Employment Opportunities

  • Come join our team. Our staff enjoys a competitive benefits package, generous time-off, and a supportive work environment that encourages professional development. To apply for any of our open positions, please send your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to:

Human Resources Dept. WS
Hudson Valley Community Services
40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532
or Fax to:
HR Dept (914) 785-8227
or email us at HR@hudsonvalleycs.org

Positions as of April 13, 2017

  • Project INFORM Prevention Specialist – Poughkeepsie:   Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, the Prevention Specialist will deliver HIV/AIDS, STI and HCV prevention interventions, testing and referrals to Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Dutchess, Ulster, Orange and Sullivan Counties. The position is based in the Poughkeepsie office and will require travel in all seven counties covered by HVCS. Outreach and recruitment activities using a variety of methods: presentations to service providers; Social Networking Strategies; electronic and web-based social media; and engaging key community members; Providing HIV/STI/HCV counseling, testing (rapid, fingerstick, venipuncture, urine, as appropriate), referral and partner services; Referrals for individuals in need of medical care, mental health and substance use and other support services; Provide referrals to PrEP when appropriate. Provide education and information to clients regarding PrEP. Providing health education and risk reduction prevention interventions and services, including Safer Sex, Rubberwear2 and the RESPECT EBI Screening, intake, enrollment and follow-up of clients in the program; Data entry into the AIRS system; Compliance with chart requirements in accordance with departmental/agency policy and procedures; Working collaboratively with other staff members to facilitate and enhance service delivery to clients; Engaging in weekly supervision; Performing other duties as assigned.Requirements for the position: Bachelor’s degree in education, health, human services or related field.  A high school diploma with two years of experience in peer education, HIV/AIDS counseling and/or disease prevention will be considered.  Experience in outreach, HIV or STI counseling and prevention.  Some evening hours are required.  Well organized, excellent writing and communication skills, data entry skills, proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, Power Point, and EXCEL. 
  • Receptionist – Newburgh/Monticello: Under the supervision of the Orange and Sullivan Senior Program Supervisor, the Receptionist is responsible for answering phones, taking messages, meeting and greeting visitors, administration of the food closet as well as assisting the Program Assistant I with general clerical duties such as filing, typing, faxing  and photocopying. The position is split between the Newburgh and Monticello offices (three days in Newburgh and two days in Monticello).  Answer and transfer incoming telephone calls. Greet clients and visitors in an orderly, courteous and efficient manner. Light typing and general clerical duties, including data entry, confidential reports and correspondence. Assist with photocopying and mailings. Coordinate the emergency food closest for Newburgh and Monticello (place food orders, maintain inventory, stock pantries, etc.) (can require lifting up to 20lbs). Order, stock, track and distribute educational materials (can require lifting up to 20lbs). Assist other departments as needed (can require lifting up to 20lbs). Perform special projects as assigned (can require lifting up to 20lbs). Participate in Client Services and all-staff meetings. Cooperate with other staff members to facilitate and enhance service delivery to clients. Filing and maintenance of assigned client and group charts (can require lifting up to 20lbs). Check and fill office machines daily(can require lifting up to 20lbs). Check and fill forms tower daily (can require lifting up to 20lbs). Other duties as assigned. Requirements for the position: High School Diploma; one year receptionist and/or secretarial experience; experience with office machines and computers; courteous telephone manner, typing ability; able to work well with diverse clients and staff.  Ability to lift 20 lbs., access to a car, and valid driver’s license are also required.
