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Every Wednesday from 10 AM to 2:00 PM
2082 Lexington Ave 4th Floor New York, NY 10035
Positions Available in all five boroughs
Per Diem (On-call) and Part-time
Community Habilitation (CH)
In-Home Respite (IHR)
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Currently Recruiting for the Position Listed below:
Position: MPC Training and Development
Position: Housing Advocate and Outreach Facilitator
Position reports to: Deputy Executive Director and Housing Coordinator
Introductory Time: Three months
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Established in 1977, Sinergia Inc. has lived true to its primary goals of providing service coordination, information, and support to families and individuals in need. The organization works with underserved families, many with limited English proficiency, who may be homeless or impoverished, or who may be struggling with insecure housing and income, lack of services, and discrimination based on ethnicity, language status, immigration status, gender, or poverty. Synergia works towards providing these families and individuals with self-empowerment means, ultimately enabling them to become advocates for themselves and their families.
The Housing Advocate is responsible for completing assigned housing program tasks according to OPWDD funding requirements and Sinergia’s policy and procedures. He/She handles case management tasks in the form of housing advocacy to individuals in need of support who are OPWDD eligible within the catchment area of 196th Street to 126th, river to river in Manhattan.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Respond to intakes within 72 hours
• Provide information and referral on all housing issues and concerns.
• Provide ongoing casework services to individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless.
• Accompany families for housing entitlements and landlord/tenant court issues.
• Escort tenants to housing court dates and adjournments.
• Conduct and organize Sinergia Inc. housing workshops per DHCR requirements.
•Assist families in obtaining or remaining in permanent housing by guiding families in the use of community resources.
• Be willing to work flexible hours.
• Conduct home visits when necessary
• Advocate for repairs and entitlements
• Serve as liaison to outside government agencies such as HRA, HUD, HPD, NYCHA.• Maintain all required paperwork, case records, and data.
• Assist in completing all applicable housing applications for families such as DRIE, SCRIE, and NYC Low Income Housing.
• Provide comprehensive case management on all housing issues.
• Obtain all necessary paperwork in compliance with OPWDD requirements.
• Comply with monthly in house meetings.• Attend all necessary and related training on the efficient and thorough delivery of housing-related services.
• Responsible for the development of program reports on time.• Read, understand, and translate court stipulation documents.• Maintain thorough communication via phone, text, or email with the supervisor when conducting outside fieldwork.• Maintain and update the calendar to reflect outside fieldwork.
• Attend monthly housing department meetings with other staff as informed.
• The advocate is responsible for conducting a minimum of 8 housing-related training sessions a year with a minimum of 200 participants a year.
•Other related duties as assigned.
Additional outreach responsibilities:
- Provide oversight and collect information for outreach activities and events for programmatic departments needing outreach support.
- Strategize and notify supervisors and coordinators of outreach opportunities.
- Review and recommend outreach efforts to maintain our brand presence within the community with the Deputy Director.
- Occasionally (max-once a month) attend a meeting with partner organizations or committees that are outreach related.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with coworkers, employees, families, and outside contacts.
- Demonstrate sound judgment and the capacity to respond to unusual situations.
- Must be able to maintain the necessary strictest confidentiality.
- Strong case management skills.
- Excellent computer skills.
- Bilingual in Spanish required.
- Serves as a role model for all Agency staff in promoting the Agency Mission, Vision, Values, and Guiding Principles:
- Fosters Agency and program-wide cooperation and teamwork: through the use of positive/constructive communication techniques.
- Maintains absolute confidentiality in regards to all people served and personnel records.
CORPORATE HIPPA COMPLIANCE:
Employees must comply with agency regulations, policies, and procedures. Any employee who witnesses or learns about a violation or possible violation of agency or governing body rules and regulations or policies and procedures must immediately report this to his/her supervisor or the agency's corporate compliance officer.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Associate's Degree in a related field
- Bachelor preferred.
- Previous advocacy experiences.
- Knowledge of housing programs, such as community and social service resources.
- Knowledge of eviction prevention and landlord-tenant disputes.
- Extensive knowledge of public assistance entitlements and housing subsidy programs.
- Familiarity with housing entitlement systems and procedures.
- Knowledge of OPWDD audit, review process, and its requirements.
Information about other possible positions can be obtained by calling the Human Resource Department at 212-643-2840. Resumes with cover letters can be sent by:
Affirmative Action Policy: It is the policy and intent of Sinergia that no otherwise-qualified individual with a disability shall, soley by reason of his or her disability be subject to discrimination in employment as a result of such disability. Sinergia shall seek and employ qualified personnel at all locations and facilities and will provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in recruiting, hiring, placement, training, compensation and benefits, promotion, transfer and termination. In addition, qualified parents and family member of persons with disabilities will be recruited and hired for employment. To achieve this, Sinergia will advance its affirmative action to employ qualified individuals with disabilities, and will administer all personnel action without regard to disability and base all such decisions on vaild job requirements. We will ensure that applicants and employees with disabilities are informed of the contents of its policy statement. Employees and applicants shall not be subject to unlawful harassment.
Sinergia Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sinergia Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.