Community Organizer

Community Organizer(s) 
Full-Time & Part-Time Position(s)

Roles & Responsibilities: 
Base Building: Outreach and recruitment with community members around the state;
Connect: Work with members to identify local and state challenges affecting LGBTQI New Yorkers;
Engage: Maintain regular communication with members and work to identify and develop leadership amongst member base;
Partner: Work with our organizational members to support campaigns and projects that are relevant to Equality New York’s mission;
Credible Messenger: Public speaking & lead programming with community and media;
Build Brand: Leverage social media & other entities to ensure Equality New York is visible in the community. 

Job Requirements: A minimum of two years of organizing;  Live in New York State; Dedicated to using a racial equity lens;

Position contingent on grant funding (minimum of 1 year guaranteed)

To apply click here

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Rehabilitation Officer

THE CITY OF WHITE PLAINS
PLANNING DEPARTMENT
REHABILITATION OFFICER I


Salary Range: As per Grant
Reviews, monitors and coordinates residential and community facility rehabilitation and assigned community
development projects under the federally and state funded Community Development and Community
Development Rehabilitation Programs; does related work as required.


DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Possession of a high school or equivalency diploma and,
either:
(A) Six (6) years of building construction experience at the Journey level, or as a contractor, construction
supervisor, construction manager or construction inspector;
(B) Six (6) years experience implementing urban renewal and rehabilitation construction projects;
(C) Satisfactory completion of 30 credits at a recognized college or university* or post high school trade
school with course work in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Electrical or Mechanical
Technology or a related field may be substituted for each year of the above stated experience, to a
maximum of four years of the required experience.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the State of NY.
Spanish Speaking preferred.


*NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or
specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of
Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its
territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. A list of acceptable companies who
provide this service can be found on the Internet at http://www.cs.nygovjobseeker/degrees.cfm. You must pay
the required evaluation fee.


If interested, please send application to: Judith Mezey, Deputy Commissioner of Planning & CD
10 Church Street
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: (914) 422-1300; Fax: (914) 422-1301


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
For new employment with the City of White Plains, proof of full vaccination is required.
For other recruitment information, call the 24 hour Information Line at (914) 422-1279

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LGBTQIA & HIV Legal Programs

General Practice Staff Attorney- LGBTQIA & HIV Legal Programs- Peekskill, NY

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

http://www.lshv.org

Job Type: LGBTQIA & HIV General Practice - Staff Attorney – Peekskill Office
Schedule Type: Full-Time

About Us

For more than 50 years, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has been providing free, high-quality legal counsel in civil matters when basic human needs are at stake including: eviction and foreclosure prevention, domestic violence, disability, elder law, healthcare, consumer fraud and more.  Our services support almost 600,000 poor and low-income families and individuals who cannot afford an attorney in our seven-county service area.  With the gap separating those who can and cannot afford legal representation widening each day, we work to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay.  As the only provider of comprehensive civil legal services in the lower and mid-Hudson Valley (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan), LSHV is proud to have handled over 12,000 cases impacting nearly 27,500 household members including 10,000 children last year. LSHV is made up of ten offices, and a dedicated and highly skilled staff of attorneys, paralegals and administrative professionals.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is dedicated to building a highly skilled workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. We are committed to racial justice and promoting equity for all, and we continuously review and strengthen our processes and practices to empower our staff, clients and the communities we serve. Respect is a cornerstone of relationships among our staff.  Our affinity groups are self-directed and provide a space for members to support one another and their shared vision. We encourage applications from people of all identities.

Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening based in our Peekskill, NY office for a full-time staff attorney focusing on general practice areas. The attorney will serve the LGBTQIA communities by providing legal representation in a variety of civil legal areas across our service area.  The attorney will also focus on conducting community outreach via presentations, offsite intake and trainings. A portion of the attorney’s time will also be spent providing legal representation in a variety of civil legal areas to individuals with HIV.  The staff attorney will also further develop this program through outreach and training opportunities to the communities affected by HIV.

