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:

OUTREACH CASE MANAGER, CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM

PART-TIME VAN DRIVER, GRAND CENTRAL FOOD PROGRAM

SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS, CAMP HOMEWARD BOUND

VOLUNTEER JOB COACH, FIRST STEP PROGRAM

VOLUNTEER JOB SEARCH COUNSELOR, FIRST STEP PROGRAM

Outreach Case Manager, Crisis Intervention Program

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Crisis Intervention Outreach Case Manager provides direct services to homeless individuals served by the Crisis Intervention Program and works to engage and provide direct services to individuals sleeping on the streets in conjunction with the Coalition’s Grand Central Food Program. The Outreach Case Manager provides advocacy to help clients meet immediate needs including access to and maintenance of shelter, public benefits and entitlements, health, mental health, and substance use services, and in completing applications for permanent housing.

The Outreach Case Manager works in a team environment within the Crisis Intervention Department and reports directly to the Program Manager of Crisis Intervention, in addition to receiving regular clinical supervision from the Director of Crisis Services.  The Outreach Case Manager performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and relevant funding sources.

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 the social service field).  BA/BS in social work, human services or health discipline strongly preferred.  Prior case/care management experience, especially with homeless persons, the mentally ill, substance users, and persons living with HIV/AIDS strongly desired. Strong communication skills required. Prior experience in client advocacy settings desirable.  Spanish proficiency strongly preferred.

REPORTS TO:  Crisis Intervention Program Manager / Director of Crisis Services

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience and education, excellent benefits available

To Apply: 
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on your fax cover sheet.
Submit resume and cover letter to:
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred) or FAX (212) 233-2032, Attention: Outreach Case Manager

No telephone inquiries please. Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Part-Time Van Driver, Grand Central Food Program

POSITION SUMMARY: The GCFP Part-Time Driver works with the GCFP Program Assistant to ensure that the GCFP vehicle is in good working order, and is responsible for ensuring timely delivery of meals. As with other members of the GCFP program team, the GCFP Part-Time Driver collaborates with volunteers to assist in distribution of meals to clients at the site. The GCFP Part-Time Driver performs job duties consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless and the terms of the HPNAP agreement with the New York State Department of Health.

QUALIFICATIONS: A High School degree or GED is required. Valid NYS driver’s license with no moving vehicle violations required. Two years of related experience in driving experience in a human services setting, strongly desired. *Ability to work 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun (Mon & Tues off).  The Part-Time Driver may be asked from time-to-time to provide coverage on some Mondays and Tuesdays in the event of a volunteer driver’s absence.

Salary: $13.50 per hour (This is a part-time opportunity not to exceed 15-20 hours per week.) This position does not have company-sponsored benefits.

To Apply:  Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on your fax cover sheet. Submit resume and cover letter to: Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred) Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attention: Part-Time Van Driver 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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Volunteer Job Coach, First Step Program

First Step, a program of the Coalition for the Homeless, is a job training program for women. First Step’s innovative 14-week curriculum includes over 75 hours of computer instruction, literacy workshops, communication and interpersonal skills development, and other hands-on activities that give students a thorough and practical understanding of the job market and workplace. First Step also places students in internships with major corporations or non-profit organizations, and offers mentoring by experienced professional women. We provide a lifetime of post-graduate services, including job placement assistance, on-going mentoring from staff and volunteers, support groups, additional training seminars, and numerous networking opportunities with alumni and business professionals.

POSITION SUMMARY:  One of the critical elements of First Step and part of what makes it so successful is the support that is provided to the women throughout their time in our program. During the 8-week internship phase, after the students have already completed the initial 5 week classroom training component, we pair each student with a Volunteer Job Coach.  The Job Coaches are professional women who can support and assist our students in navigating their work environment.  Essentially, the Job Coaches perform the function of a “mentor”. Through email, phone conversations, and face-to- face meetings, the Job Coaches are an added support for our students. By offering support and encouragement, giving feedback and guidance, providing networking opportunities and resources, as well as career development assistance, each Job Coach plays a vital part in the process.

The Job Coaches are required to maintain weekly contact with their “mentee” by phone and/or email, as well as schedule at least 2 face-to-face meetings, during the course of the 8-week internship.  Attendance at the Job Coach Networking Event, typically held on a Wednesday evening, is required as well.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be patient, a good listener, and a self-starter.  Candidate must have a significant interest in helping low-income women to build their self-confidence and skills, and achieve their career goals.  Prior experience serving homeless and low-income women with mental health, substance abuse and past criminal issues preferred.  Previous mentoring experience is a plus as well.

OTHER DETAILS/REQUIREMENTS: The days/hours that Job Coaches would need to be available are fairly flexible.  Face-to-face meetings between job coaches and students can happen outside of normal business hours, depending on the schedule and availability of both parties.  Job Coaches can volunteer to work with as many or as few class cycles as they would like.

This is an unpaid / volunteer position.

REPORTS TO: Clinical Supervisor, First Step Program.

TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested in this opportunity to volunteer@cfthomeless.org or call us at 212-776-2073 should you have any queries or comments.

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Volunteer Job Search Counselor, First Step Program

First Step, a program of the Coalition for the Homeless, is a job training program for women. First Step’s innovative 14-week curriculum includes over 75 hours of computer instruction, literacy workshops, communication and interpersonal skills development, and other hands-on activities that give students a thorough and practical understanding of the job market and workplace. First Step also places students in internships with major corporations or non-profit organizations, and offers mentoring by experienced professional women. We also provide a lifetime of post-graduate services, including job placement assistance, ongoing mentoring from staff and volunteers, support groups, additional training seminars, and numerous networking opportunities with alumni and business professionals.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Volunteer Job Search Counselor will work with graduates of the First Step program who have already completed the 14-week curriculum and are working on obtaining employment. Responsibilities will include: providing one-on-one assistance to graduates on all aspects of their job search, including the drafting and editing of their resumes, cover letters, thank you notes, job applications, and other job search related documents; guiding graduates, many of whom are beginner users of the computer, on the use of Microsoft Word, Internet, and E-mail to conduct a job search; researching job opportunities and sharing information with graduates based on their interest and qualifications; and record keeping such as graduate attendance and job search activities. After training, the job search counselor would have the opportunity if interested to teach workshops on topics related to job search.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be patient, a good listener, and a self-starter. Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Internet navigation, and e-mail required. Basic knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook preferred. Candidate must have a significant interest in helping low income women to build their self-confidence and skills and achieve their career goals; prior experience serving homeless and low-income women with mental health, substance abuse and past criminal issues preferred.

OTHER DETAILS/REQUIREMENTS: The dates and times that Job Search Counselors are needed are from 9am – 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Job Search Counselor is required to volunteer at least 3 hours one day a week during that time frame for a minimum of 5 weeks.

This is an unpaid / volunteer position. If you would like to intern in this position as part of an academic internship program, we would be glad to work with you and your school.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director/ Manager of Job Development, First Step Program.

TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested in this opportunity. Also please specify in your cover letter the hours that you are available to volunteer.

E-mail: volunteer@cfthomeless.org

Include the job title in subject line of e-mail. No telephone inquiries please. Persons of color and formerly homeless individuals are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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