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Community Health Worker, Maternal Infant Health

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CAMBA
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Brooklyn, NY

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.

CAMBA’s MIH program promotes African American and Latina women’s health before, during and after pregnancy. The program provides women ages 13-50 years old with health screenings, one on one health counseling, group educational health workshops and case management. Services provided at our office location and in the home.

 Position: Community Health Worker

Reports To: Assistant Program Director

Location: 21 Snyder Avenue Brooklyn NY 11226

What The Community Health Worker Does:

The person filling this position is expected to aid individuals and/or families requiring social service assistance (i.e., accessing and enrolling in preventative and primary health care services). Interview and evaluate applicants for services, formulate service plans and goals, and aid participants to implement service plans. Locate and make use of appropriate community resources for participants. Evaluate actual living conditions of participants through home visits; including the following:

  • Manage a small caseload of clients for case management support.
  • In collaboration with participants, prepare initial and periodic revisions of service plans, including short-term and long-term goals.
  • Assist participants in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for participants and by making referrals to appropriate services
  • Work with participants to overcome barriers/goals, assist participants in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Monitor participants’ progress toward their goals and document via progress notes.
  • Act as liaison and advocate for participants with referral sources regarding participant’s progress related to their education, healthcare, housing issues, etc.
  • Follow-up with participants for a period of time after successful completion of their primary goals to assure their stability.
  • Escort participants to appointments (educational, medical, social service, etc.) and act as translator if necessary.
  • Assist participants in completing applications (i.e., assist with gathering documentation) for benefits and entitlements (i.e., health insurance), process applications on participants’ behalf and follow-up to ensure enrollment.
  • Provide all required data and narrative information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports in a timely manner.
  • Recommend closing of cases in which participants have: (a) achieved primary goals and have maintained stability for a period of months; or, (b) have not demonstrated a willingness to participate in the process (lost-to-service); or, (c) have become ineligible for services (e.g. moved out of area).
  • Prepare discharge plan.
  • May participate in Case Conferences.
  • May prepare and/or translate marketing materials for the program.
  • May recommend and implement strategies to persuade participants to participate more fully in the program.
  • May schedule appointments for client with referral organizations.
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over a period of time.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED and 4 years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Some evenings and/or weekends may be required,


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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly


Location

21 Snyder Avenue, 21, Brooklyn, NY 11226

How to Apply

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