Housing Specialist, Park Avenue Family Residence
Posted on: November 22, 2021
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 Park Avenue Residence is funded by New York City Department
of Homeless Services and offers families a supportive, structured
therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility. It provides
comprehensive case management services to 63 families who are in a
transitional residence program for homeless families.
Position: Housing Specialist
Reports To: Director of Social Services
Location: 4607 Park Avenue Bronx, NY 10458
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
- Bi-lingual preferred.
Keywords: CAMBA, New Rochelle , Housing Specialist, Park Avenue Family Residence, Other , Bronx, New York
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