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Housing Program Manager

Housing Program Manager for Albany Damien Center

Posted: May 24, 2017

Location: Albany, NY

Working in a team environment, this position will coordinate and oversee the daily performance of all operational, supportive, and maintenance services for the Madison Apartments, a site-based, low demand, permanent housing program for 22 formerly homeless persons with HIV and other chronic illnesses and scattered site housing units rented by tenants with HUD vouchers. The Housing Manager may also provide direct advocacy and support to tenants. 

The Albany Damien Center is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates, women, and persons living with HIV/AIDS. Status & Benefits: Full time – Exempt mid to high fifties depending on experience – Full benefits including health, dental, flexible spending account (FSA), life insurance, retirement, and generous combined leave time.

Qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Public Administration, or a related field OR an equivalent combination of education and professional experience 2. Minimum of four years of management and supervisory experience required in a permanent supportive housing environment utilizing a housing first, harm reduction, and trauma informed model. Experience managing federal grants and permanent supportive housing-first programs strongly preferred. 3. Experience with overseeing the regular maintenance and housekeeping needs of a residential housing facility with staff offices. 4. Experience with Section 8 or similar housing assistance programs or similar social service experience is an advantage 5. Knowledge of Albany County Coalition on Homelessness (ACCH), HIV/AIDS community partners and neighborhood resources is an advantage 6. Able to work in and grow our agency culture, in a diverse and multicultural setting, providing trauma-informed and harm reduction services to persons of diverse backgrounds including age, race, ethnicity, gender identify, disability, economic status, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. 7. Must demonstrate proficiency with MS Excel, Word, Power Point and have experience in utilizing and analyzing data to meet funder and agency goals using CQI processes. 8. Must be or quickly become proficient in program and agency databases Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and AIRS (AIDS Institute Reporting System) and other software as needed 9. Excellent financial management and project grant management skills 10. Ability to take authority over projects, take initiative, insure compliance, and accept responsibility 11. Exceptional record keeping skills; ability to obtain and maintain accurate, detailed and confidential notes and client files specific to program requirements 12. A valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and use of reliable personal car are required. 13. Ability to inspire, lead and manage staff effectively and efficiently and demonstrated ability to handle crisis situations

Responsibilities: 1.1 To coordinate and oversee the daily performance of all shelter program services in consultation with the Associate Executive Director of Program and directly supervise advocacy and resettlement staff. 1.2 To provide direct advocacy services to Damien Center in special cases needing extra assistance. 1.3 Fully support and grow the 340B Pharmacy Program and ensure program staff support members in reducing barriers to help each person achieve HIV Viral Load Suppression. 1.4 To develop and implement systems for regularly scheduled maintenance and operations activities to ensure that the Madison Apartments building is kept in safe and efficient operating condition and that all repairs and maintenance activities are scheduled and completed in a timely manner. 1.5 Support and participate in a culture of philanthropy by recognizing that fundraising efforts—including donor relations and organizational agency communication— include all staff and is essential to carry out the work and mission of the organization. Assist in the completion of funding proposals, securing member mission stories, and participating in fundraising efforts as requested by the Associate Executive Director of Programs. 1.6 Actively participate in CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) using data to create/monitor process and outcome improvements using the PDSA cycle and SMART goal setting. 2.0 Supervisory 2.1 To conduct regularly scheduled supervisory meetings with support, operations and other assigned staff. 2.2 To recruit, interview, select, evaluate, train, and terminate assigned staff after consultation with and approval of the Associate Executive Director of Programs. 2.3 To attend regularly scheduled supervisory and management team meetings with the Associate Executive Director of Programs. 2.4 Demonstrates ability and flexibility to work as a team member with management staff and motivate programs teams for housing. 2.5 Communicates relevant information to fellow staff and community members with respect and consistency. 2.6 Assist Associate Executive Director of Programs in ensuring tenant feedback by holding regular Tenant Advisory Board (CAB) meetings and providing meeting notes and improvements planned to Directors. 2.7 To coordinate, train, and oversee Damien Center volunteers and one-time groups assigned to the Housing Program. 2.8 To speak to community groups as requested for purposes of volunteer recruitment and promoting public awareness of the problems of HIV/AIDS and homelessness in the local community. To encourage other staff to speak in support of the Madison Apartments where possible and appropriate. 3.0 Administrative 3.1 To serve as agency liaison to Albany’s HUD Continuum of Care (Albany County Coalition on Homelessness – ACCH), attend CoC meetings and work actively with the CoC to ensure agency compliance with HUD reporting and operating requirements. Ensure staff representation on CoC subcommittees. 3.2 To represent Damien Center at community meetings and networking opportunities as requested by the Associate Executive Director of Programs. 3.3 To oversee the completion of all HUD required HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) and AIRS (AIDS Institute Reporting System) data gathering and entry, monthly statistical reports, annual statistical summaries, and other reports as requested by the Associate Executive Director of Programs. 3.4 To oversee, coordinate, schedule and facilitate regularly scheduled tenant case management meetings. 3.5 To review, draft, train staff on procedures and policies. Review policies and procedures annually. 3.6 To represent the Damien Center at the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association (PHNA) meetings and provide opportunities for tenants to participate in neighborhood activities. 4.0 Advocacy 4.1 To supervise the provision of intake and assessment services for sheltered and non-sheltered potential new tenants and supervise the referral process to appropriate services for Damien Center tenants. 4.2 To facilitate case management with other human service agencies to ensure tenants are served without duplication of effort. 4.3 To oversee completion, review and maintain all tenant records. 4.4 To provide one-on-one support, crisis intervention and goal setting to tenants with special circumstances and facilitate the accompaniment of tenants to appointments as necessary 4.5 To ensure that supportive services are available and offered to all Damien Center tenants. 4.6 To attend and participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings. 4.7 To coordinate, research, and disseminate resource information for use by staff and tenants of Damien Center. 4.8 To provide conflict resolution assistance to handle tenant grievances. 4.9 To work a flexible schedule to meet program needs and provide regularly scheduled on-call coverage. 4.10 Create and nurture opportunities for tenants and members of the Damien Center to volunteer and assist in all aspects of the housing program as well as in community-based opportunities. Reports to: Associate Executive Director of Programs Status: Full-time (40 hours), benefits eligible, overtime exempt professional position. Supervises: 1. Peer Housing Advocate 2. Housing Case Managers (2) 3. Operations Staff (Maintenance and Housekeeping)(2) 4. Front Desk/Receptionist Staff (2) 5. Evening, overnight and weekend shift workers (2)

