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Executive Director

Executive Director for Lifting Up Westchester

Posted: Jan 20, 2017

Location: White Plains, NY

LUW has enjoyed stable leadership and continued growth since its inception in 1979. With the impending retirement of the present executive director, LUW is looking to identify a dynamic leader who can navigate the ever-changing landscape of the human services sector.

The executive director reports to the Board President and is responsible for ensuring that the organization consistently achieves its mission and financial viability. This person is also responsible for leading a dedicated senior management team as well as non-management staff, many who have been long-term employees of LUW.

We seek a leader who is responsive to the needs of the community, adaptable to the economic environment, a dynamic networker, a sophisticated and successful fundraiser, a strategic thinker, is capable of strong operational and fiscal oversight and has a firm commitment to the agency’s compliance obligations.

Must have extensive knowledge and experience in: health care fee-for-service; housing or homeless services; multiple billing systems; and government contracts with tight margins.

Executive Director Organization: Lifting Up Westchester (LUW) is a multi-faceted human services organization that is a recognized influence on the way social services are provided in Westchester County. LUW was founded in 1979 with a mission to restore hope to underserved men, women and children and give respect and dignity to every person they meet. LUW serves over 4500 individuals annually by providing food, shelter, and support through programs including Neighbors Home Care Service, Open Arms Men’s Shelter, Samaritan House Women’s Shelter, Housing Services, Grace’s Kitchen, Brighter Futures Summer Day Camp, Brighter Futures After-School Mentoring, and Rainbow Outreach & Drop-In Center. Striving to turn no one away, LUW assists all those in need to achieve greater self-sufficiency. Overview of the position: LUW has enjoyed stable leadership and continued growth since its inception in 1979. With the impending retirement of the present executive director, LUW is looking to identify a dynamic leader who can navigate the ever-changing landscape of the human services sector. The executive director reports to the Board President and is responsible for ensuring that the organization consistently achieves its mission and financial viability. This person is also responsible for leading a dedicated senior management team as well as non-management staff, many who have been long-term employees of LUW. We seek a leader who is responsive to the needs of the community, adaptable to the economic environment, a dynamic networker, a sophisticated and successful fundraiser, a strategic thinker, is capable of strong operational and fiscal oversight and has a firm commitment to the agency’s compliance obligations. Must have extensive knowledge and experience in: health care fee-for-service; housing or homeless services; multiple billing systems; and government contracts with tight margins.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Leadership Oversee sound fiduciary management for all entities: organizational and program budgets, grant compliance reporting, and annual audit Set programmatic improvement and growth goals across all entities and establish outcome measurements that demonstrate program effectiveness Unify the organization across all entities and establish high performance infrastructure Maintain an organizational structure and culture for optimal employee/client/volunteer experience Ensure sound human resource practices are in place including recruitment and ongoing training and development Strategic Vision In partnership with the Board of Directors, create a strategic plan to set the overall future direction for LUW Stay abreast of internal and external trends and issues that may impact the future direction of the human and health services sectors and ensure that the Board is updated regularly Support board member roles and responsibilities and assist with creating strategies for recruiting new board members Fundraising and External Affairs Serve as the face of and key spokesperson for LUW to all external stakeholders: individual donors, foundations, government entities and local/state policymakers Develop a fundraising strategy in conjunction with the Fundraising Committee and the Development Director to ensure that diversified funding sources are established and maintained Direct and perform all negotiation and administration on new and existing contracts and grants

Qualifications: • strategic thinker with demonstrated history of executing vision • dynamic, sophisticated networker with excellent communication skills • strong leadership, team building and supervision skills • decision maker with collaborative relationship building skills • proven track record in fundraising, specifically in developing new sources and new • Types of revenue • successful experience working with government agencies • financial acumen and budget management experience • unwavering ethics and moral judgment and behavior Qualifications: An MPA or equivalent advanced degree in related field and seven to ten years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, at least five of which shall have been in a management capacity. Compensation: Commensurate with experience and highly competitive.

