Housing Specialist, 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, 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 20,000 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 Magnolia House 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.

Position: Housing Specialist

Reports To: Clinical Supervisor

Location: 1424 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233             ​

What The Housing Specialist Does:

  • Immediately formulate a plan and prepare clients for permanent housing placement.
  • Engage individuals requiring social service assistance.
  • Interview and evaluate clients, formulate Independent Living Plans and goals.
  • Locate and refer to appropriate community resources for clients.
  • Assist clients in attaining their Housing related goals by identifying and referring clients to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.
  • Conduct housing search efforts for each housing ready client referred (i.e., referrals to housing providers, contact landlords, search for apartment listings, etc.).
  • Develop curriculum to address clients’ Housing and Independent Living related needs including, permanent housing search process and options.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience.
  • May be required to become First Aid/CPR certified
  • May be required to become certified in overdose prevention.
  • Bi-lingual preferred

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.