Services for the Underserved

  • Family Specialist

    Job Location US-NY-Brooklyn
    Behavioral Health
    Regular Part-Time
  • Position Overview

    The Family Specialist will; provide for 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


    • A MSW (LMSW preferred) or
    • Masters in Human Services field with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working with families.
    • Familiar with clinical issues including substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health, child welfare, child development, cognitive/developmental disabilities, family re-unification, and/or family system work.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting


    Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance; 403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays



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