Job Opportunities

As the only supportive housing membership organization in New York, the Network represents over 300 nonprofit, corporate and affiliate members. The following job opportunities stem from the Network and its vast membership pool. If you're a Network member and would like to see your job listed on our site, visit here.


Porter

Temporary porter for Common Ground

Posted: May 22, 2015

Location: Bronx, NY

The Housekeeper/Porter is a part of the Maintenance department that maintains the common areas of our residential buildings. Examples of common areas include offices, multi-purpose rooms, roof deck, garden, trash collection area, lobby, fitness room and sidewalks. Tenant apartments will also be cleaned. Our residential buildings help to end homelessness by providing a home to formerly homeless individuals. This is a temporary position.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the sidewalks including raking leaves and shoveling snow
  • Sweeping, mopping, washing, dusting and vacuuming
  • Cleaning individual units when vacated to prepare for occupancy
  • Sorting and separating the recyclables from other waste to comply with NYC regulations
  • Assisting the painter and the maintenance engineer when assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years maintenance/porter
  • Experience in the operation of vacuum cleaner, high speed buffer
  • High School Diploma,Trade School or equivalent

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time temporary

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10431&esid=az

Help Desk Associate - Information Technology

Help Desk Associate for Common Ground

Posted: May 22, 2015

Location: New York, NY

The Help Desk Associate is responsible for providing technical assistance and support related to Common Ground computer systems, hardware and software. Responds to queries, runs diagnostic programs, isolates problems and determines and implements solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance and support for incoming queries and issues related to systems, hardware and software. This includes telephone, web and in person support
  • Maintain daily performance of systems Install, modify and repair computer hardware and software
  • Run diagnostic programs to resolve problems
  • Resolve technical problems with Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks and other systems
  • Install computer peripherals for users
  • Activate and set up new users, deactivate former employees
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Administration of Windows 7&8, MS Office 2010/2013
  • Knowledge and experience with Active Directory
  • Experience with Office 365 and Sharepoint 2013, remote assistance software (i.e. RDP, teamviewer, VNC)
  • Competent to work with and learn a wide range of software products on a technical level.
  • Strong customer service skills and experience.
  • Must be able to work independently and make sound business decisions.
  • Strong troubleshooting and time management skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • MS, CompTia other IT certifications reviewed for relevance
  • Experience with VOIP phone systems preferred

This position will be based at our main office. He/she will also provide remote support and visit NY based sites as needed. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10432&esid=az

Painter/Handyperson

Painter/Handyperson for Henry Street Settlement

Posted: May 21, 2015

Location: New York, NY

Founded in 1972, the Urban Family Center was the country's first apartment-style temporary shelter with on-site social services for homeless families with children. Funded by the New York City Department of Homeless Services and located in a six-story walk up building on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the Center houses eighty-two homeless families in separate apartments, and provides them access to a comprehensive array of social services.

Department: Urban Family Center Start Date: As soon as possible Hours: Full-Time Salary: Commensurate with experience

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. required
  • Experience working with building maintenance and repairs
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience painting apartments and/or other common areas
  • Must be able to obtain FDNY –F80 Certificate of fitness
  • Must be mechanically inclined
  • Good writing skills
  • Experience with #2 boiler, carpentry; plumbing, painting; locksmith and electricity repairs
  • Assist in cleaning and preparing apartments for residents (including lifting and carrying furniture; kitchen appliances, etc.)
  • Availability for on call (24 hours) for emergency assistance
  • Must be able to work evening and weekends rotation

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Building Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent with maintaining repairs of the building. i.e. boiler, plumbing, cylinder changing, sheetrock, plastering tiles, floor and electrical repairs/wiring
  • Paint apartments, offices and all public areas of the facility
  • Assist maintenance staff in their duties. i.e. cleaning and preparing apartments, stairwells, lobbies and grounds as assigned by Plant Manager
  • Assisting in cleaning and preparing apartments for residents includes lifting & carrying furniture, kitchen appliances etc.
  • Maintain physical upkeep of the facility
  • Maintain inventory with department by providing monthly report to supervisor
  • Any other assigned duties by Plant Manager

To Apply email Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@henrystreet.org

In the subject line, please indicate “Painter/Handyperson” For more job opportunities: http://www.henrystreet.org/about/employment/

