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

Employment Opportunities



Part Time 17.5 hours/week

The Program Assistant will help the Program Specialist in organizing and operating the Teen Challenge Program, serving youth ages 14-18 years old. Teen Challenge includes weekly life skills curriculums, recreation and community service activities. In addition, this position includes providing respite/skill building services for children ages 5-18 years old. The children served with Teen Challenge and respite and skill building services have emotional, social, or behavioral disorders and are in counseling.


High School Diploma or GED, some college preferred.

Education and/or experience working with persons with mental health issues.

Valid driver's license with 3 years driving experience required.






Job Responsibilities:

Oversees residents and facility.

Coordination of evening/weekend activities and transportation; implementation of pertinent portions of program.

Accountable for resident population at curfew and security of premises.

Written recording of observations and incidents as required; completion of other paperwork as required.

Dispensing and recording medication and making appropriate referrals for medical/psychiatric emergencies.

Coordinate early morning activities, rising, breakfast, transportation, etc.

Perform other necessary tasks as requested by the Program Director.


High school diploma and one year paid or volunteer work experience in a chemical dependency treatment setting.

Familiarity with fundamentals of disease concept of addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, NA and other recovery support group and basic counseling skills.

Ability to relate constructively with adult population in residential environment and to maintain consistent implementation of the residence’s Polices and Procedures.

Ability to safely perform the essential functions of the position.



Looking for spanish speaking candidates to work per-diem as Mental Health Practitioner to do forensic evaluations in the community and also to work with the mobile crisis team and at the stabilization center. May be asked to work weekends or evenings.

Must have license in social work or mental health counseling.



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.


 CASA SUPERVISOR (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

This position is part time, 25 hours per week.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program seeks Supervisor of Volunteers.

Duties include recruiting, training and supervising volunteers who are assigned by Family Court to advocate for children in foster care. Bachelor’s degree or 3 yrs. social services related experience needed.

Experience with children, foster care, CASA, or other advocacy program preferred.Good communication skills and computer literacy vital.

Please send cover letter indicating your interest along with your resume.

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
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