How to Apply: LUW is an equal opportunity employer and interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: LUW Search Committee at luw@supportcenteronline.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Visit LUW’s website at https://www.liftingupwestchester.org/

Type: Full Time

Contact: luw@supportcenteronline.org

Associate Program Director

Associate Program Director for Henry Street Settlement

Posted: Jan 20, 2017

Location: New York, NY

Program Overview: The Transitional and Supportive Housing Cluster is a $9.1M division which provides Transitional Housing and Supportive Housing to Homeless individuals and Families, victims of Domestic Violence and Formerly Homeless Individuals. Services include four shelters; two family shelters, a domestic violence shelter, a shelter for Single Women with Mental Health Issue as well as a NYNY Supportive Housing building for formerly homeless individuals with Mental Health issues. Services are provided by culturally competent staff and include case management, housing, employment, and children’s programs. These programs are designed to help individuals and families attain their fullest potential in an environment that values respect, dignity, caring and integrity. This position is within the Family Shelters and will oversee the case management, housing and other programs of our Tier II family shelters. This position reports directly to the Deputy Program Officer.

Qualifications: LMSW Minimum six (6) years post-master’s experience working with homeless families Minimum four (4) years of supervisory and case management experience with multi-problem families. Demonstrated crisis intervention and problem solving skills Knowledge of resources for housing, a plus. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, decision making, writing, and presentation skills Experience working with budgets Experience managing data bases and familiar with WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT

Responsibilities: Program Management Responsible for program planning, organizing, operations under the direction of the Program Director and DPO. Hire, supervise, train and facilitate the development of professional, support staff and students Directly supervise various levels of staff, while developing program priorities, objectives, goals and new initiatives to strengthen programming. Supervise Homeless Case Managers, Housing Specialist and various on-site programs. Review services on an ongoing basis and develop new programs as they emerge. Operations Management Ensure the smooth day-to-day running and administrative oversight of 24/7 facility including on call responsibilities Serve as liaison to the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) as well as additional funding sources, umbrella and community groups. Administer grants and provide monthly reports and statistical data to city and state agencies and other relevant groups. Provide on call administrative back-up coverage on evenings and weekends Adhere to contractual obligations and compliance updates dictated by multiple government and private funding sources to maintain contract integrity and performance Manage program aspects of fiscal oversight to program including budget, payroll, contract monitoring Monitor and update, as needed, systems policy and procedures for program including program and operation manuals Other related tasks as assigned by the Program Director & Deputy Program Officer for Transitional and Supportive Housing

Type: Full-time

Contact: jobs@henrystreet.org

Employment and Education Specialist

Employment and Education Specialist for Lantern Community Services

Posted: Jan 18, 2017

Location: Upper Manhattan, NY

Lantern Community Services’ (Lantern) 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: The Employment and Education Specialist (EES) may be required to work at least one weeknight evening with advanced notice. The EES will be required to work a total of 35 hours per week and will work at two sites in Upper Manhattan. Job Description: The Employment and Education Specialist (EES) is responsible for working with individual residents to promote education and employment as a critical component of a client’s independence. The EES will manage paperwork and maintain client files, facilitate program services and advocate for clients’ needs. The EES will assist case managers in facilitating education/vocational programming and job placement services. The EES will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team in supportive housing serving individuals impacted by mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness.

Responsibilities: • Generate sustained enthusiasm and interest in employment among clients and staff. • Assist clients with educational resources and tutoring services. • Guide the clients through the employment process, assisting with all facets of job search, placement and ongoing employment. • Assist clients with developing appropriate social skills and work habits. • Develop and access employment opportunities within the community. • Educate clients about how their benefits will be affected by earned income. • Participate in weekly meetings with mental health services staff to coordinate services and generate ideas to help clients achieve their education and employment goals. • Attend trainings and staff meetings, as required. • Document all client work in confidential electronic records. • Complete reports as directed by supervisor. • Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.

Qualifications: • MSW or Master’s Degree strongly preferred with a focus on Education, Rehabilitation Counseling or Human Services; Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years’ experience providing direct service to populations impacted by mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness is required. • Experience with employment services and/or workforce development strongly preferred. • Experience with evidence-based practices preferred. • Experience with working with young adults preferred. • Must have the ability to travel independently. • Must have the ability to multitask and coordinate services with various external programs. • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent writing ability, demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to perform complex tasks with limited supervision.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to: eesp@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: eesp@lanterncommunity.org

GRANT WRITER – ABRONS ARTS CENTER

GRANT WRITER – ABRONS ARTS CENTER for Henry Street Settlement

Posted: Jan 18, 2017

Location: New York, NY

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred Excellent written and verbal communication skills Two (2) years of grant writing experience, including experience producing large, complex government proposals, as well as foundation and corporate proposals Expertise in the arts – particularly performance, arts education, and visual arts Familiarity with the arts funding landscape Knowledge/interest in the social service sector Proven track record of securing grants is desirable Strong organization and editing skills Strong database and computer skills; familiarity with Raisers Edge a plus Strong ability to multi-task, and flexibility to take on new assignments as opportunities arise Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines Understanding of and keen interest in policy trends, the funding climate, and other forces shaping the work Ability to work both independently and to collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including program staff, executive staff, funders, and external partners

Responsibilities: Act as the chief institutional fundraising strategist and grant writer for the Obie-award winning Abrons Arts Center—which includes internationally known performance spaces and gallery programs, arts in the public schools, classes for the community in a range of disciplines, and artist-in-residence programs Create proposals for foundations, corporations, and government agencies, managing a portfolio of approximately 35 current funders. Stay informed of funding, policy, and programmatic trends in the arts Collaborate with program staff on project design and budgets Work closely with other fundraising teams at Henry Street, including the Individuals and Special Events team and the Volunteer Team, to coordinate efforts Create funding plans and ensure progress towards goals Communicate accomplishments of existing programs to funders through reports Identify potential partnership and funding opportunities across the individual, foundation, corporate, and government landscape, strategizing new ways of engagement Act as the relationship manager to external stakeholders, including current and potential funders, effectively articulating the mission, vision, goals, and core values of Henry Street Settlement (HSS) and the Abrons Arts Center (AAC) effectively to external stakeholders, including funders and partner agencies Use Raisers Edge to track all prospects, donors, proposals, reports, deadlines, and relationships Support HSS with grants and reports in other program areas as needed – employment, education, shelter, health and wellness, and seniors; work with the team to edit proposals and reports in these areas Other related duties as assigned by the Deputy Officer and Development Manager

To Apply: E-mail Cover Letter and resume to jobs@henrystreet.org. Please indicate “Grant Writer –Abrons Arts Center” in the subject line AND the website the position was found. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Henry Street Settlement is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Type: Full-Time

Contact: jobs@henrystreet.org

Program Director

Program Director for BFL

Posted: Jan 17, 2017

Location: Bronx, NY

The Director of BFL Apartments will be responsible for the operation of BFL Apartments Program,
overseeing the entire supportive housing program. The Director will supervise the Director of Social
Services for the Single and Family buildings. A minimum of four years' experience working in a
supportive housing environment and in coordinating services and supervising program staff.

The Director of BFL Apartments will be responsible for the operation of BFL Apartments Program, overseeing the entire supportive housing program. The Director will supervise the Director of Social Services for the Single and Family buildings. A minimum of four years' experience working in a supportive housing environment and in coordinating services and supervising program staff.  Collaborative relationships with our project partners, consultants and staff is a crucial for success in this position. The Director's position will require outreach skills that will help to educate policy makers, community leaders and the public about supportive housing and its impact on tenants, taxpayers and communities. The ability to effectively engage with the tenants and the tenant council is important.  The Director's responsibilities will include administrative oversight of the program, community outreach activities to disability and domestic violence organizations, local community health facilities and the local NYPD, QA monitoring and the oversight of program and certificate audits and re-certifications. A demonstrated ability to resolve conflict and crises' as they arise as well as the ability to embody BFL's Mission-based management philosophy is required.  Monthly and ad hoc meetings with tenants, partners and staff will be designed to enhance understanding an d support for supportive housing. It is important to possess the ability to incorporate the suggestions and concerns of all stakeholders where possible. This position reports to (a) Chief Operating Officer for Administrative and Staff Issues, (b) Chief Executive Officer for Programmatic issues. The Director will be a member of the management team.  The BFL Apartments Program Director is expected to embody and model behavior that is consistent with BFL's Mission/Vision Statement and BFL's Standards of Behavior.  Another key aspect to success will include sensitive navigation of crises stemming from the nature of the populations served at Supportive Housing. The safety of tenants and staff must be a visible priority always. Collegial and professional relationships must be maintained with our building management partners (Foxy Management & Alembic Community Partners). For programmatic concerns or emergencies, the Director will be expected to be available on an on-call basis.

