Housing Specialist, Flagstone Family Center

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 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 Flagstone Family Center provides comprehensive case management services to 158 families who are in a Tier II transitional residence program for homeless families.  The facility consists of eight (8) four (4) story walk up apartment buildings on the east and west sides of the street.  There will be two main entrances: one for the east side of the street and one for the west.  Each building contains 20 apartments of varying sizes, each fully self-contained.

Position: Housing Specialist

Reports To: Program Director

Location: 196-211 Amboy Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212

 

What The Housing Specialist Does:

  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with clients’ and client confidentiality in order to engage them in case management services.
  • Develop curriculum to address shelter residents’ Housing, Independent Living Skills and Entitlement related needs including, permanent housing search process and options.
  • Develop a series of monthly Housing readiness workshops.
  • Develop and maintain a Bulletin Board that serves to provide relevant Housing related information
  • Provide individualized and group counseling on housing and entitlement related topics.
  • Select appropriate instructional procedures or methods such as individual training, group instruction, self-study, lectures, demonstrations, simulation exercises, role play, and computer-based training.
  • Conduct marketing and outreach presentations regarding the program to recruit clients and resources.
  • In collaboration with the case manager(s), work with clients to break through barriers to client goals and to assist clients in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Monitor clients’ progress toward their goals (i.e., dates achieved) via regularly scheduled telephone contact and/or face-to-face home and office visits, and document via progress notes.
  • Create and maintain client files and make copies of all client documents.
  • Assist case managers to schedule appointments for client with referral organizations.
  • Assist case managers to escort clients to appointments (apartment viewings, public benefits, educational, medical, social service, etc.).
  • Assist clients in completing applications for benefits and entitlements, and may process applications on clients’ behalf.

 

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D and two years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.

 

Other Requirements:

  • 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.

 

Compensation: $43,000-$46,000 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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