Case Manager, OMH Supportive Housing Program

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, 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.

Office of Mental Health (OHM) Supported Housing Program: CAMBA’s OMH Supported Housing Program provides a total of 87 units of scattered site housing to individuals. The first program provides 70 units of housing to chronically homeless single adults who are eligible for SSI or SSD, and suffer from Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) or are diagnosed as Mentally Ill and Chemically Addicted (MICA). The second program provides 10 units of housing for SPMI individuals who reside in OMH psychiatric centers, Article 28 inpatient hospitals, residential treatment programs and adult homes. The third program provides 7 units of housing to individuals who are SPMI and have been residents of either OMH Psychiatric Centers or OMH operated residential programs for one year or longer. All apartments are located in Brooklyn. Program clients receive case management services and limited assistance with their utility costs. Clients contribute 30% of their income for rent.

Position: Case Manager
Reports To: Supervisor I
Location: 19 Winthrop Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11226

What The Case Manager Does:

  • Aid individuals and/or families requiring social service assistance.
  • Interview and evaluate applicants for services, formulate service plans and goals, and aid clients to implement service plans.
  • Locate and make use of appropriate community resources for clients.
  • Evaluate actual living conditions of clients though home visits.
  • Follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
  • Work with clients to break through barriers to client goals and to assist clients in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • HS Diploma or GED and four years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Obtain “Criminal History Checks” (CHC) fingerprinting through the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice System).
  • Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
    Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with mental illness and substance abuse.
  • Proven experience working with MICA population.

CAMBA is a City contractor that provides services where employees can be expected to physically interact with members of the public. All CAMBA staff are subject to the City’s October 21, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, whether they have direct involvement with members of the public, or they support others who have direct involvement.
All new hires must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. If you are offered employment at CAMBA, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation is received and approved by CAMBA.