Careers

Make a Rewarding Career Move

The Coalition for the Homeless offers rewarding career opportunities for counselors, teachers, social workers, case managers and organizers. Coalition programs offer a variety of entry-level and professional positions for those who wish to join our dedicated and talented corps of human services workers and advocates.

Positions Available:

PART-TIME CASE MANAGER, COALITION HOUSES

SHELTER SPECIALIST, ADVOCACY

GROUP LEADER, BOUND FOR SUCCESS/YOUTH SERVICES

SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS, CAMP HOMEWARD BOUND

Part-Time Case Manager, Coalition Houses (15-20 hours per week)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Coalition Houses Part-time Case Manager provides direct services to the clients/residents of Coalition Houses including, but not limited to, case management, advocacy and assistance in obtaining and retaining public benefits and entitlements, education/job skills, seeking employment, individual counseling, conflict mediation, support in achieving and maintaining independent living, access to health care, mental health, and substance use/dependence services. The Part-time Case Manager assists in ensuring effective service delivery and reports directly to the Coalition Houses and Bridge Building Program Director. S/he will be expected to function outside of the office in the population of Coalition Houses tenants in meeting their needs when required.  The Part-time Case Manager will perform job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and the terms of the contractual agreement with the DHS and other relevant agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS:  BA/BS in a human services or health discipline preferred.  Prior case/care management experience, especially in a supportive housing program, and experience working directly with homeless persons, individuals with mental illness, and/or individuals with histories of substance use is strongly desired. The individual should be resourceful and a creative problem-solver. S/he should possess a strong interest in providing support and collaboration towards client-centered goals. S/he must have the ability to function effectively independently and in the context of a team setting.  *Must be able to work at Upper West Side/Manhattan location in the 10024 zip code

REPORTS TO: Coalition Houses and Bridge Building Program Director

SALARY: $20.00 -$22.50 per hour commensurate with experience and education

TO APPLY:

Submit cover letter & current resume with salary requirements.  Include the job title in subject line of E-mail or on FAX cover sheet.
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred) or
FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attn: Part-Time Case Manager (No telephone inquiries please
)
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Shelter Specialist, Advocacy

POSITION SUMMARY: The Shelter Specialist routinely inspects shelters, including licensed facilities, unlicensed facilities, hotels, and cluster sites to ensure facility compliance with the provisions of the Callahan v. Carey consent decree and other monitoring procedures authorized by the City. The Shelter Specialist liaises with City officials to ensure compliance with the consent decree and other monitoring procedures, and to ensure effective service delivery to the homeless population. The Shelter Specialist assists in the organizing activities of the Advocacy Department, including Client Advisory Board, voter registration and mobilization, and direct action recruiting and staffing for rallies and other public events. When necessary, the Shelter Specialist also provides direct services including but not limited to providing appropriate referrals and advocacy with respect to immediate needs and shelter related issues, as well as assistance in obtaining and retaining public benefits and entitlements, and referrals to health, mental health, and substance use/dependence services. The Shelter Specialist performs all job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and any relevant funding agreements.

QUALIFICATIONS: AA/AS in human services or health discipline required (or a GED/High School Diploma and at least four years of relevant work experience in homeless services or grass roots organizing). BA/BS in social work, human services or health discipline strongly preferred. Prior case/care management experience, especially with homeless persons, people living with mental illness or substance use issues, and people living with HIV/AIDS strongly desired. Strong written and oral communication skills required. Prior experience with direct client advocacy settings desirable. Spanish language proficiency highly desirable. *Requires ability to work both day and evening shifts.

REPORTS TO: Policy Director or designee

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education

TO APPLY:

Submit cover letter & current resume with salary requirements.  Include the job title in subject line of E-mail or on FAX cover sheet.
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attn: Shelter Specialist
No telephone inquiries please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Group Leader, Bound for Success/Youth Services

POSITION SUMMARY: The Group Leader of Bound for Success is responsible for the daily implementation of the after school/summer curriculum consistent with the policies of Coalition for the Homeless. He/She helps to plan and carry out lessons incorporating homework assistance, tutoring, educational building activities, as well as creative and recreational activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A minimum of two years of college plus prior experience in working with school age children in educational and recreational settings. Must be a team player, flexible, outgoing, focused and enjoy working with children. Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidate is a plus.   *This is a regular part-time job with regular work hours 3:00 – 6:00 PM Mon-Fri. May be required to work additional hours on days with scheduled field trips, requires some flexibility with start and end times. Part-time hours increase during summer months for 7 weeks in July and August. Must be able to travel to work location in Canarsie, Brooklyn (11236 zip code).

SCHEDULE:
15 – 17 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Director of Bound for Success, Youth Services
SALARY: $15.00 per hour

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter & current resume with salary requirements.  Include the job title in subject line of E-mail or on FAX cover sheet.
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)

FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attn: Group Leader
No telephone inquiries please.
Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Summer Camp Positions, Camp Homeward Bound

Coalition for the Homeless seeks seasonal counselors and supervisors for its Camp Homeward Bound program located in Harriman State Park. Started in 1984, the Homeward Bound program was the first camp in the nation created specifically to serve homeless children. Camp Homeward Bound provides a safe, predictable, and highly structured environment for homeless youngsters (ages seven to fifteen). We foster the development of positive social and learning skills and is scheduled for three sessions each summer.

At Camp Homeward Bound camp staff receive pre-camp training, ongoing support, and mentoring throughout the summer. Counselors and supervisors develop problem solving and leadership skills that future employers may find valuable. Camp staff aim to positively influence a group of young people in need of strong positive role models. They look forward to meeting new people around the world, forming lasting friendships, and working with a team of dedicated individuals seeking to make a difference in the lives of young people.

For more information about Camp Homeward Bound, click here.

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