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Case Manager

Case Manager for Lantern Community Services (Lantern)

Posted: Jul 22, 2016

Location: New York, NY

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

Location and Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, located in Manhattan, which requires a flexible schedule, with one evening shift on a weeknight, until 7pm, and one shift on a Saturday or Sunday once a month.

Job Description: The Case Manager (CM) is responsible for working with clients towards comprehensive physical and emotional health and independence by incorporating client centered service planning and provision. The CM integrates clinical counseling and case management services that emphasize recovery and wellness, personal growth, housing stability, and fosters independence. This position will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team in supportive housing for formally homeless individuals coping with issues related to physical health & wellness, mental illness and substance use. The CM reports to the Program Director and Case Management Supervisor. This position is exempt.

Responsibilities:

• Provide integrated counseling and case management services that effectively engage tenants and promote personal growth and wellness, housing stability and accomplishment of service plan goals on an ongoing basis. • Collaborate with tenants in developing a client-centered, recovery oriented service plan with a focus on health & wellness, housing stability and personal development. • Effectively engage and work with a diverse caseload of formerly homeless individuals living with physical health issues, mental health and substance use issues. • Facilitate and network partnerships and linkages with progressive and/or alternative community agencies that serve the needs of tenants with a focus of the specific needs and challenges of the LGBTQ population. • Work as a collaborative member of the team ensuring all tenants have access to high quality services in a safe and compassionate community. • Participate in and facilitate weekly clinical case conferences including intake meetings. • Develop and implement programming that address larger community trends and needs. • Create and maintain confidential records, charts and logs for each resident documenting all relevant information from individual and group interventions as well as correspondence with collateral services. • Participate in staff team meetings and trainings, individual supervision meetings, community meetings with residents and attend offsite trainings and present training material to program team. • Work closely with Leasing and Compliance team to ensure housing stability. • Perform other job-related functions, as assigned. • Fieldwork when required (e.g., visiting clients at hospitals and/or jail (Rikers Island), escorting clients to appointments).

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a related field such as social work, sociology or psychology. MSWs are preferred. • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred. • Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing direct service to one or more of the following populations: individuals living with HIV/AIDS, serious and persistent mental illness, substance abuse, recently or currently homeless. • Strong history of effective engagement with clients and ability to highlight positive outcomes. • Ability to work in fast paced environment, multi-task and effectively handle serious and crisis oriented situations. • Dedication to positive outcomes through proactive, creative and respectful work with diverse and vulnerable populations. • Working one weekend day and some evening hours according to program needs. • Knowledge and familiarity working in a harm reduction model with individuals actively struggling with ongoing substance use issues. • Strong clinical and excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively as part of a team and have the ability to make sound assessments of tenants’ strengths and needs.

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

Office Assistant Floater

Office Assistant Floater for Henry Street Settlement

Posted: Jul 21, 2016

Location: New York, NY

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.

OFFICE ASSISTANT FLOATER Department: Urban Family Center Start Date: As soon as possible Hours: Part Time (evenings & weekends) Salary: Commensurate with experience

Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED with at least six (6) years office experience or Business School Certificate with at least four (4) years of office experience or Associates Degree with at least three (3) years office experience required Computer literate with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Excellent written and oral communication skills Strong proofreading and typing skills (40 – 45 wpm) Must have good judgment and problem solving ability Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently. Must be able to handle confidential information and documentation Must be able to work 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. & 1am to 9am shift Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish/English)

Responsibilities:

Answer telephone and take accurate messages General office functions such as copying, faxing and mailing all required documents Sorting and distribution of mail and packages to residents and staff Weekly update of client roster Record information on all clients in CARES system Print daily Client information log of missing signature Responsible for maintaining all log books, including faxing, and telephone usage along with laundry appointments Maintaining resident Daily Sign In Sheets, In and Out Logs Preparation of binders after client intake Light typing of correspondences for Case Managers Filing office document Preparing client folders for new intakes Copy and file time cards as is needed Other duties as assigned by supervisor

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

Type: Part time

Contact: jobs@henrystreet.org

Maintenance Engineer - The Brook

Engineer for Breaking Ground

Posted: Jul 21, 2016

Location: Bronx, 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 and electrical work is required to maintain these spaces. Our residential buildings help to end homelessness by providing a home to formerly homeless individuals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Routine and preventative maintenance Regular and emergency electrical and plumbing repairs Log and maintain the work orders initiated during shift Assist the painter and housekeepers when assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE: 3 years of comparable work experience. Operate power tools, basic knowledge of electric and plumbing. Able to lift and move furniture, appliances and operate power tools, and stand for many hours at a stretch Able to climb multiple flights of stairs if elevators fail EDUCATION: High School Diploma or Trade School or its equivalent. COMPUTER SKILLS Basic knowledge of computer is a plus, not required. SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Working with elderly, disabled and/or formerly homeless population is a plus EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full Time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Street to Home Manhattan - Team Leader

The Team Leader for Breaking Ground

Posted: Jul 21, 2016

Location: New York, NY

The Team Leader (TL) works with street homeless individuals in Manhattan, as well as those engaged in the Grand Central Partnership catchment area. TL will supervise a team of up to 6 Housing Advocates including weekly supervision, team meetings, performance planning, and scheduling. The TL will conduct street outreach, engaging individuals to determine homelessness history, services needed and appropriate placement options. The TL will be responsible for gaining a holistic understanding of the homeless population in their respective catchment area/program and will work in collaboration with the Program Director, Assistant Program Director, second Team Leader, and other relevant parties to implement appropriate housing and service solutions. The TL will be expected to provide clinical, case management, and operational guidance to his/her supervisees, help coordinate outreach activities and operations, and will be responsible for ensuring that all required reporting, paperwork, procedures and protocols are followed. When applicable, the TL will be trained in performing 9.58 removals and will be expected to clinically evaluate situations and determine when a removal is necessary. The TL will spend extensive time conducting field work. The incumbent will respond to community concerns, oversee Code Red/Blue alerts, help to identify new hotspots/encampments and work to eradicate existing hotspots/encampments, liaison with partner agencies (MOC & GCP), collaborate with fellow program supervisory staff, and complete necessary reports and documentation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Provide clinical direction, leadership and direct supervision of up to 6 Housing Advocates Collaborate with program supervisory staff to meet program goals Conduct outreach, engaging and assessing homeless adults Assess and evaluate client safety, involuntary removals, and other clinical interventions Respond to community concerns, including 311 calls, inquiries routed through GCP, and encampment engagement Provide leadership during Code Blue/Red Alerts Coordinate delivery of care with other agencies Ensures completion of required documentation, including reports and data entry Performs other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE - Preferred 5 years working with homeless or disabled populations and supervisory experience preferred. SKILLS "Excellent assessment skills, creative, person centered problem solving, ability to delegate and motivate. Should possess excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to communicate and work with diverse populations. Detail oriented and can manage team tasks, excellent verbal and written communication." EDUCATION - Bachelors degree or equivalent, LMSW preferred COMPUTER SKILLS - Microsoft Office and Outlook required. Excel, Powerpoint and Access preferred SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS - Bi/Multi-lingual preferred EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full Time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Case Manager - The Andrews

Case Manager for Breaking Ground

Posted: Jul 21, 2016

Location: New York, NY

The Case Manager will provide case management services to homeless individuals, some with multiple disabilities, in order to assist the individual in the transition to permanent housing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Conduct an initial assessment of incoming clients who are referred from the outreach team Conduct and update psychosocial evaluations Connect clients to psychiatric services Connect clients to medical treatment and substance abuse treatment facilities when applicable Obtain identification, public benefits and other applicable income sources for clients Meet regularly with clients to assess needs, encourage harm reduction, and develop service plans Prepare all documentation for housing applications; Assist and counsel clients in the process of obtaining permanent housing Maintain record keeping in compliance with agency standards as well as those of City and State agencies Intervene in crisis situations Escort clients to appointments when needed Perform other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Four years of work experience, experience working with homeless adults and substance abuse issues preferred; Experience with harm reduction and motivational interviewing techniques strongly preferred Bachelors Degree or equivalent Microsoft Office Suite and electronic case record systems; Experience with Foothold technology and with CARES experience is preferred EOE/M/F/VET/DISABLED

