Career Pathways Navigator/ Adult Education Instructor, Homebase

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, where all children and adults have access to the resources and support 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.

CAMBA’s HomeBase Program provides case management and essential services to at-risk individuals and families in Brooklyn and Staten Island to prevent homelessness. Individuals and families receive services that help them overcome problems with public benefits, housing, education, health care and other issues that could impede their ability to maintain stable households. To decrease the likelihood of clients experiencing another housing crisis in the future, Forward Focus supports clients in identifying their own goals for personal success and partners with them, providing individualized coaching to improve their executive functioning and presentation skills as competitive job applicants, assess potential career pathways and access educational and vocational training opportunities to gain skills in their field of interest in order to ultimately advance their employment options and earning power.

Position: Career Pathways Navigator / Adult Education Instructor

Reports to: Program Manager

Location: 120 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY 10301

What the Career Pathways Navigator / Adult Education Instructor does:

  • Conduct client intake and orientation, clearly communicating the purpose and structure of the workforce and educational program, as well as expectations regarding benefits and responsibilities.
  • Support the National External Diploma Program (NEDP) by tutoring individuals in targeted academic areas as needed to pursue a High School Equivalency diploma.
  • Proctor entrance exams and evaluate subject areas while maintaining confidentiality and security of materials.
  • Familiarize clients with career, educational, and training resources while developing a timely career track congruent with students’ chosen pursuits.
  • Research and develop partnerships with community organizations, training and educational providers, employers, local businesses, and CAMBA in-house programs.
  • Provide personalized services to remove barriers to engagement, motivate, and encourage.
  • Differentiate instructional style to improve client’s fundamental understand of the material.
  • Prepare periodic written assessments and document clients’ progress.

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) and/or equivalent experience.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills with high energy and motivation to work with people from a broad range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of adult education strategies and a willingness to adapt instruction to meet varied needs.
  • Organized with a close attention to detail, strong record keeping and computer skills.
  • Must be flexible, have a collaborative approach and be a team player.
  • Familiarity with the NYS workforce development, education, and training landscape a plus.

Compensation: $46,000 – $50,000/annually
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 a City contractor that provides services where employees can be expected to physically interact with members of the public. All CAMBA staff are subject to the City’s October 21, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, whether they have direct involvement with members of the public, or they support others who have direct involvement.

All new hires must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. If you are offered employment at CAMBA, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is received and approved by CAMBA.