Housing Development Project Manager

Housing Development Project Manager

Comunilife is a premier provider of housing, mental health, and HIV/AIDS services in New York City.  Our programs benefit more than 2,500 people each year – helping  them overcome challenges related to extreme poverty; chronic homelessness; serious behavioral and medical issues; and, linguistic and acculturation barriers.

Our staff members work with a supportive team of supervisors and peers, receive in-depth training and ongoing opportunities for professional development, and, are part of an organization that recognizes, celebrates, and promotes personal and cultural strengths.

We are looking for a Project Manager for our Housing Development department with experience managing complex projects from feasibility assessments, site selection and pre-development through design and construction. The Project Manager will work closely with the Director of Housing Development and help supervise interns, independent contractors, and consultants. Key Priorities:

  • A deep understanding of and experience with affordable housing, green design and construction for new development and retrofit of existing buildings.
  • Knowledge and understanding of tax credit financing/compliance and supportive housing.
  • Managing projects so that they are completed on time and on budget.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university and minimum of three years of professional experience in affordable housing development, urban planning, community development, or related field; or
  • Master’s degree and two years of professional experience. Experience must include application of low-income housing tax credits

Other Skills and Abilities: 

  • The ability to successfully manage a large number of unrelated tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with New York City government and the not-for-profit sector a plus.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent and comprehensive program of benefits for eligible employees that includes:  health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, pension, 401K and paid time off.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: recruitment@comunilife.org. Please refer to the specific job title for which you are applying when submitting your application. Cover letters and resumes may also be faxed to Human Resources at 212-564-3445. Comunilife is an equal opportunity employer.

Social Worker/Case Manager – Vida Guidance Center

Social Worker/Case Manager – Vida Guidance Center

Comunilife is a premier provider of housing, mental health, and HIV/AIDS services in New York City.  Our programs benefit more than 2,500 people each year – helping  them overcome challenges related to extreme poverty; chronic homelessness; serious behavioral and medical issues; and, linguistic and acculturation barriers.

Our staff members work with a supportive team of supervisors and peers, receive in-depth training and ongoing opportunities for professional development, and, are part of an organization that recognizes, celebrates, and promotes personal and cultural strengths.

We are looking for a Social Worker/Case Manager to provide case management services for designated clients, carrying a caseload of up to 25 clients and their family members.

Responsibilities

  • Arranging support and home health care services as necessary, making referrals to medical, home care, mental health and/or substance abuse services.
  • Maintaining regular personal contact and developing a trusting working relationship with clients in order to monitor physical and emotional capacity for independent living
  • Visiting clients in their homes on a bi-weekly basis as mandated in program’s contract with HASA
  • Formulating needs assessment and implementing service plan in conjunction with the housing team and HASA
  • Documenting all contacts made with clients and any contacts on their behalf
  • Completing a quarterly service plan review
  • Contacting HASA Case Manager when there is a problem with client participation in the program
  • Meeting with the Case Manager Supervisor every two weeks for supervision
  • Submitting a weekly schedule of field visits.
  • Participating in mandated training and seminars as well as meetings with peers and supervisors

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of case management.
  • Initiative and ability to learn HRA Scattered Site Brooklyn Program and HIV/AIDS Program guidelines and Office of Mental Health regulations.
  • Responsible, organized, effective, and efficient.
  • Ability to perform multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills (writing, verbal and active listening).
  • Community minded, patient, creative, flexible, compassionate, and culturally sensitive to persons who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, and/or severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with other Comunilife employees, Federal, State, and City officials, professional and technical groups, clients, and the general public.

Education and Experience Requirement(s)

  • Master Social Work; with at least two (2) years of Individual, family and group therapy/ counseling experience; particularly with HIV/AIDS affected populations and/or substance abuse individuals.
  • Preference given to persons with experience in scattered site programs and bilingual – English/Spanish.
  • Licensed Masters is Social Work (LMSW) preferred.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent and comprehensive program of benefits for eligible employees that includes:  health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, pension, 401K and paid time off.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: recruitment@comunilife.org. Please refer to the specific job title for which you are applying when submitting your application. Cover letters and resumes may also be faxed to Human Resources at 212-564-3445.

Comunilife is an equal opportunity employer.

