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.
PROGRAM: CAMBA’s Cure Violence Program works with 16 – 24 year old at risk youths who are or may have potentially 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: Social Worker
Reports To: Program Manager
Location: 1667 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212
What the Social Worker Does: The person filling this position is expected, under general supervision, to: (1) provide individual and/or group counseling services to assist clients and their families to cope with the impact of gun violence and achieve healthy relationships, emotional stability, personal development and/or adjustment; and (2) counsel clients regarding issues involved with gun violence such as mental and physical health/trauma related issues.
- Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW or LCSW) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and 2 years’ experience working with urban youth (preferably in Brownsville) required. LCSW preferred.
- 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 understanding of, sensitivity and commitment to working with families of youth that have experienced gun related trau
- Counselors should be prepared for various outdoor weather conditions during their regular workday.
Compensation: $65,000 – $75,000 based on experience and credentials
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: –Full-time (35 hours per week)-
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.