Case Planner, School-Based Early Support Program (ACS)

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’s School-Based Early Support Program is a collaborative initiative with ACS designed to empower families and promote children’s well-being within the school environment. This program offers a range of services and supports directly accessible to families through partnerships with local schools.

Position: Case Planner

Reports To: Program Manager

Location: 955 Flatbush Ave 4th Floor Brooklyn NY 11226/ Hybrid Remote

What The Case Planner Does:

  • Conducts outreach activities to engage families, including those who self-refer, and discuss program offerings and expectations. This outreach prioritizes referrals from partner schools, encompassing educators, support staff, and school-based service providers (health and mental health clinics, after-school programs, community school lead organizations, etc.), and extends to the broader community-based organizations (CBOs) and internal CAMBA programs to ensure a holistic approach to family support.
  • Collaborates with referral sources, including schools (educators, support staff, and school-based service providers) and CBOs, to gain a comprehensive understanding of each family’s unique strengths, needs, and priorities, ensuring a good program fit. In this collaboration, informed consent for information sharing is secured from families to facilitate service delivery.
  • Develops individualized support plans in partnership with families. These plans are based on comprehensive assessments that identify families’ strengths, needs, and service requirements.
  • Manages a caseload of 12 clients effectively.
  • Maintains accurate documentation (FASP reports, databases).
  • Prepares reports and participates in program evaluation.
  • Recommends case closure based on guidelines.
  • Participates in case conferences.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • A Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), or Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree

Other Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years of experience working with families and children in a community setting.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to convey respect, compassion, and empathy to clients.
  • Exceptional writing skills for clear, concise, and professional documentation, reports, and communication with various stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Working knowledge of relevant databases and case management systems (a plus).
  • Commitment to cultural competency and anti-oppressive practice.
  • Strong understanding of student support services, including IEPs, 504 plans, and SEL programs.
  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish or Haitian Creole.

Compensation: $47,000-$52,000 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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