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:

High Risk/Geriatric Case Manager – Jasmine Court

POSITION: High Risk/Geriatric Case Manager – Jasmine Court

REPORTS TO: Director of Social Services

CLASSIFICATION:  Part-Time/Per Diem

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt Hourly

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

LSSNY’s 24-hour supportive housing program at Jasmine Court serves extremely vulnerable individuals, including people with histories of homelessness and/or mental illness. The High Risk/Geriatric Case Manager promotes client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Support and advocate for residents on client caseload (total # to be determined).
  • Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients, maintaining professional boundaries and a non-judgmental, unbiased approach.
  • Conduct regular meetings with clients to provide support, advocacy and other case management services.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments of clients.
  • In conjunction with clients, develop individualized service plans to promote client health, well-being, and independence.
  • 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 clients.
  • Escort clients to scheduled and unscheduled psychiatric/medical care.
  • Ensure that clients receive safe, effective, client-centered, timely, and equitable care.
  • Ensure at least two contacts per month with each client.
  • Organize, facilitate, and escort clients as needed for on/off-site activities.
  • Manage one ongoing group; track client participation in the client record.
  • Conduct monthly unit inspections for each client, ensure proper follow-up to findings, assist clients as needed.
  • Maintain “audit-ready” client records at all times, as required by program funding sources.  This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Psychosocial Assessments
    • Service Plans
    • Progress Notes
    • Updated medical and mental health information.
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct, at all times.

SUPERVISES:

  • No

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years in human services
  • Working knowledge of issues related to homelessness, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, and entitlement programs

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Able to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients and positive working relationships within LSSNY and with external agencies.
  • Excellent spoken and written expression.
  • Strong time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education.
  • Flexible, able to work some holidays and weekends.
  • Proficient in internet navigation, Microsoft Office 365

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Donika Prelvukaj, with “High Risk Case Manager” in the subject line. Donika Prelvukaj, Director of Social Services, Dprelvukaj@lssny.org, [with “High Risk Case Manager” 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.

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—-

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER-CDOS

POSITION:                               SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER-CDOS

REPORTS TO:                          Assistant Principal of The New LIFE School

CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Special Education Teacher – Career Development and Occupational Studies is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all our special needs students at the High School age level as it relates to the CDOS coursework.   The Special Education Teacher must have strong behavioral management skills and techniques that then foster the classroom instructional process.   The Special Education Teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.   The Special Education Teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the Committee on Special Education to better serve our students.  As a CDOS instructor, the Special Education Teacher must hold a valid certification in one of the career development areas.  In addition to regular classroom expectations, he/she will be responsible for site visits and ongoing collaboration with community placement providers.  The Special Education Teacher – CDOS will maintain records of student progress toward completing the requirements for credentialing as students move toward graduation.  This position involves heavy oversight of the credit hours of each student to ensure completion of the program.  The expectation upon graduation or aging out is that the student will have certification in an area of study along with a graduation credential.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Plan and implement appropriate and adapted classroom instruction for assigned students in accordance with mandates in each student’s Individualized Education Plan.
  2. Prepare and implement short term objectives to meet the annual goals of each student as found on the IEP.
  3. Follow school procedures for clerical tasks related to the IEP and CDOS requirements.
  4. Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods in a format developed in collaboration with the school administration.
  5. Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year maintaining accurate accounts of CDOS internship and classroom learning hours.
  6. Provide students and parents with written evaluative feedback on student progress at least on a quarterly basis.
  7. Communicate on a regular basis with related services staff regarding each student’s overall social-emotional development in school and in the community.
  8. Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area.
  9. Plan for the effective integration of the teacher assistant for all classroom activities, including written documentation of student work, hours and progress.
  10. Develop curricula throughout the school year consistent with the class profile developed with school administrative staff.
  11. Actively participate in regular student progress conference sessions.
  12. Assist and supervise students as required throughout the school day including arrival and dismissal processes.
  13. Make visits to internship sites as needed for supervision.
  14. Create new partnerships with community providers for increased internship options.
  15. Communicate on a regular basis with the parents and guardians of each student.
  16. Attend necessary staff meetings before and/or after regular school hours or at other required meeting times and places.

SUPERVISES:

+          Students

+          Teacher Assistant

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

+          NYS Certification in Special Education

+          NYS Dual Certification in Special Education and Curriculum Content

+          Bachelor and/or Master’s Degree in Education or a related field

+          Certification in Barbering, Culinary, or other Technical Skills

EXPERIENCE:

+          Minimum of 1 year classroom experience teaching special needs students or other related experience dealing with children and adolescents

+          Minimum of 1 year experience providing direct service in skill certification

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

+          Demonstrated ability to understand and implement NYS Learning Standards through the instructional classroom process

+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective classroom management skills and techniques for a High School age level special needs student population

+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with school administration, fellow teachers, related services staff, parents and guardians

+          Demonstrated ability to implement the mandates of each student’s IEP

+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports

+          Demonstrated ability to provide critical analysis of each student’s progress or lack of progress to CSE representatives, outside agencies, prescribing doctors, parents and guardians

+          Demonstrated ability to provide a safe and orderly classroom haven for our special needs High School age students

+          Demonstrated ability to implement the school’s policies and procedures regarding child abuse identification and reporting

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Matthew Tucker, with “Science Teacher” in the subject line.

Matthew Tucker, Assistant Teacher – TNLS, Mtucker@lssny.org [with “Science Teacher” 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.