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Vocational Counselor/Employment Specialist, Bronx

Reports To: Director of Vocational and Educational Services

The Vocational Counselor will help Louis Nine House residents identify and pursue vocational and educational goals that lead to employment and career development. The Vocational Counselor will work closely with case management staff as part of a multidisciplinary team.


  • Carries out all phases of Supported Employment Evidence Based Practice, including intake, assessment, job placement, job coaching and follow-up support.
  • Develops and updates individualized job search plans for Louis Nine House residents.
  • Conducts rapid job search for competitive jobs for each person on caseload. Make frequent employer contacts aimed at making job matches based on client's preferences and further developing strong employer relationships.
  • Offers help to residents with career development, and educational opportunities. Maintains ongoing supportive services to participants after placement.
  • Tracks placement and retention rates and maintains case records in accordance with program standards.
  • Maintain case data in AWARDS database.
  • Makes referrals to appropriate educational or vocational training programs.
  • Attends staff meetings, team meetings, and case conferences.
  • Work cooperatively with staff at all levels to ensure quality service provision.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position requires either a Master's degree in social work or related human services field with 2-3 years' experience working with individuals with psychiatric disabilities and/or substance abuse history, with a strong understanding of the special needs of young adults. Experience in Supportive Employment is preferred.

How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to: Please indicate "Vocational Counselor /Employment Specialist" in the subject line of e-mail.

Case Manager, Transitions, Bronx

Reports To: NCS Residence Director

The Case Manager maintains a case load of clients at Transitions with the focus on transitioning clients from homelessness to housing.


  • Maintain a caseload of ten clients. Develop a comprehensive intake assessment and service plan for clients on caseload. Complete psychosocial, update service plans, and progress notes on a regular basis.
  • Maintain and update client charts.
  • Prepare tenants for discharge and assist in finding them housing. Complete discharge paperwork.
  • Complete HRA 2010 applications every six months.
  • Advocate for medical and financial benefits for tenants on case load.
  • Provide tenants with necessary referrals, including emergencies such as hospitalization, detox, Police, etc.
  • Input all relevant data in AWARDS, including psychosocials, face sheets, progress notes, and discharge paperwork. Complete monthly reports.
  • Escort clients to service providers, as needed.
  • Ensure that clients attend their activities and/or scheduled appointments.
  • Conduct medication monitoring, as needed.
  • Conduct money management, as needed.
  • Administer Petty Cash and prepare reimbursement requests.
  • Be on-call for client emergencies.
  • Participate in case conferences, staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Masters in Human Services or BA and two years experience working with the homeless, mentally ill, and/or substance abusers.

How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to: Please indicate "Case Manager, Transitions" in the subject line of e-mail.

Case Manager, NCS Residence, Manhattan

Reports To: Senior Case Manager, NCS Residence

The Case Manager provides outreach and counseling to the residents at the 81st supportive housing facility.


  • Conduct a comprehensive intake assessment for all new residents within 30 days and every year thereafter. Review the agency's policies and procedures with them. Develop treatment plan for all new tenants within 30 days of their arrival and every 6 months thereafter.
  • Maintain concise and accurate Tenant Charts including current case notes and information about each tenant's progress with their service plan with an understanding of the confidentiality issues that surround these files.
  • Monitor tenants' medication in-take and observe their behavior.
  • Provide tenants with necessary referrals, including emergencies such as hospitalization, detox, etc. Inform tenants about on-site, agency and community resources that are available to them.
  • Coordinate special events and parties for the tenants, as required.
  • Enter all significant events relating to tenants and the facility in the daily log.
  • Participate in case conferences, staff meetings and training sessions and represent the agency at assigned meetings and conferences.
  • Provide monthly statistical reports on time and accurately.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum 2 years experience in a social service setting, an advanced degree in social work, psychology, or other acceptable equivalent. Must have solid clinical background, and very strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Must be computer literate. Spanish speaking a plus. Prior experience with homeless population is desirable.

How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to: Please indicate "Case Manager" in the subject line of e-mail.

Development and Communications Department Internship, Administrative Offices, Manhattan

The Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter (NCS) is dedicated to providing housing and support that can transform lives. Together with its partners in the community, NCS's dedicated board, staff and volunteers demonstrate what neighbors can do to reduce, prevent and ultimately end homelessness.

NCS has a wonderful opportunity for a young man or woman to intern in their Development and Communications department. The intern will gain valuable nonprofit development and communications experience and will become well versed in using social networking and other on-line vehicles to expand a support base and raise awareness. This position is flexible, allowing you to work from home with scheduled in-office meetings. A minimum of 10-12 hours per week is suggested.

During this 3-6 month unpaid internship, you will help NCS connect and further engage donors and volunteers by marketing the NCS brand and message through online vehicles.


  • Assist in the maintenance of NCS's on-line presence on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and on our Website by securing and posting content.
  • Create and format electronic newsletters; write stories and secure photos.
  • Assist in creation of online marketing materials.
  • Monitor social networking strategies in the nonprofit industry; report on trends and best practices.
  • Monitor news sites, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for articles and postings connected to our work and suggest social media responses.
  • Assist in creating and executing strategies to reach a younger population.
  • Market special events through multiple media channels.
  • Participate in maintenance of database so as to effectively communicate with various stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Willingness to learn about NCS programs that serve homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
  • Ability to apply social networking skills in various media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn).
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel; Google and other online research.
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge database (or similar fundraising software) a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Good attention to detail required.
  • Ability to respond well to guidance and supervision, coupled with the ability to work independently.

Compensation: None

How to Apply:
Interested parties should send their resume and a cover note to: Diane L. Rush, Director of Development and Communication No phone calls please.


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