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.
The Castleton Program is a one-on-one case management information and referral service for residents of Castleton and the surrounding St. George area in Staten Island, New York.
Position: Case Worker
Reports To: Program Manager
Location: 185 Saint Mark’s Place, Staten Island, NY 10301
What The Case Worker Does:
- Review all documentation establishing tenants’ eligibility for program and make file copies.
- Conduct building outreach in order to recruit participants to the program.
- Institute/continue programming services for the residents in the buildings
- Plan and utilize creative outreach strategy events to motivate participants to use the Castleton program services.
- Create and maintain tenant files.
- Conduct initial intake and assessment of tenants and tenants’ families’ needs and periodic re-assessments, as necessary.
- 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 to tenant goals and to assist tenants in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
- Recommend and implement strategies to persuade tenants to participate more fully in this process.
- Document tenants’ progress toward their goals via progress notes.
- Attend local coalition groups pertaining to social services, as necessary.
- Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
- May recommend closing of 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).
- May act as tenant liaison/tenant advocate with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, legal issues, etc.
- May schedule appointments for tenant with referral organizations.
- May assist tenants in completing applications for benefits and entitlements.
- May evaluate actual living conditions of tenants through home visits.
- May prepare approved marketing materials for the program.
- May prescreen tenants over the telephone for eligibility and may schedule intake appointments.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) and/or equivalent experience.
- Flexible hours may be needed occasionally to provide outreach and/or shift coverage.
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.