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Currently open positions are listed below...


Vocational Counselor/Evaluator

PROGRAM:    Vocational Assistance Project (VAP) 

 HOURS:         Full time 35 hours per week             


 Knowledge of goals, objectives & psychosocial dynamics of people in addiction recovery treatment & familiarity with common barriers they face to employment.

 Knowledge of labor market trends/requirements, and skills/abilities required in a wide variety of occupations.

 Verbal and written communications skills, including interviewing and vocational assessment skills.

 Computer proficiency with Word and Excel.


 Vocational program working with substance use population needs a counselor to work at differing sites in Westchester County.Candidates must have own car and valid driver’s license as travel to partner sites is mandatory.  CRC preferred, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Human Service fields with specific experience in vocational evaluations, career counseling, rehabilitation counseling and/or substance use required.  The position entails individual and group work as well as written reports, career assessment, and statistical reporting.  Days and hours must conform to program site needs.  Must have a valid driver’s license.

SALARY:              TBD

Contact Person:  Edward McKay

                             Fax:  914-237-7256


 Finders Fee if you refer a successful applicant.



Licensed Social Worker and/or CASAC 

PROGRAM:  Substance Treatment Programs


 The Guidance Center of Westchester Substance Abuse Programs is seeking an experienced LMSW and/or CASAC to join our multidisciplinary team in the provision of treatment services to children, adolescents, adults and families at our Mount Vernon Clinic. This position is responsible for individual, family and group psychotherapy. Individual and group clinical supervision will be provided.


      New York State Licensed Social Worker (LMSW) and/or New York State Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)

 ·     At least 3 years’ experience completing assessments and providing group and individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, families, adults and couples in a clinic setting.

·     Familiarity with OASAS documentation requirements, including intake and diagnosis assessment (DSM), medical necessity, golden thread, treatment planning and clinical/psychotherapy interventions from the start of the treatment though termination.

·     Familiarity working with alcoholism, other addictions, SPMI, complex trauma and psychosocial stressors of poverty, abuse, abandonment, grief/loss, foster care, low/no literacy and criminal justice involvement.

·     Experience working with DSS, PINS, CPS, schools and Adoption/Foster Care. 

·     Ability to utilize electronic medical record while documenting collaboratively a plus

   SALARY: Competitive

   CONTACT PERSON:  Camille Banks-Lee 

 Finder’s Fee if you refer a successful applicant.

  DATE:  05/18/2017


Bilingual Peer Support Specialist

PROGRAM:     Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

HOURS:          Part-time, 2-4 hours/week   


  • Bilingual English-Spanish.  Able to speak fluently in both languages. Able to write and read basic Spanish.
  • Certification or Provisional Certification as Peer Specialist (or  able to complete requirements within 3 months of hire)
  • Adequate writing and computer skills for completion of reports, case notes, and other documentation, as needed in electronic health reporting system.
  • Personal lived experience with mental illness
  • Willingness to share mental health experience with others
  • Knowledge of travel within Westchester County
  • NYS Driver’s License and ability to drive agency vehicles


Work primarily in various community settings including the homes of service recipients who are individuals (peers) in mental health recovery.  Provide advocacy, outreach, recovery and crisis support. Assist peers in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own mental health recovery process.  Assist peers in identifying their own individual warning signs of relapse and identifying and developing individual coping strategies and crisis prevention tools. Provide supportive peer counseling with respect to mental health, substance abuse, rehabilitation strategies and self-help opportunities.  Use tools such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to assist peers in creating their own individual wellness and recovery plans. Promote community socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, self-help, development of natural supports. Maintain confidential information within guidelines established by HIPPA and TGCW’s Confidentiality Policy. Maintain complete electronic and paper records, daily activity logs, mileage logs, and other reports as directed. Participate in professional development trainings webinars, and continuing education services.  Represent peers as needed on agency and community committees.  Complete all other assignments as directed.

Salary:  $20 per hour

Please include cover letter with resume.


Email: rliegner@TheGuidanceCenter.Org

Fax: 914-664-8189                                             

DATE:    5/15/17


Administrative Assistant    

PROGRAM:    DSRIP and Care Management

HOURS:         30-35 hours/week


  • Bachelor’s degree in health administration, information systems, economics, mathematics, statistics, computer software technology or related fields
  • Minimum of one year related experience
  • Highly proficient in Excel, data entry and reporting, spreadsheet construction and maintenance
  • Knowledge of electronic health reporting software
  • Ability to interact professionally with individuals at all levels
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines


Provide administrative support for agency-wide DSRIP transformation projects and care management program activities.   Reports to the Deputy Director for Rehabilitative Services.  Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Develop procedures for data collection, metrics tracking, and outcomes reporting
  • Compile and enter data to various databases and to our electronic health reporting system
  • Generate reports that comply with required formats and deadlines
  • Monitor and help coordinate project tasks assigned to staff
  • Conduct surveys and screen participants using required forms
  • Assist in developing project workflows
  • Attend and provide technical support for project team meetings
  • Use Medicaid portal to check program eligibility and enter billing data
  • Develop and maintain detailed log of care management referrals
  • Clerical duties such as scanning, faxing, mailings, phone calls, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

SALARY:              $20 per hour         

Please include cover letter with resume.

Contact Person:  Rita Liegner


                                 Fax 914-237-7256

DATE:    5/3/17        


Administrative Assistant  

PROGRAM:                        Early Childhood

 HOURS:                               35


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a preschool setting
  • Minimum degree required: Associates Degree
  • Good Organization Skills
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office: Excel a must)
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize workload
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Spanish speaking a plus


  1. Data Entry: Attendance for all Early Childhood Programs
  2. Maintain and update Contact List for (students, staff)
  3. Setting up referrals for all Early Childhood Programs
  4. Process check requests for Vendors
  5. Process Purchase Orders (Supplies for all Early Childhood Programs)
  6. Prepare Billing for all Related Services
  7. Keep updated the IT inventory log
  8. Filing, faxing and copying
  9. Opening and Closing Charts (for all Early Childhood Programs)
  10. Maintain filing cabinet organized

SALARY:    $16.00 per hour 

CONTACT:              Silvia Contreras, EC Director for Business


Finder’s Fee if an employee refer a successful applicant.

 DATE:  04/21/2017