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 MIH (Maternal Infant Health Outcomes) program promotes African American and Latina women’s health before, during and after pregnancy. The program provides women ages 13-50 years old with health screenings, one on one health counseling, group educational health workshops, and case management. Services are provided within the MIH program’s office location and in the home.
Position: Community Health Worker
Reports To: Supervisor I
Location: 21 Snyder Avenue Brooklyn NY 11226
What The Community Health Worker Does:
- Conduct outreach to identify high need women and infants from events at community venues, schools, hospitals, clinics, churches, shelters, substance abuse treatment clinics, emergency rooms etc.
- Facilitate educational presentations to participants, providers and others regarding MIH program and a variety of health topics using approved curriculum.
- Enter client data and services provided into database monthly.
- Conduct initial intake and/or assessment of participants and family situations and needs, and periodic re-assessments.
- Manage a small caseload of clients for case management support.
- Assist participants in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for participants and by making referrals to appropriate services.
- Work with participants to overcome barriers/goals, assist participants in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
- Act as liaison and advocate for participants with referral sources regarding participant’s progress related to their education, healthcare, housing issues, etc.
- Provide all required data and narrative information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports in a timely manner.
- Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
- Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over a period of time.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- High School Diploma or GED and 4 years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
- Some evenings and/or weekends may be required.