Director of Adult Home Initiative

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Position Overview:

The Adult Home Initiative is designed to assist Adult Home Residents through a multi-phased process leading to successful transition into Supported Housing. The initiative will provide peer supports during the in-reach, assessment, HRA approval, and moving transition phases, as desired and needed by the residents. The initiative will utilize a range of individualized and group-based peer-informed strategies to promote housing transitions, striving to empower class members through exposure to possibilities, development of self-advocacy skills, promoting informed choice, and enhancing community engagement.

The Director is responsible for the overall operation of the AHI, working with the Director of Peer Informed Practice and other leadership staff in initiative start-up activities. Key ongoing responsibilities include oversight and supervision of Regional Coordinators, and Peer Advocate teams, development and refinement of policies and procedures advancing the initiative’s objectives, management of budgeting and fiscal resources, coordinating with the AHI partner initiative at Baltic Street, establishing productive and collaborative relationships with pertinent AHI stake holders including: Adult Home and Supported Housing administrators and staff, Care Management Agencies, assessors, HRA , OMH, and Independent Reviewers. The Director ensures full contractual compliance. The job responsibilities of all staff extend to understanding and incorporating certain principles into their work and into their relationships with program participants. These principles are: Program participants’ right to self-determination; Respectful communication; Services that support recovery and healing consistent with and nurturing each participant’s cultural background, experience, identity, and values. Clear professional boundaries to support the limits and possibilities of services.


Have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access.

Recipient/survivor of mental health services, preferred. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. At least three (3) years of supervisory experience, required. Experience with developing new initiatives and program start-up, preferred. Leadership experience in Peer-led projects and services, preferred. Experience with New York Mental Health Housing, preferred. At least three (3) years of experience working in behavioral health setting: peer service delivery, community development, rehabilitation or recovery-oriented services, preferred. Must be fingerprinted and cleared by the New York State Justice Center. Resourceful and able to organize, multitask, and prioritize work. Possess strong understanding and practice of peer-informed services models, Intentional Peer Support, recovery, wellness and related services.

Analytical and innovative problem solving abilities. Attentive to details in documentation and data collection, reporting and analysis. Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team.

Strong skillsets in conflict management and negotiation. Excellent oral and written diplomatic and professional communication skills. Ability to utilize various computer programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel. Be creative and flexible. Ability to travel and work afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Show initiative and be responsible for follow through. Ability to maintain confidential information, as related to position.

Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should apply on

Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.

CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at all levels of management.


Excellent benefit package

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree