THE NEIGHBORHOOD SELF HELP BY OLDER PERSONS PROJECT, INC.
975 KELLY STREET, SUITE 401 BRONX, NEW YORK 10459-3477
Tel: (718) 542-0006 Fax: (718) 542-0944 Email: Info@nshopp.org
Lafayette Estates NORC Social Services Coordinator Full Time / 35 hours
Neighborhood Self Help by Older Persons Project (SHOPP) is a non-profit social services agency founded in 1980 serving minority older adults throughout the Bronx. SHOPP’s mission is based on the philosophy of self-help. We believe that older people are capable of helping themselves and helping others improve their capacity to deal with the physical, emotional, social, and financial challenges they face as they age.
SHOPP has several service programs in the Bronx that includes Community Care Network Program; VIP Elder Abuse Program and Crime Victims; NY Connects of the Bronx; Casa Boricua, Leon, Guess and Soundview Older Adult Centers; Case Management & Friendly Visiting Program; Caregivers Program and Lafayette Estates NORC Program.
SHOPP’s staff must be prepared to utilize the agency’s philosophy of self-help and mutual assistance to enable participants to gain and express positive, psychological, and social well-being as an outcome of their involvement in SHOPP programs. SHOPP participants are provided with opportunities to: access benefits and entitlements; serve as volunteers; join planning and support groups; take advantage of training programs, participate in nutritional, educational, recreational and health promotion activities; and participate in community service and leadership development.
The Lafayette Estates NORC Social Services Coordinator is primarily responsible for the management and direct services of social services program component of case assistance and case management, telephone reassurance and supervision of social work students. The Social Service Coordinator reports directly to the Program Director.
Qualifications & Duties: The position requires a master’s degree in social work, counseling or equivalent profession from an accredited graduate school and experience in group work programming. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and experience in working with older adults, community-based services, administration, and social work practice required. Bi-lingual skills in Spanish preferred.
To apply for this position, email your resume and cover letter to:
firstname.lastname@example.org ATTN: Diana Delgado, Neighborhood SHOPP
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