If you are someone who believes that people are experts in their own lives and values Human Rights, Peer Expertise, Self-Determination, Harm Reduction, Healing and Recovery, please read on!
A pioneer of supportive housing peer specialist training in NYC for people living with mental health concerns, Community Access leads system change efforts to promote human rights, social justice, and economic opportunities for all.
The Director of Housing will be part of a leadership team of 3 senior managers providing oversight to Community Access housing programs. This individual provides leadership in agency wide activities to realize the agency’s mission, values and practice approach; develops policies, procedures and practices to strengthen organizational capacity; mentors, coaches and develops a diverse and team of program directors, managers and direct service workers; ensures accurate and consistent collection of data; prioritizes the evaluation of service offerings and programs to identify areas in need of improvement; serves as liaison to key government agencies and represents the agency in community and other settings.
Qualified applicants must have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access; Masters Degree in related field preferred - work experience within field may be substituted for degree; Minimum of seven (7) years experience in mental health; housing experience preferred; minimum of five (5) years administrative and supervisory experience; program development and Medicaid compliance experience highly preferred; possess an in depth understanding of licensed and supportive housing; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; resourcefulness and flexibility a must; Knowledge of psychiatric disabilities and of substance use; Commitment to recovery oriented practice; Skill in articulating program goals.
Community Access, Inc. (CA), founded in 1974, is a progressive not-for-profit organization that expands opportunities for people living with mental health concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services. We are built upon the simple truth that people are experts in their own lives. Our programs are spread across 20 locations and include over 1200 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, the Howie The Harp Advocacy Center, the Art Collective, ThriveAtWork, Blueprint Supported Education, East Village Access—a PROS program, and a peer-driven Crisis Respite Center.