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Title FFS Social Worker- Vida Guidance Center
Categories Social Worker
Location Bronx, NY
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FFS Social Worker – Outpatient Mental Health Clinic: Vida Guidance Center – 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:   Social Workers will provide psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations, counseling, medication follow-up care, case management, and other therapeutic services for adults, children and adolescents.  Duties will include:

  • Participates in in-take process and formulates a psychosocial evaluation and treatment plan
  • Provides individual and group counseling and/or concrete social services
  • Plans for discharge and aftercare
  • Makes referrals to community resources
  • Consults with professional personnel to implement a multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • Maintains case records and prepares statistical reports

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • 3-6 years clinical experience, including assessment, crisis intervention, triage, brief therapy, case management, and care coordination
  • Extensive knowledge of OMH regulations, principles and practices
  • Ability to handle complex clinical situations e.g., crisis situations, severe psychopathology, emergency commitments, suicide and homicide assessment
  • Ability to function within an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Community minded, patient, creative, flexible, compassionate and culturally sensitive
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English required.

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.

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Title Program Director – HIV/AIDS
Categories Program Director
Location Brooklyn/Queens/Bronx, NY
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Program Director – HIV/AIDS Programs – Brooklyn/Queens/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.

We are looking for a Program Director – HIV/AIDS to lead the overall operation of the Congregate HIV/AIDS service programs, which includes management, planning, development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation of policies and implementing proper procedures for the program.  Our programs are characterized by a team approach, supervision of clinical and administrative staff, time unlimited services, crises availability, and referral procedures. This position supervises five Assistant Program Directors – one for each facility. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing direction of the day-to-day operations of the programs.
  • Developing and maintaining a service program sufficiently flexible and dynamic to meet the needs of the under-served and economically disadvantaged populations particularly those who are afflicted with HIV/AIDS.
  • Ensuring and maintaining policies, principles, and procedures that are in agreement with the HRA program, HPD, Enterprise Foundation, or other program requirements, guidelines, regulations and directives.
  • Overall management and maintenance of physical facility with responsibilities that include permits, OSHA, fire drills, inventories and other facilities related management issues, as required.
  • Ensuing timely completion of program progress reports including demographic census, services rendered as required.
  • Affirming all record keeping relating to Quality Improvement (Q/I) and Quality Assurance (Q/A) issues, HIV/AIDS program activities, including but not limited to, databases, daily logs, progress notes, and ensuring client charts are appropriately maintained and up-to-date.
  • Providing oversight for the HIV/AIDS, consumer goals of client recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration by planning and implementing outreach, intake, counseling, crisis intervention, emergency and case management HIV/AIDS activities.
  • Directing, supervising and training staff, HIV/AIDS, mental health and substance abuse activities, leading team and service planning meetings, providing direction to staff regarding individual cases, conducting side-by-side contacts with staff, conducting individual supervision meetings and evaluating employee performance.
  • Training the HIV/AIDS team to meet  program requirements
  • Oversight over the non-clinical staff in the facility i.e., superintendent, porters, food handlers, security, and other support staff.
  • On Call 24/7

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of HIV/AIDS program guidelines and HRA, MHRA and HPD regulations and directives, as applicable to the program.
  • Thorough knowledge of program development, implementation methodology, and research methods and techniques.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of  clinical and administrative staff.
  • Ability to perform in a team approach and accomplish multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills (writing, oral and active listening).
  • Community minded, patient, creative, flexible, and compassionate.  Culturally sensitive to persons who are diagnosed and afflicted with HIV/AIDS, various national/ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, religion, and substance abuse issues.
  • 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):

  • Masters Degree in social work, public health, health administration, or a related field or licensure/registration as a social worker.
  • Five or more years experience in providing direct services related to the treatment and recovery of persons afflicted with HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and serious mental illness.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • HIV/AIDS advanced training and CASAC are 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.

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Title Program Director – OMH Supported Housing
Categories Program Director
Location Bronx/Queens, NY
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Program Director – Office of Mental Health Supported Housing – Bronx/Queens, 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.

Communilife is one of NYC’s major providers of supported scatter site units for people with mental illness. We serve formerly homeless people with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMIs) and other significant medical and substance abuse issues – providing these residents with well-maintained, individual apartments and a full range of care coordination and supportive services. The vast majority of program residents achieve long-term housing stability; many remain in our units for ten years or more – paying rent on time and in full. A significant segment of these residents obtain and maintain paid employment, and a small but consistent percentage move on to independent housing.

We are looking for a Program Director for our Mental Health Supported Housing Program. The program provides a full range of care management and supportive services to clients to enable them to live independently in the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning, developing, monitoring day-to-day operations of 300 units of supported housing in the Bronx and Queens for seriously and persistently mentally ill (SPMI) persons, many of whom also have substance abuse disorders.
  • Supervising an Assistant Program Director for Queens and a Clinical Supervisor for the Bronx housing units who in turn supervise care coordination and supportive services.
  • Maintaining contracted levels of service.
  • Building relationships with other local agencies, such as state psychiatric institutions, community residences and hospitals.
  • Communicating with OMH, HRA and other relevant state, city, and borough-based agencies, programs and service providers.
  • Working with landlords to secure available, appropriate and affordable apartments for clients.
  • Conducting site visits and emergency home visits.
  • Client screening and assigning clients to staff.
  • Coordinating and supervising all housing care management activities (service plans, locating apartments and moving, psychological support, preventing eviction, education about independent living skills and safety, advocacy with landlords and housing courts, facilitating the clients’ rehabilitation process including referrals for psychosocial and vocational services and various housing options).
  • Participating in client case conferences.
  • Staff development, including new staff orientation, supervising staff, performance evaluations and staff training.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Solid clinical experience with homeless, mentally ill, substance abuse afflicted adult population.
  • Candidate must be community minded with demonstrated knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
  • Three years staff supervisory experience.
  • Ability to manage daily operations of Comunilife’s OMH Bronx and Queens Supported Housing Programs.
  • Ability to administer and monitor program services, and understand program regulations and guidelines.
  • Ability to build relationships with other agencies and other Comunilife programs.
  • Experience with evaluation and management of social service staff.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
  • Ability to organize and write procedures in a logical/methodical manner, well-developed administrative skills and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (writing, oral and active listening)

Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW)
  • LMSW or LCSW required. LCSW – R preferred.
  • At least five years of administrative and supervisory experience is required preferably in a supported housing program.
  • Bilingual/Spanish and experience with adults with substance abuse disorders is 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.

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Title Clinic Director – Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
Categories Clinic Director
Location Bronx, New York
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Clinic Director – Outpatient Mental Health Clinic: Vida Guidance Center – 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.

We are looking for a Clinic Director for our VIDA Guidance Center (VGC), outpatient mental health clinic. VGC, located in the Bronx, opened in 1994 as the first mental health clinic in New York City dedicated to the treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS, mental illness and substance abuse. VGC provides bilingual/bicultural outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and families. The Clinic Director will be responsible for the overall clinical and administrative operation of an NYS-OMH Article 31 outpatient mental health clinic which provides quality mental health services. Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Training, supervising and evaluating staff.
  • Maintaining quality control of case records, reports, and statistics.
  • Overseeing preparation for all program audits.
  • Implementing necessary systems in compliance with NYS OMH & NYC-DOHMH certification requirements.
  • Establishing and fostering community/provider relationships; and participating in agency management and planning activities.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience as the Director of an Article 31 or Article 28 outpatient mental health clinic.
  • Knowledge of health policy, including health care reform; industry standards in the provision of community mental health services; clinical trends and research.
  • Desire to provide quality health care services and to develop the administrative and clinical staff, in a well managed mental health care facility.
  • Experience with Medicaid/Medicare and private insurance billing requirements.
  • An understanding of funding and industry regulations and a track record of meeting compliance standards.
  • Experience with medical billing software platforms, and IMA experience in particular is preferred.
  • Strong leadership, excellent organizational  and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure.

Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited university and licensed in New York State (LCSW)
  • Medicare credentialed

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.

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Title Project Coordinator – Pathway to Community Living
Categories Project Coordinator
Location Bronx, NY
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Project Coordinator – Pathway to Community Living – 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.

Our Pathway to Community Living program, funded by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), provides mental health and after care for HIV/AIDS clients with mental health needs. Services include mental health assessments and referrals, independent living skills, peer mentoring, and after-care when relocated to permanent housing.

We are looking for a Project Coordinator to assume responsibility for all aspects of the peer mentoring program. Responsibilities include:

  • Day to day operation of the Pathway to Community Living Program
  • Assisting in the integration of the Pathway to Community Living Program into the Westchester and Crotona North Residences
  • Documenting, tracking and evaluating program activities and generating required reports
  • Conducting outreach and recruiting peer mentors.
  • Development and implementation of training for peer mentors
  • Assigning peer mentors to residents and graduates and accompanying peer mentors on their first visit to residents
  • Providing ongoing individual and group supervision of peer mentors.
  • Providing supervision to the Mental Health Counselor
  • Participating in case conferences, trainings, workshops and seminars as well as meetings with peers and supervisors as required.
  • Collaborating with other program staff in providing client services.
  • Participating in weekly supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned.

After-care responsibilities include:

  • Referrals, advocacy and monitoring of health, mental health, substance abuse, and any other needed services
  • Home visits

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of community mental health services and other resources.
  • Knowledge of counseling processes and practices.
  • Ability to learn HRA Supportive Housing Program Desk Guide and the HIV/AIDS Program regulations.
  • Responsible, organized, effective, and efficient.
  • Ability to perform multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and active listening)
  • Community minded, patient, creative, flexible, compassionate, and culturally sensitive to persons who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, and 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:

  • LMSW with experience working with populations with HIV/AIDS and mental health issues.  At least two years supervisory experience and two years training experience.
  • Experience working with issues of homelessness, substance abuse and mental health. Bilingual Spanish 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.

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