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Staff Accountant (Accounts Payable)

Staff Accountant for West Side Federation For Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc.

Posted: Dec 15, 2017

Location: New York, NY

WSFSSH is seeking a Staff Accountant -Accounts Payable (A/P) who will be responsible for day-to-day A/P activities, including invoice processing, payment processing, and vendor reconciliations

The job duties include the following: • Process invoices and payments as assigned • Update cash-sheet with day-to-day payment information • Assure proper recordkeeping , accurate coding and posting of all invoices including online direct payments • Organize and maintain all A/P documentation including back-up documentation • Reconcile periodically the statements from vendors with accounts payable aged reports • Develop a working relationship with building managers and directors and assist with any accounts payable related issues • Maintain vendor relationships and assist in resolving disputes/issues with vendors • Prepare annual 1099’s • Assist with year-end closing and annual year-end audits • Perform special projects as needed This position reports directly to the A/P Supervisor and works closely with other accounting staff.

Applicant must have: a minimum of one year of experience in the related field; have superior analytical skills, communication and organizational skills; have effective verbal and written communication skills; have strong attention to detail; be able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks concurrently; and possess excellent computer skills, including high level of expertise with Excel. Experience with the accounting software (Sage MIP Fund Accounting) would be an advantage.

Type: Full Time

Contact: AccountingJobs@wsfssh.org

Planning and Evaluation Analyst

Planning and Evaluation Analyst for Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)

Posted: Dec 14, 2017

Location: New York, NY

CUCS recently assumed the role of lead agency for the city-funded Manhattan Outreach Consortium (MOC), and as such is responsible for outreach and housing placement for all street homeless individuals in Manhattan. A member of the MOC since its inception in 2007, CUCS created and maintains the Manhattan-wide data management system that the MOC uses for tracking housing placements and performance improvement. Since 2007, the MOC has placed over 1,700 individuals into permanent housing and assisted more than 4,300 additional people in exiting street homelessness.

Responsibilities: The Planning and Evaluation Analyst is responsible for helping to ensure the effectiveness of CUCS, Janian and the MOC service programs as well as the agencies’ efforts to promote policies that benefit people struggling with homelessness, poverty, and/or disabilities. Reporting to the Research and Evaluation Manager within the Quality Assurance Department, the Analyst will support CUCS, Janian and the MOC in program planning, development, and evaluation activities; research; and efforts to inform practice with research findings. S/he will help support an organizational culture that values rigorous thinking, continuous learning, and data driven approaches to generating knowledge. Experience and Education Required: The ideal candidate will have a passion for helping human service organizations build programs that have a measurable and meaningful impact.

Specific requirements include: • Masters degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Public Administration or related field. • Strong research and analytical skills. • Rigorous analytical training and/or experience. • Strong interpersonal, presentation, writing and verbal communication skills. • Proficient with SPSS, Stata, or other statistical software (R or Python helpful but not required). • Experience in human service settings, process and outcome evaluation, performance improvement, and/or applied research strongly preferred.

Type: full-time

Contact: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=cucs&jobId=107807&lang=en_US&source=CC2

Deputy Director

Deputy Director for Project Find

Posted: Dec 13, 2017

Location: New York, NY

PROJECT FIND DEPUTY DIRECTOR JOB POSTING Project FIND seeks a dynamic Deputy Director to provide managerial leadership and support as this organization enters its next phase of growth. THE MISSION AND WORK OF PROJECT FIND Founded in 1969, Project FIND's mission is to provide low- and moderate- income and homeless older adults on Manhattan's West Side with the support and services they need to enrich the quality of their lives and live independently in the community. All of Project FIND’s programs and services are imbued with the fundamental understanding that compassion, dignity, and respect must be essential qualities in the daily lives and experiences of the elderly. Project FIND has a staff of 92 and is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. Project FIND’s $12 million operating budget is comprised of income from a variety of sources, including commercial and residential rental income and property management fees, government contracts, individual and foundation support, as well as in-kind contributions. Learn more at http://www.projectfind.org/

POSITION OVERVIEW Project FIND operates three publicly-assisted, affordable supportive residences that are home to over 600 tenants and four senior centers that serve over 750 people daily. Our Homeless In-Reach program also provides services that assist street homeless seniors to secure shelter from a variety of modalities, including the shelter system, shared living arrangements, and transitional and permanent housing. The strength of our residential programs is its integration of sensitized property management and social services. Our three housing corporations are regulated by NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development under the Mitchell Lama and Preservation Finance program. Other regulatory actors include, NYC Department of Homeless Services, NYC Housing Development Corporation, NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Tenancy in our buildings ranges from individuals coming from the shelters to those with incomes up to 80% of Area Median Income.

RESPONSIBILITIES The Deputy Director, reporting to the Executive Director, will be directly engaged in planning, implementing, and supervising the day-to-day management and operations of the organization. The Deputy Director’s responsibilities will include the following: • Providing supervision, guidance, and coordination to the organization’s Fiscal, Property Management and Housing Services, and Social Services departments to enable them to fulfill their unique roles; • Providing fiscal oversight of residential properties, developing annual budgets, and tracking performance. Working with the Executive Director to develop and track annual agency budget; • Working closely with the Executive Director to ensure coordination between the departments that the Deputy Director oversees and those that the Executive Director oversees directly: Community Services, Development and External Relations, and Administrative Services; • Working closely with the Executive Director to oversee necessary capital improvements on Project FIND’s residential buildings, including $7 million scheduled for 2018; • Collaborating with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and other senior staff members, as necessary, in essential leadership activities such as strategic and organizational planning, budgeting, and human resources; • Representing Project FIND at conferences, professional associations, and other public venues; and • Collaborating and providing oversight on additional activities as requested by the Executive Director.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS The Deputy Director will have the following experience and qualifications: • Mature, poised individual with exemplary leadership, communication, and relationship-building skills who is comfortable working with both external and internal stakeholders. • At least five years of experience in a senior-level management position, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple staff members and concurrent projects with grace, efficiency, and good humor. • Adept manager and team builder. Skilled in rallying team members around clear goals, plans, and deliverables while leveraging their unique abilities and contributions. • Exemplary goal-setting, planning, and prioritization skills. The individual should be highly organized, thoughtful, and strategic. • Direct experience with relevant NYC-specific regulatory bodies. • Related experience in property management and/or the provision of social services preferred. • Familiarity with construction or project management preferred. • Proven experience with nonprofit budgeting practices preferred. • Master’s Degree in related field preferred. • Passion for Project FIND’s mission and approach.

SALARY AND BENEFITS Project FIND offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary up to $125K, depending on experience.

To apply for the position, please submit a substantive cover letter and current resume to: Heidie Joo Burwell Alembic Community Development hjooburwell@alembiccommunity.com Subject Line: Deputy Director Position Deadline: January 12, 2018 Project FIND is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Type: Full Time

