EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time, Part-Time, and Per Diem Available
LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY & Queens, NY
The Arab-American 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 and refugee communities.
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.
The Arab-American Family Support Center is issuing a general call for culturally-competent and linguistically-skilled LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LMSWs as well as license eligible MSWs, MFTs, and MHCs; other credentialed individuals in the mental health field are also welcomed to apply. Preferred language skills include fluency in Arabic, Bangla, Urdu, Hindi, Tibetan, or another language spoken by AMEMSA immigrant and refugee communities.
The Mental Health Clinician will demonstrate knowledge and utilization of trauma informed practices, including emotional intelligence, effective communication, understanding of impact of trauma on development, strengths based and person-centered practice, resilience focus and commitment to growth and change. The Clinician will hold an active caseload referred to them by programs across the agency. A background in evidence-based practice and working with teams to incorporate evidence-based practices into case and program practice is highly desirable.
The person in this role will be organized, have high attention to detail, maintain confidentiality and act with the utmost discretion as well as act as an ambassador & champion of AAFSC. A commitment to immigrant, refugee and low-income communities is essential for this role.
Please submit a resume, cover letter outlining your fit for this position, and a list of three references (not family members) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals are encouraged to apply.