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Client Advocate I, Eviction Prevention Unit

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.​

Located on‑site in HRA Income Support Centers and Job Centers in Brooklyn, CAMBA's Eviction Prevention Unit (EPU) is targeted to 1,500 clients yearly at risk of becoming homeless, whose problems cannot be solved by the general Center staff.  CAMBA's EPU staff members help clients stabilize their housing and financial situations by providing welfare advocacy, assistance applying for housing benefits and other rental arrears assistance, as well as referrals to legal services that will help them resolve problems with government benefits ​and housing.  The program also makes referrals to other needed benefits and services to enhance housing stability, foster self-sufficiency and improve family functioning.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a client liaison with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, social services, legal issues, etc; 
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. and/or equivalent experience.​​
  • Program is located in community-based setting. Client Advocates must be able to adapt to the culture and environment of the location.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish and/or Haitian Creole 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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