Type: Full Time

Contact: donaldl@bflnyc.org

Program Director - Scatter Site

Program Director - Scatter Site for Breaking Ground

Posted: Jan 15, 2017

Location: Bronx, NY

Oversee the housing and clinical operations of at least 112 units of scatter-site housing throughout NYC for active substance users, frequent users of jail and shelter, long-term shelter stayers, and chronically street homeless men and women.

Oversee the housing and clinical operations of at least 112 units of scatter-site housing throughout NYC for active substance users, frequent users of jail and shelter, long-term shelter stayers, and chronically street homeless men and women. The Program Director will manage program growth and ensure compliance with funding sources, organizational goals, and all contractual requirements while ensuring that clients’ housing & clinical needs are being effectively met. Will be responsible for managing, enhancing existing and developing new tracking processes and procedures to maximize resources and ensure staff and client accountability, quality service delivery, satisfactory rent collection practices, etc. Supervises a staff of 12-15 and executes a budget of approximately 2.5 million dollars. Works closely with internal and external stakeholders including landlords, outreach and transitional housing staff, medical, substance abuse, and psychiatric service providers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Oversee daily operations and ensure all aspects of the program run effectively. Oversee effective housing operations of scatter site apartments, including maintaining & expanding housing stock, rent collection rates, development of processes & procedures, etc. Oversee effective clinical services to ensure clients remain permanently housed Liaise with government agencies and other service providers Direct supervision of office administrator, operations manager and one clinical coordinator Oversee program budgets Ensure compliance with multiple funding, programs, and audit requirements. Establish and maintain strong positive and productive working relationships, with an emphasis on positive and proactive problem-solving, with Scatter Site staff as well as colleagues in HOPs, QAC, Finance, External Affairs and Human Resources. Performs other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Significant previous supervisory experience Prior experience working with scatter site programs preferred Skilled in managing and leading staff Strong written and verbal communication skills to interface effectively and efficiently with colleagues to ensure quality services and program operations. Prior direct and supervisory experience working with homeless and challenging populations. Ideal candidate will have advanced experience in de-escalation, crisis intervention, universal precautions, and cultural competencies. Superior organization and problem-solving skills, ability to juggle multiple priorities. Masters in Social Work or related degree preferred Proficient with Microsoft Office; Experience and proficiency with case management software Prior experience with Foothold software preferred

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: FT

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

JOB FAIR - Various Positions

JOB FAIR - Various Positions for Comunilife

Posted: Jan 13, 2017

Location: Bronx, NY

COMUNILIFE IS CONTINUING TO MAKE EFFECTIVE CHANGE. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOU CAN GROW, BE CHALLENGED AND EVOLVE YOUR CAREER? EXPLORE EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS WITH US.

YOU ARE INVITED!!!

We encourage all experienced individuals to attend:  Clinical Supervisors  Program Directors  Case Managers  Music Teachers  Creative Arts Therapists  Food Handlers  Maintenance Specialists  Security Guards  Vocational Counselors  Fee for Service  Licensed Professionals: LCSW, LMSW & LMHC Please come prepared with resumes. *Bilingual applicants strongly encouraged* Positions located throughout Brooklyn, Queens & the Bronx. FEBRUARY 1, 2017 10AM – 4PM LOCATION 1041 EAST 179TH STREET BRONX, NY 10460 RSVP BY JANUARY 27TH SUSANNAH.WELBECK@COMUNILIFE.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION: CALL (718) 617- 6400 EXT. 7139 WWW.COMUNILIFE.IAPPLICANTS.COM

Type: Full-time, Part-Time, etc.

Contact: Please Contact SUSANNAH.WELBECK@COMUNILIFE.ORG

Case Manager - Domestic Violence Program

Case Manager - Domestic Violence Program for Henry Street Settlement

Posted: Jan 12, 2017

Location: New York, NY

Responsibilities:

Coordinate all social services for residents
Provide crisis intervention counseling and case management services for assigned families
Provide individual and group counseling on a variety of trauma issues with domestic violence survivors and homeless families
Conduct groups with children, teens, and adults
Interview and assess needs the family
Develop and implement a treatment plan and assist clients in developing a plan to move towards permanent housing
Advocate for legal, health, and other social services for the family and the population
Accompany residents to appointments including: public assistance, apartment viewing, interviews, lease signing, and furniture shopping when necessary
Conduct outreach and community presentations in the community as assigned
Conduct training and provide technical support in the implementation of trauma informed care and services
Maintain and develop up-to-date information and resources to meet the diverse social services and housing needs of the families
Assist clients with completing relevant applications for housing subsidies and programs. Advocate on behalf of the clients to ensure that they receive the appropriate subsidies. Connect families to other shelter and HSS programs as needed (e.g. shelter employment, youth afterschool camp, etc.)
Perform all other tasks deemed necessary at the direction of the Program supervisor to aide in the shelter’s achieving its programmatic goals
Maintain case records, group documentation, and other required documents/reports on or before deadlines
On call weekend coverage on a rotating basis for the Homeless and Domestic Violence residents
Varied work schedule based upon client and group scheduling needs
Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Program Overview: Urban Family Center provides transitional housing and supportive services for families, their children, and survivors of domestic violence. In addition to housing, residents receive on site social services, including individual/group counseling, support groups, family case management, housing search assistance and employment preparation. UFC has a seamlessly integrated, comprehensive on-site social service program that helps residents restore and rebuild their lives while managing their housing crises.

Qualifications: Minimum BA/BS/BSW; Master of Social Work (MSW) preferred Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with indigent families Experience working with the Domestic Violence and Homeless populations Knowledge of community resources Strong case management skills Strong organizational skills Good judgment and problem solving ability Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to keep calm and work well with people Knowledge of computers such as Microsoft office, Outlook, etc. Experience providing individual and/or group counseling preferred Responsibilities: Coordinate all social services for residents Provide crisis intervention counseling and case management services for assigned families Provide individual and group counseling on a variety of trauma issues with domestic violence survivors and homeless families Conduct groups with children, teens, and adults Interview and assess needs the family Develop and implement a treatment plan and assist clients in developing a plan to move towards permanent housing Advocate for legal, health, and other social services for the family and the population Accompany residents to appointments including: public assistance, apartment viewing, interviews, lease signing, and furniture shopping when necessary Conduct outreach and community presentations in the community as assigned Conduct training and provide technical support in the implementation of trauma informed care and services Maintain and develop up-to-date information and resources to meet the diverse social services and housing needs of the families Assist clients with completing relevant applications for housing subsidies and programs. Advocate on behalf of the clients to ensure that they receive the appropriate subsidies. Connect families to other shelter and HSS programs as needed (e.g. shelter employment, youth afterschool camp, etc.) Perform all other tasks deemed necessary at the direction of the Program supervisor to aide in the shelter’s achieving its programmatic goals Maintain case records, group documentation, and other required documents/reports on or before deadlines On call weekend coverage on a rotating basis for the Homeless and Domestic Violence residents Varied work schedule based upon client and group scheduling needs Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Type: Full time

Contact: jobs@henrystreet.org

Worksite Monitor

Worksite Monitor for Henry Street Settlement

Posted: Jan 12, 2017

Location: New York, NY

Qualifications:

High School Diploma/ GED required; college degree or current college enrollment preferred.
Passion for youth and community development
Experience and comfort working with youth and workplace professionals
Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Extreme attention to detail and strong multi-tasker
Ability to make deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Past experience working with Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) preferred
Ability to travel throughout NYC via public transportation
Possession of New York State Driver’s License a plus

