Parent LGBTQ Advocate, Project ALY

Part 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.

Structural-Level Change/Project ALY: CAMBA’s Project ALY consists of two components to promote structural change around family acceptance of LGBTQ youth: 1) an intervention that draws on a community identification process, the development and dissemination of role model stories, and group presentations and 2) a social marketing campaign. Both components utilize stories of acceptance from supportive parents and families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) youth and teens in order to change underlying causes of HIV infection among this group. The ultimate goal is to promote parental and familial acceptance of LGBTQ youth, thus increasing self-esteem and self-worth and decreasing risk of future health or mental health problems including HIV infection and substance abuse. By encouraging parents and family members of LGBTQ youth to become role models and share their stories of acceptance, we will help break the silence, remove stigma, and motivate change throughout the community.  Our program targets parents and families of LGBTQ youth, ages 14 to 26, in the Flatbush community, the majority of which are Black or Latino, and surrounding neighborhoods in Central Brooklyn

Position: Parent Advocate/Health Educator 

Reports To: Assistant Program Director

Location: 1259 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11226

What The Parent Advocate/Health Educator Does:

  • Prepare marketing materials for the program.
  • Conduct outreach activities to market the program to the community in order to recruit new clients and re-engage former clients.
  • Follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
  • In collaboration with the counselors, work with clients to break through barriers to client goals and to assist clients in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Contact clients via telephone, mail, and/or face-to-face home and office visits to ensure adherence to program, and document via progress notes.
  • Input client data and client progress information into an automated database.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
  • Create and maintain client files and make copies of all client documents.
  • Conduct initial and ongoing assessments of clients and clients’ families’ situations and needs.
  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate social/peer support events, including group facilitation for clients.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Sufficient education and technical expertise to comprehend written and oral instructions to accomplish tasks; and to document accomplished tasks.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.
  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with parents of LGBT youth.
  • Knowledge about and understanding of the relationship between LGBT youth and their parents / families.
  • Ability to work with the parents and families of LGBT youth to promote family acceptance.

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.