Bilingual Therapist - KEYS FFT

Location US-NY-Brooklyn
Job ID 2023-1985
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 Functional Family Therapy to be assigned caseload of up to 8 cases and provides coverage for peer's caseload as needed.
• Working with youth and their families who are at risk of entering the Juvenile Justice System to prevent system entrance
• Manages the extensive travel requirements involved in serving families in their homes and in the community.



  • Conducts assessments including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses and individualized treatment planning and conducts intakes as applicable.
  • Participates in all required agency, model and stakeholder meetings and trainings; including but not excluded to individual and group coaching, model consultation, and staff meetings.
  • Adheres to model expectations and implement with fidelity.
  • Consistently meets all program and model Key Performance Indicators (including session pacing, required casework contacts, successful client outcomes, timely completion of documentation, consistent and timely data entry, etc.).
  • Identify and address family risk factors that give rise to possible abuse or neglect, ACS involvement, and possible 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, as well as mandated reporter requirements.
  • Maintains clear, concise, and timely documentation of treatment efforts in intake, progress notes, treatment plans and Family Assessment and Service Planning (FASP), and closing documents that demonstrate compliance with the Functional Family Therapy model and supervisory review feedback.
  • Manages the extensive documentation requirements in all databases to successfully comply with mandates from agency, FAP, and model.
  • Identify community-based resources for families, collaborate and build relationships with stakeholders/providers (i.e., FAP, 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.
  • Builds strong relationships with key stakeholders such as FAP, ACS, School Staff, and other community entities.
  • 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, Counseling or a related subject area. 

    Other Requirements

    **Depending on model and program, model manager will support in determining fit role. 

     Preferred Knowledge:  

    • 2-3 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) 
    • Individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques 
    • Marital therapy using behaviorally based approaches 
    • Substance abuse treatment for adults and children using behaviorally based approaches 
    • Behavioral therapy targeting behavioral change in children at home and school 
    • Trauma treatment for adults and children using exposure and cognitive therapies  
    • 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  
    • Social skills assessment and intervention 
    • Crisis Management   
    • Incident Reporting  
    • Creating and following a Treatment Plan 

    Preferred Core Competencies:

    • Ability to engage clients
    • Willingness and ability to be strength focused
    • Ability to problem solve and make decisions
    • Willingness to advocate for caregiver, youth, and family
    • Ability to manage stress and self-care
    • Ability to maintain high level of self-awareness
    • Ability to receive and execute feedback in a timely manner
    • Ability to be comfortable with cultural differences; to relate in ways that are respectful, strength-focused, and culturally sensitive
    • Ability to work well as part of a team
    • Good time management skills


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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