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 a member of the Relapse Intervention for Sex Crimes clinical team, the RISC clinician provides clinical services to the program’s clients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Clinical assessment and treatment of sex offenders
  • Clinical assessment and treatment of non-offending relatives
  • Case management
  • Write client treatment plans, case notes, progress reports
  • Maintain agency documentation as required
  • Ongoing communication with referral sources
  • Attend case conference meetings
  • Serve on agency and community committees
  • Attend trainings, conferences, and workshops
  • Provide court testimony
  • Program development
  • Community presentations, conference workshops, research
  • Attend weekly individual supervision and weekly team meeting
  • 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
  • Attend supervision meetings on weekly basis
  • Ability to work effectively when under extreme pressure


  • Must be either a NYS Certified LMSW or LCSW.
  • At least one year of experience providing counseling to this type of population or in the mental health field.
  • Experience working with evidence-based therapeutic practices
  • Experience running treatment groups,  preferably with this population
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • 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

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)