Education Program Coordinator, Family Shelters

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 operates six family homeless shelters funded by the New York City Department of Homeless Services.  Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility. CAMBA’s Flagstone Family Center provides comprehensive case management services to 158 families who are in a Tier II transitional residence program for homeless families. CAMBA’s The Kensington Family Shelter provides comprehensive case management services to 64 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families. CAMBA’s The Kings Inn Family Shelter provides comprehensive case management services to 100 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families. CAMBA’s The Landing Family Shelter provides comprehensive case management services to 169 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families. CAMBA’s Park Avenue Family Shelter provides comprehensive case management services to 63 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families. CAMBA’s Evergreen Residence provides comprehensive case management services to 51 families in a transitional residence program for homeless families.

Position: Education Coordinator
Reports To: 
Vice President
Location: 
This position travels between six family homeless shelters located in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.

What The Education Coordinator Does:

  • Communicate with 400 children and their families annually to offer support with school attendance and educational progress at all 6 family shelters
  • On a site by site basis in consultation with the Department of Education (DOE) and shelter staff, to assist families and students access to the support and resources they need to maintain appropriate levels in their education while ensuring attendance success.
  • Identify the children in most need of intensive support services around attendance using DOE data, CARES and shelter staff feedback.
  • Coordinate 70 case conferences with families and the Department of Education to develop individual plans for students struggling with chronic absenteeism.
  • Develop resources and tools (e.g. one-stop website, welcome packets, and on-site visuals) to inform families how to access and get help with WiFi, important academic dates, and educational resources.
  • Create workshop curriculums and leading activities to help provide families with a schedule and structure that can help carry them into the school year that will serve as behavior modification tools to increase attendance.
  • Identify barriers to attendance success through parent/caregiver engagement along with the social service teams at each of the sites.
  • In collaboration with the social service team, conduct screenings, assist in the preparation of independent living plans, including short-term and long-term participant goals.
  • Track attendance along with students identified as Chronically Severally Absent and Chronically Absent on the educational dashboard for all 6 family shelters by utilizing the data from the DOE and CARES attendance report.


Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) and at least 3 years of applicable experience. (M.A. in Education preferred.)

Other Requirements:

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Travel to all Family Shelter sites across various boroughs of New York City required.
  • Must obtain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance, The Register of Substantiated Category One Cases of Abuse or Neglect aka Staff Exclusion List (SEL) clearance and Criminal history information checks via fingerprinting with New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services prior to start of employment.
  • Ability to maintain clearances throughout the duration of employment.
  • Must obtain Annual PPD Test.

 

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.