BRC
  • Transit Homeless Outreach
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full time employees receive a generous benefits package


MAKE AN IMPACT

Are you looking to make a positive impact on the lives of those in your community? At BRC, our staff help New Yorkers experiencing homelessness reclaim their lives by providing a hand up, offering opportunities for health and self-sufficiency, and restoring hope and dignity.

Each and every BRC staff member makes heroic contributions to our city, providing vital services in times of crisis and need. Through our commitment to employee wellbeing and development, BRC provides a workplace where staff can achieve their goals, make a difference with our clients, and grow personally and professionally. BRC is committed to a safe and healthy workplace: we provide PPE to all employees and enforce temperature monitoring and physical distancing best practices across our programs.

Today, we have over 1000 full-time, part-time, and per-diem positions located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. Come and learn why 95% of BRC employees report that they would recommend BRC as a good place to work, and join us in building a more caring and compassionate city.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Jointly funded by the Department of Homeless Services and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, BRC's Transit Homeless Outreach staff members operate throughout the transit system 24 hours a day. Through this program, which BRC has operated since 2005 and significantly expanded in 2014, BRC provides outreach and case management services to humanely assist homeless individuals to permanently relocate from MTA properties. The program serves the New York City metropolitan area, including the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Clients of Transit Homeless Outreach are engaged and assessed with the goal of connecting them with housing and essential services.


HOURS:

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

  1. Tuesday - Saturday; 2:00p - 10:30p
  2. Sunday - Thursday; 11:00p - 7:30a



DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervise assigned staff. Serve as the lead mental health clinician for the shift or team. Responsible for performing assessments on mentally ill and MICA clients encountered in the field. Train Outreach Specialists in the basic elements of the Mental Status Exam. Responsible for making critical clinical decisions regarding outreach strategies, handling of client crisis, care coordination, Responsible for crisis intervention during assigned shift. Provide individual and group clinical supervision to Outreach Specialists. May be asked to have flexibility in scheduling depending on overall team needs. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Fire Safety and First Aid/CPR certification or the ability to pass test to acquire these credentials required.Related duties as assigned.



QUALIFICATIONS:

LMSW and be able to get 9.58 removal designation. Experience with homeless, street/subway homeless and MICA population strongly preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Must have valid state license. Basic computer literacy required. Bilingual prefered including Spanish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Korean or other language.

Fire Safety and First Aid/CPR certification or the ability to pass test to acquire these credentials required.



BENEFITS

BRC takes the health, safety, and wellbeing of our employees seriously. Employees are eligible for health insurance and paid sick time benefits immediately upon starting work. In addition, full time employees receive a generous benefits package, including:

  1. Competitive health and dental plans, with coverage is available for your spouse, domestic partner, and dependents.
  2. A minimum of 3 weeks paid vacation, 11 paid holidays, and additional paid sick and personal time. A 403(b) pension plan with a matching benefit paid by BRC.
  3. Tuition assistance and many training opportunities for career development.
  4. Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are available so employees can set aside pre-tax dollars for healthcare, transit and childcare.



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