Family Advocate
Astor Services For Children & Families - Poughkeepsie, NY

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Astor Services for Children & Families was established in 1953 in response to an initiative of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene to create a residential treatment program for children that would reduce the need for psychiatric hospitalization of children.

We are committed to providing high quality treatment and child development services for youngsters and their families in the least restrictive setting and at the earliest possible point of intervention. In 1966, Astor opened its first outpatient mental health clinic in Rhinebeck. Today, the agency operates a wide range of community-based behavioral health treatment programs as well as early childhood development and parenting programs at multiple locations in Dutchess County and in the Bronx, New York.

Astor values a collaborative approach to service development and delivery. The services we provide today are the response to identified needs in the communities where they are located and are often delivered in partnership with other service providers such as schools, BOCES, day care providers, foster care agencies, shelters, etc.

Services are available to all for whom they are appropriate without regard to race, creed, gender, or national origin.

This candidate is responsible for maintaining a close and supportive relationship with assigned families. He/she will assist them in coping effectively with their environment and encourage participation in their child’s educational program. Other responsibilities include helping each family identify community resources and act as a liaison between them. Services will be rendered according to agency philosophy and program performance standards.


Requirements: BA/BS in related field. Prior experience with population served preferred.

Full Time Employee Benefits include :
4 weeks paid vacation annually
12 paid holidays, 4 personal days
1 sick day per month, accruable to 150 days.
Fully paid individual LTD and life insurance.
Eligible for participation in agency medical and dental plan both individual and family, with small employee contribution.

Astor is a large agency with many opportunities for professional training and development.

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