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Job Openings at the Isaacs Center




 
   Positions Available as of February 6th, 2014



The Isaacs Center is looking for motivated and dynamic individuals to work in the following capacities: To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@isaacscenter.org
Qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Youth Program Coordinator


    Job Summary:

    • The Youth Program Coordinator (YPC) will play a central role in the design and day-to-day coordination of pilot program focused on geriatric career workforce development for 20 “disconnected” youth, ages 18-24, in New York City. As a result of their involvement with the pilot, participants will receive an immersive professional development instruction and on-going social service support from the Isaacs Center while participating in a pre-certification training from Jewish Home Lifecare (JHL). The YPC is responsible for all aspects of program development and implementation including recruitment, curriculum design, case management, and student retention. The YPC is the critical link to the participants, and will serve as a bridge between the Isaacs Center and JHL. In order to support this essential and complex work focused on facilitating pathways to entry level position in long-term health care, the YPC will receive structured supervision and support from the Manager of the Social Services at the Isaacs Center and the JHL Geriatric Career Development Program Director.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Program Development and Implementation; Supervise day to day activities and ensure student engagement with program components through personal contact with participants and their support networks
    • Develop and facilitate curriculum
    • Recruit, select and track program participants


    Case Management:

    • Provide comprehensive assessment and case management services; identify and work with participants to resolve barriers to employment and education, e.g., familial problems, childcare issues, benefits, housing, testing anxiety, etc.
    • Provide crisis intervention and behavior management to participants via one-on-one counseling and/or group counseling as needed
    • Manage administrative and appropriate follow-up elements of the referral process for social services beyond the scope of the program


    Administrative Tasks:

    • Complete Allied Healthcare certification/training courses alongside participants including any and all assigned clinical rotations
    • Ensure pertinent data is collected and recorded in the appropriate databases across agencies; monitor program deliverables to meet outcomes; use data to inform best practices
    • Attend outside meetings, conferences, workshops, and other training opportunities as needed and/or required


    Expectations:

    • Ability to work a full time position (Monday – Friday) with flexible schedule based on program schedule including some weekend and evening hours
    • Ability to travel between the Isaacs Center and Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan and Bronx campuses as well as other sites as needed
    • Flexible, able to work positively in a fast paced environment with continually shifting deadlines and priorities
    • Self-motivated, results driven, able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure both as an individual and member of a team


    Qualifications:

    • BSW or other related social service field minimum; MSW preferred with NYS licensure and SIFI certification, or the ability to obtain certification credentials within 3 month
    • Two years of meaningful case management experience with adolescents and/or young adults
    • Two or more years experience working with out-of-work and out-of-school youth in a community based organization and/or workforce development setting
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable using new software and various data management systems
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
    • Knowledge of a strength-based learning approach grounded in youth development principles
    • Experience creating physically and emotionally safe environments for adolescents and/or young adults
    • Experience developing and facilitating workforce readiness curriculum



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Retention Case Manager


    Job Summary:

    • Under the supervision of the Program Manager of Social Services, the Retention Case Manager will provide case management support to at-risk and disconnected youth who are out-of-school and out-of-work. The primary focus will be to 1) develop service plans for program retention, 2) coordinate the services of Case Managers, Educational Advisors, and Employment and GED educators and, 3) assist in crisis intervention and behavior management support via counseling.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist Program Manager of Social Services in assessing barriers to connection and addressing issues related to participant retention efforts
    • Provide comprehensive assessment and case management services; identify and work with participants to resolve barriers to employment and education, e.g., familial problems, childcare issues, benefits, housing, testing anxiety, etc.
    • Provide crisis intervention and behavior management to participants via one-on-one counseling and/or group counseling as needed
    • Manage administrative and appropriate follow-up elements of the referral process for social services beyond the scope of the program
    • Work with Case Management, Job Development and Educational Advisement teams to schedule meetings and/or home visits to engage hard-to-reach participants
    • Engage participants via telephone, text, e-mail and social media networking sites to maintain connection
    • Track participant progress and inform Job Development and Educational Advisement of participant’s employment and academic progress
    • Conduct and participate in YES workshops and activities as required and needed
    • Generate statistical and narrative reports on a weekly basis on retention efforts
    • Document all retention efforts and other participant related information in the agency database; ensure information is accurate and updated regularly
    • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, and other training opportunities as needed and/or required
    • Create a fun, thought provoking program environment developed around a strength-based learning approach grounded in youth development principles
    • Report and document noteworthy incidents to the Program Manager of Social Services
    • Other duties as assigned


