Community Clinical Specialist Children's Home of Poughkeepsie Children's Home of Poughkeepsie 30 reviews

The Children's Home of Poughkeepsie has been caring for children throughout the Hudson Valley for over 170 years! We strive to improve the lives of at-risk youth and are looking for individuals, such as you, to help fulfill our mission.

We are searching for a compassionate Community Clinical Specialist to join our Children and Family Treatment and Support Services department. The CFTSS Community Clinical Specialist will be responsible for the service delivery of the Children and Family Treatment and Support Services in accordance with NYS Standards of Care. These include OLP, Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation.

The Community Clinical Specialist will provide clinical psychotherapy with individuals and groups, including assessment, evaluation, and treatment; support children in foster care with daily living skills, community integration and social and interpersonal skills, along with their families; provide strengths based service planning and psychoeducation to children and families in foster care; and provide crisis-avoidance interventions.


  • MSW or MHC required; LMSW or LMHC preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • 2-3 years’ experience working with children and families
  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and Cultural Competency
  • NYS Driver's License in good standing as determined by the Agency


The Children's Home offers an outstanding benefit package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 403(b), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and a great work environment! Paid time off includes 4 weeks of vacation, 3 personal days, 9 sick days, and 11 holidays annually.

If you are interested in making a change for all the right reasons, please consider us for your future!

*The Children's Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer. *

*The Children's Home participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the form I-9.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,500.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
The Children's Home takes infection prevention and precautions seriously. Staff are required to wear PPE and have temperature checks daily. Facilities are cleaned and sanitized regularly. Remote work is utilized whenever possible.


  • Master's (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment

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Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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