Job Opportunities

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Program Director

Program Director for Supported SRO at Geel Community Services.

Posted: Apr 16, 2014

Location: The Bronx, NY

Supported Housing SRO Program in N. Bronx. Responsible for program and facility management, clinical and administrative duties, staff supervision and training.

The Program Director will be responsible for program and some facility management. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, clinical and administrative duties. Clinical duties include admissions, staff supervision and training. Facility management responsibilities are shared with the Director of Property Management and include collaborating with public and private funding entities to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Education: MSW REQUIRED. (LMSW preferred). 
  • Experience: Applicant must have at least 3 years of post graduate experience working with this population (adult SPMI, low income, formerly homeless) in a similar setting, one of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity. Property management (including tax credits) experience is preferred.
  • Physical Requirements/ Limitations: Applicant must be able to access areas above first floor of facility.
  • All Direct Care Staff must be able to demonstrate proper cleaning and apartment maintenance methods to residents in addressing their activities of daily living.

Salary: Up to $60,000/year, based on qualifications and experience

How to Apply:

Go to Careers page of website for details: www.geelcs.org.

EOE M/F/D/V

Type: Full Time

Contact: http://www.geelcs.org/employment/jobemp/index/14

Property Management Regional Coordinator

Property Management Regional Coordinator at HELP USA.

Posted: Apr 16, 2014

Location: Newark, NJ

HELP USA, a nationally recognized leader in the provision of transitional housing, residential and social services, seeks a Director of Property Management to oversee the day-to-day operations of three permanent housing programs (147 units) in Newark, NJ.

Candidates must demonstrate proven success at rent collection and significant professional experience with Yardi Voyager. Candidates must have a background in tax credit compliance, rent-ups and property management. We will only consider candidates who have proven supervisory, staff development, and budget and financial management skills.

HELP USA is committed to providing employment opportunities for our nation’s veterans and we encourage veterans to apply for this position.

EOE. A Drug Free Workplace.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume with cover letter to DLeung@HelpUSA.org.

Type: Full Time

Contact: DLeung@HelpUSA.org

Social Worker - Safer Haven

Social Worker - Safer Haven at Comunilife.

Posted: Apr 15, 2014

Location: The Bronx, NY

Comunilife, Inc., is a multiservice, not for profit agency that provides a continuum of mental health, social services and housing to persons living with HIV/AIDS and/or mental illness, and substance abuse. Comunilife is opening a new project, the Safer Haven Project, which will provide transitional residential services to formerly homeless persons who are seriously mentally ill with co-occurring substance abuse disorders and chronic health conditions.

Comunilife is seeking to fill this full time position. This position and the qualifications are highlighted below. In addition to the individual qualifications, the applicant hired for this Project must be able participate in program evaluation activities and deliver (or learn to deliver) services using evidence-based practices, including Individualized Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT); the Multicultural Relational Approach™; Wellness Self-Management (WSM); Motivational Interviewing (MI); and Individualized Wellness Plans (IWP).   The project is located in two Bronx sites and the staff will travel between both locations via transportation provided by Comunilife.

Responsibilities:

As a member of the Comprehensive Case Management (CCM) Team, the Social Worker will conduct psychiatric and other assessments and develop and implement person-centered treatment plans, and supportive services for formerly homeless residents in the Safer Haven program who are seriously mentally ill adults with co-occurring substance abuse disorders and/chronic health conditions. Services shall include individual and group counseling; assisting clients in achieving and maintaining functional improvements in self-care, employment, personal relationships, and housing stability; and providing discharge planning and services.

Qualifications:

Must have an MSW and at least three years prior experience working with persons who are formerly homeless, diagnosed with mental illness, living with HIV/AIDS and chronic health conditions. At least two years prior supervisory experience is preferred, and must be able to participate in program evaluation activities and deliver (or learn to deliver) services using evidence-based practices, including Individualized Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT); the Multicultural Relational Approach; Wellness Self-Management (WSM); Motivational Interviewing (MI); and Individualized Wellness Plans (IWP). Experience providing individual and group counseling; experience designing and facilitating psycho-educational groups is helpful. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com.

Type: Full Time

Contact: http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Housing Advocate

Outreach Housing Advocate for Common Ground's Street to Home program.

