The Lantern Group (Lantern Community Services and Lantern Organization) is a supportive housing organization that champions the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who are impacted by or threatened with homelessness. Lantern Organization develops and manages permanent affordable and supported housing, which is paired with comprehensive services and programs designed and operated by Lantern Community Services to support clients so they can stay healthy and housed. Our 18 buildings, with almost 1,400 units, house a range of single adults to families, with sites located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Upper Manhattan. Lantern currently has a staff of around 200 full-time employees and services a client base of nearly 1,200 and an additional 800 community residents.
Lantern Community Services’ teams of experienced social workers and program specialists deliver programming directly within each apartment building to these high-need populations, resulting in excellent rates of engagement with our clients. Programs with proven results in health, employment, education, and life skills are delivered inside our residences and tailored to each person’s needs. We provide Lantern clients – many of whom live with mental illness, addiction, disability, HIV or other chronic illnesses – with the tools they need to integrate successfully into the greater community with dignity and independence.
Location and Work Schedule:
This is a full-time position at Rustin House, located in Manhattan, which requires a flexible schedule.
The Case Management Supervisor is responsible for direct supervision of the case management team and also provides specialty group and individual counseling as assigned. We are seeking a dynamic, engaging, Case Management Supervisor who has experience working with a chronically homeless, mentally ill, single adults (between the ages of 25 and 65) population, impacted by physical health and wellness issues, substance abuse and legal and medical issues, in a supportive housing environment. Solid clinical knowledge and supervisory experience is required. Additionally, the Case Management Supervisor will be passionate about working with single adults; a proactive and creative problem solver; and a demonstrated leader in promoting the growth of social services staff onsite. The Case Management Supervisor works closely with the Program Director and the interdisciplinary team to build and maintain a safe program culture that emphasizes respect for all community members and ensures all clients progress forward in their goals. The Case Management Supervisor reports to the Program Director. This position is exempt.
- Provides clinical supervision to the case management staff;
- Collaborates with other staff, providers and caregivers to coordinate services for each client;
- Reviews and signs-off on documentation completed by the case management team, and monitors the appropriateness of the standards of care;
- Conducts internal chart reviews;
- Participates in assessment interviews with prospective clients of the housing program and assesses clients’ ability to reside safely at Rustin House;
- Links clients to services provided by other community based organizations;
- Enters progress notes into electronic case records following all meetings and collaborations concerning clients;
- Assists in financial planning and budgeting to ensure that clients are able to meet their financial needs and do meet their rental obligations;
- Conducts group and individual counseling sessions;
- Completes required monthly reports as assigned by the Program Director;
- Assists the Program Director with hiring and training of new staff;
- Actively participates in staff meetings, clinical treatment meetings, community meetings with clients and trainings;
- Ensures all staff attend trainings to address clinical and programmatic needs and have the appropriate training;
- Provides crisis intervention as necessary; and
- Performs other job-related functions, as assigned.
- The Case Management Supervisor position requires a Master’s Degree; a LMSW, LCSW or LMHC is required.
- Solid clinical knowledge and supervisory experience is required.
- A minimum of 3 years of experience providing direct service to one or more of the following populations is required: people living with HIV/AIDS, formerly homeless and chronically homeless people and families, young adults aged out of foster care, people with mental illness or people in recovery from addiction.
- Experience working with evidence based models, specifically Motivational Interviewing preferred.
Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.
Lantern Community Services (Lantern) values the diversity of all our clients, staff, Board of Directors, and partners. By bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together, we create more vibrant, healthy and just communities. Lantern welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and experiences regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, veteran status, class, creed, and mental or physical disability.
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