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



·         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: