Case Manager, Homelessness Prevention Initiative (HPI) (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. 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.

HomeBase- is a CAMBA program that provides case management and essential services to those 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.

Homelessness Prevention Initiative (HomeBase) is a CAMBA program that 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.

Position: Case Manager

Reports To: Program Manager  

Location: 1117 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213

                   1958 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233

What The Case Manager Does:

  • Prescreen clients over the telephone for eligibility and may schedule intake appointments.
  • Conduct initial intake or assessment of clients and clients’ families and/or periodic reassessments.
  • Review all documentation establishing clients’ eligibility for program and make file copies.
  • Assist clients in completing all CAMBA intake applications and forms.
  • Refer clients to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.
  • Follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
  • Evaluate actual living conditions of clients through home visits/ inspections.
  • Prepare marketing materials for the program.
  • Input client data and client progress information into automated database.
  • Reach out and market the program to the community in order to recruit clients.
  • Create and maintain client files, hard copy and electronic.
  • Work with clients to break through barriers to client goals and to assist clients in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Recommend and implement strategies to persuade clients to participate more fully in this process.
  • Monitor clients’ progress toward their goals (dates achieved) via regularly scheduled telephone contact and/or face-to-face home and office visits, and document via progress notes.
  • Recommend closing of cases in which clients have: (a) achieved primary goals and have maintained stability for a period of months; or, (b) have not demonstrated a willingness to participate in the process (lost-to-service); or, (c) have become ineligible for services (e.g. moved out of area).
  • Meet daily/ weekly/ monthly goals and tasks as assigned and according to funder guidelines.
  • Complete and submit subsidy applications and requests for financial assistance.
  • 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/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, New York City Housing and Public Assistance

Compensation: $47,000-$51,000 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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