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Case Manager -Uptown

Center for Urban Community services


The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people, invites applications for a Case Manager position at the Uptown Community Apartments Program. The program provides off-site services primarily to special needs individuals and families with histories of homelessness, mental illness and/or substance abuse. Additionally, the Uptown Program took on a new expansion initiative in 2013 to house homeless NY/NY approved individuals and families who have a housing subsidy such as HUD-VASH for Veterans or LINC IV for individuals residing in DHS shelters. The individual, families and veterans are located in six-buildings within the Harlem/Washington Heights community as well as Scattered Site apartments throughout Harlem/Washington Heights and the Bronx.

Responsibilities: We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated person who embraces both a harm reduction approach as well as a recovery focused orientation. We strive to help our client’s live full and satisfying lives in the community.

We accomplish this mission by supporting our clients to identify and achieve goals that are meaningful to them. The Case Manager will provide a broad array of services as well as person centered clinical services to a caseload of 16-23 tenants living in both congregate and scattered sites settings. Some tasks include but are not limited to: entitlements assistance, counseling, advocacy, referrals and information, crisis intervention, engagement, psycho-education, escorting to various appointments within the community, and coordination of care with outside service providers. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of the needs of the formerly homeless, mentally ill population, and those with substance addiction.


Case Manager 1 – HS Diploma and 2 years relevant experience.
Case Manager 2 – Bachelor’s Degree or HS Diploma and 4 years relevant experience.
Good verbal and written communication skills
Computer literacy required
Bilingual Spanish/English preferred


Posted on 01/26/17; CVMHA ID #10674