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Development & External Affairs
Development (Fundraising) Intern

Inwood House is seeking an outgoing, organized Development (Fundraising) Intern to assist the Development Department with fundraising efforts through performance of various office related tasks. Duties may include but are not limited to general administrative support, and social media support.

Location: Inwood House Administrative Offices: 80 Maiden Lane, Ste.1504 New York, NY 10038

Duration: 10 week commitment between June to September.

Schedule: Flexible 10-15 hours per week

Duties and Responsibilities
The Development Intern will assist with the fundraising efforts, specifically:
– Maintain donor database, electronic & physical files
– Manage day-to day activities on social media including
– Scheduling posts to our two major platforms via Hootsuite
– Research relevant content to reach the audience
– Assist with special events and volunteer support
– Must maintain confidentiality of all documentation and aspects of all work assigned

Qualifications
– Intern must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
– Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential.
– Excellent internet research skills.
– Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs computer programs preferred.
– Knowledge of Donor Databases (Raiser’s Edge/Bloomerang) a plus.

Eligibility
This position is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates who reside or attend college in NYC, will have completed at least two years of college. Candidates are welcome from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment but should be knowledgeable of teen pregnancy related issues and express interest in nonprofit management and development.

How to Apply:
Send your resume and a cover letter expressing why you think this is a good fit for you to Zankhana Shukla, Director of Development & External Affairs at zshukla@inwoodhouse.com

Maya’s House – Runaway and Homeless Youth Crisis Residence
Program Supervisor

The Program Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the daily operations of the Inwood House Crisis Residence which encompasses a holistic and therapeutic approach with a focus on ensuring permanency for the young women served by Inwood House. Together with the input and support of the residential staff, the Program Supervisor will ensure that each young person’s individual needs are being met while program staff members work on identifying and/or work with permanency resources for the young women. The provision of therapeutic services will be provided in a safe, nurturing and positive learning environment where the young women will learn the necessary skills to transition back to their families or permanency resource in a positive manner.

The Program Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the safety and well being of all program participants and residential staff members. The Program Supervisor reports to the Manager of Residential Services. Responsible for ensuring a safe and therapeutic milieu for pregnant and parenting teens, including the integration of therapeutic models and services and youth development practice. Ensure that the residence reflects the values and mission of Inwood House and is in compliance with governmental and professional standards, provides the optimal care to the participants and their families with sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity using strengths-based, youth development concepts. With the input of the interdisciplinary team, develops and oversees the implementation of strength based programming that reflects the developmental needs of pregnant and parenting teens and ensures positive development, reunification and permanency; Coordinate and co-lead program meetings including treatment team meetings; staff meetings; emergency planning meetings and other relevant meetings; Provide direct supervision to youth development supervisors and additional program staff that aim to encourage and ensure professional development and staff retention.

He/She is responsible for working collaboratively with Human Resources re: vacancy reporting, interviewing, and making recommendations for hiring, disciplinary action, and termination of residential employees; Provide and/or arrange for training and technical support to program staff; Responsible for oversight of budget and ensuring effective and efficient use of resources, including training resources; Attends agency sponsored meetings and trainings as well as grantor (DYCD) meetings and trainings; Responsible for submitting written monthly reports and official correspondence from the agency; Ensure that correspondence and presentations to Inwood House, agencies, as well as community groups and elected officials, reflect a clear description of residential program; services offered and outcomes achieved; Ensure compliance with IH, ACS, DJJ, OCFS and DYCD policies and procedures in providing care to participants and their families; Communicate and collaborate effectively with other IH programs and support departments (Development, Finance, Human Resources, QI, and QA); Participate in relevant internal and external work groups, trainings, committees and task forces; All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Senior Manager of Residential Services and/or Senior Management.

Minimum requirements: LMSW/LCSW or related Master’s level degree with a minimum of 5 years of post Masters supervisory experience in Child Welfare or related field and a demonstrated knowledge of adolescent and child development preferred; SIFI Certification is preferred (for LMSW/LCSW candidates); Candidate must have knowledge of OCFS, and DYCD Regulations; Possess knowledge of and experience with DYCD related documentation; Candidate should have experience with group work, family work, and a commitment to working with pregnant and parenting adolescents and their families; Ability to work with culturally diversified individuals; valid NYS Drivers License; Flexibility a must-this is an on-call position.

