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HWCLI is hiring! Outreach Specialist


The Health & Welfare Council of Long Island is hiring! 

Job Title: Outreach Specialist

HWCLI seeks an energetic, passionate and socially conscious individual to plan and coordinate outreach and advocacy for Long Island’s vulnerable and at-risk, including recently arrived immigrants. The position includes working directly with agency partners and school districts to foster partnerships as well as working directly with community members to educate and empower them. Specifically, the position provides education and application assistance related to health and nutrition supports.

To view the job description as a PDF, click here.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@hwcli.com

 

Responsibilities:

• Partner with key community stakeholders, such as other human service agencies, school districts, pediatricians and other health care providers to create referral systems to connect clients with services

• Plan, coordinate and conduct presentations and workshops targeting school districts and community locations where community members feel safe and have a trusted relationship

• Assist with an active, committed coalition of agencies looking to address needs of recently arrived immigrants

• Assist clients with SNAP (food stamps) information, prescreening and application assistance

• Assist clients with accessing health care information and resources

• Through direct client interaction, inform HWCLI’s advocacy and policy work

 

Key Skill Sets and Requirements:

• Strong commitment to social justice and HWCLI’s mission

• Strong communication and facilitation skills

• High energy, team player

• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• The ability to juggle multiple tasks at the same time

• Comfortable working with diverse communities and individuals

• Computer Skills

• Minimum of B.A. or B.S. degree. Significant work experience required

• Vehicle required for travel throughout Long Island

• Must be able to work evenings and weekends

• Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) required

• Attend any regularly scheduled sessions for program information, updates, ongoing training and technical support.

• Maintain expertise in eligibility and program specifications

 

The Health & Welfare Council of Long Island is an equal opportunity employer.

 


LatinoJustice is Recruiting a Legal Fellow for Long Island


One of the foremost Latino civil rights organizations in the country, LatinoJustice, is recruiting for a Legal Fellow on Long Island!

They are currently seeking an energetic, motivated self-starter lawyer committed to social justice and workers’ rights for this unique Long Island-centric legal fellowship position with their Latin@s at Work (LAW) Workplace Justice Project.

To view this job description as a PDF, please click here.

 

To apply, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to:
Silvia Orna
Director of Human Resources and Operations
sorna@latinojustice.org
Email subject: Legal Fellow – LI


A Message from HWCLI’s Board Chair, Bob Detor


It is with mixed feelings that I write to announce Gwen O’Shea’s departure from the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island.

Fifteen years ago this month, Gwen O’Shea joined the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island. Ten years ago this year, she was selected as its President/CEO.  During her tenure, she expanded and diversified the organization’s revenue infrastructure.  She reshaped the organization’s governance structure, by-laws, and mission to achieve greater efficiency, transparency, and enhanced active community partnerships.

Gwen oversaw the establishment of the Unmet Needs Roundtable after the Economic Downturn in 2007/2008, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy.  This effort brought more than $10 million in financial support to Long Island individuals and families struggling with their disaster recovery.

During these responses and other initiatives, her work with community partners and government officials at the local, State and Federal level, ensured the voices and concerns of those most at-risk were heard.

I think anyone who has worked with Gwen has found her to be dedicated to the mission, professional and a tenacious advocate for Long Island’s most vulnerable and at-risk.

Gwen’s leadership has been a great benefit to this organization and, undeniably, she will be deeply missed here.

Gwen’s last day with the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island will be on Friday, March 24th.

We will begin the search for her replacement over the next few weeks. Please click here for a copy of the position profile.

On behalf of HWCLI’s Board of Directors, please join me in thanking Gwen for her caring service and wishing her all the best as she assumes her new position as President/CEO of CDCLI, a long-standing partner of HWCLI and a critical part of the Long Island community.


9/28- Early Learning in the Global Economy


The Child Care Council of Nassau’s Annual Meeting is highlighting the Importance of Early Learning in the Global Economy. Taking place on September 28 at the Hofstra University Club, this meeting will be addressing the question: Nassau County is OPEN FOR BUSINESS, but who will mind the store?

This event will feature a keynote speech from Bill Millet and the presentation of the Margo O’Connor Advocate of the Year Award to Elissa Giffords, DSW, LCSW.

For more information, click here.

RSVP to Kristen Weeden by September 23rd, 2016 

kweeden@childcarenassau.org
(516)358-9250 ext 35

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