Careers

Join our team of talented and dedicated healthcare professionals!

We are seeking clinicians with a strong knowledge of trauma recovery and experience working with children and families.

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Family & Children’s Counseling Services welcomes employment inquiries from individuals who have an interest in working in behavioral health care and prevention services. We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental and life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, retirement plan, and more. Family & Children’s Counseling Services participates in the National Health Service Corps loan repayment program for eligible employees. 

Positions may become available at any time within our service area of Broome, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison and Tioga counties. Skills, work experiences or education that are of particular interest to us include:

    • NY Licensed Master Social Worker
    • NY Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor
    • Volunteer Mentors for Youth

If you are interested in applying for one of our programs, please download our Employment Application, and submit your completed application, cover letter and resume to one of the following:

jobs@fcscortland.org

Fax: (607) 753-0286

Family & Children’s Counseling Services
Attn: Human Resources
165 Main Street, Suite A
Cortland, NY 13045

Current Openings

Sexual Health Educator – Cortland

NEW! Are you passionate about inclusive sexual health education? The Cortland LGBTQ Center, a division of Family & Children’s Counseling Services, is seeking a Sexual Health Educator to join our team in Cortland, NY. This position includes a combination of in-person and remote work and is available as a 10-month or 12-month position. General Responsibilities:  In collaboration with school districts, provide inclusive sexual health programs to schools and community organizations in Cortland County. Required programs include, but are not limited to, birth control, HIV/AIDS, Hygiene, Puberty, Sex & Gender, and Sexual Decision Making; assist Program Coordinator with weekly and monthly LGBTQ support groups, community events, outreach activities, and special projects; collaborate with the Program Coordinator to provide adequate coverage of our walk-in LGBTQ Center (once we reopen to in-person services); co-manage the implementation of the workplan, conferences, trainings, and events related to LGBTQ and sexual health issues; create and share affirming and informational content on the Center’s social media; work closely with LGBTQ advisory committee and other community organizations to promote successful collaborations.  Minimum Qualifications: A strong connection to LGBTQ issues, organizations, and resources, including professional experience working with/for LGBTQ people; a passion for providing inclusive, age-appropriate sexual health education; excellent organizational, communication, and teamwork skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, volunteers, board members, donors, clients, and vendors; provide respectful and identity-affirming treatment of all people regardless of age, race, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or ability; and computer proficiency. Preferred Qualifications: Experience providing educational trainings in community and classroom settings; strong written communication skills; experience working collaboratively with community based organizations. Full-time position with pay from $17.00 per hour.  Visit the Center’s website at www.cortlandLGBTQcenter.org.

Health Home Care Managers – Broome County and Cortland County

NEW! We are seeking two full time Care Managers for our Health Home programs in Broome and Cortland counties (one per county).  Duties and responsibilities include: provide care coordination services to Medicaid enrolled individuals with qualifying chronic illnesses; meet with individuals in their home, community or in the office to assist with enrollment in Health Home and care coordination needs, including a broad range of services essential to successful living in a community setting (e.g. medical, psychiatric, social, educational, legal, housing and financial services); evaluate clients’ social, health, and mental health needs in order to provide appropriate referrals to community resources and providers; contact eligible individuals by mail and/or phone to explain the Medicaid Health Home Program; maintain in person and phone contact with interested individuals; may serve as the initial agency contact to the public and other agencies/providers. Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in a related field including human services, social work, nursing, education, psychology, sociology required. Prefer two years’ experience providing direct services or linking services to individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities, or substance use disorders. A CASAC with a bachelor’s degree with the required experience is also eligible for consideration. A master’s degree in one of the qualifying education fields may be substituted for one year of experience. Knowledge of the Broome County area and community resources desired. Must have knowledge of effective telephone techniques and ability to communicate appropriately with clients and other professionals. Must demonstrate skills necessary to perform a variety of data reporting duties utilizing Microsoft Office applications, the NYS Health Commerce System and other data management systems. Health Home program training will be provided. Competitive salary and benefits. Professional work environment.  

CD/MH Dual Disorder Counselor – Binghamton

NEW! Full-time opportunity for an experienced CD/MH Dual Disorder Counselor to join our team of talented and dedicated healthcare professionals in our outpatient clinic in Binghamton, NY. Duties include: individual and group based clinical work, primarily working with adult clients. One evening per week; flexible scheduling. Preferred candidates: Qualified Health Professionals including LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, LMFT, or other licensed professionals. Experience preferred. Supervision provided. Competitive salary and benefits. Professional work environment.

Peer Specialists – Cortland and Madison counties

NEW! Seeking skilled Peer Specialists to support individuals enrolled in substance use services. Candidates for this position will serve as role models, exhibit competency in understanding personal recovery and the use of relapse prevention and coping skills. Preferred Candidates: Preference is given to those who are a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) as certification is required within six months of hire. High School Graduate/Equivalency. An individual does not need to be in recovery him/herself, but must be able to confer empathy through lived experiences. One year of Health or Human Service experience preferred. Must possess a valid NYS Driver’s License and pass background clearance for use of agency vehicles. Supervision and training provided. Competitive salary and benefits. Professional work environment.

Chemical Dependency Counselors – Binghamton, Cortland and Oneida clinics

NEW! We are seeking experienced counselors to join our team of talented and dedicated healthcare professionals in our outpatient chemical dependency clinics in Binghamton, Cortland and Oneida.  Duties: individual and group based clinical work, primarily working with adult clients. One evening per week; flexible scheduling. Preferred candidates: Qualified Health Professionals including LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, LMFT, CASAC or other licensed professionals. Experience preferred. Supervision provided. Full-time positions only.  Competitive salary and benefits. Flexible scheduling including onsite and telehealth possibilities. Professional work environment.

Behavioral Health Counselor – Madison County DSS Collaborative Project

Family & Children’s Counseling Services, in partnership with the Cortland County and Madison County Department of Social Services, has new opportunities for an experienced clinician to work collaboratively with Child Protective Services staff; both full and part-time positions are available. This partnership between our organizations is well-established and has been highly successful in serving clients in need. Duties and responsibilities include: develop knowledge specific to Child Protective Services (CPS) process and requirements; accompany CPS caseworkers in the field to provide direct consultation with CPS caseworkers and families regarding the benefits of behavioral health services; provide screening for adults and/or children, to offer early identification of behavioral health needs utilizing standard assessment tools; provide brief interventions directly to families, alleviating areas of concern and enhancing safety where appropriate; provide clinical assessments and documentation to inform CPS of recommendations related to behavioral health treatment; and for plans of safe care; develop knowledge specific to community resources within the local district, making referrals for identified children and/or adults who may benefit from ongoing services, and serving as liaison to behavioral health service providers; provide psycho-education and training to parents; provide formal education and training to the local district child welfare staff at least twice per year.  Qualifications: Must be licensed in the state of NY, with preference given to LCSW and special consideration for CASAC applicants. One year related professional experience with trauma-informed care and chemical dependency is preferred. The Behavioral Health Clinician will be provided office space at DSS. Competitive salary and benefits. Professional work environment.  

School-Based Behavioral Health Counselor – Cortland and Broome counties

Join our school-based team! Opportunities available for 10, 11, or 12-month positions in our licensed mental health satellite clinics in Cortland and Broome counties. Duties: provide counseling, assessments and case planning for children and their family members. Supervision provided. Preferred candidates: LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, LMFT must be licensed (or permit eligible) in NYS. Experience preferred, but will consider recent graduates. Competitive salary and benefits.