    Expectations:

    • Ability to work a full time position (Monday – Friday) with some weekend and evening hours
    • Ability to travel between the Isaacs Center and Jewish Home Lifecare
    • Flexible, able to work positively in a fast paced environment with continually shifting deadlines and priorities
    • Self-motivated, able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure both as an individual and member of a team


    Qualifications:

    • BSW or other related social service field minimum; MSW preferred with NYS licensure and SIFI certification, or the ability to obtain certification credentials within 3 months
    • Two years of meaningful case management experience with adolescents and/or young adults
    • Two or more years experience working with out-of-work and out-of-school youth in an community based organization and/or workforce development setting
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable using new software and various data management systems
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
    • Knowledge of a strength-based learning approach grounded in youth development principles
    • Experience creating physically and emotionally safe environments for adolescents and/or young adults
    • Experience developing and facilitating workforce readiness curriculum
    • BSW or other related social service field minimum; MSW preferred with NYS licensure and SIFI certification, or the ability to obtain certification credentials within 3 month
    • Two years of meaningful case management experience with adolescents and/or young adults
    • Two or more years experience working with out-of-work and out-of-school youth in a community based organization and/or workforce development setting
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable using new software and various data management systems
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
    • Knowledge of a strength-based learning approach grounded in youth development principles
    • Experience creating physically and emotionally safe environments for adolescents and/or young adults
    • Experience developing and facilitating workforce readiness curriculum



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Budget and Grant Analyst


    Job Summary:

    • The Budget Analyst primary role is overseeing the Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Inc. budget process including preparation and ongoing analysis, ensuring compliance with government contract regulations, and acting as primary liaison between contractors (a variety of sponsoring State, City and local agencies), program staff and the fiscal office. We are seeking a highly motivated, detailed and organized individual to join the Fiscal Department. This position reports to the Director of Finance and will work closely with the program staff.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Working closely with the Director of Finance (DF) and senior management, prepares annual budget preparation calendar and working documents. Ensures that senior staff and project directors are kept informed of budget changes;
    • Prepares quarterly and year-end revenue projections using actual program outcomes for performance-based contracts and actual expenditures for line-item reimbursement contracts;
    • Prepares monthly expenditure analysis including accrual projections to determine where budgets are over and/or under-spent. Coordinates monthly meetings with senior management, Chief Finance Administrative Officer (CFAO) and DF to review analysis, program changes impacting the budget, contract issues;
    • Updates internal budget documents as necessary, prepares budget modification forms as needed, inputs changes into the accounting system (Fund EZ), and communicates all changes to relevant staff;
    • Working closely with the Grant Accountant, program staff, prepares budget modification forms requests for government contracts as needed;
    • Reviews monthly budget variance reports and general ledger reports to insure that items are being charged to the correct programs and contracts. Prepares correcting journal entries as required. Assists the DF in determining appropriate allocation methodology for those items requiring allocation among different sources. Ensures that allocations are made correctly and reviews methodologies with program and administrative staff;
    • Prepare monthly grants reconciliations to ensure grant expenditures align with budgets;
    • Reviews all personnel requests and personnel action forms to ensure there are adequate resources available to fill positions;
    • Working with the DF, assists in the preparation of budget status reports for the Finance Committee and Board of Directors;
    • Other duties as may be required by the DF and CFAO.


