JOB TITLE: Functional Family Therapy
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time,
LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY
REPORTS TO: Program Director
Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994
to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social
services. Across our eight
locations, we empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully
acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in the
community. While we support
anyone who walks through our doors, over nearly 25 years, we have developed expertise in
serving the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant
AAFSC works across
four priority areas—Promote, Get Ready, Prevent, and Communicate—to achieve our ultimate goal
of strengthening families. AAFSC promotes mental and physical wellbeing, food security, healthy
relationships, and family reunification. We get our families ready to succeed,
work, and lead productive
lives. We prevent domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect by counseling
families, offering case
management services to victims of violence, and cultivating healthy
relationship skills in young people.
Finally, AAFSC communicates the needs of the marginalized, amplifying their
voices for increased impact.
Family Therapy (FFT) Supervisor will be accountable for providing day-to-day
support, leadership and
general supervision to their assigned unit. The FFT Supervisor is responsible
adherence to the Functional Family Therapy model for their unit. FFT works with
youth between the ages of
11 to 18 who struggle with behavioral and/or emotional problems and have been referred by the
juvenile justice, mental health, school, or child welfare system. As a
strengths-based model, FFT focuses
on acceptance and respect and uses assessments and interventions to determine risk and protective
factors in relation to the family and youth’s development.
The Supervisor will
effectively support and supervise a trauma-informed, culturally-responsive, and linguistically-appropriate
community-based preventive program that focuses on providing counseling and clinical
interventions to at-risk children and families. Supervisors will assist in the
overall functioning of the program with
the goal of reducing the number of children who enter into the foster care
system. The most successful
candidate will be one who has strong administrative and management skills including strategic
planning, resource allocation, and coordination of government agency
requirements. He or she will be
organized, professional, and detail oriented, will thrive under pressure, and
be willing to work on multiple
projects. The Supervisor should also demonstrate interpersonal skills and the
ability to connect with and
engage with families. A commitment to immigrant, refugee and low-income communities will also be essential for success in this role.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage and
delegate responsibilities involved in day-to-day FFT program operations to allow
for efficient and
weekly individual supervision to case planners and case aides.
and upload monthly documentation of supervisory reviews. Ensure timely
upload of reviews.
up-to-date on case history and progress of cases to be able to provide adequate
collaboration with Training and Technical Assistance Manager as well as Program
Director, take the
lead in ensuring quality onboarding of new staff, as well as on-going
training of all
assigned case planners and case aides.
• Monitor and
adjust time sheets as needed.
and encourage office norms (use of calendars, checking email, etc.)
Elevated Risk Conferences (ERCs) and Child Safety Conferences
employee three-month evaluation and annual evaluations
cases to Case Planners and Case Aides using Purchased Preventive Services
communication between case planners and case aides through one-on-one
supervision as well
as scheduling and hosting monthly team meetings.
regularly with staff and troubleshoot issues related to casework with the
help of Program
Director (when needed)
• Review and
approve FASP and Plan Amendment submissions, all supervisory
with Program Director to ensure that all staff training needs are continually
met. Ensure quality
professional development of case planners and case aides.
Family Team Conferences (FTCs) are being held within a timely manner (56 days
FASP due date/28
days after), as well as uploaded using proper coding.
• Review and
ensure quality of case notes, FASP reports, etc.
timely uploads of casework contacts, notes, FASP reports, etc. [all contacts
be added to the
Preventive Organization Management Information System (PROMIS) by
the 5th of the following
casework documents (legal documents, furniture requests, Investigative
with Program Director to ensure program meets all city and state funding
and benchmarks (for
instance, safety assessments, case work contacts, family team conferences,
funding targets, etc.).
• Must assist
to ensure that program is in compliance with all case planning and supervisory
confidentiality requirements are observed and practiced
internal and external trainings
• Assist in
intake component of the program: Joint Home Visit (JHV), assessing Advocate
(ADVPO) cases, etc.
• Ensure monthly casework contacts are
• Review and
ensure case notes are uploaded in a timely manner (5 business days)
• Ensure case
files are up-to-date.
quality casework practice, which includes safety and risk assessment of
and families and
• Appropriately follow incident reporting
Data, Evaluation, & External
• Ensure data
entry meets contractual and AAFSC program requirements.
to detail, responsibility, and dependability in data reporting to external and
• Track and
offer suggestions for improvements in key performance indicators for
regular meetings and special events as needed.
Trainings, Meetings, and Audit
training provided by ACS, Solution Based Casework, and other organizations as
(minimum of 42
hours/6 days each fiscal year) and logging training by submitting certificates
Technical Assistance Manager.
internal meetings as scheduled, collaborating with the multidisciplinary team
• Assist in
preparation of internal and external audits (COQI, PAMS, safety alerts, etc.)
operation and delivery of services.
Ambassador & Champion
• Every AAFSC team
member serves as an ambassador of the organization and champion of
vision and values. This includes the following:
o Cultivate relationships on behalf of and
in support of the organization in partnership
Leadership and the Development & Communications team. This includes
being sensitive to
and aware of others, providing every client, partner and participant
service, professional communication, and follow through, and always
Leadership and the Development & Communications team aware of any
challenges, or updates.
o All team members are expected to support
the Development and Communications team
with any requests
in a timely manner, including, but not limited to: grant applications,
at meetings, hearings, or other events, and sharing of AAFSC social
media, flyers, and
other externally-facing communications.
o Always act with integrity, positivity,
dedication, and professionalism within the office
This includes, but is not limited to, email communication, verbal
communication with colleagues and peers, communication with clients,
with external partners or agencies.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
• Maintain a
case load of at least two (2) cases for FFT certification
• Attend Case
in AAFSC management meetings.
• In the
absence of PD, take on additional responsibilities as needed.
home visits as needed
• Participate in interviews of potential
in other meetings and conferences as needed.
other duties assigned as necessary by Program Director.
BACKGROUND & POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field required.
management experience in Preventive Services highly preferred as well as
knowledge of child
welfare and ACS mandates.
ethical casework practice is being done.
• Must have
experience in using CONNECTIONS, PROMIS, Data Warehouse, and
of the Preventive Measurement Assessment System (PAMS) strongly
• Minimum of
2 years of experience in creating, implementing and measuring effectiveness
language ability as well as experience working with immigrant, refugee and
communities is strongly preferred, including Arabic, Urdu, and/or Bengali
writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required as well as
Microsoft Office Suite is required.
to work occasional evenings and weekends to manage crises, attend events, or
contingent on pre-employment background check and fingerprint clearance.
• U.S. Work
Authorization is precondition of employment.
BENEFITS & PERKS - FULL-TIME POSITIONS
- Generous PTO package including: 12 paid holidays, 12 safe & sick days, and 5 floating holidays annually. Additional accrued vacation time based on tenure.
- 100% employer paid medical insurance for employee only coverage
- Vision and Dental coverage
- Free, confidential mental health counselor for employee use
- Professional development opportunities
- Pre-tax commuter benefits account
- Aflac voluntary coverage
- 403b with employer match following waiting period
- Advancement and growth prospects including supervision for licensure hours and certifications in evidence-based models
We are an equal
opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals are
Arab American Family Support Center is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled