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Goddard Riverside Community Center | New York, NY
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Goddard Riverside Community Center


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Intro/Program Description: Goddard Riverside’s Corner House provides affordable, permanent supportive housing for 34 previously homeless adults many of whom have mental illness, substance use, and other co-occurring disorders. On-site services include case management, entitlement assistance, medical and psychiatric care, substance use counseling, group activities, recreation, and 24 hour/7 day per week front desk security.


Purpose of Position: To deliver effective group activities using a strengths-based, client-centered approach to support social support, inclusion, skill development, wellness, and recreation to reduce social isolation, promote community among tenants, and maintain permanent housing. 

Schedule: Monday through Friday - Hours flexible - 28 per week max, Benefits Eligible 

Roles, Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Group Work

  • Develop curriculum and groups to promote inclusion, wellness, education and recreation based on client interest and need
  • Facilitate groups that promote community within the building
  • Maintain schedule and calendar of activities, events, and trips
  • Creates a platform for tenants to discuss/improve social relationships
  • Provide groups that assist tenant in the development of/improvement of daily living skills
  • Schedule and run a monthly tenant advocacy meeting and work with tenants to incorporate ideas into programming.
  • Coordinates recreational events and trips to encourage socialization, inclusion, and reduce isolation
  • Develop activities that promote training and educational skills such as budgeting
  • Coordinate referrals for health/gym memberships
  • Coordinate outdoor activities with tenants i.e. cookouts, gardening
  • Provide escorts in the community to facilitate wellness and maintain housing as needed
  • Work as part of Social Service Team (sharing with case managers) to ensure continuity of services. 
  • Provides other tasks and functions as deemed necessary to assure the provision of quality social, recreational and educational services to all tenants

Case Management

  • Provide case management to a small caseload of tenants, which includes helping to procure/ maintain entitlements, medical and psychiatric treatment and basic support in maintaining housing.
  • Maintain all documentation according to standards established by funding sources and the agency.
  • Provide escorts to health and housing appointments as needed

 

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Education, Psychology or related field
  • Experience working with homeless or formerly homeless individuals preferred
  • Experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, substance use, and/or co-occurring disorders preferred
  • Experience developing, implementing and facilitating groups strongly preferred

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Understanding of Housing First philosophy
  • Team Player
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Creative, flexible, skilled in working hard to engage clients

 

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Excel
  • Able to use or learn computer databases such as AWARDS

 

Physical Requirements

  • Some walking and travel to escort clients to various appointments throughout the city and on recreational trips

 

Work Environment

  • Mostly indoor office setting. Regular visits to client apartments are also required. Some travel.


Intro/Program Description: Goddard Riverside’s Corner House provides affordable, permanent supportive housing for 34 previously homeless adults many of whom have mental illness, substance use, and other co-occurring disorders. On-site…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Location

West 140th Street, New York, NY 10031

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