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Administrative Assistant

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, UES, New York City

Basic Function: The Administrative Assistant for the NCS Residence is responsible for providing clerical and administrative support to the Residence Director and all members of the facility's staff. S/he is responsible for compiling information for monthly and annual reports in accordance with both agency and funding requirements.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Greeting tenants, visitors, and guests
  • Conducting shift changes with the overnight staff
  • Handling correspondence for the Director and other staff members
  • Collecting client data and entering it into agency and government tracking systems
  • Assisting in preparing internal and external reports, in accordance with auditing protocols, for funding sources and government agencies
  • Retaining all supporting documentation for statistical reports
  • Working with other members of the Residence staff to create and maintain mailing, telephone and referral lists in databases
  • Ordering and distributing office supplies, ensuring that an adequate inventory is always available
  • Maintaining all printer, fax, and copier machines
  • Opening, sorting, logging and routing incoming mail
  • Receiving and directing all incoming phone calls
  • Assisting with Tenant Medication Monitoring and Money Management
  • Working cooperatively with staff at all levels to ensure quality service provision
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree
  • A minimum of one year of prior experience as an Administrative Assistant
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage time well
  • Extensive knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Access and Excel
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred

To apply, please send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Requirements to search@ncsinc.org.


Full Time Case Aide

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, UES, New York City

Shift: Sunday 9am to 8pm; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4pm to 10pm

Basic Function: The Case Aide is responsible for maintaining the safety of the NCS Residence tenants and facility and providing the Residence with administrative support. The Case Aide will be assigned shifts per the needs of the Residence.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Monitoring the front entrance and providing security for the tenants and building
  • Documenting activity in the staff log and for placement in residents' files
  • Participating in an interdisciplinary team approach for resident treatment
  • Providing support to staff at all levels
  • Assisting with warming and serving meals and ensuring the cleanliness of the kitchen after meal time
  • Sorting and distributing mail
  • Monitoring compliance with Residence policies
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Prior experience in a social service environment, specifically working with the homeless and mentally ill
  • Strong computer skills
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred

To apply, please send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Requirements to search@ncsinc.org.


Social Worker/Substance Use Counselor

Chance for Change, UES, New York City

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing integrated dual diagnosis treatment, addressing the substance use and mental health treatment needs of the NCS outpatient clinic program's clients through a holistic and hard reduction approach
  • Performing intake assessments, individual/group counseling, family counseling, and case management
  • Monitoring clients' toxicologies
  • Maintaining concise client records
  • Ensuring the timely submission of information into the AWARDS client data system and other reporting sources
  • Developing treatment plans, discharging plans and all corresponding documentation required by NYS OASAS regulations and the NCS policy and procedures manual
  • Ensuring the program is prepared for all c for Change client activities
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Program Director

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in social work or a counseling related profession
  • Experience working with the dually diagnosed adult population
  • Familiarity with the ways in which homelessness can interact with substance use and mental health challenges
  • Knowledge of the NYC housing placement and resource system
  • Computer proficiency
  • Licensure such as LMSW or LMHC preferred
  • A background in substance use treatment preferred

To apply, please send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Requirements to search@ncsinc.org.


Program Director

Chance for Change, UES, New York City

Basic Function: The Program Director is responsible for the management, administration, outreach and clinical functions of this OASAS-licensed outpatient treatment program. The program was designed and licensed to address the specific needs of dually diagnosed homeless and formerly homeless men and women and the Director is expected to have a strong sensitivity to those needs.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supervising and overseeing the administrative and clinical quality of the program services
  • Ensuring compliance with OASAS regulations including the timely submission of monthly statistical reports through electronic and hard copy submission
  • Supervising and monitoring staff's compliance with keeping client treatment records and other documentation current
  • Assuming primary role in developing and maintaining outreach activities to increase and maintain steady stream of referrals to program
  • Facilitating a multi-disciplinary team approach, ensuring integration of agency wide programs and goals
  • Developing program budgets with CPO and CFO and monitoring expenses
  • Interviewing, hiring and supervising all Chance for Change staff
  • Providing staff with the opportunity for on-going training
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • LMSW or LCSW
  • Experience managing an OASAS licensed 822 program
  • Minimum 6 years substance use clinical treatment experience
  • Strong supervisory and management skills within a substance use treatment program
  • Familiarity with mental health/co-occurring disorders and homelessness
  • Excellent communication, organization, and administrative skills
  • CASAC preferred

To apply, please send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Requirements to search@ncsinc.org.


Geriatric Case Manager

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, UES, New York City

Shift: 35 hour work week comprising 4 days during the work week with 1 day on the weekend (subject to change based on the needs of the agency).

Basic Function: The geriatric case manager will address targeted needs of older tenants and also increase engagement of this population at the NCS Residence by drawing them out of their rooms so they can connect with staff and neighbors. This involvement during structured activities will have lasting impact as more connected tenants are also more visible and easier to monitor and support. Specific activities designed to prevent falls, support memory and brain stimulation, encourage physical health and social engagement will also contribute to our overarching goal: to support tenants in remaining independent.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing case management and coordination of care for the older adult tenants including benefits counseling and healthy life-style choices
  • Providing training for all case management staff around senior needs and issues, including identifying physical, emotional, and substance use problems
  • Developing at least three monthly activities and program offerings geared toward older adult needs (e.g. preventing falls, addressing dementia/memory loss, keeping seniors active)
  • Overseeing medication monitoring for seniors and other residents
  • Facilitating access to healthcare
  • Building up to three partnerships in the community with hospitals, senior services agencies (e.g., Lenox Hill Neighborhood House), legal services organizations (e.g., New York Legal Assistance Group {NYLAG}) and other community-based organizations to address the needs of older adult tenants and maximize their access to benefits
  • Creating monthly statistical reports
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in social work with a geriatric specialty
  • Minimum three years of strong, relevant experience preferably in a social services residential setting with people with mental illness, substance use, and/or dually diagnosed formerly homeless populations
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred

Please submit your resume and cover letter to search@ncsinc.org with "Geriatric CM" in the subject line of the email.


Case Manager

Louis Nine House, Bronx New York

Basic Functions: The Case Manager at the Louis Nine House provides outreach and counseling to the residents at the Louis Nine House supportive housing facility. This individual is part of the agency's multi-disciplinary to approach to service provision.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducting a comprehensive In-Take assessment for all new residents and reviewing the agency's policies and procedures with them
  • Developing treatment plans for all new tenants within 30 days of their arrival
  • Maintaining concise and accurate Client Files while preserving their confidentiality
  • Monitoring residents' medication and behavior
  • Providing tenants with necessary referrals
  • Informing tenants about on-site, agency and community resources that are available to them
  • Coordinating and running special events for the tenants
  • Maintaining a daily log of client activities
  • Participating in case conferences, staff meetings and training sessions
  • Representing the agency at assigned meetings and conferences
  • Creating monthly statistical reports
  • Working cooperatively with staff at all levels to ensure quality service provision and the development and improvement of team performance
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, or other acceptable equivalent
  • Experience working with a SMI/SED population, preferably in a setting with young adults with substance abuse
  • Experience with HIV education
  • Strong understanding of the developmental needs of young adults/at-risk youth
  • Sensitivity to ethnic and cultural diversity
  • Commitment to working from a strength-based, youth-development perspective
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred

To apply, please send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Requirements to search@ncsinc.org.


Vocational Services Coordinator

Louis Nine House, Bronx New York

Basic Functions: The Case Manager at the Louis Nine House provides outreach and counseling to the residents at the Louis Nine House supportive housing facility. This individual is part of the agency's multi-disciplinary to approach to service provision.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Creating, implementing and supervising integrated vocational and employment services to meet the needs of NCS clients
  • Interviewing, hiring and supervising employment specialists
  • Carrying a caseload of clients
  • Conducting job development in the community
  • Participating as a member of a multidisciplinary team that coordinates services and integrates work and educational goals into clients' service plans
  • Representing the agency in the community by attending meetings and participating in other relevant organizations
  • Working with the Director of Volunteer Services to identify volunteer opportunities
  • Maintaining client case records and statistics on demographics, services and outcomes
  • Working cooperatively with staff at all levels to ensure quality service provision and the development and improvement of team performance
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field
  • 2-3 years of strong relevant vocational or workforce development experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong knowledge of the homeless dually diagnosed population
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A command of a variety of software applications
  • Master's Degree in Social Work preferred

To apply, please send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Requirements to search@ncsinc.org.


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