For over four decades PACC has been at the forefront of inclusive, grassroots community development in Central Brooklyn. Today we continue to help build community using three major strategies:

First, we seek to preserve and create affordable housing, because fulfilling the fundamental right to affordable housing is a cornerstone for establishing human well-being, preventing displacement, and enhancing economic, racial, and cultural diversity.

Second, we promote the development of small businesses and vibrant commercial corridors, because economic development creates opportunities for jobs, improves services to our neighborhoods, and otherwise enhances our community as a place to live.

Third, we inform, organize, and galvanize members of the community to oppose unnecessary displacement, to demand accountability from private developers and public officials, and otherwise contribute to the greater good.

POSITION AVAILABLE

For over four decades Pratt Area Community Council (PACC) has been at the forefront of inclusive, grassroots community development in Central Brooklyn. Based in central Brooklyn, PACC has developed and manages approximately 600 units of affordable housing. In 2002, PACC opened newly renovated Gibb Mansion, a 71 unit supportive housing facility in Bedford Stuyvesant to serve people living with HIV/AIDS and formerly homeless persons.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: CHEF

PACC is seeking a full time chef to cook for 71 residents at Gibb Mansion in Brooklyn, New York. Since many of the residents are living with HIV/AIDS and have compromised immune systems, the Chef must be experienced in healthy cooking and knowledgeable of nutritional values. The Chef must be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team approach. He/She will participate in team meetings and work closely with a nutritionist.

Responsibilities:
Cook one meal per day 5 days a week for 71 people;
Manage a kitchen;
Manage the food storage pantry;
Manage an assistant cook;
Plan menus up to 30 days in advance under the supervision of the Director and the Residence Manager;
Maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen; and
Ensure compliance with government rules and regulations governing kitchen and food handling practices.

Qualifications:
Experienced in working with people living with HIV/AIDS;
Have Food Protection Certificate
Experienced in cooking for a large group of people;
Ability to be creative in exploring new cuisines

Salary
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. PACC is an equal opportunity employer.

Hours
11:00AM – 7:00PM

To apply: Please send resume to:

Nicole Lovell
Residence Manager
Department of Social Services
Pratt Area Community Council
218 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Nicole_Lovell@prattarea.org

Department of Social Services
218 Gates Avenue Brooklyn, 11238

Job Description
HIV/AIDS Senior Case Manager, MSW, LMSW

General Description:
The Department of Social Services at Pratt Area Community Council is seeking a qualified social worker for the Senior Case Manager position. Applicant must hold a master’s degree in Social Work and is a LMSW. Under the direction of the Director, the Senior Case Manager will coordinate services for people who are living with HIV/AIDS and mental illness, and supervise three case managers. Experience in working with clients who have dependency on drugs and alcohol is helpful. Additionally, candidate must posses strong written and oral communication skills.

Responsibilities:

Build strong professional relationship with clients

Develop service plan with individual client to overcome challenges on drug and alcohol use and HIV/AIDS social complications

Perform psychosocial assessment on clients

Perform needs assessment on clients

Provide one-on-one counseling

Conduct education/support group

Work with clients’ medical providers and mental health providers for compliance with
treatments

Assist clients in preventing crises

Work with case managers to assist clients achieving goals and objectives of service plan

Conduct weekly supervision with individual case managers

Develop linkages with other mental health programs

Compose monthly reports

Additional Qualifications:
Applicant must be passionate and committed to agency’s mission and experienced in working with people who are living with HIV/AIDS and mental illnesses. He/she must have at least 3 years of supervisory experience. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal, team development, organizational, and management skills. Working knowledge of File Maker Pro is a plus.

Salary:
Excellent benefits. PACC is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply: Please send resume to:

Jeffrey Nguyen, MSW
Director
Department of Social Services
Pratt Area Community Council
218 Gates Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11238

jeffrey_nguyen@prattarea.org

No phone calls please, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

This position will be open until filled.

PACC


201 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
tel: 718.522.2613
fax:718.522.2604