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:

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.

Case Manager-Muhlenberg Residence

POSITION: Case Manager – Residential

REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services

LOCATION: Muhlenberg

CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt Salaried

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.

SUPERVISES:

  • No

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (social services field preferred)

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 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

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Nicole Russo, with “Case Manager” in the subject line. Nicole Russo, Supervisor of Social Services, Nrusso@lssny.org, [with “Case Manager” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Fingerprint Assistant, Immigration Legal Services

POSITION:          Fingerprint Assistant, Immigration Legal Services

REPORTS TO:   Receptionist-Fingerprint Specialist; Director of New LIFE Center – Midtown / Coordinator of New LIFE Center — Uniondale

COMPANY:      New LIFE Center – Midtown / New LIFE Center — Uniondale

CLASSIFICATION:         Part Time Support Staff

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Assists sponsors of unaccompanied minors in obtaining family reunification through fingerprinting services and completion of Family Reunification packets.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Greet clients/visitors to the office.
  • Fingerprints individuals for unaccompanied minors program.
  • Maintain records of individuals fingerprinted.
  • Counsel sponsors with completion of Family Reunification packets.
  • Scan completed Family Reunification packet documents and email them to appropriate shelter case worker.
  • Enter data into program databases.
  • Answer calls and make fingerprinting appointments.
  • Assist individuals with filling out ORR forms.

QUALIFICATIONS

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience working with clients; comfortable working closely with diverse client base.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must be bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Must work well independently, keep precise notes, and interact well with clients.
  • Good organizational skills.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must maintain respectful demeanor with clients.

DATE REVISED: August 2, 2018

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

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Cecelia Aranzamendez, with “Fingerprint Assistant” in the subject line.

Cecilia Aranzamendez, Executive Director of Community Services, Caranzamendez@lssny.org, [with “Fingerprinting Assistant” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Porter_Muhlenberg Residence

POSITION: Porter – The Muhlenberg Residences

REPORTS TO: Senior Maintenance Worker

CLASSIFICATION: Part Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Muhlenberg Residence is a 24-hour supportive housing program serving extremely vulnerable individuals, including people with histories of homelessness and/or mental illness.  As a valued member of the Muhlenberg’s Maintenance team, the Porter helps keep The Muhlenberg Residence in excellent condition at all times, promoting well-being and quality of life for the residents.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Maintains the interior and exterior of The Muhlenberg Residence at the highest standard of excellence.
  • Sweeps and mops interior spaces, maintains wood floors, vacuums carpeted areas.
  • Completes janitorial work, including but not limited to:
    • Trash removal;
    • Cleaning bathrooms/refilling bathroom items;
    • Cleaning kitchens, hallways, stairwells, and other common areas;
    • Cleaning offices;
    • Cleaning storage and machinery rooms.
  • Keeps sidewalks and other exterior areas clean and free of debris.
  • Performs seasonal tasks such as shoveling snow, salting/sanding sidewalks.
  • Performs minor repairs, such as fixing leaky faucets, changing light bulbs, etc.
  • Identifies larger repair needs; generates work orders for the Maintenance team.
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, and ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.

EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3 years as Porter/Janitor.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Conscientious; excellent work ethic.
  • Basic knowledge of health, cleanliness, security, and safety issues pertaining to building maintenance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to maintain professional boundaries with residents while demonstrating respect and acceptance of people from all backgrounds and walks of life.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Willing to accept feedback and work with supervisor to grow professionally and develop job skills.
  • Flexible, available to work some holidays and weekends.

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

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Rachel Bleecker, with “Porter” in the subject line.

Rachel Bleeker, Director of Muhlenberg Residence, Rupbin@lssny.org [with “Porter” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

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.