They are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Coordinator of Employment and Career Services to work at Howie The Harp Advocacy Center, located at 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., New York, NY. This is a full-time position with an annual salary in the low $50's plus an excellent benefits package.
The Howie The Harp Advocacy Center, a peer run program, offers an array of services that help individuals with mental health concerns find meaningful, permanent employment and develop careers in human services.
All of the Center's programs are based on the core value that self-help and peer support are among the most effective methods for people who seek to recover from mental illness. Through the Peer Training Program, Assisted Competitive Employment Program (ACE), and other initiatives, the Center offers a wide range of services including training, internship experience, job placement and support, and continuing education services. Graduates are entitled to ongoing access to placement and support services.
The Coordinator of Employment and Career Services oversees the provision of all pre-and post-employment support services provided to participants by Career Coaches. The Coordinator ensures that supports are delivered responsively, effectively and efficiently, and that trainees who complete the classroom program obtain and complete internships and are successfully placed in a competitive job in human services. The Coordinator also ensures that all support services are accurately documented in a data management system (AWARDS) in a consistent and timely manner.
Essential Job Functions
- Recruit, hire, and provide supervision to assigned staff so that agency and program goals are communicated effectively, job performance is continuously evaluated and appropriate training is given.
- Coordinate and manage the assignment of participants to Career Coaches, ensuring equitable and effective use of staff resources.
- Oversee the provision of individual and group based support to trainees, participants on internship and individuals receiving support while employed, at the Center and off-site.
- Ensure that job development, placement and support services are effective and responsive to individual needs; work with Career Coaches to resolve barriers to trainee course completion, employment and job tenure.
- In collaboration with staff, Career Coaches, coordinate the identification and development of internship sites and permanent placement opportunities for all programs; assist with job development efforts.
- Oversee establishment of effective ongoing relationships with employers; coordinate contact with internship and work placement sites, ensuring timely and appropriate communication and documentation of all outreach and communication.
- Oversee intake process for the ACE Program and ensure contractual outcomes are met.
- Ensure the relevance and completion of participant assessments and plans for service and employment.
- Ensure the timely transition of participants between programs per contractual guidelines and requirements, e.g. F/PST, internship, VR/TTW, job placement and receipt of ongoing support.
- Provide supervision and support to discrete project staff including Riker?s Island and Bedford Hills.
- Coordinate the completion and collection of monthly reporting to VR, SSA (TTW), and other entities.
- Assist the Director in overseeing the accurate and timely completion and submission of all internal documentation including participant-related data such as progress notes and employment-related outcomes in AWARDS.
- Assist the Director in completing, submitting and meeting external reports in compliance with funding and contracting entities and internal audit standards and expectations.
- Assist the Director in ensuring the overall attainment of contractual obligations, outcomes and expectations.
- Assist the Director in maximizing revenue streams through VR, TTW, OMH and other relevant funding opportunities.
- Assist the Director in developing and utilizing Quality Assurance systems.
- Attend/conduct workshops, trainings and community events as needed.
- Attend and participate in supervision, meetings and training sessions, as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access.
- Recipient/survivor of mental health services (past or present), required.
- Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) – Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team.
- Attentive to details in documentation and data collection, reporting and analysis.
- Two (2) years of supervisory experience, preferred.
- Two (2) years of job development experience, preferred.
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience providing benefits, entitlements or work incentives support, preferred.
- Minimum of one (1) year of experience in working with persons with mental health conditions, required.
- Must be fingerprinted and cleared by the New York State Justice Center.
- Ability to organize, multitask and prioritize work.
- Possess strong understanding and practice of recovery, wellness and employment services.
- Advanced analytical and innovative problem solving abilities.
- 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 maintain confidential information, as related to position.
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