University Settlement's flexible multi-tiered Mental Health Initiative will address the current mental health needs of older adults. Through the multi-tiered, multi-directional approach, the Settlement seeks to increase awareness, provide psychoeducation, mental health counseling and support groups for older adults who walk through University Settlement's doors at various points of entry.
University Settlement is seeking a curriculum development consultant who will work closely with the Senior Program Director for Adult programming to assess, design and implement a disaster preparedness plan for the older adult population.
Employing their experience in psycho-education, the curriculum development consultant will prepare older adults in our community to better handle emergency with either individual or group counseling. This person will educate and help older adults cope with natural disasters by developing and implementing a disaster preparedness plan. Additionally, the consultant will make recommendations on how to develop a multi-session training module
The ideal individual will be knowledgeable about mental health resources related to disaster in lower Manhattan, will have 3-5 years experience working with the Older Adult population, and have demonstrated experience working with people impacted by trauma and disaster.
125 years ago, University Settlement launched an innovative movement that changed New York City and the country. With University Settlement leading, settlement houses established the idea that immigrants and low-income families deserve basic services like quality education, decent housing, access to open space for exercise and health, and support for the aging. They proved that with a little help,... these families could get a foothold on the American dream.Providing social services that give families a helping hand has become part of our national fabric. University Settlement has continued to set the standard and invent best practices for others to follow in America.Today, University Settlement has remained true to its first principle: to strengthen a community, you must strengthen families. And to strengthen a family, you must provide a range of services and support. Not just childcare. Not just after-school programs. Not just education for adults or meals for seniors. Providing integrated services that strengthen a whole family makes all the difference. University Settlement's approach to tackling poverty transforms families. One by one.