Generous benefits including pension plan & low employee insurance contributions
OMH Queens SH
We are looking for a Program Director for our Mental Health Supported Housing Program. The program provides a full range of care management and supportive services to clients to enable them to live independently in the community. Responsible for the administration of the program, monitoring of program services, building relationships with local service providers, supervision/oversight/evaluation of staff. Ensuring that all services, procedures, and documentation are in compliance with all regulatory and agency mandates.
• Plan, develop, and monitor day-to-day operations of supported housing units in Queens for seriously and persistently mentally ill (SPMI) persons, many of whom also have substance abuse disorders • Maintain contracted levels of service; select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff • Building relationships with other local agencies, such as state psychiatric institutions, community residences and hospitals. • Communicating with OMH, HRA and other relevant state, city, and borough-based agencies, programs and service providers. • Work with landlords to secure available, appropriate and affordable apartments for clients. • Conducting site visits and emergency home visits. • Client screening and assigning clients to staff. • Coordinate and supervise housing care management activities, such as service plans, locating apartments and moving, psychological support, preventing eviction, education about independent living skills and safety, advocacy with landlords and housing courts, vocational services, client rehabilitation, etc.
LMSW, LCSW, or other NYS Clinical License required
Must have demonstrated experience/ability in leading and managing programs of similar type/size; three years staff supervisory experience + Solid clinical experience with homeless, mentally ill, substance abuse afflicted adult population preferred.; community-minded + knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis & treatment of mental illness + superior verbal & written communication skills preferred.
Physical Demands Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).
Since its founding in 1989, Comunilife has grown into one of NYC’s best-respected community-based health and housing service providers. Each year, our rich continuum of care supports the needs of more than 3,500 low-income and vulnerable New Yorkers.
Comunilife owns or manages 1,639 units of supported transitional and permanent housing for homeless adults struggling with HIV/AIDS, serious ment...al and behavioral health issues, and other chronic medical conditions. We operate a full-service, Latino-centered, South Bronx-based mental health clinic – the Vida Guidance Center – that provides more than 23,000 outpatient visits a year. Life Is Precious™, our unique suicide prevention program for Latina girls, is nationally recognized for effectively addressing the needs of the highest-risk group of teenagers in the country. Our Social and Medical Respite program arranges short-term supportive housing for recently discharged hospital patients who lack appropriate housing in which to recuperate.
All Comunilife activities are tailored to reflect the program participants’ perspectives, needs and strengths; our programs are guided by community-defined best practices. Our signature training program – the Multicultural Relational Approach for Diverse Populations – equips our staff to incorporate clients’ cultural and personal perspectives into their overall approach to care. Because of our clear respect for understanding – and desire to work in partnership with – those whom we serve, we successfully engage some of the most marginalized and hardest-to-reach people in the city.
Thanks to our efforts, hundreds of chronically homeless New Yorkers move out of the City shelter system into stable, permanent housing, each year. Latina adolescents, who are at high risk for attempting suicide find hope, fortitude, and the renewed desire to survive and succeed. Older adults learn to better understand and manage complex, interrelated psychiatric and physical health challenges. Lastly, organizations across the nation have the chance to learn about practices that can promote similarly impressive outcomes within their communities.