Clinical Supervisors – Bronx Scatter Site (HIV/AIDS), Dona Rosita I (permanent congregate housing) Bronx, Dona Rosita II (permanent congregate housing) Brooklyn

Clinical Supervisors – Bronx Scatter Site (HIV/AIDS), Dona Rosita I (permanent congregate housing) Bronx, Dona Rosita II (permanent congregate housing) Brooklyn

Comunilife is a premier provider of housing, mental health, and HIV/AIDS services in New York City.  Our programs benefit more than 2,500 people each year – helping  them overcome challenges related to extreme poverty; chronic homelessness; serious behavioral and medical issues; and, linguistic and acculturation barriers.

Our staff members work with a supportive team of supervisors and peers, receive in-depth training and ongoing opportunities for professional development, and, are part of an organization that recognizes, celebrates, and promotes personal and cultural strengths.

Comunilife runs New York City’s supported scatter site housing program for people with HIV/AIDS. This program provides clients with well-maintained individual apartments and a full range of care coordination and supportive services. Since 1994, we have created an outstanding track record. The vast majority of our residents remain in their apartments for as long as ten years, paying rent on time and in full. Many move on up to paid employment; and a small but consistent percentage leave our program for independent housing.

We are looking for a Clinical Supervisor to supervise and train case management staff of the HRA HASA Scatter Site Housing Program.  This position coordinates the delivery of social support services for all clients.  The Clinical Supervisor also assists with the intake process of new clients.  Major responsibilities include administration of the program, monitoring program services, building relationships with other agencies, and supervising and evaluating social service staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring every client is receiving case management services.
  • Ensuring effective delivery of support services from case managers for every client.
  • Coordinating and supervising efforts with case management and maintenance staff to ensure a minimum monthly occupancy rate of 95%
  • Coordinating and supervising efforts to place new HASA clients in vacated units within a maximum of 30 days from referral.
  • Ensuring initial and medical assessments are conducted, and comprehensive service plans are developed that identify mutually agreed upon long and short-term goals.
  • Reviewing and providing supervision in the development of case management service plans and ensuring that reassessments are conducted on a quarterly basis (at minimum) to ensure that services are appropriate for the client’s current needs.
  • Providing oversight and supervision in the delivery of mental health and alcohol/substance abuse services and referrals, including assistance in accessing primary medical care, adherence to medication regiments, activities for daily living, nutritional services, recreation programs, employment assessments, training, private sector placement, prevention with positives, and delivery of any other services necessary for clients to increase their capacity for independent living.
  • Ensuring that all client linkage agreements are monitored and updated, as necessary.
  • Supervising and coordinating efforts to provide assistance in obtaining and maintaining all government benefits and services for which the client is potentially eligible.
  • Ensuring that all case managers assist clients who are incapacitated, unable to budget, and/or comply with their fiscal responsibilities by applying for Representative Payee Status, if necessary.
  • Ensuring that all case managers seek, secure, and maximize all potential offsets with their clients, specifically by collecting the portion of income that is set aside by State and/or Federal authorities for rental payments from those clients receiving Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability, veterans benefits, or pensions that would be an offset against the amount that Comunilife would receive from HRA pursuant to the program budget.
  • Assisting and supervising case manager efforts to help clients locate alternative housing options when a client’s health so requires.
  • Providing regular supervision of the staff performance in the provision of client services.
  • Maintaining all documents necessary for quality assurance review by Comunilife or HRA.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly, or yearly reports as requested by HRA.
  • Providing supervision and training to all social services staff. On occasion, accompanying social service staff to client sites to assure quality assessments
  • Reviewing and monitoring psycho-social assessments, service plans, and client charts to assure completeness of documentation
  • Conducting monthly interdisciplinary team case conferences and providing leadership for these meetings
  • Conducting weekly supervisory conferences with each staff member of the case management team to review case records and client status and progress
  • Contacting HASA to arrange intake interviews for new clients and completing intake interview forms for each new client
  • Providing the Program Director with information on the status of new referrals on a weekly basis.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of HIV/AIDS case management supervision.
  • Knowledge of HRA Scattered Site Program guidelines
  • Responsible, organized, effective, and efficient.
  • Ability to perform multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, vocally, and to listen actively.
  • Community minded, patient, creative, flexible, compassionate, and culturally sensitive to persons who are diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with other Comunilife employees, Federal, State, and City officials, professional and technical groups, clients, and the general public.

Requirements:

  • Licensed Masters in Social Work (LMSW) or New York State Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW).
  • Two (2) years to five (5) years supervisory experience, overseeing a case management team.
  • Individual, family and group counseling experience required, particularly with HIV/AIDS affected populations and/or substance abuse individuals.
  • Candidates with experience in Scattered Sites Programs, bi-lingual, bi-cultural in Spanish preferred.
  • HIV/AIDS pre-test and post-test certificates.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent and comprehensive program of benefits for eligible employees that includes:  health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, pension, 401K and paid time off.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: recruitment@comunilife.org. Please refer to the specific job title for which you are applying when submitting your application. Cover letters and resumes may also be faxed to Human Resources at 212-564-3445.

Comunilife is an equal opportunity employer.

Case Managers- Bronx, NY

Case Managers- Bronx, NY

Comunilife is a premier provider of housing, mental health, and HIV/AIDS services in New York City.  Our programs benefit more than 2,500 people each year – helping  them overcome challenges related to extreme poverty; chronic homelessness; serious behavioral and medical issues; and, linguistic and acculturation barriers.

Our staff members work with a supportive team of supervisors and peers, receive in-depth training and ongoing opportunities for professional development, and, are part of an organization that recognizes, celebrates, and promotes personal and cultural strengths.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Perform all activities related to case management for assigned caseload including initial assessment(s), timely comprehensive service plans, service plan reviews and progress notes.  Maintain and document liaisons with other agencies providing services to assigned cases.  Provide supportive counseling and crisis intervention as needed. Monitor compliance and management of the client’s health, mental health and substance abuse treatment needs.  Provide assistance with all ADL activities to facilitate clients’ independence in the community. Advocacy and referral as needed.  Monitor and re-assess client’s needs for treatment and community education on chemical dependency related issues.

Education and Experience Requirement(s): Bachelor’s degree required. 2-3 consecutive years of work experience in substance abuse and HIV/AIDS issues. Valid New York State CASAC or CASAC-T Certificate preferred. Experience with HIV/AIDS afflicted individuals, chronic mental illness, substance abuse individuals and their families a plus. Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills required Bilingual, English/Spanish, a plus.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent and comprehensive program of benefits for eligible employees that include:  health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, pension, 401K and paid time off.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: recruitment@comunilife.org. Please refer to the specific job title for which you are applying when submitting your application. Cover letters and resumes may also be faxed to Human Resources at 212-564-3445.

Comunilife is an equal opportunity employer.

Security Guard – Bronx, NY

Security Guard – Bronx, NY

Comunilife is one of New York City’s premier providers of housing, mental health, and HIV/AIDS services. Our programs benefit more than 2,500 people each year – helping  them overcome challenges related to extreme poverty; chronic homelessness; serious behavioral and medical issues; and linguistic and acculturation barriers.

Our staff members enjoy the benefits of working with a supportive team of supervisors and peers; of receiving in-depth training and ongoing opportunities for professional development; and of being part of an organization that truly recognizes, celebrates, and promotes personal and cultural strengths.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Continually monitors the front door, check all incoming/out coming traffic of clients, visitors and staff.  Ensure clients log in and out and that incidents and activity is documented and that facility and outside courtyards are patrolled frequently or as scheduled.  This includes halls, stairs, and public bathrooms. Clear public areas of loitering residents and attend mandated in-service training programs and meetings

QUALIFICATIONS: 8 and 16 hour certificate required.  Working knowledge of principles and practices of a New York State licensed Security Guard.  Responsible, organized, effective, punctual and efficient with ability to perform within a team and accomplish multiple assignments simultaneously. Skills to communicate effectively in writing and verbally required as well as ability to listen actively.   Must be able to deal tactfully and diplomatically with other employees, Federal, State, and City officials, professional and technical groups, clients, and the general public. High School diploma preferred with at least one or two years of experience in security.  Experience with HIV/AIDS afflicted individuals, chronic mental illness, substance abuse population a plus.  Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent and comprehensive program of benefits for eligible employees that includes: health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, pension, 401K and paid time off.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: recruitment@comunilife.org. Please refer to the specific job title for which you are applying when submitting your application. Cover letters and resumes may also be faxed to Human Resources at 212-564-3445.

Comunilife is an equal opportunity employer.