Bilingual Therapist - KEYS BSFT

Location US-NY-Bronx
Job ID 2023-1943
Job Family
Social Services
Job Type
Shift Days
Shift Hours
Salary Range
$67,250 - $72,250/year
Hours Per Week



At The New York Foundling, we trust in the power and potential of people, and we deliberately invest in proven practices. From bold beginnings in 1869, our New York-based nonprofit has supported hundreds of thousands of our neighbors on their own paths to stability, strength, and independence. We help children and families navigate through and beyond foster care. We help families struggling with conflict and poverty grow strong. We help individuals with developmental disabilities live their best lives, and we help our neighbors access quality health and mental health services core to building lifelong resilience and wellbeing. Together, our interrelated programs provide a whole-person, whole-family, and whole-life approach that unlocks solutions for a lifetime.

Reports to assigned program supervisor or covering supervisor. � Provides home-based clinical treatment utilizing Brief Strategic Family Therapy to assigned caseload of up to 8 cases and provides coverage for peer's caseload as needed. � Manages the extensive travel requirements involved in serving families in their homes � Working with youth and their families who are at risk of entering the Juvenile Justice System to prevent system entrance



  • Conducts assessments including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses and individualized treatment planning and conducting intakes.
  • Participates in all required agency and model/stakeholder trainings.
  • Attend individual and group coaching, as well as staff meetings.
  • Videotape sessions and reviewing your own sessions in preparation for weekly supervision.
  • Attend 2 hours of weekly BSFT team supervision, that include review of your videotaped sessions with the BSFT Team and supervisor. 
  •  Attending workshops and other BSFT team activities as indicated.
  • Adheres to model expectations and implement with fidelity.
  • Conducting sessions with your clients under live supervision could be required
  • Consistently meets all program and model Key Performance Indicators (including session pacing, required casework contacts, successful client outcomes, timely completion of Family Assessment Service Plans, data entry, etc.).
  • Identify and address family risk factors that give rise to possible child removal, ACS involvement, and out of home placement due to continued referral behavior or new risk/safety factors. This includes the completion of safety plans and incident reports if necessary.
  • Maintains clear, concise and timely documentation of treatment efforts in progress notes and Family Assessment and Service Planning (FASP) that demonstrate compliance with the BSFT Model and supervisory review feedback.
  • Manages the extensive documentation requirements in all databases to successfully comply with mandates from agency, ACS and model.
  • Identify community-based resources for families, collaborate and build relationships with stakeholders/providers (i.e., ACS, schools, doctors, mental health providers, courts, etc.) to monitor participation in services and accompany families to appointments if needed.
  • Provides 24/7 coverage during the week and participates on a weekend on-call rotational schedule as applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Organizational expectations include:

  • Regular and punctual time and attendance.
  • Consistent demonstrated commitment to The Foundling’s BHAG, mission, vision and values (Compassion, Dignity, Family and Community, Diversity, Excellence).
  • Adherence to The Foundling’s employee policies, Code of Conduct and applicable rules, laws, regulations or bargaining agreements.

    Please specify area of study:

    Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, Mental Health

    Counseling or a related subject area. 

    Other Requirements

    BSFT model manager will support in determining fit for role.

     Preferred Knowledge:  

    • 2 years of accumulated experience (internships through post-graduate) providing direct services to youth and their families in their homes and communities 
    • An understanding and commitment to complying with the New York State Central Register of Abuse and Neglect protocol (requirements to report any suspected abuse, maltreatment or neglect of any child). 
    • Experience with and willingness to work with culturally diverse population 
    • Experience in managing direct service providers who engage with the identified populations or similar population in high-risk court-involved youth either in Family Court or Adult Court, Child-Welfare programs. 
    • Direct use of pragmatic (i.e. structural, strategic, and functional) family therapies.
    • Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e. family, peer, school, and neighborhood) 
    •  Work with families (grandparents, mothers, father figures [biological fathers, step-fathers and long-standing romantic partners], and children and adolescents)
    • Family systems experience
    • Experience with process-oriented family therapies
    • Comfort in working with father figures
    • Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the family’s natural ecology (i.e., family, peer, school, and neighborhood) 
    • Strong understanding and the ability to implement the following:  
    • Family safety planning  
    • Risk and Safety assessments  
    • Crisis Management   
    • Incident Reporting  
    • Creating and following a Treatment Plan 


    Preferred Core Competencies:

    • Ability to connect at a human level with clients to engage and maintain them in therapy
    • Ability to establish an effective and collaborative relationship with all family members, requiring the therapist to manage her/his own feelings about each family member.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Willingness and ability to be strengths focused
    • Ability to function in the context of high tension and anger in the family
    • Ability to shift the family from content to process, from past and future discussions to interactions that occur in the present
    • Ability to manage stress and self-care
    • Appreciation, respect, and understanding for teamwork and organizational systems
    • Ability to maintain high level of self-awareness
    • Ability to observe the present- the interactions that occur in front of the therapist- as they occur.
    • Ability to think abstractly to permit the therapist to observe family interactions, diagnose them on the spot and determine what intervention may be appropriate in the present.
    • Ability to be comfortable with cultural differences; to relate in ways that are respectful, strength-focused, and culturally appropriate
    • Ability to be family-centered, and to allow the family to interact. The therapist does not need to be the center of the therapy but rather places the family at the center of the therapy.
    • Ability not to buy the family’s frame. Keep sufficient independence from the family to enable you to observe the family and come to your own conclusions based on what you see, rather than on what the family says.


The New York Foundling is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse employee population, the Foundling will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.


Salary Range: $67,250 - $72,250/year


Education Required

Master's level degree

Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related field 

License/Certification Required

Fluent in Spanish/English required

  • Demonstrated strong commitment to safety.

Education Required

Master’s Degree from a U.S. accredited educational institution or Credential Evaluation for a non-U.S. educational institution


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