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.
Dumont Green is a building which was developed and is operated by The Hudson Companies, a for-profit housing developer. This building is a newly constructed 8 story building with 176 affordable rental apartments and a live-in super in the East New York section of Brooklyn. CAMBA will have a master lease for 33 family units and 3 single units. All of CAMBA’s clients will be formerly homeless and referred by DHS. CAMBA will also be the on-site provider per a NY/NY III contract with the NYCDOHMH. The social services staff is responsible for providing case management and supportive services to the 36 low-income, chronically homeless individuals. Rockaway Avenue Supportive Housing Program provides 8 units of supportive housing to families, chronically homeless families, or families at serious risk of becoming chronically homeless, where the head of the household suffers from a substance abuse disorder, a disabling medical condition, or HIV/AIDS. Rugged Cross is a newly constructed 50 unit supportive housing building located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Rugged Cross will provide permanent supportive congregate housing for 27 formerly homeless individuals with special needs including Serious and Persistent Mental Illness, Mental Illness/Chemical Addiction, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse disorders. CAMBA will master lease 27 units in this building and provide on-site case management services.
Position: Case Manager
Reports To: Program Manager
Locations: 1490 Dumont Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208
What the Case Manager Does:
- Aid individuals and/or families requiring social service assistance
- Interview and evaluate tenants and formulate Independent living plans.
- Locate and provide access to appropriate community resources for tenants
- Review all documentation establishing tenants’ eligibility for program and make file copies.
- Create and maintain tenant files.
- Conduct initial intake and assessment of tenants and tenants’ families’ needs and periodic re-assessments.
- In collaboration with tenants, prepare initial and periodic revisions of independent living plans including short-term and long-term tenant goals.
- Assist tenants in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for tenants and by making referrals to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.
- Monitor tenants’ progress toward their goals via regularly scheduled telephone contact and/or face-to-face visits, and document via progress notes.
- Participate in case conferences.
- Follow-up with tenants and with referral organizations regarding tenant contact and progress with referral organization.
- Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) and experience working with the Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill (SPMI) population, and/or equivalent experience.
- Flexible hours may be needed occasionally to provide shift coverage until 8 pm.
- Must obtain, and maintain throughout duration of employment, State Central Registry (SCR) clearance or sign employee attestation if SCR is not available.
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.