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Thank you for considering Citizen Advocates as your employer of choice. We have jobs that fit all lifestyles and education levels, offering opportunities to provide high quality care to the people we serve.

Our values

Much like a home, a solid workplace culture needs a foundation.  Our foundation is based on the Cultural Beliefs that were developed as part of our commitment to becoming an Employer of Choice in the region.  As we strive toward this vision, our journey is guided by the following beliefs.

Communicate Courageously
I communicate and listen honestly, respectfully, and thoughtfully to foster trust.

Build Bridges
I explore and collaborate outside my department to ensure whole-person care.

One Team
I value everyone, each of us plays an equally important role in our success.

Own It
I commit to making lives better regardless of the task.

Thrive Together
I contribute to our success by focusing on quality care and supporting financial responsibility.

Positions available at Citizen Advocates

As a growing organization, we have numerous available opportunities. Our entry level positions include, but are not limited to, direct support professionals, peer support specialists, PRS (skill builders) and customer support specialists. In addition, there are a variety of clinical roles, including those for medical and health professionals with advanced degrees or specialized training. We also offer tuition assistance and support for continuing education for all individuals looking to take that next step in their professional career. Feel free to review our list of open jobs at the link below, which is consistently updated.

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We offer work with meaning

Mental health and addiction therapists often guide individuals and families through life’s many struggles. The work is challenging, and at times difficult, but that is what gives it meaning. Learn more about the work they do, and why they value the difference they make at Citizen Advocates.

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Our services

At Citizen Advocates, we are committed to making lives better throughout Northern New York. We offer mental health, addiction recovery and intellectual and developmental disability services and programs, along with a host of related support services, in Franklin, St. Lawrence, Clinton, Essex, Jefferson and Hamilton counties.

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Living here

Our office locations are perfect for people who enjoy all the seasons and being outdoors. We have several mountains nearby for those who like four-wheeling, skiing, and snowmobiling. We also have a number of nearby lakes for those that enjoy fishing, boating or kayaking in the summer sun. The changing leaves in the fall bring visitors to town and there are always local events being held. Montreal, Canada is a short hour drive away for those who prefer to be close to a big city for shopping, entertainment and travel.

In addition to activities likely to match most lifestyles, our quality of life and cost of living is a great match for individuals looking to raise a family or those interested in simply finding a fun new area. 

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Citizen Advocates provides generous paid time off, full medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as a matched 401k plan. We have a selection of additional benefits offered to employees through payroll deduction. We also offer a tuition assistance program, opportunities for career advancement and a variety of different training opportunities. We are adding new benefits all the time, including employee discounts at company owned businesses.

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Meet Marc

Marc has been with Citizen Advocates since 1991 when he started as a Community Residence Aide, working his way up the ranks in a variety of direct care positions. Today, he is the Associate Director of Community Living, which provides over 200 safe, stable residential opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and for others who are at risk of homelessness. In addition, he also has responsibility for the Family Support Services program.

Marc feels a deep connection to his work at Citizen Advocates. “Leaving here for me would be like leaving my family and my home,” he explains. “I want to continue to support the individuals that I have over the past 30 years and get to know a few more. I want to continue to support and hopefully mentor our next generation of staff here.” When he’s not working, you can catch Marc enjoying photography, kayaking, music or you will see him at music festivals throughout the country.

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Citizen Advocates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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