At McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center, we offer a rewarding environment with a dynamic team. We focus on teamwork and values and, together, children come first in all that we do.

Interested in joining our Team? Review our career opportunities below and see if you have something that is a perfect fit for you. We can’t wait to meet you.

Interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter and list of references. Please fill out the application below.


Positions Currently Available:

Position: Human Trafficking Advocate

The Youth Advocate will provide direct support services to child victims of human trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation of children, also acting as a liaison for families and service providers. He/she will work closely with the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center multidisciplinary team to coordinate services from appropriate disciplines, ensuring that all youth and families have access to advocacy services. The Youth Advocate will coordinate and monitor case progress, maintain client files and document services provided accordingly so that gaps in service are identified and addressed. The Youth Advocate will perform the job duties according to professional ethics, maintaining a high standard of confidentiality.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide support services to child victims; assess victim needs and make appropriate referrals and; advocate for victims, ensuring their needs are addressed within the community and criminal justice systems.
  • Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary team members as needed during any investigative process by law enforcement or by responding in the field to facilitate communication/comprehension for victims and non-offending care giver when needed.
  • Provide court education, support and accompaniment when necessary.
  • Provide updates to other service providers and court personnel when applicable on case status, continuances, and case dispositions and sentencing; have ongoing follow-up contact with families (i.e. phone, face-to-face, on-site/off-site meetings.)
  • Participate in outreach activities, presentations and community relations.
  • Rotate on-call during evening and weekends to provide family advocacy during emergency forensic interviews.
  • Maintain appropriate case documentation and statistics; administer client surveys; and assist with managing quality of services to include compiling and entering data.
  • Communicate effectively with victims, witnesses and others regardless of age, sex, social, economic, cultural or ethnic backgrounds, maintaining a strict standard of confidentiality.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in human services or child & family studies or equivalent in life experience; Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills; Must have vehicle and valid driver’s license; Proficient with computer applications, (Microsoft Office Suite), including word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year






The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center in Syracuse NY seeks to reduce trauma to child abuse victims by providing a safe, child-friendly location where teams of professionals work together to pursue justice and offer treatment. Our specialized trauma facility seeks to hire a clinician to provide evidence-based, trauma-specific therapeutic treatment to children and non-offending caregivers who have been victims of child abuse. McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center has a culture where self-care is discussed, encouraged and implemented. Due to the nature of the work, there is a generous time-off package to give staff members time to relax and recharge. Team members have opportunities to participate in national and local continuing education trainings to help refine and strengthen their professional skills. Clinical Supervision will be provided.


  • Provide crisis intervention, therapy, and support to individuals and families experiencing trauma
  • Provide a minimum of 20 therapy sessions per week, including after-hours appointments two times a week
  • Work in collaboration with MDT team members
  • Facilitate groups
  • Provide referrals and systems advocacy as well as medical and advocacy referrals
  • Manage difficult and/or client’s reflecting feelings and respond promptly to client needs


QUALIFICATIONS: • Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health counseling or related field required • One to three years direct service experience preferred. NYS license to practice preferred or in process of obtaining. • Ability to provide trauma informed services. • Understands and values racial equity as an organizational operating principle and is committed to continued learning on issues related to race, equity, diversity and inclusion.


Salary range: $55,000-$70,000 depending on experience Bilingual/bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply. Position is open until filled.


Please provide a cover letter describing your experiences that pertain to this position and resume to


 MMRCAC is an equal opportunity employer.  MMRCAC does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of a person’s race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender dysphoria, marital status, family status, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, genetic information including predisposing genetic characteristics or carrier status, arrest or conviction record, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally protected class or status. 


Currently looking for Volunteers if interested please be sure to send your resume to a background check is required before moving forward.

McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center is a safe, child-friendly place for abused children and their families, supported by a committed, professional team specializing in child abuse cases – all located under one roof.  Our site offers: child-friendly interview rooms, on site exam facilities, child advocates, mental health counseling, Onondaga County Child Protective Services, Syracuse Police Department, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, and the Onondaga County Attorney’s Office.


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  • The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.