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Employment Services

NADAP helps individuals identify their unique interests, skills and values and begin their career pathway towards independence and success.

Employment Services

NADAP helps individuals identify their unique interests, skills and values and begin their career pathway towards independence and success.

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Comprehensive Employment Services (CES)

Our original job-preparation program Comprehensive Employment Services (CES) is based in Midtown Manhattan and offers assistance in a number of ways.

The CES team:

  • assesses each client’s career skills, interests and goals
  • provides job readiness and vocational training in fields like IT, security
  • emergency response and home health care
  • helps match each client with the right job opportunity
  • supports every transition to a new position with a wide range of follow-up and retention services

Participants must be 18 or older and either previously or currently enrolled in a substance use treatment program. We also accept referrals from ACCES-VR for individuals with a diagnosed disability.

Our CES Program Includes personal employment plans that address obstacles and outline short and long-term goals.


  • job readiness workshops to write resumes, practice interviewing, and more
  • computer resources for typing, internet access, Microsoft tutorials, and more
  • free professional clothing and accessories for interviews. a network of employer contacts
  • rapid re-employment (where applicable) to make sure job seekers remain engaged in work

Location:  355 Lexington Avenue, 2nd floor, NY, NY 10017

Contact: Olivia Arias,, (212) 986-1170 ext. 134

Funders: The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS)

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Nassau Comprehensive Employment Services

Our Nassau CES program is available to Nassau County residents receiving public assistance. Please note that clients may only be referred by Nassau County DSS.


  • career skill
  • interest and goal assessment
  • potential referrals to education
  • job readiness
  • vocational training
  • job placement
  • case management
  • follow-up/retention services

Location: 50 Clinton Street, Suite 610, Hempstead, NY 11550

Contact: Aiyana Waldron,, (516) 620-1330

Funders: The Nassau County Department of Social Services (NDSS)

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Career Compass

Our Career Compass program is designed to help NYC residents receiving cash assistance to become self-sufficient. Participants may only be referred by the New York City Human Resources Administration.


  • career skill
  • interest and goal assessment
  • personal employment plan
  • potential referrals to education, vocational training, and job placement services

Location: Manhattan (Harlem) and Brooklyn


Najada Vjeri, Career Compass Brooklyn, 630 Flushing Avenue, Suite 230, Brooklyn, NY 11206;; 929-359-6537

Stephanie Otanez, Career Compass Manhattan, 1825 Park Avenue, 5th floor, New York, NY  10035;; 646-809-4891   

Funders: The New York City Human Resources Administration, Department of Social Services (NYC HRA)

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Nassau Employment Initiative

Our Nassau Employment Initiative (NEI) provides specialized vocational services to Nassau County and Suffolk County residents living with HIV or AIDS.


  • job readiness
  • vocational training
  • resume writing
  • identifying full-time and part-time job opportunities
  • case management

Location: 50 Clinton Street, Suite 610, Hempstead, NY 11550

Contact: Joseph Sarno,; (516) 620-1363

Funders: The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)

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Training, Rehabilitation Counseling and Employment Supports (TRCES)

NADAP’s TRCES offers statewide training to each OASAS designated addiction treatment provider to successfully integrate vocational rehabilitation counseling support and employment services within the addiction treatment setting. These treatment service and supports include the qualified VR counselor as a member of the addiction treatment team that supports the individual in treatment seek to achieve an employment goal.

Training Includes:

  • virtual and onsite individualized training sessions for each addiction treatment provider
  • integration of the employment-vocational counselor as a member of the treatment team
  • evidenced-based, person centered and individualized employment support services
  • rehabilitation counseling assessment and supportive counseling process
  • develop and maintain specific employment-vocational referrals and resources within the community
  • case record documentation of the individuals progress towards employment goal
  • report accurate and timely employment benchmark data monthly to OASAS
  • improved employment-vocational outcomes for individuals with an employment goal

Location:355 Lexington Avenue, 2nd floor, NY, NY 10017

Contact: Mary DeGiovine-Robins,; (917) 509-5144

Funder: NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS)

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ACCES-VR is funded by the New York State Educational Department, Adult Career and Individual Education Services.  ACCES-VR refers clients who have been diagnosed with a vocational disability directly from the NYC ACCES-VR offices.  Clients are evaluated on their interviewing skills and participate in the CES Workshop or one-on-one job development.  Clients are then placed in jobs based on trainings completed through their ACCES-VR office and placement follow-up and retention services are tracked for 90 days.

• Intake
• Job Development
• Job Replacement
• Job Retention

LOCATION: 355 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017

CONTACT: Danieshka Bottex,, (212) 986-1170 ext. 134

Funders: The New York State Educational Department, Adult Career and Individual education services


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Home and Community-Based Services

Our Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) program works with New York City and Nassau County residents who face a number of barriers, and is available to those enrolled in New York State’s Health Home initiative. Clients diagnosed with a mental illness who have a history of alcohol and substance use are eligible for a wide range of prevocational and vocational services, such as securing IDs, interviewing, travel training, job placement, and follow-up services.


● assessment to determine a career path and identify potential barriers
● resume support
● interview preparation
● job application tips and assistance
● job development
● ongoing support after job placement

Location: 355 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, 10017  

Contact: Jonathan Richards,; 212-986-1170 ext. 133

Funders: NYS Medicaid Waivers

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Reduced hospital stays

Our Health Home Care Coordination program has reduced the number of clients’ days in the hospital—in some cases up to 72%.


Better health outcomes

82% of our Health Home Care Coordination clients have better mental and physical health within six months.


More than 18,500 career assessments were completed in our Workforce Programs last year.


Our Job Placement Programs assisted more than 650 individuals to find employment last year.

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