Casa Sandra, or the Supportive Housing Program for Social Change (SHPSC) houses 15 families in our 5-story apartment complex. Women and children are provided with safe transitional housing and supportive services in order to help them break the cycle of violence. The goal of this program is for each participant to attain economic self-sufficiency that leads them to full, violence free lives. Staff works with each participant to create an individualized action plan that addresses the holistic needs of each family. Supportive services include: counseling, support groups, case management, children’s services, educational/vocational workshops, job preparation, attainment and retention, financial planning, health promotion, leadership development and exploration of the arts, while addressing the interaction of Domestic Violence.
The Program/Property Manager, along with the staff of Casa Sandra, is responsible for the overall daily operation of the program, facility and surrounding property. The Program/Property Manager acts as VIP’s primary coordinator to assure that VIP’s efforts fully meet and exceed contractual obligations (Programmatic & Administrative); and, directs the day-to-day activities of risk management, safety/security, maintenance, tenant move-in/turn-over, landscaping, snow removal, etc.
- BA Required; MA Preferred
- Fully bilingual required (English/Spanish).
- Advanced degree in social work, human services, or equivalence in years of experience.
- A minimum of three years experience managing, coordinating and developing programs including directly supervising counselors, social workers, case managers and/or direct service staff.
- Experience working with shelters, Department of Homelessness (DHS), Human Resources Administration (HRA) contracts and TANF eligibility preferred.
- Substantial experience in property management (min. 4 years), leasing, vendor supervision, tenant relations, building inspections, violation removal and overall operations.
- Ability to manage grant deliverables including the completion of quarterly and annual reports.
- Strong Knowledge of the social and political affects of domestic abuse on victims, women, children/youth and society.
- Ability to deliver culturally competent services.
- Must be sensitive, non-judgmental and empathic towards survivors of domestic violence.
- Capacity to de-escalate and manage crisis situations.
- Genuine desire to work with identified population (e.g., Latinos, low-income, immigrant and people of color).
- Demonstrated public speaking skills.
- Excellent writing, communication, and documenting skills required.
- Computer literacy required (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point).
- Flexible schedule is required to meet clients’ needs and engage in community outreach activities (i.e., on-call; evenings; weekends).
- Flexibility handling frequently changing policies and requirements of government and philanthropy.
- Knowledge of NYC housing laws that directly affect residents in a supportive housing environment is required.
- Ability to track quantitative and qualitative outcomes.
- Familiarity with trauma informed practices.
How to Apply:
Qualified Candidates may respond to this opportunity by submitting a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 212-410-9117
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