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Mental Health Counselor, Highbridge Overlook Supportive Housing Program

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. 

Highbridge Overlook is a building which was developed and is operated by Dunn Development Corp., a private developer.  Highbridge Overlook is a newly constructed residential building located on W 167th street and the corner of Sedgwick Avenue in the Highbridge section of The Bronx.  The project consists of an eleven-story elevator building containing 155 residential units, with 154 units of rental housing and one superintendent's unit. CAMBA, Inc. is the on-site services provider at Highbridge Overlook. Forty apartments, 25% of the units in the building, will be master leased by CAMBA and will house Population A chronically homeless single adults who are diagnosed with SPMI (seriously and persistently mentally ill) or MICA (mentally III and chemically addicted). The remaining 114 units are occupied by community residents, who may require some services.

Position: Mental Health Counselor

Reports To: Program Manager

Location: 240 West 167th Street Bronx, NY 10452

What The Mental Health Counselor Does:  

The person filling this position is expected, under general supervision, to: (1) aid individuals and/or families requiring social service assistance; (2) interview and evaluate tenants and formulate Independent living plans; and (3) locate and provide access to appropriate community resources for tenants.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.
Other Requirements:

  • Must be fingerprinted and obtain Criminal History Checks" (CHC) with Justice Center for the Protection of Vulnerable People with Special Needs.
  • Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
  • As a Mandated Reporter, you must immediately report suspected incidents/cases of abuse and neglect to the Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline at 1-855-373-2122 and complete a CAMBA Incident Report.
  • Flexible hours may be needed occasionally to provide shift coverage until 8 pm. ​

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to submitresumes@CAMBA.org and write "Mental Health Counselor​, Highbridge Overlook" in subject of email.​

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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