Case Manager, Rising Up Men’s Shelter

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 Rising Up Men’s Shelter is a 141 bed men’s employment shelter located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. This shelter will provide an array of services with a strong focus on connections for residents to achieve stable employment to lead to permanent housing.

Position: Case Manager

Reports To: Supervisor II (Clinical)     

Location: 39 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211  

What The Case Manager Does:

  • Conduct initial intake and assessment of clients’ needs and periodic re-assessments.
  • Create and maintain client electronic and paper files.
  • Prepare initial psychosocial evaluation and update according to regulations.
  • Obtain and maintain relevant documentation and release forms from clients (i.e., birth certificate, proof of income, medical documents, release of Personal Health Information, etc.).
  • In collaboration with clients, conduct periodic revisions of independent living plans including short-term and long-term client goals.
  • Assist clients in attaining their goals by identifying community resources and by referring clients to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA (i.e., On-site medical services and psychiatric services, etc.).
  • Work with clients to break through barriers to their goal(s) attainment.
  • Provide support, training and coordination with the other social services staff.
  • Assist clients in advocating for themselves in order to gain housing stability.
  • Recommend and implement strategies to persuade clients to participate fully in the process in order to transition into permanent housing.
  • Monitor clients’ progress toward their goals via regularly scheduled face-to-face contacts/sessions.
  • Document all client encounters via progress notes using DHS CARES Database and printout notes for client’s paper file.
  • Ensure CARES Database is updated to reflect client request for services (i.e., car fare, appointments, passes, referrals, etc.).
  • Follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
  • May act as client liaison/client advocate with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, legal issues, etc.
  • May schedule appointments for client with referral organizations.
  • May escort clients to appointments (educational, medical, social service, etc.)

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

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

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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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