Community Pathway Worker, School-Based Early Support Program (ACS)

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. CAMBA serves more than 65,000 individuals and families each year, citywide, including almost 13,000 youth. Our 180+ programs in over 100 locations improve the lives of a diverse cross section of New Yorkers. From homelessness prevention in Staten Island to supportive housing in the Bronx; from employment training in Manhattan to after school programs and college access in Brooklyn; from family shelter and support in Queens to increasing affordable housing across the city, CAMBA provides holistic services to help struggling New Yorkers stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient.

CAMBA’s School-Based Early Support Program is a collaborative initiative with ACS designed to empower families and promote children’s well-being within the school environment. This program offers a range of services and supports directly accessible to families through partnerships with local schools.

Position: Community Pathway Worker

Reports To: School Outreach Liaison

Location: 955 Flatbush Ave 4th Floor Brooklyn NY 11226/ Hybrid Remote

What The Community Pathway Worker Does:

  • Conduct outreach activities (school events, information sessions, communication materials) to build relationships with diverse families.
  • Identify at-risk families and educate school staff about the program.
  • Develop and deliver engaging school-based programs (workshops, cultural events, youth events) focused on parenting skills, financial literacy, social-emotional learning, and celebrating diversity.
  • Collaborate with school teams to integrate the program with prevention plans.
  • Keep stakeholders informed through regular communication channels.
  • Build strong relationships with families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Promote program inclusivity and accessibility.
  • Provide School-Based Early Support services to families for 6-12 months, addressing challenges and fostering healthy family environments for children’s school success
  • Conducts frequent and regular casework contact with families, adhering to ACS standards.
  • Documentation for families participating in the community pathway or school-based offerings will be kept offline, outside of child welfare systems of record.
  • Connect families with a full range of services (program, schools, community organizations) and advocate for them with government and private-sector services. Facilitate communication among service providers and provide ongoing support.
  • Advocate for families’ involvement in their children’s education and assist them with meeting basic needs (income, food, housing, transportation) and accessing essential community services.
  • Build trusting relationships and act as a client advocate in various settings (schools, healthcare) to empower clients and connect them with essential resources.
  • Adhere to ACS and program standards to ensure fidelity in delivering the program effectively.
  • Co-facilitate evidence-based parent/caregiver support groups using the Triple P model. This equips parents with positive techniques to manage challenging behaviors and build strong relationships with their children. Ongoing monitoring ensures continued adherence to established standards.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • A Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), or Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with families and children in a community setting.

Other Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to convey respect, compassion, and empathy to clients.
  • Exceptional writing skills for clear, concise, and professional documentation, reports, and communication with various stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Working knowledge of relevant databases and case management systems (a plus).
  • Commitment to cultural competency and anti-oppressive practice.
  • Strong understanding of student support services, including IEPs, 504 plans, and SEL programs.

 

Compensation: $45,000-$48,000 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.

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