Posted: Apr 11, 2014

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).

Essential Duties:

  • 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:

  • 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 preferred, in Social Work or a related field.
  • Microsoft Office Suite and electronic record keeping.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Common Ground is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Type: Full Time

Contact: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/commonground/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10257&esid=az

Security Guard

Security Guard for Comunilife.

Posted: Apr 10, 2014

Location: The Bronx, NY

Responsible for the safety and support of the Residence clients and staff. Job includes ensuring, safety of the residents;  safety of the staff’s working conditions; and protecting the Program facility.  Required to cover nights and weekends, as needed.  Other responsibilities include working harmoniously with Program staff in accordance with Comunilife principles and guidelines. 

Duties:

  • Continually monitors the front door.
  • Check all incoming/out coming traffic of clients, visitors and staff. Security must also check to make sure the client is not taking out with him/her any Program private property.
  • Maintain log entries on incoming and outgoing traffic. 
  • Notification to program staff of security violations, and when necessary to the NYPD (New York Police Department). Must make sure that client is not bringing in alcoholic beverages, contraband drugs, weapons or any electronic equipment such as computers, air conditioners, and others.
  • Follow procedures to secure, report, control and dispose of confiscated contraband, i.e., alcoholic beverages, drugs with intention to deal.
  • Patrol the building and outside courtyards at least one every three hours during the day and once every hour during evening and nights, as scheduled. This includes halls, stairs, and public bathrooms.
  • Clear public areas of loitering residents.
  • Report to the Assistant Program Director any unusual violation of house rules.
  • Keep log entries of violations of house rules.

Qualifications:

  • Education: H.S. diploma required and Certification as indicated below.
  • Experience: One year related work experience required. Experience working with homeless, mentally ill or substance abuse population is a plus.
  • Certification: 8 and 16 Hour Security Guard Training Certificate. If permanent must obtain Security Guard License in six months of becoming permanent.

How to Apply:

Please send resume via email to rjordan@comunilife.org.

Type: Full Time Temporary

Contact: rjordan@comunilife.org

Maintenance Specialist

Maintenance Specialist at Comunilife.

Posted: Apr 10, 2014

Location: The Bronx, NY

Comunilife is a premier provider of housing, mental health, and HIV/AIDS services in New York City. Our programs benefit more than 2,500 people each year – helping  them overcome challenges related to extreme poverty; chronic homelessness; serious behavioral and medical issues; and, linguistic and acculturation barriers.

Our staff members work with a supportive team of supervisors and peers, receive in-depth training and ongoing opportunities for professional development, and, are part of an organization that recognizes, celebrates, and promotes personal and cultural strengths.

Responsible for the overall cleanliness, repair, and safety of facilities used for congregate, supported and transitional housing, scatter site programs and office spaces. Move clients furniture and personal effects as required. Includes general mechanical repairs; apartment type heating and cooling systems; painting; and minor construction skills; such as dry walling, painting and patching and plugging holes; and attending to grounds; including snow and debris removal. Must also be able to perform routine maintenance functions including light plumbing such as unclogging drains, replacing washers, plugging leaks; light electrical repairs including changing bulbs and replacing switches; lock replacement and repair ; tile and wood floor replacement as needed; carpentry including interior renovations and ductwork; and all preventive maintenance tasks. Must be proficient with common power and hand tools. Must be knowledgeable about, and capable of complying with general City regulations regarding garbage collection, snow removal, and street cleanliness. Must be able to keep accurate inventory of supplies by tracking usage and re-ordering through administrative personnel. Must also perform cleaning such as floors, bathrooms etc.

Qualifications:

In addition to being able to perform the duties above must have at least one-year of general maintenance experience. Must be able to work harmoniously with staff at all levels and clients and to lift at least 50 lbs, and walk, stand, push or pull, climb stairs and ladders frequently, bend, carry goods including furniture, supplies and equipment and exert all other medium to heavy physical effort. High School Diploma or GED preferred. Must understand verbal and written instructions in English.

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com.

Type: Full Time

Contact: http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer at Providence House.

Posted: Apr 09, 2014

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Background:

Providence House, Inc. is a faith-based, woman-focused nonprofit organization that helps transform the lives of homeless, abused and formerly incarcerated women and their children - one family at a time. Founded in 1979 by four Sisters of St. Joseph, Providence House’s services and programs today provide shelter and support to more than 160 homeless and formerly incarcerated women and their children daily through its network of 10 transitional residences, individual apartments and permanent supportive housing located in Brooklyn, Queens and New Rochelle, New York. Providence House’s four core values of community, non-violence, compassion and hospitality are the underpinning to all of its programs and its mission of helping its residents break the cycle of homelessness and return to incarceration. Unique in its model of small, congregate transitional facilities, Providence House is still powered by the religious Sisters who founded the organization, many of whom live in the same housing as clients, sharing dinners, providing counsel and acting as mentors in a more intimate experience than what is typical within a more institutional rehabilitation model. Providence House has an annual budget of approximately $4.5m, a senior team of six and a staff of approximately 60.

 

The Position:

Providence House seeks a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process-minded Chief Operating Officer with a minimum of five years in a senior leadership capacity. Reporting to the Executive Director, the COO will lead all internal operations with three direct reports: the Controller, Director of Administration and Director of Programs. He/she will aid the organization in enhancing its infrastructure to deepen services in order to best serve a changing population and to ensure and improve program quality through staff training and oversight.

As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of Providence House and be driven by its mission. Providence House seeks a candidate with proven experience in growing a multi-site organization and a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a dedicated and diverse team. Experience in managing a “values-driven” organization will be highly prized.

For More Information:

Please contact: Mary Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Jennifer Thorne, Associate DRG, Inc. 130 E. 40th Street, New York, New York 10016

Tel: (212) 983-1600 – Fax: (212) 983-1687

E-mail: jthorne@drgnyc.com

Visit us at: www.drgnyc.com

Type: Full Time

Contact: jthorne@drgnyc.com

Music Teacher Volunteer

Volunteer Music Teacher at Comunilife.

Posted: Apr 08, 2014

Location: Brooklyn and The Bronx, NY

Responsible for teaching entry level (in varied instruments or one particular instrument such as acoustic guitar, to Latina teens, ages 12-17, in a group and individual setting. Must be able to develop an appropriate curriculum and help prepare the students for public performances. Lessons will take place in the late afternoon/early evening and Saturdays. Spanish speaking a plus.

Essential Functions and Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop age appropriate lesson plans.
  • Conduct group (and possibly individual) lessons.
  • Work with program staff, including the program coordinator and creative arts therapists to ensure that the goals of students are being met.
  • Help prepare the students for public performances including holiday concerts and annual Comunilife Anniversary Breakfast.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Some experience in the instruction of varied instruments instrument, but open to someone experienced in one instrument).
  • Patience for students with no music background.
  • Ability to relate to adolescent girls.

Job Specifications:

  • Education and Experience Requirement(s): Experienced or currently enrolled college student with teaching experience.
  • Bilingual- Spanish preferred.
  • Hours: Two hours per day within hours listed, Mon and Wed, from 3:30pm – 7:30pm and Sat 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Location: Comunilife’s Life is Precious Program: 113 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206 and/or 4419 Third Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457.
  • Certifications & Licenses Preferred: None

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com.

Type: Volunteer

Contact: http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Housing Intern

Affordable housing compliance intern at Comunilife.

Posted: Apr 07, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Founded in 1989, Comunilife has grown into one of NYC's best respected community based health and housing service providers. Comunilife supports the needs of more than 3,000 low income and vulnerable New Yorkers. Comunilife is a not-for-profit organization that owns, manages, and develops affordable and supportive housing in The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.

Comunilife is seeking an individual with great organization skills who is not afraid to tackle a big project.  As an intern you will be given the opportunity to learn about the Affordable Housing Industry and State Regulatory Agency requirements. The intern will assist and support the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance Manager with ensuring compliance requirements are met for all the affordable housing programs.

The Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Modify and improve current filing system for multiple locations.
  • Sort or classify information according to regulatory guidelines.
  • Duplicate tenant files for Central Office location (heavy photocopying and scanning).
  • Creating electronic files.
  • Add new documents to file records and create new records as necessary.
  • Perform periodic inspections of files in order to ensure correct placement.

