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Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has been a leader in the development of Central Brooklyn. For its pioneering work, Restoration has been recognized locally and nationally as a model for community development. Through the years, Restoration has been able to attract the highest caliber of talent to advance its mission. Restoration is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Currently, Restoration has several positions available:


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Assistant Director, Jobs Plus North

About Jobs-Plus

Jobs-Plus, a comprehensive, place-based employment model that offers services to all working-age residents in designated public housing developments or clusters of developments, serves as a platform to help residents build their skills and connect to the labor market in high growth, high opportunity sectors so they can increase their incomes. Jobs-Plus should not be viewed as a quick fix; rather, the program seeks to help residents continue to improve their earnings over time, with residents taking the necessary and, at times, difficult steps towards advancing in their careers and closer towards their personal financial goals.

About the Position

The Jobs-Plus Assistant Director reports to the Jobs-Plus Program Director. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Jobs-Plus Assistant Director include, but are not limited to:

● Manage the day-to-day operations of the Jobs-Plus program including the orientation schedule, membership process, and calendar of events including on-site trainings, screenings, and success events.

● Perform operational supervision of Jobs-Plus staff toward achieving program goals including conflict resolution, performance appraisals, and constructive feedback to empower and further develop team members’ professional goals.

● Organize staff meetings and meet with managers, coordinators, counselors, and coaches on a regular basis.

● Design and oversee outreach strategy in collaboration with our community coaches, keeping members informed of new developments regarding services offered as well as events and activities that could benefit them (e.g. Restoration Plaza events).

● Develop and maintain strategic relationships with employers for the purpose of generating job orders to hand over to our employment team in key sectors such as Health, Construction, Technology, and Retail.

● Collaborate closely with the Jobs-Plus Education Specialist to identify occupational training programs with high-value credentials for both high-wage positions and career advancement.

● Maintain high level of knowledge of labor market trends and high demand industries/sectors

● Maintain a high level of quality assurance of data entry and systems management

● Create and communicate reports on program performance and signal challenges early on

● Act as a Management Information System (MIS) liaison, both for HRA systems and other Jobs-Plus related databases. Verify employment, retention and training outcomes and submit documents for payment in HRA porta and related systems.

● Serve as the primary point-person for subcontractors for daily operations and with community partners to set up and maintain referral relationships.

● Develop and distribute email marketing campaigns to keep members engaged with program activities.

Experience and Qualifications

● Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters Preferred

● A minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing large scale community development projects

● Excellent presentation and customer service skills and social skills demonstrative of empathy and support

● Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, milestones and be a team-player

● Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook), and database management.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Care Coordinator

About our Center For Personal Financial Health : Care Coordination Team

The Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH), a key driver of Restoration’s focus on disrupting the racial wealth gap, strives to advance Black individuals in Brooklyn, by equipping individuals with social support, expanding professional and employer networks to launch careers, and stewarding management of personal finances for long term growth and wealth generation.

Three programmatic units fall within CPFH: Care Coordination, Financial Inclusion, and Training and Placement. The Care Coordination team helps clients improve their mental and physical health through social support benefits, counseling, and mental health screening. Our Financial Inclusion department accelerates upward economic mobility by empowering clients to accumulate net worth. Finally, our Training and Placement team enables financial stability through job placement and career advancement.

About the Position: Care Coordinator

The Care Coordinator will provide holistic and comprehensive case management services to all customers including: intake triage and assessment for benefits/ financial, educational, employment, social environment, etc.; goal setting and service planning to connect clients to benefits enrollments, financial counseling and coaching, education and training, job placement and retention services, and other services where applicable, progress monitoring, internal and external referrals and follow up. Provide onsite mental health screenings (depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse). Care Coordinators will complete Financial Health Assessments. Care Coordinators will conduct intake / triage with 100% of newly assigned participants. After initial assess & screening, Care Coordinator will determine the most appropriate service plan to help participant achieve short-and long-term goals Discuss any barriers to asset building, financial freedom and intergenerational wealth: ie lack of employment, professional attire, childcare, anger management, GED, English proficiency, housing, etc. and make referrals to appropriate internal and community resources. Document participant progress during every visit. Inform clients of events and activities that could benefit them (e.g. Restoration Plaza events). Ensure 100% of participants who are unemployed or underemployed are referred and scheduled to meet with Career Coaches and/ or Employment specialists. Ensure that 100% of the clients are scheduled to meet with financial counselors. Document any declined referral and develop action steps to change behavior (incorporate motivational interviewing). Follow up with clients after all referrals and document outcomes. Thorough case notes indicating the topics discussed and participants’ progress. Care Coordinator will ensure all Single-stop and NDA 8 & 3 contractual obligations are fulfilled. Care Coordinators must become adept in the utilization of Restoration Database, PTS, and other tracking systems as needed.

