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New drug treatment center to hire 50 people

Applications being accepted online

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The new drug treatment center that will be opening soon on the Broome Developmental Center campus is looking to hire 50 employees.

The President and CEO of Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare was joined by Broome County officials Monday to announce an upcoming job fair to help fill the positions.

SBH hopes to complete its hiring in February with a goal of opening the treatment facility in April.

Positions include nursing, counseling, administrative, admissions, maintenance, and more.

Some of the counseling aide jobs are entry-level.

SBH and Broome Tioga Workforce plan to invite other local treatment providers to participate in the career fair as well.

SBH President Jeremy Klemanski says these jobs can easily turn into careers.

"Whether it's with us, or somebody else in the region, we really believe that developing the behavioral health workforce is critical to having a strong continuum of treatment and care for people with behavioral health disorders," said Klemanski.

Klemanski says it's not uncommon for people in recovery themselves to work in the treatment industry.

He says many want to give back.

"Most people find it very rewarding.  The transformation you see people's lives go through in just a short period of time is pretty remarkable.  So it tends to be pretty rewarding for folks," said Klemanski.

SBH is already accepting applications and scheduling interviews.

An information session for prospective employees will be held on Thursday, January 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator on Hawley Street in Binghamton.

The career fair will be held the following Thursday, January 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Jeffrey P Kraham Broome County Library on Court Street.

For more information, or to apply online, go to SBH.org.

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