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, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive. We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in: Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth. CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.
Learning to Work (LTW) for Transfer Schools program provides services to 150-200 students, ages 15-21 who are over-aged for grade, under-credited, and have spent at least one year in another high school to earn a high school diploma and gain valuable vocational and life skills supports. Using the Primary Person Model, each student will have a Career Advocate who will: guide students towards removing barriers toward graduation, engage students in college preparatory activities, provide supportive services, and increase self-direction and self-sufficiency through meaningful career exploration experiences, including subsidized internship placements for 75 students.
Position: Advocate Counselor
Reports To: Supervisor II
Location: Manhattan Location
What The Advocate Counselor Does:
The person filling this position is expected to serve as young adult students’ primary motivator and coordinator of program services; and assist “at-risk” young adult students in eliminating barriers to education/employment.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- Associate’s degree in social work or a related field and applicable experience, Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred.
- Must obtain and maintain Dept. of Education fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
- Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of a public school.
- Bi-lingual English/Spanish, English/Mandarin preferred.
All CAMBA Education and Youth Development staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in compliance with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requirements for DYCD-funded programs.