- Bachelor's Degree
- High School Diploma or GED
- Data Collection
- Microsoft Word
- Leadership Experience
- Communication Skills
AHI is a new mental health Peer-led project that emerged from a New York State class action settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and private plaintiffs living with mental health challenges who reside in impacted New York City Adult Homes. The settlement agreement provides opportunities for these residents to transition into community-based supportive housing.
The Adult Home Initiative is designed to assist Adult Home Residents through a multi-phased process leading to successful transition into Supported Housing. The initiative will provide peer supports during the in-reach, assessment, HRA approval, and moving transition phases, as desired and needed by the residents. The initiative will utilize a range of individualized and group-based peer-informed strategies to promote housing transitions, striving to empower class members through exposure to possibilities, development of self-advocacy skills, promoting informed choices, and enhancing community engagement.
Position Type: Full Time
Position Location: Rockaway Queens
Position Salary: $31.25
The Regional Coordinator ( Supervisor) is responsible for the effective planning and delivery of the AHI peer support and advocacy services, providing supervision and team building to the Peer Advocate teams. The Regional Coordinator collaborates with the AHI Director in the development and implementation of policies, practices, and procedures to advance the initiative's goals, and assists in the management of fiscal resources and the establishment of productive and positive collaborative relationships with the array of AHI stakeholders and partners including Adult Home operators, Housing Contractors, Care Management Agencies, OMH representatives, Independent Reviewers, and other partner organizations.
Essential Job Functions:
Provide on-site supervision and leadership to the Peer Advocate teams and Senior Peers, promoting the establishment of supportive relationships with Adult Home residents.
Oversee and supports the Senior Peers in the management of workforce management tasks including staff scheduling, reviewing and approval of time sheets and time-off requests, filling staff coverage gaps, participating in recruitment efforts.
Provide support and supervision to the Senior Peer and Peer Advocate teams in the effective and efficient use and tracking of fiscal resources including transportation costs and petty cash.
Collaborate with the Director in recruitment, hiring, orientation, and training of new staff.
Establish channels of staff communication and reporting among staff, in collaboration with the Director.
Review and provide constructive feedback on the full range of services and documentation required of Peer Advocate staff, including internal AWARDS documents and external communications.
Ensure the establishment of effective working relationships with the array of staff with whom the Peer Advocates partner, outlining and demonstrating professional communication expectations.
Support the Peer Advocate team in the planning, promotion, and delivery of activities and events designed to enhance residents' awareness of and identification with life in the community.
Collaborate with assessors, housing contractors and other providers, with the residents, to facilitate the assessment process and create strengths-based, person-centered care plans.
Engage residents to identify systemic, bureaucratic, and personal barriers to housing transition and develop programmatic responses to barriers
Coordinates. plans and delivers group-based social and learning opportunities including: Adult Home Settlement awareness, self-advocacy, decision-making and self-reliance, making and keeping social connections, work readiness, literacy, affirmative and enjoyable socialization etc.
Advocate with and for residents to promote purposeful and meaningful community integration, proactively addressing potential barriers such as transportation, fear, stigma and communication with others.
Reviews, completes and submits internal documentation including participant-related data such as plans, notes and employment or referral-related outcomes in AWARDS.
Participates in data collection and recording related to outcomes and other program, agency or funder/ contractor priorities
Ability to extensively travel and work afternoons, evenings and weekends.
Attend/conduct workshops, training's and community events.
Attend and participate in supervision, meetings and training sessions.
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, required.
Minimum of a High School Diploma, required. Bachelor's Degree, preferred.
At least one (1) year of supervisory experience, required.
At least two (2) years of experience working in behavioral health setting: peer service delivery, community development, rehabilitation or recovery-oriented services, mental health supported housing, required.
Must be fingerprinted and cleared by the New York State Justice Center.
Thorough understanding of and commitment to peer support.
Resourceful and able to organize, multitask, and prioritize work.
Possess strong understanding and practice of peer work, recovery, wellness and related services.
Analytical and innovative problem solving abilities.
Attentive to details in documentation and data collection, reporting and analysis.
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team.
Strong skill sets in conflict management and negotiation. Excellent oral and written diplomatic and professional communication skills.
Ability to utilize various computer programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel.
Be creative and flexible.