JOB TITLE: DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES
REPORTS TO: SHELTER DIRECTOR
LOCATION: MANHATTAN, NY
The Social Services Director will supervise the team(s) engaged in providing intensive case management assistance to men in a 140 bed homeless shelter in an effort to meet public assistance and subsidized housing eligibility requirements and effectively transition families/adult from temporary shelter to permanent housing. He/she will oversee the day to day operation of social services department. He/She will need to work collaboratively with other on-site departments to facilitate effective methods of problem solving and the alignment of strategies.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must have MSW or other appropriate Human Services degree with 3 years of relevant experience and supervisory experience. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable. Ability to work some evenings and occasional weekends as needed. Excellent and demonstrated writing ability. Strong assessment, direct practice, counseling, supervision, community outreach, group leadership and program development experience preferred. Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel and database management skills.
AGENCY PROFILE & EMPLOYEE EXPECTATIONS
Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)