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Client Advocate I, Structural-Level Change/Project Accept LGBT Youth (ALY)

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 20,000 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. 

Structural Level Change/Project ALY:  CAMBA's Project ALY consists of two components to promote structural change around family acceptance of LGBTQ youth:  1) an intervention that draws on a community identification process, the development and dissemination of role model stories, and group presentations and 2) a social marketing campaign.   Both components utilize stories of acceptance from supportive parents and families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and teens in order to change underlying causes of HIV infection among this group. The ultimate goal is to promote parental and familial acceptance of LGBT youth, thus increasing self-esteem and self-worth and decreasing risk of future health or mental health problems including HIV infection and substance abuse.  By encouraging parents and family members of LGBT youth to become role models and share their stories of acceptance, we will help break the silence, remove stigma, and motivate change throughout the community.  Our program targets parents and families of LGBT youth, ages 14 to 26, in the Flatbush community, the majority of which are Black or Latino, and surrounding neighborhoods in Central Brooklyn.

Position: Client Advocate/Health Educator

Reports To: Supervisor I

Location: 1259 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226  

What The Client Adovcate Does:  

The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running and supervision of program-related peers and services in accordance with all program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. and/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Parent/family member of LGBTQ youth.
  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.
CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.​


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