LPN

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:    Licensed Practical Nurse – All Shelters (Full Time)

               

Overall Responsibilities

LPNs are embedded in PRI Shelters to provide on-site nursing services under the direction of the Director of Nursing Operations and/or the Director of Primary or Behavior Health Care for issues related to medical care, medical management and nursing services to PRI clients.  

 

LPNs have dual reporting responsibilities to the on-site Program Director for daily program interactions and administration/management.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

·         Management of medication system for all clients at shelter, including

o   receiving and reviewing prescriptions and medications

o   ordering medications from pharmacy

o   safe storage of medications

o   ensuring that clients have appropriate supplies and access to medications

o   Monitoring client reactions for side effects and reporting to prescribing provider.

·         Provides nursing screening of all new clients

·         Assists in triaging psychiatric, medical and substance abuse problems to appropriate providers

·         Participates in weekly clinical meetings with medical staff AND with shelter case management & administrative staff

·         Communicates regularly with on-site psychiatric and medical providers, case managers and on-site operations & administrative staff

·         Communicates with off-site psychiatric providers as necessary and appropriate

·         Administers morning and afternoon medications 

·         Administers decanoate injections according to orders of psychiatric provider

·         Provides medication teaching as needed

·         Assesses each client’s knowledge of medications and ability to self-administer medications

·         Provides ongoing health education and support to clients

·         Maintains documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures

·         Assist with tele-psychiatry operations as scheduled with tele-psychiatry provider at Project Renewal

·         Coordinates activities of evening LPN as needed, respective to site

 

Education Credentials/Requirements:

·         New York State licensed LPN

·         Working with homeless individuals preferred.

·         Must have the ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff.

·         Must have knowledge Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.

 

To Apply:  Submit a resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Counselor, CDCS

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York

 

Title:                                                            Counselor

Program:                                                    Chemical Dependency Crisis Services

 

The Chemical Dependency Crisis Services (CDCS) of Project Renewal is a 30-bed unit that provides emergency care for the chemical abuser and also serves as an entry point to a continuum of care. It offers 24 hour nursing care, individual counseling, educational and motivational groups, as well as referral services.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Counselor include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Carry a primary caseload of up to 10 clients

·         Facilitate groups and conduct individual counseling sessions

·         Complete progress notes, psychosocials, treatment plans, treatment plans reviews, as well as other pertinent documentation in a timely manner

·         Conduct ongoing assessments by utilizing evidence-based modalities during treatment phase

·         Attend daily case review meeting and report on caseload status to treatment team

·         Conduct appropriate and timely discharge referrals and work closely with the medical staff

·         Utilize strength perspective with caseload

·         Conduct self in a professional manner and serve as a guide, support, role model and informant to clients

 

Qualifications:

·         CASAC required

·         CASAC-T certification accepted, but must be in the process of obtaining CASAC

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required

·         Spanish speaking a plus

 

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements:  careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatrist

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering men, women and children to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

We are seeking FT & PT Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrists to join our multidisciplinary social service team.  We have positions in three different locations, two in The Bronx and one in Manhattan!

Title:                     Psychiatry Provider

Program:             Marsha’s House, New Providence and Ana’s Place

Overall Responsibilities:

Psychiatry providers will conduct comprehensive evaluations, medication management and crisis intervention for homeless men and women living in a shelter. Providers will collaborate with shelter staff as well as liaison with outside providers as appropriate. Positions offer opportunity for administrative responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Nurse Practitioner/Psychiatrist include but are not limited to the following activities:               

  • Oversees all psychiatric services at facility

  • Provides psychiatric evaluations for individuals referred for assessment of psychiatric conditions or for entitlements and housing

  • Provides psychiatric follow-up care as needed, including psychopharmacology and supportive psychotherapy

  • Adheres to agency policy regarding obtaining health screening and laboratory monitoring

  • Provides crisis intervention and assessment as needed

  • In collaboration with on-site nurse, provides liaison to outside psychiatric and medical providers as necessary and appropriate

·         Completes documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures

  • Participates in weekly clinical team meeting. Provides case consultation to interdisciplinary staff

  • Provides in-service training to staff on psychiatric disorders, addiction, and other topics as needed

  • Oversight of licensed practical nurse, including medication system

  • Provides collaborative agreement for nurse practitioner(s) working within programs

  • Reports to the Medical Director, Psychiatric Services and works closely with Psychiatry Administrator

 

Required Credentials

·         Current New York State medical license and registration

·         Board Certification or Board Eligible with plans to obtain Board Certification within 1 year preferred

·         Experience with Homeless LGBTQ Population in Community Psychiatry

·         Computer efficiency is required

·         Experience working with homeless adults preferred

·         Buprenorphine waiver and Spanish language a plus

·         Competitive salaries commensurate with your experience

 

To apply: Submit resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Operations Coordinator

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:                     Operations Coordinator

Program:             East Third Street Men’s Shelter

 

Program Description

East Third Street is an emergency men’s shelter which  helps 175 individuals with substance abuse histories work towards health, sobriety, and, ultimately, permanent housing and employment.  In addition to lodging and three meals a day, clients receive comprehensive case management services, plus an array of on-site substance abuse related and health care services provided by different programs; such as Medically Supervised Outpatient Withdrawal Services, (MSOWS), Chemical Dependency Crisis Service (CDCS), and Outpatient Recovery Center.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Operations Coordinator include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Supervise Residential Aides and Senior Residential Aides assigned to the 4pm-12am and 12am-8am shifts to ensure the safety and smooth operation of the shelter. 

·         Assists the Assistant Director in overseeing departmental tasks and goals as well as overall facility operations.

·         Serve as lead manager in the absence of more senior managers.

·         Proved wrap-around overtime coverage as needed.

·         Perform crisis intervention when required which includes handling Priority One incidents for Kenton Hall while on-site.

·         Participate in the design and implementation of program improvements, policies, procedures and other strategic planning efforts.

·         Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed.

·         Keeps records and assists staff in updating the client data summary sheets used for weekly/monthly meetings.

·         Maintains an updated filing system so files can be easily retrieved and ensures that record keeping criteria are followed.

·         Provides training of staff through on-site sessions as well as referrals to outside training sources.

·         Provides orientation for new arrivals, informing them of shelter rules and regulations, giving them a tour of the facility, assigning a locker and a bed, and giving them their basic supplies, including sheets, towels and toiletries.

·         Participates in case conferences in response to client complaints, using conflict resolution techniques to amicably resolve issues.

 

Qualifications:

1.       Associates Degree plus one (1) year of experience working with people diagnosed with mental illness or having addiction or substance use issues.

2.       H.S. Diploma or GED plus two (2) years of experience working with people diagnosed with mental illness or having addiction or substance  use issues; one (1) of which were in a supervisory capacity. 

3.       Bachelor’s Degree

4.       Fire Guard certification F-02 or Fire Safety Coordinator F-80

5.       An ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff.

6.       Knowledge of case management software as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. 

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

 

 

 

10/26/2018

Certified Peer Advocate

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

Title:                     Certified Recovery Peer Advocate

Program:             Samhsa Opioid Prevention Program – The Recovery Center

 

Overall Responsibilities:

The Recovery Peer Advocate will provide non-clinical peer support in the Community as well as The Recovery Center.  These support services include outreach, client engagement in treatment, reinforcing client’s engagement and connecting clients to community based treatment and recovery services.  The Peer Advocate will provide outreach at shelters, drop in centers and medical clinics using education and lived experience to connect people to treatment.  The Peer Advocate will be part of a multi-disciplinary support team supervised by the Program Director, a qualified health professional. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of Peer Advocate include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Engaging individuals to consider entering addiction treatment programs

·         Raising awareness of existing social and support services and linking individuals to formal recovery supports

·         Providing education and training regarding overdose prevention to individuals who have overdosed or at risk for overdosing.

·         Modeling coping skills

·         Developing recovery plans

·         Providing crisis support, especially after periods of hospitalizations or incarceration

·         Participating in case conferences

·         Providing all documentation required by federal, state and local funders

Qualifications:  

·         Certified Recovery Peer Advocate approved by OASAS. 

·         Minimum of 1 year working with a homeless population

·         HSG or equivalent

·         Spanish speaking a plus

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to:careers@projectrenewal.org

Building Manager, New Providence

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:                       Building Manager

Program:               New Providence Women’s Shelter

 

Program Description:

The New Providence Women’s Shelter is a 130 bed 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless women diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Our comprehensive services include case management, individual and group counseling, recreational activities and housing placement assistance.  Additionally, an on-site Article 28 Clinic provides primary and behavioral health care services.

Overall Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Shelter Director, and the Corporate Director of Facilities with latitude for independent action and decision making, the Building Manager is responsible for hands-on involvement and direction of the custodial staff in performing all repair and maintenance work in the interior and, as needed, the exterior of the building.

 

Building Manager-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Building Manager include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Supervises, directs, demonstrates for, and works with the custodial staff and facilities team members to perform daily tasks in response to work requests from staff and clients.

·         Provides on-site training to custodial staff to enable them to properly perform the myriad of work to be done.