To Apply: Please send 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) salary history, 4) two professional writing samples, and 5) three professional references, by e-mail to Joshua Quiles, Executive Assistant at JoshuaQ@AlbanyDamienCenter.org Applications will be accepted via e-mail and are encouraged to have all five attachments. Continuous recruitment until position filled.

Type: Full-Time

Contact: Joshua Quiles

Assistant Director, Programs – Park House & Webster Residence – (AD10947)

Assistant Director, Programs – Park House & Webster Residence for Breaking Ground

Posted: May 23, 2017

Location: Bronx, NY

Breaking Ground (formerly known as Common Ground) is currently looking for an Assistant Director, Programs to join our team. The Assistant Director, Programs ensures the smooth operation of programmatic elements in order to provide safe, secure, well managed permanent housing at Park House, which consists of 248 studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units of affordable housing, and the Webster Residence, which includes 170 low-income and supportive housing studio apartments. The Assistant Director Programs directly support the residents and contributes to Breaking Ground’s overall mission of preventing and ending homelessness. The position’s goals are achieved by department supervision, direct client contact and interaction with social services. This position is responsible for supervising the Rent Administrator, the Tenant Services Coordinator and the Office Manager. This position reports to the Building Director and is also responsible for working with the Housing Operations and Programs department on special projects, as needed. The Assistant Director, Programs must liaise with different positions for the effective daily operations of the building. This includes supervisory activities described above, working closely with Building Management, Leasing and Compliance and Finance as well as actively supporting larger Breaking Ground initiatives. Park House and the Webster Residence are both currently under construction and are expected to be completed by approximately May 2017 and January 2018, respectively. The Assistant Director, Programs will actively support the Building Director in startup operations for both locations. Breaking Ground’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities by developing and sustaining exceptional supportive and affordable housing as well as programs for homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Address building issues and tenant concerns • Program oversight, staff supervision, and recruitment • Coordinate with Social Services and external BG programs (such as Leasing & Compliance) • Manage program budget • Work with outside counsel on tenant related legal issues • Ensure compliance with funding, program and audit requirements • Report on outcomes, goals and data tracking • Macro level planning and communication with Assistant Director’s at other sites • Represent Breaking Ground at external meetings • Performs other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Supervisory experience is required; experience with special needs populations is preferred. Prior experience and openness to working as part of a collaborative team is also preferred • Training in tax credit compliance, mediation, dispute resolution, and special needs populations are preferred • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must, as are the demonstrated ability to use good judgment, diplomacy, and make time sensitive decision • B.A. degree or equivalent education and experience • Must possess excellent computer skills, including Report Writing capabilities, statistical knowledge, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

