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CAMBA’s Atlantic House located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn serves 200 single men at any given time. The majority of these clients are diagnosed with mental illness, some dually with chemical addictions.
Position: Case Manager
Reports To: Clinical Supervisor
Location: 2402 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11233 ?
What The Case Manager 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:
Conduct initial intake, psychosocial evaluation and assessment of clients’ needs and periodic re-assessments of independent living plans including short-term and long-term client goals
Create and maintain client electronic and paper files
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.)
Assist clients in advocating for themselves in order to gain housing stability
Recommend and implement strategies to persuade clients to participate fully in the process in order to transition into permanent housing
Monitor clients’ progress toward their goals via regularly scheduled face-to-face contacts/sessions
Document and update all client encounters via progress notes using DHS CARES Database and printout notes for client’s paper file 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
May act as client liaison/client advocate with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, legal issues, etc.
May schedule and escort client to appointments with referral organizations (educational, medical, social service, etc.)
May assist clients in completing applications for benefits and entitlements and may process applications on clients’ behalf
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience.
May be required to become First Aid/CPR certified
May be required to become certified in overdose prevention