Full Time Employment – Youth Power – Not for RSSW Credit

POSITION: Hudson River Regional Youth Partner – The Regional Youth Partners are peer leaders that connect local youth groups, coordinate regional youth advocacy efforts and provide technical assistance on youth-guided practices and peer support. 

LOCATION: Applicant must reside in one of the 16 counties in the region. Preferred location Albany.

STATUS: Full-time salary employee – $30,000+ commensurate on experience, plus benefits package

Must have personal lived experience accessing children’s mental health services and be willing to share this information publically. Additional experience with Disability, Foster Care, Addiction, or Juvenile Justice is beneficial.

  • · Experience as a Youth Peer Advocate preferred
    ·         Bachelor’s or Associates Degree preferred but not required
    ·         Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
    ·         Must be able to travel


  • Independently motivated
  • Excellent coordination and organization skills
  • Experience with youth leadership and advocacy
  • Experience with peer support preferred
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with diverse groups
  • Demonstrated ability to speak with small and large groups of people
  • Experience with various software packages: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Go-To, Google applications


Applicants must send a resume with a formal cover letter in order to be considered. Emails and letters must indicate the title of the position that the applicant is seeking. 

Mail to:              

Attn: Management Office
737 Madison Avenue, Albany NY 12208

 Hudson RYP 2016Email to: employ@youthpowerny.org

Volunteers Needed for South End Children’s Cafe Field Trips.


Hi everyone, Starting Tuesday, July 12, we need volunteers to accompany the children on our field trips. I am reaching out to you for your help, as I need to complete the schedule so I know we have enough coverage. Would you please consider joining us on one or more field trips, and let me know if you are able to help out by emailing me by Monday, July 11, by 5:00pm.

If you are able to volunteer for the field trips, that shift is from 12 – 4pm. We will arrive back at the Cafe by 4pm, and you may either leave at that time or stay for dinner which is at 4:30pm with 5:00pm dismissal. The most important time I need volunteers is from 12 – 4pm.

Thank you for all you do and for considering attending one or more field trips. We really want the trips to be fun, safe and memorable for the children and we can only do that with the help of our wonderful volunteers!

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Tracie Killar



South End Children’s Cafe


Employment Opportunity – MSW Wanted Ulster Co Probation Dept.

We are now hiring
Req #149
Ulster County PINS Case Manager
Regular Full-time

This position is located at the Ulster County Probation Department

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Program Supervisor, the Case Manager is primarily responsible for providing home-based case management and family preservation services to children and families involved in the JD/PINS system to prevent foster care placements of these youth. Responsibilities include assessment, referral and linkage, advocacy, casework counseling, case monitoring, and transportation. The Case Manager assesses children and families for risk and develops service plans implemented to address risk factors. Advocates on behalf of families to ensure adequacy of services (i.e., educational, legal and community) by providing linkage and coordination with the county providers and agencies. Provides services in a manner which is culturally competent. Empowers clients by using clients’

cultural strengths and informal support networks in service delivery.

Provides transportation to family members as needed as a means to assist in successful completion of service goals.



Masters in Social Work or related field and two (2) years of experience providing services to youth and families. Experience working with families involved in the JD/PINS system preferred. Must have valid New York State driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Required Skills and Abilities:

Is sensitive to cultural differences and able to incorporate that understanding into service provision. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Must possess strong problem solving, decision making and conflict resolution skills and exhibit a high level of self-confidence and responsibility. Must be able to work with complex systems (ex. Child Protective Service, Probation, Family Court, Foster Care) and have knowledge and/or experience with both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Ability to work independently and with flexibility in days and hours of work. Makes use of personal vehicle for program transportation as required. Experience doing home-based work preferred. Must have access to reliable transportation and have a valid driver’s license. Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, climb stairs and lift objects of up to 10lbs as required.

Please copy and paste this address in your web browser to apply


Mary Trish Cina, LMSW
Probation Supervisor

Changing Lives ~ Building Futures.

Liberty Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Volunteers Needed – Albany Symphony 2016 American Music Festival – Count Toward RSSW Hours or Enjoy the Music While Volunteering.

The Albany Symphony is currently facing a shortage of volunteer ushers for the 2016 American Music Festival.  The American Music Festival is a key national festival celebrating new and innovative American Music.  For an entire week, EMPAC and Downtown Troy become a magnet for acclaimed composers, music enthusiasts from across the country, and the culturally curious.  Your service as an usher will help patrons have the best concert experience possible, thereby ensuring the continued success of the American Music Festival.

We are currently in need of ushers for the following concerts.

  • Composer To Center Stage Reading Session (3 Ushers Needed) Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:30PM
    EMPAC – Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy
  • Dogs Of Desire (5 Ushers Needed)
    Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7:30PM-9:30PM
    EMPAC – Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy
  • Songs Of The Earth:   (1 Usher Needed)
    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 1PM-3PM
    St Paul’s Episcopal Church – 58 3rd St, Troy
    Festival Concert: Songs of The Rolling Earth: (10 Ushers Needed) Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30PM
  • EMPAC – Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy

Usher is a simple an easy way for you to support the Albany Symphony. EMPAC Ushers are required to arrive to every shift on time and ready to get to work.  Shifts typically start one hour before each performance. A typical usher shift involves putting out and retrieving parking garage directional signs, distributing programs to venue doors, tearing tickets, handing out programs, and manning doors for traffic of late comers or bathroom breaks by attendees.  Locations of bathrooms, water fountains, and familiarity of the seating sections will be provided at the beginning of each shift.  Ushers are provided black button down shirts and EMPAC badges.  Please arrive with your own black shoes and black slacks / skirts.  Dress Code for concerts at EMPAC is Dress Pants/Skirt dress shirt or blouse.  Men are encouraged to wear a long tie.

Sadie Firstencel | Convention Services Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator | Wedding Referrals | Military Reunion Services
Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau
25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207
518.434.1217 x 104 | 800.258.3582 | www.albany.org