One in five New Yorkers currently face a mental health issue. ThriveNYC is a multi-faceted initiative that works to engage New Yorkers about mental health services.In order to spread the message of ThriveNYC, the Administration is hiring a Community Coordinator to increase public awareness efforts. ThriveNYC with the Department of Health are using data to identify demographics of New Yorkers that likely want or need mental health services. The unit partners with partner agencies, elected officials, community groups, non-profit organizations, and service providers to engage directly with communities and subject matter experts in all five boroughs. In addition, the unit is frequently involved in Citywide events, special projects in conjunction with multiple City agencies, and targeted days of action. Familiarity with New York City government, public health issues, mental health, social services and a commitment to helping others is a plus. The Community Coordinatorwill function as a THRIVENYC Community Engagement Specialist, who will: ? Act as liaison to ThriveNYC program initiatives to provide support, including raising awareness, general outreach and operational support.? Support community members and community based organization (CBO) families by providing information on ThriveNYC resources available to New Yorkers.? Recruit and mobilize volunteer teams; train volunteer leaders and community groups to perform outreach.? Handle issue escalation; when unable to answer a question or resolve an issue, direct inquiries to Community Affairs Unit (CAU) and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) for expert/entity that can assist in resolving them. ? Be responsible for data maintenance and reporting; issue weekly reports to CAU Managers and Outreach Managers (OM); these reports will be utilized for metrics and data tracking by the Data Leads.? Track which neighborhoods need targeted outreach.? Conduct presentations on Thrive to CBOs and give feedback on presentations. ? Coordinate days of action around various Thrive issues both citywide and within targeted areas.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or 2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.
**LOAN FORGIVENESSThe federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DSS/HRA/DHS qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program?s other requirements. Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
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New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.