Engagement Coordinator, Magnolia House Women’s Shelter

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 operates 6 single adult shelters and 6 family shelters and one drop in center. Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  Homeless (often mentally-ill and substance-abusing) men and women are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into to permanent and/or supported housing.

CAMBA’s Magnolia House Women’s Shelter, located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, serves 200 single women at any given time. The majority of these clients are diagnosed with mental illness, some dually with chemical addictions as well. CAMBA operates Magnolia House and other homeless shelters funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services. Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility. Homeless (often mentally-ill and substance-abusing) men and women are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into to permanent and/or supported housing.

Position: Engagement Coordinator

Reports To: Assistant Program Director

Location: 1424 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233             ​

What the Engagement Coordinator Does:

  • Communicate effectively with clients, direct reporting staff, peers, supervisors, and funders.
  • Provide direct interventions with the clients that are culturally appropriate and take into account the client’s communication styles, values and life experiences.
  • Provide non-direct interventions that support the shelter team and increase communication between functions.
  • Conduct and document one-on-one supervision with one or more of the following staff; Recreation Coordinator, Adult Literacy Specialist, Peer Counselors and the Employment Specialist in order to engage clients with the skills to obtain employment or enroll in vocational training programs with the ultimate goal to secure housing.
  • Reinforce, support and integrate trauma-informed care, de-escalation techniques and motivational interviewing interventions.
  • Track and analyze incidents and assist in incident debriefings including; providing crisis management assistance, interventions, and follow up with clients who have patterns of maladaptive behaviors, and education for staff on how to manage incidents from a trauma-informed perspective.

Minimum Education/Experience Required :

  • Bachelor’s degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) and two years of applicable experience; Master’s Degree preferred. (A license is required of these Master’s Degrees: Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling, Counseling/Guidance, Art Therapy).

Other Requirements :

  • May be required to become First Aid/CPR certified.
  • May be required to become certified in overdose prevention.
  • Obtain Train the Trainer CPI certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention within 90 days of hire
  • Obtain NYS Peer Specialist Certification within 90 days of hire
  • Bi-lingual preferred.

Compensation: $50,000 – $55,000 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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