845-473-2500 253 Mansion St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Employment Opportunities

CATEGORY Uncategorised

Mental Health America Dutchess County is an equal opportunity employer. Come join our dedicated team helping individuals and families with all aspects of mental wellness. To apply, for one of the openings below please provide a cover letter and resume. Please feel free to fill out our application for employment ahead of time. E-mail Kathy Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., fax to 845-473-4870, or mail to 253 Mansion St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.



Licences Practical Nurse for the MARC Agency located at 51 Cannon Street at MARC's Chemical Dependency Crisis Center ;

The LPN Duties:

  • Screen all appropriate patients who are requesting services.
  • Perform required baseline assessments on all admissions and complete documentation in chart, particularly if medical referral is needed.
  • Observe and document condition and progress on all patients according to policies, with increased observations if a patient is becoming medically unstable or is unable to meet his/her nutritional needs.
  • Provide necessary emergency care and arrange proper transfer to the emergency room with verbal and written documentation of present symptoms.
  • Monitor patients medication prescribed by physicians in compliance with written orders.
  • Assist in motivational counseling and recreational activities.
  • Interact with patients and referral resources in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Complete paperwork as required, including chart entries, written communication to referral sources, and computer data.
  • Administer observed breath and urine screening for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • Sanitize beds between admissions and make-up with clean linen.
  • Prepare meals and complete housekeeping chores consistent with staff shift responsibilities. Patients may assist with housekeeping, but staff is still responsible for overall appearance and condition of milieu.


  • Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State.
  • At least one year’s experience in medical care, to include emergency care.
  • Working knowledge of the disease of alcohol, chemical dependency and recovery.
  • Ability to interact positively with chemically dependent patients and fellow staff.
  • Ability to prepare simple meals and perform general housekeeping chores.



Peer Support services are peer-delivered services with a rehabilitation and recovery focus. They are designed to promote skills for coping with and managing behavioral health symptoms while facilitating the utilization of natural resources and the enhancement of recovery-oriented principles (e.g. hope and self-efficacy, and community living skills). Peer support uses lived experience and trauma-informed, non-clinical assistance to achieve long-term recovery from a behavioral health disorder.

There are 6 categories of peer-support components. They include:

  • Advocacy
  • Outreach and Engagement
  • Self Help Tools
  • Recovery Supports
  • Transitional Supports
  • Pre-Crisis and Crisis Supports


  • High school diploma/GED
  • OMH established Certified Peer Specialist
  • Ability to Document Wellness/Recover Plans
  • Valid Driver’s license and means of transportation
  • Computer competent
  • Culturally competent

Preferred not required:

  • NYS Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA)
  • Prior experience working or volunteering as a certified peer specialist or advocate
  • Experience working with person with co-occurring disorders/illness
  • Experience with data based systems
  • Familiarity with Home and Community Based Services
  • Knowledge of mental and substance use disorders and resources available in the community


The Generic Case Manager is hired to provide services in the community and coordinate services and support for people diagnosed with mental illness.The Generic Case Manager will assist assigned clients to live successfully in the community by exploring, understanding and attaining services needed by assigned clients.

Four years experience in working in a direct care setting in the human service field preferred. Associated Degree or bachelors degree in Human Services preferred. Self-starting individual who has a broad knowledge of the services available in Dutchess County.

Must have a valid NY driver’s license.



Applicants must have the capacity to work closely within a team setting with clients, to assist in problem solving and daily living activities, assess service needs, liaison with the community agencies and coordinate treatment and provide advocacy. Strong written and verbal communications skills a must. Must have a valid driver’s license.

QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in Human Services; or NYS teacher's certificate for which a bachelor's degree is required; or NYS licensure and registration as Registered Nurse and Bachelor's Degree; or a Bachelor's level education in any field with five years of experience working directly with persons with behavioral health diagnoses; or a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).

EXPERIENCE: Two years providing direct services to people with serious mental illness, developmental disabilities or substance use disorders; or experience in linking individuals with serious mental illness, developmental disabilities or substance abuse disorders to a broad range of services essential to successful living in a community setting (e.g.medical, psychiatric, social, educational, legal,. housing and financial services). A master's degree in one of the qualifying education fields may be substituted for one year of experience.




Celebrate with us at our 64th Annual Meeting and Appreciation Awards

Event details:

  • $40 (includes lunch)
  • Date: May 17, 2018
  • Time: 11 A.M.
  • Location: Poughkeepsie Grand, Regency Room - 40 Civic Center Plaza
Purchase Online

You may update quantity in your cart!