Vice President, The Kensington Family Shelter

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City. CAMBA serves more than 65,000 individuals and families each year, citywide, including almost 13,000 youth. Our 180+ programs in over 100 locations improve the lives of a diverse cross section of New Yorkers. From homelessness prevention in Staten Island to supportive housing in the Bronx; from employment training in Manhattan to after school programs and college access in Brooklyn; from family shelter and support in Queens to increasing affordable housing across the city, CAMBA provides holistic services to help struggling New Yorkers stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient.

CAMBA operates 6 single adult shelters and 6 family shelters and one drop in center. Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility. Homeless (often mentally-ill and substance-abusing) men and women are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into to permanent and/or supported housing.

CAMBA’s The Kensington Family Shelter is funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services and offers families a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility. It provides comprehensive case management services to 64 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families with the goal of moving them to permanent housing. Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured, therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility. Homeless families are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into permanent and/or supported housing. The five story facility has 4 floors plus a basement with rooms of various sizes, common areas and provides on-site security and social services.

Position: Vice President
Reports To: Senior Vice President
Location: 385 McDonald Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11218

What The Vice President Does:
• Clearly communicate both CAMBA’s and funders’ policies, requirements, guidelines, and program performance targets to staff.
• Communicate with peers in other CAMBA shelters and external agencies on issues related to client progress and best program practices.
• Work with all staff to set staff performance targets in accordance with contract requirements.
• Ensure that all direct and subordinate staff complies with CAMBA’s and funders’ polices and rules.
• Oversee all program operations and manage direct reporting program staff and their subordinates.
• Develop and implement Quality Assurance measures to ensure quality service delivery to clients.
• Ensure that all client files and program files are kept in compliance with CAMBA’s and funder’s standards.
• Direct, coordinate, supervise and document programmatic activities facilitated by direct reporting staff.
• Observe staff engaging with clients and/or supervisors and their direct reports.
• Conduct client and program progress reviews with staff.
• Prepare, review and ensure the accuracy and timeliness of, contract reports and statistical information for both CAMBA management and funder use.
• Analyze program and demographic data to make programmatic improvements.
• Conduct regular staff meetings.
• Oversee onsite and organize offsite training opportunities for professional development of staff.
• Ensure that the site meets all regulatory compliance (i.e.-health, DHS, OTDA, Callahan, RSRI, safety, and fire department).
• Ensure that all housing goals, targets, and performance outcomes are met on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis.
• Ensure staff utilization of electronic database and conduct oversight to ensure data integrity.
• Direct and coordinate the hiring and firing of shelter staff (in consultation and agreement with Human Resources).
• Ensure that any disciplinary action taken, regarding staff, is in compliance with CAMBA’s disciplinary policy and procedure.
• Liaison with community leaders and groups to build connections, gain support and troubleshoot issues/concerns.
• Initiate and proactively create solutions to address gaps in shelter services or staff performance (i.e., basic computer training use of technology).
• Address and implement resolutions to client/staff complaints in a timely manner.
• Develop and implement crisis prevention and/or intervention strategies to ensure a safe and secure environment.
• Interact and troubleshoot issues with subcontractors and vendors (i.e.-food, medical, laundry, technology, etc.)
• Review and sign time sheets.
• Supervise, review and approve staff and subordinates’ training, vacation and leave.
• Prepare performance appraisals for direct reporting program staff.
• Participate in staff/funder/community and all outside agency meetings as requested.
• Immediately report to the appropriate Vice President any: monitoring visits or funders’ events; significant events; any incident that might subject CAMBA to liability.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:
• Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) and three to five years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience. Master’s degree preferred. (A license is required of these Master’s Degrees: Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling, Counseling/Guidance, Art Therapy).

Other Requirements:
• Ability to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Compensation: $80,000-$85,000 annually
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

Status: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Benefits: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

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