Young Adult Health Educator, VPIS –Department of Criminal Justice (DCJS) Sexual Assault Prevention Services

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’s Violence Prevention and Intervention Services (VPIS) serve victims of violent crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault and/or those affected by violence.  VPIS provides clients with assistance in processing Crime Victims Board Compensation Claims; individual and group counseling; support groups, housing assistance, emergency assistance, advocacy, information and referral services; and access to a Brooklyn-based 24-hour (7-day a week) rape crisis counseling hotline.  Utilizing a family-centered and strength-based approach, teens, adults, seniors, immigrant women and their families affected by violence or facing potentially violent situations can also access a broad range of violence intervention, prevention and education services where they will demonstrate the ability to recognize, diffuse, and/or avoid violent situations.

Position: Young Adult Health Educator

Reports To: Program Manager

Location: 955 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

What The Young Adult Health Educator Does:

The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to: (1) Facilitate classes using the Safe Dates curricula; and (2) instruct “at-risk” young adults

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (e.g., B.A.) in Social Work, Psychology and other health related field and one year of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Must obtain Dept. of Education fingerprint clearance;
  • Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
  • Experience working with youth in diverse ethnic and cultural communities.
  • Ability to facilitate discussion/ teach class to youth in various settings
  • Ability to discuss topics on safe dating, safety planning and available resources.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends
  • Experience developing and preparing presentations and educational materials.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics and issues of rape and sexual assault and domestic violence is helpful.
  • Knowledge of Word Processing Software, Spreadsheet software and Internet software.

Compensation: $45k – 48K annually
Status: –Full-time (35 hours per week) 
: 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.

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