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Wellness Coach

Wellness Coach

Job Location 
US-NY-Brooklyn
Category 
Behavioral Health
Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.

 

Position Summary:

The Wellness Coach works independently in the field with people of diverse ethnicities, backgrounds and preferences who have a mental illness and are living in the community, primarily, in single and scatter-site apartment and SRO housing. The Wellness Coach will develop and monitor individual service plans in conjunction with agency consumers, identify and document any issues in daily living skills. Play a significant role as a member of the social service team in the development of off-site recreation, socialization, educational and skill building activities with a view towards community inclusion and integration. Participation in ongoing individual and group supervision, team meetings, case conferences, division meetings and trainings is required.

 

Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field required
  • Two years experience with individuals with mental illness, substance abuse issues and/or a history of homelessness required
  • Experience in scattered site setting strongly preferred
  • Experience in group work, tenant organization, case management, referral, and/or community outreach strongly preferred
  • Experience or training in peer counseling or advocacy preferred
  • Working knowledge of various computer programs including e-mail,  Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Windows Operating System
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Valid NYS driver’s license preferred

 

 

SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER