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’s Cure Violence Program works with 16 – 24-year-old at-risk youths who are or may have been involved in street violence, community residents, businesses, and community-based organizations to implement Cure Violence: The Campaign to Stop the Shooting. Cure Violence is a public health strategy to reduce and prevent shootings and killings. This program will focus on a defined area identified as a “hot spot” in Brownsville, Brooklyn for shooting violence within the 73rd Precinct. The program works to prevent gun violence by 1) mediating conflicts that may end in gun violence, 2) changing the thinking of individuals who are most at risk of being victims or perpetrators of violence, and 3) working closely with a broad coalition of local partners to promote a visible community-wide message that shooting is unacceptable behavior.
Position: Outreach Worker
Reports To: Assistant Program Manager
Location: 1667 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212
What The Outreach Worker Does:
The person filling this position is expected to:
- Reach out and market the program to the community via street outreach in order to recruit clients.
- Assist in organizing responses to all shootings that occur in the targeted catchment area within 72 hours of receipt of notice of the shooting or killing.
- Prepare marketing materials and market the program to the community.
- Attend and help facilitate social/peer support events (i.e., community events and shooting response meetings, etc).
- Review all documentation establishing clients’ eligibility for the program and make file copies.
- Assist clients in completing all CAMBA intake applications and forms.
- Create and maintain client files.
- Conduct initial intake or assessment of clients and clients’ families and/or periodic reassessments.
- Follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
- Work with clients to break through barriers to client goals and to assist clients in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
- Recommend and implement strategies to persuade clients to participate more fully in this process.
- Act as client liaison/client advocate with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, etc.
- Monitor clients’ progress toward their goals (dates achieved) via regularly scheduled telephone contact and/or face-to-face home and office visits, and document via progress notes.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- High School Diploma and three years of applicable experience, or
- Associate’s degree and two years of applicable experience or
- Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in a related field.
- Equally at home conversing with gang members, community activists, law enforcement personnel, and public officials.
- Subject to a criminal background check and random drug testing.
- No pending criminal cases or prior convictions for sexual assault, child abuse or domestic violence, or history thereof.
- Strong knowledge of the Brownsville community.
- Familiarity with Brownsville 73rd Police Precinct community challenges of teens and young adults there; strongly preferred.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including morning, evening, and weekends as needed.
- Must have an understanding of, sensitivity, and commitment to working with families of youth that have experienced gun-related trauma.
- Case Managers should be prepared for various outdoor weather conditions during their regular workday
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.