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Date Posted: 02/06/18

Position: Program Manager

Department: Center for Community Health- Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention

Job Location: Menands, NY

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and four years of program management experience OR eight years of program management experience. The experience must be in a public health, health/human service, health regulatory program or community-based organization. At least two years of experience must have included supervision of staff. A Master’s degree may substitute for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Two years of experience managing or developing and implementing a public health program, including the completion of competitive funding applications. Experience working with disparate populations, including individuals with disabilities. Experience in the development of written materials including progress reports, evaluations, monitoring reports, Requests for Applications (RFA) and correspondence with contractors. Experience in planning and facilitating meetings, which includes providing formal presentations.

Responsibilities
The Program Manager will oversee the implementation of the New York State (NYS) Disability and Health Program (DHP), and will serve as the locus of leadership in the NYS Department of Health (DOH) for planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating strategic action to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities across public health efforts in NYS. Specific duties will include: coordinating surveillance and evaluation activities with the Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research (BCDER); convening and coordinating statewide and regional partnership groups and project leadership teams; representing the DHP in key healthcare policy initiatives for DOH; and supervising staff. Other related duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.  

HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.  

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

Applications to be submitted by: 2/19/2018

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Date Posted: 12/28/17

Position: Diabetes Prevention Program {DPP) Lifestyle Coach

The Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV) is a consumer controlled, non-residential community based agency providing services to individuals with disabilities to assist them in gaining greater independence . 

General Description: ILCHV was recently awarded funding to implement the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in Greene County. Pre-diabetes is a health problem affecting 1out of 3 people in this country. The DPP is a program recognized by the Centers for Disease Control as helping people prevent or delay the on-set of diabetes. To implement this program ILCHV is hiring a 1/2 time Lifestyle Coach, who will provide support and guidance to participants while delivering the 12 month program.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Providing curriculum to class participants in effective, meaningful,and compelling ways;
  • Encouraging group participation and interaction;
  • Creating a motivating environment that is friendly and noncompetitive.
  • Fostering relationships with and between participants
  • Preparing before each class (i.e., reviewing participants' food and activity trackers, lesson plan, content for class,and making a reminder call to participants).
  • Providing time to participants both before and after sessions to answer questions and follow up on any questions not addressed during class time.
  • Following up with participants outside of class if they are unable to attend (offering an in­ person/telephonic makeup session opportunity).
  • Supporting and encouraging goal setting on a weekly basis
  • Recording session data for each participant (attendance, body weight, total weekly minutes of physical activity, etc.).
  • Complying with all applicable laws and regulations, including those governing privacy and data security

Qualifications of the position include:

  • Ability to build strong relationships with individuals and build community within a group;
  • Knowledge of basic health, nutrition,and fitness principles;
  • Commitment to the mission of ILCHV and its emphasis on support ing independence and self- determination for all program participants;
  • Strong interpersonal,verbal and written communication skills;
  • Able to accurately collect and report data;
  • Three years of experience working with people with disabilities; preference will be given to individuals who have a personal experience with disability;
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

How to apply:

The position is located at ILCHV's Hudson satellite; the Lifestyle Coach is expected to travel to areas throughout Greene County,many of which are not served by public transportation. Therefore applicants must have access to reliable transportation.The position is 20 hours per week, paid at a rate of $25 per hour. Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to the above address, attention: Barbara Devore,or by emailto This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than January 19, 2017.

 

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. 

Position: Waiver ARRDS: Assistant Regional Resource Development Specialist, Full time hours, with benefits and mileage reimbursement. Salary range $32,000-$34,000

SAIL: Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center is seeking a qualified human resources professional to participate in the day-to-day operations of the Traumatic Brain Injury and the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Medicaid Waiver Regional Resource and Development Center.

 Qualifications:

  • The qualified candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or a related field
  • Extensive knowledge of Traumatic Brain Injuries and other physical disabilities
  • Two or more years of experience providing information, linkage and referral to community-based services and supports
  • Knowledge of Medicaid Waiver Programs and Federal/State benefits and entitlement programs preferred
  • The qualified candidate must possess excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with service coordination and grant-funded programs are preferred
How to apply: Resumes with cover letter can be emailed or mailed via USPS to the agency: 
 
ATTN: Job Opportunity/ Barbara M. Potvin, Executive Assistant & Referral Coordinator
NHTD and TBI RRDCs at SAIL for the Adirondack Region
Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center
71 Glenwood Avenue
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-792-3537-p
518-792-0979-f

CIDNY: 

The Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY) is the leading organization serving and representing people with disabilities in New York City. CIDNY's mission is the removal of barriers to full integration of people with disabilities. CIDNY helps people with disabilities to gain the skills and obtain the services they need to live independently in the community and advocates for fair and effective policies that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. CIDNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

General Description:

CIDNY is seeking a Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinator to assist consumers with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) screening and enrollment services.  In addition, the SNAP Coordinator will provide advocacy and information on the appeals process.

Reports to: Director of Services

Duties and Responsibilities:

a) Consumer assessment and service plan development/coordination

  • Conduct comprehensive SNAP benefits assessments relevant to consumer needs
  • Provide information and assistance with enrollment of SNAP benefits
  • Clarify consumer’s question on changes to SNAP cash allotments and provide appropriate follow-up information
  • Guide consumers through the SNAP appeals process
  • Collaborate with consumers to formulate and implement appropriate plans of service
  • Analyze and document progress of service plans, including periodic review of plan for appropriate adjustments and ongoing interactions with or on behalf of consumers, as needed

b) Crisis intervention 

  • Provide appropriate crisis intervention services and guidance to individuals and families as it relates to SNAP benefits; make referrals as needed
  • Advise consumers with critical benefits-related or other issues, such as revocation of existing benefits, denial of desired benefits, etc.

c) Information and resource referrals 

  • Stay current on services and benefits available to consumers
  • Provide individuals and families with information about and referral to appropriate benefits, entitlements and services relative to their needs
  • Analyze which government and other benefits people with disabilities may be eligible to receive and assist them in applying for those benefits with the consumers, as necessary
  • Work with consumers to ensure they are receiving the services they require, including follow up on referrals made to consumers

d) Advocacy 

  • Assist consumers in optimizing available information, benefits and services, thus facilitating their active involvement in the achievement of service goals. Encourage, where possible, self-advocacy
  • Act as a liaison and/or advocate with other service or benefits providers for consumers, as necessary
  • Contribute, as needed, to the organization’s systems-based advocacy programs by communicating observed barriers/successes related to benefits and services available to people with disabilities, participating in selected advocacy activities and/or identifying consumers representative of certain systems-based advocacy issues.
  • Attends Funder and Agency's in-service training and unit meetings as well as any other agency-related activities.
  • Perform other program-related duties as assigned.

Education and/or experience required:

  • BA or BS Degree.
  • At least three years of experience in benefits counseling.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with public speaking and presenting workshops/trainings.
  • Must be computer literate on Microsoft Programs and Internet search use;ability to learn new applications quickly.
  • Ability to interact professionally with consumers and colleagues and work independently.
  • Respectful and comfortable with persons from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Understanding of disability-related issues.
  • Bilingual, preferred.

We conform to all laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and 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. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

How to apply:

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Paige Munson, Director of Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Do not send by fax.
Please use the job title as email header. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.