Community Health Worker, Food FARMacy at Home Project

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.

CAMBA’s Food FARMacy Project, in collaboration with NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist (NYP), is a new, year-long effort to reduce food insecurity for Brooklyn residents with children ages 0-5.  This program will provide additional food to 100 families including families referred to the program by NYP.  CAMBA will enroll eligible families including undocumented families.  Interested families will be screened for food insecurity.  For 3 months, participants will receive nutritious food packages delivered to their home by Tangelo twice per month and then for 6 months they will receive once per month.  Participants will ordered their food through the Tangelo app or by calling Tangelo directly.  Participants will be required to meet with the CHW and work towards the goals of the program.

Position: Community Health Worker
Reports To: Program Director
Location: 1259 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226

What the Community Health Worker Does:

The part-time CHW will work to identify families to enroll in the program; screen families for eligibility: assist participants with using the Tangelo app; connect them to other resources such as SNAP benefits; participate in meetings; and work on program evaluation.  This position will require on-site work and will have direct client contact. This is an essential worker position that will not work remotely. The person filling this position is expected to:

  • Work as part of a CAMBA / NY Presbyterian team to ensure that eligible Brooklyn families receive food delivered directly to their home by Tangelo
  • connect eligible participants to additional resources that also reduce food insecurity and other issues that they are facing
  • Conduct outreach and discuss the program’s benefits with potential eligible clients to determine interest.
  • Screen potential participants for eligibility and enroll appropriate participants into the program.
  • Screen for eligibility for Public Benefits such as Public Assistance and Food Stamps, health insurance, Covid-19 benefits, etc.).
  • Help to participants to order food from Tangelo for delivery to their homes.
  • Provide low threshold case management to participants to connect them to needed resources.
  • Refer participants for additional services to CAMBA, NY Presbyterian and other community based services, as necessary.
  • Monitor clients’ progress in the program and record notes in the case record.
  • Attend all NYP CHALK (Choosing Health Lifestyles for Kids) food insecurity meetings.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. and/OR
  • At least one year of experience providing case management or outreach services and/or general customer services.
  • Possibly have lived experience with food insecurity

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons facing food insecurity, health related and other issues.
  • Knowledge of community resources and sensitivity toward persons facing food insecurity.
  • Follow all HIPAA privacy rules as they relate to personal health information and documentation
  • Some evenings and/or weekends may be required.

 

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.