We build Communities.
We strengthen Families.
We offer Careers.
Join our Team.
The Child Center prioritizes talent in the neighborhoods where we work — people genuinely interested in the strength of their community and the well-being of the families next door. It matters to us that candidates recognize the opportunities to support and build their communities. Our Organizational Culture and Talent Development team is standing by to talk about opportunities that turn into support and care for the people we serve.
The Child Center of NY is committed to excellence, delivering the highest quality services to those who need them most. Integral to this commitment, and our ability to fulfill our mission, is a dedication to sustaining a culture of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB). As we move forward in our efforts to serve our clients in a way that is consistent with EDIB principles, we are equally invested in ensuring that we support our staff in the same way.
We believe in our team’s ability to change lives.
Never has this been more apparent than right now. If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that our work is always essential.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, The Child Center quickly pivoted to meet previously unimagined needs.
At The Child Center, we believe every child can thrive, given the right skills, education, counseling, and development programs — and we know that a dedicated staff is the key to making that happen. Our passionate, talented, and highly skilled employees help more than 55,000 children, adolescents, adults, and families achieve their full potential each year.
Every role is vital to our partnership with the families we serve. The Child Center is more than an agency — it’s a community. If you are interested in joining us and believe you have the passion and skills to make a difference in the lives of young people and communities facing some of the toughest circumstances, please apply for one of our available positions listed on our Recent Job Postings page; we will contact you if you match our position requirements. Full-time, part-time, and per diem/fee-for-service opportunities are available in six divisions, including Behavioral Health; Early Childhood Education; Health Homes and Integrated Care; Prevention and Family Support; Residential Treatment; and Youth Development. Bilingual and bicultural applicants strongly encouraged to apply.
See What Positions Are Available that Match Your Career Goals.
Join Us on our Social Media Pages!
We are increasingly using social media — LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram — to connect with talented, qualified individuals. Be sure to like and follow to learn about the latest openings and opportunities.
We want to help you reach your potential.
The Child Center is always on the lookout for new talent in a variety of client-focused positions at schools, community centers, clinics, administrative facilities, and residential facilities – serving remotely, in-person, or through a hybrid work model during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some representative positions that are always in demand.
Become an Activity Specialist: Change the trajectory of a Child’s Life.
Spark a child’s imagination as an essential part of our youth development team. Activity specialists are responsible for designing and facilitating project-based learning within a specialization, such as culinary arts or dance. They use their creativity and experience to engage students, families, and faculty and coordinate events in their specialty areas, such as showcases and performances. The encouragement and support activity specialists provide leave a lasting impact on students and help give them the confidence to pursue their own passions. Activity specialists are typically college students or graduates who have experience working with youth in their specializations.
Join a Team of Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors.
Substance use disorders are a growing problem among many of our communities. It matters to us that their care is specific and reflects the diversity of their life experiences. Our CASACs provide direct counseling services—and hope—to teens and adults struggling with addiction. These professionals play a key role in fostering clients’ social, cognitive, and behavioral skill development. Treatment is provided in individual and group sessions. Groups are offered to address such issues as wellness, health education, stress reduction, life priorities, and addiction awareness. CASACs must be credentialed and hold a bachelor’s degree.
Lead a Team as a Director.
For every program, there's a director, responsible for all facets of a program, ensuring goals are met, sound strategies are in place, finances are in order, and both staff and clients are thriving. Directors build key relationships with significant stakeholders, including funders, licensing agents, school and community leaders, parents, participants, support staff, and supervisors. Directors must pivot, be agile, flexible, highly motivated, experienced, and detail-oriented professionals, comfortable with both administrative undertakings and serving on the front lines as a role model for staff and clients alike. Requirements vary by program, but all directors should hold at least a bachelor's degree and have a minimum of five years of experience in their field.
Serve on a Clinical Team as a Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP).
Our psychiatrists and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners work to diagnose and treat patients with behavioral health and substance use disorders, to determine the nature and extent of disorders, and to formulate treatment programs utilizing a variety of psychotherapeutic methods and medications. They also provide clinical consultation to social workers and non-medical staff. Person-centered, culturally competent care is provided by our psychiatrists and PMHNPs with a focus on outcomes.
Change Lives as a Youth Advocate.
The Child Center operates more than a dozen afterschool sites where children continue to learn after the school bell rings. Equally important, we work to strengthen the social and emotional development of every student. Youth advocates play a crucial role in this endeavor. They provide one-on-one support to help students develop appropriate behaviors, acquire greater self-confidence, and achieve improved classroom functioning. They also facilitate workshops for the school community and serve as important mentors in students’ lives. Youth advocates are in college or hold a bachelor’s degree and have experience working with school-age children and adolescents.
Staff Development Opportunities at The Child Center
Organizational Culture and Talent Development: Helping current team members grow in their careers
When you join The Child Center of NY, it’s not just a job — it’s a growth opportunity. The Child Center’s Organizational Culture and Talent Development department is committed to helping team members reach their full career potential. We are particularly proud to have recently launched Aspirational U, powered by Relias, a learning management system that supports our strengths and work opportunities on both a team-wide and individual basis. With this powerful platform, team members have the tools and learning opportunities designed to support the diversity of our care for our clients and ourselves. It is all part of the services we offer to our current team members to help them thrive. Just as our team members give their best to our clients, we as an employer pledge to give you our best when you join our team!
*Current staff members: Please access the Training Institute through your SharePoint account.
The Child Center of NY is an equal opportunity employer. We serve some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.