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HousingLink Coordinator
Children and Family Services Coordinator
Project Manager, Affordable Housing Development

 

HousingLink Coordinator

HousingLink is an innovative citywide program that provides a continuum of services to prevent or reduce shelter use and support housing stability for low-income domestic violence survivors and their children. In collaboration with five borough-based Family Justice Centers, HousingLink connects families fleeing domestic violence who are, or at risk of, homelessness to quality, affordable rental units in privately owned buildings, educating individuals about their housing options, and assist them to become housing ready. Services include trainings on permanent housing options available in New York City including rental subsidy programs, overcoming barriers to securing an affordable apartment, and preparing successful applications for renting a private sector apartment; one-on-one counseling and referrals tailored to individual needs of each client to address housing barriers (e.g., negative credit, housing court records); referrals to vacant units in affordable housing developments owned by 25 landlord partners; and aftercare to ensure that clients placed in housing remain stable. To date, the program has trained 716 FJC staff and clients and screened 373 families. HousingLink has connected 68 families into new homes and 100% have remain stably housed.

The qualified candidate will report directly to the HousingLink Director and have the following responsibilities:

Core Duties:

  • Meet with FJC clients individually in order to conduct case assessments and provide housing consults around permanent housing options, including LITCH eligibility.
  • Communicate with HousingLink staff and client advocates to facilitate case progression and fulfilment of housing action plans.
  • Maintain transparency with potential clients regarding expectations, requirements and housing process and provide support as needed.
  • Review credit reports and background checks focused on credit, housing and criminal.
  • Collect documentation and prepare housing applications for HousingLink clients.
  • Maintain HousingLink data integrity by inputting client information on a weekly basis.
  • Collect and input quantitative and qualitative data gathered from program participants and partners in support of a program evaluation and ongoing data collection needs.
  • Provide aftercare services for placed HousingLink clients via phone and email.
  • Encourage HousingLink clients to engage in self-sufficiency improvement activities and supportive services in order to improve their economic situation prior to the end of available housing subsidies
  • Provide referrals and linkages to appropriate services for clients in need of support due to rent arrears, safety concerns, and case management services.

Family Justice Centers/Program Partner Relationships:

  • Actively network with FJC staff to maintain active referral flow and provide support when needed.
  • Conduct case conferences with HousingLink Director and supportive FJC stuff, as needed.
  • Help maintain and stablish new relationships with other community based organizations.
  • Conduct focus groups and evaluation surveys with FJC staff and clients on a quarterly basis.
  • Attend internal & external meetings, as needed.
  • Other duties as directed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social work, or related field
  • 3+ years work experience in a client-facing, nonprofit organization.
  • Must be responsible, flexible, a self-starter and able to work independently.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience interacting with clients over the phone and e-mail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred candidates will have:

  • Spanish fluency.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of affordable housing and housing subsidies.
  • Financial literacy experience and knowledge.

Please email resume and a detailed cover letter to New Destiny at resumes@newdestinyhousing.org.

 

Children and Family Services Coordinator

New Destiny is seeking a full-time Children and Family Services Coordinator for its Family Support Program. The successful candidate will work with the Housing Services Director to maintain and grow a robust program at four locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn focused on helping children thrive emotionally, physically, and academically; reduce incidents of child abuse and ACS involvement; and promote family unity. This is a full-time position requiring one late night a week (e.g., 11:00 am to 7:00 pm) and occasional weekend hours. The Children and Family Services Coordinator will co-supervise the Child Activities Specialist with the Tenant Support Coordinators at each site, and will report directly to the Housing Services Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

Children and Family Services

  • Develop children’s programming in collaboration with the Children’s Activities Specialists and Tenant Support Coordinators, and the families at each site
  • Provide counseling (one-on-one, group and family sessions) and parent workshops
  • Create and implement treatment plans
  • Provide clinical assessments
  • Conduct monthly case conferences with Family Support Program staff
  • Seek additional staffing resources—e.g., social work interns and volunteers

Referral(s) for Children and Family Services

  • Develop and maintain linkages with appropriate health and mental health providers
  • Provide referrals to mental health services
  • Provide referrals to parenting and counseling groups, and to recreational and educational programs
  • Follow-up with schools, clinics and other providers where appropriate

Administrative Activities

  • Prepare monthly reports on program activities
  • Collect and maintain information on children and families (report cards, skills evaluation, surveys)
  • Maintain up-to-date case files
  • Contribute to the development of best practices for the Family Support Program
  • Co-supervise the Children’s Activities Specialist with the Tenant Support Coordinator

Qualifications: MSW, MA, M. ED degree and minimum of 3 to 5 years of work experience in social services setting required. Candidate must have ability to engage children and adults who have experienced homelessness and domestic violence, be empathetic, creative and resourceful. Experience with trauma-informed care approach preferred. Ideal candidate is a person with previous supervisory experience, highly organized, flexible and resourceful. Other requirements include strong communication skills, computer literacy, sound judgment and ability to respond in crises. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Please email resume and cover letter to New Destiny at resumes@newdestinyhousing.org.

 

Project Manager, Affordable Housing Development

New Destiny is seeking a Project Manager to oversee the development of new residential real estate projects. The candidate will report to the Director of Housing Development.

Responsibilities
Coordinates all elements of project development:

  • Project concept development
  • Design development
  • Proposal writing
  • Prepares financial analysis and projections
  • Formulates funding strategy
  • Coordinates the development team – architects, engineers, legal team, funders, contractors
  • Construction administration
  • Prepares for loan closings

Specific Tasks

  • Site selection/acquisition/feasibility analysis
  • Identify funding sources
  • Prepare funding applications
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Package financing
  • Select development team
  • Attend construction meetings
  • Track and disburse funding
  • Report on project
  • Manage loans and grants

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree required, Masters preferred. Minimum five years or experience in real estate development. Experience in real estate finance, management, urban planning, business administration, or a related field a plus. Outstanding written and oral communication, organization and computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to handle multiple tasks. Self-motivated to achieve high standards.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Please email resume and a detailed cover letter to New Destiny at resumes@newdestinyhousing.org.