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

Type: Full-time

Contact: www.breakingground.org/careers

Social Worker

Social Worker for Lantern Community Services

Posted: May 22, 2017

Location: Bronx, NY

Location and Work Schedule: This is a full-time position at Silverleaf Hall, located in the Bronx, which requires a flexible schedule with one late shift on a weeknight. Job Description: We are seeking a dynamic, engaging Social Worker to work with single adults, families and young adults (18 – 26 years old) who are living with mental health issues in supportive housing and assist them in stabilizing their lives and attaining their work, health, social, and community living goals. The SW 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. The SW 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. • 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: • MSW required, LMSW preferred. • 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; must be able to work well independently as well as 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: swposting.silverleaf@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: swposting.silverleaf@lanterncommunity.org

Intake & Eligibility Specialist – Central Intake – (JN10948)

Intake & Eligibility Specialist for Breaking Ground

Posted: May 19, 2017

Location: New York, NY

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, 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 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 turn over of units creates an environment that is fast-paced and challenging. Staff are 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

Leasing Manager – Central Intake – (JN10946)

Leasing Manager for Breaking Ground

Posted: May 19, 2017

Location: New York, NY

Breaking Ground’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities by developing and sustaining exceptional supportive and affordable housing as well as programs for homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers. The Leasing Manager is responsible for managing the selection of applicants for and leasing for a portfolio of Breaking Ground's supportive housing buildings and/or affordable housing that is managed by Breaking Ground and for profit developers. S/he will supervise a team of staff who 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: • Oversee a team of staff responsible for managing the day-to-day leasing operations for the permanent housing properties of BG • Work in close partnership with members of the Compliance team and BG Building Directors to ensure occupancy standards and compliance with regulatory agreements • Manage housing lotteries • Manage reporting/data collection for the unit - occupancy stats, outcomes, demographics, homeless status, etc • Oversee selection of applicants • Communicate with applicants for housing • Communicate with private developers on recommendation of applicants for housing • Support line staff as needed • Performs other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EXPERIENCE: • Familiarity with Tax Credit Compliance in a Real Estate Finance Environment • Experience 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 all levels of staff and management EDUCATION: Bachelor’s or equivalent education and experience COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficiency in Microsoft Office - including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook Breaking Ground's leasing staff operates under aggressive benchmarks/goals. Requires visiting buildings and leasing offices throughout NYC that are owned and/or managed by Common Ground. In addition, variations in turn over of units creates an environment that is fast-paced and challenging. Staff are 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

Administrative Assistant - IMT

Administrative Assistant - IMT for Center for Urban Community Services

Posted: May 17, 2017

Location: New York, NY

The Administrative Assistant will hold an Associate’s Degree in a relevant field. S/he will be the gatekeeper to the office space in East Harlem, and the first point of contact for all participants coming to the office. This position will also be responsible for administrative duties and coordinating communication across teams, including answering and screening phone calls, monitoring office equipment and requesting supplies. The Administrative Assistant will be expected to contribute to a program culture that is person-centered, outcome-oriented, and committed to continuous quality improvement.

Experience and Education Required: A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a relevant field required per funding guidelines 2 years relevant experience Good word-processing skills including extensive experience with MS Word Good interpersonal and organizational skills Effective written and verbal communications skills Ability to multi-task Bachelor’s degree preferred

TO APPLY PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=cucs&jobId=85891&lang=en_US&source=CC2

Type: Full Time

Contact: Rocio.Perez@cucs.org

Peer Specialist - IMT

Peer Specialist for Center for Urban Community Services

Posted: May 17, 2017

Location: New York, NY

The Peer Specialist will have experience as a recipient of mental health services and ideally a history of homelessness and/or criminal justice systems with a willingness to share personal, practical experience, knowledge, and first-hand insight to benefit program enrollees. Experience with substance use services or the criminal justice system is also required. Peer Specialist will be responsible for building of relationships with program participants and their networks of support in order to support the person’s recovery. The Peer Specialist will also assist consumers with navigating the service systems, including behavioral and medical health, criminal justice, shelter system, entitlements and transportation. Additionally, s/he will practice according to the principles of recovery oriented and trauma informed service delivery. The Peer Specialist will be expected to contribute to a program culture that is person-centered, outcome-oriented, and committed to continuous quality improvement. All Peer Specialist staff will become certified, with either a Provisional or Professional certification by July 2019.

Experience and Education Required: Provisional or Professional Peer Specialist certification preferred. Experience with and an ability to navigate service systems. Knowledge of the principles of recovery oriented and trauma informed service delivery. Ability to engage individuals around mental health, substance abuse, and/or criminal justice issues. This person must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and have a familiarity with computers. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

TO APPLY PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=cucs&jobId=85890&lang=en_US&source=CC2

Type: Full Time

Contact: Rocio.Perez@cucs.org

Administrative Assistant - IMT

Administrative Assistant for Center for Urban Community Services

Posted: May 17, 2017

Location: New York, NY

The Administrative Assistant will hold an Associate’s Degree in a relevant field. S/he will be the gatekeeper to the office space in East Harlem, and the first point of contact for all participants coming to the office. This position will also be responsible for administrative duties and coordinating communication across teams, including answering and screening phone calls, monitoring office equipment and requesting supplies. The Administrative Assistant will be expected to contribute to a program culture that is person-centered, outcome-oriented, and committed to continuous quality improvement.

Experience and Education Required: A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in a relevant field required per funding guidelines 2 years relevant experience Good word-processing skills including extensive experience with MS Word Good interpersonal and organizational skills Effective written and verbal communications skills Ability to multi-task Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Type: Full Time

Contact: Rocio.Perez@cucs.org

Peer Specialist - IMT

Peer Specialist for Center for Urban Community Services

Posted: May 17, 2017

Location: New York, NY

The Peer Specialist will have experience as a recipient of mental health services and ideally a history of homelessness and/or criminal justice systems with a willingness to share personal, practical experience, knowledge, and first-hand insight to benefit program enrollees. Experience with substance use services or the criminal justice system is also required. Peer Specialist will be responsible for building of relationships with program participants and their networks of support in order to support the person’s recovery. The Peer Specialist will also assist consumers with navigating the service systems, including behavioral and medical health, criminal justice, shelter system, entitlements and transportation. Additionally, s/he will practice according to the principles of recovery oriented and trauma informed service delivery. The Peer Specialist will be expected to contribute to a program culture that is person-centered, outcome-oriented, and committed to continuous quality improvement. All Peer Specialist staff will become certified, with either a Provisional or Professional certification by July 2019.

Experience and Education Required: Provisional or Professional Peer Specialist certification preferred. Experience with and an ability to navigate service systems. Knowledge of the principles of recovery oriented and trauma informed service delivery. Ability to engage individuals around mental health, substance abuse, and/or criminal justice issues. This person must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and have a familiarity with computers. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

Type: Full Time

Contact: Rocio.Perez@cucs.org

Assistant Program Director - RISS

Assistant Program Director for CUCS

Posted: May 17, 2017

Location: Eeast Elmhurst , NY

The Assistant Program Director is responsible for supporting the Program Director in the overall management of the program and has direct oversight of 6 Benefits Advising staff. The Assistant Program Director acts as a liaison for our three subcontracted service providers, monitoring systems that identify target populations, supporting and evaluating staff performance, and ensuring program goals are met. This position has significant decision-making, supervisory, administrative, program management and service delivery responsibilities; and the Assistant Program Director will be expected to assume Program Director responsibilities in his/her absence. In addition, the Assistant Program Director has regular interaction with NYC Department of Corrections uniformed and civilian staff, as well as other program providers within the jails. The Assistant Program Director must attain a thorough understanding of the programmatic systems and populations served, as well as demonstrate an ability to teach and guide others in the application of good practice. The Assistant Program Director should be able to effectively ensure staff productivity and the achievement of measurable outcomes and recipient satisfaction. This position requires a thorough understanding of relevant service delivery concepts and structures, and the ability to access and negotiate the full range of services for recipients. It also requires the ability to interface effectively and efficiently with colleagues, stakeholders, and multi-disciplinary personnel to ensure quality of services and program operations. Further, it requires excellent decision-making skills, the ability to work independently while maintain flexibility and maturity to work as part of a cohesive management team, and the ability to identify and facilitate necessary programmatic change.

Qualifications: LMSW or equivalent Masters Degree. Minimum 4 years applicable post-Masters experience with related populations including supervisory, administrative, and management experience. Must possess a strong attention to detail, strong writing and verbal communication skills, and advanced computer literacy. Experience with pubic benefits acquisition and previous re-entry experience strongly preferred. Candidates must be able to pass New York City Department of Corrections clearance process for employment. CUCS is committed to workforce diversity. EEO We encourage all eligible employees to apply. Qualified candidates will be contacted regarding scheduling an interview.

To apply please click link below: https://workforcenow.adp.com/myportal/ess/recruitment/internalPostingPreview.faces?client=cucs&jobId=85889&lang=en_US&source=CC2

Type: Full Time

Contact: Rocio.Perez@cucs.org

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