CAMBA’s Shelters, temporarily housing single men, women and families, are among the most successful in NYC, resulting in placement of thousands of homeless clients in permanent and transitional housing. Recent increases in capacity, awarded by NYC DHS, have resulted in expanded professional opportunities in these Brooklyn facilities.
Position: MICA Specialist
Reports To: Clinical Supervisor
Location: We have vacancies for this position at
Atlantic House: 2402 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn NY11233
Magnolia House: 1424 Herkimer St Brooklyn NY 11233
What The MICA Specialist Does:
The person filling this position is expected, under general supervision, to: (1) immediately formulate a plan and prepare clients for permanent housing placement; (2) engage individuals requiring social service assistance; (3) interview and evaluate clients, formulate Independent Living Plans and goals; and (4) locate and refer to appropriate community resources for clients; including the following:
Assist clients in reducing/stopping their alcohol and other drug use by identifying and referring clients to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA
Provide individualized counseling on drug and alcohol addiction and related topics such as: behavior, educational progress, family dynamics, mental and physical health, housing, personal finances, substance abuse, mental and/or physical trauma
Develop and facilitate group counseling sessions on drug and alcohol use and related topics (i.e., psychological education, learning triggers, skill development, maintaining sobriety, etc.).
Conduct initial intake psychosocial evaluation and assessment of clients’ needs and periodic re-assessments to determine clients alcohol and other drug use
Create and maintain client electronic and paper files.
In collaboration with clients, conduct periodic revisions of independent living plans including short-term and long-term client goals.
Assist clients in attaining their goals by identifying barriers, community resources and by referring clients to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA (i.e., On-site medical services and psychiatric services, etc.).
Monitor and document clients’ progress toward their goals via regularly scheduled face-to-face contacts/sessions using DHS CARES Database
Ensure CARES Database is updated to reflect client request for services (i.e., car fare, appointments, passes, referrals, etc.).
Follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
Master’s Degree (M.A.) or CASAC required. (A license OR limited permit is required of these Master’s Degrees: Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling (LMHC), Counseling/Guidance, Art Therapy).
May be required to become First Aid/CPR certified.
May be required to become certified in overdose prevention.