Case Manager, CAMBA’s Justice Involved Supported Housing Initiative (JISH)

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 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.

CAMBA’s Justice Involved Supported Housing Initiative (JISH) provides 30 units of scattered site supportive housing to homeless individuals with a probable mental health illness and/or a substance use disorder, with recent histories of cycling through the NYC criminal justice and shelter system.  Three (3) units will be set aside for direct referrals for individuals entering an Alternative-to-Detention (ADT) and/or Alternative-to-Incarceration (ATI) program.

Position: Case Manager

Reports To: Program Manager

Location: 19 Winthrop Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11225

What the Case Manager Does:

  • Aid individuals and/or families requiring social service assistance.
  • Interview and evaluate applicants for services, formulate service plans and goals, and aid clients to implement service plans.
  • Locate and make use of appropriate community resources for clients.
  • Evaluate actual living conditions of clients though home visits.
  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
  • Review all documentation establishing clients’ eligibility for program and make file copies.
  • Assist clients in completing all CAMBA intake applications and forms.
  • Work with clients to break through barriers to client goals and to assist clients in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (B.S.W) or other human services field and at least one year (1) years of applicable experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience providing enrollment in and coordination of public benefits, linkages to health/mental health services, social services, education/vocational programs and other needed services, counseling, and assistance with daily living skills.
  • Effective communication skills and culturally and linguistically competent.
  • Experience working with the justice involved population.

 

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.