Director of Upstate NY TFFC Clinical Services

Cayuga Centers is hiring immediately for Director of UNY TFFC Clinical Services

Location: Auburn, NY / Liverpool, NY

Earn: $90,000/annually

Plus great benefits, including 4 weeks of vacation, 10 holidays, 3 personal days, sick time, 401K matching, training and opportunity for certification in trauma-informed, evidenced based/informed treatment models such as Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Focused-CBT (at no cost to you), hybrid remote working and more!


About Cayuga Centers

Cayuga Centers is an accredited non-profit, human services agency dedicated to family support and preservation, trauma-informed care, and serving vulnerable populations with the most unique needs.  Founded in 1852 in Auburn, NY, we have a long history of delivering high-quality and innovative services to individuals, children, youth and families. We have offices in 10 cities and serve over 10,000 individuals and families annually. Join us!

At Cayuga Centers, we embrace Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB). We do this by taking a firm stance against hatred, inequality, bias, and injustice. We do this by providing our staff with the training, coaching, and resources necessary to grow and serve with cultural humility, acceptance, and understanding. We are responsive to the diverse needs of those we serve and staff, and are committed to ensuring that everyone feels respected, valued, and a sense of belonging.

About the Program and Position:

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! 

Cayuga Centers is looking for a Director of Clinical Services for our Upstate New York Treatment Family Foster Care (UNY TFFC) program. The Director of UNY TFFC Clinical Services will work under the direction of the Vice President of UNY TFFC Services to coordinate treatment planning for all youth and families served in the Treatment Family Foster Care (TFFC) program.The Director of UNY TFFC Clinical Services will also provide weekly clinical supervision to program clinicians, supporting their professional clinical development.  At times, the Director may provide direct individual and family therapy to youth and their families to provide additional treatment and support.

  • Our Treatment Family Foster Care program serves youth in foster care between the ages of 0 and 21.
  • We serve youth and families by teaming with Local Department of Social Services officials, Office of Child and Family Services, Office of People With Developmental Disabilities, and community resource partners to provide bundled, strength-based,  therapeutic interventions that change children’s lives.
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of children and families using a trauma informed lens, working on a treatment team that believes that every child matters and that all people have strengths.
  • The role you play is pivotal in supporting youth and supporting families to reunify following the trauma of separation, or supporting youth to find permanent homes with kin or outside of their relatives.

How you get to use your skills…

  • Support and co-lead a treatment foster program focused upon maintaining clinically-led vision and evidence based roots.
  • Oversee clinical interventions within the UNY TFFC Program, including assessment, evaluation, treatment plan development, and implementation of trauma-informed interventions.
  • Advise and support clinicians and treatment teams during crisis situations and support the development of safety plans
  • Provide weekly individual and group supervision and development opportunities
  • Support and model appropriate interdisciplinary team work, including directing communication with LDSS caseworkers, Family Court judges, Attorneys, probation departments, substance abuse providers, school  staff members, physical health providers, and informal supports to the child and family
  • Support the development and co-facilitation of foster parent support group meetings 
  • Enhance and refine your clinical skills – Training will be provided on internationally utilized evidence-based and trauma-informed treatment models. 
    • Opportunity for training in evidenced based models such as Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Focused-CBT. FFT, MST, and other clinically focused EBPs are also offered within the agency. 

Required Experience: 

  • LCSW required with at least 2 years of experience working with youth and families in out-of-home care
  • Experience in clinical supervision required with demonstrated experience in provision of individual, group, and family therapy modalities
  • Demonstrated use of effective leadership skills
  • Ability to advise staff during challenging or escalated situations, create necessary safety plans, and provide feedback following the intervention
  • Ability and willingness to work with families in an “in-home” context
  • Experience with Evidence Based practice preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with Family Systems Theory
  • Knowledge and experience formulating clinical diagnoses and coaching clinicians through that process
  • Understanding of fee-for-service billable services required
  • Experience supervising and navigating interdisciplinary teams
  • 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

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs repeatedly
  • Computer work requires sitting at a desk for long periods of time
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds


  • 40 hours per week
  • Ability to flex schedule to meet program needs, including ability to work afternoons, evenings, and weekends
  • Oversee the on-call rotation. Availability to treatment team to support crisis response

Why Cayuga Centers?

  • Certified Great Place to Work ®   
  • Workplace Wellness Award Finalist
  • Council on Accreditation (COA) Accredited
  • Implement best practices and evidence-based interventions
  • Committed to employee professional development and advancement
  • We embrace change, innovation and opportunities
  • Our diverse workforce acts and leads with human sensitivity and respect
  • Large and growing national footprint


  • 160 hours of Vacation
  • 10 Holidays, 3 Personal Days, Medical Appointment Time
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Pet and Legal insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • FSA, Transit, and Parking savings accounts
  • Supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability benefits
  • 401(k) match up to 6 %
  • Corporate Discounts Program
  • Sick Leave Pool
  • Identity Protection
  • Hybrid remote working

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