  • THRIVES Program Assistant – Mt. Vernon/Hawthorne: Under the supervision of the Senior Program Supervisor, the THRIVES Program Assistant is responsible for assisting in the coordination of THRIVES Food Pantries in Westchester and Putnam counties. You will maintain food inventory for all THRIVES food pantries in Westchester and Putnam Counties; conduct all food shopping for THRIVES at various area markets; place and pick up food orders for the THRIVES pantries from the local Food Bank; schedule client appointments to pick up food and food vouchers; maintain all pantries in neat and orderly fashion; assist with identifying other food/donation sources in the counties serviced by THRIVES; assist with program data entry; assist with program coverage when the Senior Program Supervisor is unavailable; attend departmental and Agency meetings; participate in scheduled supervision with the Senior Program Supervisor; and perform all other duties as assigned. Requirements for the position: H.S. diploma and familiarity with social services. Experience in customer/client services, organizing and maintaining records and/or inventory, computer literate. Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs and have access to a car for travel. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Project ALERT Prevention Specialist – Hawthorne: This position is based in our Westchester County office located in Hawthorne, NY. Under the supervision of the Prevention Supervisor, the Prevention Specialist will deliver HIV/AIDS, STI and HCV prevention interventions, testing and referrals to heterosexuals in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. The position is based in HVCS’ Hawthorne office and requires travel in all three of these counties.. You will conduct outreach and recruitment activities using a variety of methods: presentations to service providers, Social Networking strategies, electronic and web-based social media, and engaging key community members; provide HIV/STI/HCV counseling, testing (rapid, fingerstick, venipuncture, urine, as appropriate), referral and partner services; make referrals for individuals in need of medical care, mental health, substance use, and other support services; provide health education and risk reduction prevention interventions and services, including CDC DEBIs such as VOICES/VOCES, SISTA, Safe in the City, Safety First, and interventions delivered to individuals (IDIs); conduct screening, intake, enrollment and follow-up of clients in the program; enter data into the AIRS system; ensure compliance with chart requirements in accordance with departmental/agency policy and procedures; work collaboratively with other staff members to facilitate and enhance service delivery to clients; engage in weekly supervision with the Prevention Supervisor; perform other duties as assigned. Requirements for the position: Associate degree in education, health, human services or related field with experience in outreach, HIV or STI counseling and prevention. A high school diploma with two years of experience in peer education, HIV/AIDS counseling and/or disease prevention will be considered. Access to a car, valid driver’s license, and some evening and weekend hours are required
  • Care Manager – Kingston: Under the supervision of a Program Supervisor or Senior Program Supervisor, the Health Home (HH) Care Manager is responsible for providing the core components of care coordination to low, intermediate and high need individuals with chronic illnesses including HIV. Care Managers will have a dedicated caseload of clients and the caseload will vary depending on intensity of client need. The position will be based in Kingston and will cover Ulster county.  You will engage new HH clients into service and maintain engagement in care coordination; conduct intake and comprehensive health assessments/reassessments, identifying mental health, chemical dependency and social service needs; develop comprehensive, measurable, goal-oriented care plans in collaboration with interdisciplinary team of external providers. The care plans must clearly identify and integrate the entire continuum of care directly involved in the client’s healthcare; advocate and assist clients in obtaining and maintaining entitlements and housing; assist and support clients in treatment adherence recommendations, including prevention, wellness, recovery, and care transitions; refer and follow-up on referrals for clients to ensure medical stabilization; closely coordinate all hospital discharges with hospital or acute care settings to ensure thorough implementation of the discharge plan, and follow-up on recommendations from the ER, hospital or acute care facility; assist clients and their families in resolving problems in obtaining medical services; escort clients to appointments when necessary to increase medical adherence; conduct home and field visits; maintain on-going contact with interdisciplinary team of medical providers, acting as team leader for the client’s care coordination activities; provide crisis intervention when required; meet and maintain program productivity standards; maintain Electronic Health Record and all required electronic data; track and maintain a system of patient medical appointments, labs and other critical time-sensitive activities required to maintain the client’s health; complete all program standards documentation as required. Requirements for the position: Master’s Degree in Social Work or related degree with some experience in the field; OR LPN with 1 year of experience providing case management or medical coordination among multiple providers; OR Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related degree with some experience/knowledge in one of the following areas: case management, chemical dependency, mental health, and/or human services; OR Associates degree with 2 years of experience in one of the above areas. Computer experience must include Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with electronic data entry is a plus. Access to a car and valid driver’s license are also required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.
  • Care Manager – Rockland: Under the supervision of a Program Supervisor or Senior Program Supervisor, the Health Home (HH) Care Manager is responsible for providing the core components of care coordination to low, intermediate and high need individuals with chronic illnesses including HIV. Care Managers will have a dedicated caseload of clients and the caseload will vary depending on intensity of client need. The position will be based in Rockland and will cover Rockland and Westchester counties.  You will engage new HH clients into service and maintain engagement in care coordination; conduct intake and comprehensive health assessments/reassessments, identifying mental health, chemical dependency and social service needs; develop comprehensive, measurable, goal-oriented care plans in collaboration with interdisciplinary team of external providers. The care plans must clearly identify and integrate the entire continuum of care directly involved in the client’s healthcare; advocate and assist clients in obtaining and maintaining entitlements and housing; assist and support clients in treatment adherence recommendations, including prevention, wellness, recovery, and care transitions; refer and follow-up on referrals for clients to ensure medical stabilization; closely coordinate all hospital discharges with hospital or acute care settings to ensure thorough implementation of the discharge plan, and follow-up on recommendations from the ER, hospital or acute care facility; assist clients and their families in resolving problems in obtaining medical services; escort clients to appointments when necessary to increase medical adherence; conduct home and field visits; maintain on-going contact with interdisciplinary team of medical providers, acting as team leader for the client’s care coordination activities; provide crisis intervention when required; meet and maintain program productivity standards; maintain Electronic Health Record and all required electronic data; track and maintain a system of patient medical appointments, labs and other critical time-sensitive activities required to maintain the client’s health; complete all program standards documentation as required. Requirements for the position: Master’s Degree in Social Work or related degree with some experience in the field; OR LPN with 1 year of experience providing case management or medical coordination among multiple providers; OR Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related degree with some experience/knowledge in one of the following areas: case management, chemical dependency, mental health, and/or human services; OR Associates degree with 2 years of experience in one of the above areas. Computer experience must include Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with electronic data entry is a plus. Access to a car and valid driver’s license are also required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.
  • Outreach Worker (Health Homes) (Temporary) – Rockland: Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, the Outreach Worker is responsible for conducting outreach activities to individuals with chronic illnesses including HIV for the purpose of engaging them into the HVCS Health Home Program. The outreach workers caseload will vary each month. Engage HH outreach clients into service by conducting outreach services each month which can include mailing letters, internet searches, cold calls, and field visits to last known address, or enrollments in the community. Conduct brief health assessments on potential clients to see if they meet the chronic condition criteria necessary for Health Home enrollment. Conduct follow-up calls to clients that are unsure about heath home enrollment. Meet and maintain program billing and productivity standards. Maintain Electronic Health Record and all required electronic data. Complete all program standards documentation as required. Participate in supervision and program review each month. Perform other duties as assigned. Requirements for the position:  High school diploma with 1 year of college; one year of experience providing marketing/program promotion services; well organized; outstanding oral and written communication skills; ability to manage time and multiple tasks efficiently; familiarity with non-profit and/or human service agency operation, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS issues and ability to work independently or a High School diploma with three years of the above experience; Must be computer literate, Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with electronic data entry is a plus. Access to a car and valid driver’s license are also required.
  • Behavioral Health Educator – Hawthorne: Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, the Behavioral Health Educator (BHE) provides outreach, education and linkages to Mental Health treatment for the LEAP (Linkage and Education for Adherence Promotion) program. You will conduct targeted outreach to PLWH/A needing behavioral health (BH) treatment through structured education and awareness activities; develop and maintain ongoing liaisons and working relationships with BH service providers; conduct BH screenings to identify PLWH/A in need of BH services; provide individual BH education sessions to de-stigmatize BH related issues, increase health literacy on treatment purpose and benefits, and care options; discuss benefits of psychotropic meds, and encourage engagement into appropriate treatment; provide systems navigation and address barriers to BH care by coordinating with care management programs; track, coordinate and document BH referrals and other activities; and accompany clients to appointments as needed. We offer a comprehensive benefits package (including an employer-contributed 403b plan), generous time off and training in a supportive work environment. Requirements for the position: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field (Master’s preferred), with two years of experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, or other chronic illness; and one year of experience providing health education. Understanding of community level work and the importance of collaborating and coordinating with other organizations is needed. Strong presentation, communication and documentation skills, access to a car, and valid driver’s license are also required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.