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CAMBA operates homeless shelters funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services. Each shelter offers clients a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility. Homeless men and women are provided with comprehensive services to stabilize their condition in order to successfully transition into to permanent and/or supported housing. CAMBA’s Park Slope Women’s Shelter serves 100 MICA (mentally ill chemical abusing) women.
Position: Housing Specialist
Reports To: Director of Social Services
Location: 1402 8th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215
What the Housing Specialist Does:
The Housing Specialist will interview and evaluate clients and formulate Independent living plans and aid client to implement goals, locate and make use of appropriate community resources for clients and serve as a liaison with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, social services, legal issues, etc. This person will also assist clients in attaining their Housing and Entitlements related goals by identifying and referring clients to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA., conduct housing search efforts for each housing ready client on caseload monthly (i.e., referrals to housing providers, contact landlords, search for apartment listings, etc.), and develop curriculum to address shelter residents’ Housing, Independent Living Skills and Entitlement related needs including, permanent housing search process and option, amongst other important tasks.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) and two years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
Must obtain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance, The Register of Substantiated Category One Cases of Abuse or Neglect aka Staff Exclusion List (SEL) clearance and Criminal History information checks via fingerprinting with New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services prior to start of employment.
Ability to maintain clearances throughout the duration of employment.