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Poughkeepsie, New York

Employment Specialist

Job Description: The Employment Specialist provides counseling, case management, and advocacy to a caseload of individuals living in an OASAS certified residential treatment facility. 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct educational/vocational assessments to evaluate employment readiness.
  • Collaborate with client and treatment team to develop vocational and educational rehabilitation goals.
  • Provide individual & group counseling to develop work-related decision-making, preparedness, and life skills.
  • Provide support to employed clients and provide referrals & linkages as needed.
  • Assist client with obtaining necessary employment eligibility documentation as needed.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various community based vocational, educational, and employment support services. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field of study and one (1) year of experience in providing workforce development and/or vocational counseling services.  
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC) and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) may also apply.
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