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Counselor, Women Prevention Services

​​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. 

Women Prevention Services (WPS):  is a client-centered program that aims to provide prevention and other related services focused on women, and in particular women of color, in order to promote improvements in their health status and increases in their overall well-being.  Where possible, the male partners of female participants will also receive prevention services.  Our program will reduce the rate of HIV/STIs among women who are at high risk for infection, provide information and resources to educate women regarding the importance of knowing their HIV status, provide linkages enabling them to learn their status, provide or coordinate referrals for needed clinical and supportive services, provide educational services to assist women in understanding the role of STIs in HIV transmission, and to assist women and, when possible, their partners to obtain needed clinical, legal, domestic violence, housing, psychological, and social services. The program will operate three evidence-based interventions:  WILLOW (Women Involved in Life Living with Other Women), VOICES (Video Opportunities for Condom Education and Safer Sex) and Healthy Relationships. In addition, the program will provide Navigation and Retention Services.

Responsibilities: 

  • Persuade referred clients to schedule initial appointment with Counselor.
  • Review all documentation establishing clients' eligibility for program and makes file copies.
  • Assist clients in completing all CAMBA intake applications and forms.
  • Create and maintain client files and make file copies.
  • Conduct initial assessment of clients and/or clients' families.
  • Consult with others both inside and outside of CAMBA to determine causes of client problems and effect solutions.
  • With clients' and/or client families' agreement, arrange for medical, psychiatric, educational and other tests and examinations that may disclose causes of client difficulties and indicate remedial measures.
  • Lead group counseling sessions to assist individuals to identify and understand the impact of risky lifestyle behaviors.
  • Attempt to alter clients' and/or their families' attitudes and risky behavior that cause or aggravate problems by conducting evidence based interventions.
  • Recommend changes to effect remedies.
  • Assist clients in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for clients and by making referrals to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.
  • Follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
  • Periodically reassesses client's behaviors changes.
  • Recommend closing of cases in which clients have: (a) completed interventions; or, (b) have not demonstrated a willingness to participate in the process (lost-to-service); or, (c) have become ineligible for services (e.g. moved out of area).
  • Assist the Program Supervisor with reaching out and marketing the program to the community in order to recruit participants.
  • May act as client liaison/client advocate with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, legal issues, etc.
  • Input client data and client progress information into automated database.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A., B.S.W.) in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field and three years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred. 
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.​​​​​​

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