Current Open Career Postings:

Hunger Program Caseworker/Program Coordinator
(Part-Time, Bilingual English/Spanish)
September 2021

The National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) seeks a caring and competent bilingual individual to fill the new role of Caseworker/Program Coordinator in our Hunger Program. This is an excellent part-time opportunity for a bilingual (English/Spanish) social service professional. NCJW NY’s Hunger Program has been providing nutrition assistance to NYC’s low-income population for nearly 40 years. At this time, our organization seeks to broaden and deepen our programming by connecting these families to services and supports that can help them to achieve economic stability. Working with NCJW NY’s program team, the Caseworker/Coordinator will assess client needs and devise and implement strategies to meet those needs. The role includes individual client casework, program and partnership development, and on-site service events.

NCJW NY is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Founded in 1894 and inspired by Jewish values, it is one of the oldest and largest affiliates of NCJW, Inc. Through a three-pronged effort of direct social services, education, and advocacy for systemic change, NCJW NY works to address the inequities of the city. All services are non-sectarian. Learn more at www.ncjwny.org

Reporting Relationships:

The Caseworker/Coordinator will report to the Chief Program Officer and will also work closely with our Director of Operations, Director of Volunteer Engagement, and our Social Work Graduate Intern.

NCJW NY’s Hunger Program relies on a dedicated frontline volunteer corps to distribute food. The Caseworker/Coordinator will work closely with the program’s volunteer leaders.

Responsibilities:

Screening & Assessment

Assess social service needs of NCJW NY’s Hunger Program clients through screening questionnaires and other data collection as well as qualitative methods.

Client Casework

Make referrals for social and human service support.
Help clients navigate enrollment in public benefit and entitlement programs.

Program Enhancement

Identify and implement program enhancements to meet needs of clients in areas including health, housing, immigration, legal aid, education and employment opportunities, through strategies like partnerships with other organizations, distribution of informational resources, and on-site service events.

Implement Social Services Database

Assist the Chief Program Officer in customizing and implementing a new social services database for client tracking and analysis.

Requirements:

  • Broad range of educational attainment will be considered, taking into account other skills and experience. Some college preferred. MSW’s welcome.
  • Minimum two years’ prior work experience.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Familiarity with city, state, and federal benefits and entitlements preferred.

Skills & Characteristics:

  • High energy and organized, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, in both English and Spanish.
  • High degree of perseverance, follow-up and follow-through.
  • Sound judgment and ability to handle sensitive issues.
  • Strong commitment to the mission of NCJW NY.
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with diverse stakeholders in a community-based agency setting, including colleagues, clients, volunteers, and donors.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Schedule:

20 to 25 hours per week. Must include Mondays 8:00 am to 2:00 pm; other days/hours flexible and TBD.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Annual salary range of $25,000 – $35,000, depending on experience, qualifications, and exact weekly schedule.
  • Excellent benefits including health insurance coverage for the individual.
  • Generous leave time package, all federal holidays, plus all Jewish holidays that fall on weekdays.

To apply:

Please submit a resume along with a customized cover letter detailing your qualifications, the reason(s) for your interest in this specific position and to:

Naomi Skop Richter
Chief Program Officer
National Council of Jewish Women New York
241 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Applications via email preferred, to: nskoprichter@ncjwny.org
No phone calls, please.

NCJW NY is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical ability.