Entitlements Coordinator 

Title:                     Entitlements Coordinator           

Program:             Property Management

 

Overall responsibilities

Under the general direction of the 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; performing annual lease renewals and re-certifications; performing related duties.  

 

Essential Duties and responsibilities

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

·         Assisting tenants with entitlements, including applying for and maintaining rent subsidies and other entitlements with city, state and federal programs, and with certifications and re-certifications.

·         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.

·         Completing the annual renewal of leases, including rent calculations and preparation of renewal  lease documents.

·          Assisting with the annual re-certifications of all tenants, compliance requirements, and grant maintenance tasks.

·         Investigating and resolving tenant issues and disputes, including requests for rent adjustments.

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

·         Submitting, tracking and processing contract rent adjustment requests for subsidy programs.

·         Insuring accuracy and timeliness of subsidy payments from city, state and federal agencies, including the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

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

·         Assisting with eligibility determinations and processing applications for low-income housing.

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

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

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

·         Other duties as assigned by Director or supervisory staff.

 

Qualification Requirements

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

2.       Associate’s degree and one year of relevant experience such as working with special needs populations; or

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

4.       proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel;

5.       Knowledge of case management and property management databases, including FOOTHOLD/AWARDS and MDS; experience working on entitlements and in housing management; familiarity with LIHTC requirements.

 

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

 

Housing Specialist

Title:                     Housing Specialist

Program:             East Williamsburg Men’s Shelter

 

Program Description

Est Williamsburg Men’s Shelter is an emergency men’s shelter which  helps 140 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 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 available to them throughout the agency.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Utilizing vacancy rosters provided by the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) and other housing providers, identifies vacancies throughout the five boroughs and selects possible housing options to which clients can apply for placement.

·         Reviews, in collaboration with the Case Managers, the application package for each client to be sure documents are complete and the psychological evaluation is current.

·         Reviews the Overnight Report daily to become aware of new clients to be scheduled for orientation and to know if any clients have missed curfew and possibly a scheduled appointment for housing placement.

·         Conducts weekly individualized and group meetings for clients, focusing on housing placement issues and guiding them through the housing application process.

·         Visits housing providers’ facilities to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with them and to get as much information as possible for the clients applying for placement.

·         Prepares clients for housing interviews, conducting mock interviews sessions, accompanies them on tours of facilities and in general coordinates and facilitates the referral process.  

·         Coordinates escort services for groups of clients going for housing placement interviews.

·         Reviews and updates the tracking system for submitted applications, interviews, and selections or denials.  Performs follow-up to any denial of housing applications submitted to providers.

·         Conducts weekly on-site housing workshops.

·         Maintains and participates in the weekly Plan for Permanency (PFP) case management conferences.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Social Services and/or Shelter Director.

 

Qualifications:

·         A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, but a Master’s degree in Social Work is preferred.

·         A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience working with homeless adults with substance and illicit drug abuse issues with objectives toward securing permanent housing for them.

·         Knowledge of low income housing in New York City as well as special needs housing, including the NY/NY Supportive Housing and Section 8 housing.

·         Knowledge of case management software as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel

 

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

 

Building Superintendent

Title:                     Building Superintendent

Program:             Geffner House

 

Program Description 

Geffner House is a 307 unit supportive Single Room Occupancy (SRO) building that provides permanent housing for low income men and women, including people with serious and persistent mental illness; individuals who are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction; and people who are living with HIV/AIDS. Tenants are offered a comprehensive array of services. 

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Building Manager, the Superintendent serves as the principal back-up to the Building Manager by directing staff as well as performing all the work needed to maintain a clean, and code compliant building; performs related work.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

·         Assists the Building Manger in assigning work and in supervising the work performed by the maintenance and custodian staff.

·         As necessary, provides training for staff.

·         Performs repairs of a difficult nature in tenants’ apartments as well as in common areas.

·         On occasion, performs janitorial work including use of equipment for power washing, buffing, mopping and waxing floors.   

·         Collaborates with the Director of Geffner House, Operations Coordinator and the Building Manager and other staff to effectively plan for and respond to building inspections from city, state and oversight agencies.

·         Performs any assignments needed to assist other maintenance and custodian staff in the completion of their work.

·         In the absence of the Building Manager assumes all of his/her duties and responsibilities.              

·         Available for on-call response to emergencies on a 24x7x365 basis, especially after normal work hours and on weekends.

                                                               

Qualifications: 

A High School Diploma or GED and one year experience performing building management and/or repair activities for a residential building.

Basic understanding of electrical and plumbing systems, boilers, and fire safety equipment.

Ability to interact with all levels of staff and tenants; good communication skills.

Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite

 

Certificates and credentials:

P98 - Generator

P99 - Boiler Certificate

F1 - Fire Guard

 

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

Peer Counselor

 

Title:                Peer Counselor

Program:         Fort Washington On-Sire Rehab

 

Overall Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Clinical Coordinator and under the direct supervision of the Housing Specialist, the Peer Counselor is responsible for providing the required counseling and supportive services to selected clients to facilitate their transition from the shelter to living independently in their communities, as well as to provide the aftercare necessary to ensure permanency; performs related work.

Program Description:

The On-Site Rehab Program is based at the Fort Washington Men’s Shelter - a 200 bed 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless men diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse.  The program’s services mirror the range of shelter services available and include case management, individual and group counseling, psychiatric assessment and follow-up, medication management, and housing placement assistance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Supports the efforts of case managers and the Housing Specialist to assist clients in accessing the range of living options they are qualified for including: supportive housing, LINC, family reunification, etc.

·         Meets with identified clients individually and, or in groups to discuss issues related to successful community living including: budgeting, medication adherence, sobriety or harm reduction, and use of leisure time.

·         Escort clients to placements, entitlement appointments, housing interviews and other community support programs.

·         Documents all clients’ information and updates in a timely fashion.

·         Drives the Project Renewal vehicle for housing related activities as needed.

·         Provides ongoing aftercare to identify and address obstacles to permanency.

·         Regularly have post-placement phone and/or face to face contacts and provides community escorts as needed.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Clinical Coordinator or Housing Specialist.

*Available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.  On call for emergencies on a 24X7X365 basis, especially after regular work hours and on weekends

Requirements

·         All candidates must have a minimum High School Diploma or GED.

·         Minimum of two years’ experience working with adults who are mentally ill or homeless. Minimum two years’ sobriety -  if applicable.

·         Excellent oral, writing and listening skills.  

·         An ability to work independently and to adjust one’s schedules to accommodate the needs of the clients.

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

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

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

 

 

 

Case Manager

Title:                Case Manager  

Program:         PAROLE SUPPORT AND TREATMENT PROGRAM

 

Under the general direction of either the Senior Case Manager the Intensive Case Manager is responsible for assessing clients to determine what is needed to stabilize them, and working with them to create an Individual case Management Plan to address these needs, so they can learn to live independently, acquire appropriate housing to enable them to return to the community; performs related work.

 

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, assists them in getting entitlements and benefits, and in collaboration with the clients, develop their Independent Service Plans.

·         Reviews the progress with the CTI Service Plans every 3 months which will include at least 3 goals, and after 6 months works on the housing plan.

·         Visits each client at least four (4) times each month to see if he/she is adhering to the goals in the Individual Case Management Plan as well as adjusting to their living arrangements. There should be at least 1 collateral contact per month.

·         Inputs contact information regarding each client into the CAIRS and Foothold AWARDS systems, making sure that all notes are done by the end of the month.

·         Monitors clients to ensure that they are doing well in managing their affairs such as attending programs, staying on their medication plan, managing their budgets, keeping scheduled appointments, not showing any signs of relapsing, and taking action to move to the next level of the Service Plan.

·         As appropriate, identifies issues and liaisons with the Housing Counselors to resolve them.

·         Participates in weekly meetings with the entire staff of PSTP to discuss the status of each client in the program. 

·         Attends weekly and monthly meetings scheduled with the clients.   

 

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field of experience required

·         1-2 years of experience working with homeless mentally ill adults or other special needs population preferred

·         Excellent oral, writing and listening skills

·         Proficiency in computer required.

·         Bilingual or multilingual a plus

 

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

 

Placement Specilaist, Next Step ACE

      

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Title:                     Placement Specialist

Program:             Next Step Ace Program

 

Next Step ACE is an employment program for individuals with serious mental illness who seek meaningful jobs in competitive employment. The Placement Specialist is primarily responsible for job development and placement of clients.  The Placement Specialist also assists with outreach and recruitment efforts to help enroll new clients and maintain our census.

 

The ACE program, located in lower Manhattan, provides end-to-end employment services including one-on-one specialized vocational training, job placement, job retention support, and vocational counseling. Vocational training includes skills/capability assessment and training in basic life skills, resume preparation, interview preparation, job readiness, benefits advisement, and money management. ACE is part of Project Renewal’s Next Step employment program, which also includes adult basic education, computer classes, job readiness workshops, and job retention services.  The ACE program, while operating independently, is closely integrated with these programs.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties of the Placement Specialist include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Placing clients into jobs that result in achieving job placement and retention milestone goals

  • Establishing a network of employers who will provide job opportunities that are aligned with the skills and interests of ACE clients

  • Following up on job placements to monitor job retention and satisfaction of employers/clients

  •   Meeting with clients individually to develop a customized job search plan

  • Meeting weekly with clients to discuss job search activities, arrange job interviews, practice interviewing skills, develop resumes, complete job applications, and discuss past interviews

  • Conducting outreach and representing the agency at community events to facilitate employer leads and referrals

  • Maintaining timely and objective records in Salesforce and other databases as required by various funding sources

  • Conduct ongoing workshops on job readiness to help clients obtain and sustain employment

  • Providing post-employment services to employed clients

  • Organizing on-site hiring events with employer network

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

  • One to three years of previous experience in job development, vocational counseling, and/or working with individuals with serious mental illness or similar population is essential.

  • Computer proficiency is a must.

 

To Apply:  Send a resume and cover letter via email to: careers@projectrenewal.org  with Next Step ACE Placement Specialist in the subject line.

 

01/31/2019

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. 

Housing Specialist

Title:                Housing Specialist

 

Program:        East Williamsburg Men’s Shelter

 

Est Williamsburg Men’s Shelter is an emergency men’s shelter which helps 140 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 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 available to them throughout the agency.

 

Under the direction of the Director of Social Services and Shelter Director, with some latitude for independent action and decision making, the Housing Specialist is responsible for identifying housing options for the clients, especially the long term stayers, and assisting the clients in preparing and submitting applications, so permanent housing can be obtained, the lengths of stay in the shelter can be reduced, and the clients can obtain independence and return to their communities; performs related work.  

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

 

·         Utilizing vacancy rosters provided by the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) and other housing providers, identifies vacancies throughout the five boroughs and selects possible housing options to which clients can apply for placement.

·         Reviews, in collaboration with the Case Managers, the application package for each client to be sure documents are complete and the psychological evaluation is current, assists the client in submitting the application to the housing provider, and performs appropriate follow-up on submitted application.

·         Reviews the Overnight Report daily to become aware of new clients to be scheduled for orientation and to know if any clients have missed curfew and possibly a scheduled appointment for housing placement. Performs appropriate follow-up in either situation.

·         Conducts weekly individualized and group meetings for clients, focusing on housing placement issues and guiding them through the housing application process.

·         Visits housing providers’ facilities to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with them and to get as much information as possible for the clients applying for placement.

