Careers

The following positions are available within URI. All interested persons should forward resumes and/or internal job application forms to the Office of Human Resources Management, Urban Resource Institute, 75 Broad Street Suite 505, New York, NY 10004. Resumes/forms may also be forwarded via E-Mail to careers@urinyc.org. Human Resources Management: (646) 616-0077 Central Office: (646) 588-0030

Available Positions

URI seeks highly skilled, dynamic Direct Care Workers to provide compassionate supervision and person-centered support to adult individuals with developmental disabilities. Demonstrate core competencies as a team player by ensuring a safe and caring setting which provides assistance to individuals with daily living needs to foster self-sufficiency whenever possible.

The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of routine and often repetitive tasks with and for the developmentally disabled.

  • Training and supervision of individuals in self-care and performance of housekeeping tasks such as cleaning, shopping, food preparation and household maintenance.
  • Assists and guides individuals in personal bathing, cleaning, toileting and/or dressing.
  • Assists individuals with self-administration of medication or administers medication when indicated.
  • Implements the behavior plan and demonstrates the ability to identify individual’s behavioral changes, strengths and immediate needs.
  • Documents all significant behavioral responses in prescribed format.
  • Assists with laundry responsibilities and maintaining and sorting individuals’ clothing.
  • Maintains all appropriate and required files, records and reports on the residents, incidents, neighborhood reaction, etc.
  • Prepares lunches/meals as assigned to do so, supervises individuals at meals and assists with feeding as appropriate.
  • Provides appropriate supervision during meaningful community integration activities which increases the level of participation and reflects interests etc.

Requirements

  • High School Diploma/Equivalency.
  • One (1) year full-time experience in the care of developmentally disabled children or adults
  • AMAP, SCIP ,CPR and First Aid training and New York State Driver’s License

URI seeks highly skilled, Job Coaches responsible for the training of individuals with disabilities at job and internship sites in order to facilitate their successful transition into communities through supported employment.

The ideal successful will visit job and internship sites and meets with individuals with disabilities on-site, as scheduled; including evenings and weekends.

  • Provides intensive skills training and employment adjustment counseling at the job site
  • Monitors consumers’ work adjustment through direct observation and through meetings with employers and supervisors
  • Meets with consumers for follow-up counseling at the agency site
  • Develops and prepares written assessment of consumers’ adjustment to work and files them in case records
  • Assists with job development and placement
  • Attends case conferences interdisciplinary team meetings and training and development workshops

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in counselling, psychology, or social work is required.
  • At least one year experience in counselling, and providing person centered employment services and community activities to individuals with disability is also required.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends in all work environments. Bilingual a plus; OPWWD experience a plus.

URI seeks highly skilled, dynamic, Case Managers responsible for direct service provision to residents. Direct services include individual counseling, group counseling, advocacy services, referrals and follow-up, home management and budget counseling. Individual must demonstrate sensitivity to issues related to women and domestic violence. In addition, the Case Manager will make all necessary linkages to community agencies to provide proper placement of residents in areas of permanent housing, vocational and educational services, and to assist families in securing public assistance and Medicaid

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining a caseload of 10-15 families.

  • Conduct intake interviews, as assigned, to assess and evaluate residents for admission.
  • Engage residents in initial and on-going treatment processes, through individual and group counselling, under clinical supervision of the Social Worker or Social Work Supervisor.
  • Develop and maintain housing referral resources, assist residents in the process of locating and securing permanent housing.
  • Assists all residents in the process of referral and placement in community based resources.
  • Assess residents’ vocational and educational needs, aptitudes and interests through interviews and testing. Develop and maintain placement and follow-up as appropriate after assessment and counselling.
  • Develop and maintain liaison activities with H.R.A. Public Assistance and Medicaid Administrators and Workers, to assist eligible residents in securing Public Assistance and Medicaid by acting as a personal advocate through telephone or personal visit/contact.
  • Participate in training seminars conducted to enhance and develop clinical skills with the client population.
  • Develop with the resident, a contract of goals to be accomplished within an agreed upon timetable.

Requirements

  • Three (3) years of counseling experience preferred in a residential shelter for victims of domestic violence.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Social Work
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus

URI seeks highly skilled, dynamic Maintenance Workers responsible for completing basic repairs and performing general maintenance of the physical facility.

The successful candidate will perform basic carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical work.

  • Identify and report any building maintenance or repair issues
  • Perform a variety of maintenance duties of a routine nature including maintenance of hallways, lobbies, bathrooms, stairways, lunch areas, break areas, storage rooms and utility rooms
  • Assist with moving furniture, supplies and other items as necessary
  • Ensure floors and hallways are kept free of debris at all times
  • Mop all common area floors daily
  • Remove garbage daily
  • Check fire/life safety equipment as scheduled and report issues to the Maintenance Supervisor
  • Perform minor adjustments, repairs and maintenance on heat and air conditioner units and under supervision by Maintenance Supervisor
  • Complete daily assigned work and notify the Maintenance Supervisor of work not completed
  • Overtime work as needed and requested by the Assistant Director
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ability to perform carpentry, painting, and minor plumbing, electrical
  • Commercial and/or residential maintenance experience
  • Must be able to read and understand work orders

URI seeks highly skilled, dynamic Associate Counselors responsible for a variety of assignments in areas of service delivery as dictated by the needs of the Retreat’s program.

The successful candidate will provide supportive counseling to residents, manages hotlines, assists administrative staff and performs some security and childcare functions. Conduct intake interviews, as assigned, to assess and evaluate applicants for admission.

  • Make appropriate internal referrals based upon resident’s needs.
  • Respond to Hotline calls.
  • Assist in the escorting of residents to services and activities outside of the facility, such as clinics, income maintenance center, and housing referrals
  • Conduct room checks

Requirements

  • Associate’s Degree in Human Services or related field, and knowledge of domestic violence issues preferred.
  • At least one (1) year of service delivery experience in the Human Services field.
  • Must possess experience in, or a potential for, delivering a variety of human services to adults and children, preferably in a residential setting.

URI seeks a highly skilled, dynamic Licensed Psychologist responsible for the goal of treatment as it relates to behavior modification and assess individual needs and design goal oriented treatment plans, based on the capabilities of the individuals in need of care.

  • The successful candidate will be responsible to design, implement and evaluate the program of psychological services at the ICF/MR.
  • Reviews referral materials on each applicant and conducts psychological evaluations, to assess the nature and extent of the applicant’s developmental disabilities.
  • Formulates a diagnosis and makes recommendations regarding admission and treatment for Staff Intake Team, and ICF/MR Admissions and Discharge Committee.
  • Train staff to implement behavioral plans and all cognitive, independent living ADL goals.
  • Offers psychological services, including evaluation, consultation, and therapy to residents, and/or their immediate families.
  • Maintains progress notes and submits timely psychological treatment summaries on a quarterly basis.

Requirements

  • Master – Psychology
  • Ph.D. strongly preferred
  • New York State Licensed Required
  • One (1) year of specialized experience in the diagnosis and treatment of developmentally disabled persons.

URI seeks highly skilled, dynamic Security Monitors responsible overall facility monitoring and surveillance through facility rounds, maintains log of person entering and exiting URI facilities. Conducts fire drills and maintains log books on fire drill and emergency apparatus.

The successful candidate will maintain logs of visitors entering and exiting the premises and record all unusual incidents per established procedures, while ensuring that only authorized personnel and visitors enter the property.

  • Surveillance of the grounds, facility and activities of the residents to prevent theft and resident harm.
  • Ensure that all doors from the facility are locked and secured.
  • Monitor fire and safety procedures.
  • Provide administrative support in the area of the office coverage, telephone and clerical work, and provide maintenance coverage of the housing complex in the absence of maintenance worker.
  • Perform light maintenance responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.
  • Function independently in term of facility coverage including responsibility for appropriate action in crisis situation per agency procedures.
  • Meet with Director for individual and group supervision, and training.

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • New York State Security License
  • 8 hours and 16 hours Certification
  • New York State Driver License
  • 1-2 Years’ experience as a Security Officer/Monitor
  • Experience working in a 24-hour residential facility a plus

URI seeks a highly skilled, dynamitic Part-Time, Child Therapist responsible for the case management of residents that are of the age of 14 and below, for the engagement of these residents in needed treatment services on a crisis or on-going basis, and for referral to other services as needed.

The successful candidate will maintain a caseload of up to 25 children. Engage children in initial and on-going treatment processes, through individual, group, and family counseling, play therapy, and other approaches.

  • Attend weekly individual case supervision and group supervision.
  • Attend staff meetings and conferences to ensure coordination of treatment services for children and their families.
  • Participate in training seminars conducted to enhance and develop clinical skills with the client population.
  • Function independently in times of facility coverage, including responsibility for appropriate action in crisis situations per agency procedures.

Requirements

  • Master Degree in Social Work, School Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Counseling Psychology or related degree.
  • At least two years of experience providing treatment services to children and young adolescents, preferably in a school, residential or mental health setting.

