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ADL Specialist- Prospect Place

Center for Urban Community services


he Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) seeks an ADL Specialist for its Prospect Place shelter for homeless, mentally ill women. Prospect Place is a beautiful, newly renovated building on a tree-lined street located at 174 Prospect Place in Brooklyn, NY. Amenities include: a full medical suite and offices for the on-site medical, psychiatric, and social service teams, resident lounges with TVs and computers, and outdoor garden space.

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

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

Hours: 8am -4pm Monday--Friday

The ADL Specialist is part of the Intake Team, which also consists of two Intake Social Workers. The ADL specialist is supervised by one of the Intake Social Workers. 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 04/12/17; CVMHA ID #10920