Bulletin Board - Human Services

Job Opportunities

The Department of Civil Service (DCS) will be holding an open competitive Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) examination on April 6th, April 7th and April 13th 2019.   The application deadline is February 20, 2019.  This examination is used to fill many entry level professional positions in numerous State agencies and locations across the State.   Office of Mental Health facilities fill positions from the PCO including Human Resources Specialist Trainee, Training Specialist 1 (Mental Hygiene), and Health Facility Management Assistant.   The announcement and application for the examination can be found on the DCS website here.

National Grid & PSEG Long Island Assistance

Every Tuesday, Bellport Alliance hosts National Grid and PSEG Long Island to assist community members with programs and agreements.  See flyer for details, location and times.   

Long Island Trans Experience

The Long Island Trans Experience (LITE) provides social support services to transgender and gender non-conforming people of all ages, as well as their families, friends, and loved ones. LITE fosters an environment of energetic, diverse, and understanding individuals who are free to express themselves and develop personal growth in their identities.

LITE at Bay Shore:

  • First and third Wednesdays, 7:30 pm – 9 pm; open to all transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.
  • Second and fourth Wednesdays, 7:30 pm – 9 pm; open to all transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and partners, family, friends, or loved ones.

LITE at Woodbury:

  • First and third Mondays, 7:30 pm – 9 pm; open to all transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

LITE at The Hamptons LGBT Center:

  • Second and fourth Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8 pm; open to all transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

For more information call 631.665.2300 or [email protected]

New Caregiver Respite Program in Patchogue

Are you caring for an older adult? Are there times when you need a temporary break from taking care of your family member?

Family caregivers who are caring for an older adult need time to recharge their batteries. When you need a break from care giving let us help you.

Our respite program is a unique program serving family caregivers of older adults that can give you a chance for you to run some errands, go to an appointment, spend time with family and friends or relax, with the piece of mind that your loved one is under the care of our professional staff.

Click here for more information.

Become a Suffolk County Police Officer

The Suffolk County Police Department has announced that the next scheduled police officer test is June 15, 2019. The filing deadline to take the test is April 3, 2019.

Applicants needs to be at least 19 and no more than 34 years old. Those with active military duty may deduct up to six years from their age to meet the maximum age requirement.

No college is required -- just graduation from a standard senior high school or an equivalency diploma.

Applicants must possess a valid New York State driver's or chauffeur's licence.

Click this link for a complete list of qualifications and a link to the application.

WellLife Network’s Addiction Recovery Services Clinic

WellLife Network’s person-centered treatment services will support you and/or your significant others on a path to recovery and wellness. To learn more view flyer.

FREE Limited Legal Assistance

FREE Limited Legal Assistance is available at Middle Country Public Library. Click to view flyer.

Mental Health First Aid Training (FREE)

Just as CPR helps people assist other individuals having a heart attack—even if you have no medical training—Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis.

In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Before you can know how to help, you need to know when to help. We call this mental health literacy. It provides you with a basic understanding of what different mental illnesses and addictions are, how they can affect a person’s daily life, and what helps individuals experiencing these challenges get well.

You will learn about:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use disorders

Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

If you are interested in receiving training and learning more about Association for Mental Health and Wellness see attached flyer.

Health Information Technology (FREE)

Interested in Health Information Technology?

Suffolk County Community College's Office for Continuing Education, in conjunction with the TechHire grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, is offering two opportunities to earn credentials.  These workforce programs have no tuition costs for eligible individuals ages 17-29.  See flyer for details, application requirements and contact information.

Suffolk County Community College's Surgical Technician Program (FREE)

Interested in becoming a Surgical Technician? 

Suffolk County Community College's Office for Continuing Education has a NEW Surgical Technician Program.  Classes begin on January 22, 2019.  This program has no tuition costs for eligible applicants.  See flyer for details, application requirements and contact information.