Lantern Community Services
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Job Title:                     Entitlement and Employment Specialist

Reports to:                  Social Worker Team Leader

Status:                        Full-time

FLSA Classification:    Non-Exempt  

Job Location:              Washington Heights, NYC

Date Created:             May 20, 2020

 

SUMMARY

We are seeking a professional, discreet, motivated Entitlement and Employment Specialist assess resident's needs and ensure they have the income and support necessary to move out and live independently. The EES will assist with obtaining and maintaining essential governmental benefits related to income and health.  Additionally, the Entitlement and Employment Specialist will promote vocational training and employment as a critical component of finding and maintaining housing stability.  Working as a member of the interdisciplinary team the EES will facilitating programing to educate residents about available benefits and also provide education and vocational programming to support obtaining permanent employment. 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate's Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience providing entitlement and employment services or workforce development.
  • Experience working with clients impacted by homelessness, mental illness, or substance use is required.
  • Must have the ability to multitask and coordinate services with various external programs.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent writing ability, demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to perform complex tasks with limited supervision.
  • Sensitivity to issues involved in working with a diverse organization.
  • Must have initiative, the ability to work well under pressure,  and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
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