Part-Time Case Aide

The Case Aide will be responsible for providing support to the case manager and program staff by ensuring that the needs of the teens receiving services in the Inwood House Crisis Residence are met. The Case Aide will be responsible for escorting our program participants to various off-site appointments, inclusive of medical appointments, benefits appointments, as well as other appointments that will help the young person meet their service plan goals. The Case Aide will model skills that will help the young women and men navigate government entities and secure needed services. The Case Aide will report directly to the Case Manager. The Case Aide will: Work collaboratively with program staff; monitor telephone communication for program; assist with the organization of program files and program materials; escort program participants to various appointments including: discharge shopping; public agencies (i.e. NYS DMV, Vital Records, WIC, etc.) and escort teens to doctors’ appointments; assist program participants in obtaining personal documents, such birth certificates, NYS identification cards, etc.; document all contact and interactions with program participants via progress notes and program documents; accompany staff to home visits (if necessary); assist with school registration; assist with coordinating and facilitating workshops.

Minimum Requirements: BA/BS in Human Services field and 2 years of administrative work preferred; Must be a strong communicator and have the ability to motivate others; Must have knowledge of community resources and skills to link families with appropriate agencies and services; Ability to interact, and work with culturally diverse individuals; Ability to establish professional boundaries and engage in professional behaviors that emulate a high level of ethics and objective/non-judgmental approaches; Possess excellent organizational, verbal, written and communication skills; Must be computer literate and have the ability to promote a positive and enthusiastic work environment; Must be a team player and have the ability to work independently; Valid NYS Driver’s License preferred and must possess the ability to travel; Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

Youth Development Counselors

Youth Development Counselors (4 Full-Time and 10 PT/Per Diem Staff) are responsible for ensuring a safe and therapeutic milieu for pregnant and parenting teens, including the integration of therapeutic models and services and youth development practice. This is a short-term crisis residence and candidates must work from a trauma-informed, youth development strengths-based practice. Must be able to de-escalate crisis and work in a fast paced environment. Must ensure that the residence reflects the values and mission of Inwood House and is in compliance with governmental and professional standards, provides the optimal care to the participants and their families with sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity using strengths-based, youth development concepts; Responsible for planning and assisting with the daily functioning of residents and the group life experience; Facilitate Parenting Skills trainings/workshops for teens; Provide child care assistance, if deemed necessary; Responsible for documenting and maintaining all programmatic log books inclusive of medication distribution log book and daily activity log books; Responsible for working collaboratively with other staff and youth to ensure a clean and well-maintained living environment; Schedule activities for youth (individual and group activities) including family activities, school, tutoring, recreation, life skills activities, etc; Responsible for providing all program participants with maximum individual attention in order to ensure adequate planning and care takes place while they in our care.

This includes but not limited to: closely monitoring & advocating for education; establishing life skills planning goals; assisting with medical needs/appointments; assisting with acclimating new program participants to the residence, and other tasks related to ensuring each youth receives adequate services; Work closely with the interdisciplinary team in maintaining a therapeutic environment and attend treatment planning meetings for the youth as required by the program; Maintaining logs including critical events, home visits and written reports for treatment planning meetings; Attendance and participation at agency sponsored meetings/trainings; Must be able to engage youth in a range of program activities including recreational & physical interaction; Provide crisis intervention and de-escalate situations which may lead to unsafe situations.

Minimum requirements: High School Diploma/GED -AA / BA Degree experience and a demonstrated knowledge of adolescent and child development; Candidate should have experience with group work, family work, and a commitment to working with adolescents and their families; Ability to establish professional boundaries and engage in professional behaviors that emulate a high level of ethics and objective/non-judgmental approaches; Ability to interact, and work with culturally diverse individuals; Valid NYS Driver’s License; Candidate must be flexible-some evenings and weekend hours are required; Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

Victory House
Youth Development Counselors (4 Full-Time and 10 PT/Per Diem Staff)