Qualifications:

●Ideal Candidates will possess one credential listed: Masters Degree with 1 year of Social Service Experience or Bachelors with 2+ years of social work experience

●Knowledge of community resources and counseling/social work practices with underserved populations.

●Experience working with hard to serve populations (long term unemployed, ex-offenders, at-risk youth, etc.).

●Excellent written and verbal communication skills and good documentation skills.

●Ability to establish rapport and motivate others towards achieving goals.

●Ability to work independently with a strong sense of focus, task-oriented, nonjudgmental, open personal qualities, clear sense of boundaries.

●A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both clients and fellow employees.

●Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse families and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.

●Experience with data systems and basic office software (Word, Excel).

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Career Development Associate

Duties and Responsibilities

The Career Development Associate represents a new role for an energetic, driven, and organized specialist who will focus on supporting the intake, retention and follow- up efforts for our clients throughout their professional journey. The associate will report to our Program Manager for Employment Services.

●Provide one-to-one coaching, goal setting and guidance on associated tasks toward goal achievement for low income families, specifically goals related to promoting economic mobility.

●Review and conduct detailed career assessments, monitor and document participants’ progress according to individual plans.

●Re-engage employed members via email or telephone to update the career development plan as needed. Collect the proper retention verification documents, ensure they receive incentives, and keep them abreast of new developments regarding workshops and services offered as well as events and activities that could benefit them.

●Refer and assist employed members with referrals to career advancement opportunities for higher wage positions or other C2C-related social services.

●Assist and lead special events in collaboration with Training and Placement colleagues to re-engage members who achieve successful outcomes in employment, retention, or educational services.

●Ensure that all intake and retention information is properly completed and entered into appropriate data systems.

●Confirm that all performance targets as outlined in individual staff performance plans are met and being fulfilled, and communicate any gaps in performance as necessary.

●Actively participate in site visits to employed members or facilitate workshops for engaging our employed members around career advancement opportunities or educational services.

●Continuously collect feedback from working members using an online survey program.

●Attend and contribute to regular staff meetings as well as supervisory sessions.

As an ideal candidate, you:

●Have a Bachelor’s Degree with 1 year of social service experience or are a high school graduate with 3+ years of social work or customer service experience.

●Are knowledgeable about community resources as well as counseling/social work practices with underserved populations

●Able to work well with marginalized populations including long-term unemployed community members, ex-offenders, at-risk youth, etc. You are also able to work with diverse families or individuals in a culturally sensitive, empathetic manner.

●Have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong data entry and organizational skills.

●Have experience working in a demanding, fast-paced, and high volume environment.

●Are quickly able to establish rapport and motivate others towards achieving goals.

●Can work independently and are task-oriented.

●Have respect for confidentiality involving both members and fellow employees.

●Have experience with data organizational systems and Microsoft office software (Word, Excel).

●Are willing and able to work on weekends and evening hours.

●Have excellent customer service skills

Bi-lingual (Spanish) is preferred but not required.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Career Development Specialist

About our Center For Personal Financial Health: Training and Placement Team

The Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH), a key driver of Restoration’s focus on disrupting the racial wealth gap, strives to advance Black individuals in Brooklyn, by equipping individuals with social support, expanding professional and employer networks to launch careers, and stewarding management of personal finances for long term growth and wealth generation.

Three programmatic units fall within CPFH: Care Coordination, Financial Inclusion, and Training and Placement. Our Training and Placement team enables financial stability through job placement and career advancement. Workforce development plays a critical role in our mission to close the racial wealth gap in Brooklyn, as we help raise the percentage of residents pursue advanced education/training, and secure high-paying, in-demand employment opportunities with a sustainable career path.

About the Position

We are currently seeking 3 specialists for the Technology, Food and Construction industries respectively. The Career Development Specialist role represents a position for an ambitious, outcomes- focused and data-savvy team member who will support clients in landing high-paying roles in the technology, construction, and food industries. The goal is to ensure that clients start their first job successfully, but are also set up to continuously advance within their career. As a specialist, you will be reporting directly to our program manager for employment. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

Requirements:

●Review and conduct detailed career assessments, and monitor participants’ progress according to individual plans.

●Support individualized career coaching efforts, including preparing career readiness activities, supporting resume and cover letter creation/updating, helping clients with interview prep, as well as providing techniques on managing workplace culture and employer expectations.

●Work in close collaboration with our Education Specialist to link members with educational and vocational training opportunities, and follow up on referrals to our career service partners.

●Provide access to education and job training resources, including HiSET and other college certificates or degrees pertaining to technology

●Track information and employment outcomes in Restoration’s Database, HRA Salesforce, and any other computerized data tracking system.

●Research and maintain best practices related to coaching clients toward economic mobility.

●Report updates to our Employment Coordinator on a weekly basis.

Qualifications:

●Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.

●Strong workforce development skills with proven experience in career coaching and advancement (preferred 1-2 years)

●Positive, can-do attitude with the ability to motivate and support participants through the job search and placement process.

●Assertive, empathetic and culturally sensitive: you are able to advocate for your clients and use compassionate, strength-based techniques to guide clients towards their goals. You are also able to work effectively with families from diverse cultural, socio-economic, ethnic and educational backgrounds.

●Experience working with populations that have experienced trauma and/or crises preferred.

●Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.

●Must be data-savvy : you have strong digital skills including proficiency with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook) as well as CRM management and reporting.

●Superior verbal/written English communication skills, including grammatical, editing and proofreading skills

●You possess a high level of emotional intelligence, and are able to navigate member needs and assess client readiness in the employment process.

●Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as detail oriented, documentation skills.

●Bi-lingual (Spanish) is preferred but not required.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Employment Coordinator

About the Position

Restoration is seeking an enthusiastic Employment Coordinator, who will report to the Assistant Director of Education and Placement to maintain and deepen relationships with employers and clients in order to ensure retention and advancement for our clients along career pathways.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

●Coordinate employment-related activities across all sites leading Employment Specialists and placement services efforts.

●Develop and maintain strategic relationships with employers to generate job orders and retention services.

●Engage employers and serve as the point person on Industry Partnerships in key sectors for the purpose of staying up to date on key skills critical to career advancement.

●Collaborate closely with the Career and Education Specialists to identify occupational training programs with high-value credentials for both high-wage positions and career advancement.

●Maintain high level of knowledge of labor market trends and high demand industries/sectors

●Manage and maintain timely and precise case notes and other relevant data in various database systems

●Collaborate with the Career Development Specialist, Education Specialist and Care Coordinator to ensure that clients meet the best possible outcomes across services.

●Provide weekly reports to the Assistant Director

Experience and Qualifications

●Bachelor’s required or equivalent experience

●Must maintain values-driven, person-centered approach demonstrative of empathy and support

●Must possess learning (growth) mindset, solid critical reasoning and presentation skills

●Excellent organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and milestones

●Excellent database and administrative skills with attention to detail and ability to manage data and information for multiple contracts.

●Must have appropriate level of computer and digital competency

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Financial Counselor

DESCRIPTION: 

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation seeks a full-time Financial Counselor for its Center for Personal Financial Health, a program implemented through our headquarters at Restoration Plaza and several partner locations throughout Brooklyn. We seek to help New Yorkers take control of their personal finances by increasing financial literacy, developing budgeting and money management skills, to improve credit, reduce debt, build savings and grow their assets to achieve their financial goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

●Work to fulfill the organization’s mission of bridging the racial wealth divide. ▪ Provide individualized one-on-one financial counseling with a goal moving clients to financial stability and asset building.

●Assess client needs and develop individual financial action plans with each client ▪ Responsible for making appropriate referrals and integrating other wraparound supports (i.e. benefits and tax preparation) into counseling to achieve greater results.

●Lead workshops, webinars and cultivate partnerships designed to grow our client base. ▪ Implement and assist with the design of client retention and capability strategies ▪ Use data creatively to track individual performance, identify areas for needed improvement.

●Deliver training and webinars.

●Work from multiple partner locations and participate in their outreach events

QUALIFICATIONS: 

●Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

●Have a minimum of two years of full-time work experience in Economics, Financial Literacy, Human services or Business. With knowledgeable about personal money management, savings and investment options, safe financial products and services and consumer rights

●Bi-Lingual (English & Spanish) will receive preference. 

●Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

●Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with little supervision ▪ Passion for helping low-income adults meet their financial goals

●Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills

Please email your cover letter and resume to Molly Ornati, Assistant Director of Financial Inclusion: mornati@restorationplaza.org. Subject: Financial Counselor Applicant.


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Housing Outreach and Services Coordinator

About the Position

The Housing Outreach and Services Coordinator will play a critical role in promoting and enrolling residents in our economic mobility and asset building programs through outreach and service coordination across targeted housing developments, ensuring that Central Brooklyn residents not only have housing stability but have asset building and upward economic mobility opportunities.

Restoration’s housing-based work is on the cusp of exponential growth through our work to implement a model New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) project in Brooklyn, one of the largest efforts of its kind to date, preserving 2,600 NYCHA units across nine NYCHA developments, touching over 6,300 residents across Northern and Central Brooklyn. Additionally, we are working with half dozen other housing developers to introduce a range of economic mobility offerings; these housing developer/management companies manage thousands of additional housing units.  This position will be paid for by the Arker Companies and based a Restoration.

Reporting to Restoration’s PACT Project Manager, and working collaboratively with Restoration’s Training and Placement and Outreach and Care Coordination units, the Housing Outreach and Services Coordinator will  help ensure that residents are made aware of and know how to access (1) job opportunities, especially those generated through housing development and maintenance activities like PACT; and (2) the services available to them at Restoration and our partners, both during and after construction. As such, residents will be connected to job opportunities as well as services including: financial counseling, mental health screening, social services and benefits, and job training and placement.

Responsibilities 

Community Outreach and Resident Engagement

Job Training and Placement

●Serve as the main point of contact for job training and placement for housing related job training and placement opportunities.
●Track available jobs and qualified candidates seeking job opportunities
●Follow up with clients to ensure follow through with attending appointments and follow through with next steps
●Follow up with clients who were denied and/or terminated from their positions
●Maintain partnerships and relationships with community stakeholders with which we conduct joint outreach activities

Service Coordination

●Inform and motivate residents of available services and engage then in enrollment and participation
●Walk residents through enrollment protocol and procedures before they are transferred to the service delivery team
●Conduct preliminary intake and refer to Restoration’s Care Coordination team
●Maintain a caseload of 10-20 individuals to ensure they are attending service referrals (follow-up via phone, email, or in-person)

Other Responsibilities

●Extensive community engagement and outreach, including but not limited to:
●Door knocking
●Flyering
●Regular tabling

Research and attend community-wide events
●Attend staff meetings and trainings
●Attend tenant association meetings and other community meetings to keep a pulse on happenings within the neighborhood
●Attend community and stakeholder engagement events
●Be knowledgeable about services offered by Restoration

Data Input and Maintenance

●Collect sign-in sheets and maintain a log of outreach activities
●Maintain data systems for tracking effectiveness of outreach strategies and client engagement
Maintain social media presence and up to date website information

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Jobs-Plus Career Development Specialist

About Jobs-Plus

Jobs-Plus, a comprehensive, place-based employment model that offers services to all working-age residents in designated public housing developments or clusters of developments, serves as a platform to help residents build their skills and connect to the labor market in high growth, high opportunity sectors so they can increase their incomes. Jobs-Plus should not be viewed as a quick fix; rather, the program seeks to help residents continue to improve their earnings over time, with residents taking the necessary and, at times, difficult steps towards advancing in their careers and closer towards their personal financial goals.

About the Position 

The Jobs-Plus Career Development Specialist will report to the Jobs-Plus Employment Coordinator. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Jobs-Plus Career Development Specialist include, but are not limited to:

●Provide one-to-one coaching, goal setting and guidance on associated tasks toward goal achievement for low-income families, specifically around goals related to promoting economic mobility.

●Review and conduct detailed career assessments, monitor and document participants’ progress according to individual plans.

