Housing Specialist, Park Avenue Family Residence

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 Park Avenue Residence is funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services and offers families a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  It provides comprehensive case management services to 63 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families.

Position: Housing Specialist

Reports To: Director of Social Services

Location: 4607 Park Avenue Bronx, NY 10458

What The Housing Specialist Does:
The Housing Specialist will interview and evaluate clients and formulate Independent living plans and aid client to implement goals, locate and make use of appropriate community resources for clients and serve as a liaison with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, social services, legal issues, etc. This person will also assist clients in attaining their Housing and Entitlements related goals by identifying and referring clients to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA., conduct housing search efforts for each housing ready client on caseload monthly (i.e., referrals to housing providers, contact landlords, search for apartment listings, etc.), and develop curriculum to address shelter residents’ Housing, Independent Living Skills and Entitlement related needs including, permanent housing search process and option, amongst other important tasks.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) 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.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.

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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