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.
Morris Manor Apartments is a building which was developed and is operated by CAMBA Housing Ventures (CHV), an initiative to develop affordable housing for persons with low income and/or with special needs living in Brooklyn and New York City. Morris Manor opened in October 2008 and provides 46 units of affordable/supportive housing building in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. CAMBA, Inc. is the on-site services provider at Morris Manor Apartments. The social services staff is responsible for providing case management and supportive services to the 27 low-income individuals who are seriously and persistently mentally ill and who exited the shelter system. The remaining 18 units are occupied by community residents, who may require some services, and a live in super resides in the final unit.
Position: Case Manager
Reports To: Program Manager
Location: 1247 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11226
What The Case Manager Does:
- Create and maintain tenant files.
- 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.
- Recommend and implement strategies to persuade tenants to participate fully in program related practices.
- Monitor tenants’ progress toward their goals via regularly scheduled telephone contact and/or face-to-face visits, and document via progress notes.
- Conduct service Coordination with tenants and referral organizations to devise/ implement strategies and ensure proper provision of services and resources.
- Discharge 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).
- Schedule appointments for tenant with referral organizations.
- Escort tenants to appointments (educational, medical, social service, etc.)
- Assist tenants in completing applications for benefits and entitlements and process applications on tenants’ behalf.
- Follow-up with tenants after successful completion of their primary goals to assure tenant stability.
- Input tenant data and tenant progress information into automated database.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.)
- Experience working with the Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill (SPMI) population, and/or equivalent experience.
Compensation: $40,000 – $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.