Shelter Director - Marsha’s House

Title:                Shelter Director

Location:         Marsha’s House

Program Overview:

Marsha’s House is an 81 bed 24/7 emergency shelter for homeless young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our comprehensive services include case management, vocational counseling, job placement, peer counseling, recreational activities and housing placement assistance.

 

Overall Description:

Under the general direction of the Vice President of Programs, with the widest latitude for independent action and decision making, the Shelter Director for Marsha’s House 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 Management of the substance use scatter site programs, including programs’ budget; payroll documentation, employee performance reviews, recruiting/discharging staff, arranging in-service training schedule, and coordinating with Project Renewal's other services

 

·         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, mentoring and career development, 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

·         Works closely with fiscal department to monitor and manage program budget with responsibilities including but not limited to expense management, appropriate budget spend down and budget modification requests

·          Creates collaborative partnerships with Project Renewal’s portfolio of programs to effectively integrate available resources into Marsha’s House programming

·         Handles community relations activities which include maintaining a positive relationship with the neighboring community and overseeing outreach and creation of partnerships with community-based service providers particularly within the LGBTQIA+ community

·          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 or a related field or a Bachelor’s Degree with supervisory experience is required

·         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

·         Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds

·         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

·         Candidates with lived and/or work experience in the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly preferred

·         Must be able to develop and grow a culture of commitment, accountability and high performance at all levels of program staff

·         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 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

Sous Chef-City Beet Kitchens – Events Division

Title:                     Sous Chef

Program:             City Beet Kitchens – Events Division

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Executive Chef and Director of Events, the Sous Chef is responsible for assisting in catering production, kitchen management, event staffing, and related work. This is a great opportunity to work with a successful social enterprise and an opportunity for advancement.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Sous Chef include, but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Working on a team

·         Being flexible and responsive

·         Managing a kitchen

·         Occasional working at staffed events

·         Assist with ordering kitchen supplies, testing recipes, calculating food costs, scheduling staff, & keeping kitchen up to “A” level of NYC Health Department standards

·         Working with Director of Events and Executive Chef to continue developing the highest quality culinary experience

·         Creativity is welcome

 

Qualifications:

·         A minimum of 5 years cooking experience

·         Previous Sous Chef experience

·         Excellent organization & communication skills

·         A great attitude and a love for the culinary arts

 

To Apply:

We value chefs that are passionate about cooking and want to contribute to the company’s success while building a career. To apply, submit your resume with a cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org.

 

Vocational Counselor/ Housing Coordinator

Title: Vocational Counselor/ Housing Coordinator

Program:                             Renewal House

 

Program Description:

Renewal House is a 50-bed transitional living program for homeless men with a history of chronic substance use.  Renewal House residents must be eligible to work and are expected to remain abstinent from drugs and alcohol. All applicants must be approved by HRA for Category F Housing. 

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 with full range of job preparation activities including preparing resumes, drafting cover letters, applying for jobs online, and practicing effective interview skills

·         Ensuring clients have working phone number with appropriate voice mail message and professional email address.

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

·         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.

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

·         Escort clients to housing interviews.

·         Facilitating group on weekly basis

·         Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and communicate effectively with other team members to determine housing needs and solutions for clients

·         Entering accurate and timely client information, progress, and documentation into case records.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Qualifications:

·         High School diploma or equivalent required

·         Bachelor’s degree with 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, and/or serious mental illness preferred.

·         An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff

·         An ability to work independently

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

 

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 careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Part-Time Pastry Chef

Title:                Part-Time Pastry Chef

Program:        City Beet Kitchens – Events Division

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Executive Chef and Director of Events, the Pastry Chef is responsible for baking and pastry production. This is a great opportunity to work with a successful social enterprise and an opportunity for advancement.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Pastry Chef include, but are not limited to the following activities:

 

·         Managing production of pastries / dessert / cookies / treats and baked goods for our busy and diverse events and catering division

·         Ability to execute our existing recipes and contribute to our selections

·         Ability to use a burning oven, commercial stand mixer and other pastry baking equipment

·         Being flexible and responsive, possibly working nights / weekends / special events

·         Assist with ordering / requisitioning baking supplies, testing recipes, calculating food costs.

