Housing Specialist, Park Slope 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 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.

Park Slope Women’s Shelter serves 100 MICA women.

Position: Housing Specialist 

Reports To:  Director of Social Services

Location: 1402 8th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215

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.

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.