Job Opportunities

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Housing Specialist/Case Manager

Housing Specialist/Case Manager for Henry Street

Posted: Oct 01, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Since 1893, Henry Street has delivered the most effective, compassionate and comprehensive services possible to residents of the Lower East Side. As a multifaceted not-for-profit, Henry Street provides innovative social services, arts programs and healthcare services from 17 locations throughout the Lower East Side. Building upon its legacy for innovation and effective programming, Henry Street has grown to offer more than 50 different programs, currently making it one of the most comprehensive settlement house in New York City, as well as one of the City’s largest social service agencies. Henry Street is governed by a 45-member Board of Directors and is supported by government grants and contracts, as well as foundation, corporate and individual support. 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all social services for residents including working interactively in the development of Independent Living Plan (ILP) service plans
  • Provide individual/family counseling
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling
  • Formulate service plans and goals and assist clients to implement service plans
  • Development and implementation of employability plan with residents and agencies employment program
  • Ensure shelter’s rules and regulations are communicated to residents and that clients understand and work towards meeting their responsibilities as outlined in their Independent Living Plan (ILP)
  • Accompany residents to appointments including: public assistance, apartment viewing, interviews, lease signing, and furniture shopping when necessary
  • Maintain and develop up-to-date information and resources to meet the diverse social services and housing needs of Helen’s House families
  • Assist clients in developing an independent living plans (ILP) to move families towards permanent housing
  • Must have housing agents/realtor bank as well as to make contacts with new Landlords, Brokers, and other housing agents
  • Establish and develop new linkages with real estate brokers and landlords; maintain an active roster of real estate brokers and landlords; make contacts with landlords and other housing agents
  • 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
  • Assist families seeking apartments in the public and private sector.
  • Place a minimum of (3) three families per quarter into permanent housing
  • Facilitate Housing Workshops for families, as needed
  • Perform all other tasks deemed necessary at the direction of the Program supervisor to aide in the shelter’s achieving its programmatic goals
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with indigent families
  • Experience working with homeless population
  • Experience working with the DHS CARES system
  • 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.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of team concepts preferred

To Apply email Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@henrystreet.org In the subject line, please indicate “Housing Specialist/Case Manager” 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

Educational Associate

Educational Associate for Henry Street Settlement

Posted: Sep 29, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Since 1893, Henry Street has delivered the most effective, compassionate and comprehensive services possible to residents of the Lower East Side. As a multifaceted not-for-profit, Henry Street provides innovative social services, arts programs and healthcare services from 17 locations throughout the Lower East Side. Building upon its legacy for innovation and effective programming, Henry Street has grown to offer more than 50 different programs, currently making it one of the most comprehensive settlement house in New York City, as well as one of the City’s largest social service agencies. Henry Street is governed by a 45-member Board of Directors and is supported by government grants and contracts, as well as foundation, corporate and individual support. 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver clear and engaging educational lessons that fit the need of student
  • Must be able to differentiate curriculum based on the need of the student (this includes but not limited to learning level, behavior and attention span)
  • Use regular formal and informal educational assessments to ensure that students achieve and maintain mastery of all contents being taught
  • Establish and maintain strong lines of communication with parents
  • Work collaboratively with the schools of the students that you are providing services to (meeting with teachers during pick up, send and receive email information)
  • Write statistical reports and keep accurate records
  • Provide one and one and group tutoring to all grade levels
  • Provide assessment and individual and group counseling to at risk children
  • Escort children to trips and special programming; assist and accompany students to creative arts programs, computer workshops, and other special youth trips
  • Maintain written records of documented incidents, accidents, group attendance, and complete group summary and statistical records
  • Develop a curriculum that will help to build and develop youth esteem during counseling and group activity
  • Monitor and track students’ behavior
  • Help children complete homework
  • Check and monitor student attendance
  • Assist with supervision of evening program, recreation, and special events
  • Work with the Youth Social Worker to provide educational plans for the children
  • Enhance the developmental and educational growth of the children
  • Work collaboratively with, parents, teachers, schools, care providers, caseworkers and other professionals to support struggling students
  • Develop and refine assessment tools and procedures
  • Develop and implement lesson plans
  • Research and implement educational technologies as tools for individualized student support
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications Include:

  • BA in education is required
  • At lease (4) years of experience working with at risk children in a recreational setting
  • Deep commitment to supporting the well-being of children and young adults
  • Must be able to write comprehensive reports and develop learning plans for implementation at home and during programming
  • Classroom experience in supporting learners of all ages, grade levels, and subject area from a variety of backgrounds and settings
  • Must be familiar with the Common core standards
  • Work with students individually and in group settings
  • Good oral communication and excellent writing skills
  • Must have good interpersonal skills, judgment and problem solving ability

To Apply email Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@henrystreet.org In the subject line, please indicate “Educational Associate” 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: Henrystreet.org

Housekeeper

Housekeeper for Henry Street Settlement

Posted: Sep 24, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Since 1893, Henry Street has delivered the most effective, compassionate and comprehensive services possible to residents of the Lower East Side. As a multifaceted not-for-profit, Henry Street provides innovative social services, arts programs and healthcare services from 17 locations throughout the Lower East Side. Building upon its legacy for innovation and effective programming, Henry Street has grown to offer more than 50 different programs, currently making it one of the most comprehensive settlement house in New York City, as well as one of the City’s largest social service agencies. Henry Street is governed by a 45-member Board of Directors and is supported by government grants and contracts, as well as foundation, corporate and individual support. The Third Street Women's Shelter is a six-story structure with a basement level constructed of masonry and steel. Built c. 1960 with approximately 25,000 square feet, it was originally owned and operated as the New York City Pre-Natal Homeless Women's Shelter.

In 1997, the Department of Homeless Services contracted with the Henry Street Settlement to allow the Settlement to assume all program and operating responsibilities. Housing for homeless single adult women is provided in congregate style with 79 individual living cubicles and beds. Additional space is available for community meals, vocational and educational services, program participation, private consultation, and administrative offices.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with keeping building in compliance with regulatory and monitoring agencies (NYC Department of Health, NYC Fire Department, Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance [OTDA], Department of Homeless Services [DHS] and Callahan)
  • Assist with maintaining a sanitary environment
  • Clean stairwells and lobbies in a six (6) story walk-up building twice a week
  • Assist in keeping all areas in bathroom clean daily
  • Clean all offices on a daily basis to ensure cleanliness
  • Assist in keeping common areas clean (i.e offices and bathrooms)
  • Maintain cleanliness of floors (mopping and scrubbing corners)
  • Dust borders on wall (telephones, windows, windowsills and televisions)
  • Help with garbage removal daily
  • Prepare client’s areas for intake and discharge
  • Help clean and prepare cubicles for move-ins and move-outs
  • Report any equipment or materials that need repair
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications Include:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Three (3) year experience working in building maintenance
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule
  • Must be able to lift and move heavy objects

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@henrystreet.org. Indicate "Housekeeper" in subject of e-mail. 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

Case Manager - OMH Queens

Case Manager for Comunilife

Posted: Sep 22, 2014

Location: Queens, NY

Comunilife, Inc. 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 Office of Mental Health (OMH) supported housing program provides housing and case management services for chronic mentally ill adults. Participants are referred from state psychiatric institutions, community residences, hospitals, and from local shelters and agencies. The program secures permanent, supported housing for participants and provides them with case management and related services.

We are looking for Case Managers to secure available, affordable, and appropriate community-based housing options for people with serious mental illness, and to provide housing-related case management services for our clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting clients with securing housing, including communicating with landlords, and signing leases.
  • Conducting apartment inspections to identify safety issues and needed repairs.
  • Facilitating moves to new apartments.
  • Developing service plans with clients with goals addressing housing, living, health/mental health and multicultural issues.
  • Scheduling and conducting home visits.
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with clients regarding housing, independent living issues, and compliance with mental health/medical appointments and medication.
  • Writing weekly case notes related to service plan goals and objectives.
  • Completing required forms (home visit sheets, employment surveys, hospitalization, incidents, etc.)
  • Requesting and reviewing annual psychiatric and physical assessments and requesting current prescribed medication and hospital discharge forms from external providers
  • Writing annual psychosocial reports
  • Updating client personal data, including emergency and family contacts and service providers
  • Collecting rent receipts and calculating client and agency rent portions due to lease/income/benefit/household composition changes and requesting payments to the landlord
  • Requesting contingency funds to prevent clients from losing their housing and helping clients to obtain and maintain entitlements
  • Educating and coaching clients about independent living and understanding housing issues, including money management, tenant rights and responsibilities.
  • Providing referrals for community-based services.
  • Coordinating housing case management services with the client's other treatment and service providers and Health Homes.
  • Conducting intakes.
  • Facilitating relevant groups and client and staff workshops.
  • Completing assigned paper work, managing client files, and keeping files in compliance at all times.
  • Handling assigned case load
  • Being on call for 24/7 emergencies (via agency provides beeper or cell)
  • Solid clinical experience with adults with serious and persistent mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
  • Ability to build relationships with clients, service providers and other Comunilife programs.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
  • Candidate must be community minded and have excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, experience working with a diverse group of people, and customer service orientation.

Qualifications Include:

  • Minimum BSW or BA or BS in Health/Human Services, Forensic Psychology, Psychology and one (1) year experience working with mentally ill people.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of DSM-IV diagnoses, mental illness, substance abuse, mental health system and programs, bilingual in Spanish, a plus.

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: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Facilities & Procurement Coordinator

Facilities and Procurement Coordinator for Comunilife

Posted: Sep 22, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Facilities and Procurement Coordinator is responsible for designing, managing, and implementing the procurement process; overseeing and ensuring the accuracy of all facilities invoicing and expenditures; monitoring and  handling all facility inspections, equipment service requirements, and securing all permits, registrations, etc.  This position is also responsible for fleet management including, inspections, registrations, repairs, and maintains the authorized drivers list for the organization.  Works collaboratively with other members of the facilities team, and with program and administrative staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Participating in designing, managing, and coordinating the implementation of the procurement processes by vetting, contacting, tracking, responding to works orders regarding, and monitoring vendors providing goods and services, such as exterminators, inspectors, maintenance, or repairpersons for fire alarms, elevators, copiers, washer/dryer machines, and all other vendors providing goods or services to Comunilife offices or residences. Maintain records of same.
  • Tracking, monitoring, and implementing systems related to agency vehicle usage including, repair invoices; work orders; gas card usage; vehicle inspections, registration, and parking permits; as well as insurance and leasing information. Tracking vehicle usage per program and prepare monthly reports for the Director of Facilities approval.
  • Updating food permits for facilities that are providing meals such as DRI, Crotona Park North, and SHII and any other such facility.
  • Designing and managing the requisition process by approving purchase requisitions; maintaining records; and finding cost effective vendors
  • Receiving, tracking, and monitoring janitorial and maintenance supplies deliveries.
  • Managing contracts for equipment office equipment, including contract compliance, service, and inventory.
  • Managing all vendor service contracts and insurance certificates, including ensuring they are current.
  • Manage invoicing procedures, including preparing, recording, and tracking financial requests and collecting, tracking, and accounting for all facilities purchases, such as the Home Depot and gas credit cards
  • Coordinating with finance (accounts payable) as necessary to ensure the timely payment of invoices.
  • Managing pantry, including distributions and maintaining records.
  • Ensure that all building inspections are completed in a timely manner. Inspections include but are not limited to: boilers, sprinklers, fire extinguishers, control fire panels, elevators, cameras, copiers, and printers.
  • Make sure all facilities are in compliance with the Department of Housing Preservation (HPD), Department of Buildings, Department of Finance, Environmental Control Board (ECB), and New York Fire Department standards.
  • Manage the notification of all violations and their corrections; maintain records and reports of same; and upload information and documentation necessary to Compliance website: SiteCompli. Must be able to navigate SiteCompli website. (http://www.sitecompli.com/)
  • Managing cell phones, including contracts with vendors and employees, distribution of phones; telephone services, cancellations, repairs , etc
  • Monitoring on a spreadsheet all facilities expenses monthly, including utilities bills for, water, cable, and phone bills.
  • Assisting in establishing and maintaining an inventory of furniture, equipment, and supplies.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Generalized administrative background with specific knowledge of procurement, budgeting, and
  • Strong management and people skills-principles. Experience working within a Facilities Maintenance and Purchasing Department.
  • Exhibit good judgment, practical day-to-day experience working with a diverse group of people, and hardworking.
  • Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Creativity and latitude.
  • Strong written and verbal skills, organizational excellence, and team-oriented.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
  • Previous experience in a confidential administrative role with the ability to work well independently and ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Undergraduate degree and at least three years of related work experience managing procurement or handling similar facilities duties regarding correcting violations; ensuring inspections, managing a fleet, etc. Education may be substituted for equivalent experience. Therefore, if the applicant has an AA Degree, must have 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Generally, nonphysical, but may require some lifting of supplies or equipment up to 50 lbs.
  • General office environment. Field work will also likely be necessary

