Employment

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:

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
Job Developer/Case Manager - The Muhlenberg Residence

POSITION: Job Developer/Case Manager
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services and Director of The Muhlenberg Residence
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt Salaried

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Muhlenberg Residence provides supportive housing to low-income and formerly homeless individuals, many of whom have disabilities. The Job Developer/Case Manager links tenants with employment opportunities, assessing tenants’ job-readiness and assisting with job interview and related skills. In addition, the Job Developer/Case Manager carries a case load, promoting client wellness, autonomy and quality of life through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
Job Developer Duties

  • Assists tenants with searching for employment opportunities, considering and assessing client readiness and eligibility for specific job opportunities
  • Provides coaching to enhance job interview skills.
  • Facilitates workshops and trainings on job interview and job readiness skills.
  • Conducts ongoing outreach to employers in the community; develops a list of prospective employers; facilitates gatherings with employers for follow up.
  • Liaises with employers – addresses employer concerns as needed.
  • Researches employer incentives for employment of low income and disabled clients, including tax and other incentives; relates information to prospective employers.
  • Conducts benefits planning to ensure that clients have accurate information about the effects of earned income on their benefits.
  • Seeks out stipend jobs for the partially employable, with the goal of limiting effects of earned income on benefits.
  • Utilizes community resources and other state and city funded agencies for job searches.

Case Manager Duties

  • Carries caseload (total # to be determined).
  • Links clients with appropriate providers and resources throughout the continuum of health and human services and care.
  • Escorts clients as needed to scheduled and unscheduled psychiatric/ medical care.
  • Ensures that clients receive safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care, maintaining a non-judgmental and unbiased approach.
  • Organizes, facilitates, and escorts clients as needed for on/off-site activities.
  • Manages a minimum of two ongoing groups, tracking client participation in the client record.
  • Conducts unit inspections and ensures proper follow-up to findings, assisting clients as needed.
  • Maintains client records (including progress notes, service plans, medical and mental health information, and psychosocial assessments) as “audit-ready” at all times, as required by program funding sources.

Other

  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics; upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years’ (minimum) experience in human services or related field
  • Working knowledge of issues related to homelessness, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, and entitlements

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong communication skills (speaking, listening and writing)
  • Enthusiastic, client-centered, creative
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Able to establish professional boundaries with clients and staff
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Able to maintain positive working relationships within LSSNY and with external agencies
  • Well-versed in employment possibilities
  • Strong time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once
  • Flexible, available to work some holidays and weekends
  • Proficient in Internet Navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education

HOW TO APPLY:

  • All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to the hiring supervisor, Samuel Schrager (sschrager@lssny.org), with “Job Developer/Case Manager in the subject line.

     

     

Volunteer & Intern Opportunities:

Graphic Design Intern

Position type: Unpaid intern, college credit, volunteer hours
Hours: 10-20 hrs a week
Reports to: Director of Creative Media & Marketing
Department: Agency Advancement

About Lutheran Social Services of New York:
Lutheran Social Services of New York is a multi-faceted agency dedicated those in need throughout the Greater New York City are by providing quality Children’s, Community, & Education services.

Description of position:
Intern will help develop a series of marketing campaigns and create a variety of print and digital materials for agency programs. This includes but is not limited to event invitations & signage, direct mailings, digital media design, presentation design, infographics, posters & flyers. This is a fast paced environment that demands high quality work and a quick turn-around rate.

What we’re looking for:
– Must be either currently enrolled/enrolling in an undergrad or graduate program, or have 1-2 years min experience in a related field (i.e. social media, advertising, new media, marketing).
– A detail oriented designer with a strong sense of color, typography and layout.
– Hardworking, dedicated and a collaborative spirit.
– Strong visual communication skills.
– Ability to multi-task.
– Takes initiative, organized and task oriented.
– Strong critical thinking skills.
– Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign preferred.
– Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
– Digital photography a plus but not required.
– HTML/CSS knowledge a plus but not required.
– Illustration a plus but not required.
– Final Cut Pro & Adobe After Effects a plus but not required.

How to Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume and portfolio/link to online portfolio to James Darden (jdarden@lssny.org).

Social Media Intern

Position type: Unpaid intern, college credit, volunteer hours
Hours: 10-20 hrs a week
Reports to: Director of Creative Media & Marketing
Department: Agency Advancement

About Lutheran Social Services of New York:
Lutheran Social Services of New York is a multi-faceted agency dedicated those in need throughout the Greater New York City are by providing quality Children’s, Community, & Education services.

Description of position:
Our marketing team is looking for a new team member to support our Social Media. This position is aimed at bolstering the agencies online presence by building and maintaining a current and informative online social community.

Job Functions:
– Must be savvy on all social media platforms
– Assist in creation and implementation of marketing strategy for LSSNY & it’s programs
– Social media market research
– Monitor and collect data to report on growth and impact of agency social media
– Assist in marketing and public relations projects
– Promote agency initiatives and programs through research and available platforms
– Maintain good client relations through professionalism in all functions of customer service
– Contribute to LSSNY’s website, blogs, Facebook and Twitter pages
– Manage LSSNY’s Youtube channel
– Perform other duties as requested

What we’re looking for:
– Must be either currently enrolled/enrolling in an undergrad or graduate program, or have 1-2 years min experience in a related field (i.e. social media, advertising, new media, marketing)
– Hardworking, dedicated and a collaborative spirit
– Strong writing, speaking and visual communication skills
– Ability to multi-task
– Takes initiative
– Organized and task oriented
– Strong critical thinking skills
– Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign preferred
– Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
– Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is a plus but not a requirement

How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to James Darden (jdarden@lssny.org).

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.