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Employment Specialist

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
Date Posted: Nov 15, 2023

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Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Field work done in Dutchess County and surrounding area.

Office is loctaed in Middletown, NY

Hours: 8:30am-5pm (Flexibllity required)
Salary: $20.00 p/h
ccess: Supports for Living Inc. is in the business of doing good.  We have a mission: To help people live the healthiest and fullest lives possible.  Here, you’ll be a valued part of an innovative team that touches the lives of more than 10,000 people each year across the Hudson Valley in programs supporting people to pursue the life they imagine.  At Access, we believe in work with a purpose.

PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services) is a program focused on recovery for individuals with mental health conditions. PROS helps individuals learn the skills needed to achieve their life goals. This program offers intensive rehabilitation services to assist individuals in obtaining specific life roles, and to reduce the risk of relapse, hospitalization, loss of housing, or involvement with the criminal justice system.

Job Description: 

We currently have a need for an Employee Specialist in our PROS- Poughkeepsie Program. Ability to work as an effective team player and achieve employment outcomes is essential along with excellent interpersonal, engagement and organizational skills. Bilingual– English and Spanish speaking is a plus.


  • Conduct job development and job search activities
  • Assist in employability skill development and interview and resume preparedness
  • Provide individualized follow-along supports that are targeted to helping clients in maintaining employment.
  • Provide benefits counseling with assistance of benefits counselor
  • Negotiate job accommodations when needed
  • Work collaboratively with team members to achieve employment outcomes


  • Associate degree in mental health, social services or business
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to build relationships with clients and provide support
  • Knowledge of job search processes
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with individuals with mental illness a plus
  • Valid driver's license

Access offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage; an array of voluntary benefits (term life, whole life, identity theft protection and pet insurance); Healthcare and Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts; employer paid Short Term Disability, LTD and AD&D; a matching 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, accelerated holiday pay and tuition assistance.
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The Agency is a smoke free workplace and offers smoke free campuses for our employees, visitors, clients, and interns. EEO/AAE/M/F/D/V

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