SJC to Host Human Services Career Event

Patchogue, NY – June 28, 2011 – The Department of Community Health and Human Services at St. Joseph’s College will host “Human Services Careers in Difficult Times” on Wednesday, July 13 at its Long Island Campus in Patchogue, NY.

Human services agencies, especially those in the public sector, are experiencing financial challenges, while the needs of the community are increasing. “Human Services Careers in Difficult Times” will advise agencies on how to become more resilient during the economic decline and offer career advice to those in search of human services positions.

“I hope that those who join us on the 13th can take home with them a new perspective on human services today,” said Dr. Carolyn Gallogly, coordinator for the event and associate professor at St. Joseph’s College.

Featured lectures will include:

  • “How to Lead Human Service Agencies in Difficult Economic Times” by Executive Director Paule Pachter of Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank
  • “Career Opportunities in Alcoholism and Addictions Counseling” by Heather Woods, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
  • “Why I Chose a Human Services Career” by students from the M.S. in Human Services Leadership program


This event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 631.687.4501 or visit www.sjcny.edu. St. Joseph’s College is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Avenue).

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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