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Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Mental Health and Wellness Program for For-Hire Vehicle Drivers

The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) is a nonprofit affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) bringing together app-based drivers in New York City to win better pay, benefits, and dignity on the job. We believe in the power of collective action to win change. Since our launch in 2016, our campaigns have put millions of dollars in drivers pockets, first through a campaign that established the right to be able to accept tips through apps, and next through landmark regulations that will establish the first-ever pay floor in the industry.

We now seek to build on this foundation of economic gains with a new initiative to promote mental health and wellness amongst For-Hire Vehicle drivers in partnership with the Black Car Fund. Our Mental Health and Wellness Program will provide a lifeline for drivers who are in crisis, and support drivers with a suite of preventative measures including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, counseling, guidance in accessing social services, as well as financial planning, ESL, and Know Your Rights classes.

We seek a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to join our team. The right candidate will have a can-do attitude and a passion for helping immigrant workers gain power to transform reality through collective action.

Responsibilities are as follows:

Qualifications:

Compensation:

Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to erik@drivingguild.org. Application closes November 9th.

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Psychologist for Mental Health and Wellness Program for For-Hire Vehicle Drivers

The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) is a nonprofit affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) bringing together app-based drivers in New York City to win better pay, benefits, and dignity on the job. We believe in the power of collective action to win change. Since our launch in 2016, our campaigns have put millions of dollars in drivers pockets, first through a campaign that established the right to be able to accept tips through apps, and next through landmark regulations that will establish the first-ever pay floor in the industry.

We now seek to build on this foundation of economic gains with a new initiative to promote mental health and wellness amongst For-Hire Vehicle drivers in partnership with the Black Car Fund. Our Mental Health and Wellness Program will provide a lifeline for drivers who are in crisis, and support drivers with a suite of preventative measures including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, counseling, guidance in accessing social services, as well as financial planning, ESL, and Know Your Rights classes.

We seek a psychologist to join our team. The right candidate will have a can-do attitude and a passion for helping immigrant workers gain power to transform reality through collective action.

Responsibilities:

• Offer regular counseling to drivers who need ongoing support due to varying mental health issues, but most commonly: depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, and PTSD;
• Manage a caseload of around 10-20 drivers;
• Co-develop curriculum with the Education Director and staff social worker around mental health and wellness;
• Offer trainings for drivers and leaders in the driving community around mental wellness and stress management
• Field calls from drivers who are in crisis;
• Develop relationships with religious and cultural leaders who drivers may reach out to when they are in crisis;
• Train leaders within and outside the organization on best practices when talking with a driver who is in crisis or needs counseling;
• Work closely with other members of the Mental Health and Wellness Team to track key metrics of program effectiveness;
• Think creatively and collaborate with staff to adapt program focus as-needed.

Qualifications:
• A PsyD or a PhD in Psychology
• Valid NY state licensure
• 2-5 years clinical experience
• Experience working with working class and marginalized populations
• Labor/community organizing experience preferred
• Experience creating and implementing curriculum
• Multilingual strongly preferred
• Passion for social justice

Compensation
• Starting pay $60,000/year with full benefits.

Please send a cover letter and CV or resume to erik@drivingguild.org. Application closes November 9th.

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TLC Universal License 24-Hour Course Instructor

The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) Education Center is seeking an experienced TLC-licensed drivers and union activists to join our team as instructors for the TLC Universal License 24-Hour Course. This class is required for licensure as a TLC driver. The IDG Education Center offers this course to ensure that every new TLC driver is set up for success from their first day on the job. We are particularly interested in applicants who are bilingual in Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, Urdu, and Bengali.

We will train a successful applicant on the curriculum and teaching techniques.

The Independent Drivers Guild is a union nonprofit affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW, Machinists Union) and represent 65,000 app-based For-Hire Vehicle workers in New York City.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Teaching 1-2 courses per month, offered over three 8-hour days, two 12-hour days on Saturday and Sunday, or a sequence of weekday evenings.
• Attending staff meetings and participating in professional development
• Rapidly integrating feedback and new curriculum from classroom observations

Required Qualifications:
• Current TLC-licensed driver
• Minimum six months experience as a labor activist
• Passion for social justice
• Friendly disposition toward students
• Driven to build worker power in the For-Hire Vehicle Industry

Preferred Qualifications
• All of the above and experience as a teacher

This position will report to the Education Programs Director and collaborate with faculty and staff of the IDG Education Center.

Wages and Benefits
• This is a part-time position at up to 60 hours/month.
• Competitive pay.

To apply, please complete the form here.

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Digital and Social Media Organizer

Description:

The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) is seeking an energetic and outgoing individual interested in helping build our organization from the ground up. We are an nonprofit worker organization which is an affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW, Machinists Union) representing 65,000 app-based For-Hire Vehicle workers in New York City.

We are searching for an experienced digital organizer to support on-the-ground organizing through digital channels.

The Digital Organizer position will be responsible for developing a highly engaged online member-base and for amplifying the organizing work being done on the ground. This position requires a passionate, self-managed, ambitious, and hardworking individual who is savvy with online tools.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications and Experience:

To apply please email us your resume, a letter of interest in this position, and two references. This position will report to and collaborate with the Executive Director. This is a salaried position, starting at $50,000.

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Field Organizer

The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) is seeking an energetic and outgoing individual interested in helping build our organization from the ground up. We are an union nonprofit affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW, Machinists Union) and represent 60,000 app-based For-Hire Vehicle workers in New York City.

We are constantly working to recruit more For-Hire Vehicle drivers into our union and develop current membership to become more active. We are searching for an experienced organizer that has 5+ experience of organizing membership and staff.

The Field Organizer position will be responsible for coordinating all levels of outreach for the Independent Drivers Guild. This position requires a high energy, responsible, and organized individual with a passion for social justice.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

This position will report directly to the Chief of Staff.

This is a salaried position, starting at $50,000.

To apply please email us your resume, a letter of interest, and two references.

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Administrative Assistant

The Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) is seeking an energetic and outgoing individual interested in helping build our organization from the ground up. We are a nonprofit affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW, Machinists Union) and represent 50,000 app-based For-Hire Vehicle workers in New York City.

We are seeking an experienced part-time Administrative Assistant to help us keep up with the growth of the union, and better serve our members. The Administrative Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be to:

This position starts at $15 per hour for 24 hours per week, reports to the Executive Director, and starts immediately. To apply, please email us your resume and a letter of interest.