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: Full time

Contact: jobs@henrystreet.org

Housing First Retention Counselor

Housing First Retention Counselor for Evergreen

Posted: May 20, 2015

Location: Buffalo, NY

The Housing First Retention Counselor provides case management, housing search and counseling, and life skills training services for the Evergreen Housing First Program.  Case management services includes developing, securing, and coordinating services to meet the individual needs of program enrollees.   The Housing First Retention Counselor will serve as the liaison to the Health Home team for all matters that relate to housing needs. The Housing First Retention Counselor reports to the Director of Housing Placement and Retention Services in the Center for Community Services.  He/she serves as a member of the Housing Assistance Program team. Bachelor's degree in Human Services or Psychology and one year of experience in a housing related field. Excellent written and verbal skills are required along with high level assessment and training abilities.  Ability to develop and maintain written documentation (case notes); sensitivity to HIV/AIDS and lifestyle issues essential. 

The Evergreen Association is growing! We want employees who are bright, compassionate, and have enthusiasm for our mission. Successful candidates are innovative thinkers who are committed to making a positive impact on our WNY community. Position

Responsibilities:

  • The Housing First Retention Counselor provides case management, housing search and counseling, and life skills training services for the Evergreen Housing First Program.
  • Case management services includes developing, securing, and coordinating services to meet the individual needs of program enrollees.
  • The Housing First Retention Counselor will serve as the liaison to the Health Home team for all matters that relate to housing needs.
  • The Housing First Retention Counselor reports to the Director of Housing Placement and Retention Services in the Center for Community Services.
  • He/she serves as a member of the Housing Assistance Program team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services or Psychology and one year of experience in a housing related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills are required along with high level assessment and training abilities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain written documentation (case notes); sensitivity to HIV/AIDS and lifestyle issues essential.

Company Description: The Evergreen Association is a nonprofit, multi-agency service group with the mission of fostering healthy communities throughout Western New York. We provide medical, pharmacy, housing, mental health, nutrition, transportation, and syringe exchange services, as well as health education, health promotion, and disease-specific prevention programs to over 13,000 individuals from within our five facilities located in Buffalo and Jamestown, NY. Our staff practices an intentionally thoughtful approach to delivering improved health outcomes, particularly for individuals and families affected by poverty, addiction, stigma, and/or other significant life challenges. We specialize in serving those who are dealing with multiple chronic diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes and heart disease, mental health challenges, and substance abuse, and provide a number of services created to assist sexual minorities, whose needs are often not met by mainstream providers.

The Evergreen Association is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a diverse workforce. We encourage women and members of other minority groups, including people of color to apply. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and a generous paid time off package.

Type: Full-Time

Contact: career@evergreenhs.org

Member Services Coordinator

Member Services Coordinator for The Supportive Housing Network of New York

Posted: May 19, 2015

Location: New York City, NY

The Network represents more than 200 nonprofit organizations throughout the state that operate more than 48,000 units of supportive housing – affordable housing with on-site services for people with special needs. The Network supports its members with resources, training and technical assistance to promote best practices.  For over 25 years, the Network has effectively advocated for public policies that sustain the existing stock of supportive housing and increase development of new units throughout New York State.

The Supportive Housing Network of New York seeks a dynamic, organized, self-starter to be Member Services Coordinator. The Member Services Coordinator is responsible for assisting members and distilling community-wide issues for policy and training. The Coordinator helps market and develop trainings that address emerging community needs.  In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for expanding membership among nonprofits as well as corporate and affiliate members. The Coordinator runs the Network’s three annual events – our day-long New York State Supportive Housing Conference in June which last year had 1,300 attendees; the Awards Gala in October, which last year had 550 attendees and our Annual Meeting in March with 120 attendees. Ideally the Coordinator has strong interpersonal skills and, if not a background in, a strong affinity toward the mission of ending chronic homelessness through supportive housing. S/he should have excellent project management skills, the ability to work collaboratively and under pressure. Connection to the supportive housing community a strong plus.

Responsibilites:

  • Develop an annual plan for member services.
  • Coordinate ongoing evaluation of member services and implement changes as appropriate.
  • Responsible for the delivery of services and information to the Network’s members statewide;
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate trainings for members including program directors’ forums, workshops and other events.
  • Plan and coordinate annual NYS Supportive Housing Conference, Awards Gala and Annual Meeting; maintain work plan for each event.
  • Communicate with members on regular basis regarding issues/meetings and topics of interest, primarily through emails.
  • Coordinate solicitation for annual membership dues, including supportive housing providers, affiliate and corporate members. 
  • Analyze trends in dues payment and make recommendations regarding dues structure and membership benefits; coordinate with administrative staff on correspondence, invoicing and acknowledgements.
  • Work with the Upstate Coordinator to develop trainings, gatherings, round tables to further meet the needs of upstate members.
  • Actively participate in resolving day-to-day operational and programmatic issues.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as may be required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in administration, public policy, planning, social work or another related field
  • 3 years experience working in: a) a nonprofit operating supportive or affordable housing and/or social service programs b) a membership organization or trade association; or c) an organization that provides training/technical assistance; d) a nonprofit or for-profit company that holds large-scale conferences and/or fundraising events.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Capable project manager, able to prioritize tasks, work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to ending homelessness by meeting the growing need for supportive and affordable housing.
  • Occasional out-of-town travel, mostly in New York State.

This position offers competitive compensation and benefits commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: jobs@shnny.org

The Supportive Housing Network of New York is an equal opportunity employer.

Type: Full-time

Contact: jobs@shnny.org

Rent Administrator

Rent Administrator for Common Ground

Posted: May 18, 2015

Location: New York, NY

The Rent Administrator is responsible for overseeing the rent collection process. He/she will also work closely with tenants and social services to ensure that rent is paid in full each month. Additionally, this position will work with the Finance department to maintain accurate and timely rent records for tenants and to develop effective strategies for addressing and solving tenant rent issues. He/she also works with outside counsel and a variety of subsidy agencies. The Rent Administrator is the primary point of contact for tenant rent subsidies.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clear and comprehensive list of tenant payment plans, court stipulations, and special services entitlements related to all payments
  • Meet with tenants to answer rent related issues
  • Lead bi-weekly meetings with CUCS staff to communicate current arrears situations
  • Draft Five Day Demand notices and other pertinent legal documents
  • Coordinate additional repair and/or replacement charges with maintenance department
  • Complete, review and track all subsidy and lease renewals and changes
  • Provide residency letters for individuals as deemed appropriate
  • Coordinate appropriate legal actions and necessary court appearances with outside counsel
  • Prepare weekly reports of tenants’ rent status, reason for arrears, current court status, public assistance arrears, and contact made with the individual regarding rent issues and coordination of payment
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum three year's experience working with special needs individuals
  • Experience working with rent collection, accounting or similar environment preferred
  • Must have superior organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, handle multiple high priority task simultaneously and work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Current and active New York Notary preferred
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and database experience

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10422&esid=az

Outreach Housing Advocate - Street to Home Brooklyn/Queens

Outreach Housing Advocate for Common Ground

Posted: May 18, 2015

Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Outreach Housing Advocate works with street homeless individuals living in Brooklyn and Queens. Specifically, s/he will conduct street outreach with the objective of engaging individuals to determine their eligibility for Street to Home services and to help secure appropriate housing solutions for all people who are street homeless. If chronic, Outreach Advocate will build a relationship with client utilizing motivational interviewing to encourage client to work towards permanent housing. If not chronic, Outreach Advocate will utilize available resources to secure other housing placements. Outreach Advocate will work with a partner at all times and will spend the majority of the shift in an automobile conducting street outreach. The incumbent will respond to 311 calls and community concerns; participate in Code Blue and Code Red alerts; identify new hotspots/encampments and work to eradicate existing hot spots/encampments; conduct a bi-annual vulnerability index on all clients in their catchment area; and enter all required data into outreach database(s).

Responsibilities:

  • Engage all persons on the street who appear homeless
  • Create and maintain active registry of chronic homeless clients; non-chronic included in registry
  • Conduct vulnerability assessment
  • Attend clinical supervision and training
  • Develop and maintain recordkeeping files and databases, completion of necessary reports and data entry
  • Collaborate with Parks Dept, NYPD, DSNY, MTA, and other agencies
  • Respond to 311 calls
  • Participate in Code Blue/Red
  • Monitor encampments
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years related work experience.
  • Knowledge of local benefit agencies (Public Assistance).
  • Familiarity with substance abuse, mental health and employment issues.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and electronic record keeping
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10425&esid=az

Building Engineer

Building Engineer for Common Ground

Posted: May 18, 2015

Location: New York, NY

The Engineer is a part of the maintenance department that maintains the common areas and apartments of our residential buildings. Examples of common areas include offices, multi-purpose rooms, roof deck, garden, trash collection area, lobby, fitness room and sidewalks. Basic plumbing, wood-working, painting, and electrical work is required to maintain these spaces. Our residential buildings help to end homelessness by providing a home to formerly homeless individuals.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine and preventative maintenance/inspections daily and report on condition
  • Log and manage all work orders initiated during shift Ensure that the building's power rooms i.e. boiler, elevator rooms, electrical rooms etc. are kept in clean and safe condition
  • Perform regular and emergency electrical and plumbing repairs
  • Maintain common areas and apartments in compliance with all city, and state regulatory agencies
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years comparable work experience
  • Experience operating power tools, basic knowledge of electric and plumbing
  • Ability to lift and move furniture, appliances and stand for many hours at a time
  • Ability to climb multiple flights of stairs if elevators fail
  • High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or Trade School
  • Basic computer knowledge is a plus, not required
  • Working with special needs population preferred
  • Certificate of fitness for boiler and standpipe/sprinkler a plus

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10423&esid=az

Housing Advocate

Housing Advocate for Common Ground

Posted: May 18, 2015

Location: New York, NY

The Housing Advocate will contribute to solving homelessness by providing supportive case management and housing placement services to chronic street homeless individuals in our Manhattan catchment area (As defined through Common Ground's partnership with the Manhattan Outreach Consortium). Specifically, s/he will work with the client to deliver comprehensive housing placement and case management services that include but are not limited to obtaining a TB test, securing income (in collaboration with the Entitlements Unit), obtaining identification, completing psychosocial assessments, facilitating psychiatric evaluations, complete the HRA 2010e and other appropriate housing applications, and to secure safe haven, stabilization bed, and ultimately permanent housing placement. The Housing Advocate will build a relationship with client utilizing motivational interviewing to encourage client to work towards permanent housing. The Housing Advocate will also work with anyone who is street homeless in the Street to Home catchment area to the extent that it is in compliance with program operations and agency mission. The Housing Advocate is required to respond to 311's during his/her shift and canvass for clients during cold/hot weather alerts. The Housing Advocate will work closely with clients, members of the Street to Home team, including the Clinical Coordinator, and partner agencies to prepare clients for permanent housing.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage chronically street homeless individuals on the streets of Manhattan
  • Assess clients for appropriate housing environment
  • Complete housing applications
  • Escort clients to appointments to obtain benefits, medical checkups, etc.
  • Communicate with team members through progress notes, program databases, reports, staff meetings, and weekly clinical supervision
  • Liaison with other service providers on behalf of clients
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Preference given to those with experience working among homeless men and women
  • Excellent interpersonal and problems solving skills
  • Bilingual Spanish and English preferred
  • Valid NY state driver's license
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, dynamic team environment and willingness to shift easily between various responsibilities.
  • This position will require street outreach and engagement of homeless individuals.
  • Available shifts may include 5:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10418&esid=az

Residential Aide

Residential Aide at Common Ground

Posted: May 18, 2015

Location: Montrose, NY

The Residential Aide is responsible for assisting in and ensuring effective front office operations of the Montrose facility. He/she is also responsible for performing clerical duties in accordance with the office procedures of the program and maintaining program stability by providing support, assistance and monitoring of premises.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor residents; making hourly rounds with security wand, and maintaining a safe, stable housing environment Provide residents with access to their medication
  • Answer telephone calls, direct calls, take messages, answer questions, and provide information Report and document incidents, provide crisis intervention and communicate with On-call management team
  • Responsible for record keeping including documentation of daily attendance, shift report, bed count, visitors, writing progress notes as needed, etc
  • Greet persons entering establishment, determine nature and purpose of visit, and direct or escort them to specific destinations.
  • Circulate among residents and visitors to preserve order and protect property.
  • Complete Urine Drug Screen (UDS) collection/assignment, conduct property and room searches as needed Screen residents and visitors packages to prevent passage of prohibited articles into residence
  • Transport residents using company vehicle, to and from appointments in the community and as directed by program management.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Two years related experience working in the same or similar environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in CPR and First Aid certifications a plus
  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License
  • Experience working with homeless population and with Veterans preferred

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10419&esid=az

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