Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Temporary, full time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Organization Overview: Since 1893, Henry Street has delivered the most effective, compassionate and comprehensive services possible to residents of the Lower East Side. As a multifaceted not-for-profit, Henry Street provides innovative social services, arts programs and healthcare services from 17 locations throughout the Lower East Side. Building upon its legacy for innovation and effective programming, Henry Street has grown to offer more than 50 different programs, currently making it one of the most comprehensive settlement house in New York City, as well as one of the City’s largest social service agencies. Henry Street is governed by a 45-member Board of Directors and is supported by government grants and contracts, as well as foundation, corporate and individual support.
Henry Street Settlement is seeking to fill one (1) full-time salaried to serve as an Administrative Assistant for Project Hope.
Project Hope is a program that provides free crisis counseling services to persons, families, and groups most affected by Hurricane Sandy. Project Hope is funded by the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) and is administered by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) in conjunction with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This Position will be located at the Henry Street Settlement. The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) aims to provide immediate behavioral health support, primarily relying on face-to-face contacts with survivors in their communities over a specific period of time. Provided services will be culturally and linguistically competent and include outreach and engagement in community settings; education and training; assessment and referral to mental health and substance abuse programs.
The incumbent will report to the Project Coordinator, NYC Project Hope Henry Street Settlement and provide administrative support to the Project Hope Crisis Counseling Team. This is a grant-funded position. The initial grant period will run through December 29, 2012 with an anticipated total duration of one (1) year.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) plus one year relevant experience
Or, an associate's degree or 60 semester credits from an accredited college and three (3) years of progressively responsible relevant experience
Prior office/administration experience and strong organizational skills are required
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to prioritize with minimal supervision and work independently as well as function as a member of a team
Proficient in computer packages including Microsoft Office applications
Ability to display cultural competence
Fluent in Spanish and/or Chinese a plus
Provide general administrative and logistic support to the Project Coordinator and NYC Project Hope Staff
Prepare memos, letters, articles and documents for distribution, mailing or faxing
Set up filing systems and maintain records related to the project
Schedule and arrange meetings
Complete special projects as required under the direction of the supervisor
Manage public interface using customer service skills, answering and routing incoming inquiries quickly and appropriately
Other related duties or projects as directed by supervisor