Case Manager, Park Avenue Family Residence

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.

CAMBA operates 6 single adult shelters and 6 family shelters and one drop in center. Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  Homeless (often mentally-ill and substance-abusing) men and women are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into to permanent and/or supported housing.

CAMBA’s Park Avenue Residence is funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services and offers families a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  It provides comprehensive case management services to 63 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families.

Position: Case Manager

Reports To: Assistant Program Manager 

Location: 4607 Park Avenue Bronx, NY 10458

What the Case Manager Does:

  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with clients’ and client confidentiality in order to engage them in case management services.
  • Review all documentation establishing clients’ eligibility for program and make file copies.
  • Create and maintain client files.
  • Input client data and client progress information into CARES database.
  • Conduct initial intake and psycho-social assessment of clients and clients’ families’ needs and periodic re-assessments.
  • In collaboration with clients, prepare initial and periodic revisions of independent living plans including short-term and long-term client goals.
  • Assist clients in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for clients.
  • Refer clients to permanent housing opportunities and appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.
  • Schedule appointments for clients with referral organizations.
  • Escort clients to appointments (i.e.-housing, entitlements, educational, medical, social service, etc.).
  • Assist clients in completing applications for benefits and entitlements, and/or process applications on clients’ behalf.
  • 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.
  • Follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
  • Act as client liaison/client advocate with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, legal issues, etc.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
  • May 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).
  • May follow-up with clients for a period of time after successful completion of their primary goals to assure client stability.
  • May complete Relocation Case Review (RCS) for referral for aftercare services.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) and/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Must obtain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance, The Register of Substantiated Category One Cases of Abuse or Neglect aka Staff Exclusion List (SEL) clearance and Criminal history information checks via fingerprinting with New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services prior to start of employment.
  • Ability to maintain clearances throughout the duration of employment.
  • May be required to become First Aid/CPR certified.
  • May be required to become certified in overdose prevention.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.

Compensation: $41,000-$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 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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