Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs.
Department: Third Street Women’s Residence
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Organization Overview: Since 1893, Henry Street has delivered the most effective, compassionate and comprehensive services possible to residents of the Lower East Side. As a multifaceted not-for-profit, Henry Street provides innovative social services, arts programs and healthcare services from 18 locations throughout the Lower East Side. Building upon its legacy for innovation and effective programming, Henry Street has grown to offer more than 50 different programs, currently making it the most comprehensive settlement house in New York City, as well as one of the City’s largest social service agencies. Henry Street is governed by a 45-member Board of Directors and is supported by government grants and contracts, as well as foundation, corporate and individual support.
The Third Street Women’s Shelter is a six-story structure with a basement level constructed of masonry and steel. Built in 1960 with approximately 25,000 square feet, it was originally owned and operated as the New York City Pre-Natal Homeless Women’s Shelter. In 1997, the Department of Homeless Services contracted with the Henry Street Settlement to allow the Settlement to assume all program and operating responsibilities. Housing for homeless single adult women is provided in congregate style with 79 individual living cubicles and beds. Additional space is available for community meals, vocational and educational services, program participation, private consultation, and administrative offices.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Masters of Social Work preferred
- Three (3) years of experience with homeless population
- Demonstrated case management skills
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Ability to remain calm during crisis
- Must be able to work well with others
- Good judgment and problem solving ability
- Demonstrated organizational skills
- Must be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office; proficiency in Word and Excel
- Must be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays
- Meet with clients bi-weekly, or more frequently as needed, to review progress and identify obstacles
- Ensure rules and regulations are communicated to the residents
- Develop and implement permanent re-housing plans with residents
- Provide crisis intervention counseling
- Provide entitlement referrals and advocacy
- Link residents to agencies providing services for special needs and assist residents in other areas of concern such as housing, substance abuse, etc.
- Accompany residents to appointments, entitlements and service providers, as needed
- Co-facilitate monthly house meetings and floor meetings, weekly housing and specialty groups and workshops
- Coordinate appointments or assist in making appointments with the clients to support them with their independent living plan
- Responsible for preparing all documentation relevant to referrals and services provided to residents
- Ensure documentation is in compliance with agency requirements, and maintain privacy and confidentiality of residents
- Responsible for logging and preparing statistical and demographic reports for services provided as required
- Maintain database of client records, client shelter histories, intake and discharge information regarding client’s stay in shelter, case notes and other computerized records
- Keep informed of resident’s background, history and assessments
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor
To Apply: E-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate “Case Manager” in the subject line AND the website the position was found.
Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Henry Street Settlement is an equal opportunity employer/program.