To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Type: Full-time

Contact: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Director of Housing Management

Director of Housing Management for Comunilife

Posted: Sep 22, 2014

Location: New York, NY

The Director of Housing Management  is responsible for procuring and maintaining adequate, affordable apartments for all of Comunilife's Scatter Site housing programs within the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. This position manages the leasing process and will be the point person for all Property Management  issues. The Director of Housing Management will report to the Senior Vice President for Programs and work primarily out of the Agency's Bronx office but will also spend time in the field. 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that Comunilife maintains an adequate number of apartments to meet the agency's contractual obligations;
  • Develops and maintains a wide network of landlords throughout New York City.
  • Maintains database in Salesforce- includes; new leases, lease renewals, rent adjustments, de-leasing etc...
  • Works with Salesforce consultants to redesign Salesforce platform.
  • Monitors rent payments & security deposits
  • Manages new leases, expired leases, and lease renewals
  • Negotiates reasonable rents
  • Closely tracks all "month to month" units
  • Works with outside legal support as needed
  • Works closely with Programs, Maintenance Dept & Finance
  • Develops & Maintains relationships with Landlords
  • Researches new apartments
  • Ensures that all units are vacated & surrendered according to procedure
  • Produce weekly and monthly housing reports as needed
  • Supervises Assistant Housing Managers and other designated staff
  • Assists Senior Vice President for Programs, as needed

Qualifications Include:

  • Broad knowledge of the New York City rental practices/policies.
  • Developed administrative skills. Strong management skills-principles and people. Experienced working with multiple types of service programs.
  • Exhibit good judgment, practical day-to-day experience working with a diverse group of people, and hardworking.
  • Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Creativity and latitude.
  • Strong written and verbal skills, organizational excellence, and team-oriented.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
  • Ability to work well independently and ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience;
  • Experience maintaining a complex database
  • Ability to cold call property owners and management to introduce the agency and establish business relationships;
  • Familiarity with New York rental practices;
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Extensive field work is required.
  • Valid NYS drivers license required

To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Type: Full-time

Contact: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Assistant Housing Manager

Assistant Housing Manager for Comunilife

Posted: Sep 19, 2014

Location: New York, NY

The Assistant Housing Manager will help procure appropriate, affordable apartments for Comunilife's Scatter Site housing programs in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. The Assistant Housing Manager will report to the Sr. Housing Manager and work primarily out of the Agency's Bronx office but will spend considerable time in the field (all boroughs).  

Responsibilities:

  • Visit apartments to determine if they are appropriate for Comunilife clients.
  • Follow up on leads for potential leads for potential apartments
  • Create list of needed repairs for new apartments
  • Follow up with building supers and management companies on repairs
  • Accompanies maintenance staff on final inspections
  • Accompanies program staff when showing apartments to Comunilife clients
  • Enter data into database using Salesforce platform (training will be provided)
  • Ensure that agency policies are followed during lease up and de-leasing
  • Assist Sr. Housing Manager as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Include:

  • Generalized background with broad knowledge of NYC renting and leasing practices
  • Well-developed administrative skills. Strong management skills-principles and people. Experienced working with multiple types of service programs.
  • Exhibit good judgment, practical day-to-day experience working with a diverse group of people, and hardworking.
  • Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Creativity and latitude.
  • Strong written and verbal skills, organizational excellence, and be able to function in a team as well as individually.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
  • Previous experience in a confidential administrative role with the ability to work well independently and ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Must be familiar with New York rental practices and have a valid NYS driver’s license.
  • Bilingual a plus but is not required.
  • May requite lots of walking and may involve climbing stairs.
  • Field work may be necessary
  • Required NYS Driver’s license.

To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Type: Full-time

Contact: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Housing Development Project Manager

Housing Development Project Manager at Comunilife

Posted: Sep 16, 2014

Location: New York, NY

Under the supervision of the AVP for Housing Development, the Project Manager will identify and research properties; assess economic feasibility; provide coordination for closings; and, assist in monitoring construction projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Project Prospecting, Initiation, and Programming: Identify and research properties for potential acquisition and assist with site control. Ensure completion of necessary due diligence to protect the owner and investors. Develop financing strategy to creatively combine multiple financing resources that ensure long term project viability while being consistent with the development's non-financial goals.
  • Feasibility and Project Funding: Conduct, review and refine the analysis of overall economic feasibility. Identify funding opportunities; prepare tax credit, bond and other applications and proposals, and all materials necessary to secure commitments. Prepare documents for the Board of Directors and its Finance Committee.
  • Project Administration and Closing: Manage the development team including design and construction consultants. Coordinate property acquisitions and closings with funders and attorneys. Manage permitting and approval process with municipal officials, legal counsel and architects. Coordinate community and residents processes. Prepare reports required for board, internal management, funders and investors.
  • Project Construction, Monitoring & Closing: Closely monitor the construction process and push projects to finish on time and within budget. Work with project team to resolve financial and other issues that arise during this period. Assure compliance with tax credit, bond and other agreements. Provide asset management team with financial closing summary and work with asset management team in addressing any tax-related or post-closing financial or building performance concerns. Coordinate marketing and lease-up with property management to assist to ensure that occupancy and financial goals and restrictions are met.

Qualifications Include:

  • The ability to successfully manage a large number of unrelated tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong financial and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with New York City government and the not-for-profit sector a plus
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and minimum of three years of professional experience in affordable housing development, urban planning, community development, or related field; or
  • Master’s degree and two years of professional experience.
  • Experience must include application of low-income housing tax credits
  • Field visits are required.

To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Type: Full-time

Contact: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counselor

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counselor for Comunilife

Posted: Sep 12, 2014

Location: 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.

The Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counselor provides mental health- and substance abuse-related services for HIV/AIDS afflicted clients and their collaterals and determines the clients’ needs for counseling and/or rehabilitation.

Responsibilities:

  • Timely completion of mental health and substance abuse assessments, provision of individual, group and family counseling services
  • Coordination of services with providers within and outside Comunilife
  • Monitoring and re-assessing client’s needs for treatment and community education on mental health- and substance abuse-related issues and collaborating in the development and implementation of service plans.
  • Home visits and field work required.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field; with four (4) years’ work experience in mental health and/or substance abuse fields, providing ongoing counseling to HIV/AIDS individuals and their families.
  • Group counseling experience required.
  • Preference given to persons with experience in Scattered Site Housing Programs, bilingual (Spanish)

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent and comprehensive program of benefits for eligible employees that includes: 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: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

Health Educator

Health Educator for Comunilife

Posted: Sep 12, 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:

  • 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.

Qualifications Include:

  • 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.
  • BSW- Nursing, Bachelors of Science/Health Education/Public Health preferred.
  • 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: To apply please visit our website at http://comunilife.iapplicants.com

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