Part Time Case Manager- West Harlem Community Kitchen and Pantry
- Job posted by Food Bank For New York City
252 West 116th Street
Title: Part Time Case Manager
Department: Community Kitchen and Food Pantry of West Harlem
Reports to: Program Director
Locations: 252 West 116 Street, New York, NY 10026
FLSA Status: Part time
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Primary purpose of job:
The Community Kitchen is seeking a Part Time Case Manager to provide counseling services 2 days a week to participants at its Senior Center. The Part Time Case Manager will provide information, assessments and connect clients to services such as home attendant, adult day care, emergency home response, caregiver assistance, transportation, Meals on Wheels and benefits assistance specific to the elderly. Services will include group and one-on-one sessions to assist patients to cope with problems to improve their lives and their experiences.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
Provide Milieu management for the seniors by offering counseling in groups or individual sessions maybe using restorative justice or a similar approach.
Perform in-depth mental and/or physical health analysis of clients assigned by supervisor. Special attention will be given to issues affecting our community, including loneliness, social stressors and adult children.
Develop a detailed plan of action to meet client’s needs and find community resources to meet these goals.
Consult with external agencies in order to provide clients with support services.
Keep records of client’s progress throughout the process.
Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years experience.
Team player with excellent communication and customer service skills
Knowledge of poverty issues (knowledge of hunger issues a strong plus);
Excellent organizational skills with a proven reputation for attention to detail;
Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to project professional competence, leadership capability, & personal maturity;
Minimum Education Required