The Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation (SCHDC) is seeking a full time Case Coordinator at Vincent’s Village Apartments. SCHDC is a not-for-profit organization established in 1986 to provide affordable and supportive housing in New York. It is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of New York, who have been serving New York’s most vulnerable residents since 1817.  100% of the units within SCHDC’s portfolio are affordable housing units, serving the elderly, special needs populations, homeless and formerly homeless.  

Overview:

We are looking for a Social Worker with a BSW, MSW preferred, with case management experience who is knowledgeable about intimate partner violence, working with older adults, can navigate entitlements to promote client self-sufficiency. Our goal is helping those residents who have experienced physical, emotional, or other forms of abuse to establish long-term safety and heal from the effects of trauma while remaining stably housed. Our goal for our older adult population is to promote health & wellness and support them in aging in place safely. 

You will have the opportunity to work directly with residents who need a variety of support services. This program provides stable and affordable housing while also providing case management services and linkages that promote the safety, economic stability, wellbeing, self- sufficiency, non-violent relationship choices and addresses social/emotional needs of our residents. To be successful in this role we are looking for self-starters who enjoy meeting and engaging with new and diverse groups of people. This position is office-based with some community-based work.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate all social services for residents. 
  • Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and short-term counseling for survivors of domestic violence.
  • Provide case management, benefits assistance, provide links to legal advocacy, emergency financial assistance, primary and behavioral health care in the community.
  • Create and maintain residents’ files.
  • Conduct initial intake or assessment of residents and periodic reassessments.
  • Assist in identifying strengths, needs, abilities, and goals and create related client centered Service Plans.
  • Work with residents to break through barriers to tenant goals and to assist tenants in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Recommend and implement strategies to motivate residents to participate more fully in this process.
  • Monitor residents’ progress toward their goals via regularly scheduled meetings and documentation via service logs.
  • Follow up with residents on referrals made to community resources (including vocational resources, counseling, medical clinics, support groups, etc.)
  • Motivate residents to develop skills needed to maintain housing.
  •  Assist and encourage individuals to develop natural supports and include these supports in residents related meetings when relevant.
  • Facilitate groups if requested in areas including but not limited to wellness, financial literacy, safety, maintaining housing stability, employment and education, relationships, household management and healthy decision making.
  • Ability to work with residents, families, and staff in a caring and respectful manner, and with due understanding of and consideration for cultural differences.
  • Provide escort to residents throughout the community when indicated.
  • Immediately reports incidents or sensitive situations to supervisors. 
  • Attend staff meetings, supervision and trainings as required.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Education/Qualifications: 

  • Commitment to the Mission of the Sisters of Charity and willingness to support their mission to the underserved.
  • Bachelor’s in social work required, MSW or LMHC preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years related employment history including experience working with elderly and Medicaid recipients.
  • Experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Must be a team player who is flexible, open to feedback and creative problem solver. 
  • Must possess sensitivity, tact, and resourcefulness. Eager to assist tenants in a nonjudgmental, empathetic, and compassionate manner.
  • Ability to work a rotating work schedule that may include weekends and holidays.
  • Must have working knowledge of a Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
  • Valid NYS driver’s license 

To Apply:

Please send resume to  mjaneczko@schousingny.org.

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