School Outreach Worker, Youth Enrichment Services (YES) (Canarsie High School)

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.

Youth Enrichment Services (YES) engages school-aged youth between 12 and 21 years old in programming and supportive services that change the culture around violence and encourage positive youth development. YES is delivered in and around schools in neighborhoods with a high prevalence of community violence. YES staff actively recruit and engage youth who are vulnerable to system involvement and may be at risk for interpersonal violence or who have experienced community violence.

Position: School Outreach Worker

Reports To: Assistant. Program Director

Location: Canarsie High School (1600 Rockaway Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11236)

What The School Outreach Worker Does:

  • Outreach and market the program within the school.
  • Engage with students during arrival, lunch periods, and dismissal to build relationships.
  • Provide a visible staff presence around the school and on common routes to public transportation during the hours following dismissal, inclusive of at least 1:30pm to 3:00pm in the afternoon.
  • Diffuse conflict between students, engage in conflict mediation and violence interruption activities, and conduct crisis intervention as needed.
  • Coordinate with school administrators, in-school program staff, and the local NYPD precinct to identify hot spots around the school where violence typically occurs.
  • Assist in organizing responses to conflicts that occur in and around the school.
  • Prepare marketing materials and market the program within the school community.
  • Attend and help facilitate social/peer support events.
  • Review all documentation establishing clients’ eligibility for program and make file copies.
  • Assist clients in completing all CAMBA intake applications and forms, and as needed complete applications for benefits and entitlements.
  • 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 office visits and document via progress notes.
  • Recommend closing of cases in which clients have: (a) achieved primary goals and have maintained stability for a period of months; or, (b) have not demonstrated a willingness to participate in the process (lost-to-service); or, (c) have become ineligible for services (e.g. moved out of area).
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
  • As needed conduct client periodic re-assessments.
  • As needed schedule appointments for client with referral organizations.
  • As needed escort clients safely to and from school

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B. S.) and one year of applicable experience, or
  • Associate’s degree (A.S) and two years of applicable experience, or
  • High School Diploma or HSE and three years of applicable experience

Other Requirements:

  • Relevant experience as described above, preferably in a mid-sized (250+ employees) organization.
  • Good written & verbal communication.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong knowledge of the Canarsie community.
  • Flexibility with working a flexible schedule including morning, evening and weekends as needed, and be prepared for various outdoor weather conditions during their workday.

Compensation: $27.47/hour
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: Temp Full-time (35 hours per week) (Contract ends June 30TH 2024)
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.

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