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’s Brooklyn 3D (Drive Down Diabetes) is a diabetes prevention and home self-management program designed to address the widespread prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetes in low-income communities of color in Brooklyn. Brooklyn 3D is a multi-faceted program consisting of the following individual, group, and community level components: diabetes self-management education in the home, including personal training sessions; container gardening workshops; and a social marketing campaign.
The Nutrition Assistant will conduct all aspects of the diabetes home self-management component, including enrolling at least 100 clients who will receive the following services: home and/or zoom visits; knowledge assessments; nutritional counseling (including a review of food in the home and coaching on culturally relevant meal preparation); DSME and behavioral counseling; teaching the proper use of monitoring tools, such as the glucometer and blood-pressure monitor; care coordination with medical providers; linkage to resources addressing key determinants of health, such as food insecurity and housing; and coordination with the program’s personal trainer and gardening consultant
Position: Temporary Nutrition Assistant (until 12/31/23)
Reports To: Supervisor
Location: 1259 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 1122
What The Nutrition Assistant Does:
- Persuade referred clients to schedule initial appointment.
- Review all documentation establishing clients’ eligibility for the program.
- Assist clients in completing all program documentation.
- Create and maintain client files and make file copies.
- Conduct comprehensive in-home and virtual diabetes knowledge and nutritional assessments, service plans and reassessments with clients.
- Conduct diabetes self-management education sessions, including blood pressure, glucose, and BMI self-monitoring.
- Coach clients on healthy meal preparation
- With clients’ and/or client families’ agreement, arrange for medical, psychiatric, educational and other tests and examinations that may disclose causes of client difficulties and indicate remedial measures.
- Coordinate with personal trainer about client fitness needs.
- Coordinates with other providers, including primary care provider.
- Assist clients in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for clients and by making referrals to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.
- Follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
- Help develop diabetes and nutritional education materials. Monitor clients’ progress toward their goals (dates achieved) via regularly scheduled telephone contact and/or office visits, and document via progress notes.
- Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
- 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).
- Input client data and client progress information into automated database.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- AA or BA in Nutrition or a related field.
- Experience working with diabetes;
- Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist preferred
- Bilingual in Spanish or Haitian Creole a plus.
Compensation: -$50,000 annually-
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.