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 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.
We are looking for a Clinical Supervisor/Project Coordinator to oversee the day to day operations of our Queens based mental health supported housing program. Responsibilities include:
•Program development including outreach and referrals
•Maintaining required occupancy and levels of service in accordance with contractual requirements and quality assurance
•Conducting screening interviews, completing written assessments of applicants for the OMH Supported Housing Program and assigning clients to staff
•Participating in case conferences with community mental health providers, mental health clinics, ACT programs, etc.
•Complying with requirements of the OMH Supported Housing Guidelines and with all Comunilife policies and procedures;
•Communicating with OMH, HRA and other relevant state, city and borough-based agencies, programs and services
•Ensuring program quality by monitoring client emergency room visits and hospital admissions, and reporting and investigating incidents
•Conducting site visits and emergency home visits as needed
•Leading, Planning and scheduling client workshops, socialization or educational activities and special client events, e.g., holiday celebration, picnics, meetings; groups (diabetes group, movie groups, etc.)
•Ensuring the accuracy of rent payments to be made by clients, their family members/roommates and Comunilife
•Developing positive relationships with landlords to ensure client success and to secure available and affordable apartments for our clients;
•Advocating for clients with landlords/managers and working with clients and case managers to prevent eviction;
•Monitoring office expenses including purchasing equipment, ordering supplies, petty cash and metro cards
•Reviewing case records to ensure they are accurate, thorough and in compliance with agency and OMH requirements
•Overseeing determination and distribution of rent subsidies, contingency funds and start up kits and furniture
•Overseeing maintenance of accurate client income and rent records
•Reviewing current and old leases, clients’ and agency’s rent payment histories and landlords’ rent ledgers to determine if they are accurate and if the agency and/or client has a credit or is in arrears;
•Reviewing and approving program-related memos and paper work
•Maintaining a small caseload if necessary
•Carrying a cell phone for emergency coverage
•Staff development, including orientation, performance evaluation and staff training
•Supervising, training and coordinating all housing case management activities.