URI seeks highly skilled, dynamic Housing Specialists responsible for addressing the housing needs of clients residing in URI’s domestic violence shelters. The Housing Specialist assists clients as they transition from shelter to permanent housing.

The Ideal candidate will be responsible for identifying permanent housing options, developing and maintaining a database of housing resources, conducting individual sessions and support groups around housing issues, and providing referrals, advocacy, follow-up, and assistance with housing applications.

  • Assess clients’ housing needs and develop an individualized plan to secure safe, affordable housing.
  • Assess clients’ eligibility for government-financed housing programs, including subsidies, and benefit programs.
  • Assist clients to secure and complete applications for permanent housing.
  • Identify, and assist clients to obtain relevant documents needed for applications for permanent housing.
  • Provide individual counseling, advocacy and support to clients.
  • Develop and facilitate educational workshops and groups focused on housing (including available housing resources, apartment search techniques, and other best practices).
  • Develop and maintain a database of resources, including a listing of brokers, landlords, and management companies.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field.
  • Minimum of one year counseling experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in housing development/management, real estate or case management.

URI seeks highly skilled, dynamic Shift Supervisors responsibility, conjunction with the Social Worker for the general administrative duties of all Associate Counselors on assigned shift

The successful candidate will supervise the functions and activities of the Associate Counselors and coordinate the activities of the shift. Provide crisis counseling, function independently in times of facility coverage including assuming responsibility in crisis situations.

  • Prepare casework documentation and written reports
  • Monitor the delivery of services to residents
  • Prepare schedule to insure adequate facility coverage
  • Participate in the coordination of staff training
  • Attend training sessions and scheduled meetings
  • Provide crisis counseling, as needed
  • Function independently in times of facility coverage including responsibility for appropriate action in crisis situations per agency procedure
  • Prepare casework documentation and written reports per agency requirements

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Minimum of one year supervisory experience preferred

URI seeks a highly skilled, dynamic, and mission-driven Director of Marketing and Communications to lead the organization through a period of ambitious growth by overseeing its ambitious visibility and publicity efforts. The Director of Marketing and Communications serves as the primary strategist supporting the VP of Development to grow the organization’s unrestricted budget from $500K to $1.5M over the next five years through the lens of marketing and communications, in a manner consistent with URI’s core values.

The successful candidate will grow existing and new relationships to build URI’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy to include organizational material, collateral development (agency brochures/annual report), digital/social media, public relations, special events, etc.
  • Partner with the URI’s PR agency to develop appropriate media outreach information, serve as spokesperson when applicable, arrange interviews with key executives/staff effectively communicating the URI message platform; provide ongoing media training to the management team
  • Develop the appropriate survivor testimonials for media and community outreach
  • Develop and support special events that will help promote URI and further the development strategy, such as press events and corporate partnership events

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications,
  • Master’s strongly preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Marketing and Communications
  • Demonstrated success in material development
  • Public relations and digital/social media, special event management

URI seeks an highly skilled, dynamic Education and Employment Specialist responsible to provide comprehensive, individualized case management, mentoring and educational services to support domestic violence survivors in achieving short and long-term goals around job training, education, employment, financial management and self-sufficiency. This includes handling tasks associated with URI’s Working Internship Network (WIN) program, including conducting vocational assessments, facilitating career readiness, computer skills and financial literacy workshops, and managing client internships.

The successful candidate will support URI’s community and corporate partnerships which offer education, training and hands-on experiences to domestic violence victims residing in shelter.

  • Provides a wide range of career readiness services to clients, including assessments, goal development, interview training, job search skills, networking and resume assistance.
  • Conducts educational workshops that focus on economic empowerment to achieve program and client outcomes. 
  • Recruits clients to participate in URI’s Working Internship Network (WIN) program, manages the application process, facilitates program activities, including internship placements and graduation, and conducts program administrative tasks.
  • Tracks and reports client progress towards achieving targeted outcomes.
  • Develops and manages a directory of resources, including internship and job opportunities, and GED and literacy support programs.
  • Trains and provides support to program interns and volunteers.
  • Conducts trainings for staff, clients and community.

Requirements

  • A Master’s in Vocational Counseling, Human Services, Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related field
  • Three (3) years of vocational experience
  • Experience teaching adults, including adults with low literacy levels; experience teaching career readiness education and computer skills training
  • Knowledge or experience assisting clients with public assistance and housing
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of underserved people; an understanding of or interest in the issue of domestic violence
  • Must possess sensitivity to issues affecting battered women