Homeless Shelter Clinical Care Coordinator – Ronkonkoma, NY

Homeless Shelter Clinical Care Coordinator

Association for Mental Health & Wellness

Ronkonkoma, NY


Homeless Shelter Clinical Care Coordinator

Salary: $52,000 to $55,000

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Ronkonkoma, NY and travel throughout Suffolk County

Availability: Immediate

Position Description:


Mission Statement: “To empower and inspire people of all communities to identify, pursue and sustain healthy, meaningful lives”.

MHAW strives to develop an authentic, diverse workforce that embraces, creates, respects and demonstrates diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in the work environment, towards one another and those we serve. We recognize that our agency is strongest when we all embrace the full spectrum of diversity and experience.  We actively seek to employ a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve.

MHAW is a pro-vaccination agency, and has required all staff to be fully vaccinated and encourages service recipients to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Position: Homeless Shelter Clinical Care Coordinator

Salary:$52,000 to $55,000 per year

Location:Ronkonkoma, NY and travel throughout Suffolk County

Hours:37.5 hours per week

Start Date:Immediately


Position Description/Key Responsibilities:

The Clinical Care Coordinator for the DSS Shelter Project (Clinical Service Interventions to Homeless Persons Program) engages and supports chronically homeless individuals throughout Suffolk County. The Clinical Care Coordinator assists individuals with identifying appropriate, permanent housing or with resolving barriers preventing return to other desired environments, working closely with those served until stable housing has been achieved. The Clinical Care Coordinator serves individuals who have serious mental illness (SMI) and services may include linkage to needed services, monitoring established goals and providing case-specific advocacy. The Clinical Care Coordinator will identify opportunities for client engagement and conduct outreach in venues that HARP-enrolled/eligible clients may utilize such as homeless shelters, jail and forensic service offices, hospitals, and health/behavioral health centers. The Clinical Care Coordinator establishes supportive, helping relationships and works with individuals to achieve improved overall health and social functioning. The Clinical Coordinator oversees and partners with the Peer Navigator who utilizes personal, lived, recovery experience to engage and assist those served by the program. The Clinical Care Coordinator also works closely with MHAW’s Adult Care Management team.


The successful candidate should possess or be quickly able to acquire the following skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent inter-personal communication including the ability to establish empathic, empowering relationships with people who have experienced trauma, psychiatric and substance abuse challenges as well as chronic physical conditions;
  • Strong communication, organizational and computer skills.
  • Understanding of the key elements of recovery and wellness, including the role of family and self-help;
  • Basic knowledge of the public health/mental health system, public entitlement and social service programs;
  • Candidate must be a reliable self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Master’s degree in a human service/health discipline; license preferred, and two years’ experience with assessment, outreach or delivering behavioral health services.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19



Send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in this position to:


Kathy Elfers, Human Resources Director