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To apply for any of these positions please contact our Human Resources Dept:

22 U.S. Oval
Suite 218
Plattsburgh, NY 12903



This list gets updated frequently, so if you don't see an opportunity which meets your talents, check back with us regularly to see when we'll post "your" position.


When you work for BHSN, you will be classified in one of three categories of employees: Relief, Part-time or Full-time. A Relief staff member works on an "as needed" basis; a Part-time staff member usually works between 20 and 39 hours per week depending on the program/job description. A Full-time staff member is someone who normally works 40 hours per week.


Family Support Worker  (Early Advantages)

A full time Home Visitor is needed to assist pregnant women and newly parenting families in Clinton County.  Home Visitors  provide strength based support and advocacy utilizing program resources including parenting curriculum and standardized assessment tools.  Need for flexible work hours to include evenings and possibly weekends to accommodate families’ needs.  Early Advantages is an accredited  Healthy Families New York Home Visiting Program.  Applicants should possess at least a H.S. diploma, experience in a Health & Human services field and/or child care, strong organizational, time management and writing skills essential. Valid NYS driver’s license with reliable transportation required. Background checks will be conducted.  Qualified candidates should submit letter of intent, resume and 3 references to BHSN-HR, 22 U.S. Oval, Suite 218, Plattsburgh, NY 12903. Email:   BHSN is an equal opportunity employer.


LEGAL ADVOCATE   (STOP Domestic Violence)
The STOP Domestic Violence program has a full time Legal Advocate position available with flexible hours. Duties include: assisting victims of domestic violence through the legal system; providing transportation and advocacy as necessary and attending court sessions within Clinton County. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Training provided.  Must be at least 21 years of age to apply. Valid NYS driver’s license for at least 3 years and reliable transportation a must. 


Breakthrough II, a community residence for mentally ill adults, is seeking a full time Weekend Residential Counselor to assist residents in learning and applying the skills necessary to live more independently.  Duties include: providing supportive/educational counseling and assisting residents with addressing needs including but not limited to: transportation, linkage to other services and discharge planning. Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and good interpersonal skills.  Must be at least 23 years of age to apply. Valid NYS driver’s license for at least three years.   Previous experience working in related Human Services field preferredWork hours are predominately weekends with some hours during some weekdays.


A full time Supported Housing Case Worker is needed to assist the Program Coordinator with finding safe, affordable, quality housing for eligible candidates and reviewing resident’s needs to connect them with services that will help them achieve success in independent living. Position entails assisting with daily living skills, advocating for clients, coordinating services with outside agencies, etc.  Strong communication and organization skills required.  HS Diploma/GED required; Associates degree in a Human Services field with 2 years experience preferred. Strong organizational, communication, and computer/data entry skills necessary. Must be at least 23 years of age to apply. Valid NYS driver’s license for at least 3 years and reliable transportation a must. 

CHIEF OF SERVICES (Administration)

Provide oversight, leadership and direct supervision to the agency’s direct services; reports to the CEO regarding all work activities; reports on direct services activities to the Board of Directors.  Requirements include a Masters Degree in healthcare, behavioral healthcare or related field including MSW, MRC, MSN, PhD. Also must be a NYS Office of Mental Health Qualified Health Professional with appropriate current and active professional NYS license/certification. 7 years post masters professional direct practice experience including 7 years supervisory and leadership experience in a mental health treatment or rehabilitation setting. Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with New York State Office of Mental Health program and regulatory environments.


THERAPIST  (Child/Family Clinic)
BHSN is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time Therapist in its Child & Family Clinic. This position provides individual, family, and group therapy to children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties, in both outpatient clinic and school-based settings. NYS licensure (provisional acceptable) and appropriate master’s degree required, MSW preferred.


BHSN seeks a candidate for a 16 hr/wk position. Candidate must be highly organized, pay great attention to detail, and have the ability to work independently. Duties include, but are not limited to: clerical support to the BHSN Finance Department, data entry, and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Previous data entry and filing experience preferred.


CLINICIANS (Adult Clinic)
BHSN is seeking qualified individuals for full-time positions in its outpatient Adult Clinic. Responsibilities include comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, individual, family, and group therapy, and if credentialed, psychological testing. NY State licensure in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, or Mental Health Counseling required (permit acceptable). 

Twin Oaks, a community residence for individuals in recovery from chemical dependency, is seeking dependable and responsible individuals for Relief positions. Duties may include: assisting counselors, providing client supervision in a residential setting, recordkeeping, filing, medication supervision and accountability and monitoring daily activities as necessary. Must be at least 25 years of age to apply. Valid NYS driver’s license for at least three years and reliable transportation a must. Experience in human services related field preferred. Training provided. Relief hours will vary.

A full time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner position is available working with children and adults. Monday through Friday hours with no on-call or weekend hours.
The successful candidate will conduct comprehensive psychiatric assessments and medication evaluations for adults with serious mental illness and/or children with serious emotional disturbances. Ability to work collaboratively with treatment team critical. Expert skills in diagnosing and treating mental illness. Position will promote wellness and provide patient education. Keyboarding skills essential to perform collaborative documentation. Valid NYS license as NP in Psychiatry and must possess certification as a Psychiatric mental health NP. Candidate must maintain a valid DEA license and be eligible for full and unconditional participation in Medicaid/Medicare and other third party insurance providers. Prior experience preferred.

VAN /BUS DRIVER (Transportation)
BHSN is seeking a per diem CDL Driver to provide transportation within Clinton County to transport adults to/from mental health programming. Split shifts may be either 6:30 AM – 8:45 AM and/or 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM as needed.  Qualifications include H.S. Diploma or equivalent, valid NYS Commercial Driver’s License with clean driving record. Must be at least 25 years of age and pass a mandatory physical, drug & alcohol testing and background checks. 

RESIDENTIAL RELIEF (All Shifts) (Residential)
Breakthrough II, a community residence for mentally ill adults, is seeking dependable and responsible adults for Relief positions. Duties include assisting counselors, providing client supervision in residential setting, record keeping and monitoring daily activities as necessary. Training provided. Previous experience in human services field preferred. Hours are Midnight to 8:00 AM and various other shifts to work on an as-needed basis available.

To apply for any of the above positions, please contact our Human Resources Dept:

BHSN - Human Resources Department
22 U.S. Oval
Suite 218
Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Fax: 518-324-3714

Job listings updated Monday September 15, 2014

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