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Poughkeepsie, New York

Program Assistant

Opening for Weekends and per diem at our daytime homeless shelter.

  • The Program Assistant performs the day-to-day operations of the Living Room Program and interacts with other agencies and the community in order to make proper and appropriate client referrals.
  • A desire to help homeless people, ability to approach them to determine what their recovery needs are and to help them achieve them.
  • Basic peer counseling skills.
  • Ability to be assertive in order to motivate, organize, and set boundaries for clients.
  • Crisis intervention skills and ability to react in a crisis.

Qualifications

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Some work experience in the Human Services field is a plus.
  • Having experienced homelessness and related life problems is preferred.