Youth Development Counselors are responsible for ensuring a safe and therapeutic milieu for pregnant and parenting teens, including the integration of therapeutic models and services and youth development practice. This is a short-term crisis residence and candidates must work from a trauma-informed, youth development strengths-based practice. Must be able to de-escalate crisis and work in a fast paced environment. Must ensure that the residence reflects the values and mission of Inwood House and is in compliance with governmental and professional standards, provides the optimal care to the participants and their families with sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity using strengths-based, youth development concepts; Responsible for planning and assisting with the daily functioning of residents and the group life experience; Facilitate Parenting Skills trainings/workshops for teens; Provide child care assistance, if deemed necessary; Responsible for documenting and maintaining all programmatic log books inclusive of medication distribution log book and daily activity log books; Responsible for working collaboratively with other staff and youth to ensure a clean and well-maintained living environment; Schedule activities for youth (individual and group activities) including family activities, school, tutoring, recreation, life skills activities, etc; Responsible for providing all program participants with maximum individual attention in order to ensure adequate planning and care takes place while they in our care. This includes but not limited to: closely monitoring & advocating for education; establishing life skills planning goals; assisting with medical needs/appointments; assisting with acclimating new program participants to the residence, and other tasks related to ensuring each youth receives adequate services; Work closely with the interdisciplinary team in maintaining a therapeutic environment and attend treatment planning meetings for the youth as required by the program; Maintaining logs including critical events, home visits and written reports for treatment planning meetings; Attendance and participation at agency sponsored meetings/trainings; Must be able to engage youth in a range of program activities including recreational & physical interaction; Provide crisis intervention and de-escalate situations which may lead to unsafe situations.

Minimum requirements: High School Diploma/GED -AA / BA Degree experience and a demonstrated knowledge of adolescent and child development; Candidate should have experience with group work, family work, and a commitment to working with adolescents and their families; Ability to establish professional boundaries and engage in professional behaviors that emulate a high level of ethics and objective/non-judgmental approaches; Ability to interact, and work with culturally diverse individuals; Valid NYS Driver’s License; Candidate must be flexible-some evenings and weekend hours are required; Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

TFLC-82nd Street Residence

Youth Development Counselors (Part-Time/Full-Time)

Youth Development Counselors are responsible for ensuring a safe and therapeutic milieu for pregnant and parenting teens, including the integration of therapeutic models and services and youth development practice. This is a short-term crisis residence and candidates must work from a trauma-informed, youth development strengths-based practice. Must be able to de-escalate crisis and work in a fast paced environment. Must ensure that the residence reflects the values and mission of Inwood House and is in compliance with governmental and professional standards, provides the optimal care to the participants and their families with sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity using strengths-based, youth development concepts; Responsible for planning and assisting with the daily functioning of residents and the group life experience; Facilitate Parenting Skills trainings/workshops for teens; Provide child care assistance, if deemed necessary; Responsible for documenting and maintaining all programmatic log books inclusive of medication distribution log book and daily activity log books; Responsible for working collaboratively with other staff and youth to ensure a clean and well-maintained living environment; Schedule activities for youth (individual and group activities) including family activities, school, tutoring, recreation, life skills activities, etc; Responsible for providing all program participants with maximum individual attention in order to ensure adequate planning and care takes place while they in our care. This includes but not limited to: closely monitoring & advocating for education; establishing life skills planning goals; assisting with medical needs/appointments; assisting with acclimating new program participants to the residence, and other tasks related to ensuring each youth receives adequate services; Work closely with the interdisciplinary team in maintaining a therapeutic environment and attend treatment planning meetings for the youth as required by the program; Maintaining logs including critical events, home visits and written reports for treatment planning meetings; Attendance and participation at agency sponsored meetings/trainings; Must be able to engage youth in a range of program activities including recreational & physical interaction; Provide crisis intervention and de-escalate situations which may lead to unsafe situations.

Minimum requirements: High School Diploma/GED -AA / BA Degree experience and a demonstrated knowledge of adolescent and child development; Candidate should have experience with group work, family work, and a commitment to working with adolescents and their families; Ability to establish professional boundaries and engage in professional behaviors that emulate a high level of ethics and objective/non-judgmental approaches; Ability to interact, and work with culturally diverse individuals; Valid NYS Driver’s License; Candidate must be flexible-some evenings and weekend hours are required; Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

Residential Services Case Planner

The Case Planner is responsible for all aspects of case management services for a caseload of pregnant and parenting youth residing in the Inwood House Residential Program. The Case Planner provides concrete services, resources, counseling and is an integrate member of the Residential team which strives to ensure Improved Outcomes for youth. The Case Planner as an integrate member of the treatment team, is responsible for ensuring service plan goals are met, inclusive of identifying permanency resources for the young people that we serve and actively engaging in reunification efforts. Develops and maintains a professional working relationship with the individuals served by Inwood House and all agency stakeholders;Meets with clients at least once a week and makes referrals for clients to be evaluated by Psychologist and if necessary, the Psychiatrist; Assists client in developing and implementing plans for themselves and their baby and maintains detailed documentation of progress and/or challenges identified in meeting goals; Documents all face-to-face and collateral interactions within 48 hours of contact in CONNECTIONS and on internal agency forms; Utilizes the various services of the agency and the community; Cooperates with other agencies that have an interest in the welfare of an individual client and document collateral contacts; Maintains case records in accordance to Inwood House, ACS and OCFS regulations; Maintains case planning responsibility for the young women who reside in the program, inclusive of identifying permanency resources for the young women served and documenting all reunification efforts; Accepts and uses supervision, in-service training and courses outside the Agency, in rendering adequate service and in growing on the job; Conducts home visits to visiting and permanency resources to make a determination if visiting resource is safe for day and overnight stays; Provide referrals to community based organizations and follows up on service delivery; Serve as the liaison between Inwood House and families served by the organization; Ensures up to date documentation of programmatic success and challenges and helps to identify trends impacting service delivery; Responsible for gathering documents for records and insures all records are up to date and in compliance with agency and government regulations; Assures compliance with Inwood House, ACS, NYSOCFS and DYCD(if appropriate) regulations; Maintains reports, records and logs as required; Attends and participates in interdepartmental staff meetings, agency staff meetings, supervisory sessions, case conferences and staff training; Represents agency at permanency hearings in a professional manner; Attend and participate in Family Team Conferences and other conferences/meetings.

Minimum Requirements: BA/BSW degree from an accredited college and experience working with adolescents (MSW is preferred); must have at least two years of foster care experience and knowledge of ACS, NYSOCFS and CONNECTIONS; must have knowledge and experience in child development and early childhood education, the principles of child health, safety, and nutrition; adult learning principles, and family dynamics; Ability to establish professional boundaries and engage in professional behaviors that emulate a high level of ethics and objective/non-judgmental approaches; Ability to interact, and work with culturally diverse individuals; Valid NYS Driver’s License; Candidate must be flexible-some evenings and weekend hours are required; Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

Facilities
Driver/Maintenance Worker

The Facilities Staff/Drivers are responsible for the daily maintenance of the grounds, which includes the residences, and administrative offices operated by Inwood House. In addition, maintenance workers ensure that all residents and staff have a safe environment that meets the needs of youth according to Inwood House, State, and City standards. All Facilities Staff/Drivers also hold valid NYS drivers licenses and provide transportation for clients to and from the staffing residence. These positions are responsible for coordinating the daily mail runs, pick up and deliveries of donations, transporting youth related and organizational related items and assisting Facilities Team with daily operations. Driver/Maintenance workers will possess a valid New York State Drivers license and will be cleared via NYS Department of Motor Vehicles. Drivers will participate in a Defensive Driving Class and will be responsible for driving 12-15 passenger vans. Driver/Maintenance workers will be responsible for coordination and/or addressing maintenance issues in the residence as needed. Minimum requirements:HS Diploma or GED with a minimum of 2 years maintenance experience; Excellent verbal and writing skills; strong critical thinking skills; strong organizational skills; Valid NYS Drivers License; Fire Safety Coordinators Certification a plus.

Development
Grants Manager

The Grants Manager will work as part of the Development team to help execute and follow up on all aspects of grants solicitation, writing and reporting to private foundation, corporation, and government agencies. Responsibilities: Managing the grant proposal process from start to finish. This includes writing the grant narrative and project workplan, coordinating with internal staff to gather appropriate program and budget information, and serving as the point-person for partnering agencies who may provide linkage agreements and letters of support. Maintaining grants submission calendar and grants progress reports for executive leadership and the Board. Working with program leadership and frontline staff for clear understanding and articulation of program needs, activities, and outcomes. Coordinating efforts with program and research staff to monitor program progress and produce timely program reports to funders. Working with fiscal staff to ensure timely and accurate expenditure reporting to funders. Maintaining relationships with grants officers. Researching potential new funders and prospects, and review RFPs from foundations and government agencies.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelors degree and a minimum of two years of grant writing experience with both private and government funding sources; Proven track record of securing new funding sources; Ability to multi-task and manage several projects at once; Strong attention to detail, and meticulous organizational skills; Ability to write clear, concise and compelling letters and business correspondence; Experience and comfort with databases, and a strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other applications; Comfort working in team settings and with diverse individuals; Possess excellent organizational, verbal, written and communication skills; Ability to work with diverse teams of people, including direct service staff, clients and voluntary leadership; Must be able to think creatively about strategic needs and plans of action; Ability to interact, and work with culturally diverse individuals; Solution oriented; Candidate must be flexible-some evenings and weekend hours are required; General interest in youth empowerment, women’s issues, etc.

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