December 3, 2015 | Job Opportunities

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Position: Registered Nurse

Organization: Goddard Riverside Community Center

Posting date: November 24, 2015

Location: New York

SUMMARY: Goddard Riverside’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team provides psychiatric treatment and intensive case management for 68 adults with severe mental illness who have not responded to office-based treatment. The RN part time position is part of a dynamic interdisciplinary team including psychiatrists, licensed social workers and case managers. Treatment is provided primarily during home visits. Part-time Hourly job; Monday through Friday, 13 Hours/Week.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential Duties include:

  1. Medication Management in coordination with ACT Team Full Time RN:
  2. Monitor, dispense and document client medications
  3. Maintain storage and documentation of onsite client prescriptions and medications
  4. Review weekly doctor’s orders for changes and document appropriately
  5. Coordinate pharmacy deliveries and any necessary medication changes
  6. Administer depot medications
  7. Notify physicians of upcoming needed refills and liaison with pharmacy
  8. Nursing Services
  9. Assess psychiatric and medical status of clients
  10. Provide basic medical services as needed such as glucose monitoring, blood pressure checks, etc.
  11. Provide instruction and information on medical and psychiatric treatment issues to staff, clients and family members as needed
  12. Copy physical examination, laboratory results, PPD forms and chest x-ray results and distribute to ACT team members for inclusion in charts
  13. Administer and arrange for delivery/pick-up of urines/utoxes and blood work as needed
  14. Administer PPD’s of clients as needed, reading and recording of results
  15. Make appropriate referrals to community physicians
  16. Provide Case Management Services
  17. Conduct outreach to ACT team clients and assume select case management responsibilities under the clinical direction of the full time RN
  18. Accompany clients to outside appointments as needed and serve as a liaison to other service providers
  19. Participate as an ACT Team Member
  20. Attend staff meetings, case conferences and training programs to upgrade skills and knowledge
  21. Work collaboratively with ACT team staff in a team case management model

Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS: New York State Registered Professional Nurse License. Experience in mental health preferred.

Other requirements: Walking, climbing stairs, Field work (including client’s homes) & office work.

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Josiah Oborny, RN, joborny@goddard.org

 

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Position:  2-3 Research Assistants (RAs)

Posting date:  December 02, 2016Organization:  CUNY School of Public Health

Location:  New York

SUMMARY: This is an exciting opportunity for a master’s or doctoral student to work on a project involving qualitative research and analysis. This project is a community-focused assessment of the Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) Options Program, which provides health care services for the uninsured. CUNY School of Public Health is working in partnership with HHC and several community-based organizations. Specifically, this project will involve key informant interviews and focus groups with community stakeholders across NYC, in addition to qualitative data analysis of the transcripts. The RAs will work with Prof. Diana Romero (Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY).

RESPONSIBILITIES: The RAs will assist with development and implementation of the research design to conduct assessment of the Options program. Specific duties may include:

  1. Development of research project materials for IRB submission/approval
  2. Contact with the project partners to organize and assist with conduct of focus groups and key informant interviews, including facilitation, note-taking, coordination, etc.
  3. Processing of audio files of interviews and focus groups for transcription, as well as other project related materials
  4. Qualitative data management and analysis (using Dedoose.com)
  5. Data entry
  6. Other administrative duties, included related to presentations and manuscript preparation

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Masters or Doctoral student (in public health or social sciences) with knowledge of/interest in healthcare, health policy, community-based research
  2. Very organized, detail-oriented
  3. Flexible schedule (may require some evenings and local travel)
  4. Experience with conducting focus groups and interviews (or strong interest to learn)
  5. Experience with qualitative data analysis (or strong interest to learn)
  6. Fluency in Spanish, Chinese (Fujianese), French, Bengali, or Arabic a plus, but not required.

 

Timeline:  Dec 2015 – March 2016 (approx.)

Hours: Approximately 15 hrs/wk

Pay:   Fieldwork credit/Practicum credit/ 3-credit Independent Study / or a Small Stipend

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please email your resume to Kathleen Flandrick at kflandrick@gradcenter.cuny.edu  and include the following in the body of the email:

  • A paragraph describing your relevant experience and interest in the project and general weekly availability
  • Academic department/program and number of credits you have completed (if current student)

 

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Position: Consultant

Organization: Bureau of Epidemiology Services in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Posting Date: December 2, 2015

SUMMARY: The Surveys and Data Analysis Unit in the Bureau of Epidemiology Services in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would like to hire a CUNY student under the MOU PIN # 14AD000501R0X00. DOHMH is seeking a consultant to develop a dataset for use within DOHMH and by the public for the New York City Child Health Emotional Wellness & Development Survey (CHEWDS), and for use by the public for the 2009 NYC Child Community Health Survey.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Data have already been collected, and now there is a need to facilitate the analysis of the data. Dataset development will include (1) checking recodes of variables created by others as well as developing new recodes, (2) creating documentation such as questionnaires, codebooks, documentation of recodes, and crosswalks of variables common across years, and (3) creating SAS datasets that include formats, weights, and other elements needed for analysts’ use. The consultant will also analyze the datasets when requests for data are made to DOHMH. The consultant will need to work at DOHMH headquarters at 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, during 8 AM through 6 PM hours, Monday through Friday.

Goals and deliverables: The student will assist the unit with developing datasets for use within DOHMH and the public about the health of NYC children, and in analyzing those data, as well as providing other analytic support to the Surveys and Data Analysis Unit as needed.

  • Deliverable 1
    • Due date: December 11 , 2015
    • Check recodes that have been made of the CHEWDS and provide feedback on any items that need to change

 

  • Deliverable 2
    • Due date: January 8, 2016
    • Make products for DOHMH use of the CHEWDS data
    • Codebook
    • Crosswalk
    • Questionnaire
    • Recode document
    • SAS dataset with formats

 

  • Deliverable 3
    • Due date: February 5, 2016
    • Make products for public use CHEWDS dataset
      • Implement any needed modifications for the public use dataset
      • Modify documentation to reflect those changes
  • Deliverable 4
    • Due date: March 4, 2016
    • Make a public use dataset from the 2009 Child Community Health Survey
      • Make any needed modifications to the dataset available to DOHMH analysts
      • Create final documentation
  • Deliverable 5
    • Due date: ongoing from November 16 through June 30
    • Analysis of CHEWDS and 2009 Child Community Health Survey data
      • When data requests are made by agency analysts or analysts ask for checks of their work, complete these requests.
      • If external requests are made for data analysis, conduct those requests, along with a second analyst through a data-checking process
  • Provide other analytic support to the Surveys and Data Analysis Unit, as needed.
  • Projected start and end dates
    • November 16th 2015 – June 30th 2016

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Specific skills/training that are preferred for the student:

    • Experience working with SAS software
    • Experience working with SUDAAN software
    • Experience in data management
    • Experience in data analysis

 

  • Budget for the project
    • The student will work for approximately 26 weeks, 25 hours per week through mid-May and almost 7 additional weeks at 35 hours per week through June 30th, earning $21.70 per hour, which totals at most $26,867.70.
  • The Surveys and Data Analysis Unit would like CUNY to prescreen students and send us potential candidates.

 

How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Chioma Amadi at Chioma.Amadi@sph.cuny.edu

 

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Position:  Program Director, Health and Nutrition Program

Posting date:  December 2, 2015Organization:  SCAN New York

Location:  New York

SUMMARY: We are seeking dynamic, qualified program director to oversee SCAN’s new Get Healthy, East Harlem program. The program is based at our Johnson Houses Cornerstone center in East Harlem. Through an array of activities, the program will address the key challenges to improving access to, and use of, healthy food identified by NYCHA residents who participated in our healthy food pilot project last year: the cost of healthy food, the lack of education about healthier options and cooking skills, and the lack of places and methods to share knowledge and ideas about healthy food with other community members. Get Healthy, East Harlem will:

  1. Provide critical education regarding the actual costs and availability of healthy food in the community
  2. Bring new knowledge and cooking skills to residents, which will produce healthy lifestyle changes among community members
  3. Improve access to healthy foods in a manner that will educate community members about integrating them into their diets
  4. Foster deeper community-building and sharing of culture and information that will build residents’ ability to utilize healthy food
  5. Ensure a resident-driven project development and implementation process via ongoing participatory planning meetings
  6. Establish a setting though which residents from other SCAN sites can become engaged and motivated to utilize healthy food
  7. Create a space that identifies and nurtures dedicated resident leaders who can sustain the project and lifestyle changes
  8. Produce trained and mobilized residents who can be authentic voices in larger, community-wide efforts and discussions
  9. Generate an environment in which new partnerships with organizations with diverse expertise can be integrated into the project

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks with a wide range of partners. Prior experience managing programming for a community-based non-profit, and/or experience with food/culinary/nutrition and/or youth programming is preferred. Working closely with the Johnson Houses program director, and SCAN’s Associate Executive Director for Development and External Affairs, the Health and Nutrition Program Director will be responsible for overseeing all key aspects of the program, including:

  1. Planning and executing monthly Healthy Food Cafe “pop-up events” on at Johnson Houses. Recruiting and managing a part-time Project Co-Director / Cafe
  2. Recruiting and managing part-time Cafe Workers
  3. Recruiting and managing a videographer who will produce two new music videos about health and nutrition, featuring SCAN youth ages 5-12.
  4. Overseeing all aspects of SCAN’s relationship with project partners including:
  5. Red Rabbit, who will provide monthly Hands-On Cooking Labs for families at Johnson, and help to identify and train NYCHA residents so they can conduct their own Hands-On Cooking Labs for community
  6. The New York Junior League’s CHEF (Cooking and Health Education for Families) program, who will provide semi-monthly Cooking Skills Classes for teens at our Johnson, East River, and Lehman Cornerstone
  7. The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College who will provide a series of workshops that educates teens about how to protect themselves and their families from the dangers of fast food, soda, and other high calorie
  8. The Program Director will also be responsible for working with NYCHA resident leaders on all aspects of regular program meetings with NYCHA residents (every two months) to share knowledge, and identify new resources and leaders to enhance the

 

Additional duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Overseeing all aspects of SCAN’s role in the Healthy Food for Upper Manhattan (HFUM) workgroup, which SCAN co-founded earlier this year in collaboration with NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Duties include helping to plan and execute quarterly HFUM meetings; participating in HFUM visioning plans and projects; and working with SCAN staff and NYCHA residents to share project best practices at HFUM
  2. Attending regular meetings with project sponsors United Neighborhood Houses, to share project updates and participate in required project evaluation
  3. Partnering with SCAN’s Associate Executive Director for Development and External Affairs to create funding requests for foundations and corporations, as well as traditional and social media
  4. Conducting ongoing outreach and communications with additional project partners, including the NYC Dept, of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Human Services Consortium of East
  5. Developing new relationships with individuals and organizations that are interested in enhancing the project. Sharing program news and opportunities with directors of SCAN’s other East Harlem sites

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must hold a BA or equivalent human services
  • Prior staff supervisory experience is
  • Ideal candidate will have demonstrated program management experience (preferably in youth services) and a track record of successful program
  • Some weekend and evening hours are required

 ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1977, SCAN New York is non-profit youth and family service organization that provides a variety of integrated supports to the highest risk children and families of East Harlem and the South Bronx. Reaching over 7,000 children and 1,000 families annually via 23 program sites, SCAN is the largest youth service provider in East Harlem and the South Bronx. With programs as diverse as substance abuse treatment, violence prevention, literacy programs, LGBTQ support, after-school activities and events, employment skills training, and youth leadership development, SCAN’s family-focused approach builds on individual and group strengths. SCAN programs empower individuals and families, thereby fostering responsibility and initiative, and enabling our community members to identify and achieve new goals. Traditional youth and family service providers typically target their client’s problems and then terminate program delivery at the resolution of the presenting problem. SCAN takes a different approach and considers the traditional “point of resolution” as a beginning. SCAN employs a strength-based, empowerment-focused method to build upon strengths and move our children and their families toward positive goals. The agency currently has 80 full-time and 315 part-time employees with an annual budget of $14,299,796.

Position Reports to: Executive Director

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • Compensation based on experience
  • Excellent benefits package
  • This position is grant funded and employment is subject to the availability of grant funds.

 

HOW TO APPLY:  If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume, with a cover letter to: Bill Fink, Associate Executive Director for Development and External Affairs at bfink@scanny.org. Please indicate “Get Healthy _your name” in the subject line. No calls please