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Wellness Coach in Brooklyn at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

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Position Overview


Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.
For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.
We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.
 
Position Summary: The Wellness Coach provides quality support services to tenants, addressing and coordinating access to resources for their educational, psychological, vocational, and recreational needs.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Provide case management, crisis intervention and advocacy for tenants
  • Collaborate with tenant in development of goals and corresponding plan
  • Provide accurate, complete and timely documentation of social service records including service plans, reports and progress notes
  • Asses needs and make appropriate referrals
  • Participate in tenants meetings
  • Assist Senior Housing Generalist – Substance Abuse Counselor with support groups
  • Identify and coordinate community based resources and organization for supportive Services for the Underserved
  • Assist with tenant evacuation during fire drills and emergencies
  • Provide recreation, money management and other hands on assistance with activities of daily living i.e. medication reminders as needed          
  • Report building issues to program director and superintendent
 
Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays


Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree preferred with CASAC or CASAC-T certificate
  • Two plus years experience in housing or community based services to homeless, substance abuse, or mental health populations.
  • Good interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Computer literate including MS/word and excel and internet. 
  • Bilingual & valid NYS Drivers license preferred.
 
SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER