MOMS Community Mental Health Ambassador, MOMS Programs

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.

The MOMS Partnership Model is an evidence-based approach to maternal mental health for under-resourced families. It includes a series of interventions focused on stress management and parenting skills, which are provided in eight-week cycles to small cohorts of women. These courses are informed by cognitive behavioral therapy and aim to build skills for changing mood and behavior. MOMS courses are generally co-taught by two staff, a licensed clinician and a Community Mental Health Ambassador (CMHA), a peer role. CMHAs are mothers who share lived experience with participants and support participants over the course of the curriculum. The model has already proven to be effective in a range of settings in reducing mothers’ depressive symptoms while improving their employment outcomes and ability to support their families.

Position: MOMS Community Mental Health Ambassador

Reports To: Senior Vice President

Location: Evergreen Family Shelter (1144 Evergreen Avenue Bronx, NY 10472)

                  Park Avenue Residence (4607 Park Ave, Bronx NY 10458)

What The MOMS Community Mental Health Ambassador Does:

  • Contributing to outreach/recruitment and engagement to support sufficient enrollment into the local MOMS program.
  • Co-delivering the MOMS intervention(s), such as the MOMS Stress Management Course, typically in coordination with a clinician/mental health professional.
  • Conducting eligibility screening (if applicable) and consenting participants to enroll into the MOMS program, as needed.
  • Providing reminders to participants to attend classes and complete assessments, as needed.
  • Providing homework help sessions, if offered by the local MOMS site.
  • Liaising with local site staff to provide coordination between the MOMS program and other activities/programs occurring within the site/organization.
  • Assisting participants in identifying and accessing other services/resources, as needed.
  • Using an electronic data system to input data such as assessments, attendance, and other program components.
  • Engaging with Elevate in MOMS training and regular meetings (such as, during set-up and implementation and evaluation activities).
  • Maintaining fidelity to the MOMS program model and providing information/data pertaining to fidelity assessment, as requested by Elevate.
  • Conducting other related tasks as necessary for MOMS program set up, implementation and evaluation.

 

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Training or experience in a community health worker role.
  • Experience working with mothers and/or women who are pregnant or caring for children, especially low-income populations.
  • Interest, knowledge, and/or work experience related to adult mental health / maternal mental health.
  • Experience in conducting community outreach or engagement, particularly in the local area.

Compensation: $21.00-$23.00 hourly
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: Part Time
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.