Case Manager, Apex Place Supportive Housing

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.

Apex Place is a series of 3 residential buildings located in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens.  The project consists of 44 formerly homeless residents in three buildings, arriving as each building leases up; approximately 18 in the first building, 12 in the second and 14 in the third.  with CAMBA, Inc. providing the on-site services.

Position: Case Manager 

Reports To: Program Manager

Location: Building A 62-11 108 Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375;  Building B 108-60 Horace Harding Expressway, Forest Hills, NY 11375; Building C 108-75 62 Drive, Forest Hills, NY 11375

What The Case Manager Does:

  • 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.
  • Work with tenants to break through barriers to tenant goals and to assist tenants in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Recommend and implement strategies to persuade tenants to participate more fully in this process.
  • 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.
  • May recommend closing of cases in which tenants 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 building).
  • May act as tenant liaison/tenant advocate with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, legal issues, etc.
  • May schedule appointments for tenant with referral organizations.
  • May escort tenants to appointments (educational, medical, social service, etc.)
  • May assist tenants in completing applications for benefits and entitlements, and may process applications on tenants’ behalf.
  • May follow-up with tenants for a period of time after successful completion of their primary goals to assure tenant stability.
  • May evaluate actual living conditions of tenants through home visits.
  • May prepare marketing materials for the program.
  • May prescreen tenants over the telephone for eligibility and may schedule intake appointments.
  • May input tenant data and tenant progress information into automated database.

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.

Other Requirements:

  • Must sign NYC DOH/MH attestation stating that candidate has not been the subject of a founded child abuse report.
  • Flexible hours may be needed occasionally to provide shift coverage until 8 pm.

Compensation: $45,000 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 weekly)
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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