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Wellness Coach (Forensic/Re-Entry) in Brooklyn at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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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 Overview:
The Wellness Coach (WC) will provide direct case management services to assigned caseload as follows: develop and monitor individual service plans in conjunction with agency consumers and other related individuals as indicated. Assist agency consumers with accessing needed community services (medical, psychological, substance abuse, vocational, food, clothing, etc.) through the development of a referral network. Conduct regular apartment inspections as outlined by SUS and government funders to Support Facilities Management staff in ensuring maintenance of standards. A minimum of monthly face to face visits as well as hospital visits, as necessary. The WC will maintain a strong working relationship with all therapeutic support services to ensure the best quality of care, contact ICM, Parole Officers and other external providers to collaborate on on-going care and attend Criminal Court proceedings to provide advocacy as needed.  
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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field required
  • Direct service experience with individuals with mental illness, substance use disorder and/or a history of homelessness required
  • Experience in group work, tenant organization, case management, referral, and/or community outreach strongly preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred