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ADL Speciallist- 350 TLC

Center for Urban Community services


The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) seeks an ADL Specialist for its 350 Lafayette Transitional Living Community (TLC) for homeless, mentally ill women. CUCS will be moving this program to 174 Prospect Place in Brooklyn in early 2017. We will also be expanding the program from 43 to 75 beds.

The ADL Specialist will begin working at the 350 Lafayette Street location. The candidate must then be able to work at the Prospect Place location in Brooklyn, once the program relocates in early 2017.

Hours: 8am -4pm Monday--Friday

The program’s goal is permanent housing placement that meets women’s preferences, needs and abilities. Both program locations are readily accessible by public transportation.

Program services include: housing placement, on-site health and mental health care, housing focused case management, and group services. The TLC operates 7 days per week with 24 hour clinical and security staff.

Prospect Place is a beautiful, newly renovated building on a tree-lined street. Amenities include: a full medical suite and offices for the on-site medical, psychiatric, and social service teams, multiple resident lounges with TVs and computers, and outdoor garden space.

The ADL Specialist is part of the Intake Team, which also consists of 2 Intake Social Workers. The ADL specialist reports to the Assistant Program Director. Some of the responsibilities of the ADL Specialist are:

The ADL specialist is responsible for working with all shelter residents on daily living skills to prepare clients to obtain and maintain housing; help clients live full and satisfying lives in the community; assist with intake and move outs; help their team and program to function well and meet their contractual obligations including passing Callahan inspections; and striving, as appropriate to their role, to fulfill the CUCS programs’ core purpose, core values and vision statements. The position has a considerable amount of autonomy. The ADL specialist works to create and/or maintain an environment which is safe and comfortable. They will proactively work to engage clients in the program and facilitate positive group activities.


· Case Manager 1- High school diploma and 2 years experience
· Case Manager 2 – Bachelor’s Degree or HS Diploma or equivalent and 4 years relevant experience.
· Case Manager 3 - BSW and 1 year relevant experience (excluding fieldwork) or Bachelor’s degree and 2 years relevant experience or HS diploma or equivalent and 6 years relevant experience
· For applicants without a college degree, every 30 credits can be substituted for 1 year of experience.
· Demonstrated ability to provide services to clients with psychiatric and medical disabilities and with issues of substance abuse.
· Appropriate verbal and written communication skills
· Computer literacy
· Bilingual-- Spanish speaking preferred


Posted on 02/14/17; CVMHA ID #10731