Join the Guidance Center Team

by | Sep 3, 2021 | Blog

With the continuing challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, more children and teens than ever before are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, which has been serving the community for nearly seven decades, is responding to the need – but to accommodate the increase, we are seeking dedicated, talented people to join our team, both in clinical roles and in office staff.

Kathy Rivera, who took on the role of Guidance Center Executive Director/CEO in June 2021 and has worked in the mental health field for more than two decades, says that the agency has “a stellar reputation” throughout the area.

“The Guidance Center is regarded as one of the premier children’s mental health organizations not only on Long Island but in the entire Tri-State/metro region,” says Rivera. “The agency is known for its highly experienced therapists who are specially trained to work with children, adolescents and their families, and also for its cutting-edge programs that have served as a model for programs across the nation.”

The Guidance Center puts values such as diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at the forefront, both in its therapeutic model as well as its employee culture. The staff includes bilingual, bicultural therapists and outreach workers who serve the needs of the diverse Long Island community.

Specialty programs such as the Latina Girls ProjectWilderness Respite ProgramDiane Goldberg Maternal Depression Program,  Good Beginnings for BabiesC-GRASP (Caregiver Grandparent Respite and Support Program) and school-based Intensive Services Program (ISP) have earned the Guidance Center its reputation for innovation, making it a great place for mental health professionals to expand their skillset.

In addition, the organization offers extensive benefits, including health insurance, generous paid vacation time and more.

So, if you are seeking a career in a warm, welcoming environment that encourages employee growth, please contact Kiera Cohen, Director of Human Resources, at, or view contact information for specific positions on our careers page

Open Positions at the Guidance Center

Here is a sampling of current job openings, both for mental health professionals and general office staff. 

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Substance Use Counselor
  • Social Work Supervisor
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Bilingual Social Worker of Mental Health Counselor
  • Intake Coordinator
  • Front Desk/Support Services Agent
  • Youth Employment Counselor
  • Social Media Intern

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