Community Health Worker, Initiating Change Around Reproductive Empowerment (iCARE)

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 Initiating Change Around Reproductive Empowerment (iCARE):  Through a grant from the New York State Department of Health, iCARE seeks to address maternal and infant health behavior, supports and service systems across three key life stages: preconception, prenatal/postpartum, and inter-conception.  iCARE provides high need women and infants with services focused on improved maternal and infant health outcomes to the hardest-to-reach populations in the 11203, 11226, 11233 and 11212 communities.

Position: Community Health Worker

Reports To: Supervisor I                    

Location: 2241 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

What The Community Health Worker Does:

  • Conduct outreach to identify high need women and infants from events at community venues, schools, hospitals, clinics, churches, shelters, substance abuse treatment clinics, emergency rooms etc.
  • Plan and utilize creative outreach strategy events (mailings, home visits, presentations, workshops, door-to-door flyer distribution) to motivate participants to agree to use iCARE program services.
  • Plan and facilitate educational presentations to participants, providers and others regarding iCARE and a variety of topics.
  • Conduct initial intake and/or assessment of participants and family situations and needs, and periodic re-assessments.
  • Assist participants in completing all CAMBA intake applications and consent forms.
  • Create and maintain participant files.
  • Manage a small caseload across the life cycle.
  • In collaboration with participants, prepare initial and periodic revisions of service plans, including short-term and long-term goals.
  • Assist participants in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for participants and by making referrals to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA (i.e., physicians and dentists who can assure appropriate care throughout key life stages and support services like WIC and food stamps).
  • Work with participants to overcome barriers/goals, assist participants in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Monitor participants’ progress toward their goals and document via progress notes.
  • Act as liaison and advocate for participants with referral sources regarding participant’s progress related to their education, healthcare, housing issues, etc.
  • Follow-up with participants for a period of time after successful completion of their primary goals to assure their stability.
  • Escort participants to appointments (educational, medical, social service, etc.) and act as translator if necessary.
  • Assist participants in completing applications (i.e., assist with gathering documentation) for benefits and entitlements (i.e., health insurance), process applications on participants’ behalf and follow-up to ensure enrollment.
  • Provide all required data and narrative information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports in a timely manner.
  • Recommend closing of cases in which participants 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 area).
  • Prepare discharge plan.
  • May participate in Case Conferences.
  • May prepare and/or translate marketing materials for the program.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • High School diploma or GED and 4 years of applicable experience or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Some evenings and/or weekends may be required.

Compensation: -$35,000-$40,000 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)-
: 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.