Contact: hjooburwell@alembiccommunity.com

Director of Finance and Administration

Director of Finance and Administration for New Destiny Housing

Posted: Dec 13, 2017

Location: New York, NY

POSITION DESCRIPTION New Destiny Housing, a New York City nonprofit, is seeking a mission-oriented individual with experience in the nonprofit sector to fill the position of Director of Finance and Administration. This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Executive Director. The Director of Finance and Administration will be responsible for the oversight of financial systems including finance, accounting, and human resources. As a member of the senior management team, the Director of Finance and Administration will be involved in strategic planning for the organization as well as new program initiatives. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support accounting and finance, planning and budgeting, and human resources. The Director of Finance and Administration will be the primary liaison to the Board of Directors’ Finance and Audit Committees, work closely with the Finance Committee and the Board Treasurer to strengthen New Destiny’s financial position, and present financial information to the Board of Directors at its meetings. The Director of Finance and Administration will supervise a staff of three including a full-time Finance/Human Resources Manager, a full-time Bookkeeper, and a part-time Tax Credit Finance Manager.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION New Destiny Housing Corporation is a 23-year old citywide not-for-profit with the mission of ending the cycle of violence for low-income families and individuals at risk of homelessness and domestic violence by connecting them to safe, permanent housing and services. To achieve its mission, New Destiny develops and manages housing with on-site services; offers innovative programs that empower victims of abuse to find and retain affordable housing; and educates and advocates to increase permanent housing resources for low-income families. New Destiny has a staff of 30 employees, a 20- member volunteer Board of Directors, and an annual budget of $2.5 million. It owns and manages a real estate portfolio of 12 projects valued at more than $54 million throughout New York City, most of which were funded with Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). New Destiny provides services at its permanent housing for tenants, more than half of whom are previously homeless survivors of domestic violence, through the Family Support Program. It also operates HousingLink which provides housing training and technical assistance to survivors of domestic violence and links eligible survivors to safe, affordable housing. Finally New Destiny engages in advocacy and public education to increase the housing resources for domestic violence survivors and homeless families. New Destiny Housing has two nonprofit affiliates, Citywide Supportive Housing and Citywide Supportive HDFC, that own housing projects, and owns and manages additional nonprofit and for-profit entities created in connection with its low-income housing tax credit projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES Financial Management • Oversee and lead the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the E.D. and senior staff; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep the E.D. and senior leadership aware of the organization’s financial status • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting by (1) developing and maintaining a cost allocation framework to properly assign payroll and organization-wide expenses to programs; (2) overseeing a robust contracts management and financial reporting system to ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow support operational requirements; and (3) tracking advances and loans made by New Destiny to projects and other affiliated entities to ensure timely repayment. • Prepare, analyze, and present financial reports, including budget variance and cash-on-hand reports, in an accurate and timely manner to the E.D., Finance Committee, Treasurer and Board of Directors; provide monthly financial reports to the E.D. • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process; ensure that financial documents are up-to-date and ready for external review within 3 months of the fiscal year end; oversee and direct communication with the external auditors; present and analyze audit findings to the E.D. and the Finance and Audit Committees • Work with New Destiny’s third-party property manager to ensure that quarterly and annual reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner to affordable housing tax credit syndicators and investors • Work with New Destiny’s CPA firm to ensure that required IRS/NYS/NYC tax filings are made for New Destiny, its affiliates, and the entities affiliated with the organization’s housing projects Accounting and Administration • Oversee primary banking and investment relationships • Ensure that property and professional liability insurance is in place for New Destiny and its real estate projects • Update and implement all necessary organizational policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual to ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures • Oversee the payroll process, including time and attendance record-keeping • Ensure the overall integrity of the accounting software system • Remain current on GAAP and not-for-profit accounting best practices Human Resources • Ensure that the Employee Handbook is up-to-date and compliant with new legislation • Ensure that recruitment, hiring, and termination processes align with best practices and are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws • Oversee the development of an effective on-boarding process • Oversee the annual performance evaluation process • Work closely with all external partners including third-part vendors and consultants to ensure that New Destiny benefits are appropriate and robust

QUALIFICATIONS • A MBA or related degree • At least 10 years of overall professional experience, including at least 5 years in nonprofit accounting • Supervisory experience; ability to successfully delegate work tasks and support staff to achieve them • A track record in grants management • Knowledge of accounting and reporting software and excellent Excel skills • Ability to communicate complex finance and accounting concepts into digestible form for lay people • Experience managing audit coordination for an organization, a division or significant program area • A successful track record in setting and meeting priorities • Keen analytic, organization, and problem solving skills to support and enable sound decision making • Excellent written and spoken communication and relationship building skills • An ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders • Comfortable multi-tasking and juggling competing priorities • Personal qualities of integrity, honesty and dedication to mission • Knowledge of affordable housing finance, especially Low Income Housing Tax Credits, highly desirable Generous pension plan and competitive health benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply please email resume and cover letter to New Destiny at Resumes@NewDestinyHousing.org with “Director of Finance and Administration” in the subject line.

Type: Full Time

Contact: Resumes@NewDestinyHousing.org

Intake & Eligibility Specialist - (DD11121)

Intake & Eligibility Specialist for Breaking Ground

Posted: Dec 13, 2017

Location: New York, NY

ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home! Breaking Ground is a nonprofit social services organization in New York City. Our goal is to create high-quality permanent and transitional housing for the homeless. Since 1990, we have been providing permanent affordable housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Beginning with a single building, we are now New York City’s largest provider of supportive housing. We own and/or operate 19 properties with a total of 3,530 transitional and permanent apartments in New York City and beyond. We also run the City’s around-the-clock street outreach efforts in all of Brooklyn and Queens, along with nearly one-third of Manhattan. Our work has enabled more than 13,000 people to overcome or avoid homelessness since 1990, and we increase that number every single day. As of 2017, we have more than 1,500 units of housing in various stages of development in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, and are expanding our outreach and transitional housing programs so that we can offer help to every single homeless person we meet. Intake & Eligibility Specialist in Midtown Manhattan The Intake & Eligibility Specialist is responsible for screening applicants for both Breaking Ground's supportive housing apartments and affordable housing that is managed by Breaking Ground and for profit developers. S/he will work directly with low-income and special needs applicants and pair them with available units. S/he will conduct all job related duties in compliance with LIHTC guidelines, other housing contracts and equal housing opportunity laws.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Prepare/Send/Track Interview Invite letters to eligible applicants • Schedule and conduct applicant Interviews • Facilitate collection and submission of required applicant documents, Request and/or Collect Required Documents (Contact applicants to update documents as needed) • Perform credit/criminal background checks, determine initial eligibility of applicants and send initial eligible and ineligible letters to applicants • Request & review initial verifications of applicants' housing/income/assets (applicants & 3rd parties) • Assemble File for transfer to Leasing Specialist • Performs other related duties as assigned (e.g. unit showings, lease signings, reporting, administrative tasks, prepare subsidy packets etc.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Two (2) years of comparable work experience in supportive housing, property management, social services or a closely related field. • Experience and/or commitment to working with low income populations. Working knowledge of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and Section 8. • Detail oriented and organized. Flexibility, creativity and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team. • Superior writing and analytical skills. Ability to interact effectively with applicants, tenants and with all levels of staff and management. • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience • Proficiency in Microsoft Office - including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Breaking Ground's leasing staff operates under aggressive benchmarks/goals. In addition, variations in turnover of units create an environment that is fast-paced and challenging. Staff is called upon to make decisions based on facts not emotions which can be difficult given the needs of the applicant pool.

To Apply: www.breakingground.org/careers EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Housekeeper - East Flatbush Safe Haven - (WH11124)

Housekeeper for Breaking Ground

Posted: Dec 13, 2017

Location: Brooklyn, NY

ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home! Breaking Ground is a nonprofit social services organization in New York City. Our goal is to create high-quality permanent and transitional housing for the homeless. Since 1990, we have been providing permanent affordable housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Beginning with a single building, we are now New York City’s largest provider of supportive housing. We own and/or operate 19 properties with a total of 3,530 transitional and permanent apartments in New York City and beyond. We also run the City’s around-the-clock street outreach efforts in all of Brooklyn and Queens, along with nearly one-third of Manhattan. Our work has enabled more than 13,000 people to overcome or avoid homelessness since 1990, and we increase that number every single day. As of 2017, we have more than 1,500 units of housing in various stages of development in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, and are expanding our outreach and transitional housing programs so that we can offer help to every single homeless person we meet. Housekeeper @ East Flatbush Safe Haven Located in Brooklyn, the East Flatbush Safe Haven serves as a transitional housing program for 110 chronically street homeless individuals. This transitional housing program embraces a housing first and harm reduction philosophy with an aim at helping residents secure appropriate permanent housing. The Housekeeper 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Sweeping, mopping, washing, dusting and vacuuming • Sealing, waxing and buffing of floors and hard surfaces • Maintaining the sidewalks including raking leaves and shoveling snow • Cleaning individual units when vacated to prepare them for rent up • Sort and separate the recyclables from other waste to comply with NYC regulations • Assist the painter and the maintenance engineer when assigned • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Comparable work experience. • Working with elderly, disabled and/or formerly homeless population is a plus. • Operation of vacuum cleaner, high speed buffer. • High School Diploma or Trade School or its equivalent • Basic computer knowledge

To Apply: www.breakingground.org/careers EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Shift Supervisor – East Flatbush Safe Haven - (WH11125)

Shift Supervisor for Breaking Ground

Posted: Dec 12, 2017

Location: Brooklyn, NY

ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home! Breaking Ground is a nonprofit social services organization in New York City. Our goal is to create high-quality permanent and transitional housing for the homeless. Since 1990, we have been providing permanent affordable housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Beginning with a single building, we are now New York City’s largest provider of supportive housing. We own and/or operate 19 properties with a total of 3,530 transitional and permanent apartments in New York City and beyond. We also run the City’s around-the-clock street outreach efforts in all of Brooklyn and Queens, along with nearly one-third of Manhattan. Our work has enabled more than 13,000 people to overcome or avoid homelessness since 1990, and we increase that number every single day. As of 2017, we have more than 1,500 units of housing in various stages of development in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, and are expanding our outreach and transitional housing programs so that we can offer help to every single homeless person we meet. Shift Supervisor @ East Flatbush Safe Haven Located in Brooklyn, the East Flatbush Safe Haven serves as a transitional housing program for 110 chronically street homeless individuals. This transitional housing program embraces a housing first and harm reduction philosophy with an aim at helping residents secure appropriate permanent housing. The Shift Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the 24/7 Residential Aide (RA) staff. They will supervise four to five (4-5) Residential Aides who may be working any of the following shifts midnight-8am, 8am-4pm, 4pm to midnight. The Shift Supervisor will have responsible for the activity on their assigned shift including scheduling the 24/7 RA staff and ensuring proper coverage at all times, incident prevention and management, liaising with contracted security to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all clients and staff. The Shift Supervisor on duty will be the point person during evening, weekend, and overnight hours.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Supervising 24/7 Residential Aide staff • Completing bi-weekly schedules and ensuring proper coverage at all times • Assisting food service and other vendors as needs • Liaising with East Flatbush Safe Haven staff and contracted security • Completing, reviewing and submitting incident reports and other tracking reports • Reviewing security camera footage • Overseeing CARES bed management procedures • Managing all City & State building inspections and/or compliance guidelines • Managing inspections of residents units and ensuring site is in compliance with local health & safety standards • As part of building management team, work closely with Program Director and Assistant Program Director to meet resident needs & challenges • Performs other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Minimum 2 years in a supervisory capacity preferred • Minimum of 3 years working with homeless or disabled populations preferred. • Demonstrated experience & success in working with diverse individuals and special needs populations. • Preferred training in CPR & First Aid, Opiate Overdose Prevention, Fire safety Systems, crisis intervention, de-escalation • Solid verbal and written skills • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred, or equivalent experience • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; Experience and proficiency with case management software • Spanish Speaking preferred • Valid Driver’s License with driving record that is in good standing preferred. Maintaining a good driving record (as defined) by the organization) is a condition of employment • Prior experience with Foothold software preferred

To Apply: www.breakingground.org/careers EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Case Manager

Case Manager for The Lantern Group

Posted: Dec 11, 2017

Location: Bronx, NY

Location and Work Schedule: This is a full-time position at Cedars Hall, located in the Bronx, which requires a flexible schedule. 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. 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 and wellness needs, mental health and substance use issues. • Work as a collaborative member of the team ensuring all tenants have access to high quality services in a safe and compassionate community. • Serve as a liaison with various agencies, schools, health care providers, mental health providers, and employment training providers to secure services. Accompany clients to visits as needed. • 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.

Qualifications: • BA/BS required, preferably in a related field such as social work, sociology or psychology. MSW preferred. • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required. • 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 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 comfortability working in a harm reduction model with individuals actively struggling with ongoing substance use issues. • Must possess strong clinical and excellent interpersonal skills; be able to work effectively as part of a team and have the ability to make sound assessments of tenants’ strengths and needs. • Experience working with evidence based models, specifically Motivational Interviewing preferred.

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

Case Manager

Case Manager for The Lantern Group

Posted: Dec 11, 2017

Location: Bronx, NY

Location and Work Schedule: This is a full-time position located at Vicinitas Hall in the Bronx, which requires a flexible schedule. Job Description: The Case Manager (CM) is responsible for working with tenants 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 and housing stability, and foster independence. This position will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team in supportive housing serving young adults aged out of foster care. The CM reports to the Program Director.

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. • Meet with tenants for an initial assessment and goal planning. • Collaborate with tenants to assess strengths and challenges and develop a service plan that reflect the tenant’s progress and stated goals. • Effectively engage and work with a diverse caseload including young adults with histories of trauma, foster care, homelessness and mental health issues. • Build partnerships and linkages with progressive and/or alternative community agencies that serve the needs of tenants. • 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.

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in a related field such as social work, sociology or psychology. LMSW preferred; candidates in the process of preparing for the exam are welcome to apply. • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred. • Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing direct service to one or more of the following populations: young adults, foster care, formerly homeless, persons with mental illness. • 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. • Ability to work flexible hours periodically due to program and/or client needs. • Must possess strong clinical and excellent interpersonal skills; be able to work effectively as part of a team and have the ability to make sound assessments of tenants’ strengths and needs. • Experience working with evidence based models, specifically Motivational Interviewing and Illness Management and Recovery preferred.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to: sw.vicinitas@lanterncommunity.org Note: 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: sw.vicinitas@lanterncommunity.org

Housekeeper – East Flatbush Safe Haven – (WH11119)

Housekeeper – East Flatbush Safe Haven for Breaking Ground

Posted: Dec 11, 2017

Location: Brooklyn, NY

ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home! Breaking Ground is a nonprofit social services organization in New York City. Our goal is to create high-quality permanent and transitional housing for the homeless. Since 1990, we have been providing permanent affordable housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Beginning with a single building, we are now New York City’s largest provider of supportive housing. We own and/or operate 19 properties with a total of 3,530 transitional and permanent apartments in New York City and beyond. We also run the City’s around-the-clock street outreach efforts in all of Brooklyn and Queens, along with nearly one-third of Manhattan. Our work has enabled more than 13,000 people to overcome or avoid homelessness since 1990, and we increase that number every single day. As of 2017, we have more than 1,500 units of housing in various stages of development in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, and are expanding our outreach and transitional housing programs so that we can offer help to every single homeless person we meet. Housekeeper @ East Flatbush Safe Haven Located in Brooklyn, the East Flatbush Safe Haven serves as a transitional housing program for 110 chronically street homeless individuals. This transitional housing program embraces a housing first and harm reduction philosophy with an aim at helping residents secure appropriate permanent housing. The Housekeeper 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: • Sweeping, mopping, washing, dusting and vacuuming • Sealing, waxing and buffing of floors and hard surfaces • Maintaining the sidewalks including raking leaves and shoveling snow • Cleaning individual units when vacated to prepare them for rent up • Sort and separate the recyclables from other waste to comply with NYC regulations • Assist the painter and the maintenance engineer when assigned • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Comparable work experience. • Working with elderly, disabled and/or formerly homeless population is a plus. • Operation of vacuum cleaner, high speed buffer. • High School Diploma or Trade School or its equivalent • Basic computer knowledge

To Apply: www.breakingground.org/careers EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Type: Full-time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

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