Thursday
Jul302015

Job Opportunity with the Temple U. Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities

Research Assistant

Job Description:

The Research assistant will provide support to help coordinate and carr out research studies at the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This will involve data collection, editing, and entry; resarch participant recruitment and retention; facilitating and monitoring relationships with collaborators; support of IRB submissions; development of resources and proeducts; and general organizational and administrative support to our multidisciplinary research team.

For more information, or to apply for this position, visit the Temple University Employment Opportunity Website and search job number TU-19474. 

Job Qualifications: 
Under general supervision, the Research Assistant provides professional level research support requiring the application of standard research practices and techniques for the College of Health Professions' department of Rehabilitation Sciences. The Research Assistant is responsible for coordinating and carrying out all clinical studies in the RRTC. Tasks include: providing support to various levels of leadership in a multidisciplinary research team; data collection, editing, and entry; research subject recruitment and retention; facilitating and monitoring positive relationship with collaborators; support of IRB submissions; development of resources and products; and general organizational and administrative support. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in field related to social sciences and at least six months of directly related experience in community based research with individuals who have a serious mental illness. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
 
Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to conduct general fact finding searches, including Internet and scholarly literature searches.
  • Strong interest in rehabilitation research.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to operate all standard office equipment and software including MS Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and doctors.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and planning.

 

Thursday
Jul232015

Job Opportunity with NYAPRS

Managed Care Projects Manager

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Systems Transformation, The Managed Care Projects Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and managing projects that assist organizations in their transition to Managed Care. This position will assist agencies statewide and nationwide in their transformation process towards recovery based service provision within a managed care environment.

Major Responsibilities/Activities: 

  • Develops, implements and manages assigned tasks within the MCTAC contract including data collection, developing and monitoring timelines for meeting deliverables;
  • Develops, implements and manages assigned tasks within other NYAPRS contracts;
  • Delivers training and technical assistance on recovery based services transformation and transforming to a managed care system;
  • Assists in the development and implementation of NYAPRS seminars and conferences;
  • Actively participates as a member of the Systems Transformation team to develop new ideas and initiatives;
  • Locates, identifies and writes grants for new services;
  • Develops new contracts and monitors assigned existing contracts;
  • Maintains required statistics and gathers and submits information and analysis to Director of Systems Transformation for preparation of reports;
  • Attends conferences and workshops as required to present material and new ideas and to stay current with trends in the field of recovery based systems;
  • Provides other duties as required or assigned.

Requirements:

  • Ability to multi-task; track record as creative thinker.
  • Experience and understanding of direct service provision and managed care is highly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in formal training and/or leading groups.
  • Facility with computers/technical equipment.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills.
  • BA/BS, and 5+ year's human services experience. Master's degree in human services preferred.
  • Valid driver's license and ability to travel extensively
  • Lived experience with the mental health system preferred.

NYAPRS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, retirement plan with non-elective company contribution, and generous paid time off and holidays.

Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume, and wage requirements to:

HR1@nyaprs.org

- OR -

NYAPRS
Director of Human Resources
194 Washington Avenue, Suite 400
Albany, NY 12210

**Completed applications must be submitted for all open positions by August 9th.

Click Here for A Brief Description of Our Latest Openings

Thursday
Jul232015

Jo Opportunity with NYAPRS

Director of Public Policy & Advocacy

Position Summary: The Director of Public Policy & Advocacy is a key member of the NYAPRS management team and is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in achieving the NYAPRS public policy mission.

Major Responsibilities/Activities: 

  • Lead the development and strategic deployment of public policy programs and resources. Inform and coordinate policy activities. Develop and support Board-level Public Policy committee;
  • Represents NYAPRS directly with federal, state, and local policymakers as directed by Executive Director;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials/staff, business leaders, lobbyists, and business/community organizations;
  • Inform and provide strategic guidance to senior leadership about relevant policy developments and opportunities. 
  • Provide technical assistance and materials through education and advocacy to NYAPRS members that align consumer-provider interests within federal, state, and local mandates. 
  • Directly lobby federal, state and local elected officials and staff on public policy issues important to NYAPRS as needed. Lobbying activities may include testifying at public hearings, meeting one-on-one and developing official correspondence;
  • Manage the annual development of the Public Policy Agenda and program budget; 
  • Manages daily NYAPRS E-News service
  • Provides other duties as required or assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in public policy or related field preferred;
  • 7+ years experience in public affairs and/or government relations; 
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success working with policymakers, preferably at senior legislative or executive level;
  • Demonstrated understanding of national policy issues and current trends and in state and federal policy matters affecting health and human services;
  • Must possess multi-tasking, organizational, strategic thinking and relationship-building skills;
  • Demonstrated experience developing relationships with and outreach to national and local media;
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Communicates in a strong, positive and effective manner both verbally and non-verbally. Excellent presentation, public speaking and facilitation skills;
  • Capacity to be a "tough-minded optimist," always acting to solve problems with energy and a positive attitude;
  • Strong project management expertise; 
  • Demonstrates a high level of personal accountability, confidentiality and willingness to share expertise; 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite with ability to write and articulate public policy positions;
  • Valid driver's license and ability to travel;
  • Lived experience with the mental health system preferred.

NYAPRS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, retirement plan with non-elective company contribution, and generous paid time off and holidays.

Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume, and wage requirements to:

HR1@nyaprs.org

- OR -

NYAPRS
Director of Human Resources
194 Washington Avenue, Suite 400
Albany, NY 12210

**Completed applications must be submitted for all open positions by August 9th.

Click Here for A Brief Description of Our Latest Openings

Thursday
Jul232015

Job Opportunity with NYAPRS

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Position Summary: The NYAPRS Chief Financial Officer is a key member of the Agency's senior management team, reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with all Management staff and Division Directors to insure adherence to the high operative and financial standards.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Insures compliance with all regulatory requirements including GAAP, FASB and NYSOMH;
  • Oversees the tracking and billing of Medicaid and other service revenues;
  • Develops and monitors the Corporate Compliance plan;
  • Oversees and Directs all Information Technology (IT) needs including all hardware and software purchases and supports, supervision of IT staff and consultants;
  • Develops and maintains a financial data management system that insures strong daily operations, budgeting, and financial forecasting;
  • Works collaboratively to manage and insure proper documentation and allocation of all agency revenues and expenses, including an accurate and timely system of contract invoicing and management;
  • Organizes systems, reports, procedures and documentation protocols that result and insure strong budgetary planning, control and forecasting;
  • Works collaboratively to provide expert guidance; creates and produces reports on a regular basis to aid managers in accomplishing their budgetary goals and objectives including the development and dissemination of relevant dashboards;
  • Manages and supervises the payroll system, and helps senior managers with online timecard records for work and benefit accruals;
  • Assists in staffing the NYAPRS Board of Directors Finance Committee and Board meetings;
  • Understands and operationally supports the NYAPRS mission of recovery, rehabilitation, and rights for all people with psychiatric disabilities;
  • Attends conferences and workshops as required to present material and new ideas and to stay current with trends in the field;
  • Provides other duties and tasks as required or assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting and/or Business Administration.
  • Seven years experience working in a senior role in the finance function of a privately owned business or non-profit organization.
  • Experience with billing Medicaid and other third party insurers.
  • Strong facility with computer applications (spreadsheets, databases, etc.); experience with general ledger and payroll systems. 
  • Lived experience with the mental health system preferred.
  • Non-profit work experience preferred.

NYAPRS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, retirement plan with non-elective company contribution, and generous paid time off and holidays.

Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume, and wage requirements to:

HR1@nyaprs.org

- OR -

NYAPRS
Director of Human Resources
194 Washington Avenue, Suite 400
Albany, NY 12210

**Completed applications must be submitted for all open positions by August 9th.

Click Here for A Brief Description of Our Latest Openings

Wednesday
Jul152015

Job Opportunity with Community Access

SUPPORTED EDUCATION SPECIALIST

 to work in our Blueprint SEd program,  

located in the Bronx.

Full-time openings available with a pay rate of $21.63 per hour.

Position Overview

The Supported Education Specialist’s primary responsibilities involve helping students define, plan for, and achieve educational goals in order to obtain employment in a career of their choice.  These responsibilities include; collaborate with participants to develop individualized, person-centered education plans; support students in developing career goals through paid employment, internships, and volunteer opportunities; provide individual and group skill development in areas such as study skills, note-taking, time and stress management, self-advocacy, decision-making and social skill development; assist with financial aid processes, admission applications, registration, transitions and withdrawals from programs; collaborate with teachers, disability services staff, care coordinators, probation and parole, other staff, family members and natural supports to assist students with goal attainment; timely and accurate submission of participant-related documentation; outreach, goal planning, academic skill building, resource attainment and promoting the value of education as part of the recovery process; perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates must have an understanding, appreciation and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access; personal experience with the mental health and criminal justice systems is preferred;  minimum of a Bachelor’s degree;  minimum of two (2) years of experience working in mental health, advocacy, social services or educational settings preferred; strong understanding of the role of education in facilitating mental health recovery and wellness;  must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; be resourceful and possess strong organizational skills; demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team; excellent oral and written communication skills;  ability to utilize various computer programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel; be creative and flexible; show initiative and be responsible for follow through; ability to travel and work afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Interested candidates should apply on www.communityaccess.org/jobs.

Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.

CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at all levels of management.

www.communityaccess.org