●Provide high-quality, individualized career coaching, job readiness assessments and counseling services, including career planning and exploration, to Jobs-Plus members.

●Offer one-on-one services including career readiness activities, job search techniques, resume and cover letter development, interviewing prep and practice, managing workplace culture/employers’ expectations, retention support, and career advancement.

●Work in close collaboration with the Education Specialist to link members to educational and vocational training opportunities and follow up on referrals to our career service partners.

●Provide access to education and job training resources, including vocational training programs, HiSET, and college certificates and degrees.

●Plan, facilitate, and conduct job-readiness and career-related workshops.

●Work collaboratively and coordinate services with the Employment Coordinator, and the Restoration employment team to create, provide, and maintain employment opportunities.

●Responsible for tracking information and outcomes in Restoration’s Database, HRA Salesforce, and any other computerized data tracking system.

●Research and stay proficient in best practices related to coaching clients toward economic mobility.

●Provide reports to the Employment Coordinator on a weekly basis.

Qualifications:

●Proven experience promoting career development and advancement, including knowledge of workforce development, education, and career exploration.

●Ability to engage, assess, motivate, and support participants through the job search and placement process, using advocacy and coaching skills that are compassionate, strengths-based, and non-judgmental

●High degree of cultural sensitivity and ability to work effectively with families from diverse cultural, socio-economic, ethnic and educational backgrounds. Experience working with populations that have experienced trauma and/or crises preferred.

●Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.

●Strong computer skills, including data entry, with solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

●Superior verbal/written English communication skills, including grammatical, editing and proofreading skills

●Demonstrates high quality customer service delivery to Members, employers and other partner organizations.

●Demonstrates experience in workforce development, placing individuals in jobs using a strength-based approach.

●Possesses a high level of emotional intelligence, navigating Member needs and readiness for employment and/or need for additional job readiness coaching or training.

●Ideal Candidates will have a bachelor’s degree with 1 year of workforce development experience or high school with 3+ years of workforce development or customer service experience

●Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as detail oriented, documentation skills.

●Willing and able to work a rotating schedule on weekends and evening to serve working members

●Bi-lingual (Spanish) is preferred but not required.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Jobs-Plus Education Specialist

About the Position 

The Jobs-Plus Care Education Specialist will report to the Jobs-Plus Employment Coordinator. Specific responsibilities and tasks of the Jobs-Plus Education Specialist include, but are not limited to:

● Identify qualified occupational training providers and credentials that will help Jobs-Plus members advance in their careers, especially in the three key sectors of construction, healthcare and technology.

● Manage relationships with external training and educational providers and coordinate delivery of certifications to members.

● Develop and manage relationships with occupational training providers, ensuring that there is a mechanism for a feedback loop on Jobs-Plus Member referrals, including enrollments and completions.

● In close collaboration with the Jobs-Plus Career Development Specialist, identify Jobs-Plus members who require occupational training with high-value credentials, following up with them to encourage enrollment through completion. 

● Support members with enrollment and completion of HSE, college, and occupational programs.

● Work with Career Development Specialists to create, provide, and facilitate training and workshops for members.

● Participate in outreach and recruitment of new customers, conduct customer orientation sessions and facilitate workshops as needed.

● Participate in regular staff meetings, case conferencing, and supervisory sessions.

● Provide weekly reports to the Employment Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS:

● Bachelor’s Degree

● At least five (5) years of successful experience working with low- to moderate-income populations, often with barriers to work and education. 

● Demonstrated experience developing and managing effective and successful partnerships, ideally in training and education. 

● Excellent customer service skills, placing the member first and ability to work with customers from a strength-based approach.

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as documentation skills.

● A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both clients and fellow employees.

● Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse families and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.

● Bi-lingual (Spanish) is preferred but not required.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Lead Care Coordinator

About the Position: Lead Care Coordinator

The Lead Care Coordinator is a mental health professional or social / human services professional responsible for supporting participants on their road to asset building, financial freedom and intergenerational wealth: identifying and working to overcome barriers to employment; goal setting and life planning; referring participants to internal and external resources, programs and other services for if needed; and recording their progress. The Lead Care Coordinator will regularly meet with the participants for individual counseling, and interview them to follow their progress. The Lead Care Coordinator will create and update bio-psycho-social reports of the ongoing history of customer contact, to track customer participation, and to make appropriate referrals for support services as circumstances change. The Lead Care Coordinator will understand how program participants’ behavior can be affected by trauma and stress and to use techniques like motivational interviewing that promote program engagement and mitigate the challenges to cognition and self-regulation that poverty creates. The Lead Care Coordinator will help participants make their own decisions and set their own goals. Along the way, participants strengthen their decision making and self-regulation skills that poverty, trauma, and stress so seriously strain.

The Lead Care Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of EMPath; Economic Mobilities Pathways, including research, structuring implementation, training and ongoing evaluations. The LCC will provide Coaching to various staff members per quarter who have been trained in MH modalities and are expected to use these modalities in their day to day work with clients. Facilitate Direct Practice Observation and feedback on the integration of screening, psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, and mental health first aid. Engage MSW Interns / Care Coordinators and assist with supervision of their duties. Document and track training, ongoing coaching and supervision, care coordination, screening and referrals through monitoring and tracking logs. Facilitate monthly workshops based on underlying issues affecting clients derived from review of aggregate data. Facilitate stress management support group as needed. Table at community events as needed. Represent the company at symposiums or convening as needed.

Qualifications:

●Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatrist, Psychologist; MSW or similar Degree with 4+ years of social work experience

●Experience working with/care coordination counseling consumers in a high volume work environment, particularly in a human services or workforce development

●Previous supervisory experience, strong communication and organization skills, care coordination experience, counseling, case management, computer skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

●The ability to relate well with individuals, ability to motivate, and experience in presenting workshops and working with individuals having one or more barriers to employment including parole and probation.

●A referral network with other human service agencies in the community and can provide intervention services as needed

●Ability to follow instructions well; Adaptable, flexible and a fast learner; Creative and able to meet deadlines; Work well under pressure and goal oriented; Work well within a team concept.

●SIFI certified or willingness to take free SIFI certification upon hire.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Program Coordinator, Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

The Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

In alignment with Restoration’s mission to close the wealth gap in Central Brooklyn, and recognizing the virtuous cycle of health and wealth, the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods aims to change the structural conditions that drive the inequities in chronic disease in Central Brooklyn, focusing on policies, systems and environmental change. Our work directly addresses health, including access to affordable and healthy food, opportunities for an active lifestyle, and mental health and wellness. Moreover, every strategy also addresses the social determinants of health such as neighborhood conditions, employment, business opportunities, finances, transportation, education and/or housing. Since its inception, Restoration has engaged in building healthy neighborhoods and addressing the social determinants of health. We have attracted supermarkets and health facilities to the community and enhanced commercial corridors. Several years ago, Restoration took a more direct approach to addressing health by leading borough efforts to reduce health disparities related to healthy eating, the built environment and active living, and alcohol consumption and tobacco use among communities of color. Highlights of our accomplishments to date include our Farm to Early Care Initiative that has reached nearly 50 early care sites and senior centers and the completion of a feasibility study for the development of a Central Brooklyn Food Hub.

THE POSITION

Reporting directly to the Program Manager of the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, the Program Coordinator will lead Restoration’s Food Hub Pilot efforts and provide support on our larger food system efforts. These efforts include but are not exclusive to partnership engagement activities, convening and leading partnership efforts toward meeting mutually identified goals, and coordinating local supply chain efforts related to development of the food hub pilot. The Coordinator will ensure alignment of the work as part of Restoration’s larger mission and vision as a community development organization to reduce the racial wealth gap.

Responsibilities will include:

●Coordinate all aspect related to the research, engagement, planning, and execution of a Central Brooklyn food hub pilot

●Foster strategic partnerships along the Brooklyn and New York State food value chain in support of Restoration’s food system work

●Organize and facilitate planning sessions, convenings, and partnerships conducting strategic planning and guiding effective plan implementation

●Coordinate all aspects of partnership meetings including developing agenda and invitation, taking notes, and communicating follow up items with networks and partners.

