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NYC Project Hope Project Specialist (Children/Families)

November 19, 2012 - December 03, 2012
Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:70,931
Benefits:Full Benefits Package
Employment Type:Full Time
Division/Department:New York City Department of Mental Hygiene
Description:NYC Project Hope Project Specialist (Children/Families) Salary: Grade 25 Salary Range: $70,931 Location Pay: $3,026 The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH) is seeking to fill one (1) full-time salaried position to serve as Project Specialist (Children/Families) 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 and the RFMH. This position will be located in the Bureau of Mental Health at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The incumbent will report to the will report to the Deputy Director, NYC Project Hope with secondary reporting to the Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Children, Youth and Families. 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. Work Location: 42-09 28th Street Queens, New York 11101 To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter by Monday, December 3, 2012 on our website at: - click on Employment Opportunities. Only applications submitted through our website will be considered. The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. AA/EEO Employer.
Duties:Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Provide technical assistance and program oversight to CCP contracted child & family service providers • Provide quality assurance for program development and implementation by CCP contracted child & family service providers • Ensure agency deliverables are met within timelines specified in the grant • Implement efforts to ensure enhanced collaboration between the CCP contracted service provider agencies and stakeholder community –based organizations serving New York City communities • Prepare/write reports for DOHMH leadership
Qualifications:Minimum Requirements/Preferred Skills: • A PhD in Social work, Public Health, Public Administration, or other relevant doctoral degree from an accredited college or university, and (1) or more years relevant work experience; or • A Master’s Degree in Social work, Public Health, Public Administration, or other relevant graduate degree from an accredited college or university, and (3) or more years relevant work experience • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social work, Public Health, Public Administration, or other relevant degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) or more years relevant work experience. • Prior contract and program management experience in a setting that delivers mental hygiene and/or work in a disaster of similar scale • Prior experience with counseling preferred • Prior experience in community outreach and building, especially with children and families • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse staff and populations, as well as honor contributions and strengths of all cultures • Able to meet tight deadlines and work in an unpredictable environment • Willingness to work non-traditional hours and attend evening and weekend meetings • Ability to work in a team environment as well as the ability to work independently and deliver written products in a timely manner • Excellent oral , written , and organizational skills

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