Employment at CIDNY!

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Are you interested in working at an organization led by and for people with disabilities? Do you want to help reduce barriers for people with disabilities and fight for our civil rights? If so, CIDNY might be a good place for you!

ASL Benefits Counselor

The American Sign Language (ASL) benefits counselor will assist consumers with a comprehensive intake, assessment of needs, benefits screening, information and referrals, and ensure appropriate follow-up of services. Although the ASL benefits counselor will work with all consumers, their focus will be on working with deaf and hard of hearing consumers. In addition, individuals will have the opportunity to develop an independent living plan that documents their goals, steps to achieve them, and services that will support them in seeking their goals and outcomes. The ASL benefits counselor will assist individuals in knowing their rights and understanding how to self-advocate. The counselor will engage in advocacy together with and on behalf of consumers, including representation in hearings and appeals.

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Benefits Counselor - Queens

The Benefits Counselor will assist consumers with a comprehensive intake, assessment of needs, benefits screening, information, and referrals, and ensure appropriate follow-up of services. In addition, consumers will have the opportunity to develop an independent living plan that documents their goals, steps to achieve them, and services that will support them in seeking their goals, and outcomes. The benefits counselor will assist individuals in knowing their rights and understanding how to self-advocate. The counselor will engage in advocacy together with and on behalf of consumers, including representation in hearings and appeals. This position is currently hybrid but will be based at our Queens office

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Chief Program Officer

CIDNY is seeking an experienced senior manager for a newly created position for an individual with a disability who embodies CIDNY’s mission and is invested in helping CIDNY continue to serve the community and build the disability rights movement. The ideal candidate is an individual with a disability with deep roots in the disability community who has experience overseeing all administrative and operational functions of a non-profit organization as assigned by the Executive Director. The CIDNY Chief Program Officer is a senior leadership and management position. The person will have important internal and external facing responsibilities. The Chief Program Officer will be a critical thinking partner to the Executive Director and will help shape the vision, strategic direction, and the organization’s priority activities. The Chief Program Officer will also help CIDNY deliver on its mission by ensuring that the programmatic work is carried out in a manner consistent with CIDNY’s values and goals.

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Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant will report to the Executive Director. The executive Assistant will be responsible for serving as a trustworthy, reliable, efficient assistant to the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant will assist the Executive Director with the coordination of the essential business activities of the organization (Administrative tasks such as reviewing contracts, inputting data into CilsFirst, scheduling appointments, budgeting/planning, communications, performance management, etc.) to ensure that the organization is operating most optimally in terms of productivity and effectiveness. The Executive Assistant will support the Executive Director by researching and gathering information across the organization and with external stakeholders and provide feedback to ensure that the Executive Director has the information needed to respond to inquiries quickly and make sound decisions.

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Independent Living Specialist

The Independent Living (IL) Specialist will report to the Director of Housing Programs and will work collaboratively with the Rapid Transition Housing Program (RHTP) Housing Specialist, as well as other programs at CIDNY. The IL Specialist’s key role is to assist individuals with disabilities live independently in their communities, with adequate and continuous support in place.

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NY Connects Education and Outreach Coordinator

The NY Connects Program provides Information and Assistance and Options Counseling/Person-Centered Counseling on Long Term Services and Support (LTSS) for people with disabilities and older adults. The Outreach & Education Coordinator position requires experience establishing community connections for outreach, public speaking, and coordinating events, as well as supervising a team. The Outreach & Education Coordinator will also often be required to travel between boroughs and should excel at organizing their time and schedule. Management experience strongly preferred.

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OHS Housing Specialist

CIDNY is seeking a Housing Specialist will assist individuals in locating affordable housing options in NYC, helping them understand their rights in getting reasonable accommodations and home modifications, and providing advocacy services in order to resolve current housing issues. The Housing Specialist also provides housing subsidies to individuals transition or diverting from institutional settings in NYC to the community. The housing specialist will also conduct a regular housing workshop and outreach throughout NYC.

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Part-Time Reassurance Counselor

CIDNY seeks a highly effective Reassurance Counselor to provide an active listening ear to our consumers and provide assistance with connection to community resources and services. A Reassurance Counselor must have excellent listening skills as well as excellent communication skills, all the while comprehending what the consumer is trying to convey. Every consumer is to be treated with dignity and respect. A Reassurance Counselor must be knowledgeable and respectful of all disabilities, cultures, and their associated stigma. Reassurance Counselor must have at least 2 years of experience working with the disabled population and no less than two years of experience counseling. A Reassurance Counselor must be open-minded and have flexibility in servicing multicultural consumers, LGBTQ consumers, homeless consumers, and more while providing support and resources.

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Program Manager of Mental Health Services

CIDNY seeks a highly effective Program Manager of Mental Health Services to assist in managing programs and service delivery to consumers with mental health disabilities served by CIDNY. The Program Manager of Mental Health Services must have at least four years of mental health experience, supervision of personnel, and a proven record of operating a helpline that addresses the crisis needs of people with mental health issues. The Program Manager of Mental Health Services will report to the Director of mental Health Services. The Program Manager of Mental Health Services will coordinate the essential business activities of the mental health program for consumers served by CIDNY. The ideal candidate will be someone who can passionately support our mission of advancing the lives of people with disabilities and understands that mind and body wellness is an imperative relationship that must be maintained in tandem.

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Reassurance Counselor

CIDNY seeks a highly effective Reassurance Counselor to provide an active listening ear to our consumers and provide assistance with connection to community resources and services.

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Veteran Direct Care Independent Living Specialist

The Veteran Direct Care Independent Living Specialist will report to the Director of Employment Vocational Rehabilitation Services and will work collaboratively as well with other programs at CIDNY. The Independent Living Specialist’s key role is to assist the Veterans with disabilities who are home bound and their direct care workers to execute activities of daily living tasks (ADL’s).

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