Type: Full Time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Employment Services Coordinator - The Lee (Part Time)

The Employment Services Coordinator for Breaking Ground

Posted: Jul 21, 2016

Location: New York, NY

The Employment Services Coordinator position is a professional role in Breaking Ground’s Lee Foyer Youth Enhancement Program. The Foyer Program exists within the context of The Lee residence, a permanent supportive housing site for formerly homeless and low-income individuals. The Foyer consists of 55 units for youth who have aged out of foster care and those who have experienced homelessness. Case management services at the Foyer are provided by The Door. The Enhancement Program will include workshop offerings focusing on independent living skills and work readiness followed by employment placements and support for participants. The Employment Services Coordinator is principally responsible for curriculum development for the aforementioned workshop series and provision of direct services to individuals and client groups around independent living skills and employment placement/support. The Lee, the Foyer and the Enhancement Program all directly support Breaking Ground's mission of building and restoring lives by providing the foundation for individuals to make a successful transition from homelessness, gain employment and remain housed. The key internal customers of the Employment Services Coordinator are the program participants.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Provide direct services to clients through development, implementation and provision of workshops that address the following areas: life skills, money management, employment assessment and post-employment placement follow-up service planning,. Also provide linkages to community organizations and liaise with partner nonprofit providers to coordinate service provision In collaboration with program management and supervisory staff, assist in assessment-based treatment planning based on psychosocial assessment of the client Assist in design and development of specialized resources including counseling services, educational resources, informational materials, and training and other workshops Intervene rapidly in response to early signs of decompensation or stressors by documenting, reporting to supervisory staff, and reaching out to case management staff and collaterals Participate actively in team meetings and other team-building activities Perform other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Urban Policy, Education or related field required, MSW/LMSW preferred; Two years of experience in youth development, preferably including employment and career-oriented programming Prior experience in a social service setting working with a multi-cultural young adult population Prior experience working with vulnerable youth populations (foster care, court involved, runaway and homeless or teen parent, etc.), particularly those with mental health diagnoses Experience with supporting grant reporting on program performance Demonstrated understanding of and practice in the principles of positive youth development Demonstrated ability to adjust to new assignments/changing work load and maintain composure and productivity under pressure and in challenging circumstances Strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and commitment to problem solving and creative thinking -Bilingual Spanish/English preferred MSW/LMSW preferred Proficiency in Microsoft Office and similar software, including custom databases EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Part Time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Outreach Housing Advocate - Street to Home Brooklyn/Queens

Outreach Housing Advocate for Breaking Ground

Posted: Jul 21, 2016

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 or equivalent Microsoft Office Suite and electronic record keeping Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full Time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Building Director - Times Square

The Building Director for Breaking Ground

Posted: Jul 21, 2016

Location: New York, NY

The Building Director for the Times Square is responsible for ensuring effective day-to-day operations and property management for Breaking Ground's flagship supportive housing residence. Located at 255 W. 43rd Street in Times Square, the building consists of 650 low-income studios housing special needs and low-income single adults. The Times Square has 4 commercial tenants, one occupying a commercial kitchen. Director must maintain cohesiveness between all BG building staff and the onsite social service partner and other BG departments. Director must support and further BG’s overall mission of ending homelessness by maintaining the highest quality of housing, and through strategic collaborations, work to achieve outcomes that keep tenants safely housed. He/she must also work closely and discerningly with vendors to ensure quality services for the building and its residents Director must establish and maintain strong and positive relationships with direct reports. Director must deal with tenants in a positive, sensitive and knowledgeable manner. Director must be a strong internal and external communicator when issues arise that impact building and community at large and must confidently represent BG’s mission to external stakeholders on and off site.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Oversee day-to-day building operations. Make important decisions regarding building, programmatic, tenant and staff issues Communicate and plan with service partner and BG departments Supervision, recruitment, training & evaluation of direct reports Work with outside agencies regarding audits, tenant issues, etc. Ensure site compliance with established departmental operating procedures and best practice Maintain building budget, operations and commercial tenants Represent BG’s mission and build relationships with decision-makers in the local community Performs other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE 5 yrs. experience in supportive housing, social services, policy or housing development. 2 yrs. experience in a managerial capacity TRAINING Trained in Special Needs populations, LIHTC, housing subsidies, building systems. SKILLS Superior conflict resolution skills, oral communication and writing skills, and supervision. Contract negotiation and budgeting. EDUCATION Bachelors degree or equivalent experience. COMPUTER SKILLS Proficiency in Microsoft Office and similar software, including custom databases. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full Time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Resident Manager

Resident Manager for Lantern Community Services (Lantern)

Posted: Jul 20, 2016

Location: New York, NY

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

Location and Work Schedule: This is a full-time position that will be at Vicinitas Hall, located in the Bronx. This position is a 4pm-12am shift, Tuesday through Saturday. Job Description: The Resident Manager is a flexible position that adapts to the presenting needs of clients, provides crisis and incident intervention and serves as an integral member of the team in ensuring the overall stability and safety of the program. The Resident Manager ensures the integration of practices and policies that facilitate a respectful and safe environment for all clients. The Resident Manager reports to the Program Director and is a non-exempt position.

Responsibilities:

• Schedules and performs periodic inspections of various parts of the building, including client units; • Works directly with program staff to ensure effective operation of the program and services consistent with applicable program policies and procedures, and ensures client needs are met on an ongoing basis; • Monitors and reviews daily security logs, including: shift logbook, overnight guest logbook and visitor logbook to ensure seamless communication and monitoring of program and clients, particularly regarding serious issues and vulnerable clients; • Supervises reception monitoring/security services and ensures applicable policies and procedures are followed at all times; • Provides direct intervention, counseling and crisis intervention services to clients, including de-escalation and conflict mediation; • Responsible for documenting relevant meetings, interactions and notes into client case records; • Participates in program meetings to promote efficient communication on behalf clients and/or staff; • In conjunction with the Program Director, manages the building response to medical, law enforcement and other emergency situations; • Participates in the client placement process with respect to move-in scheduling, lease signing, orientation and apartment set-up; and • Performs administrative tasks and other job-related functions, as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. • One year of supervisory or management experience. • Two years of experience working in supportive housing, shelter, transitional housing, or community setting. • A demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and act in conjunction with clinical services staff and security activities is expected. • Sensitivity to issues involved in working in a diverse organization is essential. • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are a plus.

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

Type: Full-time

Contact: rm.vicinitas@lanterncommunity.org

Employment Specialist

Employment Specialist for Goddard Riverside Community Center

Posted: Jul 18, 2016

Location: New York, NY

Top Opportunities is a program of Goddard Riverside Community Center that provides vocational training and job placement to prepare formerly homeless adults for success in the workplace. The population served is adults with severe and persistent mental illness with co-occurring barriers to employment, including long term homelessness, substance abuse, learning disabilities and justice histories.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

• Conduct vocational assessment, individual/group counseling, job development, job coaching, and entitlements assistance. • Develop internships and competitive job placements in business and industry, assess consumers for job fit, maintain on-going contact with employers, and perform off-site visits. • Carry caseload, maintain program charting and treatment planning, provide intensive pre-vocational supports and job retention services for individuals/groups and assist with entitlements planning and reporting.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelors degree together with 4 years experience with the population served • Masters Degree preferred • Professional business presentation • Clinical experience • Willingness to develop jobs in business and industry • Facility with computers; AWARDS and NYESS experience very attractive • Valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets the agency’s auto insurance guidelines (including at least one year of driving experience and no suspensions within the last 3 years) • Enthusiastic team player with a strong belief in rehabilitation and recovery PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS - Occasional lifting of up to 30 lbs - Must be able to conduct visits of job sites - Frequent walking between work sites WORK ENVIRONMENT - Office - Job coaching conducted at client work sites COMPENSATION - Salary commensurate with experience - Excellent benefits package

Please send resume and cover letter to Deborah Kaplan, Program Director, at dkaplan@goddard.org, and copy employment@goddard.org.

Type: Full-Time Hourly

Contact: dkaplan@goddard.org

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