Client Advocate I, Justice Involved Supported Housing Initiative and Transitional Care Coordination
CAMBA's Justice Involved Supported Housing Initiative (JISH) provides 30 units of scattered site supportive housing to homeless individuals with a probable mental health illness and/or a substance use disorder, with recent histories of cycling through the NYC criminal justice and shelter system. CAMBA's Transitional Care Coordination (TCC) program will link 72 individuals to housing and primary medical care. Program staff members, along with each client, will develop a coordinated service plan that will ensure that the client is connected to a wide range of services including, but not limited to, medical, mental health, housing, and substance abuse treatment services and has access to public benefits and other supportive services. When necessary, staff will also accompany clients to medical and other appointments to ensure that their medical and other needs (e.g. housing) are being met.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The person filling this position is expected, under close supervision, to: (1) assist by being a client liaison with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, social services, legal issues, etc; (2) 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.
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
High school diploma or G.E.D. and/or equivalent experience.
Knowledge about, understanding of, and ability to work closely with, persons with a history of persistent mental illness and/or history of drug use/addiction.
Peer Recovery Training Certification preferred.