BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences. We have 34 locations throughout the borough providing a variety of programs that offer assistance in the areas of family, children and youth support, educational services, elder care, homelessness, mental health and workforce development. We are an employer of choice for anyone interested in a meaningful career in the social services field.
BronxWorks is seeking a Program Coordinator for an exciting new Peer Training Program which BronxWorks is spearheading in collaboration with Health Peoples and Bronx Partners for Healthy Communities. The Peer Program focuses on peer-delivered services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The training program will select a cohort of twenty (20) peers to assist peers attain Peer Certification through the AIDS Institute. Peer training will include an initial work-place training, a 500-hour practicum, and post-practicum training. The Peer Coordinator will provide supervision for peers during the practicum and act as the primarily liaison between partnering agencies and BronxWorks.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Liaise between partnering agencies, funding provider, and BronxWorks
- Assist in building the project’s partnering agency network for peer work placement
- Assist in the development of roles and responsibilities for peers and partnering agencies during practicum.
- Co-conduct interviews with peer candidates with partnering agencies
- Work with peers to develop training plans toward obtaining peer certification
- Provide supervision for Peer candidates throughout their work placement practicum of the training program
- Meet with placement supervisors and peers on a weekly basis
- Facilitate group supervision sessions on a monthly basis for entire peer cohort
- Review and approve peer timesheets weekly
- Facilitate job-skills training and resume-building workshops for peers
- Provide support for peers following completion of practicum to complete the AIDS Institute’s Peer Completion requirements and conduct employment searches.
- Set up case conferences with clients needing extra support.
- Please include a cover letter with your application.
- Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.
- Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years of program experience
- Prior supervisory experience working in a social service agency preferred
- Prior direct-service experience with people living with HIV/AIDS
- Proficiency in modern business communications including personal computers, electronic mail, voicemail, facsimile and copier equipment
Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.
BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round.
Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave
- 12 paid holidays.
- Comprehensive medical, and life insurance coverage care for employees and their families, at little or no cost to employees.
- A pension plan that is 100% employer paid
- Two tax deferred annuity plans and employee assistance in maximizing the pension plan and tax deferred annuity plans to prepare for retirement.
- TransitChek – Employees may use TransitChek to have money taken out of their pretax salaries to pay for their public transportation commute.
- Free and confidential assessment, counseling, and referral service, to assist employees and their families with a wide range of personal problems.
Additionally, BronxWorks offers:
- A comprehensive monthly training calendar
- Access to some scholarship opportunities
- Non-financial support and internship opportunities for employees who return to school, particularly for their Master of Social Work degrees
BronxWorks seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with federal, state and local laws, does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and employee development, placement, promotion, demotion, upgrading, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination.
Level of Language Proficiency
Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please include a cover letter with your application.