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.
97 Crooke Avenue (Reverend Dan Ramm Residence) is a building which was developed and is operated by CAMBA Housing Ventures (CHV), an initiative to develop affordable housing for persons with low income and/or with special needs living in Brooklyn and New York City. 97 Crooke Ave opened in March 2012 and provides 53 units of affordable/supportive housing building in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. CAMBA, Inc. is the on-site services provider at 97 Crooke Avenue. The social services staff is responsible for providing case management and supportive services to the 32 low-income individuals who are seriously and persistently mentally ill and who exited the shelter system. The remaining 20 units are occupied by community residents, who may require some services, and a live in super resides in the final unit.
Position: Substance Abuse Specialist
Reports To: Program Manager
Location: 97 Crooke Ave,
Brooklyn, New York 11226
What The Substance Abuse Specialist 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 (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) and experience working with the Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill (SPMI) population, and/or equivalent experience. Other Requirements:
Flexible hours may be needed occasionally to provide shift coverage until 8 pm.
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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CAMBA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTD/TTY equipment via the New York State relay number 1-800-662-1220.