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Lutheran Social Services of New York has developed a wide range of LIFE programs to assist people as they overcome barriers and meet specific life challenges and events. The agency’s outreach ministry provides a variety of LIFE (Lutheran Initiatives For Enrichment) Services to touch the lives of immigrants, the hungry, victims of domestic violence, older adults, orphans, children in foster care and troubled youth. LIFE services also provide resources to congregations and other agencies to promote volunteerism, leadership development and community partnerships.

Please apply to one of the open positions below or click here to view all open positions.

Latest Openings:

Chief Program Officer (CPO)

POSITION: Chief Program Officer
REPORTS TO: President/CEO
CLASSIFICATION: President’s Cabinet
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Chief Program Officer (CPO) is a critical member of the senior leadership team. In collaboration with the CEO, the CPO articulates and implements the strategic vision and leadership of the agency; oversees a portfolio of programs and related services; promotes organizational expansion through strategic reviews of RFPs and other funding opportunities; evaluates the effectiveness of programs and provides ongoing feedback; provides guidance, strategic support, supervision, professional development and thought leadership to leadership staff; and enhances the organization by implementing systems and staying abreast of developments in the human services field.

The CPO supports a program portfolio that includes: 1) Early Childhood Education; 2) Educational Services; 3) Foster Care; 4) Housing Services; 5) Immigration Legal Services and 6) Community Services. The CPO also engages the Board of Directors under the direction of the CEO.

While Lutheran Social Services of NY understands that due to the vast array of program offerings, we do not anticipate finding a candidate with  and expertise in each or our service areas; we do expect the qualified candidate to have a deep commitment to social justice issues, extensive subject expertise in at least two of our service areas; experience working in communities of color and a passion for enhancing the quality of life of others.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In coordination with the Chief Executive Officer and senior leadership team, play a key role in the overall development, strategic planning, service delivery and management of the organization across multiple sites and programs.
  • Provide support, leadership and supervision to four program executive directors and the H.R. department, working closely with them to build their skills and confidence so that they can mentor, encourage and motivate all staff.
  • Provide assistance and guidance when needed on troubleshooting program and staff performance challenges and support proactive engagement in planning for improvement of program management.
  • Create and support a high performing culture in each program. Develop a team-based environment to motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively towards organizational vision and goals.
  • Work collaboratively with Vice President of Research and Quality Improvement to: support continued quality improvement; provide analysis of performance targets; coordinate and analyze program data to inform programmatic and organizational decision making; insure that outcomes and performance measures are adequately monitored for funding sources, program enhancement and organizational enhancement.
  • Work with program executive directors to establish annual program and departmental goals and objectives and track results against these goals as well as accountability protocols.
  • Work with CFO and program leadership in the budget development process and maintain a high level of fiscal responsibility.
  • Support fund development efforts through the promotion and execution of fundraising events, RFP strategic review and development of new programs.
  • Serve as the lead staff person on the Mission Committee (Programs) of the Board of Directors and other Board committees in collaboration with the CEO.
  • Serve as a liaison to key government agencies.
  • Represent Lutheran Social Services of NY and when needed the CEO on relevant committees and task forces, as well as at speaking engagements, conferences, panels and trainings.
  • Be aware of emerging needs among key stakeholders such as program participants, government, philanthropy, religious community and philanthropy.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as necessary.

SUPERVISES:

  • Executive Director for Children’s Services
  • Executive Director for Community Services
  • Executive Director for Early LIFE Services
  • Executive Director for Education Services
  • Executive Director for Residential Services
  • Executive Director of Facilities Operations
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Volunteers, Interns assigned
  • Contractors and consultants

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Public Health or other human services related field

EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of 8-10 years’ executive leadership experience in a non-profit or philanthropic organization, overseeing multiple programs or contracts at an organization serving underserved individuals
  • Demonstrated experience managing a high-performing team in a multi-site, multi-programmatic organization

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Passion for the mission of Lutheran Social Services of NY and an ability to communicate that passion to others
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of government funding, program operations and management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, solid computer skills, demonstrated capacity to use data effectively in planning and management
  • Demonstrated cultural competence in a very diverse environment; ability to work effectively and sensitively with diverse staff and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to engage others
  • Demonstrated ability to develop systems, strategies and outcome measures
  • Strong commitment to working with the underserved
  • Willingness to listen and learn before speaking
  • Willingness to visit and learn more than 39 different programs and sites
  • Comfort working in a team capacity with colleagues who tend to have strong opinions and passionately held beliefs and values
  • An ability to be firm but flexible, to laugh but uphold high standards
  • Must be a team player who is not seeking glory but satisfaction in serving others

HOW TO APPLY: Resumes and a strong cover letter should be emailed to Honour Odigie (hodigie@lssny.org) with “CPO Position” in the subject line.

— LSSNY is an equal opportunity employer —

Child Care Worker - Safe Haven for Children Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program

POSITION: Child Care Worker, Safe Haven for Children Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program
REPORTS TO: Program Director
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Part Time or Contingent
STATUS: Non-Exempt (Hourly)


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Lutheran Safe Haven for Children Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program serving young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  The Child Care Worker provides oversight and support to these young persons.  The Child Care Worker also assists the Case Managers in identifying appropriate sponsors to whom the young persons may be released and flags any concerns found with potential sponsors with the Federal Field Specialist.  The Child Care Worker is also responsible for assisting the Safe Haven for Children Shelter Case Managers to ensure that each young person in shelter care is receiving essential services such as: medical, mental health, and dental care, basic education, orientation, and legal screening.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pick up young persons from airport or other transportation hubs and bring them to shelter.
  • Arrange for medical services, health screening, and mental health assessment of young persons.
  • Assist potential sponsors with completion of family reunification packets and refer them to fingerprinting.
  • Monitor and supervise young persons at all times.
  • Assist in meal preparation for young persons.
  • Encourage young persons to maintain the home, perform appropriate chores and participate in shopping, meal preparation, and other household routines.
  • Guide young persons on activities of daily living, including good personal hygiene.
  • Arrange and accompany young persons to appointments and recreational activities as needed.
  • Record in full detail all pertinent information in applicable databases and logs prior to ending each shift.
  • Record all movements within the database and/or unit log.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA.
  • Adhere to program guidelines and schedules.
  • Enforce all safety rules and regulations in accordance with agency policies and procedures, and ensure that young persons comply with established house rules.
  • Document and report all major and minor incidents in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that unit keys remain in the possession of shelter staff members only.
  • Provide a stable, abuse- and drug-free environment.
  • Perform other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency.
  • On-call 24 hours (where applicable).

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma/GED or relevant certification as determined by program
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Literate in English

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Three years’ experience working with immigrant children or adolescents

SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER:

  • Driver’s License
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with young persons and co-workers
  • Knowledgeable about working with immigrant youth
  • Superior organizational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; resourceful; ability to manage time effectively and multi-task
  • Ability to exercise enormous amount of patience and good judgment
  • Knowledgeable about appropriate ACS/OCFS regulations regarding disciplinary actions
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • CPR-Certified a plus
  • NYS-Certified to prepare food a plus

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the hiring supervisor, Stephanie Maspons, with “Child Care Worker” in the subject line.

 

— LSSNY is an equal opportunity employer —

Teacher's Aide – Early LIFE Center (Bronx Location)

POSITION: Teacher’s Aide – Early LIFE Center
REPORTS TO: Director of Early LIFE Center
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time/Part-time
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Teacher’s Aide shares responsibility with the Assistant Teacher in implementing the pre-school instructional program in LSSNY’s early childhood education program and then supporting each student in classroom activities that further develop the instructional program as outlined by the classroom’s Head Teacher.  The Teacher’s Aide is also responsible for assisting in the supervision and management of students both in classroom activities, transitioning around the school complex, at breakfast and lunch, at arrival and dismissal time.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Assist in the supervision of children at breakfast and lunch each day
  • Assist the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher in developing educational  and age-appropriate goals
  • Assist the Head Teacher in the planning and execution of daily lesson plans
  • Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school building and school campus
  • Ensure that the classroom is left in clean and orderly condition at the end of the center day
  • Work with Assistant Teacher and Head Teacher to assess students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the Assistant Teacher, Head Teacher, Family Service Worker or  Director of the Pre-School
  • Actively support the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher in addressing the children’s needs
  • Agree to share particular talents and skills to enhance the student’s school program
  • Participate in the center’s professional development program
  • Assist students in the class with medication during the school day in accord with school  policies and procedures
  • Assist individual children while in the classroom by moving around the room and being alert to individual student learning styles
  • Assist and supervise children during arrival and dismissal processes
  • Assist in classroom coverage when directed by the Director
  • Assist the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher with clerical tasks such as children’s work collection and correction, progress report assistance, parent contact, incident reporting.
  • Attend and be actively involved in student progress meetings as requested and in support of the teacher’s efforts
  • Develop a supporting relationship with  students and with their parents and guardians
  • Participate 12 times a year during In-Service Trainings at The Early LIFE Center
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed

SUPERVISES:

  • Children

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:

  • HS Diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience working with pre-school children preferably in a school setting or in a center involving children

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately assist in the supervision of students in a classroom setting and while transitioning around the center complex
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in the implementation  of the instructional program as presented by the classroom teacher
  • Willingness to be involved in a program of professional development
  • Demonstrated ability to be an active and involved partner in the classroom process
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students in your classroom especially when one may be behaviorally challenging

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit all cover letters and resumes to Adrienne Crudup (Acrudup@lssny.org) with “Teacher’s Aide” in the subject line.