·         Working with Director of Events and Executive Chef to continue moving our culinary experience forward

·         Maintaining clean and sanitary food production area in a high traffic culinary environment, according to DOH guidelines

·         Creativity is welcome

 

Qualifications:

·         A minimum of 5 years cooking experience

·         Previous Pastry Chef experience

·         Positive leadership ability, desire to work with others and inspire team

·         Excellent organization & communication skills

·         A great attitude and a love for the culinary arts

 

To Apply:

We value chefs that are passionate about cooking and want to contribute to the company’s success while building a career. To apply, submit your resume with a cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org.

Residential Aide Supervisor

Title:                     Residential Aide Supervisor

Program:             East Williamsburg Men’s Shelter

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Assistant Shelter Director, with some latitude for independent action, the Residential Aide Supervisor directs a staff of Residential Aides in providing direct assistance to the clients in adhering to the rules and regulations of the shelter; performs related work.

Program Description

East Williamsburg Men’s Shelter is an emergency men’s shelter which  helps 98- 140 individuals ages 55 and up 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:

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

·         Provides guidance and direction to the Resident Aides ensuring adequate coverage for each shift; monitoring their performance and initiating administrative action as warranted.

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

·         Oversees the operation of the facility, including handling emergency and crisis situations during their tour of duty.

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

·         Participates in daily meetings and shares any observations on the behavior of clients that might be useful to the Case Managers.

·         Oversees scheduled removal of linens by the Residential Aides, ensuring that proper protective protocols are followed and that the linens are properly bagged for pick up by the vendor contracted to launder them.

·         Assists in the cafeteria with meals being served to clients at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

·         Assist the weekend and evening clinical staff in getting clients access to their medications and responding to client issues.

·         Ensures that any incident is recorded in the Log Book, but especially that priority incidents are called in to the Shelter Director and Assistant Shelter Director and that documentation is subsequently provided to supervisory staff in a timely manner.

·         Performs escort duties or ensures escorts are provided to clients as requested by the Case Managers.

·         Participates in some of the recreational activities offered to the clients, encouraging them to actively participate in order the gain the benefits of the activity.

·         Distributes to clients any MetroCards received from the Social Services staff.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Shelter Director or other supervisory staff. 

Physical Activities

While performing the duties of this position, Residential Aide Supervisors must walk the three steps to enter the facility.  In the event the elevator is out of order, Residential Aide Supervisors must walk between five floors of the facility, basement to roof, climbing up and down the staircases, in order to observe clients.  Residential Aide Supervisors also walks the exterior of the facility to observe shelter residents while in the community.  Furthermore, Residential Aide Supervisors must stand to talk to clients and staff, sit for extended periods of time at the computer, and bend, or squat to get records from the files and lift up to 30lbs to assist with client’s property pack-up and distribution.

Education Requirements

1. Associate Degree plus experience as outlined in item 1 below, or

2. High School Diploma or GED plus experience as outlined in item 2 below.  

Experience Requirements

1. Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with people diagnosed with mental illness or having addiction or substance abuse issues. 

2. Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with people diagnosed with mental illness or having addiction or substance abuse issues.  

Certificates and Credentials

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

Preferred Skills

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

·         An ability to listen attentively to staff and clients and to constructively diffuse a tense of                 combative situation.

·         Excellent oral, writing, and listening skills.

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

·         Bilingual or multilingual a plus.

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

Case Manager- East Third Street

Title:                Case Manager

Program:        East Third Street Men’s Shelter

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Director of Social Services and the Senior Case Manager, the Case Manager is responsible for providing the required assessment, case management, and counseling services to clients, enabling them to address their dependencies and assume control of their lives to ultimately live independently and return to permanent or alternative housing in their communities; performs related work.

 Program Description

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Conducts intake and assessments, including psycho-social evaluations for assigned case load. 

·         Provides case management services and assists in the creation of and adherence to their Individual Living Plans, identifying short and long term objectives to be achieved.

·         Inputs all client information and updates into the CARES system.

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

·         Maintains liaison with representatives from community organizations and service and housing providers.

·         Organizes and educates clients through group activities and other events.

·         Maintains accurate and up to date written client documentation as required by and in accordance with city and state oversight agency guidelines.

·         Provides escort to drive clients to meetings and appointments.

Physical Activities

While performing the duties of this position, the Case Manager must walk the ten steps to enter and leave the facility.  In event the elevator is out of service, the Case Manager 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 observe staff and to see clients.  Furthermore, the Case Manager 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. Finally, the Case Manager must be able to use the New York City Transit system to escort clients to scheduled appointments, interviews, or meetings in any of the five boroughs.

