Services for the Underserved

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Family Therapist

Family Therapist

Job Location 
Behavioral Health
Regular Part-Time

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Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.

JOB FUNCTIONS:                   

    • Work collaboratively as part of an integrated behavioral health team to address the needs of the “whole person”, including their physical and emotional health.
    • Apply knowledge of family dynamics and relationships to enhance our engagement of families, and operate our family support services.
    • Provide ongoing counseling to couples and families struggling with Depression, Drug Addiction, Marital, Child/Parental issues, Low Self-Esteem and Psychosocial Stressors.
    • Maintain clinical records in accordance with SUS documentations, procedures and policies
    • Ensure through staff development that the organization’s commitment to individualized supports and personal fulfillment is promoted on a level and within the community.
    • To provide clinical services such as intake/diagnostic evaluations methods, mental status exams, and use of the DSM-IV
    • To participate in regularly scheduled clinical supervision
    • To comply with clinical productivity standards as established by Management/Director of Mental Health
    • To be available for after-hours telephone contact for clients in crisis Health
    • To perform other duties as assigned





  • LMSW or LCSW required
  • Experience working with families (in the disabilities field preferred)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diverse staff, consumers, and other stakeholders
  • Ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other community agencies on behalf of the clients/or the agency
  • Strong administrative, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.