CENTER FOR URBAN COMMUNITY SVC

Case Manager

The Prince George is located in the heart of the Flat Iron district of Midtown - Manhattan on 28th street.  We are a part of a larger Non-Profit, Social Services agency called The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS).  We primarily offer hosuing for low income individuals as well as supportive housing to formerly homeless individuals who have suffered various forms of traumas in their past, generally leading to mental illnesses, and substance abuse.  The Prince George has 415 units of supportive housing in one building with a staff of 24 dedicated on-site clinicians.  We provide Evidence Based, Person Centered, Recovery oriented services to our clients in order to help them live as full and satisfying lives as possible.  We strive to help our clients fully reintegrate into the larger community such as helping them to obtain employment, substance abuse recovery, return to school, volunteer, and/or helping them rekindle passions that they had before they became ill.  

General Information
Location  198 E 121 STREET
New York, NY 10035
United States
Employee Type  Non-Exempt
Job Category  Case Management, Care Coordination, Midtown Manhattan
Industry  Social Services, Mental Health, Counseling
Required Degree  4 Year Degree
Manage Others  No
Description

The Case Manager at the Prince George will carry a caseload of between 25- 30 clients.  The Case Manager is responsible to provide direct services to each individual including but not limited to:

                              1.  Using a Person Centered approach to helping the clients on your caseload set goals, identify interests, and address concerns,

                              2.   Help the client to identify Interest and involvement in employment, education, volunteering, and other adult role activities,

                              3.   Be a source of support in a non-judgmental manner,

                              4.   Help your clients to identify postivie ways of spending time,

                              5.  Help your clients to understand and proactively address diagnosis (medical, psychiatric, substance abuse),

                              6.   Utilize psycho-educational techniquest to help clients understand, adhere to, and advocate with their providers medication regimens.

                              7.   Regularly assess for risk factors for violence against self or others,

                              8.   Utlizing the cleint's psychosocial history, in order to best understand them and provide strategic interventions and services.

                              9.   Regularly coordinate care with all collateral contacts.

 

  Assist some clients with the self-administration of medication as necessary, including:

                              1.   Following agency policies and procedures,
                              2.   Proactively identifying and resolving or reporting problems,
                              3.   Helping people move towards greater independence managing their medication.
 

Anticipate, prevent, and respond to crises, by:
                              1.   Working with the client to identify and resolve factors that may lead to a crisis, 
                              2.   Recognizing as early as possible when a client is in crisis or moving into one, and intervening as rapidly as possible to address the situation, including working to join with the client in identifying and addressing it and engaging other supports as necessary,
                              3.   Using as person centered an approach as possible,
                              4.   Informing supervisory staff and requesting necessary assistance as early as practical.

 

We work closely together as a team of 24 professionals in order to help our clients live as independently and happily as possible. Staff at the Prince George and CUCS as a whole get to partake in learning from one another in an inter-disciplinary team environment.  We have an on-site Primary Care Physician as well as a Psychiatrist who do regular in-service trainings for staff.  CUCS also offers a very robust initial training program including topics such as Person Centered Service Planning, Motivational Interviewing, DSM Diagnostic Criteria, etc.  

 

Requirements

Due to our funding requirements we may only consider applicants for the Case Management position:

  • That  have a Four Year College degree OR 
  • Candidates who have a High School Diploma and 4 years of related Social Services experience.

 

We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

 

Please be advised that you must upload your cover letter and resume in one document. Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.
CUCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind