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Career Adviser I, Refugee Services/Matching Grant Workforce Development

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

CAMBA's comprehensive Workforce Development and Refugee Services programs annually provide over 3,800 low income community members with employment, education, training, benefits access, financial literacy and English language services. CAMBA specializes in assisting those with special barriers to employment including low skilled workers, long-term unemployed, immigrants and refugees, limited English speakers, formerly homeless, seniors, formerly incarcerated, trauma survivors and victims of human trafficking. These programs are performance-based, and success is measured by meeting enrollment, employment placement, training, retention and case management goals. As an affiliate of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, the Matching Grant Program provides successful participants with a cash grant for up to three months, equal to or greater than a Public Assistance cash grant, as an incentive for going to work and avoiding public assistance. Participants receive intensive case management, job placement and English language training. The Refugee Services programs provide job training, placement and transitional support services to refugees and asylees during their 60 months of eligibility in the United States to help with any impediments to employment and self-sufficiency.

Responsibilities

  • Interview and evaluate applicants for services, formulate service plans and goals, and aid clients to implement service plans; 
  • To be clients' primary motivator and coordinator of program services;
  • Locate and make use of appropriate community resources for clients;
  • Assist clients in eliminating barriers to education/employment by making referrals to appropriate services within and outside CAMBA.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (e. g., B.A., B.S.W.) and/or equivalent experience. 
  • Bilingual (Mandarin, French, Spanish Nepali and/or Tibetan preferred). 
  • Experience working with refugees and/or asylees 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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