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 program. The successful candidates 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.

Requirements:

  • Associates Degree and/or 4 years+ service delivery experience in the Human Services field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field preferred.
  • Must possess experience in, or a potential for, delivering a variety of human services to adults and children, preferably in a residential setting.
  • Experience with Domestic Violence a plus.
  • Spanish fluency a plus.

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 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 candidates 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Minimum of one year supervisory experience preferred
  • Activities of the shift. Provide crisis counseling, function independently in times of facility coverage including assuming responsibility in crisis situations.
  • Demonstrated experience and sensitivity to working with individuals from a variety of socio demographic backgrounds.

URI is seeking a bright, energetic and knowledgeable Assistant Program Director. The Assistant Program Director will work under the direct supervision of the Program Director, oversees client services of a shelter program that offers a range of comprehensive services, including counseling, advocacy, intervention, and support to meet the needs of domestic violence victims and their families. The Assistant Program Director maintains a safe, confidential, and therapeutic environment for domestic violence victims and their children in shelter and encourages the development and implementation of innovative services and programs that represent the best practices in the field of victimization.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW/LMSW) preferred.
  • Three or more years of experience managing a residential program.
  • Five or more years of management and supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with victims of domestic violence required.
  • Demonstrated experience and sensitivity to working with individuals from a variety of socio demographic backgrounds.

URI seeks highly skilled, dynamic Social Work Supervisors. The Social Work Supervisor will provide clinical supervision to our Case Managers, Records Clerks and Interns through case analysis, treatment planning’s and supervisory process.  She/he will also provide direct treatment services and issue referrals. The successful candidates will assess mental and emotional functioning of residents and administers programs for necessary treatment. Evaluate mental health status for residents on admission. Coordinate mental health/psychiatric care and referral. Function independently in times of facility coverage including responsibility for appropriate action in crisis situation per agency procedures.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate degree in Social Work
  • Licensed as a Master’s Social Worker
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred
  • 2-3 years direct Supervisory experience
  • Experience working with victims of domestic violence and their dependents strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and sensitivity to working with individuals from a variety of socio demographic backgrounds.

URI seeks a highly skilled, dynamic Administrative Assistants responsible for the providing administrative and secretarial support. In addition to typing, filing and scheduling, performs duties such as coordinator of meetings, conferences, obtaining supplies, coordinating direct mails and working on special projects.

The successful candidate(s) will provides efficient and professional administrative support to the Directors, Senior Directors and departmental.

  • Schedules and organizes meetings and department activities
  • Responds to various inquires both external and internal, manages communications via email, phone calls etc.
  • Establishes, develops maintains and updates filing system. Retrieves information from files when needed.
  • Handles confidential and non-routine information
  • Types and designs general correspondences, memos, charts, tables, graphs, etc. Proofreads copy for spelling, grammar and layout, making appropriate changes. Responsible for accuracy and clarity of final copy.
  • Prepares or assist with monthly billing reports for all URI programs.
  • Orders supplies through purchase requisition system.
  • Hand delivers billing reports, proposals and other special documents as necessary.

Acts as a liaison with other departments and outside agencies. Handles confidential and non-routine information.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree Required
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience Administrative
  • Knowledge of computers; specifically, intermediate experience in Microsoft Office
  • Must demonstrate the ability to multi-task, and perform duties with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational, planning and time management skills

URI is seeking a bright, energetic and knowledgeable Childcare Supervisor. Under the direction of the Program Director, the Childcare Supervisor is Responsible for development and implementation of a pre-school class room curriculum as well as daily activities for children through age five (5).

The successful candidate will be responsible for the supervision the child care staff. Maintain Child Care Room, order and maintain supplies for Child Care Room. Design and implement childcare curriculum.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services of Human Services related field.
  • Experience working with children is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and sensitivity to working with individuals from a variety of socio demographic backgrounds.

URI seeks highly skilled, Operations Specialist to provide high-level support to the Vice President of Operations, Senior Director of Facilities & Construction and Senior Director of Information Technology.  This position is to ensure the Operations Division is better, faster, and more effective business center by creating capacity for its senior leadership to focus on key strategic and executive affairs. The Operations Specialist will help drive special projects, participate in external meetings with vendors and business partners, conduct research, compose important letters, procurement documents, and internal memoranda, lead new project initiatives, assist with the management of people issues and Human Resource processes and support internal stakeholder relations.  The Operations Specialist will play a key role in managing major project initiatives; provide assistance on special projects related to the company’s Office of Legal Affairs.

This unique role will serve as an unparalleled opportunity to learn firsthand what it takes to lead and manage a high-growth business. The successful candidate for this role will understand that there is no ceiling to what they can accomplish, is willing to “roll up their sleeves” and try new things.

The successful candidate will lead the implementation and management of internal and external work order processes, particularly in the areas of facilities, transportation, and security; ensuring processes are followed according to our quality management system. Provide high-level facilities and transportation support in the domains of Regulatory Compliance, Financial Accountability (or productivity), Quality, and Customer Service focus.

  • Assist the Senior Director of Facilities and Construction in writing, reviewing and responding to program RFPs. Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Facilities and Construction and the General Counsel, write Policies and Procedures.
  • Develop and prepare executive-level reports on Facilities, Fleet, Security, and Board-level data.
  • Prepare presentations to Key Senior Management Team.
  • Assist the Senior Director of Facilities and Construction with vehicle registrations.
  • Develop and maintain an electronic database on Facilities and Vehicular preventative maintenance services, and annual inspections and government registrations
  • Assist Vice President of Operations and Senior Director of Facilities & Construction with information gathering, organization, and other meetings.
  • Prepare necessary reports and presentations as assigned.
  • Liaise with external business partners to and place service requests for repairs and resolution of other problems that might exist with fleet and facilities.
  • Assist the Senior Director of Facilities & Construction in responding to problems pertaining to vehicle accidents, including liaising with insurance companies.
  • Assist with site Physical Plant assessments.
  • Develop and maintain vendor lists.
  • Assist with the management of specific sites’ maintenance staff.
  • Perform Special Projects for the General Counsel/Vice President of Operations and the Senior Director of Facilities and Construction as assigned.
  • Working knowledge of the laws, regulations, materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction of buildings.
  • The ability to evaluate construction quality and maintain working knowledge of general conditions, work scope and specifications of a project.
  • The ability to proactively communicate information to architects, subs, and vendors to enable them to work toward the successful completion of the project as scheduled.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle short-term deadlines and conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others; think independently with minimum supervision; complete tasks on time.
  • Ability to handle restricted and confidential information in a professional manner and maintain the information as such.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree concentration in construction management, engineering, or other closely related disciplines preferred.
  • 1-2 years’ experience as a Facilities Manager
  • 3-5 years minimum experience in building management; an earned Certification in Construction/Facilities Management preferred.