POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County has begun the search for a deputy commissioner for special needs. The new post will serve as an advocate for individuals and families with special needs.
“We are looking for a unique person who has the ability to ‘Think Differently’ about how we can serve and assist those in our community with special needs – someone who will understand the challenges that special needs families face and will seek to remove barriers that can impede an individual’s quest for independence and success in life,” said County Executive Marcus Molinaro.
County government and community agencies offer a number of services for special needs families, “but it is not always easy to understand how to access these services and navigate the various processes and regulations,” Molinaro said. The new deputy commissioner for special needs “will be able to assist families and provide the support they need to connect to services.”
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest that specifically addresses the qualifications listed and a resume by April 1 to the Dutchess County Department of Human Resources, 22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.