·         Ensures that staff is maintaining the conditions on the exterior of the building

·         Coordinates the completion of all work to be done in the shelter in anticipation of the thorough inspection

·         Oversees the proper functioning of the building’s boiler, ensuring that any needed repairs are completed as quickly as possible and that 6 month inspections are performed and recorded.

·         Monitors the use of the technical contracts that have been issued for selected repair and maintenance work, utilizing these when emergencies occur, especially plumbing and electrical situations.

·         Ensures that any repair work being done by outside contractors is monitored by shelter staff and inspected prior to the work being accepted and processed for payment.

·         Prepares requisitions for supplies and equipment and maintains an adequate inventory so staff can have needed goods and materials to perform the requested work. 

·         Routinely checks all areas of the shelter to prevent the issuance of any violations from staff from any city, or state agencies

·         Completes corrective action plans for all building/maintenance inspection citations issued against the shelter.

·         Available to respond to emergencies on a 24x7x365 basis, especially in the evenings, nights and or on the weekends.

 

Qualifications:

1.       Bachelor of Arts Degree and a minimum of four (4)years of progressively responsible experience working in building maintenance, repair, and, management, including at least one (1) year experience supervising maintenance or custodial workers.

2.       Associates degree with a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience; or High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience working in building maintenance, repair management, including one (1) year experience supervising maintenance or custodial workers.

3.       Proficiency in of Microsoft Office Suite, especially e-mail, WORD and EXCEL.

4.       Bilingual or multilingual a plus.

 

Certificates and Credentials:

A Fire Guard certification-F-02 or Fire Safety Coordinator F-80, Certificate of Fitness for Standpipe/Sprinkler Maintenance, S-12 and S-13 , S95, P99, OSHA 10 AND OSHA 30

 

To apply, submit your resume with a cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

 

11/9/2018

Team Leader, Fort Washington

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Program Description

The Fort Washington Men’s Shelter is a 200 bed temporary shelter which Project Renewal manages under a contract with the Department of Homeless Services and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Comprehensive psychiatric, medical and case management services are provided to homeless men who have been diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. 

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Clinical Director, the Team Leader will provide direct supervision to the Case Managers as well as managing a small caseload to provide assessment, counseling and referral services to the clients at the shelter; ensures that proper protocols are being followed and performs quality assurance activities regarding the delivery of services.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Team Leader include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Performs a thorough assessment of clients being referred to the shelter to determine their appropriateness for our setting, identify the full range of service needs, and make the assignment to a case manager.

·         Provide guidance and direct supervision to an assigned team of Case Managers to ensure assessments, including psycho-social evaluations are being performed, Independent Living Plans are prepared and being followed, referrals to appropriate programs are made, and integration of services is occurring.

·         Provide guidance and direction to Housing Specialist to ensure that HRA2010E packages are being generated and being given to DHS as well as other housing providers.

·         Assists in quality assurance activities to ensure service milestones/program performance goals are met.

·         As part of the 6 month after care services, monitors status of clients placed in the community to ensure successful community integration. Facilitates the provision of any assistance needed to ensure that clients remain housed.

·         Ensures that accurate and up to date clinical documents are being maintained and that required data is being inputted in a timely fashion into the CARES system by the Case Managers.

·         Attends and participates in the weekly P4P Case Conference meetings on the status of each client.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Shelter Director and Clinical Director.

 

Education and Skills:

·         Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW)

·         A minimum of four years of experience working with homeless mentally ill adults or other special needs population.

·         Must have at least two years of supervisory experience.

·         Knowledge of case management softwares as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

 

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: careers@projectrenewal.org

 

 

 

 

11/9/2018

Clinical Director, New Providence

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering men, women and children to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:                     Clinical Director

Program:             New Providence

 

Program Description

The New Providence Women’s Shelter is a 130 bed 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless women diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance use.  Our comprehensive services include case management, individual and group counseling, recreational activities and housing placement assistance.  Additionally, an on-site medical and psychiatric clinic operates Monday through Friday, staffed by a nurse, primary care physician and three psychiatric nurse practitioners.

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Shelter Director, with some latitude for independent action and decision making, the Clinical Director will be responsible for the overall coordination and delivery of services to clients of the New Providence Shelter. The Clinical Director directly supervises 2 Master’s Level Team Leaders; a Housing, Entitlements/Benefits, and Internal Quality Assurance Specialists; and indirectly supervises a team of 7 Case Managers. The Clinical Director serves as a liaison between New Providence and both assigned Shelter ACT Team and Access to Treatment Substance Use Disorder providers. The Clinical Director coordinates service delivery with on-site medical, psychiatric, residential aide, and recreation departments; ensures staff adherence to DHS and Project Renewal policies and procedures; conducts regular quality assurance reviews; is the primary liaison with DHS regarding client assignments, transfers, and exits; performs related work.

 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Clinical Director include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Supervises a multi-talented social services staff of Team Leaders, Case Managers, Recreation Coordinators, an Entitlements/Benefits Specialist, an Internal Quality Assurance Specialist and a Housing Specialist in providing services to the clients, ensuring that all DHS/OTDA and Project Renewal protocols are being followed, and that the Statement of Rights/Responsibilities as well as any other required documents are being given to each client.   

·         Coordinates all clinical aspects of the two programs, Modified Therapeutic Community (MTC) and Transitional Living Community (TLC) through collaboration with staff in the Medical and Psychiatric Departments. Ensures that linkages and coordination of services are being done by staff and properly documented

·         Monitors the staff’s timely completion of all clients’ intake processes, assessments, psycho-socials, progress notes, referrals and independent living plans.

·         Acts as a primary Liaison to the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) regarding clinical issues.

·         In collaboration with the Shelter Director, develops and implements policies and procedures to comply with requirements from the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). 

·         Conducts chart reviews, physical charts as well as data in external database, DHS/CARES.  

·         Facilitates the clients’ weekly case conferences and community meetings.

·         Prepares and submits the statistical and reporting requirements of DHS and Division of Health and Mental Health (DoHMH).

·         Manages the Client Money Management program according to Project Renewal protocols while ensuring that their savings targets are being met and funds are allocated to them per the established schedule.   

·         Fosters staff development by conducting team meetings and individual supervisory sessions Clinical Department staff. As needed, provides in-service education for all levels of shelter staff.

·         Provides guidance and direction to the Housing Specialist ensuring that HRA2010E packages are being generated and given to DHS as well as other housing providers.

·         Develops and trains staff in protocols to be followed in clinical emergencies.  

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Shelter Director.

 

**Available for an on call 24/7/365 basis for either a response or coordination of activities in all clinical emergencies**

 

Qualifications:

·         A Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university; LCSW is preferred.

·         A minimum of five years of progressively responsible post graduate experience working with a psychiatric population, including homeless mentally ill and MICA adults, three years of the required experience must be clinical and or supervisory experience.

·         Knowledge of case management software as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Primary Care Physician

Title:               Physician – Primary Care Medicine/Internal Medicine/Family Practice

Program:          Project Renewal Health Services

 

Summary:

The Primary Care Physician is responsible for the examination, diagnosis and the treatment of patients within the scope of the Health Center.

 

Duties:

  • Provides medical diagnoses, treatment and advice to patients in accordance with New York State regulations and the scope of training of the clinician.

  • Responsible for consulting with the appropriate medical specialists, when deemed necessary according to the Health Center protocol.

  • Prescribes and/or dispenses required medication to patients.

  • Provides medical supervision to the assigned clinical team leaders.

  • Directs, organizes and participates in preventive health programs.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of quality assurance management and utilization review.

  • Participates in community outreach programs.

  • Contributes to the overall functioning of the department.

  • Maintains patient records in accordance with the policies of the department.

  • Maintains all New York State and federal licensing requirements as current according with the department’s credentialing policy.

  • Maintains current certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

  • Performs related work as required.

  • Completes 30 annual Continuing Medical Education credits.

  • Participates in Departmental meetings and conferences.

 

Qualifications:

·         M.D or DO Board Eligible/Board Certified in internal medicine or family practice (Required)

·         Licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York (Required)

·      MAT Certification preferred – (Medication Assisted Therapy ) for drug dependency, prescribe Suboxone and willing to treat patients with Drug and Alcohol Dependency

·         Related experience

·         Strong interpersonal skills

·         Computer literate

 

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to: careers@projectrenewal.org   EOE

 

 

Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Registered Nurse

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering men, women and children to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.                  

                    

Title:                     Registered Nurse (RN)

Program:             Medically Supervised Outpatient Withdrawal Services (MSOWS)

 

Overview:  

The Medically Supervised Outpatient Withdrawal Services (MSOWS) of Project Renewal is an OASAS Part 816-licensed 30-bed medically supervised detoxification facility. Clients spend between 7-21 days in the program where they receive medical supervision from an RN an LPN and a MD, a dedicated bed, as well as ongoing counseling and referral services.

 

*This is a Full Time position.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the RN include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Monitoring of proper medication procedures

·         Delivering patient care during admission, physical examination, TB testing, treatment and follow up

·         Responsible for ongoing assessment of patients while on unit

·         Observing for signs and symptoms of withdrawal and  monitoring vital signs

·         Maintaining proper medical/billing/patient-interaction documentation

·         Conducting weekly health group

·         Participating in case conferences, in-services, and consulting with non-medical clinical staff about referrals to follow-up care

·         Providing patient and community education

 

Qualifications:

·         License to practice in New York State as a Registered Nurse;

·         Knowledge of services for an OASAS medically supervised outpatient setting;

·         Phlebotomist Certificate preferred.

 

 

 To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements:  Careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Shelter Director

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:                     Shelter Director

Program:             New Providence

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Deputy Director for Mental Health Services, with the widest latitude for independent action and decision making, the Shelter Director for New Providence is responsible for the overall management of the shelter, providing leadership, direction, guidance, coaching and direct and indirect supervision to the staff to enable them to implement the policies and program initiatives to effectuate the proper delivery of services to the targeted client population; performs related work.

 

Program Description

The New Providence Women’s Shelter is a 130 bed 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless women diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Our comprehensive services include case management, individual and group counseling, recreational activities and housing placement assistance.  Additionally, an on-site Article 28 Clinic provides primary and behavioral health care services.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Director include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Overall responsibility for the management of the facility, as well as program development and implementation to ensure the objectives of the programs are being achieved; that clients are being referred to programs, and are addressing the issues in their Independent Living Plan; initiates corrective action as appropriate.

·         In conjunction with the Assistant Shelter Director, has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the facility with respect to workload allocation and staff productivity; insuring the shifts are adequately staffed; basic services are being provided to clients; and the  interior and exterior of the facility are clean and conform to established standards.

·         In collaboration with the Clinical Director, determines policy for the clinical programs. Ensures that the Clinical Director and staff are providing quality care to the clients and ensures comprehensive as well as individualized plans for clients.  The Director participates in the weekly Case Review meetings.

·         Manages the personnel allocation for the shelter, including hiring staff, monitoring performance, initiating disciplinary action, including termination, where appropriate. Also, ensures staff development and training on an individual and group basis. 

·         Ensures that staff is adhering to agency guidelines regarding any procurement of goods and services and that documentation is provided to the Facilities, Operations, and Finance Departments to facilitate timely payment to vendors.

·         Handles community relations activities which include maintaining a positive relationship with the neighboring community and overseeing the creation of partnerships with community based service providers.

·         Regularly meets with direct reports on an individual and group basis to clarify roles and approaches to delivering services to the clients, making corrective recommendations as appropriate. 

·         Ensures that the facility is in compliance with all state and local regulations and reporting requirements, especially Health and Safety requirements, and that staff has required certifications and training to comply with the requirements of the oversight agencies.

·         Ensures that all information on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is prominently displayed and observed by all staff.

·         Interfaces with other city/state agencies as needed to better serve the clients, insuring the timely completion of weekly, monthly or annual reports.

·         Ensures timely submission of supporting documents to respond to federal, state and city audits as well as any legal claims or lawsuits filed by clients and staff.

·         Available to respond to emergencies on a 24/7/365 basis, especially after normal work hours and on weekends.

 

Requirements

·         A Master’s degree in social work, public administration, psychology, education, sociology, occupational or physical therapy, or other human services field. 

·         A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working with mentally ill individuals or homeless individuals with either a diagnosis of mental illness or a substance addiction, or managing a residential building providing services to homeless individuals. Two (2) years of the required experience must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity. 

·         Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate staff to accomplish stated goals and objectives of the program while developing their individual and group skills.  

·         Must collaborate with our Performance Evaluation and Quality Assurance Department (PEQA) and develop/ exhibit the ability to independently evaluate and manage program performance using data.

·         Through demonstration, develops and fosters a team spirit to enable staff to overcome the challenges of providing needed services to a special client population.  While professionalism is stressed at all times, there is latitude for a compassionate and empathetic approach to dealing with staff and clients. 

·         Excellent oral, writing and listening skills must be a component of the management style of the Director.

·         The ability to work well in a highly pressured environment, and meet the short term and long term mandates of the program.

·         An ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff.

·         Knowledge of case management softwares as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

 

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Case Manager, Fort Washington

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering men, women and children to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:                     Case Manager

Program:             Fort Washington – Team Pride

 

Program Description

The Fort Washington Men’s Shelter is a 200 bed temporary shelter which Project Renewal manages under a contract with the Department of Homeless Services and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Comprehensive psychiatric, medical and case management services are provided to homeless men who have been diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. 

 

The Program Director is specifically responsible for the On Site Rehabilitation Services consisting of two approaches-Team PRIDE and Team STEPS. These programs provide assessment and case management services targeted to reduce the length of stay in the shelter and facilitate the transition to community based housing. With a focus on housing placement, individual and group counseling is used to assist clients in enhancing their adult living skills, and connecting to community based healthcare, mental health and substance abuse services. 

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Program Director, the Case Manager is responsible for providing the required assessment, case management, and counseling services to the selected clients to make them able to address their dependencies and assume control of their lives to ultimately live independently and return to permanent or other alternative housing in their communities.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Case Manager include but are not limited to the following activities: 

·         Provides case management for a caseload of approximately 25 men.

·         Conducts intake and psychosocial and substance abuse assessments of clients.

·         In collaboration with the client, prepares and monitors the Individual Case Management Plan for each client; identifying short and short-term objectives to be achieved.

·         Counsels clients through individualized and group sessions on issues such achieving personal goals, finding permanent or alternative housing, maintaining sobriety, medication compliance and employment opportunities.

·         Identifies services and makes referrals of clients for medical care, substance abuse services, and employment services.

*Available to respond to emergencies on a 24/7/365 basis, especially after normal work hours and on weekend*

 

Education Requirements

·         All candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 

·         A Master’s degree in Social Work or other human services field is strongly preferred.

·         A minimum of three (3) years responsible experience working with mentally ill individuals or homeless individuals with either a diagnosis of mental illness or a substance addiction

·         Knowledge of case management softwares as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Assistant Director Next Step ACE

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

Next Step ACE is an Assisted Competitive Employment program for individuals with serious mental illness who seek meaningful jobs in the competitive employment market. The Assistant Director is responsible for meeting all contract goals, managing the team for performance, and implementing new service delivery models.

The ACE program provides end-to-end employment-related services, including one-on-one vocational training, job placement, work-related retention/support, peer and individual counseling.  There are multiple funding sources supporting the ACE team and therefore the Assistant Director is responsible for reporting outcomes to each contractor and ensuring contract compliance.  The ACE program is expanding its service model to incorporate the vocational services outlined under the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) designated by Medicaid Managed Care.  The Assistant Director will be responsible for implementing the vocational HCBS components.

ACE is part of Project Renewal’s Next Step employment program, which includes job placement and training services, adult basic education, computer classes and job retention counseling.  The ACE program, while operating independently from these services, is closely integrated with these programs. The Assistant Director works closely with the Next Step management team.

 

Reporting to the Director of Next Step, the Assistant Director’s duties include, but are not limited to:

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  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the ACE program, including the satellite office

  • Tracking performance to ensure program goals are met and addressing areas of concern

  • Providing clinical and administrative supervision to the ACE team

  • Preparing billing and performance reports for contractors

  • Implementing processes and strategies to ensure high quality service and outcomes

  • Conducting outreach for client referrals to community-based organizations, hospitals, residences, and other social service providers.

  • Working directly with funding sources to meet all objectives

  • Utilizing Salesforce to collect data, monitor outcomes, and generate reports.

  • Implementing the vocational HCBS model including development of processes, managing on-going contacts with Health Homes, and coordination with billing department.

  • Representing Project Renewal by proving presentation to community-based organization, referral partners, funders, and other entities that Next Step collaborates with.

  • Utilizing required database systems for various government contracts.

Qualifications

·         Master’s Degree required. 

·         Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), LMSW, LCSW, or LMHC highly preferred. 

·         Minimum of three years relevant work experience preferably as an employment specialist; including minimum 18 months of disability/employment case management experience.

·         Minimum of 1.5 years of management experience required.

·         Knowledge of disability accommodations required.  Knowledge of disability benefits preferred.

·         Bilingual Spanish preferred.

·         Strong computer skills in MS Office are required.

Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Residential Aide

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering men, women and children to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:                     Residential Aide

Positions available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Depending upon, shift, the essential duties of the Residential Aide include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Processes new client intake information, bed assignment, maintains the daily census records and provides DHS with daily census figures.

·         As needed, provides clothing and personal care items to clients. 

·         Distributes mail, appointment slips and other documentation to clients.

·         Writes detailed incident reports regarding client activity and the condition of the entire shelter building.

·         Conducts searches of client lockers, when needed.

·         Conducts client pack-ups and property return.

·         Utilizes CPR/First Aide techniques in emergency situations and conforms to OSHA standards when necessary.

·         Available to work overtime, weekends, and holidays.

Education and Skills Requirements

·         High School diploma or equivalent If in recovery, must have at least one (1) year of sobriety and have a sober support network.

·         Some familiarity with substance abuse services environment and population.

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

·         Bilingual in Spanish or Polish a plus.

 

Certificates and Credentials

·         Fire Guard certification F-02 or Fire Safety Coordinator F-80

 

 

To apply, submit your resume with a cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Assistant Shelter Director

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:                                    Assistant Shelter Director

Program:                             Leona Blanche House

 

Program Description:

Leona Blanche House is and OMH licensed transitional residence that provides housing and rehabilitation supportive services to 53 formerly homeless, chronically mentally ill single adults, some of whom have co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Assistant Shelter Director include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Provide individual supervision to case managers and case aides to ensure the provision of services, including: training, assistance, support, and related clinical interventions, and document supervisory minutes

·         Screens admission packets, and conducts interviews for prospective residents. 

·         Lead in assessing the needs and strengths of residents and helps the assigned case manager work with residents to set goals and objectives

·         Ensures that chart documentation is in compliance at all times, review service plans and service plan reviews in a timely fashion.

·         Ensure that at least 2 progress notes are written by case managers each week, that reflect goals and objectives identified in consumers’’ service plan.

·         Ensures that clients are linked to all necessary ancillary services including psychiatric, medical, and dental treatment, vocational and educational resources, and legal and financial entitlements.

·         Provides crisis intervention to ensure the safety of residents and staff

·         On call for all clinical and building emergencies

 

Requirements:

·         Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field

·         Minimum two years’ experience working with psychiatric populations, preferably in a residential setting

·         Supervisory experience required

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suit

·         Knowledge of case management software

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: careers@projectrenewal.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/03/2018

Substance Abuse Counselor, Recovery Center

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:                     Substance Abuse Counselor

Program:             Recovery Center

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The counselor’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct substance abuse assessments; development of treatment plans for assigned caseload.

  • Provide individual counseling to twenty (20) to thirty (30) clients per week; case management as needed.

  • Facilitation of substance abuse education groups, relapse prevention groups, anger management groups, and/or life skills groups.

  • Documentation of all client contact in compliance with OASAS and DMH regulations. Documentation completed within OASAS timeframes.

  • Attend and participate in all staff and team meetings, and in-service training; case consultation with interdisciplinary staff.

  • Completion of caseload reports to NYC HRA STARS system and NYS OASAS Vocational Rehabilitation, and NYS Department of Probation programs; completion of OASAS PAS Admission and Discharge forms.

  • Identification and outreach to possible referral sources to recruit new clients to the clinic.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, LMSW, LCSW or,

  • New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse certificate (CASAC), or CASAC-eligible.

  • Must be able to provide CASAC number or proof of CASAC-eligible status

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience providing direct care to individuals with alcohol and substance dependence; experience with homeless and forensic adults

  • Five (5) years uninterrupted sobriety is required for candidates who are themselves in recovery

  • Good writing skills are essential

  • Computer Literacy: familiarity with OASAS documentation requirements

 

Work Hours 

Thirty-five (35) hour week; Monday to Friday.  Specific hours to be negotiated; one evening required. (Some weekend work may be required. Must be willing to travel to different PRI locations to provide services.)

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Clinical Director

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:                     Clinical Director

Program:             Fort Washington

 

Program Description

The Fort Washington Men’s Shelter is a 200-bed temporary shelter which Project Renewal manages under a contract with the Department of Homeless Services and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Comprehensive psychiatric, medical and case management services are provided to homeless men who have been diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. 

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Shelter Director, with some latitude for independent action and decision making, the Clinical Director is responsible for the overall coordination and delivery of services to clients of the Fort Washington Men’s Shelter.  The Clinical Director works in close partnership with the Clinical Supervisor of the on-site DOHMH funded program to ensure that approximately 20-25 staff including Case Managers and Housing Specialists provide high quality case management and housing placement services to clients.  The Clinical Director directly supervises 2 Masters’ level Team Leaders; coordinates service delivery with on-site medical, psychiatric, residential aide, and recreation departments; ensures staff adherence to DHS and Project Renewal policies and procedures; conducts regular quality assurance reviews; is the primary liaison with DHS regarding client assignments, transfers, and exits; performs related work.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Clinical Director include, but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Provides guidance and direction to the Team Leaders to ensure assessments, including psycho-social evaluations are being performed, Independent Living Plans are prepared and being followed, referrals to appropriate programs are made, and integration of services is occurring.

·         Provides guidance and direction to Housing Specialists ensuring that HRA2010E packages are being generated and being given to DHS as well as other housing providers.

·         Conducts chart reviews to ensure all required documents have been given to and acknowledged by the clients, and in coordinating the delivery of services to the clients.

·         Assists in the training, development, and supervision of all staff assigned to the social services team.

·         Shares 24-hour administrative oversight of program in conjunction with Shelter Director, and Asst. Shelter Director.

·         Provides leadership during crises/trains staff in protocols to be followed in clinical emergencies.

·         Ensures that accurate and up to date clinical documents are being maintained and that required data is being inputted in a timely fashion into the CARES system by the Case Managers.

·         Attends and participates in weekly Case Conference meetings on the status of each client.

·         Coordinates the Money Management Program exercising fiduciary responsibilities for the clients to ensure savings goals are being achieved and funds are being spent responsibly by the clients.

·         Coordinates completion of statistical and qualitative data reports.

·         Collaborates with the Shelter Director and other senior staff to develop and implement protocols in response to DHS and PRI policies, disseminates these to staff, and updates them as needed.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Shelter Director.

 

 

Qualifications

·         Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

·         A minimum of five years of experience working with homeless mentally ill adults or other special needs population.

·         Must have proven supervisory skills including at least three years of clinical/administrative supervisory experience, preferably in a shelter setting

·         Knowledge of case management software programs as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

 

To apply, please send resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to:  careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Case Manager, The Villa

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:                                     Case Manager

Program:                             The Villa             

 

Program Description:

The Villa is a congregate building located in The Bronx that opened in 2015.  The building provides supportive housing to 47 individuals who are active substance users and 9 individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of Case Manager include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Provide referrals for clients for medical care, substance use services, and employment services as necessary

·         Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and communicate effectively with other team members

·         Complete service plans and assessments every 6 months

·         Complete home visits and office visits with clients

·         Complete intakes, psychosocial, case notes and other paperwork in a timely manner

·         Facilitate weekly groups

·         Maintain and update chart on each of the 25 clients on the caseload as well as an online database for DHMH

·         Attend trainings as required

·         Participate in weekly team meetings with the multidisciplinary team

 

Qualifications: 

  • Associates Degree with minimum of 3 years’ experience with above population;

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;

  • Experience working with homeless, substance users and individuals with mental illness. 

  • Experience with the housing first model.

  • Spanish fluency a plus.

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

Case Manager, Fletcher

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering men, women and children to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Position:              Case Manager

Program:             Fletcher

 

Program Description:

Fletcher Residence is an extended stay, service-enriched single-room occupancy residence providing housing for 55 formerly homeless single adults with chronic mental illness, some of whom are dually-diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Case Manager include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Provide direct client service including assessment, service planning, groups, and counseling

·         Complete psychosocial assessments and detailed, accurate progress notes within required timeframes

·         Work collaboratively with the on-site Nurse, Psychiatrist, and Case Aides to assess and provide support for residents with regards to medication management, activities of daily living, and money management

·         Develop individualized service plans in collaboration with residents

·         Maintain regular and ongoing collateral contact with mental health treatment providers, and other community-based providers of service.

·         Advocate on behalf of residents, and accompany to appointments where necessary

·         Participate in weekly clinical team meetings and monthly community meetings

 

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other Human Services related field required

·         Master’s Degree in Social Work is strongly preferred

·         1 – 2 years’ experience working with the mentally ill and or dually-diagnosed, homeless population

 

*This position is ideal for the newly or recently graduated Master’s level professional who is seeking to develop their clinical and case management skills.

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter to: careers@projectrenewal.org

 

 

Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Benefits Advocate

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:                                     Entitlements Specialist/Public Benefits Advocate

Program:                             The Villa             

 

Program Description:

The Villa is a congregate building located in The Bronx that opened in 2015.  The building provides supportive housing to 47 individuals who are active substance users and 9 individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.  The public benefits advocate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that works collaboratively with clients to overcome barriers to recovery and independence. As part of this effort, the advocate works with participants to access benefits that include public assistance, food stamps, public health insurance, and disability benefits.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of Public Benefits Advocate include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Extensive research and the ability to synthesize large bodies of information.

  • Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to independently seek out, understand, and apply complex information, including laws and policy documents;

  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in writing with diverse audiences;

  • Excellent time management skills, accountability to deadlines, and the ability to see both short and long term projects through to completion;

  • Genuine interest in working with formerly homeless individuals and/or individuals who have experienced addiction, trauma, and physical or mental illness;

  • The ability to engage others with warmth, respect, and lack of assumption or judgment;

  • Maturity, sound judgment, and the ability to seek and accept supervision

  • Participation in weekly team meetings

 

Qualifications: 

  • All applicants must have a BA or BS

  • Spanish fluency is preferred

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws.