About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways serves as the first point of contact for New York City's most vulnerable residents - people living on the streets, in subways, or in public areas. An innovative and data-driven leader, Urban Pathways is known for the effectiveness of our "housing first" approach. We engage individuals where they are in the cycle of homelessness. Through outreach and drop-in center services, transitional, long-term and permanent housing, and comprehensive support services, Urban Pathways helps more than 2,000 homeless men and women take control of their lives and find their way home.
About the Supportive Housing Program
The “Housing First” philosophy is the cornerstone of Urban Pathways supportive and permanent housing programs. Urban Pathways helps adults move rapidly into housing from the streets and into housing.
About the Position
Reporting to the Director of Social Services/Social Services Supervisor, the Senior Case Manager's duties include:
•Provides information and guidance to case managers, client services and community resources.
•Assigns caseload to case managers.
•Provides support and guidance to case managers in the execution of all housing related tasks including, but not limited to preparation, coordination, and processing of 2010E applications, General Population applications, housing searches, review of housing applications prior to submission to DHS, and housing interviews.
•Provides comprehensive case management services for assigned clients including but not limited to entitlements, housing, employment/education, vocational training, health, mental health treatment, and substance abuse services, and social and community integration.
•Provides counseling and support to clients on an on-going basis including, but not limited to crisis intervention, training and support on daily living skills, assistance in problem solving, conflict resolution, and advocacy.
•Conducts client intakes, assesses client needs, develops service plans and/or service referrals to achieve self-sufficiency.
•Conducts field work including, but not limited to home visits, outreach, and escorting clients to appointments.
•Monitors client medications and coordinates all required medical and mental health appointments for clients.
•Generates program reports and oversees accuracy of client information in client database system(s).
•Supervises all incident reporting and other client activities to ensure proper documentation and data entry.
•Bachelor’s degree required. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or other related field preferred.
•Minimum two years of clinical, individual or group counseling experience with mentally ill, formerly homeless people preferred.
•Knowledge of NYC housing subsidy programs.
•Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel, etc).
•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
•Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•Strong team building and coaching skills.
•Strong problem solving skills and resourcefulness.
•Familiarity with on-line chart record data bases such as AWARDS a plus.
•Bi-lingual English/Spanish or other languages a plus.
•Required to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings.
•Clean driving record a plus.
•Veterans experience preferred.