Clinical Supervisor- Bedford Green House

Title:                      Clinical Coordinator/ Supervisor

Location:             Bedford Green House

 

Program Overview:

Bedford Green House is a new state-of-the-art supportive/affordable housing complex providing homes and services to more than 300 New Yorkers.  Phase I is a building designed to LEED Gold Standards and is scheduled to open in the Bronx in December 2019. Bedford Green House will provide onsite social services including primary care for adults and families and women’s health services, family reunification services, occupational therapy, and more. Funded in part by the NYC Dept. of Health and Hygiene and Human Resources Administration, Bedford Green House supports and encourages a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of resources for the community at large. BGH features sustainable landscaped green roof, rooftop greenhouse, aquaponics growing system, horticultural therapy classes with year-round gardening, planned healthy cooking workshops, community playground, and backyard with recreational and exercise equipment.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Review client intake forms regularly for accuracy and complete additional paperwork needed for the completion of case management intakes.

·         Audit client charts weekly to ensure adherence to regulatory standards of service quality.

·         Manage the documentation of critical incidents and keep a log of the updates.

·         Participate in incident reporting committees and team meetings to determine annual goals.

·         Organize and maintain up to date spreadsheets to track progress and updates related to performance measurements.

·         Direct clinical supervision of case management staff, which also includes providing on-going training, assessment and coordination of clinical meetings

·         Assist with the development of procedures in accordance with evidence-based practices.

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·         Provide 24-hour on call coverage for the facility on a rotating basis with the Director

 

Qualifications:

·       Master’s Degree, LMSW required with 2 years supervisory experience

·        Minimum of two years’ experience in human services, consulting, evaluation, homeless services, quality assurance, or related field.

·         Experience working with adults with mental health and/or substance use issues, including families, preferably in homeless shelters or supportive housing.

·         Strong quantitative, Microsoft Excel skills and knowledge of case management software.

·         Bilingual or multilingual a plus.

 

 

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

Enterprise Application Support Specialist  

Title:                      Enterprise Application Support Specialist  

Program:             IT

 

Overall Responsibilities:

Project Renewal’s Enterprise Application Support Specialist works with our Enterprise Application Support Manager to provide training, management, and support for the major business applications used to manage our programs. These applications currently include eClinicalWorks, AWARDS, TMS, and Salesforce. Developing and delivering live, recorded and printed trainings on enterprise applications is a key responsibility.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The essential duties of Entraprise Application Support Specialist include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Develop training and online reference materials, including recorded videos;

·         Deliver end-user IT training to individuals and groups;

·         Contribute to software requirements elicitation and produce significant documentation of business requirements and processes;

·         Assist with the development of coherent project plans, appropriate task assignments, and realistic time estimates for projects;

·         Coordinate with your supervisor to identify and manage project risk, project interdependency issues and resource allocation;

·         Convert business requirements into technical and IT requirements;

·         Develop and review software testing plans;

·         Perform basic quality assurance functions to make sure software meets specified requirements;

·         Communicate with staff on a proactive basis regarding IT changes and incidents that affect them;

·         Enforce information technology policies including ensuring adherence to funder requirements;

·         Manage configurations and change process for major enterprise applications;

·         Assist the helpdesk staff with providing user support for enterprise applications;

·         Coordinate with vendors for enterprise applications;

·         Remain current on product developments for enterprise applications; and

·         Work on tasks and projects as assigned by supervisor.

 

Qualifications: 

·         Bachelor’s degree with experience in training of applications.

  • Strong computer and communication skills are required.

 

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

Director of Operations City Beet Kitchen

Title:                      Director of Operations

Location:             City Beet Kitchen

Overall Responsibilities:

Project Renewal (PRI) is looking for an experienced professional to manage its $6 million catering company, City Beet Kitchens (CBK).  CBK is a social purpose business, established in 1995 and currently serving ones million meals annually. The Director of Operations will report to the Food Service Director.  The position will oversee the kitchen at 8 E. Third St.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

The job responsibilities fall into to 5 general categories: Operations, Financial Management, Compliance, Planning and Quality Control.   Specific tasks include:

Operations:

·         Oversee all ordering of food, supplies and equipment.

·         Weekly review of inventory to ensure adequate supplies.

·         Supervise Transportation Manager

·         Ensure all equipment is in working order and all maintenance contracts are up to date and current.

·         Available 24/7 to respond to delivery problems, staffing issues and complaints from customers.

·         Develop a training and procedural manual for staff.

·         Recruit staff as needed.

Financial Management

·         Price meals and update pricing tool.

·         Oversee contract renewals.

·         Prepare monthly reports that track each contract/event revenue and costs.

·         Monthly review of fiscal reports to ensure they agree with CBK monthly revenue and expense report.

·         Monitor cost of labor, food and supplies.

Compliance

·         Monitor compliance with NYC Food Standards.

·         Work with contracted nutritionist to develop new menus plus special meals for religious or medical conditions.

Planning

·         Work with the Food Service Director to develop annual income and profit projections.

·         Work with the Food Service Director to develop a strategic plan

Quality Control

·         Monthly follow up calls with each of our contracts.

·         Develop a customer/client satisfaction survey.

·         Implement procedures that ensure portion and quality control for all meals leaving the kitchens.

  

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.  

·         Minimum of two (5) years of experience managing a large catering company with a high proportion of entry level employees Computer database skills and word-processing, required.

·         Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, desirable.

·         Must be knowledgeable and experienced in data-based inventory and ordering systems

·         Excellent time management, organizational, and customer service skills.

·         High degree of organizational skills

 

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

 

 

Accountant

Title:                      Real Estate Accountant

Location:             Fiscal Department

We are currently seeking an experienced, qualified professional for the position of Real Estate Accountant in our Fiscal Department. The position will report to the Controller and will work closely with the Director of Real Estate.  S/he will be responsible for monthly financial reporting, analyses and associated journal entries for the Real Estate Programs. S/he will perform other critical tasks such as reconciling general ledger accounts associated with the program, monitoring the assignment and use of budget centers, participating in the annual budget process, audit preparation and tax return filings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Real Estate Accountant include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Prepare budget vs. actual variance reports, providing follow-up and documentation for variances.

  • Perform month-end accounting close functions, including journal entries, reconciliations and analysis.

  • Work with department managers to review operating budgets and other financial reporting tools.

  • Assist with compliance audits, including the annual financial statement audit and participate in the agency-wide budget development for real estate projects.

  • Participate in special projects to support management’s need for financial statement analysis and process improvement projects.

  • Provide cross-functional backup to other accounting functions as needed.

  • Prepare management reports for Executive review and quarterly and annual reports for external stakeholders.

  • Work collaboratively with managers and accounting/financial team to improve the utilization of financial data for management decision-making.

  • Preparing and analyzing journal entries on both GAAP and tax basis for real estate projects including but not limited to: standard entries, applicable reclassification's / adjustments, review of all income and expenses, accruals, overhead allocations, consolidations and eliminations, and inter-company transactions.

  • Preparing and distributing periodic reports for use by various legal entities limited partnerships, governmental agencies, lending institutions (banks, investors), and external auditors as it relates to the developmental and operating properties. Required periodic reports may include but are not limited to: Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flows statements.

  • Preparing reconciliations of general ledger accounts, as required. Supporting independent third-party audits. Performing variance analysis, as required, for projects under construction, to monitor costs spent against initial construction budget.

  • Preparing support data and analyses for financial reporting requirements and corporate communications needs including but not limited to: schedules, reconciliations, footnotes, and board books.

  • Prepare draw requests for bank or city funding partners and equity funding from investor members. Prepare detailed budget progress reports, variance reports, and cash flow reports.

  • Track pay requisitions, requests for information and change order schedules. Work with Project Renewal’s Director of Real Estate to monitor job progress and audits.

  • Work with outside accountants to prepare LIHTC cost certification and the IRS form 8609.

  • Perform monthly P/L reconciliations with the property management department.

  • Monitor and track expenditures and reimbursement of government funded facility renovation projects

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

  • 3 years or more experience in general ledger accounting, budgeting, and financial analysis.

  • Experience with non-profit organizations required.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to transfer learning, knowledge & skills across multiple projects.

  • Self-starter with proven ability to establish and meet goals and objectives.

  • Ability to thrive under pressure of deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required in order to effectively interact and clearly communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization.

  • Ability to work with large amounts of detailed data and translate data into meaningful information.

  • Ability to adapt to cyclical workload, including extended work hours during peak reporting times.

 

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

Senior Grants Manager

Title:                            Senior Grants Manager

Department:              Development

 

Overall Responsibilities

Reporting to the Development Director, the Senior Grants Manager is responsible for writing and submitting multidisciplinary and multi-collaborative grant proposals, ranging in size, scope and complexity, to a wide array of funding agencies and organizations. These include both public and private external entities, such as foundations, corporations, government, and other institutions. The Senior Grants Manager will be responsible for all pre and post award responsibilities, a prospecting strategy and grants tracking and management.

 

This position will have goals to produce a specific number of quality proposals in alignment with the organization’s annual development plan. The Senior Grants Manager will collaborate with the Development Team and will work closely with the Executive Team and Program Directors to develop strongly positioned proposals that can be marketed effectively and align with Project Renewal’s priority investment areas. All work is to be completed with standard supervision, confidentiality, integrity, and good judgment in accordance with organization standards.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Write high-quality, concise and compelling proposals and project manage all aspects of preparation, submission and reporting

·         Research, prepare and maintain a prospecting matrix with eligibility, requirements and priority level

·         Lead the execution of logic model development, gain approvals on program budgets, prepare applications and stewardship materials

·         Create and manage a comprehensive calendar of past, current and upcoming proposals

·         Implement a system for reporting reminders and templates to all relevant staff in advance of deadlines

·         Coordinate with development team and finance staff on the preparation and review of financial reports, and revisions of approved grant budgets as necessary

 

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, training, and 3-5 years of direct experience

·         Demonstrated experience in writing persuasive, clear, concise, and visually attractive proposals/reports preferably as a grant writer for a social services nonprofit

·         Experience successfully soliciting local, regional and national foundations and a proven track record of securing new foundation grants for a large New York City Social Services organization

·         Have strong knowledge of procedures for private grant proposal submissions, funder selection criteria and post-award funder expectations

·         Experience with city, state and federal Request for Proposals and grant procedures 

·         Have prepared samples of pre- and post-award proposal writing, including Letters of Inquiry, abstracts, concept papers, and acknowledgement letters

·         Able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines and funding goals, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities while maintaining a calm, professional work style

·         Superior organization and project management skills including the ability to coordinate overlapping projects and deadlines, and an excellent attention to detail

·         Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and as a team player

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs and familiar with databases management preferably Raiser’s Edge

Finalists for this position will be required to provide a portfolio of written work.

 

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

 

Counselor, Next Step- Part Time

Title:                                      Counselor, Next Step

Schedule:                            Part- Time (28 hours)

Next Step Counselors will help enroll new Next Step clients, guiding them from intake to training to job search and employment. On average, Next Step Counselors maintain an active caseload of up to 25-30 job-seeking or vocationally-trained clients. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Reporting to the Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, the counselor’s duties include but are not limited to the following:

·         Meeting with clients individually to assess current skills and barriers, to develop a career plan at Next Step.

·         Enrolling clients in Next Step programs needed to reach their vocational, educational and employment goals.

·         Outreaching clients and referral agencies to schedule initial intake appointments.

·         Maintaining regular contact with each client and his/her referring agency to report on program participation and ensure client and referral source are supported and informed.

·         Preparing clients for the world of work through individualized activities including resume and cover letter development, assistance with applications, and clothing referrals.

·         Inputting relevant information to track client’s progress using an online database.

·         Facilitating workshops and computer courses to support client’s successful participation in the workforce.

 

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree required.

·         At least 1 year of experience in the social services field.

·         Strong computer and communication skills are required.

·         Must be organized, detail oriented and a quick learner. 

·         Must also be able to work closely and effectively with other staff members and outside agencies.

·         The ability to engage, empathize, and maintain appropriate professional boundaries with clients.

 

 

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: to internal.applicant@projectrenewal.org and for external applicants careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Peer Counselor

Title:                Peer Counselor

Program:        East Third Street Men’s Shelter/Kenton Hall 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.

Kenton Hall is an emergency men’s shelter which helps 108 individuals with substance abuse histories work towards health, sobriety, and, ultimately, permanent housing and employment. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Escort clients to housing interviews, recreational activities and other relevant appointments

·         Advocate for clients when necessary

·         Takes responsibility for personal recovery at all times, and models self-responsibility.

·         Encourages consumers to attend consumer meetings/support groups, recreational activities and supports their effort.

·         Coach peers about recovery.

·         Share experiences.

·         Participate with Team and attend meetings as required.

·         Communicates with the Social Services team to discuss client concerns or client’s progress.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Social Services, Assistant Director or Program Director.

Physical Activities

While performing the duties of this position, the Peer Counselor must walk the ten steps to enter and leave the facility.  In event the elevator is out of service, the Peer Counselor must also walk between the nine floors of the facility, sub-basement to roof, climbing up and down the staircases, totaling 174 steps, in order to see clients.  Furthermore, the Peer Counselor must stand to talk to clients and staff, sit for extended periods of time at the computer, and reach or squat to get records from the files.

 

                                                                                   

Candidate Requirements:

·         High School Diploma or equivalent.

·         Valid New York State Driver's License a plus.

·         Personal experience with mental health, substance abuse or MICA issues and 1.5 years of continuous sobriety if in recovery from alcohol/substance abuse. 

·         Experience working with people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness. 

 

Preferred skills:

Teamwork:                         Ability to work cooperatively with peers and other staff in order to serve the needs of the                                                                 clients as effectively as possible.

Organizational:                 An ability to work independently and to adjust one’s schedule to accommodate the needs of the programs. 

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

Communication:              Excellent oral, writing, and listening skills.

Computer:                          Knowledge of case management software as well as Microsoft Office Suite.

Language:                           Bilingual or multilingual a plus.

 

 

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

Junior Cook- Clinton Residence

Title:                Junior Cook

Location:         Clinton Residence, Transitional Supportive Housing Residence

Schedule:        Thursday-Monday, 10am-6pm

Program Description:

Clinton Residence is a transitional treatment facility licensed and regulated by the NYS Office of Mental Health.  The facility provides transitional housing for 57 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 Junior Cook include, but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Reports to Chef for all assignments

  • assist the chef to prepare and cook two hot meals per day;

  • keep kitchen area, equipment and all food storage space clean;

  • provide coverage in the kitchen in the absence of the Chef;

  • assist with tracking kitchen inventory;

  • provide some supervision of kitchen intern (s) and other trainee staff.

Physical Activities:

While performing the duties of this position, the junior cook is regularly required to perform physical tasks including:                             

·         Lifting and transporting food inventory

·         Washing pots, pans, dishes and all kitchen utensils

·         Mopping, sweeping and cleaning counters and all surfaces

·         Must be able to lift items weighing up to 45lbs. 

 

 

Qualifications:

  • A High School diploma, GED or Culinary Arts Training Certificate is preferred.

  • Experience working in a kitchen and preparing meals.

  • An ability to communicate, coordinate with other staff and provide reports of relevant incidents. Excellent oral, writing and listening skills.

  • An ability to interact well with all levels of staff, residents, and guests visiting the building. Ability to manage conflict calmly and productively.

  • Good verbal and listening skills.

  • Knowledge of food safety, sanitary and hygiene measures and procedures; knowledge of inventory control; complete knowledge of food preparation.

 

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

 

Intake Specialist -Ana's Place

Title:                Intake Specialist

Location:          Ana’s Place – Bronx, NY

Program Description

Ana’s Place is a 108 bed 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless men diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance abuse.  Our comprehensive services include case management, individual and group counseling, recreational activities and housing placement assistance.  Additionally, psychiatric services are provided Monday through Friday, staffed by a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, and a licensed practical nurse.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Intake Specialist, with some latitude for independent action and decision making, the essential duties of the Intake Specialist include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Responsible for the initial assessment of every new arrival with respect to housing readiness.

  • Develops a tool/trains staff on administering a modified mini-assessment for clients entering after hours/weekends.

  • Facilitates a direct hand-off to nursing to ensure the initial nursing and psychiatric assessments are initiated.

  • Reports daily to the Clinical Director on the status of all new clients.

  • Coordinates with the Clinical Director and Housing Specialist to identify and expedite placement for clients who may have other housing options.

  • Assigns new clients to case manager within 48 hours of their arrival.

  • Completes initial psychosocial within a month of client’s date of entry.

  • Manages and updates caseload on a daily basis.

  • Tracks psychiatric and medical ER visits/hospitalizations monthly.

  • Keeps track of clients on ACT/AOT/HUB .

  • Provides support to clients in the absence of their case manager.

  • 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.

 

Physical Activities

 Job duties generally require the physical activities described below, subject to any necessary reasonable accommodation due to disability. While performing the duties of this position, the Intake Specialist must be able to walk between two floors of the facility (24 steps), climbing up and down two staircases, in the event the elevator is out of order. In addition, the Intake Specialist must stand, bend in order to use the files and be able to sit at the computer workstation for extended periods to review the client data and update the information in the case management systems.  Further, the Intake Specialist must be able to lift or move material and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, to sit for extended periods of time at the computer, and to bend or squat to retrieve file records.

Education Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW)

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with homeless mentally ill/MICA adults

  • An ability to motivate all staff and to work collaboratively with staff from other programs to provide the most beneficial services to the clients.

  • Excellent oral, writing and listening skills.

  • An ability to work independently and to initiate actions to support the efforts of the staff and the clients.

  • An ability to relate with clients as well as all levels of staff.

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

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

 

Team Leader-Bedford Green House

Title:                Team Leader

Location:         Bedford Green House

Program Overview:

Bedford Green House is a new state-of-the-art supportive/affordable housing complex providing homes and services to more than 300 New Yorkers.  Phase I is a building designed to LEED Gold Standards and is scheduled to open in the Bronx in December 2019. Bedford Green House will provide onsite social services including primary care for adults and families and women’s health services, family reunification services, occupational therapy, and more. Funded in part by the NYC Dept. of Health and Hygiene and Human Resources Administration, Bedford Green House supports and encourages a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of resources for the community at large. BGH features sustainable landscaped green roof, rooftop greenhouse, aquaponics growing system, horticultural therapy classes with year-round gardening, planned healthy cooking workshops, community playground, and backyard with recreational and exercise equipment.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Review referral packages and conduct comprehensive psychosocial assessments to determine the consumer’s medical, psychiatric, housing and other social needs in the community.

·         Direct supervision and clinical oversight for a small team of case managers.

·         Participate in weekly team meetings and provide ongoing supervision for case managers

·         Develop or assist with developing short and long -term person centered treatment plans to assist clients with achieving their goals. 

·         Monitor, evaluate and record client progress with respect to treatment goals.

·         Establish collaborative working relationships with inpatient treatment teams and plan with them appropriate discharges for clients.

·         Facilitates the provision of any assistance needed to ensure that clients remain housed or transitions to independent living.

·         Audit client charts weekly to ensure adherence to regulatory standards of service quality.

·         Escort consumers, when indicated, on appointments with community-based treatment providers.

·         Carry a small caseload and update service plans and assessments as required by funding source

 

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree with 2 years supervisory experience; Master’s degree preferred;

·         Minimum of two years’ experience in human services, consulting, evaluation, homeless services, quality assurance, or related field.

·         Experience working with adults with mental health and/or substance use issues, including families, preferably in homeless shelters or supportive housing.

·         Bilingual or multilingual a plus

 

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

 

Clinical Director- Ana's Place

Title:                      Clinical Director

Location:             Ana’s Place

Program Description:

Ana’s Place is a 108 bed 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless men diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance abuse.  Our comprehensive services include case management, individual and group counseling, recreational activities and housing placement assistance.  Additionally, psychiatric services are provided Monday through Friday, staffed by a psychiatric provider(s), registered nurse, and a licensed practical nurse.

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 directing staff in conducting the intake of clients into the program; creating, developing, and implementing programs to respond to the clients’ medical, psychological conditions as well as any addictions; ensuring the staff’s coordination of psychiatric services and compliance with all applicable protocols; performs related work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Supervises staff in conducting the intake processes, insuring that all protocols are being followed, and that the Statement of Rights/Responsibilities as well as any other required documents has been given to each client.

  • Provides the day to day coordination of clinical services in the facility through collaboration with the Shelter Director, on-site psychiatric provider and nurse. Ensures that clients’ assessments, linkages to services and coordination of services are being done by staff.

  • Acts as primary Liaison to the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) 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) and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).

  • Collaborates with the Shelter Director and other senior staff to develop and implement program policies and procedures, disseminates these to staff, and updates them as needed.

  • Performs staff development activities which include weekly team meetings and individual supervisory sessions for Case Managers. As needed, provides in-service education for all levels of shelter staff.

  • Establish relationships with internal as well as external housing providers and have knowledge of the various types of housing available to clients.

  • Supervises staff in entering client data and charting information into the CARES system and in preparing clinical documentation as well as performing internal statistical reporting in an EXCEL database.

  • In collaboration with the on-site psychiatric provider and nurse, develops crisis intervention procedures; Leads the weekly clinical team meetings as well as participates in other regularly scheduled house meetings.

  • Coordinates the weekly dormitory inspections being conducted by shelter staff to determine how clients are maintaining their assigned space.

  • Develops and trains staff in protocols to be followed in clinical emergencies and is on call 24/7/365 for either a response or coordination of activities in all clinical emergencies.

 

Physical Activities

While performing the duties of this position, the Clinical Director is required on a daily basis to walk the interior of the building to talk to clients and staff in the various program areas, and must be able to walk between two floors of the facility (24 stairs), climbing up and down two staircases, in the event the elevator is out of order.  In addition, the Clinical Director must be able to sit for extended periods of time working at the computer or making phone calls, as well as bend, reach and or squat to get information from the files

 

Qualifications:

·         A Master’s degree in social work from an accredited college or university. (LMSW) 

·         A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible post graduate experience working with a psychiatric population, including homeless mentally ill and MICA adults, 3 years of the required experience must be clinical and or supervisory experience.

·         Demonstrated ability to motivate professional and support staff to work cooperatively to provide services to clients.

·         Ability to respond constructively to all situations occurring between clients and staff and to apply conflict resolution techniques to resolve issues; operate effectively under a highly pressured environment.

·         Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with staff and clients.

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

 

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

 

Assistant Shelter Director -East Third Street Men’s Shelter

Title:                      Assistant Shelter Director

Location:             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.

Overall Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Shelter Director, with latitude for independent action, the Assistant Shelter Director coordinates with the Building Manager and the Director of Social Services to ensure that the day-to-day operations are up to Project Renewal and Department of Homeless Services (DHS) standards; supervises the Residential Aides, making sure the shelter is staffed by them on a 24/7 basis in accordance with DHS guidelines, which include the necessary ongoing First Aid training, fire safety certification, and Opiate Overdose Prevention Training; oversees the activities providing for the safety of the residents and staff in the building; performs related work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Monitors day to day activities to ensure there is a clean, safe, and secure environment provided for both clients and staff. Regularly tours the interior and exterior of the building to make sure conditions are in accord with established standards. Initiates corrective action if necessary

·          Ensures that required Incident Reports are prepared by staff and submitted to both Project Renewal and DHS staff in a timely fashion, providing all relevant information and documentation as soon as possible following the incident

·         Supervises Residential Aide program staff to ensure that services are being provided to the clients, security protocols are being followed, and that notations are being made in the designated logs

·         Assists in recreational planning to ensure programs that engage and benefit the clients are being created and implemented

·         Ensures that staffs are provided training in required skills, including communicating and interacting with clients, security protocols and use of security equipment, record keeping and incident reporting

·         Monitors the implementation of the Shelter Emergency Plan, which includes conducting required Fire Drills three times a month; maintaining the records to have current certificates for Fire Safety Warden, scheduling staff for training as needed

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

·         Assists the Director in compiling information and documentation needed to defend a claim submitted by either a client or staff member

·         As designated by the Director, attends the District Service Cabinet Committee meetings and Council meetings.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Shelter Director

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

 

Physical Activities

While performing the duties of this position, the Assistant Director must walk the ten steps to enter the facility.  In the event the elevator is out of order, the Assistant Director must also walk between nine floors of the facility, sub-basement to roof, climbing up and down the staircases, totaling 174 steps, in order to observe staff and to see clients.  The Assistant Director also walks the exterior of the facility to ensure that a proper appearance is being maintained.  Furthermore, the Assistant Director must stand to talk to clients and staff, sit for extended periods of time at the computer, reach, or squat to get records from the files.

 

Qualifications:

·         BA degree in social work or related human services

·         A minimum of five (5) years’ experience, working with mentally-ill or homeless individuals, three (3) of which were in a supervisory capacity

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

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

·         Ability to develop and foster, through demonstration, a team spirit, enabling staff to overcome the challenges of providing needed services to a special client population

·         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 and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: to careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Shelter Director- Ana's Place

Title:                      Shelter Director

Location:             Ana’s Place

Program Description:

Ana’s Place is a 108 bed 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless men diagnosed with mental illness and/MICA disorders. Our comprehensive services include case management, individual and group counseling, OT, recreational activities and housing placement assistance.  Additionally, we provide primary and behavioral health care services on-site.

