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Computer Science Teacher

Computer Science Teacher for Henry Street Settlement

Posted: Sep 26, 2016

Location: New York, NY

The Computer Science Teacher will teach an introduction to computer skills class to high school students at Brooklyn Lab School, a Henry Street Settlement Community School that includes the fundamentals needed to create Word documents, utilize Google Drive, Power Point, and Excel. Students will also receive an introduction to basic coding that will culminate in building a video game as their final project.

Job title: Computer Science Teacher Department: High School Initiatives Start Date: As soon as possible Hours: Temporary, Part Time (5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 1:30-2:30PM) Salary: Commensurate with experience This position is part of the Henry Street Settlement Education and Employment Services Division, which is a $10M division providing a continuum of services from early childhood education through adult workforce programs designed to assist individuals in obtaining the skills necessary for lifetime self-sufficiency. Education Services include 2 day care centers, after school programs (6 sites), camp programs (3 sites), middle school and high school initiatives, and the Expanded Horizons College Access and Retention program (both community center and school based).

Qualifications: • High school diploma required or bachelors in related field preferred • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in working with youth in a variety of settings required • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task • Self-motivated and able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Computer literate, including experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, and the Internet • Interest in providing quality educational and enrichment experiences to youth

Responsibilities: • Assist with the planning and delivery of curriculum to a class of 25 students • Conduct outreach to parents and serve as liaison with school administration and community • Maintain accurate program records including contact logs, weekly schedules, attendance reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, and agendas • Communicate with Community School Director and Community School Social Worker weekly about programming • Model appropriate communication with families, teachers, staff, and children • Attend staff meetings and school events as indicated • Track attendance, performance, and behavior through accurate record keeping and data entry/database management duties • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor

To Apply email Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@henrystreet.org In the subject line, please indicate “Computer Science Teacher” AND the website the position was found. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Type: Part time, temporary

Contact: jobs@henrystreet.org

Project Manager

Project Manager for Westhab

Posted: Sep 26, 2016

Location: Yonkers, NY

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: • Performs financial feasibility analysis including development/operating proformas and sources and uses models for potential community development and real estate development projects • Interfaces with other company divisions as appropriate in the planning and preparation of development projects including: feasibility of proposed programs, service needs, and operating cost projections. • Performs zoning and land use analysis • Interviews, selects and oversees development/project team members • Prepares funding applications and acts as project manager for real estate development projects, coordinating pre-development activities, preparing timelines and reports as needed through construction completion. • Coordinates project finance closings and performs construction administration • Prepares funding draws and payment requisitions and interfaces with Finance Department to track payment and recording of development funding and expenses • Makes presentations and conducts meetings with stakeholders in government, local communities and financing institutions. • Other duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor/Master degree with a major in urban planning, finance, architecture, real estate development, construction or business is preferred, although a Bachelor/Master degree in another field with corresponding experience in real estate development will be considered. Three years of experience performing similar functions in a real estate development company, government agency, or financial institution is preferred. Previous experience working with Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Affordable housing is required. AGENCY PROFILE & EMPLOYEE EXPECTATIONS: Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact.

If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE) To apply please visit the following link: http://westhab.applytojob.com/apply/BdOn6f/Project-Manager-Yonkers-NY?source=SHNNY

Type: Full-Time

Contact: Amanda Bordino, HR Coordinator - email: amanda.bordino@westhab.org - 914-345-2800 ext. 159 - Fax: 914-345-3175

Operations Manager - Scatter Site - (RA10748)

Operations Manager - Scatter Site for Breaking Ground

Posted: Sep 22, 2016

Location: Bronx, NY

The Operations Manager will oversee all property management aspects of Breaking Ground’s Scatter Site Housing program. This includes: establishing and maintaining landlord relationships; the identification and leasing of new private market apartments; tracking apartment conditions and preparation of apartments for client occupancy including management of furniture inventory and installation. The Operations Manager will supervise the Property Coordinator and ensure tracking and completion of work orders, maintenance issues including relationship with vendor/maintenance providers; rent collection; utility reporting; and client intake/assessment. The Operations Manager works in close collaboration with clinical staff to ensure that Scatter Site clients have the necessary support services to remain permanently housed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Supervise 1 property coordinator Develop property management inventory, policies and procedures Interview and assess potential program participants. Ensure maximum rent collection and develop procedures for addressing non-payment and/or holdover issues Track and manage utility reporting Oversee leasing of apartments and develop/maintain relationship with property management companies; build apartment inventory, ensure low vacancy rate and rental loss Manage vendor contracts and data tracking. Report on outcomes, goals Performs other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of three years’ experience in property management (rent administration, real estate identification, leasing or property management); Previous supervisory experience; previous Scattered Site housing experience or work with special needs population preferred Experience working with diverse and special needs populations Excellent written and verbal communication are a must, as are the abilities to use sound judgment and make tough decisions. Exceptional organizational and analytic skills are required. Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to work with a diverse population/special needs. Requires an ability to handle priority task simultaneously Bachelor degree or equivalent Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with Access-based database preferred Ability to collaborate with and function as part of a team, ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, willingness to shift easily between various responsibilities. Valid NY state driver’s license preferred. Ability to travel to clients’ apartments to make home visits throughout the boroughs of New York City. Ability to present program to potential new Landlords, management companies and Brokers and vendors. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full Time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Director, Communications - (MD10749)

Director, Communications for Breaking Ground

Posted: Sep 22, 2016

Location: New York, NY

Breaking Ground employs a Director, Communications because the agency has multiple constituents and stakeholders who should be kept apprised of our purpose, activities and outcomes if we are to have optimal impact on addressing homelessness. This position is, thus, connected to the agency’s mission through promoting understanding and support of its mission. Its key customers include Breaking Ground donors, government officials, an array of not-for-profits, and individuals within academia.        

Responsibilities: Develop, in collaboration with the VP, EA all aspects of agency’s annual communications strategy and tactics (e.g., events), and implement strategy with VP, EA, Breaking Ground’s public relations firms and any other external parties required to realize this strategy. Serve as the editorial manager and often writer for communications, including eNewsletter/eBlasts, Annual Report, agency brochures and all original collateral materials used within informational packets. Assure consistency and integrity of branding across Breaking Ground products (including by our Young Professionals Committee) and for multiple collaborations by external parties. Manage Breaking Ground’s social media presence. Provide routine task support as needed for messaging at Breaking Ground special events. Assist in public relations and work with key organizational partners (including, for instance to submit award applications). Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Two - Four years' experience creating and implementing measurably effective communications strategies to advance understanding and awareness of a group's purpose, products and impact through both traditional and new media platforms. Must have demonstrated experience with writing a variety of concise communication products for multiple purposes and audiences. Graphic design experience a plus. Training in web content management systems and web oriented graphic design will be provided as necessary. Excellent written and verbal skills; self-starter with high energy and demonstrated collaborative experience; strategic and creative thinker; good knowledge of graphic design; ability to multi-task; strong interpersonal skills. Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Adobe Acrobat; Adobe Creative Suite; Word; PowerPoint; and Excel. This function requires tact and especially thoughtful judgment to develop messaging that consistently promotes and in no way jeopardizes Breaking Ground’s reputation, including through interactions with the press. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full Time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Assistant Director - Business Operations - (AD10750)

Assistant Director - Business Operations for Breaking Ground

Posted: Sep 22, 2016

Location: New York, NY

Housing Operations & Programs (HOPs) is responsible for the day-to-day management of Breaking Ground’s (BG's) programs including street outreach, transitional housing services, and permanent housing buildings. HOPS plays an integral role in BG’s overall mission by providing the foundation for individuals to make a successful transition from homelessness, through immediate intervention services, housing placement, and long term support once housed. The Business Operations team is a unit within HOPs that provides a matrix of integrated services to the buildings and programs within the department. The Assistant Director - Business Operations will support the AVP and Director - Business Operations in the development and implementation of unit goals, including establishing and updating HOPs policies, procedures, best practices; fostering clear communications within HOPs; and engendering coordination between HOPs and other departments. He/she will also oversee the continued roll out of Maintenance Connection, tracking vendor contracts, reporting insurance claims, and conducting trainings. He/she will support the AVP and Director in the BG corporate budget process, will attend meetings and will represent HOPs/Business Operations unit as needed."

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: In coordination with supervisor, oversee continued rollout of HOPS SharePoint site, sub-sites, and group pages. Update sites and develop new SharePoint resources as needed Update policies and procedures as directed by project workgroups, position groups, or supervisor. Develop tools for communicating HOPs policies within HOPs and to other BG depts. Support Director - Business Operations in review of vendor contracts. Manage vendor contract tracking including standardizing and centralizing document storage, recording expirations, notifying buildings and programs of pending expirations. Follow up to ensure timely renewals At the direction of the Director - Business Operations, tracking insurance related activities, including reporting, risk assessment inspections, and needed follow up for claims Provide ongoing monitoring and support for asset management and other databases, including MRI, Maintenance Connection, and Real Page Monitor, analyze, and generate routine and as needed reports from other software including Site Compli, Energy Scorecards, Section 8 portals, and NYC Dept. of Finance. Support buildings in addressing issues Develop and conduct trainings for HOPs staff including for MRI, MC, Energy Scorecards, Real Page, SharePoint, incident report writing, accident reporting, and in other areas as needed Liaise with finance and HOPs to address and resolve tenant rent and other issues Assist with corporate budget process Performs other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with data entry; database management & implementation preferred Facilities/Property Management background, including rent collection, preferred, not required This individual will need to develop familiarity with facilities, rent collection, and property management activities BA, BS, or equivalent experience Strong computer knowledge, verbal and written skills, and ability to coordinate and communicate with various levels of staff/departments Experience with database systems. Strong knowledge of Excel and Word. MS-SQL and SharePoint preferred EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full Time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Vice President, Real Estate Development

Vice President, Real Estate Development for Westhab

Posted: Sep 21, 2016

Location: Yonkers, NY

The Vice President of Real Estate Development leads a small dedicated team that oversees all aspects of affordable real estate development: site acquisition, land use, and zoning analysis; financial feasibility, packaging, grant writing, and closing; construction administration; and permanent conversation and transfer to operations. Extensive experience with affordable and/or supportive housing development including usage of low income housing tax credits (LIHTC), tax exempt bonds, state/federal capital programs, and mixed-financed deals is essential.

JOB TITLE: Vice President, Real Estate Development FLSA: Exempt LOCATION: Yonkers REPORTS TO: President/CEO Summary: The Vice President of Real Estate Development leads a small dedicated team that oversees all aspects of affordable real estate development: site acquisition, land use, and zoning analysis; financial feasibility, packaging, grant writing, and closing; construction administration; and permanent conversation and transfer to operations. Extensive experience with affordable and/or supportive housing development including usage of low income housing tax credits (LIHTC), tax exempt bonds, state/federal capital programs, and mixed-financed deals is essential.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Obtain capital from a variety of public and private sources including municipal, state, federal, and tax credit opportunities, often through competitive RFP processes, for the development of affordable and supportive housing, including new construction and rehab. • Locate and secure viable development sites, often through option agreement or joint venture. • Complete financial analysis of all prospective projects to determine funding strategy, and highest and best use. • Develop re-capitalizing and re-structuring strategies for existing assets. • Prepare proformas and other projections to create financially viable construction and permanent operating budgets. • Supervise team of Real Estate Development Project Managers. • Supervise and work collaboratively with a team of consultants including lenders, attorneys, architects, engineers, contractors, and others. • Work with local and regional elected officials and boards to advise strategy. • Manage and lead the entirety of the real estate development process including financing, closing, construction administration, and placement into service. • Work collaboratively with Westhab’s Housing, Services, and Finance Divisions to gain input on real estate development strategy and create projects that reflect the community needs, organization’s expertise, and organization’s risk tolerance. • Participate in organizational strategic planning and other executive management processes. • Other duties as assigned by the President/CEO

Qualifications: Extensive experience (10 years+ preferred) in the affordable real estate development field including a demonstrated track record of leading all aspects of the real estate development process. BA required; Advanced degree preferred. Expert level written and verbal communication skills that reflect ability to lead staff, perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail, and build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders. Passion for Westhab’s mission of producing top-quality affordable and supportive housing essential. Agency Profile: Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Amanda Bordino, Human Resources Coordinator (Amanda.Bordino@westhab.org) Contact Number: 914-345-2800 ext. 159, Fax: 914-345-3175

Type: Full-Time

Contact: Amanda Bordino, HR Coordinator - email: amanda.bordino@westhab.org - 914-345-2800 ext. 159 - Fax: 914-345-3175

Children’s Activities Specialist

Children’s Activities Specialist for New Destiny Housing

Posted: Sep 20, 2016

Location: New York, NY

The Full-time Children’s Activities Specialist will be responsible for the following activities among others:
(1)     Youth And Family Events
•    Plan and carry out age-appropriate activities for children
•    Maintain a secure and safe environment for all activities
•    Research, organize and implement afterschool and occasional weekend activities
•    Plan,  budget, and shop for activities
•    Chaperone field trips
•    Assist  with building wide events and celebrations
•    Work with volunteers and Interns to enrich youth and family events

(2)    After School Activities
•    Offer afterschool tutoring and homework assistance to youth of various ages
•    Provide a menu of afterschool educational and recreational activities for youth

(3)     linkages with Educational and Recreational Programs
•    Build connections in the community to refer tenants to local  activities and resources
•    Develop an ongoing database of borough and city wide educational and recreational programs

(4)     Administrative and Training
•    Plan monthly calendars and crate itemized budgets for all activities
•    Create and distribute flyers to encourage tenant participation
•    Document Participant attendance, maintain case files and write case notes
•    Prepare monthly reports and incident reports when appropriate
•    Attend trainings as required

Qualifications: minimum A.A. degree with at least 2 years’ work experience with children or, youth services. Will be required to work 2 days 11:00 AM-7:00 PM and three days 9:30 AM-5:30 pm and occasionally on a Saturday or Sunday. The candidate will be working out of two sites located in the Bronx and in Brooklyn. Working with domestic violence survivors is desirable.  Other requirements include computer proficiency, and a strong commitment to serving families.  CPR and First Aid training certification a plus.  Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.Please email resume and a detailed cover letter to New Destiny at resumes@newdestinyhousing.org.

New Destiny Housing is a citywide non-profit that provides affordable housing with supportive services to domestic violence (DV) survivors and low-income individuals and families. On-site voluntary services are available to tenants to help them remain stable in permanent housing, violence-free, and economically secure. New Destiny is seeking a full-time Children’s Activities Specialist to provide educational and recreational programming for children, and families at two permanent housing locations in the Bronx and in Brooklyn. The qualified candidate will be a creative organized and energetic self-starter who enjoys and is committed to working with children. S/he will be mature and able to take initiative, and responsible. The Children’s Activities Specialist will report to the respective Tenant Support Coordinators at each site.

The Full-time Children’s Activities Specialist will be responsible for the following activities among others: (1) Youth And Family Events • Plan and carry out age-appropriate activities for children • Maintain a secure and safe environment for all activities • Research, organize and implement afterschool and occasional weekend activities • Plan, budget, and shop for activities • Chaperone field trips • Assist with building wide events and celebrations • Work with volunteers and Interns to enrich youth and family events (2) After School Activities • Offer afterschool tutoring and homework assistance to youth of various ages • Provide a menu of afterschool educational and recreational activities for youth (3) linkages with Educational and Recreational Programs • Build connections in the community to refer tenants to local activities and resources • Develop an ongoing database of borough and city wide educational and recreational programs (4) Administrative and Training • Plan monthly calendars and crate itemized budgets for all activities • Create and distribute flyers to encourage tenant participation • Document Participant attendance, maintain case files and write case notes • Prepare monthly reports and incident reports when appropriate • Attend trainings as required

Qualifications: minimum A.A. degree with at least 2 years’ work experience with children or, youth services. Will be required to work 2 days 11:00 AM-7:00 PM and three days 9:30 AM-5:30 pm and occasionally on a Saturday or Sunday. The candidate will be working out of two sites located in the Bronx and in Brooklyn. Working with domestic violence survivors is desirable. Other requirements include computer proficiency, and a strong commitment to serving families. CPR and First Aid training certification a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Please email resume and a detailed cover letter to New Destiny at resumes@newdestinyhousing.org.

Type: Full-Time

Contact: Resumes@NewDestinyHousing.org

Project Manager for Affordable Housing Development

Project Manager for Affordable Housing Development for New Destiny Housing Corporation

Posted: Sep 20, 2016

Location: New York, NY

New Destiny Housing Corporation, a not-for-profit with the mission of providing housing and services to low-income domestic violence survivors and others at risk of homelessness, has developed almost 200 units of affordable housing for its own portfolio as well as acting as the developer for other not-for-profit organizations that want to develop housing for their clients. New Destiny is seeking a Project Manager to oversee the development of new residential real estate projects. The candidate will report to the Director of Housing Development.

