Housing Counselor

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:     Housing Counselor, Parole Support and Treatment Program

 

Overall Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Senior Housing Counselor, the Housing Counselor is responsible for establishing and maintaining a constructive relationship with the clients, providing them with assistance to enable them to successfully perform everyday tasks, to address their issues, to stabilize their lives and ultimately to live independently in the community;

 

Specific duties and responsibilities:

·         Provides clients with day to day assistance in handling their affairs and living in their apartments.

·         On a weekly basis, participates in the distribution of medications to the clients, and on an on-going basis, monitors the clients’ compliance with taking their medications.

·         Works closely with the clinical team to assess and monitor client’s ability to manage their housing situation.

·         Monitors actions being taken on the clients’ 6 month housing plan.

·         Refers issues with any apartment to the Housing Coordinator for corrective action and or resolution with the Landlord.

·         Attends weekly staff meetings to discuss the status of each client with the Director and all other staff members.

·         Performs related work as assigned by the Supervisor. 

 

Requirements:

·         High School Diploma or equivalent

·         Valid New York State Driver’s License preferred

·         Prior experience working with mental health consumers preferred

 

 

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.