We attribute our success to our dedicated and caring employees.  If you aspire to make a difference in the substance use and mental health field, we encourage you to submit a resume. View a complete list of current job openings.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits including medical and dental insurance, three weeks vacation, ten hours of sick leave per month, five personal leave days, eleven holidays, short term disability, life insurance, SEP pension plan (the agency contributes 3%) and 403B pretax retirement plan. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without respect to race, color, religious creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical disability, or marital status.

Next Step Cottage - Client Supervisor

Client Supervisor part-time:Saturday & Sunday 8am-8pm and Tuesday 4-6 staff meeting. Responsibilities include: Monitoring and supervising clients, providing transportation, clerical tasks as assigned. HS or GED & 1 year related experience.

Outpatient Services Willimantic & Danielson - Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant I - Willimantic:11:30-7:30pm Monday - Thursday and 9am-5pm Friday. Responsibilities include: Answering the phones, greeting clients, checking in clients, scheduling appointments, reminder calls to clients, payment collection, data entry, toxicology monitoring and filing. HS or GED and 1 year related experience.

Outpatient Services Willimantic - Clinician

Clinician - 20 hours: Responsible for substance use & mental health assessments and intakes, facilitating groups and carrying a caseload. Master's Degree in related field and 1 year related experience. Professional licensure preferred (LCSW or LPC). Will consider license eligible candidates.

Outpatient Services - Case Manager part-time

Case Manager I part time – Shelter Outreach: Assist clients in local homeless shelter with obtaining housing, completing documents for entitlements, and providing transportation to treatment services. Ensures all client information is entered into the database.  Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree and 1 year related experience required. Bilingual Spanish preferred.

Risk Reduction Outreach - Outreach Worker

Risk Reduction Outreach II: Monday–Friday 8:30-4:30pm. Duties: presentations on HIV & sex education, promote harm reduction, provide Narcan training, complete HIV and Hep C testing, conduct home visits, assist the syringe exchange program, refer clients to appropriate services, provide follow-up case management. Bachelor's degree and 2 years related experience or Associate's degree and 3 years related experience required.  


Our highly skilled professionals are dedicated to helping clients achieve personal growth and fulfillment. The success of our programs can be traced to a knowledgeable and caring staff.

Employment opportunities within Perception Programs include full-time, part-time and per diem positions. We are well respected within Connecticut as a provider of high quality services, as well as a training ground for employees.

Our clinical positions require a Master's or Bachelor's Degree. We have many entry-level positions available and place a high value on experience, knowledge of substance use, mental health, community justice, HIV/AIDS, recovery, and 12-step programs.

Please apply online.