Responsibilities: Coordinates all elements of project development: • Project concept development • Design development • Proposal writing • Prepares financial analysis and projections • Coordinates the development team. • Plays a supporting role in other areas, such as property management and organizational capacity building Specific tasks include: • Assists in site selection/acquisition/feasibility analysis • Negotiating contracts • financial packaging • selection and coordination of the development team • construction management • Identifies and applies for project funding • loan and grant management.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree required, Masters preferred. Minimum five years’ experience in real estate development. Experience in real estate finance, management, urban planning, business administration, public policy or a related field a plus. Outstanding written and oral communication, organization and computer skills, Microsoft Office, Excel. Ability to handle multiple tasks. Self-motivated to achieve high standards.

Please send resume and cover letter to Resumes@NewDestinyHousing.org

Type: Full-Time

Contact: Resumes@NewDestinyHousing.org

Deputy Executive Director for Operations

Deputy Executive Director for Operations for New Destiny Housing Corporation

Posted: Sep 20, 2016

Location: New York, NY

New Destiny Housing Corporation is a citywide not-for-profit with the mission of ending the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals at risk of homelessness and domestic violence by connecting them to safe, permanent housing and services. To achieve our mission, we build and manage housing with on-site services; offer innovative programs that empower victims of abuse to find and retain affordable housing; and educate and advocate to expand access to permanent housing resources for low-income families. New Destiny has a staff of 30 employees and manages a real estate portfolio of 12 projects valued at $55 million throughout New York City, most of which were funded with Low Income Housing Tax Credits. ROLE The Deputy Executive Director for Operations reports directly to the Executive Director and directly supervises the Director of Finance and the Housing Compliance Manager and works closely with the Office Manager/Development Assistant. The Deputy Executive Director for Operations will be responsible for all activities pertaining to the internal functioning of the organization including human resources; IT, administration and reporting, and facilities management; fiscal; and property compliance and management.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Human Resources • Recruit, hire and oversee orientation for new employees in collaboration with senior management • Ensure that the organization offers a benefits package comparable to other similarly-sized nonprofits • Coordinate benefits administration • Coordinate the preparation of payroll with the fiscal department • Research, evaluate and select health insurance coverage for the organization • Ensure that organization is compliant with all federal, state, and city labor laws and regulations • Oversee an annual employee evaluation process • Ensure that appropriate professional training opportunities are available to employees • Access interns and temporary employees when necessary to support the work of the organization  IT, Administration, and Facilities Management • Negotiate and maintain adequate insurance coverage for the operation of the organization and its affiliated entities, its employees, Boards of Directors, and properties • Manage the relationship with insurance and benefits providers and approved vendors • Review annually and negotiate as needed contracts with vendors that provide insurance, computer maintenance, telephones/internet, software, and other services • Work directly with computer services consultant to ensure that server and other equipment are being maintained, updated, and backed up in the Manhattan office as well as at satellite offices • Coordinate the purchase and installation of new equipment at all of New Destiny’s sites • Evaluate the data management, fundraising software, and administrative systems currently used and recommend changes to strengthen the organization’s functioning and to allow for better evaluation of program outcomes • Oversee office management at Manhattan office Fiscal • Work closely with Director of Finance and Executive Director to create the organization’s annual budget of $1.7 million • Analyze program spending and prepare regular reports to the Executive Director and program directors and, when requested, to the Finance Committee, and the Board of Directors • Assist with the preparation of budget and spending reports to funders • Analyze organization expenses and suggest savings where possible • Assist Director of Finance to prepare for and complete the annual audit • Work with the Director of Finance and the Director of Development and Communications to ensure that required reports and invoices for funders are prepared and submitted on schedule Property Management and Compliance • Oversee New Destiny’s property and asset management functions • Directly supervise the Housing Compliance Manager • Ensure that properties owned by New Destiny and its affiliates are well-maintained and operating efficiently and economically • Attend meetings with 3rd party property manager as necessary • Ensure that all reports and requirements for funders, investors and government agencies are completed and submitted on time • Ensure that housing vacancies, whether for special needs or general population, are filled quickly

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; MPA, MBA or Master’s in Nonprofit Management or Finance or other relevant area strongly preferred • 8 years of experience in a nonprofit operational and financial position, including a minimum of 3 years managing human resource functions • Supervisory experience that includes effective management of a team • Must be a highly motivated multi-tasker with a strong drive toward producing positive outcomes • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, required • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented while maintaining an overview of the big picture • Strong computer skills, knowledge of computer systems and experience with accounting, client service management, and fundraising databases • Strong problem-solving skills necessary

This is a full-time professional position based in mid-town Manhattan which will require occasional travel to sites in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Competitive health and other benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter and resume to resumes@newdestinyhousing.org.

Type: Full-Time

Contact: Resumes@NewDestinyHousing.org

Social Worker

Social Worker for Lantern Community Services

Posted: Sep 19, 2016

Location: Bronx, NY

Lantern Community Services’ (Lantern’s) mission is to champion the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who are impacted by or threatened with homelessness. Lantern provides innovative services to help New Yorkers who are formerly homeless or have recently aged out of foster care recreate their lives. Our programs with proven results in health, employment, education and life skills are delivered inside our residences and tailored to each person’s needs.  We provide our clients—many of whom live with mental illness, addiction, disability, HIV or other chronic illnesses—with the tools they need to integrate successfully into the greater community with dignity and independence.

Location and Work Schedule: This is a full-time position located at Vicinitas Hall in the Bronx, which requires a flexible schedule with at least one evening shift on a weeknight and one shift on a Saturday or Sunday. Job Description: The Social Worker (SW) is responsible for working with tenants towards comprehensive physical and emotional health and independence by incorporating client centered service planning and provision. The SW integrates clinical counseling and case management services that emphasize recovery and wellness, personal growth and housing stability, and foster independence. This position will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team in supportive housing serving young adults aged out of foster care. The SW reports to the Program Director. This position is exempt.

Responsibilities: • Provide integrated counseling and case management services that effectively engage tenants and promote personal growth and wellness, housing stability and accomplishment of service plan goals on an ongoing basis. • Meet with tenants for an initial assessment and goal planning. • Collaborate with tenants to assess strengths and challenges and develop a service plan that reflect the tenant’s progress and stated goals. • Effectively engage and work with a diverse caseload including young adults with histories of trauma, foster care, homelessness and mental health issues. • Build partnerships and linkages with progressive and/or alternative community agencies that serve the needs of tenants. • Work as a collaborative member of the team ensuring all tenants have access to high quality services in a safe and compassionate community. • Participate in and facilitate weekly clinical case conferences including intake meetings. • Develop and implement programming that address larger community trends and needs. • Create and maintain confidential records, charts and logs for each resident documenting all relevant information from individual and group interventions as well as correspondence with collateral services. • Participate in staff team meetings and trainings, individual supervision meetings, community meetings with residents and attend offsite trainings and present training material to program team. • Work closely with Leasing and Compliance team to ensure housing stability. • Perform other job-related functions, as assigned.

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in a related field such as social work, sociology or psychology. LMSW preferred; candidates in the process of preparing for the exam are welcome to apply. • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred. • Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing direct service to one or more of the following populations: young adults, foster care, formerly homeless, persons with mental illness. • Strong history of effective engagement with clients and ability to highlight positive outcomes. • Ability to work in fast paced environment, multi-task and effectively handle serious and crisis oriented situations. • Dedication to positive outcomes through proactive, creative and respectful work with diverse and vulnerable populations. • Ability to work flexible hours periodically due to program and/or client needs. • Must possess strong clinical and excellent interpersonal skills; be able to work effectively as part of a team and have the ability to make sound assessments of tenants’ strengths and needs. • Experience working with evidence based models, specifically Motivational Interviewing and Illness Management and Recovery preferred.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to: sw.vicinitas@lanterncommunity.org Note: Candidates being considered for the position must sign a release form for Lantern Community Services to perform a criminal background check. Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Lantern Community Services (Lantern) values the diversity of all our clients, staff, Board of Directors, and partners. By bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together, we create more vibrant, healthy and just communities. Lantern welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and experiences regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, veteran status, class, creed, and mental or physical disability.

Type: Full-time

Contact: sw.vicinitas@lanterncommunity.org

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