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

Friday
Jul102015

Job Opportunity with Community Access

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

to work in our housing division, located at

1710 Vyse Avenue, Bronx, NY

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week with an excellent benefits package.

 

Position Overview

The Assistant Program Director is responsible for providing supervision and training to program staff so that

they are equipped to provide rehabilitative services to tenants within this program. This includes assuring

that program staff receives satisfactory and timely training in recovery oriented practice, harm reduction, and

in the services available through referral elsewhere in the agency and in the community. The assistant

program director also has charge of monitoring resident records to be ready for audits at all times and for

assuring that other program records (desk logs, apartment inspections, fire drills, etc.) meet the agency

standards. The assistant program director provides back-up supervision of the site in the program director’s

absence. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to scheduling and participating in annual

utilization reviews; monitor program census and assure maximum occupancy of building through timely

filling of vacancies; maintaining a partial case load, as needed, etc.

 

Qualifications


Qualified candidates must have a commitment to recovery oriented practice; a Bachelor’s Degree in related

field preferred – work experience within field may be substituted for degree; minimum of three (3) years

working in supportive housing with people who have a history of homelessness/substance use/psychiatric

diagnosis, etc, preferred; previous supervisory experience, preferred; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the

Office of Mental Health (OMH); knowledge of psychiatric disabilities and of substance use; commitment to

recovery oriented practice; excellent attention to detail; ability to utilize various computer programs,

specifically Microsoft Word and Excel; creativity and flexibility.

 

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

Thursday
Jul092015

Job Opportunity with Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS)

Position:  Program Development Coordinator (Part-Time)

Background

 The Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS), a social enterprise of Faces & Voices of Recovery, is seeking a part-time Program Development Coordinator to join our team.  The Coordinator will lead an optional standards development process, engage learning community members and promote CAPRSS products and services.  Knowledge of recovery community organizations and peer based recovery support services required. Project management skills, marketing and development experience, and excellent writing skills are required.  This position is part-time (25 hours per week) based in the Washington, DC office. Potential for full-time employment in the near future. 

Job Summary

The CAPRSS Program Development Coordinator will be responsible for internal review and revision of accreditation standards for recovery community organizations providing peer recovery support services.  Additionally, the Coordinator will prepare marketing materials and presentations for promotion and marketing of CAPRSS.
Reports To
The CAPRSS Program Development Coordinator will work as part of a team, under the supervision of the CAPRSS Chief Executive.
Responsibilities

Job Tasks & Responsibilities

Coordinate revision of core standards
  • Gather articles and resources
  • Re-activate the standards committee
  • Provide orientation and training on current standards and revision process
  • Support subcommittee work
  • Develop draft of revisions to standards and criteria
  • Obtain approval of revisions (full committee)
  • Revise core materials to reflect changes
  • Announce and publish new version of core standards
Coordinate finalization of standards in optional domains
  • Gather articles and resources
  • Support subcommittee work
  • Develop draft of standards and criteria
  • Obtain approval (full committee)
  • Develop materials to related to new domains
  • Announce and publish new optional domains and standards
Facilitate Learning Community engagement
  • Add new resources related to each domain
  • Update or weed old resources
  • Develop new online courses
Provide customer service
  • Learning community members
Promote CAPRSS products and services
  • Monthly Accreditation 101 webinars
  • Monthly Accreditation 201 webinars
  • Publish regular e-newsletters
  • Engage on social media
  • Do presentations at trade conferences and meetings
Qualifications
  • Significant knowledge of or experience in RCOs or peer-to-peer setting
  • Experience conducting internet-based and library research
  • Experience compiling, coding, categorizing, and verifying information or data
  • Working knowledge of how to prepare, manipulate, and manage research database
  • Experience preparing project related reports, manuscripts, and presentations
  • Experience preparing tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research
  • Good writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently, organizing, planning and prioritizing work
Compensation
Hourly Rate based on experience.
How to Apply
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: info@caprss.org. No phone calls please.
Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS)