Clinical Supervisor – |
Dona Rosita II (DR II)- Brooklyn, NY
Comunilife is a premier provider of housing, mental health, and HIV/AIDS services in New York City. Our programs benefit more than 2,500 people each year – helping them overcome challenges related to extreme poverty; chronic homelessness; serious behavioral and medical issues; and, linguistic and acculturation barriers.
Our staff members work with a supportive team of supervisors and peers, receive in-depth training and ongoing opportunities for professional development, and, are part of an organization that recognizes, celebrates, and promotes personal and cultural strengths.
We are looking for a Clinical Supervisor for our Dona Rosita II (DR II) program located in the Brooklyn. DR II provides permanent/transitional congregate housing for people living with HIV/AIDS who have been referred by the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA).The residence is targeted for adults living with HIV/AIDS who are single and in need of structure and supervision. DR II consists of 40 studio apartments with laundry facilities on each floor and a large, communal dining/recreation area. Residents are provided with a wide range of support including rent subsidies, daily meals, individual case management, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, recreation, crisis intervention and carfare reimbursement. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for:
- Ensuring and coordinating the delivery of effective case management, mental health and social support services
- Ensuring a minimum monthly occupancy rate of 95%.
- Ensuring that initial medical and mental health assessments are conducted, and that comprehensive service plans are developed to identify mutually agreed upon long and short-term goals.
- Ensuring that all client linkage agreements are monitored and updated, as necessary.
- Coordinating and supervising efforts to place new HASA clients in vacated units within 30 days from referral.
- Program administration, monitoring program services and building relationships with other agencies.
- Providing oversight and supervision in the delivery of mental health and alcohol/substance abuse services and referrals, including assistance in accessing primary medical and mental health care, assistance with adherence to medication regiments, activities for daily living, nutritional services, recreation programs, assistance in employment assessments, training, private sector placement, prevention with positives, and delivery of any other services necessary for clients to increase their capacity for independent living.
- Reviewing and supervising the development of case management service plans and ensuring that reassessments are conducted on a quarterly basis (at minimum) to ensure that services are appropriate for the client’s current needs.
- Providing supportive counseling to clients and coordinating and collaborating with mental health providers to help clients to comply with treatment and medication regime.
- Developing and implementing weekly groups including the Wellness Self-Management model.
- Supervising and coordinating efforts to provide assistance in obtaining and maintaining all government benefits and services for which the client is potentially eligible.
- Ensuring that all case managers assist clients who are incapacitated, unable to budget, and/or comply with their fiscal responsibilities by applying for Representative Payee Status, if necessary.
- Ensuring that all case managers seek, secure, and maximize all potential offsets with their clients, specifically by collecting the portion of income that is set aside by State and/or Federal authorities for rental payments from those clients receiving Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability, veterans benefits, or pensions that would be an offset against the amount that Comunilife would receive from HRA pursuant to the program budget.
- Assisting and supervising case manager efforts to help clients to locate alternative housing options when a client’s health so requires.
- Maintaining all documents necessary for quality assurance reviews by Comunilife or HRA.
- Preparing monthly, quarterly, or yearly reports as requested by HRA.
- Reviewing and monitoring psycho-social assessments, service plans, and client charts to assure completeness of documentation
- Contacting HASA to arrange intake interviews for new clients and completing intake interview forms for each new client
- Providing the Program Director with information on the status of new referrals on a weekly basis.
- Assisting with the intake process of new clients.
- Supervising, training and evaluating the case management staff.
- Conducting monthly interdisciplinary team case conferences and providing leadership for these meetings
- Conducting weekly supervisory conferences with each staff member of the case management team to review case records and client status and progress
Additional skills and abilities
- Licensed Masters in Social Work (LMSW) or New York State Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW)
- Two (2) to five (5) years of supervisory experience, overseeing a case management team.
- One (1) to three (3) years of experience in mental health.
- HIV/AIDS pre-test and post-test certificates.
- Individual, family and group counseling experience required, particularly with HIV/AIDS affected populations and/or substance abuse individuals.
- Extensive knowledge of community mental health resources.
- Experience in scattered site programs, bi-lingual, and bi-cultural in Spanish preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of HIV/AIDS case management supervision.
- Knowledge of HRA Supportive Housing Program guidelines
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent and comprehensive program of benefits for eligible employees that includes: health, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, pension, 401K and paid time off.
- Responsible, organized, effective, and efficient. Ability to perform multiple assignments simultaneously.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing, vocally, and to listen actively.
- Community minded, patient, creative, flexible, compassionate, and culturally sensitive to persons who are diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.
- Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with other Comunilife employees, Federal, State, and City officials, professional and technical groups, clients, and the general public.
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please refer to the specific job title for which you are applying when submitting your application. Cover letters and resumes may also be faxed to Human Resources at 212-564-3445.
Comunilife is an equal opportunity employer.