Case Manager, Morris Manor Apartments

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.

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 I

Reports To: Program Manager

Location: 1247 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

 

What The Case Manager Does:

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
  • Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.
  • 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 related to goals and assist tenants in advocating for themselves and moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • 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.
  • Participate in case conferences.
  • Conduct service Coordination with tenants and referral organizations to devise/ implement strategies and ensure proper provision of services and resources.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
  • 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).
  • Act as tenant liaison/tenant advocate with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, legal issues, etc.
  • 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.
  • Evaluate actual living conditions of tenants through home visits.
  • Input tenant data and tenant progress information into automated database.
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over time.

 

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.)

 

Other Requirements:

  • 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.

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