Duties of the Position: intakes and individual case work, litigation in state courts, including appellate practice, and education and outreach efforts directed at community members, advocates and service providers.  The person hired will also be expected to adhere to program and case handling standards, funder requirements, the highest professional standards, and be available as a resource to LSHV staff and access to justice communities.  In addition, the person will continue to develop the LGBTQIA  and HIV Legal Programs by conducting offsite intake, building relationships with community partners, attending community committee meetings and giving presentations and trainings.

Qualifications

  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
  • One or more years of legal experience, including litigation, or its equivalent;
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program preferred;
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by individuals in various LGBTQIA communities;
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Experience with program development, developing community partnerships and the capacity to conduct community outreach.
  • Reliable method of transportation to travel within the counties covered

Preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;
  • English/Spanish bi-lingual strongly preferred

Salary: Competitive union scale, with excellent benefits. A one-time $1,000 bonus will be paid to the selected candidate, if they begin employment with LSHV by 12/31/2022 After a probationary period, this position may permit work from home a few days per month.

Upon commencing employment at LSHV, candidates will be required to show proof of either being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or produce, on a weekly basis, a negative COVID-19 test.  Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after having completed a sequence of FDA approved COVID-19 vaccinations, followed by an FDA approved Covid-19 booster shot. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

Please apply through this link and include cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references:

General Practice Staff Attorney-LGBTQIA & HIV Legal Programs, Peekskill, NY Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is a proud equal opportunity employer. People of all races, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center

Counselor, Well-Being Institute

Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Counselor (LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, MSW) of the Well-Being Institute (WBI), a program of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center, is responsible for providing direct individual short-term and group counseling with a special focus on youth, older adults, people of color and those of transgender/GNC experience.  The Counselor reports to the Director of the Well-Being Institute and is responsible for supporting them in the day-to-day administrative work of the WBI.  The Counselor will work with the Director in the planning and implementation of Wellness and Mental Health programming for the WBI. 

 

Job responsibilities:

  • Provide confidential short-term, solution-focused counseling for LGBTQ+ individuals, couples and families with a special focus on youth, older adults, people of color and those of transgender/GNC experience as the target populations
  • Provide community members and clients with referrals to appropriate organizations and services, as needed.
  • Plan and facilitate group counseling in cycles of 8-12 sessions
  • In collaboration with the Director, develop and implement the WBI’s education, health, and wellness programming with a special focus on youth, older adults and those of transgender/GNC experience
  • Facilitate the Community Acupuncture Clinic, as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Director on creating an LGBTQ+ informed/affirming mental health practitioner directory
  • Track, maintain and report internal statistics on counseling services, programs, events and activities related to the WBI
  • Attend weekly staff meeting
  • Attend Bi-Weekly Anti-Racism staff discussion group
  • Attend training courses, workshops, etc. as related to job requirements
  • Build working relationships with community organizations and resources
  • Represent the WBI and Center in various community settings including committees, boards and meetings, as needed
  • Attend and participate in various Center related activities and events including LGBTQ+ Pride, and other large-scale events
  • Other job duties as assigned by the Director

 

Job Qualifications:

  • LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, MSW
  • Ability to use various theoretical frameworks in relation to individual/group needs
  • Ability to work flexibly with LGBTQ+ individuals who are navigating complex social, economic, and healthcare issues
  • Minimum of two-years experience in providing supervised individual and group counselling
  • Strong understanding of unique societal factors and barriers to care faced by LGBTQ+ communities
  • Knowledge and awareness of community resources 
  • Experience working with LGBTQ+ youth, older adults, people of color and those of transgender experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong assessment skills and proven ability to assess risk
  • Training, knowledge and demonstrated ability/competence in crisis theory and crisis intervention
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of color, diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, those who identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities
  • Ability to work independently from home; deliver services remotely using Zoom as needed.
  • Written and verbal fluency in Spanish, preferred
  • Strong written and communication skills

 

 

If you would like to apply for this position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with “Counselor Position” in the subject line.

The Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center is an equal opportunity employer; we especially encourage applications from People of Color, those who identify as TGNC, a part of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities. To find out more about the Center please visit https://lgbtqcenter.org/

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PREA Trauma Therapist


To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Anastacia Vassell, Interim Clinical Coordinator ([email protected])

Job Title 
PREA Trauma Therapist 

Report to 
The Trauma Therapist will report to the Clinical Coordinator at Elmsford. 

Job Overview 
The PREA Trauma Therapist will primarily be responsible for providing trauma focused/specialized clinical services, including individual psychotherapy, to primary victims of crime who are currently incarcerated at the following NYS DOCCS Facilities’: Sing Sing, Bedford Hills and Taconic. Trauma Therapist will function as a member of both the clinical team and the larger VAS staff, sharing in the mission of not only providing specialized services but also working towards systemic change. 

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Bilingual Child Victim Advocate


To apply: Send a cover letter and resume Maria Alexander, MS - White Plains Site Supervisor ([email protected])

Job Title
Bilingual Child Victim Advocate 

Reports To
The Bilingual Child Victim Advocate will report to the White Plains Site Supervisor 

Job Overview
The Bilingual Child Victim Advocate works closely with Child Protective Services to provide direct services to victims of crime under the guidelines of the VAS/MDT and DSS. Provide general victim advocacy/counseling; court accompaniment and filing victim compensation claims, including documentation, data collection and reporting; ensuring community awareness of and access to services and comprehensive care of victim-survivors. Provide in-person advocacy to children and families at the Child Advocacy Center, as well as conduct home-visits as needed with Child Protective Services. Hours are 9am-5pm but are also flexible depending on late afternoon cases. Any hours worked “over time” will be compensated with time off. (Late start or early departure) 

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Physician – Susquehanna Family Practice and the Gender Wellness Center (QFP/GWC)

Job Title:

Physician – Susquehanna Family Practice and the Gender Wellness Center (QFP/GWC)

Overview:

Bassett Healthcare Networka progressive, academic health system in central New York and major teaching affiliate of Columbia University is seeking a full-time MD/DO for its Susquehanna Family Practice (QFP) and Gender Wellness Center (GWC) (www.genderwellnesscenter.com).

Description:

QFP/GWC has been offering high quality, evidence-based primary care in Oneonta since 1994. In 2007, we began embedding transgender (TG) healthcare into our primary care practice. From 2016-19, members of our interdisciplinary team received leadership training from the RWJ Foundation to create a rural-based center of excellence in TG health (https://www.intechopen.com/chapters/77220). We have served over 1200 transgender/gender diverse (TGD) youth and adults. Our patient population is roughly ¼ TGD patients and ¾ cisgender patients. We have developed an active teaching program in TGD health for healthcare professional students, participate in community-based research projects with the Bassett Research Institute, and continually expand/refine programming that supports the mission and vision of the practice.

Job Summary:

Join an established group of 4 FM Practitioners and 3 Mental Health providers in a unique outpatient practice to provide primary care for cisgender and TGD youth and adults across the lifespan.

Responsibilities:

 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 A first call system is in place with an NP/PA on call for your patients

 Provide evidence-based, quality primary care to cisgender and TGD youth and adults

 Participate in GWC interdisciplinary rounds, teaching, and team program development

 Engage in efforts to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in healthcare

 Practice cultural responsiveness and cultural humility

 Provision of PrEP, PEP, gender-affirming hormone therapy, including puberty blockers (we will train/mentor), referrals for gender-affirming surgery within and outside the network.

