dare to change someone's life

Working at LESC will certainly advance your professional skills. Working hands-on within our communities every day will also broaden your vision and enhance your ability to make a difference in the world. Whether as a staff member, an intern or volunteer, we welcome your knowledge and enthusiasm. How will you contribute?


Hands-on experience. A staff of experienced professional peers. Programs that create lasting results. Great benefits. Maybe that’s why 40% of our staff have been with us more than 10 years.

We're all about long-term success. New Yorkers living with substance use disorders come to LESC to find stability in their lives. As a professional, you can find that same stability. Many of our employees have been here 10 to 20, and some as long as 25 years. If you're looking to join a team whose work is both effective and satisfying using proven methods of treatment, you'll enjoy working here. We're serious about creating long-term success. Join us!


In addition to providing you with a team of professionally-credentialed peers and a challenging hands-on work environment, we'll also provide a top-level benefits package, including group health insurance and retirement options.

Search career opportunities now to see how you can start building success with us in the long term.

First-class benefits and perks

  • generous time-off allowances
  • a robust health plan
  • no-cost dental, life and disability insurance
  • generous retirement benefits
  • professional development, evaluations and training
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Complete your required hours in the field and gain direct work experience as you train with our staff of seasoned professionals.

Check with your internship coordinator to find out if we work with your institution.


From movement therapy to wellness activities, many of our programs succeed with the help of a community volunteer. You can show our clients what dedication really looks like.

Email to share your skills as a volunteer