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Client Advocate II Housing Specialist

CAMBA’s The Kings Inn Family Shelter is funded by New York City Department of Homeless Services and offers families a supportive, structured therapeutic, safe, and drug-free facility.  It provides comprehensive case management services to 100 families who are in a transitional residence program for homeless families.  The two story facility has rooms of various sizes, common areas and provides on-site security and social services. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The person filling this position is expected to:

  • Assist case managers by being a client liaison with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, social services, legal issues, etc housing and public benefits;
  • Assist clients in attaining their Housing and Entitlements related goals by identifying and locating community resources for clients and by making referrals to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.
  • Establishing linkages with community-based organizations, realtors, brokers and landlords.
  • Assist clients in completing applications for benefits and entitlements, and may process applications on clients' behalf. 
  • Develop curriculum to address shelter residents’ Housing, Independent Living Skills and Entitlement related needs including, permanent housing search process and options.
  • Develop a series of monthly Housing readiness workshops.
  • Develop and maintain a Bulletin Board that serves to provide relevant Housing related information
  • Provide individualized and group counseling on housing and entitlement related topics.

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

High school diploma or G.E.D and two years of applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.

​OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Must sign NYC DOH/MH attestation stating that candidate has not been the subject of a founded child abuse report.​​

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