 EMR-EPIC

 

Job Qualifications:

 MD or DO, BE/BC

 NYS Licensure, ACLS/PALS

 Strong clinical, organizational, and interpersonal skills

 Leadership skills, commitment to LGBTQ+ healthcare, and interdisciplinary teamwork

 Employs principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in clinical practice

 

Benefits:

 Medical, dental and vision insurance

 Paid time off, including vacations and holidays

 Life insurance and disability protection

 Paid Malpractice

 Retirement benefits

 CME time and money

 Moving Allowance

 

For confidential consideration, please contact:

Amy S. Johnson, Medical Staff Recruitment

phone: 607-547-6982; email: [email protected]

or visit our web-site at www.experiencebassett.org

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White Plains Youth Bureau

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WDOM: Medicaid Enroller

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

MEDICAID ENROLLER- PT 17.5 hours/week

Westchester Disabled On the Move Inc. is an Independent Living Center that advocates for and assists people with disabilities. The Centers’ goal is to work with consumers to access the benefits and services necessary to live independently in the community. WDOMI actively engages consumers to advocate on their own behalf on issues that are important to them

 

General Function:  The staff member will provide information and assistance to consumers who are blind aged or disabled in applying for Medicaid in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange Counties

Reports to:  Program Lead Coordinator


Job Description:

  • Provide in-person enrollment assistance to consumers applying for government-sponsored health insurance, with a specific focus on consumers who are aged 65 or older, have disabilities, or are blind;
  • Make Public Presentations About the Facilitated Enrollment Program
  • Supply information in a fair and impartial manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate, and disability accessible, for those using the Exchange, including individuals with limited English proficiency
  • Maintain thorough case records of services provided;
  • Provide Reports and Statistics
  • Attend all Required Training
  • Help identify locations in the community where enrollment can occur
  • Other responsibilities identified by Supervisor.

Job Requirements & Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree. Bachelor’s Degree in human services preferred. Academic background in public health, social work, public administration, strongly preferred
  • Experience working disability and/or health care issues a plus
  • Must be fluent in English. Proficiency in the second language preferable
  • Experience working with Medicaid (preferred)
  • Microsoft Office proficient especially Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to write clearly, concisely and keep detailed notes of all communications
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently
  • Ability to lift and carry 20 lbs.
  • Ability to travel within Westchester
  • Must Own Transportation and the ability to travel in the Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam region to do home visits.. Travel reimbursed.

 

BENEFITS:

  • Paid holidays
  • Personal days
  • vacation days
  • sick days
  • Annual partial payout of sick leave
  • Retirement Matching Plan with employer match up to 3% of bases salary
  • Company cell phone and company laptop/tablet if needed
  • Flexible hours
  • Membership dues allowance

 

$1500 bonus after successful completion training and six months employment

 

PLEASE EMAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO [email protected]  Use the job title as email subject. 

 

Salary commensurate with experience. Range $15470-$18000

 

NO TELEPHONE INQUIRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED

 

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PAID Community Educators Wanted

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Interested in Public Health?

Want to make a difference in your community?

 

Westchester's Dept. of Health is looking for part-time
trusted messengers with strong knowledge of Westchester communities.

$2,000 stipend and flexible hours.

Health expertise NOT required. Contact [email protected] for more info.

The Westchester County Department of Health (WCDH) is working with community organizations to develop a health education program (Know Better, Live Better) to promote health and wellness across the county. We are seeking a cohort of Trusted Messengers to help us spread the word among members of their communities about preventing COVID-19, chronic disease management, vaccination, locating local healthcare resources, and making decisions that will promote better health.

Trusted Messengers will receive a on-week training and work with WCDH and partners to deliver easy-to-understand health education to their communities over 4-6 months. Trusted Messengers do not have to be health experts, but we are looking for individuals who have strong knowledge about Westchester communities and are enthusiastic about health! All Trusted Messengers will sign a contract with WCDH and will receive a $2000 stipend for participation (estimated $30/hour rate).

Please submit the application form online at redcap.mercy.edu/surveys/?s=FX9TWL4NY7

 

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