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.
In July 2016, New York-Presbyterian and our community partners collaborated to develop a comprehensive program to support adults with chronic conditions, as well as their caregivers. The goals of the program are to improve participants’ health and the healthcare experience by providing culturally sensitive community support—enabling them to better access health care, resolve questions and needs between provider visits, and address social issues that may become barriers to achieving good health and quality of life.
Position: Community Health Worker
Reports To: Program Manager
Location: 2244 Church Avenue Brooklyn NY 11235
What The Community Health Worker Does:
- Reports to CBO contact and NYP Program Manager
- Manages designated caseload and meets all stated program goals
- Conducts home visits
- Offers practice based support and information sessions at assigned patient centered medical home, CBO or hospital
- Collaborates with healthcare team throughout the patient centered medical home and hospital
- Completes appropriate documentation of assessments and educational sessions at program intervals using determined collection method
- Maintains organized filing system, and submits all paperwork and documentation to program staff by designated deadline
- Facilitates/hosts 2 community-based workshops per year
- Assists Senior CHW with community events, including workshops and health fairs
- Attends all required staff meetings and trainings
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- 2+ years CHW experience or CHW certificate training completion
- Experience facilitating workshops and providing one on one health support and information preferred
- Comfortable conducting home visits
- Strong interpersonal skills demonstrative of empathy and support
- Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively
- Demonstrate ability to work with families who face exceptional challenge
- Willingness to visit with families in hospital and in the community
- Basic Microsoft Office skills
- Demonstrate administrative experience
- Bilingual Spanish or Creole preferred
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 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.