Social Service Supervisor, Park Slope Women’s Shelter

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 operates five homeless shelters funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services.  Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  Homeless (often mentally-ill and substance-abusing) men and women are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into to permanent and/or supported housing.  Specifically, CAMBA’s Atlantic House Men’s Shelter located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn serves 200 single men at any given time.  The majority of these clients are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse.  The Park Slope Shelter for Women serves 100 MICA (mentally ill chemical abusing) women at the Park Slope Armory in Brooklyn. The Broadway House Women’s Shelter in Bushwick serves 165 women, approximately 37 of whom are mentally ill and chemically addicted. The Gathering Place is a Brooklyn Drop-In Center serving 125 homeless men and women 18 years and older. CAMBA’s Opportunity House (COH) is a 62 bed men’s general population shelter funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services located in downtown Brooklyn.  COH offers clients a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  Homeless men are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into to permanent and/or supported housing. .  CAMBA’s Magnolia House is located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn serves 200 single women at any given time.  The majority of these clients are diagnosed with mental illness, some dually with chemical addictions as well. CAMBA’s Rising Up Men’s Shelter is a 141 bed men’s employment shelter located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. This shelter will provide an array of services with a strong focus on connections for residents to achieve stable employment to lead to permanent housing

Position: Social Service Supervisor

Reports To: Assistant Program Director

Location: 1402 Eighth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

What the Social Service Supervisor Does:

  • Ensure the smooth day-to-day running and supervision of social services staff and services in accordance with program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, direct reporting staff, peers, supervisors, and funders.
  • Provide training and support to staff and team members regarding psychoeducation, mental health assessments and other techniques (i.e., motivational interviewing).
  • Serve as a liaison and develop linkage agreements with other community-based organizations and local mental health service providers, as necessary.
  • Ensure that all direct reporting staff completes all necessary case management documentations including housing applications, ILP, and referrals to providers as required
  • Troubleshoot client and direct reporting staff program problems and make decisions in accordance with program policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Conduct and document one-on-on supervision of direct reporting staff to assess and improve work performance i.e. identify training needs, professional development etc.
  • Ensure that all client charting documentation are up-to-date and reflect services provided such as service plans, re-certifications and psychiatric assessments.
  • Assist with the development of program content to address residents needs related to housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health and employment.
  • Provide assistance, interventions and follow-up in regards to critical incidents with clients.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Licensed Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor or Licensed Master’s Degree in Counseling/Guidance and 2 years of supervisory experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Supervisory experience a must.

 

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.