    Education and Experience:

    • A Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field is required
    • Minimum 3 -5 years of accounting/budget analysis experience is necessary
    • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills required;
    • Highly proficient in word processing and spreadsheet applications;
    • Extremely detail oriented and Superior organizational and time management skills
    • Familiarity with Fund EZ experience is a plus



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Meals on Wheels Driver


    Job Summary:

    Drives and maintains a vehicle used to deliver meals to homebound elders. Works with a team of delivers to complete all meal deliveries for their assigned routes. May also be responsible for completion of a delivery route themselves. This position reports to the Director of Meals on Wheels


    Responsibilities:

    • Reports any issues with meal delivery or change in client status, (i.e., vacations, clinic appointments, hospitalization, etc.) 
    • Maintains accurate daily log of meal deliveries and contributions collected 
    • Assists in scheduling meal deliveries to minimize time and distance between delivery points. 
    • Signs daily log for Nextel phones; keeps phones on during meal delivery and re-charges phones at the end of shift. 
    • Drives safely at all times. 
    • Keeps vehicles clean and in good operating condition. 
    • Inspects vehicles daily and reports any operational or structural defects immediately. 
    • Oversees the maintenance, repair and cleaning of vehicle (gas, oil, changing tires) 
    • Keeps daily gasoline and mileage records. 
    • Reviews vehicle documentation to ensure inspections, registration and insurance information is up-to-date. 
    • Picks-up and returns vehicles to garage or parking place daily.


    Minimum Qualifications:


    • A valid NYS Driver’s License – Class 4 if the vehicle driven seats 14 passengers or less, or, Class 2 if the vehicle driven seats 15 passengers or more. 
    • Ability to read write and communicate in English
    • No more than 1 moving violation in 24 months, no DWI convictions
    • High School Diploma or GED. 
    • Able to move up to 50 pounds.


    Other Qualifications

    • 3 years of driving experience in NYC or congested areas. . 
    • Demonstrated sensitivity to seniors. 
    • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.


    Other Requirements

    • This is a part-time position Monday to Friday, 20-27 hours per week
    • May be required to work either Thanksgiving of Christmas Day



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Meals on Wheels Deliverer (Part-time)


    Job Summary: Responsible for the delivery of a daily meal to all clients on their assigned route. In addition, the deliverer will provide basic visual monitoring of their clients and report any significant changes to their direct supervisor for follow up.

    Responsibilities:

    • Delivers meals to assigned clients.
    • Ensures that bags are properly packed.
    • Reports to office staff whenever a client is not at home to receive meals.
    • Observes participant's appearance and appearance of home and reports any concerns to driver and office staff.
    • Reports to driver and office staff any request for supportive services and needs by participants.
    • Maintains accurate log of meal deliveries
    • Delivers envelopes for participant contributions and collects contributions.
    • Performs duties that will assist clients such as shopping and pick-ups.
    • Delivers program materials and information to conference call participants.
    • Attends all in-service training and monthly meetings.
    • Meal Deliverers with driver's license may be asked to drive when needed
    • Performs other duties as requested.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Valid Drivers License
    • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
    • Demonstrated sensitivity to seniors.

    Other Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
    • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.

    Other Requirements :

    • This is a part-time position Monday to Friday, 20-27 hours per week .
    • May be required to work either Thanksgiving or Christmas Day .




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Group Leader & Assistant Group Leader (Part-Time)

    The Isaacs Center is looking for dynamic individuals to work with our children in our award winning Afterschool Programs. Group Leaders will be required to plan activities that provide a safe and engaging learning environment in programs located at our school-based and community sites. Our program integrates educational enrichment, visual and performing arts, clubs and sport, within a theme-based framework.

    Responsibilities:

    • Plan and implement fun and engaging theme-based and recreational activities
    • Manage behavioral problems and conflicts using mediation technique
    • Exhibit compassion for program participant
    • Assist children in prioritizing and completing homework
    • Document and monitor daily activities in class to include recording attendance and incidents, and lesson plans
    • Supervise children at all times
    • Inform supervisor of noteworthy incidents occurring during program time, providing written documentation when necessary
    • Attend and actively participate in professional development, meetings, and trainings offered
    • Supervise and escort children to all program at all times

    Expectations:

    • Exhibit positive behavior to co-workers, parents, and participants
    • Ability to laugh, and have a must
    • Possess ability to work in a team-oriented setting
    • Possess a commitment to being reflective and working towards positive self improvement

    Qualifications:

    • Upper-classman High School student, H.S. Graduate or working toward a degree
    • Minimum of two years working with children in a recreations or educational program setting



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