 

Education Requirements

1.       Bachelor’s Degree, and experience as described in item 1 below; or

2.       Associate’s Degree with CASAC certification will be considered.

Experience Requirements

1.       Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with homeless adults and/or substance abuse populations.

2.       Minimum of three (3) years of responsible experience working with mentally ill or homeless individuals having either a diagnosis of mental illness or addiction to a substance.

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 clients. 

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

Intensive Case Manager- PTSP

Title:                Intensive Case Manager

Location:         PSTP  

Under the general direction of either the Senior Case Manager or the Senior Housing Counselor, 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 Intensive 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 Independent Service Plans every 3 months, 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

·         Inputs contact information regarding each client into the CAIRS and 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 to discuss the status of each client in the program 

·         Attends weekly and monthly meetings scheduled with the clients

 

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years experience working with mentally ill forensic consumers. Master’s degree preferred

·         Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds

·         Valid New York State Drivers License preferred.

·         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

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

Chef Instructor

Title:                Chef Instructor

 

Join The Door’s Culinary Work Preparedness Training Program as our Chef Instructor. Since 1972, The Door – A Center of Alternatives has provided a breadth and depth of services to empower young people to reach their full potential. Our work preparedness program boasts an in-house culinary training program while providing a wholesome and hot meal to our community daily.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Responsible for preparing and distributing daily dinner service for approximately 120.

·         Responsible for cleanliness of entire kitchen, walk-in, and all equipment

·         Teach a 4 week curriculum Monday-Friday with multiples student interns

Curriculum consists of :

o   Lectures

o   Demonstrations

o   Hands on cook

·         The students will learn the basic skills necessary for working in a commercial kitchen such as:

o   Learning and perfecting knife skills

o   Menu planning

o   Food preparation techniques

o   Food Safety and kitchen cleanliness

o   Handling commercial kitchen equipment

·         Interview all prospective students

·         Write monthly student evaluations

·         Weekly menu planning, purchasing, and inventory

·         Participate in weekly supervision with his team

·         Participate in biweekly meetings with Career Education team

·         Supervised on-the-job training providing dinner at The Door and assisting with catering events

·         Supervision of Assistant Chef          

Qualifications:

  • Food Handlers license; Culinary Degree

·         A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a teacher or chef in a restaurant, school, or other food service business. Experience in a training program is a plus.

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Experience working with adolescents a plus

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook

 

 

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

 

Clinical Team Leader- St. Nicholas House

Title:          Clinical Team Leader

Location:     St. Nicholas House

 

Program Overview:

St. Nicholas House is a supportive SRO which provides permanent housing to 94 single adults, diagnosed with mental illness, substance use as well as community members in need of low-income, affordable housing.                       

Overall Responsibilities: The Clinical Team Leader, in conjunction with the Program Director, is responsible for ensuring that clinical services meet regulatory requirements and standards of care. The Clinical Team Leader functions as Program Director when Program Director is unavailable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Supervises the day-to-day delivery of direct services, including assessment, referral and linkage to services

·         Schedule and participate in weekly team meetings to monitor and evaluate clients’ status and progress with respect to treatment goals

·         Ensure assessments, psycho-social evaluations and Independent Living Plans are prepared and followed

·         Coordinate and monitor delivery of services by on site nurse and psychiatrist

·         Review referral packages and conduct comprehensive interview and assessments to determine potential client’s eligibility for program vacancies

·         Coordinate new client intake procedures

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

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

 

 

 

 

In addition:

·         Responds to crisis in collaboration with the psychiatrist and nursing personnel and serve as point person to coordinate communication

·         Full-time position and on call 24 hours/day, seven days/week for all clinical emergencies as needed 

·         Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

Qualifications:     

·         Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related Human Services  

field with a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience

·         Experience working with adults with mental health, substance use and/or

MICA populations, preferably in homeless shelters or supportive housing

·         Bilingual or multilingual a plus

 

Preferred Skills

Communication:        An ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Interpersonal skills:  An ability to interact with tenants and all levels of staff.

Team Building:         An ability to work with all level of staff to enhance their skills to work cooperatively

                                    in order to serve the needs of the tenants.

 

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

Case Aide

Title:                Case Aide

Program:        Clinton Residence

 

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 Case Aide include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         57 bed mental health supportive housing facility in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, has immediate openings for case aides.

·         Participates in socialization and recreational activities with the residents

·         Conducts regular room inspections/provides ongoing assessment and feedback to and about resident’s ADL skills

·         Participates in weekly clinical team meetings; works with case managers to support individual resident goals

·         Responsible for front desk support including answering phones, monitoring and securing entrance to the building.

·         Provides escorts for clients, as needed, to medical, psychiatric and other appointments.

·         Responsible for orienting and assisting new residents including escorting to room and providing linens, toiletries, etc.

·         Conduct fire and safety preservation tests during admission process, and as needed.

·         Supervision of medication administration including documentation on Medication Administration Records, and comprehensive communication regarding medication issues.

·         Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualification:

·         High School Diploma or GED required

·         Experience working with mentally ill adults preferred

 

 

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

 

Housing Coordinator

 

Title:                Housing Coordinator

Program:        East Third Street Men’s Shelter

Overall Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Shelter Director, with some latitude for independent action and decision making, the Housing Coordinator 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.  

 Program Description

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Housing Coordinator 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 Partners for Permanency (PAP) case management conferences.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Shelter Director.

 

Requirements

  • 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.

  •  Excellent oral, writing, and listening skills.

  •  The ability to work independently and initiate corrective actions to help clients seeking permanent housing.

  • The ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff.   

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

    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

Certified Peer Advocate

Title:                      Certified Peer Advocate

Program:             Samhsa Opioid Prevention Program – The Recovery Center

 

Overall Responsibilities:

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

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Engaging individuals to consider entering addiction treatment programs

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

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

·         Modeling coping skills

·         Developing recovery plans

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

·         Participating in case conferences

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

 

Qualifications: 

·         Certified Recovery Peer Advocate with an OASAS approved certification

·         Minimum of 1 year working with a homeless population

·         High School Diploma or GED

·         Bilingual or Multilingual a plus

 

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

Case Manager (Bilingual)

 

Title:                 Case Manager (Bilingual)

Program:        East Williamsburg Men’s Shelter

Under the general direction of the Director of Social Services, the Case Manager is responsible for providing the required assessment, case management, and counseling services to clients, enabling them to address their dependencies and assume control of their lives to ultimately live independently and return to permanent or alternative housing in their communities; performs related work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

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

 

·         Assigned a caseload of 25-35 clients.

·         Conducts intake and assessments, including psycho-social evaluations for assigned case load. 

·         Provides case management services and assists in the creation of and adherence to their Individual Living Plans, identifying short and long term objectives to be achieved.

·         Inputs all client information and updates into the CARES system.

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

·         Maintains liaison with representatives from community organizations and service and housing providers.

·         Organizes and educates clients through group activities and other events.

·         Maintains accurate and up to date written client documentation as required by and in accordance with city and state oversight agency guidelines.

·         Provides escorts as needed to take clients to meetings and appointments.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Social Services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education/Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree, and a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with homeless adults and/or substance use populations.

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 clients. 

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:                           Spanish speaking preferred.

 

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

Custodian -The Support and Connection Center

Title:                      Custodian      

Location:             The Support and Connection Center

Program Overview:

The Public Health Diversion Center provides 24/7 short stay, engagement, stabilization and treatment services for adults with mental health and/or substance use issues referred directly by NYPD as an alternative to the traditional police responses of arrest, summons, or transport to an emergency room. Guests are referred to the Diversion Center when their infractions are non-violent and/or low-level offenses such as loitering, trespass, public inebriation, and disorderly conduct. The goal of the Diversion Center is to help guests begin to identify and modify the behaviors that result in repeated police contact. An OASAS licensed outpatient clinic, located on site, provides services to guests who are eligible.  The average length of stay is anticipated to 5 days.

Overall Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Shift Supervisor and Building Manager, the Custodian is responsible for performing janitorial and maintenance tasks daily to provide a clean and safe environment for the guests and staff in the facility; performs related work.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties include but are not limited to the following activities depending on the assigned shift:

·         Per an assigned schedule, performs janitorial duties—cleans, sweeps, mops, polishes and disinfects floors; wipes down walls and furniture; cleans and disinfects bathrooms and kitchen areas

·         Completes minor repairs including replacing light bulbs, adjusting loose fixtures, and painting/plastering

·         Performs refuse duties including dumpster and compactor maintenance, sorting metal, carrying garbage bags to the curb and preparing items for the facility’s recyclable plan

·         Keeps facility entrance clear and free from debris that could cause trips, falls or other hazards

·         Assists in checking and, as needed, replacing batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide devices to ensure that all are functioning properly

·         Maintains a proper level of supplies and materials for areas assigned to ensure the timely and efficient completion of require tasks

·         Accepts and moves deliveries into storage area

·         Performs other duties as assigned by supervisory staff

Qualifications:

·         High School Diploma or GED

·         One (1) year of experience working in a residential program serving individuals with mental illness and chemical addictions preferred

Physical Activities:

Job duties generally require the physical activities described below, subject to any necessary reasonable accommodations due to disability.  While performing the duties of this position, the custodian is regularly required to walk up and down stairs, perform physical tasks including mopping, sweeping, painting, minor building repairs and other duties as assigned. The Custodian must stand for extended periods of time and regularly move supplies and materials and must be able to lift items weighing up to forty (40) pounds.

 

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

Case Manager

Title:                            Case Manager

Locations:   Multiple opportunities are available in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan in our Homeless Shelters, and Supportive Residence Housing

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

 ·         Provide case management and counseling services by conducting intake, psychosocial and housing assessments of clients to identify and obtain financial entitlements, housing and other concrete services (Health Insurance, Food Stamps, SSI etc.)

·         In collaboration with each client, prepares and monitors an Independent Living Plan, identifying long and short-term objectives to be achieved

·         Identifies and makes referrals for community based treatment and support services

·         Counsels clients through individualized and group sessions on issues such as wellness self-management, maintaining sobriety, complying with medication, pursing employment, independent living skills etc.

·         Collaborates with on-site psychiatric provider/nursing/primary care to ensure each client has an aftercare plan

·         Maintains accurate and up to date written client documentation as required and in accord with city, federal, state and local agency regulations and guidelines

·         Inputs client information and updates into the database system

 

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    

Case Manager, Geffner House

Title:                     Case Manager

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

Geffner House is seeking an enthusiastic Case Manager with a solid base of clinical knowledge and demonstrated client engagement skills. Under the direction of the two Clinical Coordinators-Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Case Manager is responsible for providing assessments, counseling, and referral services to the tenants living in the building who are people with persistent mental illnesses, individuals who are recovering from drug/alcohol addiction and those living with either HIV or AIDS; performs related work.  This is a perfect opportunity for someone who wants to complete clinical hours towards their LCSW and/or CASAC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

·         Provides intake, psychosocial and substance abuse assessments to tenants and develops an appropriate treatment plan for each tenant in the assigned caseload.

·         Makes home visits, coordinates medical, psychiatric and substance abuse services.

·         Monitors medication compliance as necessary.

·         Maintains up to date written information or case notes on contacts with the tenants and any other required information, and enters all contacts and interventions into the FOOTHOLD/AWARDS system. 

·         Conducts individual and group supportive counseling sessions.

·         Organizes and educates tenants through groups and other activities presenting issues of interest to the tenants such as money management, employment opportunities etc.

·         Links tenants to community services.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by supervisory staff.

Physical Activities

Job duties generally require the physical activities described below, subject to any necessary reasonable accommodations due to disability. While performing the duties of this position, the Case Manager must walk the stairs from the first to the second floor in order to minimize time lost waiting for the elevator as well as walk between floors in order to see tenants in any of the 307 apartments in the building. In addition, the Case Manager must sit at the computer for extended periods of time to input information on the tenants and to prepare reports. Further, the Case Manager must stand, reach and squat in order to retrieve records from the files.

Education Requirements

1.       A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or related human services field from an accredited college or university; or

2.       A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in social work, psychology or related human services field will be considered with commensurate work experience. 

Experience Requirements

A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with a special needs population, especially individuals with a history of homelessness and mental illness or substance addiction.  Many of our tenants are dual diagnosed. 

Preferred skills:

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

Interpersonal:                  Ability to listen attentively to staff and clients and to constructively diffuse tense combative situations; composed and able to perform well under pressure.

Communication:              Excellent oral, writing and listening skills.  Professional presentation.

Computer:                          Knowledge of case management software, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially WORD, e-mail and EXCEL.

Language:                           Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

 

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

Team Leader- Ana's Place

Title:                     Team Leader  

Location:            Ana’s Place

Program Overview:

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.

Overall Responsibilities:

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

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties include but are not limited to the following activities depending on the assigned shift:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Shelter Director and Clinical Director

 

Qualifications:

·         Master’s Degree in Social Work, NYS LMSW required

·         A minimum of four years of experience working with homeless mentally ill adults or other special needs population. Must have proven supervisory skills including at least two years of supervisory experience

·         A minimum of four years of experience working with homeless mentally ill adults or other special needs population. Must have proven supervisory skills including at least two years of supervisory experience

·         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’s 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