JOB TITLE: Team Leader
PROGRAM: Safe Options Support (SOS) –Team
REPORTS TO: CBC Program Director
SALARY: $65,000 – $70,000
A wonderful opportunity for an experienced mental health professional to assume a leadership role on one of Governor’s newly launched innovative Safe Options Support (SOS) teams, that will provide comprehensive care to street homeless or subway dwelling individuals.
The multi-disciplinary SOS team will consist of a Team leader, Licensed Clinicians, Care Managers, a Registered Nurse, and a Peer Specialist. The team will support program participants in the community through the application of the highly acclaimed, Critical Time Intervention, evidence-based, model of care.
The Team Leader will be responsible initially for the successful implementation of the program model and then managing the day to day operations of the critical support team. The Team Leader will ensure that staff feel supported and empowered as they conduct community outreach on the streets and subways and provide post- housing care coordination to participants. Member choice, harm reduction, non-coercion, flexibility and person-centered core elements are essential to this team and should be reflected in the Team Leader’s management style.
The Team Leader will be responsible for the development and maintenance of collaborative relationships with community partners including the Department of Homeless Services, MTA, local law enforcement, community hospitals, existing outreach teams and housing providers. The Team Leader role will require significant multi-taking in a fast paced, challenging environment. For the right candidate it will present the opportunity to enhance their management and supervisor experience and demonstrate their skills and experience in a high prolife program
The role will require field-based work, periodic on call coverage, and a willingness to work flexible hours. This is an exciting opportunity for a leader who is looking to transform community healthcare in NYC and making long lasting positive changes in the lives of homeless New YorkersMinimum Education and Experience Requirements: Master’s degree or higher in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Public Administration, Nursing, Public Health, Public Policy or a related field. A minimum of 3 to 5 years post-masters work experience in the behavioral health and criminal justice field with progressively increasing responsibilities, preferably with the target population. Previous management and supervisory experience preferred.