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Careers with SACHR

As our organization grows, we are regularly seeking talented and passionate employees who are interested in becoming a part of SACHR. Explore the toggles below to learn more about the jobs we have available and how to apply. If you do not see a job opening that applies to you, be sure to check back soon as we regularly update our list of available positions.

Life Skills Coordinator

The Life Skills Coordinator (LSC) – Supportive Communication Program provides case management and supportive counseling for the participants of St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction, Inc. (SACHR), assesses referrals, and participates in case reviews via weekly care management groups and one-on-one meetings. 

The Life Skills Coordinator will possess strong knowledge of harm reduction philosophy, engagement skills, and cultural competence with experience providing support and direction to those actively using substances and engaging in high risk drug and sexual behavior. The LSC will possess knowledge of the general sociological, economic and environmental conditions contributing to positive development and thorough understanding of both the social determinants of health and focus on achieving the triple aim of healthcare reform: improving the experience of individual care, improving the health of the community, and reducing the per capita cost of care. 

The Life Skills Coordinator will complete a life skills assessment on each participant and plan an individualized treatment plan for the participant as well as other required documentation. The plan will identify and address key areas that affect the individual, to ensure that a plan to address those areas is implemented to move the participant towards self-sufficiency and thriving. A Day to Day guidance is offered to the participants by the Life Skills Coordinator. S/he may accompany participants to appointments as needed. 

The schedule for the LSC will vary between days and evenings, as needed to meet the program requirements to meet with each participant. 

Essential Job Functions: 

Leadership

  • Provide leadership to assist the participants to increase their independent life skills for navigating health care and employment.
  • In conjunction with the Program Managers and Social Workers, the LSC will develop and maintain relationships with collaborative partners, including health care, public benefits, housing, etc. to ensure successful partnerships and linkages by being the contact/point person.

Documentation

  • Conduct assessments, intakes and other documentation pertinent to entering participants into SACHR programs.
  • Implement and facilitate a life skills curriculum for vocational success; including socialization, skills building, and enrichment activities and competent, appropriate helping strategies.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of participant’s progress and engagement in SACHR programs.
  • Compile and submit program reports as scheduled or as requested.
  • Complete thorough and accurate Individual Service Plan (ISP) Reports periodically as required.

Planning

  • Plan for processes to support the participants in enhancing their overall life skills, educational and/or employment goals and strategies, and health care maintenance/medication adherence.
  • In conjunction with the Program Managers – plan, develop, and coordinate for effective activities for participant engagement.
  • Monitor participants’ attendance to referred organizations/providers, etc.
  • Monitor participants’ medical, public benefit, housing, and educational/employment referrals and appointments.

Qualifications

  • Education: Minimum-Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or a related field required. Master’s Degree in Social Work preferred.
  • Experience: Two years’ coaching experience In social service organizations. Excellent working knowledge of the compendium of issues related to those engaged in substance use and high risk sexual behaviors.
  • Special Skills: Demonstrated professional/career success in navigating institutional and social barriers. Cultural competency sensitivities to the unique characteristics of the variety of populations served is essential.  Uncompromising advocacy for the dignity and worth of each person and their right to life choices. Good working knowledge of the systems that affect the participants including the shelter system, welfare system, educational system (public school, higher education, GED programs, etc.), health system, behavioral health system, employment development, law enforcement, etc. 

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and resume as attachments to D. Alexandra Dyer, Chief Financial Officer at d.a.dyer@sachr.org  with “Life Skills Coordinator” in the subject line.

SACHR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SACHR complies with applicable NYS and NYC laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. SACHR is committed to attracting, retaining and providing opportunity for a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Case Manager

The Case Manager position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Case management/outreach/advocacy as part of a multi-disciplinary team to active drug users at the central office and outreach locations.
  • Work with participants using a person-centered approach to help identify strengths/needs and establish goals and objectives.
  • Recruit people in need of services who use drugs into program by understanding the unique challenges and oppression they face.
  • Assist with referrals to community based services, housing applications and income/mainstream benefits applications, assistance in accessing health/mental health care, emergency food shelter, transportation, and/or other social services. Follow up as necessary.
  • Complete documentation as required including electronic record keeping system, participant files adn completion of reports as required.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings, case review and staff tranings as scheduled along with supervision and other program or agency meetings as assigned.
  • HIV testing, pre/post HIV test counseling and referrals to STI/STD testing.
  • HIV/AIDS and STI/STD risk education and referral to appropriate care.
  • Conduct presentations about the Women’s Services Program to community agencies and businesses.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 year case management experience
  • Experience with individuals experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and substance use.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Good computer skills – proficient in word, excel, and electronic record keeping.
  • Ability to listen and respond non-judgementally with empathy
  • Experience with Trauma informed Practice, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, or other evidence-based practices.
  • Familiarity with Bronx metnal health, health, housing, and social service providers.
  • Spanish speaking strongly preferred

Benefits

  • Excellent benefits package

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and resume as attachments to D. Alexandra Dyer, Chief Financial Officer at d.a.dyer@sachr.org  with “Case Manager” in the subject line.

SACHR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SACHR complies with applicable NYS and NYC laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. SACHR is committed to attracting, retaining and providing opportunity for a diverse and inclusive workforce.