MICA Specialist, Park Slope Shelter for Women

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 five single adult homeless shelters and one single adult drop-in center, 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 permanent and/or supported housing.The Park Slope Shelter for Women located at the Park Slope Armory in Brooklyn serves 100 MICA women.

Position: Mica Specialist

Reports To: Assistant Program Manager

Location: Park Slope Shelter for Women (1402 Eighth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215)

What The Mica Specialist  Does:

The person filling this position is expected, under general supervision, to: (1) provide individual and/or group counseling services to assist individuals to achieve effective personal development and adjustment; and, (2) counsel clients in dealing with such issues as behavior, educational progress, family dynamics, mental and physical health, housing, personal finances, substance abuse, mental and/or physical trauma; (3)Engage individuals requiring social service assistance; Interview and evaluate clients, formulate Independent Living Plans and goals ;(4) Locate and refer to appropriate community resources for clients.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Master’s Degree or related field and/or equivalent experience. (A license is required of these Master’s Degrees: Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling (LMHC), Counseling/Guidance, Art Therapy).CASAC preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • 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.