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Case Manager - Life is Precious

Location:New York, NY
Employment Type:Full Time
Department/Program:Life is Precious
Description:Do you want to help prevent suicide in Latina teens?
If so, we welcome you to join our innovative suicide-prevention program at our growing agency!

AGENCY DESCRIPTION: Comunilife Inc., a multi-service, non-profit organization founded in 1989, offers a continuum of residential programs 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 and create a healthier tomorrow for New Yorkers with special needs in the Hispanic and broader communities.

Job Openings: Case Manager, Life is Precious (LIP) Program

Job Locations: Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens

Program Description: LIP is a unique after-school, suicide-prevention program for Latina adolescent girls from age 13 to 18 who are at risk for making suicide attempts. LIP exposes the girls to the broader world outside their low-income communities. LIP provides the girls with tools to bridge the gap between the American culture of their schools and the traditional cultural values of their parents, who are often Spanish-monolingual immigrants. All LIP girls receive professional mental health treatment in a mental health clinic.

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Case Manager assists with recruitment, provides individual, group and family counseling, supports academic and vocational endeavors, promotes positive family relationships and friendships among the girls, and leads/co-leads groups and activities including computer labs, art, music or dance groups, and wellness activities such as preparing healthy meals. The Case Manager coordinates trips for the girls and special events for families. The Case Manager also has opportunities to collaborate with community agencies and public officials on behalf of the program.
We are looking for a compassionate, patient, supportive, creative individual who enjoys engaging and motivating adolescent girls and broadening their horizons, works well with staff and possesses excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and active listening communication skills.

• Bachelor’s Degree in human services field;
• Experience working with children, adolescents and families;
• Willingness to work some afternoons, evenings and Saturdays;
• Home visits and field work is required;
• Bilingual in English/Spanish.

Comunilife offers ongoing staff training and opportunities for professional growth and advancement within the agency. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including comprehensive, moderately-priced health insurance and a pension plan.

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