Community Access, Inc. (CA), founded in 1974, is a progressive not-for-profit organization that expands opportunities for people living with mental health concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services. We are built upon the simple truth that people are experts in their own lives. Our programs are spread across 20 locations and include over 1200 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, an acquired Adult Home Initiative, the Howie The Harp Advocacy Center, Blueprint Supported Education, East Village Access—a PROS program, Care Coordination, and a peer-driven Crisis Respite Center.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant – Adult Home Initiative
to work in at our 17 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004 This is a full-time position; annual salary range between $40,000-$45,000, plus an excellent benefits package. Position Overview:
The Adult Home Initiative is designed to assist Adult Home Residents through a multi-phased process leading to successful transition into Supported Housing. The initiative will provide peer supports during the in-reach, assessment, HRA approval, and moving transition phases, as desired and needed by the residents. The initiative will utilize a range of individualized and group-based peer-informed strategies to promote housing transitions, striving to empower class members through exposure to possibilities, development of self-advocacy skills, promoting informed choice, and enhancing community engagement.
The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and operations support to AHI staff. Responsibilities include establishing administrative systems, assisting with data entry, record keeping and report-related activities, helping with the planning and execution of program activities, performing routine administrative duties, outreach, marketing and promotion, and assistance in maintaining compliance with the program’s regulatory and quality assurance practices. The Administrative Assistant also works in collaboration with the Human Resources team to facilitate proactive and creative recruitment and retention strategies. The job responsibilities of all staff extend to understanding and incorporating certain principles into their work and into their relationships with program participants. These principles are: Program participants’ right to self-determination; Respectful communication; Services that support recovery and healing consistent with and nurturing each participant’s cultural background, experience, identity, and values. Clear professional boundaries to support the limits and possibilities of services.
Have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access.
Recipient/survivor of mental health services, preferred. Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED). At least two (2) years’ experience in an administrative position required. Must be fingerprinted and cleared by the New York State Justice Center. Resourceful and ability to organize and multitask. Experience in program set-up, preferred. Possess strong understanding and commitment to recovery, wellness, and peer services. Attentive to details in documentation and data collection and reporting. Strong collaboration and facilitation skills. Show initiative and follows through. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to utilize various computer programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel. Be creative and flexible.
Ability to travel and work afternoons, evenings and weekends. Ability to maintain confidential information, as related to position.
Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should apply on www.communityaccess.org/jobs.
Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at all levels of management.