Case Manager - Jamaica Avenue
New Destiny Housing Corporation

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Post Date: Sep 21, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $45,000.00-$48,000
Location: US - New York - New York
Job Reference: - n/a -
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Description
New Destiny is seeking to hire a full-time Case Manager to provide regular on-site services at Jamaica Avenue apartments. This building is a 163-unit, service-enriched permanent and affordable housing development, with 69 units set aside for domestic violence survivors, in the Jamaica section of Queens. The Case Manager will work within a team of three Case Managers led by the Program Director to maintain and grow a robust program to focus on fostering family stability by connecting families to resources; maintaining a violence-free environment and helping children thrive emotionally, physically, and academically. This is a full-time position requiring one late night a week (e.g., 11:00 am to 7:00 pm) and occasional weekend hours. The Case Manager will report directly to the Program Director.
Case Management Responsibilities:
•        Provide comprehensive case management services to a caseload of 15-20 tenants, including counseling services, crisis intervention, and other appropriate supportive services.
•        Develop programming and activities in collaboration with the Program Director and the families.
•        Work with tenants on caseload to create and implement annual wellness plans in order to meet individual goals.
•        Conduct annual assessments with tenants to assess stability and ongoing social service needs.
•        Plan and implement age-appropriate therapeutic activities for children.
•        Research, organize and implement afterschool programming and occasional weekend activities.
•        Build connections in the community and provide referrals to stabilizing community programming, including recreational activities, mental health services, physical health services, employment enhancement services, etc.
•        Work with families to follow-up with schools, clinics, and other providers where appropriate.
•        Contribute to the program database of borough-specific and city-wide educational and recreational programs.
Administrative Activities
•        Attend weekly supervision meetings with the Program Director.
•        Prepare monthly reports on program activities including the type of activity and participation rate.
•        Collect and maintain information on children and families (report cards, skills evaluation, surveys, etc.).
•        Conduct monthly meetings and case conferences with Family Support Program staff.
•        Maintain up-to-date case files and ensure all data is inputted into the case management database.
•        Contribute to the development of best practices for the Family Support Program.
•        Work with volunteers and interns to enrich youth and family events.
•        Other duties as assigned by Program Director.

Qualifications:
•        Bachelor’s degree required. A BSW or BA/S in the areas of Psychology, Sociology, Early Education preferred.
•        A minimum of 2 to 4 years of direct service experience preferred.
•        Knowledge and experience assisting individuals to access resources in the areas of housing stability, health & mental health, and food security.
•        Proven track record in engaging children and adults who have experienced homelessness and domestic violence preferred.
•        Ability to be empathetic, creative, and resourceful. Experience with trauma-informed care preferred.
•        Ideal candidate is a person who is highly organized, flexible, and resourceful.
•        Strong written and oral communication skills, computer literacy and sound judgment.
•        Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred.

Skills
•Bachelor’s degree required.
•A minimum of 2 to 4 years of direct service experience preferred.
•Proven track record in engaging children and adults who have experienced homelessness and domestic violence preferred.
•Ability to be empathetic, creative, and resourceful.
•Ideal candidate is a person who is highly organized, flexible, and resourceful.
•Strong written and oral communication skills, computer literacy and sound judgment.
•Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred.


Notes
To ensure that the organization continues to maintain this commitment, New Destiny requires either proof of vaccination or submission of a weekly negative Covid-19 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test as a condition of employment.
New Destiny is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender, and survivors or people with lived experience are encouraged to apply.



Contact Details

State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 10018
Country: United States
Email: resumes@newdestinyhousing.org