Program Overview: The purpose of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is to provide New York City youth with summer employment and educational experiences that build on their individual strengths and incorporate youth development principles. These principles include engaging the talents and interests of youth, developing their skills and competencies, and providing positive adult role models. The goals and objectives of SYEP are: To provide a valuable work experience at job sites that are safe and well supervised To assist youth in identifying their career interests through exposure to different industries, occupations, educational pathways, and the requirements for success in each of them To enable youth to acquire positive work habits and develop employment‐related skills To facilitate the long‐term employment and self‐sufficiency of youth To enable youth to develop a greater understanding of higher education and career options available to them To enable youth to develop financial literacy and other competencies that will prepare them to succeed in their transition to adulthood

Qualifications: High School Diploma/ GED required; college degree or current college enrollment preferred. Passion for youth and community development Experience and comfort working with youth and workplace professionals Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite Strong verbal and written communication skills Ability to work independently and as a member of a team Extreme attention to detail and strong multi-tasker Ability to make deadlines in a fast-paced environment Past experience working with Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) preferred Ability to travel throughout NYC via public transportation Possession of New York State Driver’s License a plus

Responsibilities: Visit each worksite in caseload once a week, minimally. Ensure SYEP participants are satisfied with worksite placements and are completing maximum hours; contact youth as necessary to follow up on missed hours Ensure worksites are providing a safe and supportive environment to youth assigned to the site Serve as a liaison between SYEP participants and Henry Street Settlement to communicate information at regular intervals Distribute and collect participant timesheets, program evaluations and other program documents weekly • Monitor and report any issues or violations to proper personnel Complete weekly monitoring reports for each worksite assigned to caseload Participate in SYEP and worksite supervisors’ orientations. Administrative duties as necessary. Other duties as assigned by the Program Director

Type: Full time

Contact: jobs@henrystreet.org

Case Manager

Case Manager for Lantern Community Services

Posted: Jan 11, 2017

Location: Long Island, NY

Lantern Community Services’ (Lantern) 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.

Job Description: The Case Manager is responsible for working with clients towards achieving maximum independence, community integration and comprehensive physical and emotional health who have recently transitioned out of higher levels of community care. The Case Manager 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 our Scattered Site Supported Housing Program. This is a full-time contract position that will last for approximately three months.

Responsibilities: • Provides integrated counseling and case management services that effectively engage clients and promote personal growth and wellness, housing stability and accomplishment of Service Plan Goals on an ongoing basis; • Conducts home-visits in the community with clients for initial and ongoing engagement, assessment and promoting independent living skills development; • Collaborates with clients to assess strengths and challenges and develop a Service Plan that reflects clients’ progress and stated goals; • Effectively engages and works with a diverse caseload of severe and persistently mentally ill adults transitioning into independent community living from formerly higher levels of care; • Assists and provides support in the area of conflict resolution and communication for clients residing in shared apartments with fellow program recipients; • Works as a collaborative member of each client’s community based treatment providers to ensure an effective continuum of care and coordination to ensure continued mental health and housing stability; • Participates in and facilitates regular staff meetings, clinical case conferences, and/or intake meetings. • Creates and maintains confidential records, charts and logs for each resident documenting all relevant information from individual and group interventions as well as correspondence with collateral services; • Participates in 24-hour cell phone rotation. • Participates in staff team meetings and trainings, individual supervision meetings, community meetings with residents, attends offsite trainings and presents training material to program team; and • Performs other job-related functions, as assigned.

Qualifications: • BA/BS required, preferably in a related field such as social work, sociology or psychology. • New York State Driver’s License • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred. • Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing direct service to one or more of the following populations: Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Comorbid Substance Use (MICA), Community Based Mental Health Setting. • Strong history of effective engagement with clients and ability to highlight positive outcomes. • Ability to work in fast paced environment, be self-directive and take initiative in crisis management. • Comfortable and knowledgeable with working in a Housing First Model. • Theoretical and practical knowledge of Motivational Interviewing and ability to work effectively within a harm reduction approach. • 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 clients’ strengths and needs.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to swposting.li@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: swposting.li@lanterncommunity.org

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