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Community Access


Community Access, Inc. (CA), founded in 1974, is a progressive not-for-profit organization that expands opportunities for people living with mental health concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services. We are built upon the simple truth that people are experts in their own lives. Our programs are spread across 20 locations and include over 1000 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, the Howie The Harp Advocacy Center, ThriveAtWork, Blueprint Supported Education, East Village Access—a PROS program, and a peer-driven Crisis Respite Center.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of
CAREER COACH to work at Howie T. Harp Peer Advocacy and Training Center,
located at 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., New York, NY.

Position Overview
The Career Coach provides personalized guidance in the form of support, job development and placement, skill and resource development, to HTH participants, to promote success and satisfaction as a trainee in the classroom, on an internship, and while engaging and sustaining permanent employment. Some of the essential job functions include, but are not limited to: assessing the participant’s strengths, barriers and needs and providing recovery-oriented, goal-oriented services to ensure a successful experience during classroom training, internship, job attainment and retention; function as primary support to participants, pre and post-employment, providing ongoing individualized support at the level of intensity and frequency required; act as liaison between trainees, educators, internship work-site supervisors, employers and external service providers and natural supports; plan and deliver individual and group-based support including work readiness and job search skill development (e.g. resume preparation, applications and interviewing) to trainees and workers on internships and in paid employment; identify and develop internship sites and permanent jobs for participants; conduct site visits for assigned participants as needed and contractually required, including exit interviews with trainee and the internship supervisor; provide benefits and entitlements counselling, etc.

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at all levels of management.


Qualified candidates must have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access; a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED); must be a recipient/survivor of mental health services, required; possess a minimum of two (2) years experience working in mental heath services, preferably employment, peer support/counselling or rehabilitation setting; demonstrated knowledge of benefits, entitlements or work incentives, preferred; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; strong organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize various computer programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel, etc..


This is a full-time position; annual salary is mid 30s plus an excellent benefits package.


Interested candidates should apply on

Posted on 04/28/17; CVMHA ID #10972