— LSSNY is an equal opportunity employer —

Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center (Bronx Location)

POSITION: Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
REPORTS TO: Director of Early LIFE Center
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center’s offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed

SUPERVISES:

  • Children
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Volunteers

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians
  • Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit all cover letters and resumes to Adrienne Crudup (Acrudup@lssny.org) with “Head Teacher” in the subject line.

— LSSNY is an equal opportunity employer —

Assistant Teacher – Early LIFE Center (Bronx Location)

POSITION: Assistant Teacher – Early LIFE Center
REPORTS TO: Director of Early LIFE Center
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time/Part-Time/Substitute
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt (Hourly)


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Assistant Teacher implements the instructional program at LSSNY’s pre-school program, supporting each student in activities planned by the classroom’s Head Teacher.  The Assistant Teacher supervises and manages students throughout the day, in the classroom, during transitions around the pre-school, on the playground, on trips, at meals and snacks, and during arrival and dismissal times.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Head Teacher in preparing, implementing and recording daily lessons.
  • Supervise children throughout the school day – during lessons and activities, in the classroom, during meals and snacks, on the playground, during transitions, on trips, and during arrival and dismissal times.
  • Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school and on trips.
  • Ensure that the classroom is clean and orderly at the end of the day.
  • Observe students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the Head Teacher, Family Service staff or Early LIFE Center Director.
  • Support the Head Teacher in addressing the children’s needs.
  • Share talents and skills to enhance the student’s school program.
  • Participate in professional development; complete 12 In-Service Trainings per year.
  • Move around the classroom to engage with students.
  • Be alert to individual student learning styles.
  • Assist and supervise children during arrival and dismissal processes.
  • Provide classroom coverage as directed by the Director.
  • Assist with student work collection and correction, progress reports, parent contact, and incident reports.
  • Actively participate in student progress meetings
  • Develop supporting relationships with students, parents and guardians.
  • Assist with food service, as assigned by the Center Director.
  • Assist with other job-related tasks, as assigned by the Center Director.
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct at all times.

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:

  • BA or HS Diploma/Associate’s Degree with Early Childhood experience
  • Child Development Associate Credential within one year of hire

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with children in a school or children’s center

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately supervise students in a classroom setting, while transitioning around the center complex, on the playground and on trips
  • Demonstrated ability to implement the instructional program
  • Willingness to participate in professional development
  • Demonstrated ability to be an active and involved partner in the classroom process
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students with behavior challenges

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit all cover letters and resumes to Adrienne Crudup (Acrudup@lssny.org) with “Assistant Teacher” in the subject line.

— LSSNY is an equal opportunity employer —

Head Teacher - Early LIFE Program

Lutheran Social Services of New York
POSITION: Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
REPORTS TO: Director of Early LIFE Center
LOCATION: Various (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan)
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program. The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom. The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies. The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center’s offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed

SUPERVISES:

  • Children
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Volunteers

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site. director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians.
  • Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs.

This position description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job. These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.

HOW TO APPLY:

All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to Ms. Khmaele McLeod-Cato (kmcleod-cato@lssny.org).

Please include “Head Teacher” in the subject line of your submission.

 

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-



				
Director of Early Childhood Center

POSITION: Director of Early LIFE Center
REPORTS TO: Assistant Executive Director for Early Childhood Education – Borough-wide
DIVISION: Early Childhood Education
CLASSIFICATION: Management Team
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Director of Early LIFE Preschool is responsible for the running of a daily childhood program at a particular site, current and future planning opportunities, supervision of staff and children and the provision of all needed and required services at that particular site, as presented by Federal, State, local government mandates and the Early Learn Contract with ACS.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Oversee early childhood program at a particular program sites;
  • Make recommendations to the Borough Director for Early LIFE regarding the hiring, termination, and job performance for related services, instructional, behavioral and facilities staff
  • Maintain and advance high quality early childhood programs and high performing classrooms for young children;
  • Collaborate with LSSNY leadership, the ACS Leadership staff, Head Start Policy Council and Head Start Board Committee to align goals to ensure a continuum of care and better educational and life outcomes for children.
  • Engage in ongoing research and development to keep abreast of trends;
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders – coalitions, community groups, government and families.
  • Continue to define and refine programmatic outcomes;
  • Support child outcomes for long-term, comprehensive model.
  • Work with staff, Parent Policy Council, and Board Head Start Committee to ensure that the program meet Head Start Performance Standards;
  • Work with ACS leadership to create systems to track, monitor and analyze child outcomes, individually and at an aggregate level;
  • Support ongoing program evaluation efforts;
  • Use data to inform improvements in practice.
  • Oversee fiscal planning and management;
  • Oversee program operations to ensure compliance with all Head Start and Department of Health standards;
  • Support all audits and monitoring reviews.
  • Develop a highly competent early childhood workforce in line with federal, state and city standards;
  • Establish core competencies and standards of excellence;
  • Create a professional development system including, crafting individual professional; development plans, identifying professional activities, and promoting ongoing professional training;
  • Serve as a mentor/coach to early childhood staff.
  • Lead, supervise and serve as a role model to teaching teams through communication and collaboration.
  • Recruit staff through community outreach and overseeing the interview, hiring and orientation process.
  • Create positive partnerships with families by serving as a resource and responding to questions and concerns.
  • Focus on establishing and maintaining on-going marketing efforts to sustain enrollment.
  • Maintain active waiting lists, enrollment, payroll, and center/school expenses systems.
  • Review important decisions with the Borough Director and be responsive to the requirements of the home office.
  • Lead the center/school to achieve and maintain NAEYC Accreditation.
  • Develop budget in conjunction with Borough Director and maintain accurate and current financial reporting.
  • Ensure that all staff interact and communicate respectfully with children demonstrating an inclusive environment.
  • Ensure that all licenses and permits are current.
  • Collaborate with LSSNY departments including finance, marketing and human resources.
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings, conferences, regional functions, and trainings.
  • Support organizational mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies

SUPERVISES:

  • Supervises all staff members in a program site including for Health, Curriculum and Instruction, Family Supports, and Administration

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 5 years previous educational administrative experience, one year in the area of special education or some related field

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must be NYS certified.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability at hiring and maintaining dedicated and professional staff
  • Demonstrated ability at understanding and meeting student IEP mandates
  • Demonstrated ability at managing a school program on a daily basis which insures regulatory compliance as well as safety and security of all staff and students
  • Demonstrated ability at communicating through various mediums with staff, students, parents, guardians, regulatory monitors, CSE representatives, local caretakers
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and evaluate staff as required through various mediums
  • Demonstrated ability to manage student progress both academically and behaviorally
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community leaders and community groups
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and implement regulatory mandates as provided from the Federal, State or local governmental agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and professionally with the Borough Director

This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job. These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.

HOW TO APPLY

All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to:

Khamele McLeod-Cato  (kmcleod-cato@lssny.org)

[please include “Director of Early Childhood Center” in the subject line]
Education Coordinator - Early LIFE Program

  • The Education Coordinator is responsible for curriculum content for the early childhood pre-school, adapting standards to the needs of the child at the Early LIFE Center. The Education Coordinator will manage, generate and oversee each child’s individual progress, working cooperatively with the pre-school Director, classroom teachers, parents, guardians, ACS and DOE.
  • For additional info click here.
  • All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to Khamele McLeod-Cato (kmcleod-cato@lssny.org) with “Education Coordinator” in the subject line.
  • LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Speech Pathologist – Special Needs School

  • The Speech Pathologist ensures that students who need speech services, as identified on their Individual Education Plans, receive such services, and provides necessary speech evaluations and updates. Speech services can be provided on an individual or group basis and can also be provided in a separate location or in the classroom at the teacher’s discretion.
  • For additional info click here. 
  • All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to: Marie Louis (Mlouis@lssny.org) with “Speech Pathologist” in the subject line.
  • LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Case Manager - Community House

POSITION: Case Manager – Community House
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt Salaried

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Case Manager promotes client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Carry caseload (total # to be determined).
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct, at all times.
  • Link clients with appropriate providers and resources throughout the continuum of health and human services and care settings based on the needs and values of the client. Escort clients to scheduled and unscheduled psychiatric/medical care.
  • Ensure that clients receive safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care. Maintain a non-judgmental, unbiased approach.
  • Organize, facilitate, and escort as needed for on/off-site activities in addition to managing a minimum of two ongoing groups. Track client participation in the client record.
  • Conduct unit inspections and ensure proper follow-up to findings, assisting clients as needed.
  • Maintain client records as “audit-ready” at all times, as required by program funding sources. This includes, but is not limited to, recording progress notes, constructing service plans, updating medical and mental health information, and completing psychosocial assessments.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years in human services or HS Diploma/GED with a minimum of 5 years in human services
  • Working knowledge of issues related to homelessness, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, and entitlements

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Good spoken and written expression.
  • Good time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Flexible, able to work some holidays and weekends.
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients and positive working relationships within LSSNY and with external agencies.
  • Proficient in internet navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education.

This position description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job. These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.

HOW TO APPLY

All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to: Fitzroy Sobers (fsobers@lssny.org) with “Case Manager” in the subject line.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Affirmative Action Plan:

LSSMNY is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce at all organizational levels. It is the company’s policy not to engage in employment discrimination against any person employed or seeking employment with LSSMNY on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, ancestry, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran. This policy applies to all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, merit increase, salary, training and development, demotion and separation.