·         Prepares clients for housing interviews, conducting mock interviews sessions, accompanies them on tours of facilities and in general coordinates and facilitates the referral process.

·         Coordinates escort services for groups of clients going for housing placement interviews.

·         Reviews and updates the tracking system for submitted applications, interviews, and selections or denials.  Performs follow-up to any denial of housing applications submitted to providers.

·         Conducts weekly on-site housing workshops.

·         Maintains and participates in the weekly Plan for Permanency (PFP) case management conferences.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Social Services and/or Shelter Director.

 

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s Degree preferred

·         A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience working with homeless adults with substance and illicit drug abuse issues with objectives toward securing permanent housing for them.

·         Knowledge of low income housing in New York City as well as special needs housing, including the NY/NY Supportive Housing and Section 8 housing.

·         Bilingual or Multilingual preferred

·         Strong computer skills in MS Office are required and understanding case management software

 

 

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

 

1/30/19

Program Manager/Team Leader

                                                                                                                             

Title:                      Program Manager/Team Leader

Program:             Bronx CTI and Bridge Home

 

Program Description

Bronx CTI

An innovative mental health care management program that provides short term critical time interventions (6 month) and triage to individuals as they transition from a hospital/institutional settings to the community.  This multidisciplinary team will provide targeted, short-term interventions to assist individuals with connecting to community services in the Bronx.   

Bridge Home

An innovative care management program that will provide short-term support for individuals after a behavioral health hospital stay.  The multidisciplinary team will provide targeted, short-term interventions to assist individuals with connecting to community services within 7 to 30 days after an inpatient hospitalization in the Bronx.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Program Manager 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 overnight for a small team of case managers and engagement specialists.

·         Develop or assist with developing short-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.

·         Foster relationship with community providers to ensure that clients are connected with appropriate services as they transition back into the community.

·         Work with clients and their housing providers to resolve clinical issues that are impacting on the client’s ability to manage and retain supportive housing.

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

 Candidate Requirements:

·         New York State Licensed Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor

·         A minimum of 2 years post-masters work experience in the mental health field, preferably with target population

·         Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience

·         This position will be based mostly in the Bronx and Manhattan, but may require some travel throughout the other boroughs of New York City

·         Bilingual or multilingual a plus

  

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

 

 

 

1/30/19

Member Engagement Specialist

 Position:              Member Engagement Specialist

Program:             Bridge Home

 Program Description

Bridge Home is an innovative care management program that will provide short-term support for individuals after a behavioral health hospital stay.  The multidisciplinary team will provide targeted, short-term interventions to assist individuals with connecting to community services within 7 to 30 days after an inpatient hospitalization in the Bronx.

 Position Description

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Member Engagement Specialist (MES) is responsible for coordinating the community needs of members at the Wakefield Hospital Center with the goal of ensuring a successful and sustained transition to community living and treatment.  The MES provides psycho-education, care coordination and support to ensure that members’ behavioral health and medical needs are met within the first month post-discharge from an inpatient setting. 

As part of their role, the MES will work with members to identify the appropriate community services and assist with scheduling appointments.  Through an emphatic engagement approach the MES will support continuation of outpatient services and support better community tenure rates. 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Process program referrals

·         Develop collaborative relationships with hospital social workers and support their discharge planning efforts

·         Engage members and develop relationships with community based providers to bridge their transition back in to the community

·         Assist with scheduling, reminding, following up, and rescheduling outpatient appointments to ensure that 80% are met within 7 days of discharge for Bridge Home members

·         Supports member engagement and enroll members interested in bridging services

·         Document a member’s outreach, enrollment, and status into our EMR

·         Facilitate warm-transfers of enrolled member to community based services and escort member when needed to ensure they make their appointment 

·         Perform other related duties, as assigned

 

Candidate Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in social work, nursing, public health, or a related field

·         Experience in behavioral health and outreach

·         Understanding of substance abuse/mental illness and current treatment options in the community

·         This position will be based mostly in the Bronx and Manhattan, but may require some travel throughout the other boroughs of New York City.

