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

DISABILITY RIGHTS SPECIALIST, ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT

PART-TIME VAN DRIVER, GRAND CENTRAL FOOD PROGRAM

SUMMER CAMP POSITIONS, CAMP HOMEWARD BOUND

 

Part-Time Case Manager, Coalition Houses (15 – 17 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. * Work location is Upper West Side in Manhattan in 10024 zip code

REPORTS TO:  Residential Housing Program Director (Coalition Houses and Bridge Building)

HOURLY PAY: Commensurate w/experience & education

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter and 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, Attention: 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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Disability Rights Specialist, Advocacy Department

POSITION SUMMARY: The Disability Rights Specialist’s primary duties will be to (1) provide outreach, information, referrals, and advocacy to assist shelter residents with disabilities in asserting their rights under Federal, State, and local law; and (2) conduct shelter monitoring activities consistent with the Coalition’s duties and obligations as the independent monitor of New York City’s municipal shelters. The Disability Rights Specialist will regularly visit shelters throughout the city as part of formally scheduled daytime joint inspections with the Department of Homeless Services as well as unscheduled inspections, which may occur during nighttime and weekend hours, in order to assist residents and document violations and other problems, with a concentrated emphasis on supporting the rights of those with disabilities. The Disability Rights Specialist will also help organize, support, and mobilize shelter residents and formerly-homeless New Yorkers for Coalition advocacy campaigns and events. At the direction of the Director of Government Relations and Legal Affairs, and in collaboration with the Advocacy staff and shelter residents, the Disability Rights Specialist will establish priorities and goals for outreach and engagement, advocacy, organizing, and securing and monitoring the accommodations provided to those shelter residents with disabilities. The Disability Rights Specialist will adopt a professional tone consistent with the mission and goals of the Coalition for the Homeless in providing these services.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA required. MSW or other advanced degree strongly preferred. At least five years of relevant advocacy, case management, and/or organizing experience required. At least three years of experience advocating with and on behalf of homeless and/or low-income people with disabilities to secure reasonable accommodations and structural or procedural alterations to ensure access to amenities or services is preferred. Supervisory experience as well as excellent oral advocacy, writing, computer, analytical skills, and a desire to work as part of a team required. Lived experience with a disability and Spanish language skills desirable.

REPORTS TO: Director of Government Relations and Legal Affairs

SALARY: Commensurate w/experience & education (excellent benefits package)

TO APPLY:
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on your fax cover sheet.
Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources on or before September 23, 2019
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attn: Disability Rights Specialist
No telephone inquiries, please.
People with disabilities, persons of color, and formerly homeless individuals are strongly 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 desiredMust be able to perform heavy-lifting up to 80 pounds. 

*Part-time hours:  4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Monday – Friday

SALARY: $15.00 – $17.00 per hour (This is a part-time opportunity)

TO APPLY:
Include the job title in subject line of e-mail or on your fax cover sheet.
Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources
Email: jobs@cfthomeless.org (preferred)
Or FAX: (212) 233-2032, Attn: 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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