Careers

NEW SIGN-ON BONUS FOR CLINICAL POSITIONS!  FCS is excited to offer a $500 sign-on bonus to newly hired clinical staff who successfully complete their 90 day probationary period. Additional longevity bonuses available at the one year ($500) and two year ($1,000) anniversaries!

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.

Click here to view current openings.

Family 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. In many cases, employees are eligible for loan forgiveness programs.

Positions may become available at any time within our service area of Cortland and Madison 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 Counseling Services
Attn: Human Resources
165 Main Street, Suite A
Cortland, NY 13045

Current Openings

Project Coordinator – Cortland LGBTQ Center

NEW OPPORTUNITY! The Cortland LGBTQ Center, a division of Family & Children’s Counseling Services, is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator. Our beautiful new Center is growing in all that it offers from support, outreach, education and collaboration with the community!  Job responsibilities: Coordinate all aspects of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Center and follow the work plan approved by the Department of Health; Plan, conduct and evaluate community outreach, programs, professional training workshops, and special projects for the LGBTQ Center; Develop activities that focus on the health and wellness of members of the LGBTQ+ community while providing positive social interactions and reducing isolation; Full-time position with some non-traditional evening and weekend hours required;Regular travel within Cortland County is expected.  Qualifications: BA/BS in related field with a minimum of two years’ experience.Supervisory experience required. Candidate must have experience working collaboratively with community based organizations. Must be familiar with LGBTQ+ issues, organizations, and resources and have professional experience working with/for the LGBTQ+ community in an educational or advocacy role.  Competitive salary and benefits.  Professional work environment.

Peer Support Specialist – Mobile Outreach Team – Herkimer County

NEW OPPORTUNITY! We are hiring for brand new mobile outreach team in Herkimer County! Full-time position providing community-based supports to individuals with substance use problems.  Candidates for this position will serve as role models, exhibit competency in understanding personal recovery and the use of relapse prevention and coping skills, will serve as client advocates and provide assistance linking people to services. Preference is given to those who are 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.

Receptionist/Clerical Staff – Binghamton

NEW OPPORTUNITY! New full-time receptionist needed for our fast-paced behavioral health office in Binghamton. Some evening hours are required. Must be capable of multi-tasking and meeting deadlines under time constraints. Duties include but are not limited to answering phones and scheduling appointments while maintaining strict confidentiality.  Resume with current references required. No phone calls. Competitive salary and benefits.

Behavioral Health Clinician – Cortland

NEW OPPORTUNITY! New part-time position (3 days per week) available through a collaborative project with the Cortland County Department of Social Services and Child Protective Services (CPS).  Candidate will develop knowledge specific to CPS process and accompany caseworkers in the field to provide direct consultation. Other duties include: Provide screening for adults and/or children, provide brief interventions directly to families, provide clinical assessments and documentation, refer children and/or adults to community resources, collaborate with Early Recognition Screening program, serve as liaison to behavioral health service providers, provide psycho-education and training to parents, provide formal education and training to local district child welfare staff.  Qualifications: Must be licensed in the state of NY, with preference given to LCSW or other professional licensure (LMFT, LMHC, LMSW) 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. Supervision provided. Competitive salary and benefits.  SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!

Children’s Behavioral Health Counselor – Binghamton

Do you enjoy working with children?  We’re looking for the right person to join our clinic team! We have several full-time opportunities in our licensed mental health clinic located in Binghamton, NY for clinicians with experience working with children and their families.  Duties include:Individual and group based clinical work with children and families. One evening per week; flexible scheduling.  Competitive salaries, great benefits and professional work environment! Supervision and additional training provided.  Preferred Candidates:LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, LMFT; must be licensed (or permit eligible) in NYS. Experience preferred, but will consider recent graduates. Full-time only; no part-time positions exist.  SIGN ON BONUS!

Chemical Dependency Counselor-CASAC – Cortland

Family Counseling Services is seeking an experienced chemical dependency counselor to join our team of talented and dedicated healthcare professionals! We have a new full-time opportunity through our collaboration with the Cortland County Jail. Duties: Provide counseling, individual and group sessions, assessments and case planning. Provide transitional services and coordination as individuals move from incarceration to community living. Services will be provided at the jail facility. One evening per week required. Preferred candidates: Qualified Health Professionals including LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, LMFT, CASAC or other licensed professional. Experience preferred. Supervision provided. Full-time positions only. Competitive salary and benefits. Professional work environment. SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!

Substance Abuse/Addictions Counselor – Mobile Outreach – Cortland and Herkimer Counties

We are hiring for brand new mobile outreach teams in Cortland AND Herkimer counties!  We need an experienced and skilled counselor to provide community-based assessments, brief interventions, ongoing treatment and referrals as well as network with other community agencies. Supervision and additional training provided. Preferred Candidates: LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, LMFT, CASAC or other licensed disciplines. Experience preferred, but will consider recent graduates. Competitive salary and benefits. SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!

School-Based Behavioral Health Counselor – Cortland and Broome Counties

Join our school-based team! Opportunity available for 10, 11, or 12 month positions in licensed mental health satellite clinics in Cortland County and Broome County. Duties include: 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.  SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!

Psychiatrist – Cortland and Oneida

Opportunities are available in our licensed clinics located in Cortland and Oneida. Duties include: psychiatric assessments, medication management and staff consultations. Must be licensed and med certified in New York State. Experience preferred. Competitive salary and benefits with flexible scheduling.