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Community Life Clinical Service Coordinator

Company: The Community Builders Inc
Location: Troy
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Position: Community Life Clinical Service Coordinator, Full time
Location: Troy, NY

The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) is a nationally recognized nonprofit developer, owner and manager of affordable and mixed-income residential and commercial properties. Our mission is to build and sustain strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. We do this by developing, financing, and operating high quality affordable mixed-income housing, by coordinating access to support services, and by planning and implementing other community and economic initiatives critical to the communities we serve. Every employee who works for The Community Builders understands what it means to make a significant difference in the lives of others.

About Community Life
Community Life is TCB's place-based model that provides stable housing as a platform for residents and neighborhoods to achieve success. TCB communities are places of innovation that address some of the most significant challenges facing low-income populations. In TCB communities, we engage residents in creating programs and build strategic partnerships with local stakeholders to maintain stable housing and create pathways to opportunities in three key practice areas: housing and financial stability, health and wellness and social engagement.

Position Description:
Reporting to the Director of Community Life, the Community Life Clinical Service Coordinator (CSC) develops and coordinates support services for the for both senior and Non-Elderly Disabled (NEDS) residents of Monument Square Apartments in Troy, NY. Monument Square Apartments has 89 studio and one-bedroom units with 92 residents. Approximately, 20 percent of Monument Square residents are between the ages of 20-44 years of age, 58 percent between the ages of 45-64 years of age and 22 percent 65 years of age and older. The service coordination will ensure resident and community success through close work with property management, building and sustaining relationships with local and regional partners, planning programs and other on-site opportunities for residents, and working one-on-one with residents to assist them in achieving their goals. The CSC is an integral part of the housing and property team and plays a critical role in the overall positive culture of the property for the enjoyment of its residents and the respect of its neighbors. The CSC will also be charged with meeting the metrics, goals and grant requirements of the New York State Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP), which TCB was awarded and is designed to provide supportive services to eligible residents of supported housing in order to assist them in achieving as self-sufficient a life as possible.

Community Life's Housing stabilization, health and wellness, education, workforce development, financial literacy are areas of focus that will be delivered through referrals by local partners, on-site programing and individual coaching. The CSC will seek to ensure that community engagement and community building activities are integrate in the TCB development, creating a sense of community and initiating a gateway to other support services. Specifically, The CSC will provide and support partnerships to achieve vital service provisions for low-income single adults whose mental, development and/or physical disabilities make it hard to maintain independence without onsite supportive services. All services will assist our clients in achieving stable housing and more independent lifestyles (e.g. programs addressing their ability to be hired as well to remain employed, mental health stability, physical and nutritional well-being).

The CSC will work with each of his/her older adults or non-elderly disabled resident to create a success plan that will guide the support, interventions, and referrals needed by the resident. The success plans ensure a resident-centered approach to delivering resident services. In addition, the CSC, in collaboration with the Community Life HUB team, will track performance measures, administer the annual survey (Community Life questionnaire), develop a Community Success Plan (CSP), and evaluate effectiveness of the partnerships to impact outcome measures.

The CSC will work with each of his/her resident to create an individual success plan that will guide the support, interventions, and referrals needed by the resident. The success plans ensure a resident-centered approach to delivering resident services. In addition, the CSC, in collaboration with the Community Life HUB team, will track performance measures, administer the annual survey (Community Life questionnaire), develop a Community Success Plan (CSP), and evaluate effectiveness of the partnerships to impact outcome measures.

Essential Functions:
-- Develop strategic partnerships with local service providers to bring on-site programs or provide referral to off-site program and services in the following CL outcome areas: housing and financial stability, health and wellness and social engagement.
-- Track progress of NYSSHP grant goals as well as support grant management team on NYSSHP compliance and reporting
-- Support TCB fund development team on supportive housing grant applications and initiatives
-- Supervision of the social work interns

Build relationships with local partners including but not limited to the NYS Area Agencies focused on supportive housing and individuals with disabilities
Conduct an initial Resident Assets and Needs Assessment survey to all households and a Community Life Questionnaire annually
Implement TCB Housing Stabilization Standard of Practice
Initiate strategic relationships with other local service providers and stakeholders
Build relationships with residents to better understand their needs and aspirations and connect them with the local resources and opportunities.
Develop Community Success Plan, a strategic plan that is updated annually, which includes strategic, activities and partners necessary to impact CL outcomes
Conduct new welcome orientations for new residents
Create consistent outreach and communication with residents, including newsletters, flyers, telephone calls and door knocking
Use of TCB's data collection system, Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) to document services provided to residents and outcomes achieved
Align initiatives with the outcomes, mission and goals of TCB Community Life
Participation and coordination of resources around lease issues such as housekeeping and money management for late rent payers
Participate in ongoing professional and property management development
Manage administrative tasks required for securing and executing contracts or Memorandum of Agreements with providers and partners to carry out on-site programming
Attend weekly meetings with Community Manager and site team
Keep Director of Community Life, Community Manager and Hub team appraised of issues affecting residents
Research and have a working knowledge of a Housing First approach, as well as a client driven approach to supportive services.
Recruit and lead volunteers to assist on the site
Attend trainings and continue education opportunities offer by the Community Life HUB team
Other duties and responsibilities as requested


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the aging network, aging processes, and intervention techniques. Adequate knowledge of mental health Issues, developmental disabilities, addictions, family Issues, multicultural issues
Ability to understand and respect values, attitudes, and beliefs that differ across cultures and to respond appropriately to these differences with residents in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services
Capable of building and maintaining positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including but, not limited to: residents, senior staff, volunteers, interns, and community partners
Experience working with older adults and persons with disabilities to support their aspirations
Ability to collect, track and understand data in order to assess programs and partnerships and inform strategies
Operate in a timely manner, with consistency and a high level of integrity and professionalism; provide excellent customer service to residents and partners
Excellent communication, organization and writing skills
Knowledge of federal, state and local policies affecting housing is a plus


Education & Experience:

Master's degree in social work (MSW)
Independently licensed with supervision designation (LISW-S) preferred
Knowledge of the aging network, aging processes, and intervention techniques. Adequate knowledge of mental health Issues, developmental disabilities, addictions, family Issues, multicultural issues
3+ years of overall professional experience working with families in housing or human services agencies required
Experience overseeing and managing grants
Proficiency with MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and other computer programs
Previous engagement, communication, and collaboration with residents of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds preferred
Experience working with partners and site team members to implement programs and initiatives
Experience working with data management software is a plus.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends is required.

The Community Builders is committed to diversity in its workplace. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
PM19PI158115268

Keywords: The Community Builders Inc, Troy , Community Life Clinical Service Coordinator, Healthcare , Troy, New York

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