Family Services, Inc.
Poughkeepsie, New York


Regular Full-Time

Program: The Relapse Intervention for Sex Crimes (RISC) program is a community-based treatment program for adult male and female sex offenders and non-offending family members to address sexual offending behavior. RISC follows the “Practice Standards and Guidelines” of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). This program is part of Dutchess County’s overall approach to managing sex offenders living in the community; to keep the community safe by reducing sex offender recidivism through intensive supervision and sex offense-specific treatment.

Function: As the RISC Supervisor, the clinician oversees all aspects of the program. 

Responsibilities include:

  • To provide clinical supervision for social workers providing direct client services
  • To retain supervisory responsibility for direct reports (i.e. reviewing and signing their documentation, signing pay sheets and authorizing leave time.)
  • Facilitate individual supervision meetings and team meetings
  • Clinical assessment and treatment of sex offenders
  • Clinical assessment and treatment of non-offending relatives
  • Case management
  • To maintain program documentation as required
  • To represent the agency as needed in the community (i.e. serving on committees, making presentations on our programs, and so forth.)
  • To participate in agency clinical meetings, team meetings and staff meetings as well as participate in in-service training.
  • Maintain agency documentation as required
  • Ongoing communication with referral sources
  • Attend trainings, conferences, and workshops
  • Provide court testimony
  • Program development
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of theory and application of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment
  • Working knowledge of ATSA’s “Practice Standards and Guidelines”
  • Ability to organize and run a treatment group with adult men or women
  • Ability to produce accurate and complete assessments formulated from knowledge of sex offender dynamics
  • Ability to write effective case notes and report on data from files
  • Ability to organize work
  • Ability to work independently; but relate issues to manager appropriately
  • Ability to work effectively when under extreme pressure


  • Must be a NYS Certified LCSW, preferably with “R” credential
  • At least two years of experience providing clinical services to sex offenders
  • At least one year of experience supervising staff
  • Experience working with evidence-based therapeutic practices
  • Experience running treatment groups, including with this population
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent team building and collaboration skills
  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of an email package and working knowledge of MS software programs: Word and Excel
  • Be able to work a flexible schedule, which could change on a moment’s notice


Hours: Full-time, 35 hours/week. Must be available to work a minimum of two evenings per week

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Family Services offers competitive benefits packages including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage 
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Group term life and long-term disability insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance & accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Paid vacation, holiday, sick, and personal time
  • Supplemental insurance through AFLAC
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)

For more information on how to apply, contact Christopher Pels by email or call (845) 452-1110

Family Services is an equal opportunity employer.  


Posting Expiration Date: 
Tue, 2019-04-30 (All day)