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Travel is required within The Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
  • You will become knowledgeable in Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Project based Section 8 subsidy and the understanding of State Agency regulatory compliance.

Details:

  • Internship is unpaid.
  • Position begins immediately.
  • Hours/Schedule is negotiable

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com.

Type: Part Time Internship

Contact: http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Health Care Coordinator

Health Care Coordinator at Comunilife.

Posted: Apr 07, 2014

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Comunilife is a premier provider of housing, mental health, and HIV/AIDS services in New York City. Our programs benefit more than 2,500 people each year – helping  them overcome challenges related to extreme poverty; chronic homelessness; serious behavioral and medical issues; and linguistic and acculturation barriers. Our staff members enjoy the benefits of working with a supportive team of supervisors and peers; of receiving in-depth training and ongoing opportunities for professional development; and of being part of an organization that recognizes, celebrates, and promotes personal and cultural strengths.

We are looking for a Health Care Coordinator for our Prospect Residence. Prospect Residence is Comunilife’s first residence for seniors and for mixed populations. Located in the Bronx, this seven-story “green” building has 60 studio apartments: 35 tenants are older New Yorkers with HIV/AIDS and 25 are low-income seniors from the community.

The Health Care Coordinator is responsible for providing health education and counseling to the HIV/AIDS clients. The Health Care Coordinator must be capable of comprehending complex public health issues and have the ability to articulate recommended prevention strategies.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducting health assessments and, in collaboration with case managers, assisting in the development of long and short term health related goals.
  • Providing assistance in accessing primary medical care; assistance with adherence to medication regiments; activities for daily living; nutritional services; prevention with positives; and other necessary services to clients to increase their capacity for independent living. Also, monitor and ensure that clients are linked to needed services.
  • Maintaining an ongoing awareness of clients’ medical conditions so that services are appropriate to changing needs.
  • Coordinating health & medical services with the Clinical Team on as needed basis.
  • Informing clients of clinical trial programs in HIV/AIDS Programs. Providing clients and staff with ongoing health information. Coordinating and disseminating health information to a wide array of community groups via general correspondence, email, and grassroots outreach.
  • Responsible for weekly groups following the Wellness Self-Management model and regarding new research and modalities related to HIV/AIDS health issues. Representing Comunilife in an array of public meetings to promote effective public and HIV/AIDS strategies. Organizing and implementing workshops for clients and staff on health issues especially HIV/AIDS. Networking with community based organizations to improve quality of life for residents. Serving as liaison to the public, ensuring that interactions with Comunilife are efficient and customer-service oriented.
  • Providing quarterly training to staff on current HIV/AIDS issues and infection control. Recruiting, coordinating and selecting appropriate HIV/AIDS speakers to enhance outreach work, especially to non-English community.
  • Providing all pertinent documentation in clinical chart including medical and nutritional assessments.
  • Assisting in the development and organization of an annual agency wide client conference.
  • Accompanying clients to medical visits and providing relevant HIV/AIDS education, as needed.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of health issues, i.e., principles and practices of Health Education, and the HIV/AIDS Program regulations.
  • Responsible, organized, effective and efficient.
  • Ability to perform within a team and accomplish multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Communication skills (effective listening, verbal and written).
  • Community minded, patient, creative, flexible, compassionate, and culturally sensitive to persons who are diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with other Comunilife employees, Federal, State, and City officials, professional and technical groups, clients, and the general public.

Requirements:

  • BSW- Nursing, Bachelors of Science/Health Education/Public Health preferred; and two (2) years full-time satisfactory experience in (a) developing public health education materials, planning educational presentations or workshops, evaluating health education programs (b) presenting public health education programs; and/or (c) counseling in areas such as communicable diseases, substance abuse, assault, sexual abuse, and/or family planning.
  • Preference given to persons with direct HIV/AIDS work experience.
  • Bilingual, bicultural in Spanish preferred.
  • HIV/AIDS certificates/trainings or experience with Community Health Education/Public Health.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent and comprehensive program of benefits for eligible employees that include: health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, pension, 401K and paid time off. To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com.

Type: Full Time

Contact: http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

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