AGENCY DESCRIPTION: Comunilife Inc., a multi-service, non-profit organization founded in 1989, offers a continuum of supportive housing for adults with HIV/AIDS and/or serious mental illness, a licensed mental health clinic and other programs in NYC. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers with special needs in the Hispanic and broader communities.
Key senior management role in the operation of HASA and OMH-funded congregate and scatter site supportive housing programs, serving adults with HIV/AIDS and/or serious mental illness in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Hire, develop, and supervise staff; develop and ensure adherence to policies and procedures ensuring quality services. Develop collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Master's Degree + Salaried managerial experience in program of similar type or size, including direct work experience with adults with HIV/AIDS, serious mental illness, or substance abuse
NYSED license in Social Work, Health Administration, or related field
Extensive knowledge of NYC supportive housing, the shelter system, and NYC resources for population served
Extensive knowledge of OMH, HASA, HUD, OTDA and HPD program guidelines and regulations
Since its founding in 1989, Comunilife has grown into one of NYC’s best-respected community-based health and housing service providers. Each year, our rich continuum of care supports the needs of more than 3,500 low-income and vulnerable New Yorkers.
Comunilife owns or manages 1,639 units of supported transitional and permanent housing for homeless adults struggling with HIV/AIDS, serious mental and behavioral health issues, and other chronic medical conditions. We operate a full-service, Latino-centered, South Bronx-based mental health clinic – the Vida Guidance Center – that provides more than 23,000 outpatient visits a year. Life Is Precious™, our unique suicide prevention program for Latina girls, is nationally recognized for effectively addressing the needs of the highest-risk group of teenagers in the country. Our Social and Medical Respite program arranges short-term supportive housing for recently discharged hospital patients who lack appropriate housing in which to recuperate.
All Comunilife activities are tailored to reflect the program participants’ perspectives, needs and strengths; our programs are guided by community-defined best practices. Our signature tr...aining program – the Multicultural Relational Approach for Diverse Populations – equips our staff to incorporate clients’ cultural and personal perspectives into their overall approach to care. Because of our clear respect for understanding – and desire to work in partnership with – those whom we serve, we successfully engage some of the most marginalized and hardest-to-reach people in the city.
Thanks to our efforts, hundreds of chronically homeless New Yorkers move out of the City shelter system into stable, permanent housing, each year. Latina adolescents, who are at high risk for attempting suicide find hope, fortitude, and the renewed desire to survive and succeed. Older adults learn to better understand and manage complex, interrelated psychiatric and physical health challenges. Lastly, organizations across the nation have the chance to learn about practices that can promote similarly impressive outcomes within their communities.