NY COnnects Specialist/ Outreach Coordinator


NY COnnects Specialist/ Outreach Coordinator

Status: Union 1707/ Non- Exempt/ Full- Time
Reports to: Director of NY Connects
Date Posted: 15-Jan-2019
Job Type: Full Time



Under supervision of the Director of NY Connects Brooklyn in accordance with the standards of the social work profession and requirements of the funding source, the Social Worker I – NY Connects Outreach Coordinator worker will:

• Create structured community outreach plans, including project goals and measurements.
• Perform outreach throughout the community, according to the activities projected in the outreach plan.
• Meet with local clergy, lay leaders, community organizations and community stakeholders to educate them about NY Connects.
• Represent NY Connects at local community fairs and outreach events.
• Create marketing materials.
• Must be knowledgeable with regard to government benefits, entitlements and community resources related to long term services and supports.
• Represent NY Connects at community conferences.
• Participate in NY Connects training and program meetings.
• Complete required records, reports and statistics, utilizing computers, if so required.
• As a direct provider of information and assistance, comply with all applicable New York State NY Connects and JASA Standards when interacting with all contacts to NY Connects and performing all other job functions.
• Provide objective and unbiased information and assistance on all long-term care services/supports and provide follow-up with individuals regarding referrals to services made through NY Connects inquiries.
• Conduct the No Wrong Door (NWD) screen with individuals over the phone or in-person, in order to obtain preliminary information about LTSS needs and possible programmatic and/or financial eligibility for various programs including Medicaid.
• Perform such other duties as assigned.
• Work under supervision of JASA’s Director of NY Connects or designee.


• A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Gerontology

Desired Skills and Specifications:
• Strong understanding and knowledge of the long-term care support services systems for people of all ages with disabilities in New York City.
• Familiarity with the older adult and people with disabilities populations.
• Compassionate, culturally sensitive with excellent listening skills.
• Experience with screening and interviewing individuals.
• Capacities to problem - solve and think critically.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including documentation.
• Experience in public speaking.
• Proficiency in computer literacy and web-based systems.
• Bi-lingual (plus).

Subject to Review For Purposes of ADAAA
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To Apply

Email résumé and cover letter to: jobs@jasa.org. Indicate NY COnnects Specialist/ Outreach Coordinator - Brooklyn in subject line.


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New York, NY 10018

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