Prevention Coordinator, CAMBA Stars

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 Stars is an Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) funded program that provides drug prevention at P.S. 249 in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. The program, designed for 80 at‑risk youth, offers a structured atmosphere and emphasizes drug prevention, counseling and recreation. Over 400 children are reached with the evidence-based curricula throughout the school year.


Position: Prevention Coordinator

Reports To: Chief Human Resources Officer

Location: 18 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226

What the Prevention Coordinator Does:


  • Prepare and submit the Department of Health School Age Child Care (SACC) licensing application.
  • Implement and oversee the following curriculums with the child program participants: Too Good for Violence, Too Good for Drugs, Positive Action, and PATHS.
  • Prepare the annual OASAS work plan.
  • Upload daily activities (i.e., model program activities for regular and extended program) in WITNYS, a web-based reporting system, by the 15th of each month.
  • Prepare and maintain feeder forms for OASAS/WITNYS reporting on a monthly basis.
  • Coordinate with the prevention counselor and outside consultant for a monthly review of counseling files.
  • Prepare a yearly “end of year assessment” of overall program (evaluation) for OASAS by September of each year.
  • Generate and provide the applications for CAMBA Stars and counseling clients.
  • Facilitate orientation meeting for parents.
  • Track and maintain class ratios as established by the Department of Health.
  • Coordinate staffing for extended program (model programs for other CAMBA programs).
  • Manage the summer program To Good for Violence (TGFV) within the CAMBA Connections program.
  • Plan and organize program activities to maximize program contract’s goals and performance targets.
  • Troubleshoot client and direct reporting staff program problems, and make decisions in accordance with program policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Work with direct reporting staff to improve work performance through client feedback, training, and other appropriate mechanisms.
  • Review all documentation related to students’ progress for accuracy, completeness, and clarity.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (e. g., B.A.) in Education, Psychology, or a related field and two years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience. (M.A. preferred)
  • Must have 2 years direct experience with children less than 13 years of age, including 1 year in a supervisory capacity in a child care program.
  • Must have 18 credits in Early Childhood Education.

Other Requirements:

  • Must become a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) or a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) by the State of New York.
  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and at least two years of experience working with at-risk youth.
  • Ability to work with a comprehensive approach to youth issues, drug prevention, and diversity.
  • Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of a public school.
  • Must be fingerprinted and obtain Criminal History Checks (CHC) with Justice Center for the Protection of Vulnerable People with Special Needs.
  • Must obtain Dept. of Health, Dept. of Education fingerprint clearance; proof of negative results from TB test; and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance.
  • Ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
  • As a Mandated Reporter, you must immediately report suspected incidents/cases of abuse and neglect to the Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline and complete a CAMBA Incident Report.
  • Must obtain 15 hours of professional training annually (as required by Department of Health).


All CAMBA Education and Youth Development staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in compliance with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requirements for DYCD-funded programs.