●Develop project work plans, presentations, briefing documents and other materials as needed

●Provide support to Center for Healthy Neighborhood Program Associate, interns, and consultants

●Represent Restoration at meetings, trainings, and local and national conferences as needed

●Assist with tracking and entering relevant program data

●Perform all other appropriate duties as assigned to meet organizations’ dynamic needs

EXPERIENCE / CHARACTERISTICS

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, time management and communications skills. In addition, candidate will have:

●Four-year degree preferred;

●At least 2-3 years of experience working in food systems, community/economic development, and/or community engagement;

●Experience working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, elected officials and staff, private foundations, and/or media;

●Significant knowledge of community food systems, workforce development programs, and/or community development programs;

●Fundraising research, grant writing and reporting experience highly desired; and excellent writing and computer skills;

●Proven project planning and implementation experience and skills;

●Willingness and ability to be flexible and nimble in a dynamic environment.

Willingness to travel throughout Brooklyn and attend meetings and events in evenings and on weekends as needed.

●A track record of working toward racial equity.

Salary: $50,000

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.


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Program Manager, Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

POSITION DESCRIPTION, Partnerships Coordinator, Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

The Center for Healthy Neighborhoods
In alignment with Restoration’s mission to close the wealth gap in Central Brooklyn, and recognizing the virtuous cycle of health and wealth, the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods aims to change the structural conditions that drive the inequities in chronic disease in Central Brooklyn, focusing on policies, systems and environmental change. Our work directly addresses health, including access to affordable and healthy food, opportunities for an active lifestyle, and mental health and wellness. Moreover, every strategy also addresses the social determinants of health such as neighborhood conditions, employment, business opportunities, finances, transportation, education and/or housing.

Since its inception, Restoration has engaged in building healthy neighborhoods and addressing the social determinants of health. We’ve attracted supermarkets and health facilities to the community and enhanced commercial corridors. Several years ago, Restoration took a more direct approach to addressing health by leading borough efforts to reduce health disparities related to healthy eating, the built environment and active living, and alcohol consumption and tobacco use among communities of color. Highlights of our accomplishments to date include our Farm to Early Care Initiative that has reached more than 1,500 preschoolers across thirty early care sites and leadership of the Better Bike Share Partnership, which has led to expansion and increased usage of Citi Bike in Bedford Stuyvesant, and to the development of Citi Bike for All, a Citi Bike discount for SNAP recipients.

THE POSITION
Reporting directly to the VP of Programs, the Program Manager will lead CHN’s program goals related to health and economic development. The Manager will ensure all objectives and goals align with Restoration’s larger mission to disrupt the racial wealth gap in Central Brooklyn, narrowing on the relationship between health and wealth to meet identified targets.

Responsibilities will include:
● Provide leadership to CHN interns, and consultants/sub-contractors.
● Manage Restoration’s involvement in the pre-development and development phases for the Central Brooklyn Food Hub.
● Develop an inventory and map of Central Brooklyn food system participants along with gaps and opportunities for connection to inform food systems efforts.
● Develop, cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in support of Restoration’s food system and transportation work.
● Identify partners, including training and employment partners, to systematically connect individuals to both job opportunities and training and career advancement opportunities.
● Manage internal reporting and reporting for grants, ensuring grant deliverables are met.
● Plan and facilitate a convenings of Central Brooklyn stakeholders to unify efforts and better leverage resources and expertise.
● Represent Restoration at meetings, training and local and national conferences and contribute thought leadership by writing or appearing in publications, peer reviewed journals and written reports.
● Support other tasks as assigned to meet the organization’s dynamic needs.

EXPERIENCE / CHARACTERISTICS
The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, time management and communications skills. In addition, he or she will have:
● Four year degree, and masters degree in public health or urban planning;
● At least 3-5 years of experience working in urban planning, community health, or program development;
● Experience working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, elected officials and staff, private foundations, and media;
● Significant knowledge of programs serving low-income communities, ideally community health, workforce development, and/or community development;
● Fundraising research, grant writing and reporting experience highly desired; and excellent writing and computer skills;
● Proven program planning and implementation experience and skills;
● Willingness and ability to be flexible and nimble in a dynamic environment.
● When safe to do so, willingness to travel throughout Brooklyn and attend meetings and events in evenings and on weekends as needed;
● A track record of working toward racial equity.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume, as well as a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin, Director of Human Resources: hr@restorationplaza.org and health@restorationplaza.org.


JOB TITLE

Training and Placement Director

Job Training and Placement Services

The Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH), a key driver of Restoration’s focus on disrupting the racial wealth gap, strives to advance Black individuals in Brooklyn, by equipping individuals with social support, expanding professional and employer networks to launch careers, and stewarding management of personal finances for long term growth and wealth generation.

Three programmatic units fall within CPFH: Care Coordination, Financial Inclusion, and Training and Placement. The Care Coordination team helps clients improve their mental and physical health through social support benefits, counseling, and mental health screening. Our Financial Inclusion department accelerates upward economic mobility by empowering clients to accumulate net worth. Finally, our Training and Placement team enables financial stability through job placement and career advancement. Workforce development plays a critical role in our mission to close the racial wealth gap in Brooklyn, as we help raise the percentage of residents pursue advanced education/training, and secure high-paying, in-demand employment opportunities with a sustainable career path.

Duties and Responsibilities

Historically, the Center for Personal Financial Health (CPFH) has generated $20M in value for Brooklyn residents through savings, debt reduction, and income by enhancing support for financially vulnerable clients. Our Training and Placement unit has contributed to about ~10M of the income generated in CPFH, by offering job placement and career advancements services to help achieve financial stability. We had achieved over 400 placements across 12 industries annually in the pre-pandemic era. At the height of the pandemic, we hosted our inaugural Breakthrough Technology Fellowship program virtually. Twenty fellows were admitted to the selective program, and all twenty graduated with a job, apprenticeship or internship, earning ~$120,000 on average.

In a pro bono engagement with BSRC, consultants from Bain & Co. developed an actionable plan to grow CPFH’s generated income to $80M. The expansion of our ambitious Training and Placement unit is integral to this vision.

The Director of Training and Placement represents a new position for an energetic leader who will develop a cohesive, outcomes-focused team that will generate strategies to help Brooklyn residents attain jobs which lead to upward mobility. Thus, you must be an action-forward, determined professional with strong leadership, communication, collaboration and multitasking skills.

●In this role, you are responsible not only for overseeing all the programs and services in your department, but also for ensuring smooth collaboration between your team and other departments in CPFH (Care Coordination and Financial Inclusion) and throughout the Corporation. You will build and maintain relationships with education institutions, fellow non-profit organizations, employer partners, government agencies, and other key stakeholders. Your leadership will support the team meeting all department and contractual goals, while ensuring alignment between the team’s targets and BSRC’s strategic priorities as an organization. You will also be responsible for recruiting and stewarding an eager team, currently at about a dozen people with a budget of approximately $2.2M and a plan for aggressive growth in the coming years. As Director, you must empower other leaders within your team by providing them with constructive feedback helping them achieve their professional goals.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above you will:

●Collaborate with the management team to organize department-wide staff meetings, and professional development training to ensure collaboration, information sharing, and uniformity of policies and practices.

●Foster a performance-driven culture to ensure that required deliverables are achieved and data is collected and maintained for all funding partners and internal auditing purposes.

Oversee all department and program budgets, and engage with the finance team on staff allocations, expense tracking, and performance-based income earned.

●Work with supervisors and the development team on proposals, reports, and other fundraising efforts to grow Restoration’s education, training, and placement services.

●Coordinate service delivery with the directors of Care Coordination and Financial Inclusion to ensure continuity of care for individuals served through the Center for Personal Financial Health.

●Represent BSRC’s education, training and placement services within Brooklyn and the wider workforce development community by participating in panels, policy and advocacy events, among other community forums.

Experience and Qualifications

●Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters preferred.

●Strong personnel management and leadership experience with at least five years managing large scale workforce development programs with multiple performance-based contracts and grants.

●Demonstrated ability to support staff to meet program goals and outcomes.

●An entrepreneurial mindset, with an understanding of labor market trends as well as innovations and developments across the workforce development sector, with a desire to increase impact and scale programming.

●Excellent presentation and customer service skills and social skills demonstrative of empathy and support.

●Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to build trusting productive relationships with staff, co-workers, and external partners.

●Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, milestones and be a team-player.

●Ability to take complete ownership of a project from start to end: experience in building, documenting, and implementing processes.

●Flexibility and adaptability to adjust programming and services based on staff and customer feedback and changing workforce landscape.

●Strong digital skills including proficiency with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access & Outlook) as well as CRM management and reporting.

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: Judith Anglin – janglin@restorationplaza.org.