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 Ana’s Place 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Shelter 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, ensuring 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

 

 

Qualifications:

  • 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

·         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 and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: to careers@projectrenewal.org

Intensive Case Manager

Title:                     Case Manager

Program:             Parole Support & Treatment Program; Permanent Housing Program

 

Program Description:

Project Renewal’s Re-Entry Permanent Housing provides supported housing to 45 men/women with serious and persistent mental illness/dual diagnoses – who also have a history of significant criminal justice involvement/may be under parole supervision.  The program directly delivers and/or facilitates access to a broad range of services geared towards clients’ stabilization and community integration.

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Program Coordinator, the Case Manager is responsible for assessing clients to determine what is needed to stabilize them, and working with them to create individual plans to address these needs so they can achieve successful community re-entry.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Conducts assessments of clients entering the program and assists them in developing individualized Housing Support/Service Plans.

·         Reviews the Housing Support/Service Plan every 6 months- or as needed.

·         Makes face to face contact with each client at a minimum 2 times each month.

·         Facilitates clients’ access to community based treatment and support services – which may include escort and direct linkage.

·         Maintains up to date documentation of all contacts in CAIRS and AWARDS.

·         Participates in regular meetings with the permanent housing staff to discuss the status of each client in the program. 

·         Participates in on-call response system.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by supervisory staff.

 

Qualifications

·         Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other Human Services related field with significant experience working with the seriously mentally ill, dually diagnosed Re-Entry population.  

·         A Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.

·         Proficiency in the Microsoft Office, especially Work and Excel and familiarity with case management software.

 

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. 

Peer Counselor

Title:                Peer Counselor

Program:        East Third Street Men’s Shelter/Kenton Hall 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.

Kenton Hall is an emergency men’s shelter which helps 108 individuals with substance abuse histories work towards health, sobriety, and, ultimately, permanent housing and employment. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Escort clients to housing interviews, recreational activities and other relevant appointments

·         Advocate for clients when necessary

·         Takes responsibility for personal recovery at all times, and models self-responsibility.

·         Encourages consumers to attend consumer meetings/support groups, recreational activities and supports their effort.

·         Coach peers about recovery.

·         Share experiences.

·         Participate with Team and attend meetings as required.

·         Communicates with the Social Services team to discuss client concerns or client’s progress.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Social Services, Assistant Director or Program Director.

Physical Activities

While performing the duties of this position, the Peer Counselor must walk the ten steps to enter and leave the facility.  In event the elevator is out of service, the Peer Counselor must also walk between the nine floors of the facility, sub-basement to roof, climbing up and down the staircases, totaling 174 steps, in order to see clients.  Furthermore, the Peer Counselor must stand to talk to clients and staff, sit for extended periods of time at the computer, and reach or squat to get records from the files.

                                                                                    

Candidate Requirements:

·         High School Diploma or equivalent.

·         Valid New York State Driver's License a plus.

·         Personal experience with mental health, substance abuse or MICA issues and 1.5 years of continuous sobriety if in recovery from alcohol/substance abuse. 

·         Experience working with people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness. 

 

Preferred skills:

Teamwork:                         Ability to work cooperatively with peers and other staff in order to serve the needs of the                                                                 clients as effectively as possible.

Organizational:                 An ability to work independently and to adjust one’s schedule to accommodate the needs of the programs. 

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

Communication:              Excellent oral, writing, and listening skills.

Computer:                          Knowledge of case management software as well as Microsoft Office Suite.

Language:                           Bilingual or multilingual a plus.

 

 

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

Live-in Superintendent - Supportive Housing

Title:                      Superintendent

Location:             Bedford Green House

 

Program Overview:

Bedford Green House is a new state-of-the-art supportive/affordable housing complex providing homes and services to more than 300 New Yorkers.  Phase I is a building designed to LEED Gold Standards and is scheduled to open in the Bronx in December 2019. Bedford Green House will provide onsite social services including primary care for adults and families and women’s health services, family reunification services, occupational therapy, and more. Funded in part by the NYC Dept. of Health and Hygiene and Human Resources Administration, Bedford Green House supports and encourages a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of resources for the community at large. BGH features sustainable landscaped green roof, rooftop greenhouse, aquaponics growing system, horticultural therapy classes with year-round gardening, planned healthy cooking workshops, community playground, and backyard with recreational and exercise equipment.

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of Program Director, with wide latitude for independent action and decision making, the Superintendent  is responsible for directing the custodial staff in performing repair and maintenance work in the interior and, as needed, exterior of the building, ensuring that all building equipment is functioning properly to provide a safe, clean, sanitary and code compliant facility for clients and staff; coordinating the performance and completion of any capital improvement projects with Facilities Department; performs related work.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

·         Supervises and directs the custodial staff to perform daily tasks in maintenance of building and cleanliness, response to work requests from staff and tenants

·         Provides on-site training to custodial staff to enable them to properly perform a myriad of tasks, including cleaning, mopping, and waxing floors, doing refuge removal in accord with the established schedule, adhering to the recycling program, sweeping and dusting designated areas, cleaning disinfecting bathrooms, painting and doing other minor repair work

·         Ensures that staff is maintaining the condition of the building exterior by performing such tasks as sweeping the front entrance, wiping anything from the walls, doing snow removal and, when necessary, salting of the pathways and other appropriate areas

·         Conducts custodial staff meetings

·         Supervisor is responsible for providing training and assuring all staff is in compliance with LEED requirements for the building

·         Maintains liaison with service and maintenance contractors and representatives from outside agencies including the Fire Department, DOB etc.

·         Coordinates and supervise the completion of all work to be done in the building

·         Oversees the proper functioning of the building's equipment, ensuring that any needed repairs are completed as quickly as possible and that six-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 and inspected prior to 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 requested work

·         Routinely checks all areas of the building to prevent violations from city or state agencies

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

·         Performs all other duties assigned by Program Director and Facilities Department

·         Conduct regular inspections of all Life Safety Equipment 

·         Utilize maintenance management system (Sitecompli.com and Hippo CMMS)

 

Qualifications:

 

Education/ Experience Requirements:

·         Bachelor of the Arts Degree and experience with 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

·         High school or GED plus experience with a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience working in building maintenance, repair and management, including one (1) year experience supervising maintenance or custodial workers

·         Must have LEED Certification within 90 days of employment which PRI will cover cost of certification  

·         Experience in new building opening and operations preferred

 

Certificates and Credentials:

·         Fire Guard certification F-02

·         Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems (without voice communication system) S-95 or

·         Supervision of Fire Alarm System (with one-way communication system) F-53

·         Boiler Certificate of Fitness P-99

·         City Wide Standpipe System S-13 and City-Wide Sprinkler System S-12

·         10- Hour OSHA certificate

 

Preferred Skills:

·         Ability to work with staff to enhance their skills; through demonstration, a team spirit, enabling staff to overcome the challenges of providing needed services to a special client population

·         The ability to assess work requests, create order of priorities, and assign work to staff and monitor its timely completion

·         Ability to work with diverse clients with mental health issues

·         Excellent oral, writing, and listening skills

·         An ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff and handle delicate situations  

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook (especially e-mail), Word, and Excel

*Two bedroom apartment is provided

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

Development Intern

 

Position:                     Development Intern

 

Position Overview:

This internship is specifically designed for those with interest in development and event planning. Your role at Project Renewal will be to support the efforts of the Development Team and work closely with the Chief Development Officer, the Special Events Manager and Development Coordinator. You will learn about multiple facets of non-profit fundraising, from events and major gifts to corporate, foundation, and government fundraising.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

 

·         Help the development team to cultivate, engage and retain new and existing donors

·         Assist Special Events Manager with coordination of multiple events on and off site

·         Research potential sponsors and vendors for events

·         Assist with the stewardship of current funders

·         Help with other related administrative projects including organizational support and data entry

 

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

·         College student or recent college graduate, with a major in communications, marketing, public relations, business or relevant field. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, reliable, and proactive team player with a demonstrated talent in creative thinking and leadership. Good computer skills a must. Interest in community services, homelessness strongly preferred.

·         Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

·         Must be available in office at least 2-3 days a week with ability to start the internship in September 2019 and continue at least through December 18th, 2019

·         Some experience with video editing/graphic design preferred

Salary

·         This is a paid internship.  However, course credit may be available from your educational institution if preferred.

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

Housing Counselor, PSTP

           

                                             

Title: Housing Counselor

Program:     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; performs related work as assigned by the Supervisor. 

Specific duties and responsibilities

Provide clients with day to day assistance in handling their affairs and living in their apartments. Activities include assisting them with shopping, cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, making and going to appointments, providing escorts to make the meetings, delivering their medication weekly, and monitoring their taking their medications..

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.

Monitor actions being taken on the client’s 6 month housing plan.

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

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

Qualifications:

·         High School Diploma or equivalent

·         Valid New York State Driver’s License preferred

·         Prior experience working with mental health consumers preferred

 

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

Horticultural Therapist- Community Grower

Title:                Horticultural Therapist- Community Grower

Location:         Bedford Green House

 

Program Overview:

Bedford Green House is a new state-of-the-art supportive/affordable housing complex providing homes and services to more than 300 New Yorkers.  Phase I is a building designed to LEED Gold Standards and is scheduled to open in the Bronx in December 2019. Bedford Green House will provide onsite social services including primary care for adults and families and women’s health services, family reunification services, occupational therapy, and more. Funded in part by the NYC Dept. of Health and Hygiene and Human Resources Administration, Bedford Green House supports and encourages a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of resources for the community at large. BGH features sustainable landscaped green roof, rooftop greenhouse, aquaponics growing system, horticultural therapy classes with year-round gardening, planned healthy cooking workshops, community playground, and backyard with recreational and exercise equipment.

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Program Director, the Horticultural Therapist is responsible for overseeing the operations of the greenhouse rooftop and garden for residents and community.  

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Set up and maintain the rooftop community garden for local food production and therapeutic gardening, using organic farming techniques

  • Conducts gardening sessions with proper horticulture techniques to rehabilitate, train, and provide recreation for residents

  • Oversees the operations of a four-season greenhouse on the rooftop to allow residents and community members to enjoy nature and exercise year-round

  • Operates and maintains the vertical farm inside the greenhouse, that includes an aquaponics to produce live fish and organic vegetables side-by-side in a symbiotic ecosystem

  • Instructs residents in activities and techniques to meet their physical and mental needs/abilities

  • Works closely with PRI Chef at the Demonstration kitchen to teach healthy cooking and nutritional classes

  • Working with local schools to teach Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) classes to local school kids

  • Confers with treatment team and residents to determine residents’ needs

  • Implements and revises gardening program activities based on observations and evaluation of residents’ progress and community needs.

  • Uses assessment methods in order to record, monitor and evaluate individual achievements

  • Communicates with treatment team regarding evaluation, plan, and progress

  • Demonstrates the use of tools and materials to ensure they are used safely

  • Cleans work area, orders supply and equipment when necessary

  • Assists in the operation and development of special projects/activities

  • Provides proper monitoring and training to volunteers working in the horticulture program

  • Perform regularly scheduled and as needed maintenance of the living facade

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or related mental health field

  • Certificate in Horticultural Therapy from an AHTA accredited program

  • At least two years’ experience as a Horticultural Therapist preferred

  • National registration as a Horticultural Therapist by the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) or working towards eligibility

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

 

Physical requirements:

 

The work requires ability to lifts 40 lbs., frequent walking, standing, pushing of carts and wheelbarrows, bending, and stooping. Occasionally climbs ladders to prune or trim vegetation; manages heavy machine, garden hand tools and supplies.

 

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

Entitlements Coordinator (Intake and Tenant Relations)

Title:                      Entitlements Coordinator (Intake and Tenant Relations)

Location:             Bedford Green House

 

Program Overview:

Bedford Green House is a new state-of-the-art supportive/affordable housing complex providing homes and services to more than 300 New Yorkers.  Phase I is a building designed to LEED Gold Standards and is scheduled to open in the Bronx in December 2019. Bedford Green House will provide onsite social services including primary care for adults and families and women’s health services, family reunification services, occupational therapy, and more. Funded in part by the NYC Dept. of Health and Hygiene and Human Resources Administration, Bedford Green House supports and encourages a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of resources for the community at large. BGH features sustainable landscaped green roof, rooftop greenhouse, aquaponics growing system, horticultural therapy classes with year-round gardening, planned healthy cooking workshops, community playground, and backyard with recreational and exercise equipment.

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the department Director and Assistant Director, the Entitlements Coordinator is responsible for acting as a resource for both clients and staff to inform them of the various city, state and federal entitlement programs; filling vacancies (including lease-up of new housing facilities); performing annual lease renewals and re-certifications; and related duties. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Coordinating with government agencies and other third-parties regarding contractual and regulatory compliance during lease-up period

·         Reviewing housing applications and making initial eligibility determinations for applicants referred the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and other government agencies for lease-up of new facilities and for vacancies as they occur

·         Making eligibility determinations, processing applications, and developing and maintaining waiting lists for low-income housing

·         Assisting tenants and prospective tenants with entitlements, income certifications and subsidy applications, as well as with certifications and re-certifications

·         Coordinating intake and move-in processes, including scheduling intake interviews and move-ins; inputting appointments and updates into the FOOTHOLD/AWARDS system; preparing initial lease and move-in documents; coordinating room readiness with maintenance staff; and conducting orientation for new tenants

·         Providing tenants and clients with information and direction in acquiring and maintaining entitlements with city, state and federal entitlement programs

·         Providing up to date information about city, state and federal entitlement programs to the Director, building management, clinical and counseling staff, and property management staff

·         Entering, maintaining, and updating rent account data in the agency’s property management software

·         Tracking, processing, and analyzing rent and rent subsidy payments

·         Acting as Liaison to agency’s Fiscal Office, as well as with local representatives of city, state and federal entitlements programs, including Social Security, Medicaid and HUD

·         Serving as Liaison to city housing placement specialists

·         Tracking vacancies, processing data, generating monthly rent statements, and preparing and submitting reports

·         Investigating and resolving tenant issues and disputes

·         Facilitate and coordinate tenant satisfaction assessments, including development of surveys and other tools

·         Coordinating and assisting with lease renewals, compliance requirements, and grant maintenance tasks.

·         Manage tenant security deposits and vouchers, including establishing or closing security deposit accounts and redeeming vouchers

·         Serving as primary property management contact for tenants and staff at one or more facilities

·         Other duties as assigned by Director or supervisory staff

 

Qualifications:

  • Education/Experience:

    • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; or

    • Associate degree and one year of relevant experience such as working with special needs populations;

    • High School Diploma or GED and two years of relevant experience such as working with special needs populations

  • Experience with rental subsidy programs and LIHTC requirements

  • LIHTC certification strongly preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel

  • Knowledge of case management and property management databases, including FOOTHOLD/AWARDS and MDS; experience working on entitlements and in housing management

 

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