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Wellness Coach in Brooklyn at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 5/15/2018

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Job Description

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 works independently in the field with people of diverse ethnicities, backgrounds and preferences who have a mental illness and are living in the community, primarily, in single and scatter-site apartment and SRO housing. The Wellness Coach will develop and monitor individual service plans in conjunction with agency consumers, identify and document any issues in daily living skills. Play a significant role as a member of the social service team in the development of off-site recreation, socialization, educational and skill building activities with a view towards community inclusion and integration. Participation in ongoing individual and group supervision, team meetings, case conferences, division meetings and trainings is required.
 
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


Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field required 
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working with people who have a mental illness
  • Computer literate in word processing and excellent writing capabilities to develop treatment plans.
  • Ability to work independently in the field, and as part of a rehabilitation services delivery team, with people of diverse ethnicities, backgrounds and preferences who have a mental illness and are living in the community, primarily, in single and scatter-site apartment and SRO housing.
 
SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER