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Client Advocate, Project 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 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.  

    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

    Responsibilities: 
    • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
    • Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
    • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.
    • Conduct outreach to community-based organizations, parent groups, and LGBTQ youth groups that serve the Latino community in order to recruit participants for in-depth interviews, focus groups, and role model stories.
    • Conduct Project ALY educational workshops in Spanish to groups of parents, faith institutions, and staff of schools and community-based organizations.
    • Maintain professional relationships with community partners and confidentiality of individuals engaged through outreach.
    • Communicate effectively with Parent Advocates, supervisors, and funders.  
    • Plan and organize program activities to maximize program contract's goals and performance targets.
    • Work with Parent Advocate to improve work performance through observation, feedback from community engagement, training, and other appropriate mechanisms.
    • Manage own time effectively and coordinate program activities to maximize time of Parent Advocate.
    • Identify and train Parent Advocate.
    • Participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.
    • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or to funders.
    • Prepare marketing materials for the program.
    Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) and/or equivalent experience.
    • Bi-lingual English/Spanish.
    • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.
    EOE:
    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.​​

    *This is a part-time position.

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