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Community Based Clinician (FFT)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-849392
    • Job Location: Utica, NY
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 20, 2023
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Earn $55,000 - $70,000/annually based on level of education, 3 weeks of vacation, Hybrid work schedule, 10 calendar holidays (including 1 floating holiday), 24 hours personal time, and up to 80 sick days. Supervision available for licensure!


Share our commitment to helping children, youth and families build strong/life changing relationships and avoid hospitalization or placement. Bring your experience, compassion, and energy to the team and make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families!

Learn an Evidence based Model: Functional Family Therapy

Cayuga Centers is seeking clinicians / therapists / counselors who are passionate about strengths-based, youth-and family-centered work. As a member of our innovative Home and Community Based Treatment and Supports team, you will meet with families in their homes and communities, providing the opportunity to see and experience the transformational benefits of the program. Intake activities, assessment, and treatment within your role as a Functional Family Therapist are designed to initiate goal-directed support and solution-focused interventions to address challenges associated with behavioral health needs.

Does this sound like it interests you? We’d love for you to join our team in helping children and families create safe, happy and healthy environments.

Schedule: We are looking for an applicant who is willing to work a flexible schedule that suits the youth and family needs. This is a full-time, 40 hour a week position that will require evening and possibly weekend hours.

How you get to use your skills…..

  • Apply and develop your clinical assessment, evaluation, and family therapy skills.

  • Utilize a strengths-based and trauma-informed practice to help children, youth, and families identify their strengths and needs

  • Learn internationally utilized evidence based treatment models

  • Partner with Practice Managers to ensure children, youth and families are quickly connected to needed programs and services

  • Demonstrate an inclusive practice both in the office and in the field to support a diverse and accepting culture

  • Contribute to a multidisciplinary team that shares your passion for children and families.

Experience and Skills:

  • License or Limited Permit in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, or Mental Health Counseling with experience in strength-based family and children’s services.

  • Experience working with children and families in a community-based or "in-home" setting

  • Excellent communication, organizational and collaboration skills

  • A strong belief in the capacity of people to grow and change

  • Possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to appreciate and encourage diversity, and understand the concept of cultural trauma as it applies to individual and family functioning

  • Knowledge and experience formulating clinical diagnoses and/or impressions

  • Ability to engage families who may have been unsuccessful in clinic settings

  • Ability to have flexibility in hours worked both routinely, so as to meet children and families when they are available, and occasionally, in response to crises which may occur at any hour of any day


    • Driving to and from appointments and activities as assigned
    • Word processing: Including responding to e-mails, completing computerized documentation
    • Lifting of Agency file books - weighing approximately 6-8 lbs. each - 5 inch binders. File in them as needed, including sorting paperwork, hole punching, opening and closing of binder rings. As needed.
    • Completing paperwork -Such as copying, stapling as needed.
    • Sitting for extended periods of time
    • Walking distances
    • Walking up and down stairs inside/outside
    • Able to have contact with consumer’s - non-contagious illness


    As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

    We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.