Director of Adult Home Initiative

Program Description:

The Adult Home Initiative is designed to assist Adult Home Residents through a multi-phased process leading to successful transition into Supported Housing. The initiative will provide peer supports during the in-reach, assessment, HRA approval, and moving transition phases, as desired and needed by the residents. The initiative will utilize a range of individualized and group-based peer-informed strategies to promote housing transitions, striving to empower class members through exposure to possibilities, development of self-advocacy skills, promoting informed choice, and enhancing community engagement.

Position Type: Full Time with the ability to travel and work afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Position Location: 17 Battery Place, Manhattan with the ability to travel to Queens (Far Rockaway) Bronx

Position Salary: Negotiable based on experience 

Essential Job Function 

  • Hires, and provides supervision and training to assigned staff so that agency and initiative goals are communicated effectively, job performance is continuously evaluated, and appropriate training is given.
  • Establishes procedures and protocols guiding staff involvement in all phases of adult home resident transition, beginning with outreach and program promotion, with consideration to the findings of the Independent Review Team and the Supplement to the Settlement Agreement.
  • Design and establish creative engagement strategies that inspire class members to move toward living in supported housing.
  • Design and establish Peer Support service structures and processes to help address class members' barriers to transitioning into supported housing.
  • Coordinates fact-finding and research practices including surveys, interviews, and community mapping.
  • Collaborates with external groups (e.g. Baltic Street, Care Management Agencies, Adult Home and Housing Contractor administration and staff, OMH representatives, and Independent Reviewers) in generating and refining strategies and practices.
  • Support staff to develop, plan, and execute community events aimed at promoting the initiative's goals and enhancing Adult Home resident awareness of and access to transition-related resources.
  • Manage revenue and expenses and works with Executive staff to develop and implement annual budget.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee strategies and systems for data collection and analysis, accounting for program, funding and contractual requirements. 
  • Attend/conducts workshops, trainings and community events as needed.

Education Requirements

  • At least three (3) years of supervisory experience, require
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred.
Position Qualifications: 
  • At least three (3) years of experience working in behavioral health setting: peer service delivery, community development, rehabilitation or recovery-oriented services, preferred.
  • Recipient/survivor of mental health services, preferred.
  • Experience with developing new initiatives and program start-up, preferred.
  • Leadership experience in Peer-led projects and services, preferred.
  • Experience with New York Mental Health Housing, preferred.
  • Possess strong understanding and practice of peer-informed services models, Intentional Peer Support, recovery, wellness and related services.
  • Analytical and innovative problem solving abilities.
  • Attentive to details in documentation and data collection, reporting and analysis.
  • Strong skillsets in conflict management and negotiation. Excellent oral and written diplomatic and professional communication skills.
  • Ability to travel and work afternoons, evenings and weekends.