provide educational programming and catered workshops to contracted organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to calls requesting EAP services, conduct initial assessments and schedule counseling sessions. The EAP Counselor maintains their own schedule.
  • Maintain a caseload of EAP clients, including keeping communication with current clients, as well as those actively seeking services.
  • Provide assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals based on client needs.
  • Maintain thorough records of all client communication and counseling sessions provided.
  • Aide in developing and instituting educational programming, workshops, and organizational consultations.
  • Protect F&CS’s values by maintaining confidentially of all client information and is responsible for reporting any unethical behavior to an appropriate supervisor.
  • Must adhere to professional standards, F&CS policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and OMH standards.
  • Other assignments and tasks may be added at the discretion of the EAP and Continuing Education Coordinator.

Qualifications: The EAP Counselor must have a Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of experience in Human Services/Human Resources, OR a Master’s Degree and 2 years of experience in Human Services/Human Resources.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate intuitive listening skills, strong organizational skills including ability to communicate with and schedule clients in a timely manner, ability to work with a diverse range of individuals with a wide range of presenting issues, and ability to triage and manage different levels of need. Strong candidates will also demonstrate critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, ability to connect with and engage clients quickly, experience with motivational interviewing, knowledge of local resources and experience with suicidality screenings. Experience providing counseling or working in Human Resources is preferred.

Contact Information:
Please send a resume and cover letter to Libby Tier, EAP and Continuing Education Coordinator at the email listed below.
All applications will be considered through Friday, November 4th, 5PM. If you have questions about the position prior to submitting an application, you can email or call.

Libby Tier, EAP and Continuing Education Coordinator
Attn: edemarest@fcsith.org
Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca
127 W. State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-273-7494

Title: Clinical Supervisor
Department: Mental Health Clinic
Status: Full- Time, Exempt (37.5 hours/week); Eligible for hybrid remote/in person work
Responsible To: Director of Clinical Services
Salary Range: $52,000 – $57,000 commensurate with experience

General Summary: We are currently seeking a Clinical Supervisor to join our dynamic clinical team in providing high quality, client-centered, affordable psychotherapy services in a supportive and collaborative work environment. The Clinical Supervisor provides administrative oversight and clinical supervision to a team of multi-disciplinary therapists, as well as maintain a reduced clinical caseload. The successful candidate for these positions will exhibit excellent clinical skills across a range of client needs, will mentor and support the professional growth of others, will be detail oriented and accountable to supporting regulatory and billing practices, and will demonstrate readiness to work in an inclusive agency culture specifically committed to anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices in all facets of service.
Clinical Supervisors lead the robust professional development opportunities our Clinic offers in the form of weekly clinical supervision, weekly clinical team meetings, a training stipend and additional leave time for outside trainings, and periodic in-house CEU-eligible staff presentations. We believe that having a staff that represents different therapeutic disciplines is beneficial to both our clients and our staff. We strive to maintain busy but manageable caseloads, for the dual purpose of quality of client care and staff resiliency. Our clientele comes from all segments of Tompkins County, giving our therapists the opportunity to have diverse clinical experiences. We are a NYS Office of Mental Health licensed clinic, as well as a rural health services corps approved site (NHSC).

Qualifications: The Clinical Supervisor must possess a Master’s degree in mental health related field, plus clinical license (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, and/or Psychologist); at least five years’ experience in a mental health setting; excellent written and oral skills including basic word processing computer skills; must be culturally competent. Experience providing clinical supervision in a clinic setting is preferred. The ideal candidate would demonstrate familiarity with community services, knowledge about the needs of community members who have a mental health diagnosis with additional experience working with vulnerable populations and possess the ability to provide clinically sound treatment services based on client needs and treatment plans.
Note: Candidates with more than 7 years clinical supervision/ leadership experience may be eligible for senior level positions, please inquire.

Contact Information:
Please send a resume and cover letter to the address or email listed below. Please highlight your supervisory experience and/ or approach to clinical supervision in your cover letter. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Attn: cmccarter@fcsith.org 
Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca
127 W. State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Clinical Internships

 

F&CS accepts graduate students in mental health disciplines (social work, mental health counseling) for clinical internships.  (Psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and creative arts therapist trainees should inquire- availability may vary.) Mental Health Counseling Students: We are able to host students who wish to perform their practicum and internship at the same site successively, however we do not host practicum only students.

We require a two semester minimum commitment. Applications for the Fall-Spring semesters should be submitted in March of the previous academic year.  Students who are interested in an alternate start date are encouraged to inquire for availability. Students should be aware that typically our site requires more than the minimum weekly hours required by most programs to meet the required face to face hours components. Internship hours are scheduled during business hours only.

In our clinical internship, students will work with an identified caseload of individual psychotherapy clients. There may be opportunities to work with groups, and with our EAP or intake services. Students receive at least weekly individual supervision, group supervision, and access to staff trainings and professional development.

Strong preference is given to students with previous human service experience, and those looking to develop skills working with underserved populations, particularly older adults and young children.

Please send a resume, brief letter of interest, and any specific requirements of your program to Lead Clinical Supervisor, Judy Clay at jclay@fcsith.org.