Community Health Worker, Food Pantry

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 support 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 Insecurity Project, in collaboration with NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist (NYP), is a new, year-long effort to reduce food insecurity for Brooklyn residents especially due to the COVID-19 virus.  This program will provide additional food to 150-200 families including 50 families referred to the program by NYP.  CAMBA will focus on, but will not limit enrollment to, undocumented individuals and families.  Interested Individuals and families will be screened for food insecurity.  Participants will receive additional food twice per month in order to minimize food shortages in the home and improve health. Participants will also be able to receive care packages and the delivery of food to their homes. Participants will be required to meet with CHWs and work towards the goals of the program.   

Position: Community Health Worker 

Reports To: CAMBA Food Pantry Supervisors and NYP-Brooklyn Methodist Program Supervisor

Location: 21 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

19 Winthrop Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225

What The Community Health Worker Does:

The person in this role will work at as part of Camba/NY Presbyterian team to deliver needed food to Brooklyn Residents determined to be food insecure.  Will distribute food to participants, screen and enroll participants, and provide low-threshold case management services to connect participants to relevant and needed services. This position will require on-site work and will have direct client contact. This is an essential worker position that will not work remotely.

  • Help to prepare food for distribution, distribute food, and coordinate / place food orders and deliveries.
  • Provide 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 towards their service goals; document all interactions with clients via progress notes; and collect and enter data. 
  • Attend all NYP CHALK (Choosing Health Lifestyles for Kids) food insecurity meetings.
  • Collaborate with other NYP team members such as patient navigators, community navigators, social workers, care managers, and care coordinators to improve patient outcomes
  • Participate in all required meetings, including supervisory meetings, with CAMBA and NYP staff.
  • Participate in all program evaluation efforts.    
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports (i.e. client services reports, documentation ticker/ tracking reports, client contact reports, vehicle incident reports).
  • May participate in telehealth visits. 
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over time.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D and/OR
  • At least one year of supervisory experience especially in the area of food delivery, case management, or outreach and enrollment services.

Other Requirments

  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons facing food insecurity , health related and other issues.
  • Follow all HIPAA privacy rules as they relate to personal information and documentations.
  • Some evenings and/or weekends may be required.
  • Bilingual English Spanish or English / Haitian Creole

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.