Date Posted: 11/1/17

Position: Outreach Worker of NY Connects Program

Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS) is a community based nonprofit organization that offers education, counseling and advocacy for people with all types of disabilities.  BILS works to increase the opportunities for people with disabilities in mainstream society. 

General Description: The NY Connects Program provides Information and Assistance and Options Counseling/Person-Centered Counseling on Long Term Services and Support (LTSS) for older adults and individuals with disabilities.  The Outreach Coordinator position requires experience in community outreach and presentations, and creating agency and community linkages.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify community partner organizations that can provide referrals to NY Connects and that can receive referrals.
  • Meet with disability-services agencies, health care providers, hospital social workers, home and community-based services providers, and other agencies that may refer to or receive referrals from NY Connects.
  • Present NY Connects to community-based organizations, government agencies, local department of social services sites, city-wide coalitions, and partners to ensure appropriate referrals to and from the NY Connects.
  • Contribute to the NY Connects Resource Directory.
  • Collaborate with the Education/Training Coordinator to develop presentations for off-site events.
  • Attend in-service training and unit meetings as well as any other agency-related activities.
  • Perform other program-related duties as assigned.

 Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, education/outreach or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working community-based organizations, government agencies, local department of social services sites, city-wide coalitions helpful.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.
  • Computer literate on Microsoft Programs and Internet search use.
  • Respectful and comfortable with persons from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.

BILS is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in our workforce. We strongly encourage individuals with disabilities, women, racial/ethnic minorities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to apply:

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Soji Adu, Deputy Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Do not send your letter and resume by fax. Please use the job title as email header. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.