·         Knowledge of the Bronx and New York City human service system is preferred.

·         Bilingual or multilingual a plus.

 

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

 

1/30/19

HR Generalist

Title:                                    HR Generalist

Location:                             Varick Street, New York

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential duties of the HR Generalist include but are not limited to the following activities:

The HR Generalist will be a detail-oriented professional. Reporting to the HR Manager, s/he will work as part of the HR team in performing duties that include, but are not limited to the following:

·         Manage scheduling of new hires for orientation

·         Conducting, as part of an on-going rotation, weekly staff orientation and weekly per-diem orientation

·         Preparing orientation materials and paperwork

·         Entering full-time, part-time and per-diem hire information into the HRIS

·         Assisting in leave administration: preparing paperwork and tracking employee leaves; including: Workers Compensation, Short/Long Term Disability, FMLA, PFL, etc.

·         Preparing and updating all OSHA logs as incidents occur and regularly reviewing/updating

·         Updating information on HR intranet webpage

·         Responding to employee questions and inquiries regarding the organization’s policies, practices and benefits

·         Sorting and distributing department mail

·         Other duties and special projects as assigned

 

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree preferred

·         Minimum of 1 year experience in Human Resources

·         Experience with HRIS systems a plus (ADP Workforce Now preferred)

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office

·         Bilingual or Multilingual a plus

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

 

Program Evaluator

Title:                     Program Evaluator

Program:             Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance (PEQA)

 

Program Description:

The Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance (PEQA) Department designs, implements, and manages Project Renewal’s systems of performance measurement and management, quality assurance, and quality improvement.  PEQA’s objective is to enhance the agency’s ability to achieve its mission by developing and facilitating processes that measurably improve the quality and effectiveness of our services and operations, and to support agency leadership in managing towards high performance.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Program Evaluator reports to the Director of PEQA. An essential member of the PEQA team, the Program Evaluator’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

·         Coordinate planning, design, and implementation of a wide variety of evaluative activities to measure program performance

·         Collaborate with program leadership and IT on design and development of reports and dashboards to ensure program staff have the information they need

·         Support evaluation activities through developing tools, documenting processes, and conducting relevant research

·         Aggregate and analyze data for relevant reports and ongoing performance management needs

·         Conduct client surveys and focus groups in support of evaluative activities

·         Provide support to program leadership and direct care staff to ensure service model fidelity, data quality, and impact goals are met

·         Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

Education/Experience Requirements:

·         Master’s degree in related field, or BA/BS and minimum of two years’ experience in program measurement & evaluation in support of programs in health and human services

·         In depth knowledge of evaluation approaches, strong quantitative skills, and experience using statistical packages

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders

·         Attention to detail, with exceptional organizational and project management skills 

 

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

 

Vocational Case Manager

Title:                                                     Vocational Case Manager

Program Description:

The Vocational Case Manager will provide comprehensive case management services to pre-employment clients located at the Third Street and Kenton Hall homeless shelters for men (located around the corner from each other).  He/she will provide direct support to the Vocational Counselor and will directly assist clients with acquiring all documents, services, and material items needed to obtain employment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential duties of the Vocational Case Manager include but are not limited to the following activities

  • Assisting with the assessment of client vocational skills, strengths, and barriers to employment.

  • Helping clients obtain documentation for employment including valid I-9 documents, diplomas, licenses, credentials, and certificates.

  • Ensuring clients have working phone number with appropriate voicemail message and professional email address.

  • Referring clients as needed to obtain business attire, haircuts, and other services related to personal hygiene and professional appearance.

  • Assisting clients with obtaining rap sheets, certificates of relief from disabilities, and other documents needed for employment.

  • Educating clients how employment will impact their benefits and referring clients to Entitlement Specialists for further assistance with benefits and budgeting.

  • Helping clients gather information regarding their work history.

  • Monitoring weekly attendance and performance in Pre-Employment Internship Program.

  • Facilitating group workshops as needed.

  • Communicating with shelter staff about clients’ progress and collaborating to assist with employment goals.

  • Entering accurate and timely client information, progress, and documentation into required databases and case records.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree is required.

  • Must have at least 1 year of experience in case management, vocational counseling or workforce development serving special populations including adults with histories of homelessness, substance use, criminal backgrounds, and/or serious mental illness. 

  • Knowledge of public benefits and entitlements is strongly preferred.

  • Excellent communication and computer skills are a must.  

 

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

1/11/18

Case Manager

Title:                     Case Manager

Program:             St. Nicholas House

 Program Description

St. Nicholas House is a supportive SRO which provides permanent housing to 94 single adults, including 40 men and women eligible for housing under the terms of the NY/NY II Agreement and 16 men and women recovering from substance abuse referred directly from the NYC Department of Homeless Services shelter system.   In addition the building offers affordable studio units to 38 low-income community members.

 Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Clinical Team Leader the Case Manager is responsible for providing the required assessment, case management and short-term counseling to clients enabling them to achieve the outcomes of maintaining housing, living productively in the community, managing mental illness, substance abuse recovery, stable physical health and managing finances and entitlements independently. 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

·         Conducts pre-intake interviews to screen for appropriateness for housing at St. Nicholas House.

·         Conducts intakes, assessments and psychosocial evaluations as per agency standards for assigned caseload.

·         Efficiently utilizes digital case management database, AWARDS, to input and update all client information.

·         Provides case management services to assist in the creation of and adherence to individual Service Plans, identifying short term and long term goals and objectives to be achieved.

·         Participate in clinical team meetings.

·         Provide short term supportive counseling and advocacy on tenant behalf.

·         Organizes, facilitates and educates through support groups, activities and events, on and off site.

·         Maintains contact with internal and external service providers on behalf of the client.

·         Identifies service needs and makes referrals, as needed, for medical, mental health, psychiatric, substance abuse and other services as needed.

·         Provide escort to clients to ensure attendance at critical meetings and appointments, as needed.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Clinical Team Leader or Program Director.

 Qualifications:

·         All candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology or other human services field from an accredited college or university. 

·         A minimum of one year of experience working with homeless individuals with either a mental illness, substance addiction or MICA diagnosis.

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

·         Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

 

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

CASAC Counselor

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

·         Must have 3 years of abstinence from all substance

·         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

 

Case Manager Jr.

Title:                      Case Manager Jr.

Program:             ACE/Next Step Program 

 

Program Description:

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 ACE program provides end-to-end employment-related services, including one-on-one vocational counseling, job preparation, job placement, and work-related retention/support.   The Junior Case Manager will provide administrative support to the unit, and provide some direct service work through outreach, intake, job readiness, and job retention activities.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Inputs client information and activities into all required database systems ensuring each entry is timely and accurate

·         Conducts general office support work including scanning documents and filing

·         Assists with planning special events such as onsite employer recruitment and alumni groups

·         Provides coverage for front desk support including answering phones, monitoring waiting room, documenting client attendance, and providing general program information and supports

·         Assists with scheduling and outreaching clients as needed

·         Facilitates outreach presentations, orientation, and intake appointments as needed

·         Provides additional support and motivation to clients through one-on-one or group activities such as job search workshops, escorting clients to job interviews, providing self-help tools, and connecting clients to community supports

·         Prepares reports and compiles documentation for program milestones

·         Delivers job retention support to employed clients

Qualifications

·         High School Diploma or Equivalency required.

·         Office and administrative experience required.

·         Experience working with individuals with serious mental illness strongly preferred.

·         Candidates with NYS Peer Academy Certification are strongly encouraged to apply.

·         Strong computer skills are essential.

 

Entitlements Coordinator

Title:                                                     Entitlements Coordinator/ Benefits Advocate

 Program Description:

Renewal House provides subsidized housing and supportive services to 50 formerly homeless men in a congregate care setting; participants have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder and have completed or are engaged in treatment.  Staff offer supports designed to increase participants’ quality of life and help them move to more independent housing in the community.  Working with Case Managers, a Vocational/Housing Specialist, and the Program Director, the Advocate will help clients access public benefits that include but are not limited to: public assistance, SNAP, public health insurance, and federal disability benefits. 

 The advocate will receive training related to public benefits in New York City and providing person-centered care in this population; he or she will also receive ongoing task based and clinical supervision.  Additionally, each staff person at Renewal House designs and facilitates a weekly client group.  While most work will occur during normal business hours, the Advocate will work from 11am-7pm one day per week to reach clients who might be unavailable during the day.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential duties of the Entitlement Coordinator include but are not limited to the following activities

 

·         Interest in working with people who have been homeless and who are likely to be experiencing or have experienced addiction, trauma and physical and mental health issues;

·         A patient, cooperative, non-judgmental stance;

·         Thorough independent research.  Applicants must be able to seek out, make sense of, and accurately apply large bodies of information, including laws and policy documents; 

·         Clear, effective verbal and written communication with diverse audiences;

·         The ability to seek and use supervision; 

·         The ability to understand and maintain professional boundaries; and,

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

 

Qualifications:

·         A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; or Associate’s degree and one year of relevant experience such as working with vulnerable population ; or High School Diploma or GED and two years of relevant experience.

·         Spanish fluency is preferred

·         Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

 

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

Medical Director of Psychiatric Services

Title:                                                     Medical Director of Psychiatric Services

 Program Description:

The Medical Director of Psychiatric Services reports to Chief Medical Officer and collaborates with the Medical Director for Primary Care, to provide clinical leadership in interdisciplinary care. While overseeing all psychiatric services in the Agency to ensure that agency clients have access to appropriate psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential duties of the Medical Director of Psychiatric Services include but are not limited to the following activities

Clinical

·         Ensures clinical supervision of all psychiatric staff including psychiatrists, nurse practitioners

·         Ensures participation of psychiatric providers in clinical meetings at each program

·         Provides clinical support.  This may be provided directly or delegated to program psychiatric staff

·         Provides direct psychiatric care at one or more programs as indicated by overall service needs

 Staffing/Supervision

·         Ensures the availability of adequate psychiatric staffing to provide clinical care throughout the system, and to meet the regulatory requirements of individual programs

·         Recruits all psychiatric staff including psychiatrists, nurse practitioners

·         In collaboration with Administrator for Psychiatric Services and Human Resources department, ensures the appropriate credentialing and performance review of all psychiatric staff

·         In collaboration with Human Resources, develops and maintains job descriptions for all psychiatric staff including psychiatrists, nurse practitioners

·         Directly supervises, or delegates supervision, of all Agency psychiatric staff including psychiatrists, and  psychiatric nurse practitioners

·         Provides collaborative practice agreement and review of cases for psychiatric nurse practitioners working at Project Renewal, or delegates to other staff psychiatrists

·         Provides for ongoing staff development and in-service training

·         Coordinates agency-wide psychiatry department meetings to improve communication and coordination across sites, and to disseminate practice standards and policies

·         Identifies/delegates psychiatric leadership within each program

·         Oversees placement of trainees in the psychiatric disciplines (including fellows, residents, medical students, nurse practitioner students)

 Quality Assurance

·         Assures the quality of treatment and related services provided by the Agency's professional staff, through, participation (directly or by designee) in the Agency's ongoing quality assurance and audit processes

·         Develops policies and procedures for psychiatric services in each program

·         Ensures that psychiatric practice meets regulatory standards of each program

·         Ensures that psychiatric care is appropriately documented in the medical record

·         Participates in development of electronic record to ensure that clinical material is appropriately documented and privacy maintained

·         Collaborates with Directors of Mental Health, Addiction Services, and Quality Assurance and with the Director of Primary Care Clinics to develop agency-wide clinical policies and procedures.

·         Participates in agency-wide Quality Assurance processes, including Incident Review meetings and Grievance Committee

·         Collaborates with senior management and clinical staff in the Agency’s development of a clinically relevant outcome evaluation process

 

Program Development

·         Collaborates with senior management and clinical staff to identify, initiate and pursue program development; a and in identifying and pursuing Agency research areas

Liaison

·         Provides liaison to regulatory agencies, academic institutions, and to other medical/service agencies when appropriate

Qualifications:

·         Medical Doctor Degree

·         Board Certified psychiatrist

·         New York State medical license and registration

·         BLS Certification

·         Supervisory/management experience preferred

·         Experience working with community services, homeless adults preferred

·         Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

·         Strong team orientation

 

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

Grants Accountant

 Title:              Grants Accountant                

Location:        Varick Street, New York

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

·         Grant accounting, including:

o   Analysis of monthly expenditures of federal, state and city grants

o   Budget to actual reporting

o   Working with program directors in planning and preparing annual budget

o   Budget modifications, as needed

o   Preparation of monthly closings and grant closeout packages

o   Communication with the applicable funding sources

o   Preparation and analysis of grant funded program profit and loss Statements, explanations of variances

o   Program budget development

·         General accounting journal entries related to personnel and fringe benefits

Expenditures and grant closeouts and adjusting entries as necessary

·         Maintain budget information and entry into general ledger

·         Provide projections of expenses from beginning of the fiscal year to year end

·         Responding to request for city, state, federal for appropriate documentation

·         Preparing schedules and documentation as requested by auditors

·         Other projects as may be assigned

 Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

·         Knowledge of MIP accounting software

·         Experience working in a Not-for-Profit work environment

·         Experience working with NYC DHS, HRA, HRSA contracts

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

 

Deputy Director, Healthcare Operations, Planning and Policy

Title:                                      Deputy Director, Healthcare Operations, Planning and Policy

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential duties of the Deputy Director, Healthcare Operations, Planning and Policy include but are not limited to the following activities:

Reporting to the Director, Healthcare Operations, Planning and Policy, the Deputy Director will be responsible for the oversight and management for the day-to-day operations for the primary care clinics and medical vans and will liaise with leadership for psychiatry services.

Clinic and Medical Van Operations:

·         Ensure primary care clinics and medical vans are fully staffed and run smoothly and efficiently

·         Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies for the primary care clinics and medical vans

·         Work with Director, Healthcare Operations, Planning and Policy and Medical Director, Primary Care to update and implement appropriate policies, internal controls, standards, and procedures

·         Integrate and optimize health information technology (HIT)

·         Ensure staff and providers are fully trained in the use of EHR system and other HIT

·         Work with Medical Director, Primary Care; Medical Director, Psychiatry; and Chief Medical Officer to support providers in the primary care clinics and medical vans

·         Support administrative needs of Medical Director, Primary Care

·         Support, build, and sustain referral process for clinical services

·         Support and sustain development of new business services

 

Outreach:

·         Oversee management of outreach team

·         Ensure outreach and enrollment specialists are integrated into primary care clinic and medical van workflows

·         Oversee achievement of performance measures and goals for outreach and enrollments specialists

·         Create and implement strategic plans to ensure metrics and goals are achieved

·         Ensure staff are properly knowledgeable and trained regarding current healthcare services and enrollment and eligibility requirements

·         Oversee partnership management between sites and Project Renewal for healthcare services 

 

Qualifications:

·         Master’s Degree in Health Administration or Public Administration

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience in health care

·         Minimum 3 years’ experience in supervising and managing staff

·         Knowledge of clinical workflows and health information technology (EHR, eCW, RHIO)

·         Experience with provider education and training

·         Experience with healthcare education  

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

 

Registered Nurse

                            

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