Employment Opportunities

Family_EllenvilleThroughout our history, the great strength of FAMILY has been the willingness of our volunteer and paid staff to give of themselves to help make a difference in our community. We are always looking for more people who want to join us, and we welcome everyone’s contribution. Call any of the programs listed in our Directory of Services for more information about how you can help, or fill out the form below to apply for a specific opportunity listed here:

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Family Peer Advocate
RESPONSIBILITIES:

A Family Peer Advocate (FPA) provides an array of formal and informal services and supports to families whose child is experiencing social, emotional, developmental, substance use and/or behavioral challenges. This includes but is not limited to providing families with outreach in information on community resources and services; serving as a bridge between families and community providers; assisting families in expressing their needs, strengths, and goals; and supporting a productive and respectful partnership, along with advocating on behalf of and in collaboration with the family, to ensure the family’s needs are being met. This is a 40 hour a week position M-F 9-5 with occasional flexed hours depending on the family’s needs.

Requirements:
High School Diploma or equivalent. Must meet the requirements to apply for a Provisional Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) credential or already be credentialed. Applicants must have lived experience as a primary caregiver, caregiver meaning you are raising or have raised, a child or adolescent with significant social, emotional, behavioral mental health or developmental needs to qualify for PEP credential. Please see https://www.ftnys.org/workforce/parent-empowerment-program-pep/ for more details.

Other requirements: Reliable, insured and registered transportation; Clean/valid driver’s license; Clearance from the State Central Registry; Clearance from the NYS Justice Center fingerprint/background clearance; Ability to work independently; Solid verbal, written and technology skills; Strong organization and time management skills; Comfortable traveling to and working in families’ homes and communities

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Parents or Guardians who has or have had a child with

  • behavioral, emotional, or mental health challenges (including ADHD)
  • an intellectual or developmental disabilities (including Autism)
  • an IEP special education services

AND you have ever successfully advocated for that child in

  • Children’s Mental Health Systems
  • Schools or other Educational Placements
  • Child Welfare Systems
  • Residential Placements
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Housing & Lifeskills Case Manager

Program Goals:

To ensure safety and provide a safe/stable transitional living environment for homeless young adults between 18-26 who have no permanent residence, to improve the basic life skills necessary for each young adult to live independently and achieve self-sufficiency, to assist young adults to address their barriers to achieving independence and self-sufficiency, to engage young adults in job training programs and secure pathways to meaningful employment or entrepreneurial opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Case Manager will meet with the clients at least once per week, assist them to find housing and provide comprehensive case management services such as but not limited to: Bridging to Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Treatment, Building Work Readiness Skills, Assist With Seeking Employment, Building Community Connections, Help Identify Recreational Activities and Teaching an Array of Life Skills.

Requirements:

Bachelor Degree; Two Years’ experience working with youth or young adults; Reliable; insured and registered transportation; Clean/valid driver’s license; Clearance from the State Central Registry; Clearance from the NYS Justice Center fingerprint/background clearance; Ability to work independently; Solid verbal, written and technology skills; Strong organization and time management skills; Comfortable traveling to and working in clients homes and communities. 

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Child Care Connections, a program of Family of Woodstock, is hiring a Legally Exempt Enrollment & Outreach Manager. The position includes processing Legally Exempt Enrolled child care applications, offering technical assistance and conducting home inspections/complaints for legally exempt child care programs. Training adults in the topics of early childhood and program development is also required. Outreach to increase child care programs throughout Ulster County will be a task of the position. The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills with attention to detail, computer skills and working in a team environment. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be necessary. Qualifications for the position is a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood/related field or Associates degree in Early Childhood/related field and experience in the child care field. Bilingual Spanish preferred. Must have a reliable vehicle for transportation.

Monday-Friday at $15.40 per hour (40 hours) Family of Woodstock offers an excellent benefit package.

Ulster County: If interested email/send cover letter and resume to Penny Dombrowski at pdombrowski@familyofwoodstockinc.org or Family of Woodstock, Child Care Connections, PO BOX 3516, Kingston, NY 12402

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Fill-In–The Darmstadt Shelter, a program of Family of Woodstock, Inc., is hiring for a fill-in position. Responsibilities: Must cover for various shifts, and be able to transport clients and maintain records. Good boundaries, communication and organizational skills are necessary. Requirements: A valid NYS Driver’s License, along with reliable transportation; be able to pass CPS Clearance; be able to clear NYS Justice Center. Fingerprinting background clearance; and have experience in human services, working with homeless and mental health populations. Possibility for advancement. Wage: $13 per hour with an additional overnight differential. Please send cover letter and resume by email to Liz Bahr at lbahr@familyofwoodstockinc.org or fax to (845) 340-1753, or mail to 40 Thomas Street, Kingston NY 12401.

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4 Overnight Managers–The Darmstadt Shelter, a program of Family of Woodstock, Inc., is hiring for 4full-time Overnight Manager positions. Schedule: Hours for each will be 10:30 PM—8:30 AM, details of schedule yet to be determined. Responsibilities: Cleaning, restocking, and provide crisis counseling. Good boundaries, communication and organizational skills are necessary. Requirements: Be able to pass CPS Clearance; and be able to clear NYS Justice Center Fingerprinting background clearance. Please send cover letter and resume by email to Liz Bahr at lbahr@familyofwoodstockinc.org or fax to (845) 340-1753, or mail to 40 Thomas Street, Kingston NY 12401.

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