Project Hope Administrative Assistant
Henry Street Settlement - New York, NY

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Behavioral/Mental Health

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.

Qualifications:
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

Responsibilities:
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

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